Avani Kalutara Resort

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2 restaurants, breakfast, lunch, dinner served; international cuisine
Avani Deluxe Ocean View Room | Premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, desk
Daily buffet breakfast (LKR 25 per person)

Overview of Avani Kalutara Resort

Avani Kalutara Resort

4.5 star property
Beachfront resort in Kalutara with spa, outdoor pool
7.8 out of 10 Good
7.8/10 Good

77 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Airport transfer
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
St. Sebastian's Road, Katukurunda, Kalutara, 12000
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • 2 restaurants and 2 bars/lounges
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Free children's club
  • Free babysitting
  • Fitness centre
  • Sauna
  • Beach towels
  • Children's pool
Feel at home
  • Babysitting (free)
  • Children's pool
  • Playground on site
  • Children's club (free)
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate dining area

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • On the beach

Getting around

  • Colombo (CMB-Bandaranaike Intl.) - 71 min drive
  • Aluthgama Railway Station - 38 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Sea Shells - 11 min drive
  • Oasis Beach Restaurant - 11 min drive
  • Pomelo Hi - 14 min drive
  • Lemon Sun Restaurant - 14 min drive
  • Domino's Pizza - 6 min drive

About this property

Avani Kalutara Resort

At Avani Kalutara Resort, you can hit the beach to play volleyball or sip a drink at the beach bar, plus you'll have access to on-site windsurfing, waterskiing and kayaking. The outdoor pool is perfect for guests looking for a bit of fun, while those in the mood for pampering can visit the spa to indulge in massages, body wraps and Ayurvedic treatments. Mangrove Restaurant, one of 2 restaurants, serves international cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Other highlights at this luxurious resort include 2 bars/lounges, a free kid's club and a poolside bar. The pool and room service get good marks from fellow travellers.


English, German

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 105 units
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 2 PM until anytime
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions
  • This is a designated quarantine resort. The property can only accept bookings from travellers who are required to quarantine (i.e. international travellers). You may be asked to provide evidence of this on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 72 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This is a designated quarantine resort. The property can only accept bookings from travellers who are required to quarantine (i.e. international travellers). You may be asked to provide evidence of this on arrival.
  • This property’s administrative fee covers a mandatory health screening test for COVID-19 and a 30-day health insurance premium, payable after booking. Additional health screenings may be required on site for a fee of USD 40 per test.
  • This is a certified Sri Lanka Tourism Level 1 property. Sri Lanka Tourism Level 1 is a health and safety certification issued by the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Free babysitting
  • Free children's club


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Free on-site valet parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • On-site parking is limited


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours a day)*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:30 AM–10:00 AM
  • 2 restaurants
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Beach bar
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • BBQs
  • Private dining
  • Private picnics
  • 24-hour room service
  • Snack bar/deli

Travelling with children

  • Free children's club
  • Children's pool
  • Water slide
  • Playground
  • Free babysitting
  • Children's games
  • Toys

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Fitness classes
  • Yoga classes
  • Beach volleyball
  • Archery
  • Rock climbing
  • Kayaking
  • Boat tours
  • Waterskiing
  • Windsurfing
  • Ziplining
  • Pool table
  • Fishing

Working away

  • 24-hour business centre
  • Meeting room
  • Computer station
  • Conference centre


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Umbrellas
  • Bike hire
  • Beach towels
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Romance packages


  • Built in 2012
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Fitness centre
  • An outdoor pool
  • Full-service spa
  • Hot tub
  • Sauna
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Water slide
  • Banquet hall
  • Reception hall


  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • DVD player
  • 32-inch LCD TV
  • Premium cable channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Electric kettle
  • Dressing gowns and slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Blackout curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • Balcony or patio
  • Separate dining area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall shower heads
  • Shower only
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Restaurant dining guide

Special features


Anantara Spa has 4 treatment rooms, including rooms for couples. Services include facials, body wraps, body scrubs and body treatments. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including Ayurvedic. The spa is equipped with a sauna and a spa tub.

The spa is open daily. Children under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision. Guests under 5 years old are not allowed in the spa.


Mangrove Restaurant – This beachfront restaurant specialises in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.
Spice Traders – Overlooking the ocean, this fine-dining restaurant specialises in international cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Reservations are required. Open daily.
Karadiya – This beach bar only serves light fare. Open daily.
Miridiya – Overlooking the garden, this bar only serves light fare. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • Administrative fee: LKR 52 per person, per stay

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately LKR 25 for adults and LKR 15 for children
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of LKR 17000 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for LKR 7400.0 per night
  • Airport shuttle for children between the ages of 2 and 11 costs LKR 17000 (one-way)
  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Children under 11 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool, fitness facility or hot tub without adult supervision
  • Guests under 5 years old are not allowed in the spa, and guests under 16 years old are only allowed with adult supervision
  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-out is available.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings, and can be accessed from outside the building via exterior corridors.


