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River Edge Bentota is a beautifully located private apartment with views of the Bentota River. Situated at the top of a large garden full of fruit and spice trees, the apartment includes a bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, indoor sitting area and veranda. Breakfast of fresh fruit, toast and tea or a Sri lankan breakfast is included in the room rate, and provided with a smile by the host's family, who are always on hand to help with whatever you need. Birds and lizards abound in the adjoining garden.
The River Edge apartment includes bedroom with double bed; bathroom; sitting area with coffee table and chairs; kitchen with gas burner, sink and fridge; and outdoor veranda with views of the water and tropical garden. The apartment is next to the main house but separated by hanging mats to provide privacy. The apartment is located at the top of a tropical garden full of fruit and spice trees. Mango, jackfruit, coconut, guava, pineapple, lemon, breadfruit, ginger, cashew, saffron, and Sri Lankan almond trees can all be found in the garden, as well as a variety of birds and animals. Chameleons, water monitors, squirrels, bats and mongoose can often be seen, and the Bentota River is a haven for birds such as sea eagles, kingfishers, storks, cormorants and parrots. Features of the River Edge apartment include: *Double Bed with mosquito net *Towels and linen provided *Fridge *Kitchen sink *Gas burners for cooking *Cooking pots, crockery and cutlery *Ceiling fan (portable air conditioner on request) *Indoor sitting area (coffee table and chairs) *Veranda with garden and river views *Bathroom with hot and cold water *Wireless Internet connection Basic toiletries (soap, shampoo) are provided, as well as a 5L bottle of drinking water for the room. Meals A breakfast of tea, fresh fruit and toast is included in the room rate. If guests would prefer to eat in at night, a homemade Sri Lankan meal of rice and a selection of curries can be arranged at the cost of 500 rupees per person, delivered to your room. Vegetarian guests will be catered for. Please make arrangements with the host at the time of your stay.
Our property is located in Kahagalle village, around 2km outside of Bentota township and 2km from Bentota train station. It is a quiet, safe and friendly neighbourhood, and the local Buddhist temple stands at the end of the street. We are tucked away from the dust and noise of the main town, and there are few other tourists in this area, giving you a real taste of local Sri Lankan life. Diya Sisila Restaurant, renowned for its delicious fresh seafood, is a short walk away. Lunuganga House, designed by renowned architect Geoffrey Bawa, is around a 2km walk or bike ride away. Small grocery shops are located within walking distance, and Bentota swimming beach as well as larger shops, ATMs, post office, cafes, clothes and souvenir shops can be found in the main town, accessible via bike or tuk-tuk.
  • Staying at Sanjaya's place was great - such an amazing location by the river and lovely to get to know him and his lovely family. We stayed for almost 3 weeks and made to feel entirely at home in the cottage. We look forward to visiting again!

    Rob2016-02-15T00:00:00Z
  • Probably the best place on the Bentota River to experience authentic Sri Lankan hospitality, with a lovely Sri Lankan family. The location is perfect, even in the monsoon rains.

    Ayoma2016-06-01T00:00:00Z
  • Three of us stayed at River Edge for 2 days. The location of the place couldn't have been any better. Waking up to a splendid view of river gleaming under the morning sun is an amazing experience. The cottage is well furnished and has all the facilities. Sanjaya is a truly wonderful host. He accompanied us on the boat-ride across the river and personally drove us on a tuk-tuk to Hikkaduwa. We had a great time discussing Indian and Sri Lankan culture. Sanjaya's family who stay next door are very affectionate and made us feel at home. We enjoyed playing holi (indian festival) with them. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone visiting Bentota.

    Annoda2015-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • if you are looking for a place to stay with a friendly and kind family then this is it, however it was not particuarly relaxing due to building works that were going on, and a long way to the beach.

    Miranda2017-01-15T00:00:00Z
  • I cannot imagine a better host than Sanjaya. Friendly, energetic, thoughtful and knowledgeable, he leaves no stone unturned in his quest to create an enjoyable experience for his guests. The location of River Edge is wonderful - serene, quiet, beautiful, with Bentota's hustle and bustle within easy reach. The accommodation is thoughtfully equipped with everything you might need, and Sanjaya made all our travel arrangements for us. Sanjaya's family made our stay extra special, by playing with our son and cooking us the best rice and curry we found throughout sri lanka! We miss you!

    Ellen2015-04-18T00:00:00Z
  • If we had to sum up our experience of being at Sanjaya's in one word, it would be 'effortless'. A consummate host, Sanjaya picked us up from the train station and welcomed us into the charming apartment. We intended to stay 1 night but couldn't leave and stayed for 3, we found it so relaxing. We enjoyed, Ayurvedic massage in the garden, a boat excursion along the Bentota river (beginning at the bottom of the garden), Sanjaya's mothers delightful cooking, a barbecue, snoozing in the hammock, sitting on the porch marvelling at the wildlife in the back garden. A beautiful afternoon on the nearby beach. Our host made moving around Bentota effortless. Sanjaya is an enthusiastic, vibrant and informative host, he was always at hand when we needed him and incredibly helpful with our itinerary for the rest of our stay in Sri Lanka. His family and the dogs are so warm and joyful, we were sad to leave them. We really hope to return one day. Thank you Sanjaya!

    Imogen2015-03-12T00:00:00Z
  • Sanjaya is the most friendly host ever! He is always there for you and always has a smile for you, no matter what. His mother makes a fantastic breakfast and her Curries are the best in the world. His sister is a lovely young woman (almost still a girl) and is also very keen of taking care of the guests. If you would like to learn about the real life in Sri Lanka, don´t go to a Hotel where everything is organized for the european life style, come to Sanjaya and his Family! Learn! Like we did! Sleeping in the River Edge can be a little bit frustrating at the beginning, specially if you have a sensitive sleep. These Bakery-Tuctucs are very loud, but after a few nights you don´t really hear them anymore. We had a special time with Sanjaya and his family, made very many new experiences, and the most important thing: This family is wonderful!

    Carsten2017-03-13T00:00:00Z
  • The photos do not render this location justice. It is a beautiful private bungalow in a very large garden. Sanjaya and his family were very welcoming and kind, they provided great breakfast and local food, and Sanjaya is very knowleadgeable about the surroundings and can set you up with some great deals if you need it. I went for a boat tour in the mangroves he organized, it was well worth the experience. The bungalow itself is clean and fairly new, and comes with a kitchen if you wish to cook your meals.

    David2015-03-01T00:00:00Z
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    Bentota, Southern Province, Sri Lanka

    Approximately 800m from the beach, in the midst of a tropical, extremely quiet location is the bungalow. A private entrance to the property and the room is available. The main road is about 500m.
    The private room with private entrance has a large double bed, wardrobe, private bathroom and air conditioning.
  • For us, small family with baby, it was the perfect start for our tour through Sri Lanka. First time homestay for us and probably it's hard to find a better one. Room is big and clean with all you need, even AC. You have a small private terrace for yourself and a big big garden around which was nice to explore. The family is super kind and tries to make your stay as nice as possible but also gives you privacy when you need! Awesome Sri Lankan breakfast is included and dinner you can have there as well for a decent price. We actually had all the 3 days rice and curry dinner there. Gihan's Mom surprised us every time. Gihan gives you all the information you need for Bentota or more. We bought a SIM card for me together and he even brought us to the train station and waited until the train left. Through his perfect English skills every chat was a delight! Thank you!

    Joscha2017-01-15T00:00:00Z
  • We had a great time staying with Gihaan and his parents. They are very welcoming. They cooked special vegetarian food for us as we are strictly Vegetarians. The food was lovely. They have a nice garden where they grow vegetables. The place is slightly internal, butnot difficult to find. Lot of greenery all around. You can spot some wildlife from their house like monkeys, mangoose, etc... They also have a pet turtle. Overall a very nice and welcoming experience. Definitely recommend...

    Devang2014-10-23T00:00:00Z
  • We had a really nice stay in Gihans place, our bed was super comfortable, the room was really beautiful and clean. We really loved food which was prepared by Gihans Mom..so delicious, you must try that. What a nice family - best few days with this nice people from 3 week adventure in Sri Lanka! I totally recommend staying here. :)

    Luka 2016-03-12T00:00:00Z
  • We had a memorable stay with Gihaan and family. Having arrived on our first visit to SriLanka tired and late, Gihaan was there to guide and even pick us up from the railway station. He proved to be interesting company and extremely helpful through our stay. The food his mother makes is delicious and worth trying! I’d recommend this place to travellers looking for safety, warmth, comfort and a good time!

