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1 room, 2 adults

Avani Bentota Resort

5-star5 stars
No 03 Hotel Road, Bentota, 80500, Sri Lanka, 800-246-8357

Upscale beachfront resort with pool bar, near Bentota Beach
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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  • Although the facility and location were lovely, the value for what staying here cost was…Jan 4, 2020
  • Nice hotel with clean rooms and awesome views but the staff lack a basic sense of service!Jul 26, 2019

Avani Bentota Resort

More Info: 866-539-0031

  • Standard Room
  • Superior Room
  • Deluxe Room, 1 Full or 2 Twin Beds
  • Avani Suite
  • Bawa Villa

What’s around Avani Bentota Resort


  • On the beach
  • Bentota Beach - 4 min walk
  • Kaluwamodara Bridge - 30 min walk
  • Moragalla Beach - 36 min walk
  • Induruwa Beach - 43 min walk
  • Kande Vihare Temple - 44 min walk
  • Brief Garden, Bevis Bawa - 4.1 mi / 6.7 km
  • Beruwela Harbour - 4.4 mi / 7 km

Getting around

  • Bandaranaike Intl. Airport (CMB) - 77 min drive
  • Aluthgama Railway Station - 2 min drive
  • Airport pick-up service

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 75 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-4:30 PM
  • Check-out time is 2:00 PM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Sri Lanka may have travel restrictions in place due to COVID-19.
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking on site

Payment types at the property

* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 2 restaurants
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Poolside bar
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Beach towels
  • Number of outdoor pools - 2
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Fitness facilities
  • Spa services on site
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Volleyball on site
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Pool umbrellas
Working away
  • Business center
  • Conference space
  • One meeting room
  • Conference center
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1971
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • German

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Turndown service
Things to enjoy
  • Individually furnished
Freshen up
  • Free toiletries
Be entertained
  • 42-inch LED TV
  • Satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Breeze Restaurant - Overlooking the ocean and pool, this restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.

Chatters - Overlooking the ocean and pool, this theme restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Open daily.


On Site

  • Fitness facilities
  • Volleyball on site


  • Parasailing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Avani Bentota Resort’s small print

Also known as

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


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.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

  • Pool access available from 7:00 AM to 7:30 PM.
  • This property does not have elevators.

    Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site.

    This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

    Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

    Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

    Contactless check-out is available.

    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.

    For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

    Reservations are required for massage services and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

    Optional extras

    Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

    Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

    Rollaway beds are available for USD 30.0 per night

    Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 20 for adults and USD 15 for children (approximately)

    Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 165 per vehicle

    Airport shuttle service for children between the ages of 2 and 11 costs USD 165

    We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

    FAQs for Avani Bentota Resort

    • Does Avani Bentota Resort offer free cancellation for a full refund?
      Yes, Avani Bentota Resort does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
    • Is Avani Bentota Resort currently open?
      This property is closed from September 1 2020 until further notice.
    • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Avani Bentota Resort?
      This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
    • Is parking offered on site at Avani Bentota Resort?
      Yes, there's free self parking.
    • Is there a pool at Avani Bentota Resort?
      Yes, there are 2 outdoor pools. Guests have pool access from 7:00 AM to 7:30 PM.
    • Are pets allowed at Avani Bentota Resort?
      Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
    • What are the check-in and check-out times at Avani Bentota Resort?
      You can check in from 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM. There's a charge for early check-in (amount may vary, subject to availability). Check-out time is 2:00 PM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability). Contactless check-out is available.
    • Are there restaurants at or near Avani Bentota Resort?
      Yes, there are 2 onsite restaurants, featuring international cuisine and garden views. Nearby restaurants include Susanthas (3-min walk), Golden Grill (4-min walk), and Malli's Restaurant (4-min walk).
    • Is airport shuttle service offered by Avani Bentota Resort?
      Yes, a shuttle from the airport to the hotel is available. The charge is USD 165 per vehicle.

