Bentota Beach Hotel
Bentota known for its broad golden beaches is situated in the southern coastal zone of Sri Lanka, a mere one & half hour drive from Colombo. If the idea of a vacation calls to mind an image of lazing around on the beach, indulging in mouth watering delicacies and returning home with sun kissed skin, Bentota Beach hotel should be given top priority.
The hotel, designed based on an ancient Dutch fort by the famous Geoffrey Bawa, is situated at the point where the Bentota River flows into the Indian Ocean. Expect to be lulled by the sounds of ocean waves and the water lapping against the river banks.
Bentota Beach hotel accommodates 130 rooms and 3 suites, all of which have sea-front or river-front views.
The hotel, through its specialised sports centre (Club Inter Sport) offers an array of motorised water-sports that get the adrenaline pumping. Popular excursions from the hotel include taking a boat ride along the Bentota River to the surrounding mangroves, visiting the turtle hatcheries in Kosgoda, or taking an hour's drive to explore the Dutch Fort in Galle. For the laid-back there is an Ayurvedic spa with an expertise in pampering.
Stay in one of the most tasteful Bentota hotels, when you select Bentota Beach Hotel, a cut above the rest!
There are 130 rooms and 3 suites at this superlative Bentota hotel. All rooms at the Bentota Beach hotel have its own private balcony and a view to complement. Rooms located in the north wing have a view of the Bentota River flowing along the banks and falling to the sea, while the rooms on the south wing have a view of the Indian Ocean. All rooms are colour washed in somber beiges and whites and decorated with bright coloured bed spreads, bed runners and throw pillows. The walls of these spacious rooms are adorned with hand loom tapestries that add a dash of colour to the rooms. The three suites consist of a large bed room a living area and en-suite bathrooms, the living area is furnished with a large plush beige sofa and a large colourful painting mounted on the wall brightens the room.
There are 105 Standard Rooms, 12 Superior Rooms and 13 Deluxe Rooms. All these rooms are air conditioned, and facilities such as Cable TV, telephone, mini-bar, drinking water as well as bathroom amenities such as hair dryer, complimentary toiletries, bathrobes and bedroom slippers are made available.
Bentota Beach Hotel is a hotel in Bentota that offers a wide array of services to make your stay a memorable one. There are two restaurants in the hotel; Peacock Restaurant offers delectable dishes in both local and international cuisine during pre-determined meal times. Araliya Restaurant enables guests to wine and dine with food and beverages of their choice. Beat the heat with alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages at the Sooriya Pool Bar.
The pontoon at Bentota Beach Hotel is perfect to hold parties or cocktails while taking a ride down the Bentota River; it has a seating capacity of 30 and standing capacity of 60.
The swimming pool at the hotel is unique, with crevices of natural rock peeking in on the floor of the pool. The water sport centre at Bentota Beach Hotel offers a variety of ways to explore the ocean and the river surrounding the hotel; such as wind surfing, jet skiing, banana boat riding and diving.
For the guest who prefers land sports Bentota Beach Hotel has flood lit tennis courts, squash courts, table tennis, gymnasium, billiards, darts and archery to keep you occupied. A kiddies play area is also available at the hotel to keep the younger guests entertained. The hotel also offers conference facilities with seating for a maximum of 100 guests (Theatre style).
Guests could visit the Travel Centre and request the hotel to organize trips to visit the turtle hatcheries, Galle Fort etc.