    Shivani2017-10-18T00:00:00Z
  • Gihan and his parents are wonderful hosts who will do anything to help during your stay! They assisted us with our visa extensions and gave us plenty of valuable advice for visiting the local area. The room was clean and comfortable and breakfast was delicious. Highly recommended!!

    mitchell2017-03-11T00:00:00Z
  • Breeze villa is a wonderful place for you to unwind. The villa has a lovely garden where you can spend time just being yourself and also can watch various birds. Gihan's mom Sandhya is a superb cook & a wonderful human being. She is always there for you forever smiling. We had a wonderful time at breeze villa, bentota. The bentota beach is also at walkable distance & is very serene.

    Namita2016-12-22T00:00:00Z
  • The best place to stay in Bentota! Beautiful, quiet and very clean! Great new bathroom! The beach is about a 10 minute walk. The family is great, generously and very! fiendly! Helpful and it gives the best food in Bendota! If you stay in Bentota you should definitely stay there !! We had no better stayed throughout Sri Lanka. Thank you soooooo much for the wonderful time!!! Jasmin and David

    Jasmin2014-12-02T00:00:00Z
  • Gihan and his family provide an excellent service to travellers. The accommodation, meals and community contacts in accessing drivers to local places of interest are of a high standard. We valued the many insights we gained into life in Sri Lanka. The beach was the best we encountered.Gihan's parents made us very welcome.

    victoria2016-09-01T00:00:00Z
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    Bentota, Southern Province, Sri Lanka

    I just wanted to recommend you my mother home, she has a two separate rooms for renting in Bentota Srilanka, 3min walk to the Bentota Beach, with bed & breakfast for one double room 20€. (We are arranging Air port transport, Round tours in Srilanka, Boat safari, national parks safari and blue whales watching, Water sports, and ect...) We are arranging tours according to the tourist wishes, and for our Air BnB costomer, 5% discount price for the tours.
    We are arranging Bentota Village tours there you can see Turtle hatchary, River safari, toddy tapping visit, aincient temple visit, water sport, As well we are arranging Airport transport, Roundtour around Srilanka with chauffeur guide, package tours with hotels and entrance tickets, etc..., for our customers discount price.
    Neighborhood is very peacefull, smily people who welcome tourist to our village, very green beautyfull surrounded, many fruits trees in the garden, and around,
  • Viruma's house is a great place to stay! Rooms are neat and clean, near the house there is a nice garden, location is close to the ocean. But the point of staying in this guesthouse are not the rooms, but their owner=) Viruma is a very nice and friendly person, it was great to chat with her, she told us a lot of interesting things about Sri Lanka. She is also a great cook, we loved her food in local style very much. I would recommend this place to everybody! =)

    Valery2015-10-12T00:00:00Z
  • We had a lovely stay at her place. The location is perfect, next to the station and close to the beach. She also has a beautifull garden which is a great place to sit, because even in mid-day it stays a quite cool.

    Marijke2015-08-09T00:00:00Z
  • We enjoyed our stay in Pradeep mother's house.When we arrive Pradeep's brother asked tuktuk to take us here,and the location is excellent to many places.Her house is clean but a little hot.She is a very nice person,she helps us a lot and we talked a lot.We really enjoyed her cook and dinner is cheap and delicious! She showed us the way to railway station and it's a pleasant experience to stay with her.

    Anastasia2015-09-02T00:00:00Z
  • To stay at Pradeep's mom was the best start of our Sri Lanka holiday. Everything was clean,the room was not humid,the beach is 3 minutes walk,we got really cheap,but very good,traditional food and a lot. She and her son were very welcoming,helped in everything we needed. We are totally satisfied :)

    Tímea2015-08-07T00:00:00Z
  • We had a wonderful time with Wimala and their family. The room was simply furnished, but very clean and we had everything we needed. Wimala is very friendly, helpful and always been there for us. She is a great cook and she cooked the best food for little money. As much as she gave us we could not eat. We were with Wimala on the market and have learned a lot about country and people during our stay. We had fun with Wimala, her son, grandson and brother. The peaceful place with Wimala we can definitely recommend and we will come again . We have the family closed in our hearts. Many thanks for everything!! Kiara & Malin, Kathrin & Manuel

    Kathrin 2016-08-14T00:00:00Z
  • Very nice (!!!!) woman is holding the house: she can feed, soothe, to laugh with you! It will be great to refresh repair

    Kirill2016-11-20T00:00:00Z
  • A simple yet good place...very close to the beach with great people..had a great time and Pradeep's mum, brother and Uncle were very helpful. They helped plan all sightseeing and are well informed. Good place to start the trip within Sri Lanka as you can hit the beach first and then move across the South or The North and they can help you plan your entire travel and itinerary.

    malcolm2015-10-30T00:00:00Z
  • We stayed in Wimala house for 1 night. The family who met us - are simply amazing. They will treat you like a member of the family. Wimala and her son will help you in all what you need. They can do for you very nice excursions of interesting places in Sri Lanka. Room was wery clean. There are: double bedroom with a mosquito net over the bed. Room had a private bathroom with shower and toilet. The breakfast was very delicious. There was a private entrance in the room - it was absolutely amazing. The beach was 5 minutes walk. There are peace and quiet. For this money better homestay you will not find in Bentota. You will not regret if your stay in this homestay. Big thanks for Wimala and her son for hospitality.

    Roman2016-01-17T00:00:00Z
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    Bentota, Southern Province, Sri Lanka

    Namo Villa has been designed for guests who requires privacy & for them to feel their second home with very personalize service to carry memories, everything arranged by the team of Namo Villa your dream holiday we make it true....
    For those people who would like to have a peaceful holiday with no disburdens, away from their busy life, to have bit of experience in the middle of a local village with personalize service from one spot Anything and everything you may require will arrange from one place, people who would like to have good sun on a sandy white beach at Bentota and need activities such as water sports, boat safari, deep sea fishing, village tour, handcraft village visit, fish market visit, turtle farm visit, live entertainments and much more.. Ayurvedic treatment around the pool or in a close door to make you rejuvenated We basically offer our guest with memories and experience to remember
    White sandy clean and long beach, water sports by the Bentota river, local fish and vegetable market, fishing and ayurvedic treatment
  • The best thing about the villa is Jaya, the manager. He is pretty much connected to everything you might need and will organise everything for you. The villa is close to markets and the beach. I highly recommend renting bikes as you can discover the coast riding them. The downside might be the people walking around the house, loudly in the morning, however, I never complained about it at the villa. I am pretty sure they would adopt to our needs. Altogether, based on the cost-benefit, I fully recommend the place.

    Alen2017-04-11T00:00:00Z
  • The home and pool area were beautiful, clean and well maintained. Air conditioning in the bedrooms was very nice to have. We didn't venture into the kitchen because the staff prepared our meals. The food was good, omelets for breakfast and a traditional Sri Lankan dinner. The manager was always willing to make travel arrangements for us at a very reasonable price. Even though the other staff spoke limited English, they and were always friendly/patient and able to figure out what we needed. We had a very enjoyable stay in a beautiful home.

    Anita2015-04-11T00:00:00Z
  • More than wonderful Getting to the villa easily They receive guests with wonderful smile and juice Beautiful villa in all its details Garden and abroad with the swimming pool is an excellent place to relax Host Sandhu very nice and made ​​the house more than wonderful and other team as well My family, consisting of nine people and two children enjoyed very much And I would definitely recommend them If you want more privacy I advise you to book all the 5 rooms

    sarah2014-08-08T00:00:00Z
  • Me and my family spent 3 weeks at Villa Namo during December 2015. We were 7 adults and 3 children so we had the whole house for ourselves. We had a wonderful time. Jaya and the rest of the personel was really kind to us. The house is wonderful and is a really nice house to live in if you want to experience the real Sri Lanka but still live in a comfortable house. The Personel is also basically your neighbours, they live really close so if you are looking for a house surrounded by other hotels this is not the house for you. In this house you live among the locals and for us that was amazing. They drove us to the beach every day and one staffmember always joined us at the beach and made sure we wasn’t hustled, guarded our things while everyone was bathing, guarding sleeping children in their strollers, played with the children while they were awake and made sure the kids didn’t play with things that they could hurt themselves on. (Basically we had one extra parent their but with some local knowledge) If we needed anything all we had to do was ask and they sorted it out. My brother turned 40 during our stay and Jaya arranged a barbeque with fireworks, live music, cake and everything you need for a really nice price. I can strongly recommend Villa Namo. Even though we had 3 children under the age of three and every kid had a stroller, the rides to the beaches or restaurants or the excursions we went on went really smoothly. Bentota as a city is nice with wonderful beaches. If you want to go spend time at a hotel complex with pools, spa and restaurants Jaya arrange that as well for no extra cost using his local contacts and friends. Our family spent basically 50% of the days at the beach and 50% at a hotel complex named Avani with 2 large swimmingpools, childrenpools, restaurants and spa.

