Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa

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. 

Hayes & Jarvis Rating

Guide Price

 €1,329  per person
Hotel Category
Deluxe
TripAdvisor Review
Tripadvisor rating 3173 Reviews
Beach, Chena Huts

Hotel highlights

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

Hotel Features

General Information

  • 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

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa

3173 Reviews 74% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 1701
  • Very Good 914
  • Average 348
  • Poor 108
  • Terrible 102

What to Expect

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

Reviews

Feb 20, 2020

A lovely relaxing stay

Spent five nights here at the beginning of February and was very happy with the hotel. We had a deluxe ocean facing room which overlooked the pool as well as the ocean in the background. A large room, comfortable and with seating outside on the balcony. When we arrived, after the amazing river crossing, we took up the offer to pay a reasonable cost to upgrade to half board to get an evening meal there. So glad we did as there isn't much on the opposite side of the river. We thought the food was of a high quality with a wide variety of choices: curries, international, good breakfast egg hoppers or omelettes, juices, breads & pastries etc. The American head chef is often around and is very passionate about the food on offer. I really recommend a visit to the 360 restaurant too where we had an amazing meal. I could tell the quality from the start by the gorgeous fish chowder soup. We treated ourselves to a fantastic seafood platter. I suspect it's not busy possibly because people think it's expensive and why bother when you have paid for the buffet. But what needs to be pointed out is you get a 50% reduction off the cost because you have already paid for half board. It's eye watering to think what that amazing seafood platter would cost back in London! Also in general our experience of the staff was that they were genuinely friendly, helpful and efficient. Very happy to change some of our large notes into smaller 100 rupees at reception. Enjoyed drinks at the Ceylon bar which also has some live music on some nights. Also had a fantastic relaxing massage in the spa, which I recommend. When you get off the boat they can arrange a tuk tuk for you to come inside the gates. But only a couple of non aggressive drivers were immediately outside in the street anyway. We made a trip to Galle, which is an hour away or so by train. We managed to get a seat going but coming back my husband had to stand and I sat in the stairwell. So perhaps bear they in mind. Finally to the beach and pool. It is a beautiful beach and very quiet and empty I suspect because many people, me included, don't like swimming with the waves crashing over them. But it does afford fabulous walks along it with the sun coming down. Now onto my favourite thing...the swimming pool is to die for. Vast, practically empty a lot of the time, or in any case so big to accommodate everyone. It was also clean and warm with no problem getting sunbeds in our experience, even in the shade. Also a lovely bar there with good service which provides a happy hour 2 for 1 (OK the same one!) cocktails between 4.30-6pm. Many thanks to the hard working staff and we highly recommend this lovely hotel.
Feb 20, 2020

Great experience..amazing experience thanks to Nissanka and Christopher

Nissanka who served us took great care of our special meal preferences. Lovely location.Relished the food and enjoyed the experience thanks to Chef Christopher .The rooms are amazing.The pool rejuvenating..Walk down to the Bentota beach
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Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa

Facilities

Fitness Centre

Fitness Centre

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

a pool next to a body of water surrounded by palm trees

Swimming Pool

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

a group of people riding on the back of a boat in the water

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.

Cenvaree

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 View

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

a dining room table

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.

a woman sitting at a table with people in the water

Pool Bar

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

a living room filled with furniture and a large window

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

Enjoy breakfast, and the choice of either lunch or dinner in participating outlets accompanied by a maximum of three hour open bar with their meal from the time of arrival into the restaurant. The open bar includes soft drinks, beer and local spirits

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

Honeymoon offer

Honeymoon and Anniversary offer

Min 7n 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.