Bentota Beach Hotel Bentota
Bentota is known for its broad golden beaches is situated in the southern coastal zone of Sri Lanka, a mere 90 minute drive from Colombo. If the idea of a vacation calls to mind an image of lazing around on the beach, indulging in mouth-watering delicacies and returning home with sun kissed skin, Bentota Beach Hotel should be given top priority.
The hotel, designed based on an ancient Dutch fort by the famous Geoffrey Bawa, is situated at the point where the Bentara River flows into the Indian Ocean. Expect to be lulled by the sounds of ocean waves and the water lapping against the river banks at one of the most exquisite Bentota hotels.
Bentota Beach Hotel accommodates 130 rooms and 3 suites, all of which have sea-front or river-front views. All rooms are colour washed in sombre beiges and whites and decorated with bright coloured bed spreads, bed runners and throw pillows. The walls of these spacious rooms are adorned with hand loom tapestries that add a dash of colour to the rooms.
The hotel, through its specialised sports centre (Club Inter Sport) offers an array of motorised water-sports that gets the adrenaline pumping. Popular excursions from the hotel include taking a boat ride along the Bentota River to the surrounding mangroves, visiting the turtle hatcheries in Kosgoda, or taking an hour's drive to explore the Dutch Fort in Galle. The Azmaara Spa will provide expertise in pampering for the laid-back traveller who just wants to relax and unwind.