Panchi Villa Bentota - Guest Book

  • "Great place"

    we stayed for 9 nights with our 2 daughters (14 and 17 yrs), Loved it we had the 2 rooms at the top of he hotel which were lovely and spacious , all the staff were lovely friendly and helpful, special mention to the guy who runs the restaurant (sorry lost your name) so helpful and attentive. The food was great we had half board which we thought may be too much for 9 nights but wasnt, lovely homemade soups every day great selection of fish, breakfasts equally good. We had a firework display next to the pool one night which was highly entertaining (health and safety wouldnt like it in the Uk , but that part of the charm. !) all in all lovely stay, my only grip was we had a trip to galle with a taxi from the Wunderbar and had to be really firm about were we wanted to go a he had an agenda (which I was a bit suspicious about ), the guys who drive the tuk tuks from thje Panchi were lovely AND MUCH PLEASENTER TRIPS OUT TO THE RIVEr AND temples , and brief gardens were enjoyed with them. Only draw draw back to hotel is the railway line we got used to it but you can not miss the trains

    September 12, 2012 - Stayed July 2012, traveled with family

  • “Very pleasant hotel to start and finish our trip in Sri Lanka”

    If you are looking for comfort and a small scale hotel rather than a resort, this is the place to be! In Panchi Villa we (couple with small children) felt immediately at home. The rooms were very comfortable with nice views from the balcony's, the swimming pool was clean and nicely situated in the garden. But most important, the staff was very friendly and helpful in organising several trips and activities with their home tuk tuk. Also the restaurant had very nice meals (rotti with garlic oil), one tip: bring some CDs next time to expand the collection of Bob Marley and 80's hits from Europe -:)! We had some great days at the beginning of our trip and decided to come back for our last days as well. Our kids still remember this place and their friendly staff!

    Stayed August 2012, traveled with family

    September 10, 2012

  • “You should go there for some days!!”

    I had a nice week in panchivilla.It is a lovely, clean house with a big terasse in every room,and a small nice garden.Excpecially the food-I hab half board- was excellent, and the service very kind. I think, they should not charge for the tuck tuck to hotel wunderbar and the sea, since this hotel belongs to the same management, and panchivilla isn`t near the sea. But all in all I felt very comfortable and was very pleased with my choice haveing booked this house. Give my regards to the best cook ever!

    August 8, 2012

  • “Don't miss it!”

    Everything in the villa is almost excellent - friendly staff (receptionists, waiters, gardeners), delicious breakfast served in a 5-star hotel style, the pool and of course the rooms (of which the two top floor superior ones are perfect). The villa is surrounded by greenery, which adds to the exoticism of the place.

    July 23, 2012

  • “Excellent location and nice food!”

    This small and lovely hotel is not close to the Bentota town centre, but just along the peach, which makes it quiet and ideal location for a tranquil beach trip. The food is very nice (my girlfriend loves it!). Highly recommended!

    July 13, 2012

  • “" The most safe place from TSUNAMI "”

    When the last tsunami alert happened the active staff informed us about it as it happens. When we asked that we thought that the only thing to do is run for our lives. But fortunately we were in tsunami safe area. So we didn’t want to do any special thing to be safe. It was wonderful.

    The restaurant was very clean and attractive; we enjoyed many foods new for our meal. When I entered the room my mind was full of new ideas because of their designing of rooms, they were very clean and tidy.

    When we came out of the room I felt that I was in a dream. The pool was very beautiful and it asked us to come into the it.

    The staff was very helpful and hospitable.They always tries to make happy.

    We highly recommended this as the best place to stay in Bentota area. SURE YOU WILL COME BACK !!!

    April 25, 2012 - • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple

  • “Stunning, tropical, friendly hotel”

    What a gem of a hotel! The staff were unbelievably friendly from the moment we arrived, and were really helpful when arranging trips.

    Amazing, clean, beautiful pool, and we even had coconuts delivered to us with a straw in the pool!

    The breakfast is lovely, on the balcony overlooking the pool and tropical surrounds. Fresh fruit and smoothies every day.

    The rooms are spacious and spotlessly clean.

    The beach is on your doorstep, quiet and beautiful.

    We would recommend this hotel to anyone staying in bentota.

