Overview of Avani Bentota Resort

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4.2 / 5Very Good
155 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.2/5 for cleanliness.


  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Free Parking
  • Air Conditioning


Explore the area

Popular LocationBentota Beach4 min walk
AirportBentota (BJT-Bentota River)3 min drive
Popular LocationMoragalla Beach4 min drive
Popular LocationKosgoda Turtle Hatchery8 min drive

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  • Standard Room

    Room amenities

    • 269 sq ft
    • Partial ocean view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Superior Room

    Room amenities

    • 344 sq ft
    • Partial ocean view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Deluxe Room, 1 Full or 2 Twin Beds

    Room amenities

    • 753 sq ft
    • Partial ocean view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Avani Suite

    Room amenities

    • 1496 sq ft
    • Partial ocean view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Bawa Villa

    Room amenities

    • 1184 sq ft
    • Partial ocean view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 Double Bed
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About this area


Located in Bentota, Avani Bentota Resort is on the beach. Beruwela Harbour and Gurusinghe Moonstone Mine are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those looking for area attractions can visit Brief Garden, Bevis Bawa and Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery. With scuba diving, water skiing, and parasailing nearby, you'll find plenty of adventures in the water.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Bentota Beach - 4 min walk
  • Moragalla Beach - 4 min drive
  • Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery - 8 min drive
  • Sea Turtle Conservation & Research Center - 20 min drive
  • Ahungalla Beach - 24 min drive

Getting around

  • Aluthgama Railway Station - 6 min drive
  • Colombo (CMB-Bandaranaike Intl.) - 77 min drive


  • Breeze Restaurant — 1 min walk
  • Chatters — 1 min walk

About this property

Avani Bentota Resort

Upscale resort on the beach, with 2 outdoor swimming pools
At Avani Bentota Resort, hit the beach, dine onsite at Breeze Restaurant, or enjoy a drink at one of the resort's 2 bars/lounges. All 75 individually furnished rooms feature free WiFi and minibars. For a bit of entertainment, guests will find LED TVs with satellite channels, and other amenities include room service and coffee makers.
Avani Bentota Resort offers 75 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and safes. Each accommodation is individually furnished. 42-inch LED televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include bathrobes and complimentary toiletries.
This Bentota resort provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and coffee/tea makers. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily. Amenities available on request include irons/ironing boards.
2 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a fitness center.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

Free self parking
24-hour pick-up airport shuttle (surcharge)
Airport shuttle on request

Food and drink

Buffet breakfast available for a fee daily 7:00 AM–10:00 AM: USD 20 for adults and USD 15 for children
2 restaurants
2 bars/lounges and 1 poolside bar
Room service available
Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Things to do

2 outdoor pools
Fitness center

Family friendly

2 outdoor pools
Dry cleaning service
Laundry facilities
Snack bar/deli


Free newspapers in lobby
Front-desk safe
Gift shop/newsstand
No elevators

Guest services

24-hour front desk
Concierge services
Daily housekeeping
Dry cleaning service
Laundry facilities
Luggage storage
Multilingual staff
Turndown service

Languages spoken


Business services

1 meeting room
Business center
Conference center


BBQ grill(s)
Beachfront location
Pool sun loungers
Pool umbrellas


Massage/treatment rooms


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
Accessible bathroom
In-room accessibility
Wheelchair-accessible parking


Beach towels
Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


Air conditioning
Ceiling fan


Free toiletries


42-inch LED TV
Satellite channels

Food and drink

Coffee/tea maker
Free bottled water


Connecting rooms available
Individually furnished
Iron/ironing board (on request)
Laptop-friendly workspace
Turndown service



Check-in from 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Early check-in subject to availability
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 2:00 PM
Late check-out subject to availability

Special check-in instructions

24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request
Fees may apply; contact the property in advance to make arrangements


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 30.0 per night
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

American Express

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: USD 20 for adults and USD 15 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 165 per vehicle
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: USD 165 (from 2 to 11 years old)
  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 30.0 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
    Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit.
  • This property advises that enhanced cleaning and safety measures are currently in place.
  • Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and guests are provided with hand sanitizer.
  • For traveler safety, the following measures are in place: social distancing measures are in place; contactless check-in and check-out are available; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment.
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.
  • Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Pool access available from 7:00 AM to 7:30 PM
Reservations are required for massage services; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Property is also known as

AVANI Bentota
AVANI Bentota Resort
Avani Bentota Hotel
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Bentota AVANI Resort
Bentota Resort
Resort Bentota
Avani Bentota Hotel Bentota
Avani Bentota Resort And Spa
Serendib Hotel Bentota
AVANI Bentota Resort Spa
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Avani Bentota Resort Resort Bentota

Frequently asked questions

Does this resort have a pool?
Yes, this property has 2 outdoor pools. Pool access is from 7:00 AM–7:30 PM.
Is this property pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at this property?
Self parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Avani Bentota Resort?
Check-in is from 2:00 PM–4:30 PM. A fee applies for early check-in (amount may vary, subject to availability). Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at this resort?
Check-out is at 2:00 PM. Late check-out is available for a fee (amount may vary, subject to availability).
Does this resort provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's a shuttle from the airport to the hotel. A fee of USD 165 per vehicle applies.
Where is Avani Bentota Resort located?
Nestled on the beach, this Bentota resort is within 2 mi (3 km) of Bentota Beach, Moragalla Beach, and Kaluwamodara Bridge. Induruwa Beach and Kande Vihare Temple are also within 3 mi (5 km).

Guest reviews

Very Good
5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Great beach location, amazing breakfast at property

Stayed 5 nights in Jan 2020

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Westernized Resort with Western Prices

Although the facility and location were lovely, the value for what staying here cost was not what I expected. For example, my room was provided only 2 small courtesy bottles of water a day. I guess I just expected more service and “perks” for the princely sum I paid per night. The first day I had no towels. I called the front desk before heading outside but they still were not delivered and I had to go in person to request them. The food in the breakfast buffet and one restaurant I ate at was only so-so. It seems they are catering more toward westerners who don’t want a local experience, but would rather stay in their comfort zone. I had a delicious meal outside the resort for much less money. When I was shown to my room, the resort features were pointed out including the restaurants, spa, and pools. I was cautioned about swimming in the ocean because of currents, but it felt like the staff was just trying to keep guests within the resort. The proximity to the beach is why I chose the location and despite the warnings I spent considerable time on the beach and in the ocean which was warm and inviting with gentle waves and no undertow.

Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2019

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Fantastic location where you could easily walk out to local restaurants or jump on the train for a day trip

Stayed 9 nights in Apr 2018

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities

Check-in & check-out seemed to be at the same time so it was very chaotic when we arrived, we didn't get our room until 430pm but the manager was very lovely & gave us free drinks & food while we waited. Great size room with all the facilities we needed. Great choice at the buffet for breakfast. Overall we enjoyed our stay there.

Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2019