    Kalle2015-12-28T00:00:00Z
  • The villa is out of words , clean , incredible style

    Khaled 2015-09-28T00:00:00Z
  • The hosts were very helpful! We booked the entire villa and our stay over new year's Eve was just perfect.

    Ashar2017-01-02T00:00:00Z
  • Thank you so much Gayana for the lovely place and the villa team. This is my first visit to Sri Lanka. We are a group of four persons from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. We stayed three nights and enjoyed the place and the swimming pool. The villa manager and his family were so helpful and very kind and arranged massage for us. My special thanks to Sandu as she helped us a lot in preparing meals and treated us as being part of their family with a lovely smile all the time.

    Mohammad2016-10-10T00:00:00Z
  • Gayana and her team were very accommodating, arranging tuk tuk s for us. The house was pleasant enough a group of 4 of us stayed for two nights. Breakfast was served in the morning which was convenient.

    Ryan2016-02-29T00:00:00Z
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    Bentota, Southern Province, Sri Lanka

    The Cinnamon Cottage is a beautifully located private cottage looking out on to the Bentota River. Situated at the bottom of a large garden full of fruit and spice trees, the cottage has a tropical modernist design, built using recycled timber and boasting an outdoor shower. Breakfast of fresh fruit, toast and tea is included in the room rate, and provided with a smile by the host's family, who are always on hand to help with whatever you need. Birds and lizards abound in the adjoining garden.
    The Cinnamon Cottage, named for the cinnamon tree that stands by the cottage door, has been designed using the concepts of tropical modernist architecture. The space includes one large bedroom with double bed, coffee table and chairs, a modern open air bathroom, and a private outdoor veranda with views of the water and tropical garden. The bedroom windows look out over mangrove trees and on to the Bentota River, providing travellers with a sense of calm and tranquility. The cottage is located at the bottom of a tropical garden full of fruit and spice trees. Mango, jackfruit, coconut, guava, pineapple, lemon, breadfruit, ginger, cashew, saffron, and Sri Lankan almond trees can all be found in the garden, as well as a variety of birds and animals. Chameleons, water monitors, squirrels and mongoose can often be seen, and the Bentota River is a haven for birds such as sea eagles, kingfishers, storks, cormorants and parrots. Features of the Cinnamon Cottage include: *Double Bed with mosquito net *Towels and linen provided *Small fridge *Ceiling fan (portable air conditioner on request) *Indoor sitting area (coffee table and chairs) *Outdoor sitting area (wicker lounge, dining table and chairs) *Bedside lamps *Clothes hanger *Wooden storage shelves *Bathroom with hot and cold water *Yoga mat for guests to use *Wireless internet connection Basic toiletries (soap, shampoo) are provided, as well as a 5L bottle of drinking water for the room. Meals A breakfast of tea, fresh fruit and toast is included in the room rate. If guests would prefer to eat in at night, a homemade Sri Lankan meal of rice and a selection of curries can be arranged at the cost of 500 rupees per person, delivered to your room. Vegetarian guests will be catered for. Please make arrangements with the host at the time of your stay.
    Our property is located in Kahagalle village, around 2km outside of Bentota township and 3km from Bentota train station. It is a quiet, safe and friendly neighbourhood, and the local Buddhist temple stands at the end of the street. We are tucked away from the dust and noise of the main town, and there are few other tourists in this area, giving you a real taste of local Sri Lankan life. Diya Sisila Restaurant, renowned for its delicious fresh seafood, is a short walk away. Lunuganga House, designed by renowned architect Geoffrey Bawa, is around a 2km walk or bike ride away. Small grocery shops are located within walking distance, and larger shops, cafes, clothes and souvenir shops can be found in the main town, accessible via bike or tuktuk.
  • A great stay with a lovely family. It will be a memorable experience for you.

    Abhinav 2016-12-17T00:00:00Z
  • Sanjaya and his family run this Riverside cottage and I must say they make a wonderful host. Right from our pickup from Colombo, to helping us chart out our locations to visit in Bentota, helping us in arranging tuk tuks, getting us bike and car on rent, arranging taxi for us back to Colombo Sanjaya was a hands on host. He gave us enough guidance and at the same time gave us our personal space to decide on how we go about our trip. His ever smiling mother, grandmother and sister just takes the hospitality to the next level. A wonderful host and we had an amazing time in Bentota. Keep up the great work Sanjaya and best wishes to you and your family. Lakshmi and Raghavendra.

    raghavendra2017-10-04T00:00:00Z
  • Cinnamon Cottage is real gem. I spent just 1 day there but it was undoubtedly the highlight of my time in Sri Lanka. The location on the lake is magical, the house is charming and Sanjaya is everything you could ever ask for in a host. I highly recommend!

    Kelvin2016-11-17T00:00:00Z
  • I had an wonderful time in the beautiful tropical cottage in bentota. Sanyaja and his family were most welcoming and helped with any inquiry I had. I highly recommend this place for its charm, location (possibility of doing different activities) and friendliness of the host! Thanks for the superb holiday!

    Edma2016-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • Wonderfully secluded villa on the Bentota river, a short tuktuk ride to wonderful beaches, hosted by a charming, warm and hospitable family (who can cook!). Who could ask for more?!

    James2017-12-15T00:00:00Z
  • Such a wonderful place to stay. The perfect setting, overlooking the water, surrounded by trees and nature with the most lovely host who made sure we were always happy. The space is large, with a shower under the moonlight, a veranda to sit out on and a comfy bed. The fridge was a great touch too! Breakfast is delicious and we actually ate every evening at Sanjaya’s too because it was so tasty and reasonably priced. A short bike ride (bikes included) from the beach and local town with the added bonus of being able to go out on the boat and spot crocodiles! Thank you so much to Sanjaya and the whole family for being so kind, friendly and wonderful. Highly recommended!

    Miriam2018-01-30T00:00:00Z
  • Sanjaya's Cinnamon Cottage is a well situated homestay in a quiet residential suburb. The cottage is very basic, but spacious. Sanjaya is a incredibly helpful and gracious host, providing information and assistance whenever needed, making us feel very welcome. The breakfasts are plentiful and delicious!

    Kate2017-01-04T00:00:00Z
  • Sanjaya was a wonderful host during the whole journey - from helping us to get to his place to organising a boat trip in Bentota, sending us to the local restaurant where we had the most amazing lobster ! His family cooked us amazing local breakfast and were very friendly. The house is wonderful, and the sunrise worth booking there. Definitely recommended !

    Clementine2016-09-11T00:00:00Z
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    Bentota, Southern Province, Sri Lanka

    Newly build luxury villa near Bentota beach, 15 minutes walking to beach, 0.3 km to supermarkets, restaurants. Really beautiful Vila. Come and feel the distance....
    Guess can use The whole Villa.
    Around the villa, Fresh fruit market, Fresh fish market, seafood restaurants, Coffee bar, supermarkets, Cinema, Water sports centers and etc.
  • This is a lovely secluded place in the middle of the hustle and bustle. The pool is a highlight and the house is spacious with large bathrooms, comfy beds, high ceilings and wooden beams. We had everything we needed and more- there is a wonderful restaurant a five min walk away and shop just next door to the restaurant. The beach is a little further on. There are many places to visit from the house including the Bawa houses. We only had time for the estate which was wonderful. Shashika arranged the tuk-tuk with someone who often works with his guests and he was really patient and a really nice guy. Shashika gave us a great welcome and was really hospitable and on hand to help with anything. We met his family who were also really friendly. I'd recommend this place and wish we'd had longer to stay! Thanks again, Shashika!

    Daisy2017-10-20T00:00:00Z
  • Well equipped villa that does justice to the photographs uploaded on airbnb. Very clean pool. Kitchen is stocked with cutlery and basics like salt, sugar, tea, oil, masalas etc. On check in we were served chilled juice which was a very nice touch. There were also two mineral water bottles stocked in the fridge. The bathroom also had all basics like new toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap and shampoo. The washing machine is a blessing as you don't need to pack sandy clothes from the beach! The villa has a smart TV so if you have your own netflix/amazon prime account you are sorted on the entertainment side as well! Also very quick response from shashika or one of his family members on any issues/concerns you highlight. There are supermarkets close by so you can buy basic necessities. There is a Dominos close by that delivers to the villa. And a pier 88 restaurant at walking distance which has a nice view of the river. Overall one of the best airbnb stays we have had so far!

