Ratings based on 4 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.5 Room cleanliness
4.0 Service & staff
4.5 Room comfort
4.8 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Couplesby Sun lover from London
What a find!Posted Mar 20, 2014
Pros: Everything, especially that it is so relaxing there.
Cons: It is great the way it is.
Location: They have a free boat that takes you to Bentota beach daily, the Brief garden is well worth a visit and the hotel arranges great day trips.
What a lovely place Dalmanuta Gardens turned out to be. Set in beautiful gardens with only 9 bungalows, a relaxing pool and jacuzzi, wonderful Ayuverdic spa and a beautiful restaurant by the river with fantastic healthy and delicious food. The staff were lovely and very accommodating.
Recommendedby CD55 from Surrey UK
Paradise revisitedPosted Mar 1, 2014 on Hotels.com
Once again, brilliant stay, staff and welcome excellent. Real luxury! Missed the regular chef however as he is recuperating an injury, which was a shame.
Recommendedby American in Singapore
Oasis of serenity at Sri Lanka beach communitiyPosted Jun 3, 2012 on Hotels.com
Located in a typical Sri Lankan beach community, the visitor finds tranquility as soon as he/she passes through the gates. Accommodations are in spacious bungalows with front porches and private front yards. You are greeted with a large, at least queen-size, bed covered with big tropical blossoms and partially draped with mosquito netting, which isn't necessary (in terms of mosquitos), but looks lovely. Restaurant is excellent, featuring locally-caught fresh fish, and is led by an accomplished and friendly chef - he invited me to witness his preparation of some vegetable curries using local ingredients. It was wonderful and educational. The property is located on the Bentota River, which empties into the sea downstream. The restaurant is riverside, so the ambience is awesome. The staff is welcoming and professional. I will return if ever in the area again!
by A verified traveler
servicePosted Mar 9, 2012
Pros: The garden
We just got back this morning from Sri Lanka where we stayed in 5 differents hotels. Dalmanuta garden was one of the most beautiful one but the service was terrible.The cleaners was friendly and helpful but the rest of the staff espacially in the restaurant was useless. Minimum 2 hours to get served. There were a maximum of 14 guest in the hotel when we were there( 5 nights).I remember 2 evenings when the 3 of us where the last ones in the restaurant, we wait 54 mn exactelly to have or main course. Food was good but nothing exeptional. We met a couple of Italian who own a restaurant in Ischia they stayed in the hotel for 2 weeks and they told us that they ate in the restaurant the 4 first night but because of being fed up of waiting they decided to eat out for the rest of their vacation.We and they, never saw the pool bar opened.Nobody was coming to see us by the pool (200m from the restaurant) to see if the guest wanted drinks or anything. Beach towel were missing sometimes.The chief was smily but not honest ( you can feel it even if you don't speak Sri lankan) We complained several times but nothing changed. It is a real shame because it is a wonderful place. Garden, pool and river side are beautiful.But a little bit to far from everything. We talked to many guest and we were all agree about one thing: service is not good enough compare what you paid for.