Get an overview of this hotel5-star beach resort with a full-service spa


Offering direct access to the beach, this Kalutara District resort is in the city center, 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from Bentota Beach, and 2.2 mi (3.6 km) from Kande Vihare Temple. Beruwela Harbour and Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery are also within 6 mi (10 km).

Resort Features

Spend the day catching some rays at the nearby beach, relaxing by one of AVANI Bentota Resort & Spa's 2 outdoor swimming pools, or pampering yourself at the full-service spa.

Room Amenities

All 75 rooms provide conveniences like refrigerators and coffee makers, plus free WiFi and LCD TVs with cable channels. Guests will also find 24-hour room service, DVD players, and minibars.

AVANI Bentota Resort & Spa

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

AVANI Bentota Resort & Spa features a full-service spa, 2 outdoor swimming pools, a fitness center, and a children's pool. The resort offers a restaurant, a coffee shop/café, and a snack bar/deli. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast each morning. A computer station is located on site and high-speed wireless Internet access is complimentary.

This 5-star property offers access to a 24-hour business center and a meeting room. Event facilities measuring 1410 square feet (131 square meters) include a conference center. This beach resort also offers tour/ticket assistance, gift shops/newsstands, and a garden. For a surcharge, a roundtrip airport shuttle (available 24 hours) is offered to guests. Limited complimentary onsite parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Fitness facilities 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Express check-out 
  • Parking (limited spaces) 
  • Free valet parking 
  • Computer station 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Pool sun loungers 
  • Beach towels 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Number of outdoor pools - 2 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 1410 
  • Pool umbrellas 
  • Snack bar/deli 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 131 
  • Express check-in 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Airport transportation (surcharge) 
  • Total number of rooms - 75 
  • Number of floors - 3 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • One meeting room 
  • Garden 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Restaurant 
  • Year Built 1971 
  • Conference center 
  • Free parking nearby 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Children's pool 
  • Wedding services 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Outdoor pools  
  • Children's pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Snack bar/deli  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  
  • DVD player  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free valet parking, Parking (limited spaces), Free parking nearby

Room Amenities

  • Rainfall showerhead 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Bidet 
  • Slippers 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Minibar 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • In-room safe 
  • Desk 
  • DVD player 
  • Access via exterior corridors 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Ceiling fan 
  • Phone 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Turndown service 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Iron/ironing board (on request) 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • LCD TV 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Separate bedroom 

Where to Eat

A complimentary buffet breakfast is served each morning between 7:30 AM and 10 AM.

Breeze Restaurant - This beachfront restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available.

Late night fare is available from 24-hour room service.

Nearby Things to Do

2 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a children's pool. Other recreational amenities include a fitness center.

Children under 12 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool or fitness facility without adult supervision.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Sailing nearby 
  • Water skiing nearby 
  • Snorkeling nearby 
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby 
  • Parasailing nearby 
  • Windsurfing nearby 
  • Boat tours nearby 
  • Scuba diving nearby 
  • Volleyball on site 

Spa Services

AVANI Spa has 4 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include massages, facials, body scrubs, and body treatments. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy. The spa is equipped with a sauna.

Children under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision. Guests under 5 years old are not allowed in the spa.

  • Minimum age to access spa is 5 
  • Sauna in spa 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Body scrubs 
  • Body treatments 
  • Couples treatment rooms 
  • Facial treatments 
  • Manicures and pedicures 
  • Massages 
  • Number of treatment rooms 4 


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Check-in time ends at 6 PM

Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:


Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • No pets or service animals allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are 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.

No pets or service animals allowed

No rollaway/extra beds available

Hotel Name

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

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. Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the resort prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms. No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property.

Awards & Affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Travelife, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

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4.2 out of 5
94% of guests recommend
4.0 Room cleanliness
4.5 Service & staff
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4 out of 5
Posted Dec 24, 2016
Overall very good and an excellent location on a very nice beach. Lovely hotel gardens
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Beautiful hotel in need of some maintenance

4 out of 5
by from australia
Posted Oct 10, 2016
Pros: Design and the suite
Cons: Attention to detail
Location: Good
The staff were wonderful and on first impression it looked amazing! On closer inspection there was a lack of attention to detail such as floors not being absolutely clean and the shower having a lot of visible soap sum on the shower screen. This was fixed as soon as it was brought to their attention. Slight mix up with booking which was rectified the next day was a misunderstanding on my part and a compromise from the hotel. The food was mostly great (steaks were tough but they're not Sri Lankan food so maybe understandable), fresh grilled fish was incredible as was the fresh fruit and other foods. They made a very special effort for my daughters birthday which was greatly appreciated. The beach was the best we had seen but the pools had a few loose/missing tiles. Minor complaints but overall we had a lovely time here.
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Expected more from AVANI