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    Recent reviews

    Very Good 8.4 From 53 reviews

    Good 6.0
    I’ve been to a number of hotels in Sri Lanka. This one disappointed. The linen and room were a bit worn down. The staff did not always speak sufficient English (simple utterances). Breakfast was excellent though, but the rooms were definitely stuck in the previous century.
    Jean, us2 night trip
    Poor 2.0
    The rating online For this property didn’t match what we found and we immediately left. The room were musty and the floors were worn out. The only thing that looked like the photos online was the bathroom which looked like it had been recently renovated. There were insects from the reception during checkin until we got to our room which was the last straw. We turned around and checked out. Overall very very dissappointed.
    Esther, us2 night trip
    Poor 2.0
    Below average, over priced, in need of renovation
    This hotel needs renovation, they have already started and closed one of the pools. We have booked 2 deluxe rooms, when we arrived to checkin got told only one room is available and they gave us a second room across the hotel which isn't practical with children. When we complaints the manager offered two superior rooms with full board, however food is average and due to the low number of guests they don't really spend that much effort in cooking. On the checkout they've added more that $150 on top of the price paid at, claiming it's some sort of local taxes. Very unhappy and will never come close to it again. Way Overpriced for the services offered
    Omer, us2 night family trip
    Very Good 8.0
    A night in Bentota, Sri Lanka.
    At first we had issues with construction work around the room till 5pm, and problem with check in due to a mistake from my side reserving 1 adult instead of 2, they could have allowed us to check in and resolve that issue later but we were held up for a bit, that aside they gave us free dinner and late checkout therefore I am happy with how they handled it.
    us1 night family trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    Nice hotel with wide beach front
    Nice experience oveall. The hotel arranged a small cake for my daughter's birthday during the last day of our stay.
    us2 night trip
    Very Good 8.0
    Nice property perfectly located on beautiful beach
    Must stay in the new renovated hotel room area. We were very happy and satisfied with our room. Many other hotel guests told us how unhappy they were with the 'old wing' rooms. Our room was clean, comfortable and very convenient to pool, beach, lounge area and breakfast, which was outstanding. The beach is beautiful and stretches for a mile + in either direction, so great for long walks. Sunsets are directly in front of beach/hotel grounds. Beautiful lounging grounds with palm trees and shade. Bar staff and service is hit or miss, not very accommodating.
    Jonathan, us2 night romance trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    I was hesitant to spend the money to stay here after all of the bad reviews. I am so glad I did stay here. The staff is wonderful & helpful. The facilities are beautiful. It is very relaxing. I thought the food was delicious (vegetarian).
    us1 night trip
    Fair 4.0
    Good choice if you pay 50-70 USD/night.
    Don't be mislead by descent breakfast. All other meals in the hotel a terrible and expensive. Check the change at all times. Aircond will blow onto your bed and you will not be able to sleep if it is off. Be prepared to host cockroaches and ants in your room. All facilities are old and purely maintained. Don't be mislead by SPA. It is extra for $150/day for 2. Life-hacks: Put some water into the floor drain. This will reduce the odor in bathroom. Never buy anything at the beach near the hotel. It's 3-x times cheaper anywhere else. Buy fumigation device at local store. The one you'll bring with you wont work. Tuk-tuk's are 3 times cheaper 30 meters from the hotel entrance.
    Anton, us7 night trip
    Good 6.0
    5-star grounds; 3-star rooms
    Like the title says, it’s a 5-star property. The hotel grounds are amazing with direct access to the beach. The buffet breakfast is large and varied with an omelette, pancake, and waffle station. The staff are friendly and helpful. I’m afraid that’s where the 5-star rating ends. The quality of the rooms are definitely 3-star. The locking mechanism on the room doors make it so you have to pull the door in hard to ensure it’s closed. This means you hear lots of slamming throughout the day. In the bathroom you have old frayed towels and mold in the shower grout. The beds are moderately comfortable. The air-con in my room was only warm to cool. The thermostat never got below 23 although I turned it to 20. There’s an empty fridge in the room; no minibar. I spent two nights at the hotel and ate at Charters bar the first evening. The food was completely tasteless. Afterwards, I had lunch and dinner outside of the hotel. Try Rana seafood or Wunder bar I would not recommend this hotel. There are many other accommodations on the beach for half the price.
    Traveller, us2 night trip
    Very Good 8.0
    Great beach location, amazing breakfast at property
    gb5 night romance trip

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