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Cinnamon Bentota Beach
Bentota,Bentota - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Valet parking
  3. Shuttle service
  4. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  5. Kids club
  6. Fitness center
  7. Bicycles
  8. Front desk [24-hour]
"wonderful pool and proximity to the beach (which is public)."
8.9

Excellent

164 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 347
Ekho Surf
Bentota,Bentota - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Valet parking
  3. Shuttle service
  4. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  5. Swimming pool [indoor]
  6. Hot tub
  7. Front desk [24-hour]
  8. BBQ facilities
"Bentota beach is the location of a lot of luxury hotels in Sri Lanka. The beach itself is relatively quite. The Surf Hotel is unusual in the area in that it is very open at the front and all rooms have views of the sea from the balconies. Staff, food, quality of rooms are all excellent. Only thing some people might find annoying is occasional train that passes hotel which can be loud - many hotels in this area will have this to contend with as train line is very close to coast at this point - didn't bother us as air con tends to drown out the noise."
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8.4

Excellent

44 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 167
Club Villa
Bentota,Bentota - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Bicycle rental
  3. Car park
  4. Shuttle service
  5. Swimming pool [indoor]
  6. Fitness center
  7. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  8. Front desk [24-hour]
"My family (wife, me and kids ages 2 and 6) stayed here several nights. We are architects and were visiting as many Bawa designed hotels as possible. The design is very nice and the furniture compliments. The literal next door hotel Villa Bentota is also a Bawa designed place and interesting to check out. Its interiors are a little overboard and compared i actually like this hotel better. I saw the other Bawa resort style hotels and was very glad to be here in this more intimate boutique style hotel. Those were filled with Russians and Chinese and while nicely designed were a bit too big and impersonal. The pool was perfect. And i will model mine at home based on this. It has a shallow end foor kids (age 6) and a 10" deep side spot for cooling down or for the 2 year old to sit and splash, is long enough for me to do laps. Wifi worked throughout decently enough for social media but not really well enough for skype. Food was good. Tea time a great touch at the pool. Room nice and spacious. Mosquito net on bed. Good AC. I checked out a bunch of different rooms and they are all very nicely designed and furnished and special. Each one a bit different. Really cannot go wrong. There is a train line that runs pretty much through the property between the pool/lawn and the very adjacent beach. The train (a short train of 5 cars piled with people) rumbles through about 6 times a day and is not a nuisance at all and actually pretty awesome and hilarious. I really felt like i was in a wes anderson movie. Its pretty surreal and great. The beach is truly stunning although when we went in July the waves were too big to swim. But a walk up the beach to the other Bawa resort hotels just north and a tuk tuk back is a beautiful. I think alot of people are here for just a night or two but i wish we had stayed longer. I could have easily stayed 3-4 days. Bentota is great. Brief Gardens (Bawa's brother) and Lunuganga (Bawa's retreat) are nearby. Turtle rescue fun. Saw a turtle hatch "
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8.7

Excellent

118 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 169
Whispering Palms Hotel
Induruwa,Bentota - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Bicycle rental
  3. Car park
  4. Shuttle service
  5. Swimming pool [outdoor]
  6. Private beach
  7. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  8. Check-in/out [express]
"The hotel is brand new and boasts the most beautiful rooms with large comfortable beds, huge bathroom with rain shower, powder room for the ladies, and a large balcony looking directly over the ocean where one can enjoy a lovely sunset. Designed with a keen eye for detail by the European owners and managers, the Whispering Palms Hotel was a boutique hotel that ticked every box. The restaurant was amazing and offered a huge variety of exquisite meals to the quality that you would expect from any 5 star restaurant around the world. Not only was this ‘fine dining’ but they also offered breakfast ‘to order’ at any time of day – nothing we have ever seen before and an absolute delight to wake up when you want, and have a fresh cooked breakfast as opposed to a buffet. The hotel has a great bar looking past the pool and over the ocean, which was a great place to spend a lazy afternoon relaxing and sipping on some local cocktails! After living in Dubai for 8 years and travelling to many countries, it is rare to find a hotel that offers the quality of service, food and accommodation that we are used to, however we found that at the Whispering Palm Hotel. The staff were outstanding, very friendly and an absolute credit to the hotel - All in all one of the best hotel experiences we could have asked for and we would not even bother looking for another hotel next time we go to Sri Lanka. "
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8