    February 21, 2012 via mobile - Stayed February 2012

  • “Great place to start a trip in Sri Lankk”

    A lovely place with clean airy rooms with a great balcony overlooking the pool and the garden. Really relaxed here and can highly recommend it. It is across the road from the beech but the garden setting and pool makes up for it.

    Like just about everywhere else in Sri Lanka, they are building an Ayurvedic center which was just about finished if you are into having a bottle of oil poured over your head

    One down side was the restaurant; it was OK for breakfast but not interesting for lunch or dinner. But it's not a problem at all as it is next door to a fantastic seafood restaurant, and there are a dozen more across the road on the beach.

    Room Tip: Rooms on the first floor overlooking the garden and pool are a must

    February 14, 2012

  • “Perfect accommodation and staff”

    it is my old unfulfilled task, I forgot write this review which i wanted to do. We spent a few days in Panchi Villa on november 2010. Panchi Villa has very large and clean room, with new furniture and good price. Friendly proprietress of Panchi Villa arranges for guests all wishes which they have. Very very nice place gives you the best memories of Sri Lanka. If we come back to Sri Lanka we will take room in Panchi Villa. Zdenek a Lenka, Czech Republic

    January 18, 2012 - Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple

  • Annie

    The staff went out of their way to help and accomodate us, breakfast was delicious and the pool was in a lovely setting and extermely clean

    29 February 2012 - Group of friends Melbourne, Australia

  • Roopak

    We liked the cleanliness, the freindly nature of the staff and the swimming pool. Rooms were well maintained, The location was a calm and peaceful one.

    2 November 2011 - Group of friends Bangalore, India

  • Sylvie

    Superb Panchi Villa! Paradise on earth, Very clean & Hotel location The staff were friendly and helpful, Standard of facilities and cleanliness excellent and the pool great too, All Rooms with wonderful veranda with a perfect sea and pool view. I will definitley be going back with my children.

    23 July 2012 - Family with young children Meylan, France

  • Dawood

    I love the Panchi Villa because fantastic location with friendly staff and nice rooms. The beds were very comfortable and bathrooms clean. Would definately stay there again.

    Young couple saham, Oman - 20 July 2012

  • “Loved it! Great place for Bentota in order to avoid the touristy areas”

    We stayed here for two nights with our two year old son and can really recommend this place!!

    The hotel is small but very clean. Food is not the best but very attentive staff.

    It's location is a bit off the main area however, it is only a short tuk tuk ride to the Hotel Wunderbar where you can use the facilities in order to have a lovely stay at the beach. The beach in South Bentota was one of the best on our whole trip. Mirissa in comparison is a crowed run over place!

    We would have loved to stay here a bit longer but had to continue our trip to Mirissa. Also if your are looking for masques buy them in Bentota or at the Masque Museum further south as it is the best area for this type of souvenir.

    February 7, 2012

  • “A very relaxing holiday”

    We have just returned from 5 nights staying in the Panchi Villa. We stay in one of the two super luxury rooms and had a really relaxing holiday.

    The rooms are comfortable and clean, sheets and towels were changed every day. The four poster bed was so comfortable we slept so well during our stay. We went half board and the food has gorgeous, breakfast was juice, english breakfast and a plate of fruit and the evening meal was 4 courses. The seafood was divine and the local curry and rice was lovely.

    The biggest asset for this hotel was the staff, they couldnt do enough for us whether it was taking us places in the tuk-tuk or offering advice on where to go.

    Other reviews have commented on the closeness of the main road and railway track. The railway track is a small single lane track that did not affect our holiday and the main road is far enough away to not take away from the lush green surroundings. The beach really is just across the road and is clean and quiet. If you are looking for a quiet and relaxing holiday with yummy food and cheap beer and helpful staff Panchi Villa is a must!!!

    December 26, 2011 - Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple

  • “Birthday in Sri-Lanka”

    We wanted to celebrate my husband's birthday in Sri-Lanka and were careful enough with the hotel choice and we were lucky to find available room in this perfect. cozy, homelike villa on the dates required. The hotel territory is very clean, taken care of, beautiful nature in a quite and cozy place. The beach is closely located, as well as various cafes, restaurants and personnel guys can take you to any place by tuk-tuk if needed. The hotel location is very suitable, everything is very close.

