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Avani Bentota Resort, Bentota, Sri Lanka

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

Upscale beachfront resort with pool bar, near Bentota Beach
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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  • We enjoyed our stay at Avani Bentota. The staff was very courteous and helpful. The food…Nov 20, 2018
  • Great beach location, amazing breakfast at propertyJan 24, 2020

Avani Bentota Resort, Bentota, Sri Lanka

from Rs10,191
  • Standard Room
  • Superior Room
  • Deluxe Room, 1 Full or 2 Twin Beds
  • Avani Suite
  • Bawa Villa

What’s around Avani Bentota Resort, Bentota, Sri Lanka


  • 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
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

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

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 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
  • One meeting room 1
  • 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

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, Bentota, Sri Lanka’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 LKR 30.0 per night

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

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

    Airport shuttle service for children between the ages of 2 and 11 costs LKR 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, Bentota, Sri Lanka

    • 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 parking offered 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).
    • Are there restaurants at or near Avani Bentota Resort?
      Yes, there are 2 onsite restaurants.
    • Is airport shuttle service offered by Avani Bentota Resort?
      Yes, a shuttle from the airport to the hotel is available. The charge is LKR 165 per vehicle.

    Recent reviews

    Very good 8.4 From 56 reviews

    Very good 8.0
    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.
    Sharon, us3 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
    Wonderful hotel and relaxing location.
    Kim, auOther trip
    Fair 4.0
    To expensive for the quality of the hotel
    Advertised as a 5* service of a 3*.. would not recommend booking this hotel if you are expecting a service which reflects the price..
    Andrew, gbRomance 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
    Very good 8.0
    Tired hotel but kept going by nice beach & staff.
    Hotel is a bit old and needs improvement. The power sockets need replacing! Across our stay, the menu was exactly the same - breakfast, lunch and dinner!! Virtually same offering without much catering to vegetarians. Beach deckchairs need to be paid, which I expected to be complimentary for hotel guests. Make sure you have enough mosquito repellents as the fumigations are not effective at all. I was bitten quite a bit although the staff did their best with the spraying. Also the swimming pool was not very clean. But on balance, the staff are helpful and smiling always. They even obliged with an early checkin and late checkout, which was very nice of them. I get the feeling that any non core offerings are extremely expensive. For example, the airport transfer quote from hotel was $125 each way while we got the same car from a private online chap for 56$.
    Ravishankar, ie3 night family trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    Amazing Resort!
    Incredible resort! Everything was so clean and comfortable! Our room was spacious and inviting. The staff were all very friendly and helpful. Would highly recommend for anyone looking for a relaxing getaway.
    us1 night romance trip

    Avani Bentota Resort, Bentota, Sri Lanka

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