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The Waterside Bentota

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#12 of 23 Hotels in Bentota
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Reviewed 16 February 2017

Just returned from 5 nights at The Waterside, What a great secluded place. Idyllic waterside location - with a free boat trip to the town and local shops. The boat trip to see the local wild life (crocs and lizards, eagles and cormorant) was pretty special too Great food and such lovely friendly staff (especially Indica who patiently answered all...

1Thank Claire E
West Byfleet, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 February 2017

We arrived at the Waterside for three nights at the start of our trip to Sri Lanka. It is situated up the river estuary slightly away from the coast which was easily accessible. I would thoroughly recommend a stay. The staff could not have been more helpful and charming and nothing was too much bother. The rooms were clean and...

1Thank Liz R
Reviewed 6 January 2017

This is a beautiful, quiet spot. We spent a little time at the hotels on the beach front: they were nowhere near as quite or as beautiful as our place. Also, it's no disadvantage being a little way from the beach. The Waterside has a private boat that they use to take you to the front, and to pick you...

1Thank Andrew P
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Myself and my fiancé stayed at the waterside Bentota for 4 nights. Our trip to Sri Lanka was unfortunately just a short one (as a stop over on our way to Australia) and whist there is so much on offer all we wanted was somewhere to relax. This is the perfect place. The Waterside is set on River Bentota away...

1Thank Robert B
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 May 2016

We stayed here in February for a week and could not have wished for a better stay. It's true that the rooms could do with a little updating but once you've been here for 5 minutes it really doesn't matter. The rooms are clean and tidy and have everything you need. The hotel is amazingly tranquil with parakeets and giant...

1Thank seabassy
Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

After a four day tour we finished off by staying here for the last few days to relax. Perfect place, clean, peaceful and brilliant staff who provided nice excursions and excellent food. Great for couples or families that just want to relax. Beach is only a 5 minute tuk-tuk away or they can even take you there by boat. They...

1Thank Stephen S
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

We didn't stay at the hotel but had dinner at the restaurant. We also looked at their rooms. Nice and cozy place with good room facilities. Dinner was great and service very friendly. We also met two couples from who stayed there and the hat nothing but compliments about this place

1Thank Enjoy8888
Hastings, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

As soon as we arrived we felt completely settled. The view is outstanding the staff excellent and the hotel is wonderful oasis... Only six rooms great pool boat rides whenever you want to go anywhere. Restaurant was very good didn't have one bad meal. The wildlife is amazing as said before watching the bats and parrots at sunset awesome.. Go...

1Thank Bridget P
Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

We stayed here last week. Amila organised our airport pickup and an early check-in without any hassles. He even informed us before hand of a srilankan wedding to be held on our day of arrival, which in fact was quite a memorable experience in the end with the music and local lunch being organised for us. The rooms, bathroom and...

1Thank nevillem79
Ashbourne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 March 2016

We stayed here for 3 nights. It is a fantastic place to stay and we can't recommend it highly enough. Its in a great location right on the river side and they arrange free boat trips to the beach for you and will pick you up again at the end of the day. The beach is only 5 minutes away...

2Thank DrKayP

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Waterside is an elegant well maintained Villa with restaurant,which is situated in a unique riverside location,and has magnificent views over the wide Bentota Ganga. Waterside is popular with guests of all nationalities.We have 6 ensuite (with bathtub and shower) A/C rooms with bar fridge,fan and satellite TV.The large open restaurant serves delicious Sri Lankan and Western dishes as well as mouth watering seafood.During your stay you can relax by our pool which is only a few steps from all the rooms, whilst enjoying the surrounding mature tropical garden and river views.We offer complimentary boat transfer to nearby beach, water sports or town.If you require Ayuvedic massage we can recommend several treatment centres.Excursions and tours to all the magnificent sites in this beautiful island can be arranged.If you wish to explore the local area we provide bicycles or we can organise local scenic tuk tuk rides . Fishing trips ,bird watching and river trips are available. ... more   less 

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Address: Yathramulla Road | Yathramulla Bentota, Bentota 80500, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle District > Bentota
Price Range: €75 - €135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Waterside Bentota 3.5*
Number of rooms: 6
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“All rooms have a river view”
clairee803, 16 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Best view of the river from the rooms on the first floor”
192lizr, 8 Feb 2017 | Read review
“There are only six rooms -- all of them have a wonderful view over the river, so it doesn't really matter which one you choose.”
T3488UOandrewp, 5 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All rooms face the river and all have large balconies or terraces.”
DrKayP, 10 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Lovely view,quite place”
887sanjayp, 27 Feb 2016 | Read review
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