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New York, NY
Reviewed 2 February 2015

Because: this property is magnificent. The Geoffrey Bawa architecture is stunning, and the whole complex is gorgeous. Breakfast was wonderful. However: - We had a tiny "Room with No View." There was indeed a small sitting area, but it was not air conditioned and there were plenty of mosquitoes. It was up a steep and narrow staircase. - Dinner was...

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SaskiaF2201, Public Relations Manager at Paradise Road The Villa Bentota, responded to this review

Dear ChinaFanNYC, Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We are glad to hear you enjoyed the architecture of Paradise Road The Villa Bentota and our breakfast. Our outdoor spaces for Suites without garden views unfortunately cannot be air conditioned and mosquitoes are an unavoidable circumstance of our climate. The small staircase to reach your room is...

Hilversum, The Netherlands
Reviewed 1 February 2015

The hotel is very nice, beautiful rooms, swimming pool. Close to beach. Staff in general very friendly. However we found it too noisy. Mainly because of the train (until 1am and starting at 4:30am), but also due to the neighbours

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SaskiaF2201, Public Relations Manager at Paradise Road The Villa Bentota, responded to this review

Dear G B, Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We are glad that you enjoyed the hotel, the rooms and the facilities available at Paradise Road The Villa Bentota. On occasions the rentable villa neighbouring the property does throw a late party, but this is quite seldom and we do regret that this disturbed you during...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 January 2015

A beautiful hotel, in a fabulous setting, and service which is off the scale. The hotel itself and the rooms are beautifully finished, and the gardens are so peaceful, it really is a fabulous spot to chill out and relax (especially if like us, it is the first stop after arriving off a long flight). 24 hours here and it...

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Reviewed 24 January 2015

Wow, just amazing! We spent two nights here and just loved it. Great food - best I found in Sri Lanka - the gnocchi and seafood pasta were superb. Great pool with enough chairs for everyone. Small boutique hotel that is really exotic. The architecture and interior design by Geoffrey Bawa is just amazing - worth a look inside even...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 22 January 2015

We stayed here 2 nights, one of which was an extra night as we could not tear ourselves away from this heavenly hotel. We swam at the beach which is across the railway line and watched the trains packed to the rafters go by. Everything was done perfectly. The hotel was designed by Geiffrey Bawa and so is very beautiful....

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 15 January 2015

Our 2 night stay here literally was 'paradise at the end of the road'. It was the perfect ending to our 20 day Sri Lankan holiday, made even more special by a room upgrade! Originally converted in to a boutique hotel by Geoffrey Bawa in the 70s, it has been beautifully refurbished and is truly stunning in a very understated...

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cambridge
Reviewed 14 January 2015

We stayed here towards the end of our Sri Lanka holiday for 5 days and thoroughly enjoyed it. The hotel is small (only 15 rooms), there are quite a few lounges where you can relax and two beautiful swimming pools - the gardens are immaculate. The hotel is full of items from the collection of the Chairman Shanth Fernando who...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 January 2015 via mobile

This hotel is EVERYTHING one would expect from a luxury hotel. We felt utterly secluded as the grounds have so many beautiful nooks to hide away in meaning you could spend hours without seeing another soul. The interior design is exquisite. The small touches such as bringing out a light snack at late afternoon to the pool without being asked...

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Reviewed 28 December 2014 via mobile

This is a beautiful boutique hotel the surroundings are beautiful and cannot be faulted! What can be is the service, there we're numerous service issues during our 4 night stay: 1. The manager who showed us the property advised the safe is often temperamental so to let him know if it became locked and he would come fix it, we...

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SaskiaF2201, Public Relations Manager at Paradise Road The Villa Bentota, responded to this review

Dear Emily, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the design and ambience of Paradise Road The Villa Bentota! Unfortunately this year Sri Lanka was hit by the worst weather experienced during our high season over the period of your stay which no doubt added to your disappointment. We...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 December 2014 via mobile

We have just returned from our 5th visit to Sri Lanka, two days early, and £1,500.00 financially lighter (for rebooked flight home, as after 2 hours phoning around all the best places were of course full as it was Christmas) due to the appalling state of the rooms at this hotel. Potentially a death trap - the final straw was...

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SaskiaF2201, Public Relations Manager at Paradise Road The Villa Bentota, responded to this review

Dear Ala O, Thank you for taking the time to write a review on our property on trip advisor. On Christmas Day this year Sri Lanka experienced one of the worst rains in our history. Paradise Road The Villa Bentota was built by the architect Geofrrey Bawa with an aim, as with all his buildings, to embrace nature and the...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Villa Bentota is a unique and private beach-side hotel; Paradise Road's newest property located 2 hours south of Colombo. Offering 15 individually designed rooms and suites with all modern amenities and services, The Villa Bentota is located in the Mohotti Walauwa which was Geoffrey Bawa's first boutique hotel in Sri Lanka. Refurbished and extended with incredible sensitivity to the original design, Shanth Fernando has created yet another masterpiece to give those who stay in the city at Tintagel a new special resort option in true Paradise Road style. With sprawling coconut palm-dressed lawns opening to the sea, two swimming pools, a restaurant, The Villa Café open to all passers-by and a Paradise Road gift store, The Villa Shop and an art gallery, The Villa Gallery, The Villa Bentota is a must-stop for all those traveling down the southern coast of Sri Lanka. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Paradise Road The Villa Bentota

Address: Mohotti Walauwa | 138/18 - 138/22 Galle Road, Bentota 80500, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Bentota
Price Range: €158 - €332 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Paradise Road The Villa Bentota 3.5*
Number of rooms: 15
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#3 On the Beach Hotel in Bentota
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#4 Family Hotel in Bentota
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“Quiet and private rooms. Great Food. Upstairs suits have great balcony.”
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“Rooms around a magnificent lawn”
 of 5 bubbles chris_talbot99, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Garden Suites - spacious”
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“Ask for a room away from the train track.”
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