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
This property does not have lifts.
Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards on site.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

AVANI Kalutara
AVANI Kalutara Resort
Avani Kalutara Resort Resort
AVANI Resort Kalutara
Kalutara AVANI
Kalutara Resort
AVANI Kalutara Resort Sri Lanka
Avani Kalutara Resort Kalutara
Avani Kalutara Resort Resort Kalutara

Frequently asked questions

Does Avani Kalutara Resort offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Avani Kalutara Resort does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Avani Kalutara Resort?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Avani Kalutara Resort?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool and a children's pool.
Are pets allowed at Avani Kalutara Resort?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Avani Kalutara Resort?
Yes, there's free self and valet parking. Parking spaces may be limited.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Avani Kalutara Resort?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is LKR 17000 per vehicle one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Avani Kalutara Resort?
You can check in from 2 PM - anytime. There's a charge for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is noon. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability). Contactless check-out is available.
What is there to do at Avani Kalutara Resort and nearby?
Have fun with on-site activities such as kayaking, waterskiing and windsurfing. Additional recreation on-site includes aerobics and yoga. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and soothe your senses in the hot tub. Avani Kalutara Resort also has 2 bars, a water slide and a sauna, as well as a fitness centre, a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Avani Kalutara Resort?
Yes, there are 2 on-site restaurants, featuring beachfront dining, international cuisine and garden views.
Does Avani Kalutara Resort have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony or patio.
What's the area around Avani Kalutara Resort like?
Avani Kalutara Resort is located on the waterfront. Popular attractions include Moragalla Beach, which is 34 minutes away by car.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

The resort was very smart, and beautifully appointed. Staff were constantly cleaning, and tidying in the grounds, and the restaurant workers and poolboys very attentive.
David, 13-night romance trip
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4/10 Fair

2-night trip
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6/10 Good

Staff need to improve service levels not told about the pool being out of order, even through we could use the next hotels pool not very convenient. Only three rooms occupied on one night so lonely place to be !
2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

It was the best place to stay as a family.. Was clean and a quiet place. Loved it.
1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The actual cost to stay and have food/drink is ok, but once the various charges/fees are added, becomes expensive comparison with rest of islands stays etc
3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

We enjoyed our time at the resort. The pool area was great and the food was good. It was also nice to have the option to go to the adjourning Anantara resort for additional meal options and spa facilities.
Paul, 5-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Our holiday was ruined as the hotel failed to tell us prior to our stay they were double booked with a corporate booking and MID STAY (10 night booking) we were told that the following day we would be moved to a different hotel. I have a young toddler under 2 this was extremely upsetting. The hotel they moved us to was complete opposite of the relaxed open plan setting being a horrible high rise that also gave us food poisoning. The hotel knew of the double booing but failed to inform us prior to our stay. We were there as a group with family staying in Avani the neighboring hotel Anantara as we were there for a family memorial. This split up our group and ultimately ruined our whole holiday and our family groups holiday.
Jennifer, 9-night family trip
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6/10 Good

Good service and good food. But terrible location!
E, 3-night trip
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6/10 Good

It's a nice hotel with a great location - the river on one side and the sea on the other. But Avani is primarily a family resort with lots of kids and large families as guests! Also they don't have a spa in the premises but guests can use the Anantara spa which is amazing but a little pricey. Even though we had a good time, it just felt that the hotel was a little bland, lacked a certain character..
2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful Resort & Room with Excellent Service
I was staying at the Avani Resort for a friend’s wedding. My friend was getting married at the Anantara Kalutara Resort next door and because rooms there were sold out, she recommended booking at the Avani. I was glad I did, because it was just a 5 minute walk to their hotel next door and everything at the Avani was impeccable. The hospitality we experienced from the moment we arrived was warm and welcoming, and the room and amenities were top-notch. The room and bathroom were very clean and spacious - we also had a view of the ocean. There’s a pool and fitness center, the beach is literally a 30 second walk from the pool, and there are a couple restaurants with many types of food options. The food at the restaurant was good, especially the breakfast which comes with many types of juices, fruits, bread, and Sri Lankan specialties. I would 100% stay here again and I would highly recommend this resort to others coming to stay in the area!
Lauren, 2-night trip with friends
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