    Sharika Durani2017-11-19T00:00:00Z
  • The house is truly beautiful and exactly depicts what is shown in the pictures. Shashika's hospitality and care made us very comfortable. He was always available to guide us and arranged water sports in Bentota. This place felt like home away from home and the kids did not want to leave the villa. The Villa helper was extremely helpful and organised awesome local food. A memorable stay in SriLanka!

    Karthik2017-08-12T00:00:00Z
  • We had a lovely stay at the villa. It was exactly as it was described to be on Airbnb. Shashika was a very welcoming host along with his caretaker who greeted us on arrival. The rooms were equipped with comfortable beds and mosquito nets with a view of the beautiful pool and garden. Myself and family had a lovely stay and took regular trips to the beach which was a short walk away. Thank you for a wonderful stay!

    Rebecca2017-03-02T00:00:00Z
  • Great Place. Well maintained. Host is very helpful and was readily available on a short notice. Overall a very good experience in the house. Highly recommended.

    Manoj2017-05-20T00:00:00Z
  • The host canceled this reservation 49 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    Richard2017-02-01T00:00:00Z
  • The villa is spacious and comfortable, and pictures are very accurate. We were warmly welcomed and given a tour of the villa and local area, as well as a lift to the supermarket to buy groceries which was much appreciated. The beach is beautiful and for a small fee we used some of the nearby beach hotel's pools and facilities. Shashika was always available and checked in with us on several occasions to make sure we had settled in. Some negatives - unfortunately while we were there the electricity in the area went twice, however Shashika was very accessible and helpful when this happened. Additionally there were quite a few bugs but this is more to do with Sri Lanka and not the villa itself - the villa was very clean and cleaned daily by the lovely caretaker.

    Claire2017-07-27T00:00:00Z
  • Since the property was under repairs, Shashika made alternate arrangements which were very good. Welcome arrangements were quite good. The location is fantastic and one of the best we have ever visited.

    Rajendra2016-11-12T00:00:00Z
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    Bentota , WP, Sri Lanka

    "Feel like home when you're away" Well furnished air conditioned rooms each include an attached bathroom. Living area Garden A Kitchen to make your own food
    The beautiful villa "Senehe Niwasa" located on Bentota. The house has very appealing and high- furnished, 3 bedrooms, with private bathrooms . All rooms have air conditioning. Living and dining room tasty well decorated. The villa can accommodate 6 persons. The kitchen is fully equipped with utensils for self catering , fridge freezer included. However, catering can be arranged as needed . On request, bike or tuck -tuck can always be easily arranged , even to the beach every day there and back. Excursions such as turtle farm , Brief Garden , Lunuganga , home of the famous architect Geoffrey Bawa are close . Waterfalls and natural pools in a few kilometers away. A restaurant with excellent cuisine in our immediate neighborhood, more restaurants can be found in Aluthgama and Bentota. The place Bentota and the nearby town Aluthgama has all the shops, one of the largest grocery store Cargills is about 1.5 km away. In nearby Ayurveda Hotel can provide Ayurveda treatments , get massages and medical consultation. Long-term tourists and winter visitors welcome. For your information.. Since the villa is situated in a environment which is full of trees and rich in diversity, there are mongoose running on the roof sometimes. But there is no harm causing you since that is a normal thing in Sri Lankan homes
    The place Bentota is located around all the shops you need for your daily needs, all fruit and vegetable dealer, fish market, but also a Cargills Food City with an extensive assortment also to European standard of food, including fresh meat
  • Nice place to visit Bentota with 3 bedrooms . Pahan is great.

    Raphaël2018-01-26T00:00:00Z
  • One of the most anticipated moments of this trip was the stay at this place. The place looked so beautiful in the pics that we never thought twice before booking. Senehe niwasa is around 15mins from the beach and restaurants and an ideal place for a vacation. The rooms are big and has all the basic amenities. The kitchen is very spacious and well equipped. To put in a nut shell, Senehe niwasa was a place very close to heart.

    Nikhil2016-08-08T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely house , very clean and we'll taken care of. Host friendly and very helpful.

    Davinia2017-01-18T00:00:00Z
  • Pahan’ place is excellent and close to the famous beach and train station . House has all modern amenities and situated in calm and quiet place .i would definitely come back and would recommend to families/ groups looking for stay in bentota

    Vikram Varma2018-01-07T00:00:00Z
  • Big issue was the check out because it made me late a little bit on my flight, it really takes time since they will count everything and ask about everything. Also when I checked in and was tired they count everything and I mean everything and made me signed. The electricity was off two or three times every day. Imagine from 1to 3 pm without air condition in this hot and humidity weather.

    saud2017-07-29T00:00:00Z
  • Pahan as well as his parents were very pleasant people to deal with. He was prompt and accurate in his responses. Although he was not in during our stay, his dad warmly welcomed us to their tastefully designed holiday home. The house is located in a quiet residential neighborhood, way from the main tourist area of Bentota. It's brand new and kept very clean. The bedrooms, bathrooms and living areas are up to the standard of a good boutique hotel. Our family had a very comfortable one night stay. They were very flexible in accommodating our last minute request for breakfast the following morning. Pahan's dad has very good knowledge of the local area and is more than happy to share it with his guests.

    Saki2015-09-22T00:00:00Z
  • Very very nice place Best place I stayed at in Sir Lanka Luxury is not enough to describe this place

    Abu2016-07-30T00:00:00Z
  • Fully furnished luxury villa with ample space to chill and enjoy.. I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMEND this place. Had a weekend to remember.. pahan and his dad was soo kind and helpfull. Helped us to do watersports and served us very well.

    Dileepa2016-10-16T00:00:00Z
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  • Nice place. Very friendly and helpful owner :)

    Pepa2017-12-21T00:00:00Z
  • Manjula and his Familiy are very kind and helpful! The Apartment was such a nice place to stay! Highly Recommended!

    Jannik2016-09-12T00:00:00Z
  • Accommodation in the house of Manjula, I liked it. Large comfortable living house. The beach is a 15-minute walk from the house. The owners help you to solve your questions. Left a good impression after visiting.

    Evgeniy2016-11-30T00:00:00Z
  • Neue, sehr saubere Wohnung mit schönem Garten vor der Tür. Die Küche ist nicht so top ausgestattet, um mal was Kleines zuzubereiten reicht es aber aus! Das Preis-Leistungsverhältnis insgesamt ist super! Die Lage ist ruhig, dafür ist man aber auch ca 15-20 min Fußweg vom Strand entfernt.

    Nina2017-02-03T00:00:00Z
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    Bentota, SP, Sri Lanka

    Boutique 87, also referred to as Number 87 in my of Geoffrey Bawa's books, is a beautiful tropical estate. We offer our guests tranquility and luxury, the perfect place to indulge in your senses.
    Your room comes with a butler that will assist you with any needs you may have, we recommend you wonder out to our 17 acre garden and pick your favorite place for the day, maybe two because there are plenty to find. May it be under a tree or by our lakes or the many follies scattered all around the property. Make your self completely comfortable! Its the LotusEater lifestyle
    We are a 10 minute drive to the beach, 20 minute drive to Lunuganga ( Home to Geoffrey Bawa)
  • The house is amazing, and a must see if you ever visit Sri Lanka. One of our best travel experiences. The house is placed in the finest park with a very cool swimming pool and very authentic surroundings. Could easily stay there for longer. The beach is opposite the road, 2 min walk, and is worth a visit. Not very touristic. The food is amazing with a lot of options and the Butler is extremely service minded and kind. Can definitely recommend this place to all, both for people who want a romantic getaway and for people with small kids.

    Byron2017-12-30T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful space with acres of land to explore. Although it's on a main road, once you enter the premises it feels like a secluded lush garden with a manmade lake, plenty of trees, wildlife, nooks, a lovely private pool and Bawa's architectural wonders. A really good place to unwind and relax. Manager and caretaker very attentive and helpful. If you like nature and architecture, this will a good fit. Will definitely revisit for a longer stay.

    Thilini2017-12-11T00:00:00Z
  • we spend the New Years at Boutique 87. Loved everything about this place. place itself was pretty cool and staff was super friendly. They were around to help us when we need them but the same they made sure our stay was private. pool and the massive garden is to die for. definitely visit again.

