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AVANI Bentota Resort and Spa

AVANI Bentota Resort and Spa

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1721 Reviews
Guide Price £1,059 per person
Based on 14 November 18 departure from London Heathrow flying with Sri Lankan Airlines, staying for 7 nights bed and breakfast in a Superior Room (2 adults sharing) including return private transfers.
Our guide price gives you an idea of how much to budget for a stay at this hotel. The price will vary based on exchange rates, and your choice of room type, departure date, airline and cabin class, and any additional extras you’d like to add to your holiday.

A prime location for romance and relaxation

Located on the golden shores of Bentota, one of the most beautiful stretches of beach in Sri Lanka, the AVANI Bentota Resort and Spa is an attractive hotel designed by famous architect Geoffrey Bawa. Originally themed on an 18th century Dutch village, it is a sanctuary of relaxation offering a contemporary holiday experience; well-appointed and modern rooms with complimentary Wi-Fi and ocean views and two smart yet laidback restaurants offering international, Sri Lankan, and Asian delights. Treat yourself to a spa treatment after relaxing by one of the two pools, or take a bit of time out of the sun with a refreshing drink at the bar.

  • Lavish spa with a treatment room for couples
  • Prime beachfront location
  • Contemporary interiors throughout
  • A short walk from Bentota

Top Tips from our Experts

Omkar

Destination Specialist

"Standard rooms have a terrace with direct access to the gardens" 

Hotel Features

Hotel Category

Trusted

Location Type

Beach
  • Check-in Time:
    15:00
  • Check-out Time:
    11:00
  • 75 rooms
  • Approx. 3 hours 30 minutes from Colombo Airport.
  • Floors have lift access

Main Facilities

  • Fitness facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Watersports
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • H&J Recommended

Board Basis Options

  • Half Board
  • Bed & Breakfast

For Families

  • Kid's Pool
Location Highlights

AVANI Bentota Resort and Spa

  • Beach
  • Approx. 3 hours 30 minutes from Colombo Airport.
1721 Reviews 79% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 870
  • Very Good 559
  • Average 185
  • Poor 57
  • Terrible 50

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness

Reviews

Sep 16, 2018

Service with smiles!!!

Hashan, and his associates, Pramodya,Sulochana, and Gayan are exceptional staff in the restaurant section... Their unfailing attention to our needs and unflagging service to all guests, is a tribute to Sri Lanka n hospitality. Well done guys!!
Sep 13, 2018

Fantastic place

Salisbury

I don't usually read the 5* reviews as the cynic in me wonders if they're genuine but I promise that we are real guests and the Avani deserves a 5* rating. We have just returned from a 10 day stay and had a fantastic time there. The hotel looks great, has lots of character and is really well laid out - we loved the Geoffrey Bawa design. I disagree with a previous comment about it needing modernisation as everything worked well and it would be a shame to lose any of it's charm. We were greeted on our arrival with towels and drinks from Jayantha and that set the tone for our stay - he was friendly, helpful, efficient and knowledgeable. We upgraded to a superior room and it was lovely - big bed, good air conditioning, spacious, clean and had a terrace which led to the pool. The breakfast buffet was excellent and there was something for everyone. We also ate on the beach on our first night and had the biggest seafood bbq I've ever seen. Yes there are traders on the beach but when we said 'no thank you' they were fine and left us alone. The Loft bar was brilliant for sundowners and nightcaps. I think that we were unusual in that we just stayed in the one place but it worked really well as it's a great base to travel from and it also meant that the staff got to know us. We were greeted at breakfast with a pot of loose leaf tea as they'd seen how we made our tea in the morning, and Thilaka and John at The Loft got to know our cocktail orders. We also found that the cleaners had left our rooms with towels shaped like elephants and peacocks on a couple of mornings. It was also great to be able to do yoga in the mornings as well. Some people might not like the noise of the train as the station is right beside the hotel but we thought this added to it's charm and it was fantastic to be able to travel to Galle for £1.50 return for 2 people! We did have a query about our bill as some charges showed four our room on the TV bill but when I asked for a printed out our actual bill was fine. We'd definitely recommend the Avani as a fantastic place to stay and would love to return there someday. Debbie and Clive
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AVANI Bentota Resort and Spa

Facilities

Two Swimming Pools

There are two sparkling swimming pools at the resort, with sun loungers alongside them so you can look forward to some quality time in the sun.

