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    The Waterside Bentota

    Yathramulla Road | Yathramulla Bentota, Bentota 80500, Sri Lanka
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    27/8/2017 28/8/2017
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    Traveller (94)
    Room & Suite (18)
    Pool & Beach (10)
    Overview
    • Excellent80%
    • Very good13%
    • Average6%
    • Poor1%
    • Terrible0%
    Travellers talk about
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Air Conditioning
    Pool
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Restaurant
    Airport Transportation
    Room Service
    Wheelchair Access
    Laundry Service
    Private Balcony
    3.5 Star Hotel
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    1 - 5 of 120 reviews

    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...More

    1  Thank Claire E
    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

    1  Thank 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...More

    1  Thank 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...More

    1  Thank Robert B
    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...More

    1  Thank seabassy
    Vivanta by Taj - Bentota
    2,293 reviews
    #2 of 25 hotels in Bentota
     
    Wunderbar Beach Club Hotel
    403 reviews
    #11 of 25 hotels in Bentota
     
    The Surf Hotel
    840 reviews
    #6 of 25 hotels in Bentota
     
    Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa Sri Lanka
    1,695 reviews
    #4 of 25 hotels in Bentota
     
    About
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    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Free Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Breakfast included
    • Room Service
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Airport Transportation
    • Breakfast included
    • Room Service
    • Laundry Service
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Things to do
    • Pool
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    • Price range
    • US$61 - US$192 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Hotel Style
    • #2 Romantic Hotel in Bentota
    • #5 Family Hotel in Bentota
    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 6
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    • Location
    • Sri Lanka >
    • Southern Province >
    • Galle District >
    • Bentota
    • Also Known As
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    Room & Suite (18)
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    Dining (4)
    Hotel & Grounds (61)
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    VDewar
    11 February 2017|
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    Response from Claire B |
    Hello Vicky, May be a little late to advise, but recommend that you visit the bentotawaterside website to make this kind of enquiry, the staff will be most happy to help you. Happy holidays.
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    Olimera
    25 October 2015|
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    Response from Claire B |
    Hello, the Bentota beach is about 5 minutes by boat - and the hotel provide a courtesy trip to the beach for guests. You can also get there by road, Tuk Tuk. The river is quite fast moving and I wouldn't personally recommend... More
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    Response from M M | Reviewed this property |
    Hi Bob. I am more than happy to answer any questions you may have regarding The Waterside. No where in Sri Lanka is far by Tuk tuk so no the Waterside is not far from a town. As you sit having a sundowner you watch the... More
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    "All rooms have a river view"
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    "Best view of the river from the rooms on the first floor"
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    "There are only six rooms -- all of them have a wonderful view over the river, so it doesn't really matter..."
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    "All rooms face the river and all have large balconies or terraces."
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