Excellent

97 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 145
Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa Sri Lanka
Bentota,Bentota - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Valet parking
  3. Shuttle service
  4. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  5. Hot tub
  6. Kids club
  7. Bicycles
  8. Front desk [24-hour]
"Enjoyed our last night in Sri Lanka. After touring from Colombo, Sirigiya, Kandy, Galle and final destination Bentota. Our room boy Sugath was very thorough and made sure the room was clean and of a high standard. We had a riverview deluxe, so you could enjoy watching the water sports whilst relaxing on the balcony. Location couldn't be better. A quick boat trip across river and away from the hustler and bustle. We enjoyed the Mediterranean buffet dinner night. Price was 3000LKR per person, which I thought was reasonably priced. Everynight there is a different option, Sri Lankan, BBQ, Western, Asian etc.. There were 2 other restaurants for dinner as well, Thai or Al la carte. There are daily activities for everyone, if you want to participate. Didn't use the spa facilities, but the prices are higher than you would expect to pay in Australia or Indonesia. Pool area may seem overcrowded to some, but you'll expect that when it's so hot. Overall we would of loved to have stayed one more night"
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8.1

Excellent

305 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 188
Heritance Ahungalla
Ahungalla,Bentota - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Valet parking
  3. Shuttle service
  4. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  5. Swimming pool [indoor]
  6. Fitness center
  7. Front desk [24-hour]
  8. Check-in/out [express]
"After 6 busy and interesting days in Sri Lanka, we couldn't find more beautiful hotel than Heritance Ahungalla. The room have been cleaned twice a day. At the reception desk works very capable staff whome are always available. If you ever stay in this hotel please ask for mr Dinusha Kularathne. He made for us surprise in the room (flowers for wife and fruit basket). He makes a great effort to accomplish any request we had. In general this is the best hotel we ever stayed in, don't skip it if you ever come in Sri Lanka. "
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8.2

Excellent

300 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 147
Grand Lotus Bentota
Bentota,Bentota - View on map
  1. Car park
  2. Check-in/out [private]
  3. Check-in [24-hour]
  4. Security [24-hour]
  5. Daily housekeeping
  6. UnionPay
9.1

Exceptional

11 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 41
Taj Bentota Resort & Spa
Bentota,Bentota - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Bicycle rental
  3. Valet parking
  4. Shuttle service
  5. Hot tub
  6. Fitness center
  7. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  8. Front desk [24-hour]
"We had one of the best vacation at Vivanta by Taj earlier this week. Beautiful property , very good location , view from the rooms facing sea was awesome. Probably one of the best hotels in Bentota. Choice of restaurants but if you want to go out , you can walk to good local restaurants such as Golden Grill, Malli's and Amal . It would be good if Hotel can introduce some activities to make it more interesting for longer stay."
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8.3

Excellent

229 reviews

Riu Sri Lanka All Inclusive
Ahungalla,Bentota - View on map
  1. Valet parking
  2. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  3. Front desk [24-hour]
  4. Luggage storage
  5. Swimming pool [indoor]
  6. Hot tub
  7. Breakfast [free]
  8. Kids club
"Every thing was great I like evening thing in this hotel Food is available 24 h . The swimming pool was amazing. There are 3 big swimming pool + one for the kids I recommend this hotel to best staying in bentota. The price is perfect comparing for what you will get "
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8.8

Excellent

117 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 292
White Villa Resort
Ahungalla,Bentota - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Valet parking
  3. Shuttle service
  4. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  5. Swimming pool [indoor]
  6. Spa
  7. Check-in/out [express]
  8. BBQ facilities
8.4

Excellent

7 reviews

Fast facts about Bentota, Sri Lanka

Accommodations550 properties
Popular hotelEkho Surf
Popular areaBentota
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Frequently asked questions

What's the average price of a hotel in Bentota?

The average price for a 3-star hotel in Bentota is USD 119. The average price for a 4-star hotel in Bentota is USD 362. The typical price for a 5-star resort in Bentota is USD 202.

What are the best accommodations in Bentota for couples?

Properties in Bentota that are exceptionally rated by couples include Cinnamon Bentota Beach, Ekho Surf and Club Bentota Hotel.

What hotels in Bentota offers the best views?

Verified visitors to Bentota have given amazing reviews for the views at Whispering Palms Hotel, Temple Tree Resort & Spa and Taj Bentota Resort & Spa.

What's the top neighborhood in Bentota to stay in?

Famous communities among foreigners staying in Bentota include Bentota, Induruwa and Ahungalla.

What are the prime places to stay around Bentota for solo tourists?

Accommodations found in Bentota that are well rated by solo visitors are Cinnamon Bentota Beach, Ekho Surf and Club Bentota Hotel.

What properties located in Bentota are well rated with respect to location?

Resortsin Bentota which is highly rated with respect to location include Susee Villa, Villa Paradise Ocean and Mahi Villa.

What properties located in Bentota are well rated with respect to value for money?

Propertiesin Bentota that is well rated regarding value for money include Siroma Villa, Sri Lancashire Guest House and Channa Villa & Tours.

What hotels in Bentota are highly rated regarding service?

Propertiesaround Bentota that is well rated regarding service include Dedunu Home Bentota, Susee Villa and New Jaya Villa.

What are the ideal resorts found in Bentota that includes complimentary parking?

Properties offering free parking found in Bentota that are very highly rated include Charly Villa and Villa Svara.