    Deshi2018-01-01T00:00:00Z
  • Highly recommended!! Amazing house in Sri Lankan style. The garden is a paradise. Enormously helpful and friendly stuff. It is worth it!

    Filip2017-12-31T00:00:00Z
  • One of the best places we've ever stayed. The house and gardens were incredible and so beautiful. Few minute walk to a beautiful beach across the street. The host was so friendly and attentive and the chef was INCREDIBLE. We loved every single meal so much. Would definitely like to return soon!

    Gavin2018-01-29T00:00:00Z
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    Bentota, Southern Province, Sri Lanka

    Ayubowan! Dharma Village is located in Dharga Town, a small town located next to the mighty Bentota river and 10 minutes away from Bentota beaches and sea. Close to some of the best loved attractions of Bentota and Aluthgama. We have 4 rooms and 1 villa that we're completely renewed in 2016. All furniture is hand-made in Sri-Lanka to support the locals and give the rooms a authentic look-and-feel. A traditional breakfast is included, lunch and dinner are optional but definitely recommended.
    We have placed four double room apartments and one six-person villa in a beautiful private garden with a stunning view over the mighty Bentota river. Our rooms have been completely renewed in juli 2016. Inside the living area of your room you will find: two chairs and a dining table, clothing rack, king size concrete bed with mosquito net, airco or fan, wardrobe and a make-up table. All furniture is hand-made in Sri-Lanka to support the locals and give the room a authentic look-and-feel. Our bathrooms are clean, simple and eco friendly (we use solar energy to heat up the water and try to avoid using plastic any plastic or disposable material). Every room has a private balcony that faces the river and our peaceful garden filled with palms and fruit trees. Guests have free access to our sunbeds, umbrella’s, hammocks, yogamats, towels and more. We have a outside dining and lounge area that guests can use to work, eat breakfast, lunch, dinner or simply sit and relax and enjoy the view.
    Dharma Village sits between the best of both worlds, not too close to the city but close enough for a quick walk to visit local fairs, grab some excellent street food and even discover some history and heritage along the way. Dharma Village faces an inner by road that leads to some small villages and temples. The mighty banks of the Bentota river make up our back garden. We are close to some of the best loved attractions of both Bentota and Aluthgama including the famous Bawa and Bevis gardens, the turtle hatchery, beaches and resorts. We are home to the adventure lover’s array of watersports and the history buffs collection of ancient monasteries and temples.
  • We stayed at Danique's place for almost 3 months. To say the least this was the best experience in our lives! Dharma Village is a perfect place to explore and simply enjoy Sri Lanka. The place is serene and well-hidden from the bustling main road (although still very close to everything you might need during your stay). The garden, river, terrace, room and dining area - everything is just perfect. We fell in love with the place from the very first second we saw it in the morning. Molly is the best dog and we miss her so much! To tell the truth, we think of Dharma Village not as a guesthouse but as home away from home. Eddie amd Angelik were so welcoming and helpful. Sujith and his wife help you with everything and cook amazing food! Chamara is simply the best and he makes your stay even more comfortable. We stayed at 3 other guesthouses whilst out trip to the mainland, and despite all of them were great we longed for coming back "home" to Dharma Village; and when we did we truly felt like we came back home. We were leaving with tears in our eyes and a hope in our heart to return one day. Thank you for the experience of a lifetime! We highly recommend it to anyone who is planning their trip to this amazing land!

    Anastasiya2017-03-31T00:00:00Z
  • Danique's place is fantastic. We had such a wonderful experience and the place was just amazing. It's the ideal place for anyone who's looking to get away from home and relax. Very quite and peaceful neighborhood, Super clean too. We really liked the way they treated us. The food was just amazing. For anyone who's staying here, I highly recommend to get all three meals from here. You'll thank me later for sure. A big thank you to Sujith and his entire family. Very nice and pleasant people. We will visit this place again very soon. Thank you A++++++

    Savindra2016-08-05T00:00:00Z
  • Great place, lovely people, delicious food, trust system for cold drinks/water from the fridge in the dining area much appreciated - gorgeous sunsets over the river, very comfortable, clean & new - super showers - excellent value accommodation all round - highly recommend!

    Elisabeth (Libby) Anne2016-12-23T00:00:00Z
  • We had a very pleasant stay at danique's place. It's nice and by the river.

    Vikas2016-08-29T00:00:00Z
  • I've been staying in Dharma village for one month. its really amazing place. The place where you feel like at home. Dharma village located in a quiet place, exactly on the river. There's really beautiful yard with some mango and other fruit trees, hammock and my favorite hunging chair ))) 5 mins by walk you can find some shops and 5-7 mins by tuk tuk you can easily get to the beach. Every morning I enjoyed my tasty breakfast with river view and around 6 pm every evening I watched wonderful sunsets. Rooms in Dharma village are really cozy and spacious with modern and attractive design. Special thanks to Chamara, who made for me the best pineapple juices, was always ready to help with all my requests and questions and made my stay safe and really comfortable!! ☺️☺️☺️ Also Sujith and his wife were really hospitable and helpful. I came to this place to rest and relax and I got everything I expected and even more))) I did enjoy my stay at this place! Definitely would recommend this place and will come back here again (I heard soon there will be swimming pool in Dharma village)))) Danique, thank you very much for the wonderful vacation)) and hope to come again ☺️

    Tanya2016-11-26T00:00:00Z
  • Nice place with spacious rooms and very nice beds, just outside Bentota but also on the riverside in Dharga Town.

    Adri2017-05-05T00:00:00Z
  • The place is nice. The best thing of all is the really big breakfast and the very friendly staff.

    Kasun2016-12-05T00:00:00Z
  • Extended my stay coz I loved the place :) Excellent Host, Highly recommended. A+++

    Savindra2016-08-07T00:00:00Z
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    Bentota, Sri Lanka

    Located only within 200 meters to beautiful Bentota beach Dedunu Home is a peaceful homestay located on within 2 minutes walking distance to Bentota beach, we are a brand new property that has all the comforts that a visitor needs, we are looking forward to welcoming you to our lovely hospitable homestay. You will find easy access to both Train and bus if you are taking public transport, all rooms have balconies. We also have common lounge areas for dining and reading books.
    Private room at Dedunu Home located within walking distance to beach !! Find the luxury of a hotel room in a small homestay for a fraction of the cost!! All rooms have private bathrooms and balconies.
    Sri Lanka’s most famous beach resort has a beautiful succession of gentle, curved bays backed by the large lagoon of the Bentota River. The finest beaches in Sri Lanka start from here and go southwards. Some of the island’s most luxrious beach hotels are located at Bentota. The resort consists of 3 parts. The northern area (Beruwala) has a busy fisheries harbour. Alutgama in the middle has lovely reef protected beaches with shallow seas that are ideal for sea bathing. At the southern end, the exquisite lagoon of the Bentota River is the perfect setting for watersports. Bentota itself is the part to the south of the lagoon bridge and includes the famous Golden Mile Beach that lies on a sliver of land between the lagoon and the Indian Ocean. Further south is a stretch of natural beach vegetation and coconut groves that hide a myriad of Sri Lanka’s most exclusive boutique and villa hotels.
  • Lex and his wonderful wife just opened their guesthouse, so everything was brand new. The room is as comfortable as a hotel. His wife made a rich breakfast. The guesthouse is perfectly located. We really enjoyed our last days in Sri Lanka at his house.

    Andrea2017-12-23T00:00:00Z
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    Bentota, Southern Province, Sri Lanka

    Two story home located in front of the Bentota River and exploring the natural beauty of the Unspoilt Mangroves. Gardens' swimming pool is one of the most photogenic and photographed pools around the Bentota. www.sethra.com.lk
  • A very cool stay and fantastic hosts! Gamini and his family were so helpful and so kind and the house manager Raja couldn't do enough for us! We we first arrived we were offered tea, which was lovely, before they gave us a lift down to the beach where they happened to be going as a family! They also invited us to sit Dow to their family lunch of the most amazing lagoon crabs that Gamini had bought that morning. Delicious! And a little spicy The room was lovely, marble floored, complete with air-con and overhead fan, the bed enormous! The bathroom is open to the elements but lovely, just keep the door closed between the two to avoid mosi invasion, although nets can be provided, we didn't need them. The location and setting are lovely, the pool a delight and we even got picked up from the garden by a boat to take us on a river safari, organized by Raja. Great property just out of the main hustle and bustle with great people running it! I'd love to return and highly recommend. Toby & Jenny

    Toby2017-04-29T00:00:00Z
  • The host canceled this reservation 13 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    Ravindranath2016-12-16T00:00:00Z
  • The host canceled this reservation 14 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    Bharat2016-12-14T00:00:00Z
  • Hi everyone! We stayed here for 4 days and everything was fine, the house was quite clean, besides some hair on the bed. There is usually a nice guy - Danushka - around, who can help you. The area is nice, although the beach is far. There are some rests and shops near.

