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Bentota Beach by Cinnamon

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  • About this holiday

    Bentota Beach by Cinnamon is a luxury seafront resort within easy driving distance of both Colombo and Galle. Overlooking the palm trees and pool that make up the hotel’s own private oasis, the hotel has a wealth of attractive Sri Lankan features; all honed by hotel architect Geoffrey Bawa: from a combination of rugged stone and dark wood, to understated flairs of vibrant colour. With the golden shore of the Indian Ocean and many of Sri Lanka’s fishing towns and villages such a short distance away, Bentota Beach makes for an excellent and convenient stop on a longer Sri Lankan touring holiday.

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    Holiday prices

    Sample price is per person based on two people sharing a double or twin room.
    From £1,440 for 7 nights.
    The price displayed here is a guide only for this hotel and each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect the actual flight costs and all up-to-date special offers.

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    Our opinion

    In South Western Sri Lanka, Bentota Beach by Cinnamon offers an authentic taste of Sri Lankan design and lifestyle, with the charming additions of characterful tiles, a ‘natural’ pool garden, and a floating restaurant.

    Hotel description

    Bentota Beach is a Cinnamon Group resort situated between the Bentota Ganga and the beach on the South West Coast of Sri Lanka. Enter the hotel lobby via a stairway crafted out of local wood, with walls built out of rugged stone. Above you, intricate and colourful tiles, which ooze the celebratory Sri Lankan culture, adorn the ceilings. Animals, flowers, and ornate patterns are depicted in the colours, and with the frivolity, that is carried on into the rooms. Blues, oranges, and light browns mingle a simple, neutral palette with touches of island character, and an abundance of local wood situates guests even more firmly in Sri Lanka. From the outside, the hotel is both reminiscent of safari cabanas and Swiss chalets – a combination put together by the famous Geoffrey Bawa – with high balconies that look out across the freeform rock-lined swimming pool and abundant swaying palm trees. There is a controlled wildness to the hotel grounds that adds even more authenticity. The turquoise waters of the pool offer an equally idyllic alternative to the breaking waves of the Indian Ocean, and come accompanied by reclining loungers and a rustic poolside bar. Many dining options await our discerning clients; the Peacock Restaurant is named thus due to its vibrant atmosphere and eclectic range of flavours. The Araliya is a minimalist a la carte restaurant that serves everything from Asian to Italian dishes, with a particular focus on locally-caught seafood. A more casual dining experience is on offer on the Sooriya Terrace beside the pool; although, the Pontoon, which floats out on the river, is an unrivalled example of high quality, immersive waterside dining. Enjoy cocktails as your choice of seafood is expertly grilled before your eyes. The award-winning Azmaara Spa is available to add a further touch of luxury and indulgence to your stay, with experts in Balinese and Swedish healing on-hand to administer the treatments. Beside the spa is a very well equipped Sports Complex, with gym and indoor sports facilities, as well as the Sunshine Water Sports Centre. Get out on a jet-ski amongst the salty sea spray, or dive down below the surface to earn your diving certificate and explore a different side to this tropical island. This friendly, welcoming resort is fuelled by the two key aspects of Sri Lankan hospitality: enthusiasm for excellent service, and a tranquil, serene style of accommodation. Stay at Bentota Beach by Cinnamon for a few days beside the Indian Ocean on your tour of Sri Lanka.


    Close to the beach in Bentota, on the South West Coast of Sri Lanka.

    Official star rating


    Annual opening

    Distance from airport

    67 miles

    Closest airport

    Bandaranaike International Airport

    Room types

    133 rooms with air-conditioning, safe, hair dryer, tea and coffee making facilities, minibar, telephone, and cable television.
    Standard Room
    Superior Room
    Deluxe Room with balcony
    Suite with living room and outdoor dining area on balcony or terrace

    Hotel facilities and services

    Swimming pool, Peacock Restaurant, Araliya Restaurant, Sooriya Terrace, Pontoon Restaurant, Lounge Bar, Azmaara Spa, Sports Complex, gym, Sunshine Water Sports Centre, Shopping Complex, Kids Club, and Kids Play Area.

    Water sports

    Jet skiing, water skiing, windsurfing, wakeboarding, paddling, snorkelling, diving, sea kayaking, banana boat rides, and tube rides.

    Land sports

    Table tennis, tennis, and squash.

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    The calm waters off the shore of Bentota make it a popular destination for those looking for a few days spent on the sand or enjoying the range of water sports on offer. Bentota River also provides a serene location for whiling away the hours. Take a boat trip to enjoy the views of the villages and towns on the riverbank, and witness some of Sri Lanka’s native wildlife – from crocodiles to herons. You may also wish to visit the Turtle Hatchery and the Galapata Vihara, a temple built from rock that dates back to Sri Lanka’s Kandyan era; some of the original murals are still visible. The gardens of Lunuganga and Brief are must-see places in Bentota.

    Sports nearby


    The on-site Kids Club and Play Area allow children to get involved in creative ventures as well as outdoor fun such as banana-boating.

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