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Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa

Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa

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2596 Reviews
Guide Price £959 per person
Based on 14 May 19 departure from London Gatwick flying with Emirates, staying for 7 nights half board 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 slice of luxury between the river and the sea

Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa enjoys a unique position on a peninsula, between the Indian Ocean and Bentota River; a truly picturesque Sri Lankan setting. It offers luxurious modern rooms and suites and a great choice of dining, including fresh seafood, local flavours and International cuisine. Families and couples are welcome, with kids' clubs and babysitting available and a lavish spa where a range of treatments are offered. Spend days river kayaking and snorkelling in the sea, or relaxing in the ocean facing pool with a drink from the swim-up bar. 

Half board is accompanied by a maximum 3 hour open bar with meals (lunch or dinner) from the time you arrive into the restaurant. The open bar includes standard drinks such as non alcoholic, beer, local spirits only.

  • Picturesque river and ocean setting
  • Children's clubs and babysitting available
  • Luxurious spa offering couples' treatments
  • Plenty of water sports to try

Top Tips from our Experts

John

Destination Specialist

This hotel offers great watersports facilites. I would recommend booking them in advance since they are so popular and time slots fill up quickly. 

Hotel Features

Hotel Category

Deluxe
  • Check-in Time:
    15:00
  • Check-out Time:
    12:00
  • 165 rooms
  • Approx. 1 hour 40 minutes from Colombo Airport

Main Facilities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Watersports
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • H&J Recommended

Board Basis Options

  • All Inclusive
  • Half Board

For Families

  • Kid's Club
Location Highlights

Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa

2596 Reviews 74% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 1361
  • Very Good 766
  • Average 296
  • Poor 87
  • Terrible 86

What to Expect

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

Reviews

Jan 20, 2019

Lovely experience

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

We loved the entire experience of Centara hotel from the moment we arrived. The staff was always friendly and ready to help. The spa experience was wonderful and relaxing. The Resturaunt never disappoints. Our room was well taken care of by our roomboy Indika who always decorated it with nice decorations that we kept looking forward to seeing what was next. Everything was super and we will definitely come back to centara again.
Jan 19, 2019

Absolutely horrible ! I wouldn’t return if they paid me a million euros !

Where do I start .... well this doesn’t even come to a 3 star hotel in my books and I regret the day I listened to a holiday rep something I haven’t done in a while.Unfortunately I have barely anything positive to say regards my our stay at this place.You get there by boat and regardless what time it is you always have to wait a good ten minutes no matter how we’ll advance you tell the very arrogant hotel reception staff The room ... first room that was given was a corner room on the 3rd floor balcony room facing a huge cement wall .... bathroom door cracked flushing not working and the room was not properly clean. AC did not work well and sheets on one bed was stained. Also our request submitted 8 months prior to our arrival to have rooms next to our friends was ignored and we were literally at the opposite end of a he hotel !Complained to front desk and was made to wait 30 mins to speak to the front desk manager who eventually turn our very non chalant and told me he will give me a sea view room (which he didn’t it was a lake view) I told him the view was only the beginning of my issues and this was absolutely not the standard promised on their website ... I asked to change room category and he told me there was nothing available again another lie as there were loads of other options and when I checked our dates in front of him on booking.com anyways thought maybe grounds were decent and we will just use room to sleep- wrong again! The pool was not well kept at all cracks near the steps filters coming off staff impossible to find and we had to call them three times to get a mattress ... apart from that unless you wake up at 6 am and go place your towels forget a place by the pool ...: towels were also stained and torn we literally bought towels from the boutique and washed them rather then used that filth Food was simply inedible both at breakfast and dinner we were on half board plus the alcohol was a joke wine was like vinegar and when I asked for Prosecco I was told I had to buy a bottle ..... 50 pounds for a half decent bottle of Prosecco !!!!! Vile curry 3 days in a row and don’t be fooled by seafood buffet photos all u get is a cheap shrimp curry .. kids are expected to eat spring rolls cold chips with nuggets every single day !!!Tried the other two dining options 360 set menu for the ppl on half board was a jokeOther Thai restaurant half board option was a set menu no choice and all spicy !!! I could go on but I won’t bother...
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Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa

Facilities

Fitness Centre

Offering cardio machines and free weights, the fitness centre is equipped for most workout needs.