    Daria2016-03-23T00:00:00Z
  • This is a wonderful place to stay in Bentota especially for the families with kids as it has small swimming pool where they can enjoy while looking at big varans walking in the yard. The beds are very comfortable and the double bed can fit a couple with 2 small kids so there is no need to rent 2 rooms if you are on a budget. The best part of the house is the veranda in front of the house where you can enjoy reading, eating, resting etc and it is always in the shade because of the position of the house. The only thing that needs improvement is internet connection and while it works it is excellent but as soon as you spend 10 gb house allowance per month it takes some time to refill it while in the meantime speeds stay at minimum makes it useless for anything but sending viber messages. We really enjoy the villa and we did not see the better villa there in the area so we would again choose the same place to spend our holiday. Radza, the guy who run the house is very nice person and very helpful so you can rely on him !

    Darko2017-01-30T00:00:00Z
  • We loved this place! My son spent hours on the boardwalk above the mangroves watching the wildlife. Big, clean rooms. Our host sorted out transport and advised on trips in the area. Very good value for money and the breakfast was delicious.

    Abby2016-06-19T00:00:00Z
  • An average place to stay, with a kitchen for you to cook anything u want. Do carry some mosquito repellent, no exhaust in bath, but open windows, expect some company of insects. quiet surrounding, rooms stay closed mostly, have a misty smell. Cleanliness - 3/5 Host/Help - 2/5 room overall - 3/5 Book if u have no other option.

    Suman2016-07-18T00:00:00Z
  • We arrived to a warm welcome by a young local that looks after the property very well. He has a good happy demeanour and very willing to help in any way. Nobody living on site was dissapointing though. Bed was excellent, enormous, the bathroom modern. Beware of the mosquitos though as next to river and mangroves

    yvonne2016-03-30T00:00:00Z
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    Bentota, Western Province, Sri Lanka

    Hello guys wel come to island Lanka ! Yes anything is possible just come over an speak ,, feel free as we go all good mate ! Place is situated in batik factory an of course private rooms are there an kitchen if u people wanna cook , washing machine is there as wel , wifi of course an I will give u guys a free bycycle to ride around or tuk tuk to proper touring van up to available,,, more more stuff is here just speak up ! Have a great holiday enjoy Sri Lanka !
    Any space ! Make your self a home an make sure smile so anything is possible!
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  • A Stay at Chill NASA in Bentota is a Must! The host built a nice room out of natural resources! The vibes are great and you will enjoy the nearby beach or going on a boat trip.

    magdalena2017-12-14T00:00:00Z
  • Himesh is a great Host. He and his Parents are so friendly We really enjoy'ed there hospitality. If somebody search for a nice stay to relax and See the culture from Sri lanke is this the right Place For You

    Andybar2017-05-18T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely host, very warm and friendly space. The private room that hosts 3 people is a very comfortable space, as is the common area. That said, and this is NOT a critique, but a friendly warning - if you're booking the individual units, ensure you are not claustrophobic, because they are Japanese style pods, or 'cave' rooms, and not for the faint hearted. If you're up for that adventure, it is quite fun though :)

    Rajeev2018-01-10T00:00:00Z
  • We had the honer to sleep in the palm tree house (self-build). Himesh is such a great host, very welcoming and friendly. If you have a question he is keen to help you and he will likely find a solution for any appearing problem. He also has two friendly dogs and we could use his bikes to get to the city and the beach. We would recommend getting a tuk tuk to his home as we tried to walk and it’s pretty far from the train station.

    Felix2017-12-18T00:00:00Z
  • Himesh was a great host during my stay in Bentota. What was meant to be a one night stay, ended up into three nights and could easily have been more. He provided me with my own private accommodation which was very spacious and he and his family were very welcoming into his home in which I experienced their style of living and their amazing home cooking. During my stay I have witnessed turtles, crocodiles, met his friends and enjoyed a night out in Hikkaduwa. Himesh was great at organising trips as he has many contacts. Unfortunately the weather had a major impact on what I was able to do their (we were hit by a cyclone and lost all power!). If it wasn’t for this unfortunate event then I would have done many more amazing activities. I would recommend staying with Himesh and is in the midst of building his own guest accommodation for like-minded travellers.

    David2017-11-29T00:00:00Z
  • Really Nice host !

    Guillaume 2018-01-08T00:00:00Z
  • Himesh's homestay is a very unique place to stay. He's a nice guy and even gave us a delicious breakfast in the morning.

    Terrill2018-01-02T00:00:00Z
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    Bentota, Southern Province, Sri Lanka

    We Heartily Thank You Visiting Us On Our Home Page. Surewo Is A Privately Owned Hotel With A Family Run Restaurant In Bentota In The South West Coast Of Sri Lanka. our villa is close to great views ,the beach, river, water sports, temple, spa, Ayurveda, Turtle Hatchery. 200m from the beach, in the middle of a tropical,. A separate entrance to the property as well as to the room is available. The main street is about 100m,
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    nick 2018-02-03T00:00:00Z
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    Bentota, Southern Province, Sri Lanka

    My place is close to Beach, the city center, turtle hatchery in Bentota, ancient temples, Bawa garden, Bentota river. You’ll love my place because of the views, the people, the location. My place is good for couples, solo adventurers, business travelers, families (with kids), and big groups. This room has big balcony, with the view of garden. This room is without breakfast. Guest can order the breakfast at the restaurant for extra charge. From the room to the beach less than 120 meters.
  • We loved our stay at Ocean View Hotel! Breakfast was excellent at the hotel with plenty of fruits. The beach is very close on the other side of the train tracks. Drew and I loved it here! We hope to come back again soon!

    Kristina 2017-06-02T00:00:00Z
  • The host was very friendly and helpful, everything that we needed, he did for us. The room was clean and spacious. They cleaned the room and changed the towels, which is wonderful. Sakun is a great host, if you are looking for a place in Bentota, I would highly recommend it to you

    Valeria2016-11-12T00:00:00Z
  • I read much that it is possible to go up and down on Sri Lanka, but having begun the way to Ocean View Hotel, after all travel we with my wife have returned to this place. It seems to me, we have found the Sri Lanka - it is Ocean View on Bentotta beach

    Igor'2016-08-21T00:00:00Z
  • The only good thing about this place was the fast internet connection.

    Sophia2017-10-18T00:00:00Z
  • I had a good stay in Sakun's hotel. The rooms are very spacious and clean, and Sakun is very helpful. If possible choose the room with garden view, as the train line is very near the rooms with sea view. Food is good and reasonably priced. The massage is good as well.

    Linda2016-11-18T00:00:00Z
  • I loved my time here... the hotel is a bargain. I was allowed to check-in 5hrs early, and was greeted with a pot of tea on my arrival The staff are really friendly and will do anything to help you... the trips I went on with the hotel were also really good. Hotel is about a 100yrds from the beach. Which is perfect. The rooms are clean and comfy I would definitely recommend to anyone travelling on a budget.

    Hayley2017-09-23T00:00:00Z
  • Not bad. You get what you pay for. We upgraded to a room near the 'restaurant' because we felt uncomfortable with the room near the sea view... a £10 room/service is just that guys, so don't expect a £20 room/service (even if it is Sri Lanka)

    Zafna2017-09-07T00:00:00Z
  • Bei meiner Ankunft im Zimmer suchte ich den versprochenen Meeresblick, vergeblich, und war spuerbar enttaeuscht. Sakun zeigte mir dann das Zweithaus, erreichbar auf Schlangenpfaden, jedoch nicht weit. Dort haette ich ein Zimmer im Parterre haben koennen, an dem ein Dutzend Male am Tag der Zug vorbeidonnerte - nein danke. Meeresblick hatte ich vom oberen Stock dort, wo auch das Restaurant ist. Das Meer habe ich besucht, mich aber ebenfalls enttaeuscht abgewendet! Im Foto erscheinen Strand und Meer anders! Vor allem scheint im Foto das Haus direkt am Meer zu liegen. Ich fuehlte mich getaeuscht und das ist kein gutes Willkommenszeichen! Dennoch wurden wir im Laufe der Tage gute Freunde, denn die Gastgeber sind warmherzige und hilfreiche Menschen, zuverlaessig und verantwortlich. Sakun hat beispielsweise von sich aus dafuer gesorgt, dass ich ueberzahltes Geld zurueckerstattet bekam von einem gierigen Gewuerzhaendler, der mir das achtfache des gerechten Preises abverlangt hatte. Super! Taeglich um 7 Uhr bekam ich eine Kanne heisses Wasser auf das Zimmer! Sakun war stets bereit, Auskunft und Unterstuetzung zu bieten. Am Ende kann ich sagen, es war eine gute Zeit dort im Haus, 11 Tage. Ranks, Sakun und Familie!