Entertainment Programme

There is an eclectic mix of live entertainment in the evenings, with jazz music and local Sri Lankan shows.

Fitness Room

Whether you want a quick cardio workout before breakfast or some resistance training in the afternoon, the resort's fitness room offers all the equipment you need to fit in some exercise during the day.

Spa

An environment of pure relaxation, the spa is home to four therapy rooms and one for couples. Offering ayurvedic treatments through to massages and pedicures, there is every excuse to treat yourself this holiday. Restrictions: Reservations required. Subject to additional charges.

Daily Activities

Whether it be a cerebral game of chess or a quick fire table tennis match, there is plenty to do during the day. Try a local tabletop game of carom, head for the beach for volleyball, or book an excursion and explore the tropical locality. Restrictions: Excursions subject to additional charge, payable locally.

Water Sports Centre

A nearby water sports centre offers you the chance to experience the thrills of jet skiing and para scooters, wake boarding, water skiing, and snorkelling in the waters of Bentota. Restrictions:Additional charges apply, payable at the centre.

AVANI Bentota Resort and Spa

Room Types

Superior room

Standard Room

With clean contemporary interiors and a balcony which offers views onto the resort and ocean beyond, these rooms are made for relaxation. There is a a double bed, rain shower, complimentary Wi-Fi, a minibar, and an LCD TV with DVD player so you can unwind with a film in the evening.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
Superior room

Superior Room

Slightly more spacious than the Standard Rooms, these rooms come with the option of a rollaway bed suitable for an extra adult. The modern interiors are warm and comfortable and the furnished balcony has views of the ocean. Amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi, a minibar, and rain shower.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Deluxe Room

Spacious and well-appointed, the Deluxe Rooms come with small lounge areas and full or partial ocean views from a balcony or terrace. They have a bath and rain shower in the bathroom, are perfect for families, featuring a double bed and have space for two extra rollaway beds. There is an espresso machine, complimentary Wi-Fi, a minibar, and an LCD TV with DVD player.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
AVANI Bentota Resort and Spa

Food & Drink

Lobby

Chatters Bar

Welcoming you for drinks and snacks during the day and into the late night, Chatters Bar is a chilled out lounge where you can expect to find your favourite mixed drinks, refreshments, and even a cellar area with a humidor.

Breeze Restaurant

Showcasing the best of Sri Lankan and international flavours, the main restaurant offers buffets and set menus throughout the day. Taste something new from live cooking stations, then sit back and relax either on the terrace or the air-conditioned interior.

Frangipani Restaurant

Frangipani is the resort's pan-Asian à la carte restaurant, open just for dinner. With a smart yet laidback environment, it welcomes you to enjoy delicious food and exquisite wines, with views onto the pool and beach. Restrictions: Subject to additional charge.

Private Dining

For something altogether more special, make a reservation at the hotel for private dining and you can enjoy a delicious gourmet set menu on the beach, under the stars, just for you. Restrictions: Available on request. Additional charges apply.

Board Basis Options

Bed & Breakfast

FOOD: Breakfast from the buffet of Breeze Restaurant each morning.

Half Board

FOOD: Breakfast and Dinner at Breeze Restaurant daily.

All Inclusive

FOOD: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at Breeze Restaurant daily.

ULTRA ALL INCLUSIVE:

FOOD: Breakfast from the buffetat Breeze Restaurant daily, followed by lunch from a buffet (select days) or 3-course set menu, and dinner from an international buffet or 4-course set menu. Dinner at Frangipani once per week. Afternoon tea at Chatters Bar between 16:00pm and 18:00pm daily - including tea or coffee with a selection of mini sandwiches, cakes and cookies.

DRINK: Including soft drinks, local beer and spirits, selected cocktails, and wine by the glass from Chatters or Breeze daily from 10:00am to 22:00pm. Bottled drinking water at meal times.

OTHER: A 50-minute spa treatment is available per person per stay for guests staying a minimum of 5 nights. 2 pieces of laundry per person per stay.

AVANI Bentota Resort and Spa

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