Avani Bentota Resort

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2 outdoor pools, open 7:00 AM to 7:30 PM, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
2 outdoor pools, open 7:00 AM to 7:30 PM, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
2 outdoor pools, open 7:00 AM to 7:30 PM, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Avani Suite | Terrace/patio

Overview of Avani Bentota Resort

Avani Bentota Resort

5.0 star property
Bentota beachfront resort with 2 restaurants, pool bar

8.4/10 Very good

159 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
  • Air conditioning
No 03 Hotel Road, Bentota, 80500
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • 2 restaurants and 2 bars/lounges
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Breakfast available
  • Fitness centre
  • Sauna
  • Beach towels
  • Pool bar
  • Room service
  • Spa services
  • Massage/treatment rooms
Feel at home
  • Rollaway/extra beds
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping

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About this area

What's nearby

  • On the beach

Getting around

  • Colombo (CMB-Bandaranaike Intl.) - 77 min drive
  • Aluthgama Railway Station - 6 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Avani Bentota Resort

5-star luxury resort
A round-trip airport shuttle, a poolside bar and a terrace are just a few of the amenities provided at Avani Bentota Resort. This resort is a great place to bask in the sun with a white sand beach and beach towels. Treat yourself to a massage or other spa services. Enjoy international cuisine, ocean views, and brunch at the two on-site restaurants. Yoga classes and aerobics classes are offered at the gym; other things to do include volleyball. Free in-room WiFi is available to all guests, along with a garden and a library.
You'll also find perks such as:
  • 2 outdoor pools with sunloungers and pool umbrellas
  • Free self-parking
  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge), barbecues and massage treatment rooms
  • A front desk safe, concierge services and free newspapers
  • Guest reviews say good things about the beach locale, pool and helpful staff
Room features
All guest rooms at Avani Bentota Resort include perks, such as Laptop workspace and air conditioning, as well as amenities, such as complimentary wireless Internet access and safes.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • 42-inch LED TVs with satellite channels
  • Coffee/tea makers, ceiling fans and daily housekeeping


English, German

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 75 units
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until 4:30 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 2:00 PM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

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


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours a day)*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • 2 restaurants
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • BBQs
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

Travelling with children

  • Children's menu

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Fitness classes
  • Yoga classes
  • Volleyball
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Scuba-diving nearby

Working away

  • Business centre
  • Meeting room
  • Conference centre


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Umbrellas
  • Beach towels
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1971
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Fitness centre
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Spa services
  • Sauna
  • Massage/treatment rooms


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • English
  • German

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 42-inch LED TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Dressing gowns
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Turndown service
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished

Freshen up

  • Free toiletries
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the on-site spa services. There are massage/treatment rooms available. Services include massages.

Children under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision.


Breeze Restaurant – Overlooking the ocean and pool, this restaurant specialises 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 specialises in international cuisine and serves brunch, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 20 for adults and USD 15 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 165 per vehicle
  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Late checkout can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from July 1 2021 to September 1 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)
  • Fitness facilities

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 30.0 per night
  • Airport shuttle service for children between the ages of 2 and 11 costs USD 165

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Pool access available from 7:00 AM to 7:30 PM
  • Children under 12 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool or fitness facility without adult supervision
  • Children under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision
  • Reservations are required for massage services and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

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 sanitiser.

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.


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These 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.

This property does not have lifts.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

AVANI Bentota Resort
Avani Bentota Resort Resort
AVANI Bentota
Avani Bentota Hotel Bentota
Serendib Hotel Bentota
Avani Bentota Resort And Spa
Avani Bentota Hotel
AVANI Bentota Resort Spa
Avani Bentota Resort Bentota
Avani Bentota Resort Resort Bentota

Frequently asked questions

Does Avani Bentota Resort offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Avani Bentota Resort does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Avani Bentota Resort?
As of 26 September 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Avani Bentota Resort on 28 September 2022 start from €189, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Avani Bentota Resort?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
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, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Avani Bentota Resort?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Avani Bentota Resort?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 165 per vehicle.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Avani Bentota Resort?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 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). Contactless check-out is available.
What is there to do at Avani Bentota Resort and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities such as parasailing, scuba-diving and body boarding. Additional recreation on-site includes aerobics , volleyball and yoga. Enjoy a swim in one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools or use the resort's other amenities, which include 2 bars and a sauna. Avani Bentota Resort also has a fitness centre and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Avani Bentota Resort?
Yes, there are 2 on-site restaurants, featuring international cuisine and garden views. The dining venue(s) will be unavailable from 1 July 2021 to 1 September 2022 (dates subject to change). Nearby restaurants include Susanthas (3-min walk), Golden Grill (4-min walk) and Malli's Restaurant (4-min walk).
What's the area around Avani Bentota Resort like?
Avani Bentota Resort is located a short 4-minute walk from Bentota Beach. Travellers say that this resort is in a good location.

Overall score and ratings


Very good




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



8/10 Very good

Good staff but hotel needs more maintenance & renovations in superior rooms at least.. flooring & bathrooms needs more more care of maintenance
EISSA, 1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Great beach location, amazing breakfast at property
5-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

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, 3-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very good

Anna, 3-night family trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Fantastic location where you could easily walk out to local restaurants or jump on the train for a day trip
9-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Check-in & check-out seemed to be at the same time so it was very chaotic when we arrived, we didn't get our room until 430pm but the manager was very lovely & gave us free drinks & food while we waited. Great size room with all the facilities we needed. Great choice at the buffet for breakfast. Overall we enjoyed our stay there.
Max, 2-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Nice hotel with clean rooms and awesome views but the staff lack a basic sense of service!
1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

the staff were lovely the food was fantastic the location could not have been better right on a lovely beech 5 minutes walk to the local shops or a short tuk tuk ride to town or a nice easy walk all the staff were courteous and always smileing we would highly recommend this hotel.
7-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great location on a fantastic beach. I booked the cheapest room through Expedia but for some reason management gave us a free upgrade to a spectacular villa. Gotta love that!
Lori, 2-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

We really enjoyed our stay at the Avani Resort. The location was wonderful, the combination of the beach, which is amazing, and the Avani grounds with the pools and chairs and shade was really relaxing. The staff was super helpful and the food and spa also great.
7-night family trip
Verified Ebookers guest review