October 21, 2005
The entrance is really special: go to Aluthgama “station” to park the car and then take the hotel boat across the lagoon to the peninsula where hotel is. (There is a back entrance completely from a land road from Bentota, though...) So, of all the Bentota beach hotels, this one is by FAR the quietest, because Galle Road is not 50m but 500m from your room! And there are splendid views from the hotel quay and restaurant, especially at night, not only seaside, but especially lagoon-side. Hotel itself is above average for 2-star, but of course it's not a four-star. The main pool is quite good (but there is no kiddie pool; there’s only a bit isolated second pool). The restaurant buffet is a bit limited but still very tasty. Rooms were good (most of them facing the pool) and spacious enough, but the bathroom was a bit small. It is recommended for a quiet but also sporty beach holiday!
From journal Revisiting top hotels