3 out of 5
by from Singapore
Posted Sep 7, 2016
Pros: Quiet beach
Cons: Consider changing the bathroom toiletries. The shower gel provided has a very strong unpleasant smell. Smelled almost of turpentine.
Enjoyed the beach and swimming facilities but I'd expected more from AVANI, given its brand name. Room had a musty smell when we entered. Bedroom floor was also sandy (note. bedroom slippers were not provided).
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Nice location on the beach

3 out of 5
Posted Aug 13, 2016
Cleanliness was a big issue all over the property. Internet did not work for 5 days and nobody took any action. This was very inconvinient and made me shorten my stay: Hotel location is ideal for vacation and food is great. Staff attitude is very pleasant in general in all Sri lanka which make your stay pleasant.
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Lovely hotel right on the beach with amazing views

5 out of 5
by from dubai
Posted Jul 15, 2016
Super friendly staff who are also very helpful. A lovely relaxing place to soak up the sun, take beach walks and have a massage. The continental breakfast was amazing too. The best looking hotel in Bentota.
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Great beach.

4 out of 5
by from Abu Dhabi
Posted Jul 8, 2016
Pros: It has a variety of dining options. They are needed as there is not much in the town.
Cons: Dehumidifiers in the rooms.
Location: River boat trip, jet skiing, kayaking, turtle sanctuary and many day and half-day trips.
Loved the beach and rough surf. Good hotel with friendly staff. Stayed there 12 years ago. The name has changed but still excellent staff and friendly service.
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Great garden and the beach

4 out of 5
Posted Nov 27, 2015
This is a great hotel overall. Location is good, fodd is great, too. Beware of mosquitoes though.
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Location, Staff and Facilities

5 out of 5
by from Perth West Aust
Posted Apr 21, 2015
This hotel/resort is well located on a beautiful quite beach in a small town about half way between Colombo & Galle - an reasonable train ride from both. There is plenty to keep you occupied within a 30km radius; including a boat ride along the Bentota river and a small gem mine. It has all the facilities you could require and the staff are delightful. I can recommend the Avanti!
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Great hotel, wonderful staff

5 out of 5
by from London
Posted Dec 23, 2014
I won't comment much about the hotel itself, it is very mice, just a few meters from the beach and rooms are clean and spacious. What I would like to point out is how attentive and generally super kind the hotel staff is. We spent three nights there and out 1 year old daughter was sick, so we barely left the room. The staff has been wonderful, they were calling us to check how things were, they prepared special food, sent a doctor and even bought a doll for the little one (she is all well now). A big thank you for making our stay so lovely.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 27, 2015 by Laksitha Wegodapola
Dear Guest, We are delighted to know that you appreciate our warm hospitality. Thank you for leaving us a review. It is great to know that your daughter is well now and that you enjoyed your stay with us in spite of her ill condition. Our interest is in making each guest stay a wonderful and memorable one; therefore we are glad to know that you appreciate the efforts of our associates in providing genuine heartfelt hospitality. We look forward to welcoming you again at AVANI Bentota Resort & Spa! Yours sincerely, Thomas Barguil General Manager
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Nice hotel, beach and pool watch out for train!

4 out of 5
by from London
Posted Dec 7, 2014
A lovely hotel and amazing staff (although hard to tell whether they are genuinely being nice or angling for a tip), location is great for the beach, but you will hear a few trains rumbling past each day who don't hold back on using the horn whatever time of day or night it is. We had a small child with us, the hotel wasn't perfectly set up for this - only one child seat between the 3 onsite restaurants and no other facilities. That said, we had a lovely time and would return given the opportunity.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 27, 2015 by Laksitha Wegodapola
Dear Guest, Thank you for leaving us a review about your recent stay at AVANI Bentota Resort & Spa! It is great to know that you had a nice stay with us and found the hotel to be lovely and our associates to be great. I’m glad to know that you found the beach stretch of our hotel to be great, many patrons of our hotel enjoy the this beach stretch to take long walks in the soft sand. I’m sorry to know that you were disturbed by the noise of the trains. However the railway line and Bentota station situated close to our hotel has been beneficial to many guests who travel by train and given some others the opportunity to experience a local train ride to towns close by. In fact, the Bentota Station was also designed by the famous architect Geoffrey Bawa who designed our hotel. I’m sorry that you felt our hotel was not too child friendly, but please be assured that we will look into ways we could improve this aspect as well. I sincerely look forward to welcoming you and your family to our warm hospitality again next year! Yours sincerely, Thomas Barguil General Manager
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