    Irena2016-09-15T00:00:00Z
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    My place is close to Beach. You’ll love my place because of Near to Beach and Bentota River. My place is good for couples, solo adventurers, business travelers, and families (with kids).
  • Very nice and quiet place, exceeded our expectations. I recommend it

    Дима2017-12-21T00:00:00Z
  • Jay's place was very clean and in a quiet village location - a beautiful setting with a real local feel. Also close to an uncrowded beach. Jay & his wife were very hospitable and breakfast was amazing! We would definitely recommend staying here.

    Amanda2018-01-12T00:00:00Z
  • Would be the best place to stay in Bentota, very near to beach And the best part is hospitality and nature of Jay, he guided us for Lagoon Safari and tortoise hatchery as well and the trip arranged by him was at very cheap prices, He guided us well and helped us to provide a Taxi to airport at very reasonable rates. His graden is full of various fruits trees and you can even spot a monitor lizard in his garden(I spotted two) I assure you that you wake up with the chirping sounds of Birds and can see birds like Maina, Huming Bird, Woodpecker,etc in his Garden too 10/10 for his friendliness and Hospitality of Jay and his wife.

    GAURAV KUMAR2017-11-13T00:00:00Z
  • Great place close to the station and the beach. N was extremely accommodating.

    Mark2017-01-01T00:00:00Z
  • Einfache, aber sehr schöne Unterkunft. Schöner Garten und ein tolles Frühstück. Der Gastgeber ist sehr freundlich und bemüht seinen Gästen einen tollen Aufenthalt zu ermöglichen mit vielen Tipps und günstigeren Preisen für Ausflüge.

    Thomas2017-03-19T00:00:00Z
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    Bentota, Southern Province, Sri Lanka

    Manik villa apartment bungalow is located just 1km from the Bentota city centre,Train station and the beach.we provide luxury accommodation for budget price for both foreigners and locals.
    Manik villa apartment bungalow located just 1 km from the beautiful beach calle Bentota and the city centre,the place is very well maintained and friendly people always there to help to our guests. the bungalow is located 5min walking distance to Bentota lake,where you can do your fishing,jet skiing,boat safaris etc,the lake really famous because of the its bio diversity.and also we provide our guests free bicycles during their stay with us to make feel comfortable with the roads. we do have our air port shuttle service for our clients and we organize all kind of tours island wide upon their request to explore the Sri Lanka.we will organize ayurwedik treatments, body relaxing messages,yoga lessons,adventures etc.
    the villa is located calm and quite environment,also the place is completely green because of the surrounded trees which is attracted by so many people staid with us,even the people who lives close to the villa are friendly.You wont here any disturbances during your sleep.
  • nice housing, and clean, the owners are kind and caring, nothing to say! beautiful place is quiet well situated in the assembly, the country is pretty too, many things to see one little problem there was no hot water for, I think it will settle quickly if j was happy and pleased to be there

    Laurent2015-08-01T00:00:00Z
  • Well where to start. The hospitality was just outstanding from start to finish. We were welcomed on arrival by Nalin arriving at the villa we were greeted by the family with a local coconut milk drink. The family is is just amazing and super friendly and welcoming. What ever we asked for was never to much trouble. Taking us shopping telling us about the locals the wildlife the plants just everything. The roads in towns are very busy I would not like to drive but our hosts took us everywhere very safe. They organized everything for us. Nothing was ever to much trouble. Nalin and Edward cooked us a lovely bbq on arrival day and brought us breakfast the next morning on request. We saw the turtles, elephants rice fields ,tea plantations and many of these things are on the doorstep. Nalin even stayed out over night with part of our group. He would not leave our sides and always on hand. My son fell poorly one night and in less then 5 min he was on hand to rush him to the hospital. Also Monika the mother is a wonderful doctor with natural remedies. Upset tummy is sorted with in an hour . She also took me to the temple on new years morning what a wonderful experience to pray with the locals . Everyone is so welcoming and so friendly. I love the place ppl are amazing and still live such a simple life I'm jealous of that. The villa is very spacious and lovely the pool in the garden is amazing and well kept . A pool boy comes twice a day to maintain it . The wild life in the garden is just awsome we have seen so many different animals and birds. The only down side were the mosquitos most of our party were bitten a lot. One night the family surprised us with local dishes all cooked by them it was outstanding and for new years morning they brought us the local food what is traditionally eaten on the day. AMAZING. Walks into town takes about 10 min and to the most beautyful beach about 20 min. They are always tuck tucks on hand and you can wave them up for a cost of about £2 . Always ask the price before hand if you think it's to much walk on. We found some lovely restaurants along the beach by the railway and we always had local food. One night Nalin took us to a restaurant by the lake omg wow. We had drinks on a boat not what you think it's like a catamaran with a table and chairs on it so so beautyful we shipped round the lake and by the time we came back dinner was served. It's a must do!!!! I could go on and on. I'm looking forward to go back to the villa and see my new family again. It was just AMAZING

    Sandra2018-01-02T00:00:00Z
  • We had an opportunistic villa host in Bentota cancel on us 3days before arrival. Please be skeptical of villa farms managed by agents as they tend to cancel during peak weekends (good and check if the villa is a Villa farm or owner managed). We chose Nalin's place from this learning, owner managed & has a zero last minute cancellation record. The host and his family were helpful with recommendations and even though they stay in the same compound, we got all the space and privacy. The food option extras were good and more value for money than places nearby (plus convenience). The pool is well maintained and of reasonable size. Only negative is the location, beach or nearby main market area is about 2km from villa. So if you are ok with walking (or using the cycle, host can arrange that) you are good. River and boating area is walkable, <0.5km from villa. The villa has a thick green cover and the rooms were clean and well kept.

    Girish2016-08-15T00:00:00Z
  • Nice place

    Raj2016-08-16T00:00:00Z
  • Overall a great experience. A++

    Dakshitha2016-07-31T00:00:00Z
  • We rented the first floor of the Villa for a month, 4 bedrooms (3 with bathrooms), large living room, kitchen (utensils, gas stove, refrigerator, washing machine). On the second floor live the owners - Nalin and his wife Diana.Spacious terrace with large table, chairs and BBQ - a great place for eating or just hanging out all the time. Beautiful, well maintained pool, depth from 1 to 1.5 m. When we arrived only my eldest son (12 years old) knew how to swim. Thanks to the pool the youngest son (9 years old) and daughter (5 years old) learned to swim. The children were delighted to spend time in the pool more than the beach. Next to the pool, outdoor shower, rinse off. On the green lawn, 3 sun loungers with mattresses, it is possible to sunbathe after a swim or read a book. The Villa is in a quiet secluded location, away from the road. Every night from 4 to 6 in the morning we heard prayers from Buddhist temple, is the only thing that disturbed our sleep. Near the Villa is a very good restaurant "Time out" with beautiful views of the Bentota river. The beach is 2.2 km away, to walk uncomfortable, the roads are narrow and have no roadsides. The fare for tuk-tuk 150Rs. The Bentota beach is very long, wide and clean. Nice fine white sand, gentle entry into the water is good with children.The only beachfront restaurant "The Loft", 700Rs beer is twice as expensive as other restaurants.Near the beach there is a supermarket Cargills.Directly opposite is a good "Family Restoran" and a little further cheap chain restaurant "Perera and Sons". The main shopping Alutgama, walking distance from the beach, across the bridge. Where we bought seafood, fruits, vegetables, alcohol, Souvenirs, clothes and shoes. There we changed 19l bottles of water. There's also a currency exchange and ATM, but it's better to change currency at the airport. The owners were very helpful. Diana's father Edward and his wife live in the house in front of the Villa. He constantly maintains cleanliness in the area and in the pool. Helps with shopping. Edward treated us with coconuts and fruit from his garden. In Sri Lanka we ate a delicious Jack fruits, pineapples and rambutan. We spent a wonderful holiday in Bentota!

