• Swimming pool

AVANI Bentota Resort and Spa

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.

Hayes & Jarvis Rating

Guide Price

 €1,169  per person
Hotel Category
Trusted
Location Type
Beach
TripAdvisor Review
Tripadvisor rating 2118 Reviews
Beach, Chena Huts

Hotel highlights

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

Hotel Features

General Information

  • 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

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

AVANI Bentota Resort and Spa

  • Beach
  • Approx. 3 hours 30 minutes from Colombo Airport.
2118 Reviews 79% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 1089
  • Very Good 668
  • Average 220
  • Poor 73
  • Terrible 68

What to Expect

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

Reviews

Mar 29, 2020

Not as great as the description - wouldn't return

Horsham, United Kingdom

Firstly impressions, very unimpressive reception. Boring, dated & tired decor. As it was our wedding anniversary, we wanted something special. However, the standard room we were in had an awful damp smell. So we asked for an upgrade, which we eventually got, but had to pay for the privilege. This is advertised as a 4 star hotel. It's not. 3 stars at best. Very average. Good location. Nice places to eat a short walk away. Hotel restaurant average -nothing to get excited about. Unfortunately we were visiting when all kicked off with the COVID-19, coronavirus outbreak. I was disgusted at the hotels greediness at this time of national disaster. They doubled their prices, when other hotels in the area were about helping people and offered generous discounts, just in case we got stranded before the airports shut down. Staff did their best, Friendly and attentive - too much so at times. We always tip generously, However they hassle you and hang around, expecting the same tips every day - greedy traits following through... maybe they're trained that way?! We visited 2 other local hotels along the beach, which were far more superior for not a lot extra, in fact some were less than the Avani. If you're looking for 4/5 star luxury, then this isn't the place for you! We won't be returning.
Mar 28, 2020

Nowhere better to be under curfew.

Chester, uk

We arrived 2 hours before the first island-wide coronavirus curfew and left as the second one started, so things were far from normal. We'd booked this as a few days all-inclusive 'flop' following a (truncated) tour and under the circumstances turned out to be perfect. Classy Bawa designed hotel, beautiful spaces inside and out. We spent most of our confinement by and in the main pool, which was clean, simple, and delightfully warm, and well looked after by the pool attendant and bar staff. We enjoyed the food in the buffet restaurant, good range of local and international to suit all tastes at all meals, nicely backed up with snack lunches in the bar and a good range of drinks throughout the day. Difficult times for guests and staff, latter were excellent throughout and can take great credit for maintaining their standards. Would love to go back to explore the beach, town and sights round about. Hope the closure is a short one and please visit this lovely hotel on a lovely island, Sri Lanka deserves some good fortune.
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AVANI Bentota Resort and Spa

Facilities

a small house in a pool of water

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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