Swimming Pool

Overlooking the beach, the swimming pool is accompanied by a Jacuzzi® and swim-up bar.

Water Sports

With a river on one side and the ocean on the other, the resort is in a perfect location for water sports. Enjoy snorkelling in the sea, kayaking down the river, sailing, jet skiing, wave boarding, and more.

SPA Cenvaree

Step inside this oceanfront spa and enjoy a comprehensive treatments list including Indian and Thai massages, Ayurvedic therapies, sauna and steam rooms. There are single treatment rooms and two for couples. Restrictions: Reservations required. Payable locally.

Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa

Room Types

Superior Ocean View

These rooms feature views of the ocean, stylish interiors and king-sized or twin double beds. Enjoy lazy days on the furnished balcony, complimentary Wi-Fi, and a minibar.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Deluxe Ocean Facing

These spacious rooms have gorgeous ocean views, a furnished balcony and a choice of king-sized or twin double beds. There is a bathroom with shower, minibar, and complimentary Wi-Fi.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Deluxe Poolside Terrace

Just steps away from the pool, the prime location of these rooms is complemented by tastefully stylish interiors, a furnished terrace, bathroom with shower, complimentary Wi-Fi, and a minibar.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Family Residence

These spacious rooms feature a bedroom with king-sized bed iterconnected with a bunk bed and living area. They come with minibars, complimentary Wi-Fi, and furnished balconies with ocean views.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Deluxe One Bedroom Suite

The deluxe one bedroom suites are set on higher floors with beautiful beach and ocean views and spacious living areas and bedrooms with king-sized beds. The bathroom is also equipped with a bath and shower, and amenities include minibars, complimentary Wi-Fi, and a flat screen TV.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa

Food & Drink

Café Bem

Riverside dining courtesy of buffets and live cooking stations showcasing local flavours and international cuisine.

360 Seafood

Specialising in seafood prepared with traditional Asian influences for special dinners in a stylish 'rustic chic' atmosphere.

Inn Between

This comfortable lounge bar has a pub-style atmosphere and serves all your favourite drinks including tropical cocktails and snacks.

Pool Bar

Swim up and enjoy a drink directly from the crystalline waters of the pool.

Ceylon Club

The place to sit back and relax; with indoor and outdoor seating and a fabulous drinks and snack menu.

Board Basis Options

Half Board

Breakfast and lunch or dinner in participating outlets accompanied by a maximum 3 hour open bar with their meal from the time you arrive into the restaurant. The open bar includes standard drinks such as non alcoholic, beer, local spirits only. 

All Inclusive

Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily offered buffet style or set menu options in the all day dining restaurants. PLUS  - Unlimited soft drink, and juices, water local, liquor and beer, imported house wines from 10:00 am. to 11:00 pm. daily  - Mid morning tea, coffee and afternoon tea  - Kids afternoon ice creams

Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa

Family Friendly Facilities

Kids facilities

Camp Safari - daily programme of activities are available here for young children aged 3 to 11, and babysitting is also offered. E-zone - teenagers will love this special entertainment area offering a range of games daily. Children's Pool - a shallow and safe pool where you kids can enjoy their time in the water.

Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa

Special Offers

Board basis upgrade

Complimentary upgrade and savings from Half Board Plus to All Inclusive

Stay between the 1st May to 15th July 2019 and receive a complimentary upgrade from half board plus to all inclusive.

Stay between 14th January 2019 and 30th April 2020 and save 50% on the upgrade price to all inclusive. 

Blackout dates apply and not combinable with all offers.

Travelling
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 to Thursday, April 30, 2020
Offer ends in 38 days

Honeymoon offer

Honeymoon and Anniversary offer

Minimum seven night stay for either a candle lit dinner for 2 or a 1 hour couples spa treatment.
Honeymoons must be within 3 months of wedding date - wedding certificate must be shown
Anniversaries must fall within 30 days of the stay.

Free nights

Stay pay offer

Stay a minimum of 5 nights to receive bonus nights during your stay.