    Anton2017-01-23T00:00:00Z
  • We were drawn to Nalin's Manik Villa by the beautiful pool, which was just what we needed to relax and cool down after a day at the beautiful beaches. We were pleasantly surprised by the complimentary breakfast that was served each morning, complete with fresh fruit, smoothies and either American or Sri Lankan cuisine. Dionna is a fantastic cook! Edward was especially helpful in arranging tuk tuks, day trips and even cleaning the prawns/tuna and readying it for the grill. He helped purchase the spices that were needed for the marinade. The trip to the fish market was something I'll never forget. Big thanks to you Edward for seeing to our every need and making sure we were safe. Nalin and his family will be lifelong friends.

    Tom2017-02-27T00:00:00Z
  • The house was a nice place to stay. Our goal was to relax at the beach and visit some other places, this house is a good place for that. It's only 5 minutes from the beach. The owners were really helpful when we wanted to do something!

    Rick2016-08-06T00:00:00Z
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    Bentota, southern province, Sri Lanka

    Only a few minutes from the beautiful Bentota beach, the "Villa Wunderschön", completed in 2012, is located. The friendly, bright rooms are an ideal place to unwind. We have 5 double rooms for rent. If you want to rent the whole house, please look at the page "Bentota Villa Wonderful House"
    The prices are per person-in double room - occupancy with 2 persons -Overnight stay with breakfast. Individuals please ask for prices separately! All rooms are equipped with a ceiling fan, 4 rooms are equipped with air conditioning - 1 room without air conditioning. You live very quiet, in the middle of the village of Bentota and since walking in about 5 minutes at one of the most beautiful beaches of the island. There the warm Indian Ocean invites to bathing, surfing and fishing. Behind the house is a large and quiet garden with sun loungers, on request can be grilled in the evening. All rooms have a private terrace or balcony. Each room has its own bathroom (with hot water). Towels and bed linen are provided. Local restaurants are within walking distance, we gladly offer a TukTuk service for further ways. Shopping possibilities are sufficient in the neighboring place (supermarkets and market).
    From Bentota many excursion destinations and sights can be reached by train or by the Tuktuk. Individual trips and visits to the numerous sights (eg Kandy dental temple, botanical garden, elephant orphanage, turtle resort, river trips and many other excursions) can be arranged at the request of the guests. The agreement can be arranged on the spot and does not have to be determined beforehand.
  • This place is fantastic! The pictures are a real replica of the place. It is absolutely clean and very comfortable. It has large bedrooms with AC and attached bathroom. There is a pretty garden with big wooden chairs and a fully equipped kitchen. The hosts Sante and Sabu are very helpful and courteous. They prepared nice breakfast every morning, helped us with the tuk tuks to go around bentota, cab to go visit galle and also airport transfer. The beach is a minute's walk and is beautiful and not at all crowded. We were here for 3 nights and we had a very good time! I highly recommend this place...

    annett2015-05-04T00:00:00Z
  • It was a fantastic experience..the rooms were large..nice cosy bed, spacious bathrooms n a nice balcony seating gave a palatial feel to d stay! Really loved the fact tht sante was around to answer our queries n also helped us with a tuk tuk to take river safari n buy a nice buddha statue! Really happy with d way this stay turned out..his breakfast was fresh n healthy n his staff were happy to accomodate small requests for juice n eggs for my infant son. Thnks for making our stay warm

    Sagarika2016-08-28T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful, clean & spacious home. 2 minute walk from the beach. 2 minute walk from Bentota train station. The breakfast was delicious. Eggs & toast & lots of fruit ! We didn't see much of Sante which was a shame, there's a number you can call him on, but who wants to use their phone whilst abroad (!!??). The wifi works well. The breakfast staff ?Sanjee was very good and talkative, which was nice. Bentota is a beautiful place, the beaches are stunning and good surf at times. There are A few restaurants and big hotels and little shops selling clothes and water near the train station/beach. You can get a Tuk tuk up the road to more restaurants, about 150sr. or walk left out the property through some locals houses and come out on the main road. Everyone is friendly in Bentota, of course there's lots of people that want you to go on their trips.. but be polite and firm and you have no worries! All in all we would return!! Thank you Sante and team.

    Christy2016-11-24T00:00:00Z
  • Sante is a lovely host and a great cook. He has a beautiful villa which is very spacious, asthetically done up and surrounded by greenery. The Villa is loacted about 3 - 4 minutes (by walk) away from the beach. He and his family were amazing hosts. We absolutely loved staying here and would definitely recommend this place to everyone who vists Bentota.

    sneha2017-09-29T00:00:00Z
  • This place is incredible We just returned from a two week holiday here and we hired the whole villa between two families It's a short walk to the most gorgeous beach and lots of restaurants nearby Sante and sanjee are incredible hosts Sante cooked breakfast for us daily and dinner most nights at additional cost Sanjee provided a full host service helping to arrange excursions serving our food and coordinating transfers We really couldn't have asked for more The house is clean and spacious with a beautiful tropical garden too The house was cleaned for us every 3 days including changes of towels and sheets each time Food was cooked to our taste and suitably for the children Both sante and sanjee have til tiks and extended their hospitality to helping us get around I really can't recommend this place highly enough I would add though that the owner of the villa is not sante It is indeed a gentleman and his wife in Germany They handle the airbnb correspondence not sante Though sante deals with the on the ground stuff with sanjee day to day This caused confusion initially for us but was resolved efficiently Other than that it was simply incredible

    Sneha2017-04-15T00:00:00Z
  • I stayed 2 nights here and Sante was a lovely host and offers the best breakfast in Sri Lanka! The room was comfortable with a small terrace. I was alone and enjoyed the peaceful location however at night it is a bit of a walk in some dark streets to get to restaurants. It was a safe area I think but it is just a note to others. I would recommend Sante's place, he is very helpful.

    Marsha2017-02-20T00:00:00Z
  • We thoroughly enjoyed staying with Sante in villa Wondershon, the villa is spacious and peaceful, and tucked away from the beach by a jungle track. Bentota is very relaxed and the beaches are just lovely with great resturants nearby. By far our most favourite place we have stayed so far! Sante is very kind and helpful and the breakfast each morning was delicious! I would highly recommend coming to stay here. Thanks again Sante, we would love to come and visit again soon!

    sophie2016-02-11T00:00:00Z
  • Good value overall. Sante and his helper are helpful, kind and welcoming. Their villa has ample space and is well set up to have rest well after a full day at the beach. Breakfast is hearty. Convenient location , super safe and hosts are accommodating and helpful with questions or suggestions.

    Nina2016-12-27T00:00:00Z
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    Bentota, Southern Province, Sri Lanka

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    Dayan
    Dayan
    2018-01-04
    As other reviews have mentioned, this is a beautiful luxurious home. Guest rooms are fabulous with large ensuite and big walk-in-wardrobe. The accomodation and stay was better than expected, and was a…
    Talat
    Talat
    2017-01-01
    Clean large rooms; happy, smiling and helpful family; close proximity to beach - a very good place to stay. The breakfast was awesome. Only downside is the alley gets quite dark at night, one should c…
    Tom
    Tom
    2017-03-01
    We really enjoyed our stay with Diane and her husband! The welcome was very warm and the room was perfect! Its a really nice and quite place, except for the birds and monkeys 😉! We loved the food the…
    Joshua
    Joshua
    2016-10-07
    The time we had was wonderful. Home cooked meals, transport, picking up take away for us and laundry service. The room was comfortable and clean. The swimming pool was cool and refreshing. The e…
    David
    David
    2017-08-30
    This place is absolutely great because of the care everything is done by his owner to make the guest at home and happy. Both room are great, even with an open air shower. The dogs are adorable compani…
    Gabriele
    Gabriele
    2016-08-11
    Wimala's place is not just a place to sleep. It's an experience. The place is clean and they are even improving it, but what will make this stay an unforgettable experience is the way she and Pradeep …
    Katie / Christian
    Katie / Christian
    2017-01-13
    Our stay at Sanjaya's spacious riverside cottage was nothing less than a perfect experience. We came here with our 3 yr. old daughter, who absolutely loved it as much as we did. Starry skies, magica…
    Helena
    Helena
    2016-01-12
    We lived in Lex's house for 13 days, it was great staying! The house is very close to the beach, we went there every morning and evening. Lex's family cared of us like we were relatives. The good bre…

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