Hi all who may be thinking of booking this great hotel. Me and my wife stayed here for 8 days on our first trip to Sri Lanka. On arrival, there was a warm welcome from the staff and during our stay we got to know many of them quite well, like Kumar, Podi, the restaurant staff and the driver for the hotel Massie.
My wife is in a wheelchair which was no problem in this hotel- most amenities are on the ground floor, as was our room.
In addition, I would recommend this hotel and booking any tours from here as we later found out that Kumar can organise these for a good price. Podi (tuk tuk driver) is a very helpful and genuine guy who will take you on a day trip where ever you want to go. We went on a day trip to Galle, stopping off at many places of interest that he knew along the way, and he continued to look after us for the remainder of our stay of 3 weeks in Sri Lanka.
As well as this, the food was great at the hotel and the swimming pool and garden are well looked after. When it was our time to leave Bentota for Yala national park, Kumar (the owner of the hotel) drove us the 4 to 5 hour journey to our next hotel for a good price. He also picked us up in 4 days to take us back to Waskaduwa (to another hotel) which was about 35 mins from Bentota. Unfortunately, when I wanted to go out I found the other tuk tuk drivers outside were charging far too much for short journeys. Therefore, we decided to phone Podi from Hotel Bentota Village and he came the next day to take us out. We knew we would be looked after when we were with Podi.
We also arranged to visit Kandy through Kumar as he was more reasonable than other tour operators. Kumar is a very kind hearted man and a friend to all his staff and guests staying at his hotel.
As we began our trip to Kandy, Podi and Massie picked us up from our hotel in Waskaduwa and drove us there. On the way we stopped at Pinnawela elephant orphanage, and spent the next 2 days in Kandy. Podi and Massie were there to take us to see things as we pleased.
Overall, we could not recommend the staff at Hotel Bentota Village more highly, and cannot wait to go back there again. We truly feel that we have made friends we will stay in contact with upon returning from our holiday. We wish Kumar and his staff all the best in the future.
Scott and Emma
From London, United Kingdom
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- Hotel in Bentota, Sri Lanka star rated luxury Village Hotel. Spacious and sophisticated, each guestroom is outfitted in stylish decor and exotic, native materials. King size bed, fan, TV, bathroom, telephone, air-condition, garden view balcony, hot / cold water, mini bar. ... more less
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