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“Real escape at a magnificent place”
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Mangrove Escapes
Ranked #18 of 24 Hotels in Bentota
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
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“Real escape at a magnificent place”
Reviewed 28 November 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for three nights, would ha loved to stay longer. Mangrove Escapes is more like a Villa. Situated at the Bentota River it is overlooking undisturbed greenery up to the horizon. With clear visibility I was able to see Adams Peak at a distance. Reaching the place from Airport Colombo in a bit more than two hours it was a real escape to tranquility and relaxation. Rooms are big with very nice decoration, A/C or fan , very nice mattresses are available. Three pools, a Yoga hall, an Ayurveda Centre, a Restaurant, a very nice done garden made it a real relaxing stay. I liked the hanging beds spread over the Place. Especially the one near the Rooftop - infinity Pool was my favourite. Staff was overwhelming friendly and helpful, Food was excellent.

Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 18 November 2013

We stayed at the hotel for a short break but felt we had been away for a long time. The place is small enough to feel like you are staying in someone's home but everyone is respectful of your privacy so able to fully relax and enjoy the experience - the perfect combination. The staff were genuine and happy to help - and the chocolate pudding was too good. When we first arrived the quiet was unnerving (we have a 3year old so quiet is something we've forgotten)but by day two we were converted and the only interruptions were bird song, a gentle tinkle of the bell of a small cow who wandered around the grounds and the laughter of our daughter. With 3 pools almost all to herself, she was spoilt for choice, but the firm favourite was the roof top infinity pool. Sri Lanka has amazing beaches but it is definitely worth turning inland to experience the calm oasis of Mangrove Escapes.

Room Tip: all amazing - some with rocks protruding into the room - all ensuite, with a balcony and with beauti...
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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Reviewed 14 October 2013

On an impulse I traveled to Mangrove Escapes for a much needed break ! When I reached the property I was blown away by the sheer magnificence of the rooms nestled in the backdrop of the forest! They were lovely rooms and the one I stayed in still had part of a rock formation that was part of the terrain.
The hospitality and love shown to me by the wonderful staff made me feel really welcome and at home. Adding to this were the amazing 4 course gourmet meals that were being served to me while I sat and looked out at the glorious view along with the infinity pools.
The only downer about being in this environment are the mosquitoes and insects but the establishment were very supportive with the repellents and all.
A highlight for me was the fairly short drive to the Bentota beach where I would go and watch the sunsets over a cuppa.

Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
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Thank Mamta S
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New Delhi, India
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Reviewed 14 October 2013

Truly an oasis. A definite return trip is on the cards. The river cruises, search for the Salties (Crocs) and Food & Beverage Experience here has been one of the finest that I have in this wonderful Island.

Room Tip: The superior bungalows with a private sit-out are perfect for those looking at a few days of RNR.
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Mangrove Escapes
Address: Yakhahagodawatta - Horrawala, Bentota 80500, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle District > Bentota
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 24 Hotels in Bentota
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Mangrove Escapes 4.5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mangrove Escapes is for the discerning traveller. Horrawala, where we are located, is part of a reserved bio-sphere (Mangroves) on the Bentota River. An oasis bustling with life, a region that takes you back a few generations, a pace that makes life more meaningful and action that promises to take your breath away. Be prepared to convert to a Twitcher, a Crocodile Dundee, a Lepidopterist, a Tropical Forest Conservator, an Angler, an Astronomer or a Srilankan Masterchef! Mangrove promises to change you, a little bit atleast, forever. ... more   less 
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