    The swimming pool is clean, the rooms are being taken care of everyday, continental breakfasts are tasty enough, the food in overall is excellent if to lunch and dine in the hotel. Everything is fresh and the guys always meet your requirements in any issue you have.

    Lanka people are very friendly and hard working. In this hotel you are sure to find perfect matching of reasonable and excellent service!

    We spent really wonderful 2 weeks time while staying in Panchi Villa.

    If you doubt, try to find such a service for such money somewhere else.

    Zhanna & Zhenya - November 26, 2011

  • “Home away from home!”

    Set amidst a serene sorrounding and beach at 5 mins proximity, this beautiful place has spacious rooms, lovely ambience and decor and gives you your own space to laze around. The staff are very courteous and non interfering and we could use the pool that was warm at any time of the day or night !

    A Lovely place to just hang around with your partner or with friends for a few days. A good balcony that faces the pool where you can have a good conversation , drinks and some excellent time ! Drink options are good but limited to Beer , gin and local arrack and so if hard liquor is your taste then you better carry some with you.

    November 4, 2011

  • Peter

    Beautiful villa with lovely pool Really friendly staff who cannot do enough for you Great breakfast Lovely modern and clean rooms

    Young couple marlow, United Kingdom - 19 April 2012

  • Natalia

    Relaxing place for calm rest. No stress, no noise. Everybody who is tired after big cities - try Panchy Villa. There you will refresh your body and mind. Panchi villa is surrounded by beautiful nature - green trees all in blossom - orange, red, yellow and white. And palms!!! There are no crowds of people. Beach is enormous and noone there, just you... and the ocen and beautiful sky and the sun. Panchi villa - was my best holiday. The place where I was happy. And many thanks to the welcoming staff for the help and support. Kind regards to everyone, Natalya

    Young couple Moscow, Russia - 20 October 2012

  • András

    This hotel was a perfect choice! Super value for the money. The staff was very helpful. The room is clean and comfortable. The beach was very quiet, because it is a low season. I higly recommend the hotel to anyone who woul like to spend a nice holiday in Sri Lanka.

    Young couple Budapest, Hungary - 10 August 2012

  • Tom

    Wowww great time spent in Panchi Villa.Great rooms including big veranda,comfortable beds, unbelievable food especially for a hotel restaurant, attentive bar, very friendly staff, good breakfast We'll definitely recommend you and come back next time we're in Bentota.

    Young couple Mount Martha, Australia - 25 July 2012

  • Adil

    Lovely hotel. The staff was very helpful with directions and reservations, etc. The room was very nice and modern. It has air conditioning, wifi, and Restaurant with Bar.The Bathroom was updated and well appointed.extremley comfortable with great facilities. The price was very good for Bentota.Would definitely recommend and return !!!

    Young couple Muscat, Oman - 25 July 2012

  • Sebastian

    Excellent staff - people at the reception, guys in the restaurant and gardeners - they were all very friendly and helpful. They really cared about what they did. The top floor rooms are great.

    Group of friends Poznan, Poland - 23 July 2012

  • Hassan

    Very nice staff, location, free wifi,staff services And everthingsin this hotel are new I strongly recommend this hotel to other

    Young couple Karachi, Pakistan - 10 July 2012

  • Chen

    Everything was simply superb and amazing location, clean room and swimming pool, good breakfast.The hotel was not far from the beach. The room was spacious and always clean. The restaurant provide good meals which represented value for money and variety. Would definitely recommend. Sure I Will come again when in Bentota.

    Young couple Shanghai, China - 9 July 2012

  • Ian

    After over three weeks of touring Sri Lanka we decided to stay in Bentota on our penultimate night. Bentota is an expensive area so we decided that we'd push the boat out for one night and stay at Panchi Villa. It blew our budget somewhat as we've a year of travelling left but we were not disappointed, the staff were so attentive, the food delicious, the rooms were clean and of decent size and it was so nice to be able to relax in the pool. Special mention to the young manager who was so helpful with arranging our cab to Negombo, I'll be recommending Panchi Villa's to friends and family

    Young couple Billericay, United Kingdom - 29 April 2012

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