It's difficult to summarise this amazing hotel, it's staff and the Rock Villa experience. The hotel itself has 4 rooms and 1 suite and from the moment you arrive the service is simply somethings else from the iced lolly and huge smiles on arrival, to the anytime you want breakfast, lunch or dinner. Drinks, teas or coffees are served in the lanai or poolside or even taken down to the beach for you - nothing is any trouble. The beach is at the end of the garden and a further leisurely 50m walk takes you through the mangroves to the private beach. The Villa provides loungers at the beach for you and will make up cool bags as well if you want. G&T's at sunset. Even poolside at the Villa you can listen to the waves on the beach - just perfect. There's even security at the beach just to keep your valuables safe when you are in the sea.
The buildings have been renovated to a high standard throughout, and are tastefully furnished. Rooms 1 and 4 both have private porch areas as does the suite. A/C in the rooms is first class.
The whole area is spotlessly clean. Lovely crisp white sheets and soft towels etc in your room, ample pool loungers and a lovely poolside area, and beautifully maintained gardens. We couldn't fault it.
Then there's the food.
You would think that in a small facility catering for 12 or so guests that the food might be average or limited, in fact the food is exceptional.
Whether it's the seafood platters and lobsters, or if you are lucky enough to share a BBQ it's all first class. The choice off the main menus for lunch and dinner will offer something for everyone and all meals are prepared and presented to a very high standard - again nothing is a problem even coping with multiple food allergies so our daughter didn't even recognise she had slightly different food.
We were fortunate enough to be here during Sri Lankan New Year and share a traditional New Year breakfast with the hotel staff - they had gone out of their way to include the guests and make the whole experience thoroughly memorable.
The Taru group take customer service very seriously when we were there for 3 nights a lady from H/O was down from Colombo checking standards, tasting food speaking to guests to make sure everything was as it should be be and told us that all the Taru sites get a regular visit. They are very proud of their reputation, and it's thoroughly well deserved.
It may be a little more expensive than many beach hotels in Bentota but worth every penny. Thank you for memorable few days.
All the rooms are great, if you want a private porch opt for either room 1 or 4.
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