What are the best resorts located in Bentota that has airport transfer?

A property which has airport transfer around Bentota that is exceptionally rated is Red Coconut Villa.

Are foreign tourists allowed into Bentota?

Foreign visitors are allowed into Bentota, according to our most updated information. Due to evolving restrictions, we advise you to take a look at here for further information.

Is pre-departure covid test mandatory for fully vaccinated tourists to enter Bentota?

Proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test is not required to enter Bentota. For recent and in depth information on travel restrictons, please visit the official websites of the travel authority or government of the country you wish to visit, or go to here.

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More about Bentota

Discover the Best Season to Visit Bentota

Bentota, Sri Lanka, is a tropical paradise that boasts a warm and sunny climate all year round. However, the best time to visit Bentota is between December and April when the weather is dry and the skies are blue. During this time, the temperature hovers around 30°C, making it perfect for sunbathing, swimming, and water sports. If you're planning to visit during this time, make sure to book your hotel early, as it is the peak season, and hotels tend to fill up quickly.

Top Reasons to Visit Bentota, Sri Lanka

Bentota is a charming coastal town located in the south-western part of Sri Lanka. It is a popular destination for tourists from all over the world, and for good reason. The town is known for its beautiful beaches, crystal-clear waters, and a plethora of water sports activities, including windsurfing, jet skiing, and snorkeling. In addition, Bentota is home to several historical and cultural landmarks, such as the Galapata Vihara, a Buddhist temple that dates back to the 12th century.

How to Travel Around Bentota with Ease

Getting around Bentota is relatively easy, thanks to its well-connected road network. Tuk-tuks, a three-wheeled taxi, are a popular mode of transportation in Bentota and are readily available throughout the town. If you prefer a more private mode of transportation, you can rent a car or a scooter from one of the many rental companies in Bentota. Another popular way to get around is by bicycle, which is a great way to explore the town at your own pace.

Unwind with Fun Things to Do in Bentota

Bentota is a perfect destination for those seeking a relaxing vacation. The town is home to several spas and wellness centers that offer a range of treatments, from traditional Ayurvedic massages to yoga classes. If you're looking for something more adventurous, you can try your hand at water sports activities such as windsurfing or jet skiing. Alternatively, you can take a boat ride along the Bentota River, which is home to a variety of exotic birds and wildlife.

Where to Stay in Bentota for an Unforgettable Experience

Bentota offers a wide range of accommodation options, from budget-friendly guesthouses to luxury resorts. Some of the popular hotels in Bentota include Sea Rock Villa, Janus Paradise Rest, Ekho Surf, Avani Bentota Resort, and Happy Man Village. Sea Rock Villa is a charming guesthouse that offers a tranquil and peaceful atmosphere, while Janus Paradise Rest is a budget-friendly hotel that is perfect for backpackers. If you're looking for a more luxurious experience, you can opt for Avani Bentota Resort, which offers stunning views of the Indian Ocean.

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When it comes to booking your hotel in Bentota, Agoda.com is your best bet. Agoda.com offers a wide range of accommodation options in Bentota, from budget-friendly guesthouses to luxury resorts. In addition, Agoda.com offers the best deals on hotels in Bentota, making it easy for you to find a hotel that fits your budget. With Agoda.com, you can book your hotel in Bentota with ease and confidence, knowing that you're getting the best deal possible.

Indulge in the Local Cuisine: What to Eat in Bentota

Bentota is home to a variety of restaurants and eateries that offer a range of local and international cuisine. Seafood is a popular dish in Bentota, thanks to its proximity to the Indian Ocean. Some of the popular seafood dishes include grilled prawns, fish curry, and crab curry. If you're looking for something spicy, you can try the traditional Sri Lankan dish, Kottu Roti, which is made with shredded roti, vegetables, and meat. For those with a sweet tooth, try the Watalappan, a traditional Sri Lankan dessert made with coconut milk and jaggery.

Travel Tips for a Hassle-Free Trip to Bentota

If you're planning a trip to Bentota, here are some travel tips to help you make the most of your trip. Firstly, make sure to pack sunscreen and insect repellent, as the sun can be intense, and mosquitoes can be a nuisance. Secondly, make sure to carry cash with you, as not all establishments accept credit cards. Lastly, make sure to dress modestly when visiting religious sites, such as Buddhist temples. This means covering your shoulders and knees.

Fun Facts About Bentota You Didn't Know

Did you know that Bentota is home to one of the oldest Buddhist temples in Sri Lanka? The Galapata Vihara is a Buddhist temple that dates back to the 12th century and is located in the heart of Bentota. The temple is home to several ancient artifacts, including a stone inscription that dates back to the 9th century. Another fun fact is that Bentota is home to several species of sea turtles, including the Olive Ridley, Green, and Hawksbill turtles. If you're lucky, you might be able to catch a glimpse of these majestic creatures during your visit to Bentota.