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Vivanta by Taj - Bentota

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Almaty, Kazakhstan
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Vivanta on Taj is beautifully located in Bentota and overlooks the Indian ocean. There is some good, not so good and really not good/bad aspects to this hotel. Good: - Staff are friendly, nice location, rooms are clean, the town is close by - Very nice beaches, and warm sea - Good and diverse breakfast covering all needs - Pool...

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in Bentota 20 years ago and when walking on the beach said that one day we would return and stay at the new hotel being built on the headland. It has eventually happened and so glad it has. This is a first class holiday hotel in a superb setting although if you object to the coastal railway Bentota...

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Ranjit S, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Bentota, responded to this review

Warm Greetings from the Vivanta by Taj, Bentota! We thank you for your lovely review and for taking your valuable time out to give us this feedback. We are delighted that you had a most pleasant experience at the resort and look forward to welcoming you and family back, during your future visits to Sri Lanka! Thank you for having...

Mechelen, Belgium
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The hotel was nice and the location was good. It was maybe a bit old and we could see that. The rooms were big enough en the roomservice was good. The breakfast was average and all the rest of the food was poor. We visit the Shack restaurant what was under level. The Sea View restaurant was the best we...

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Leeton, Australia
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Vivanta on Taj is a beautiful hotel overlooking the waters of the Indian ocean. Staff are very helpful and happy to cater to your every need. Highly recommend staying here.There are several options for dining ranging from fine dining to simple snacks.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

We followed a busy two week tour covering much of the island wth a week here and it was a good choice. Our eventual transfer to the airport took 1.5 hours and it had taken about that time to come up here from Galle. The hotel room was good although not as amazingly large as some we used in the...

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The hotel in itself is located at an amazingly pretty and quiet beach. With a large stretch of hotels on this stretch designed by Geoffery Bawa, the renowned Sri Lankan architect the place has a lot of character. Trains pass by the beach almost as if kissing the waves. And not a single hotel is visible when you walk on...

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Very nice and beautiful hotel with amazing view of the sea. Very beautiful pool area. The room was just perfect with breathtaking view and very beautiful decoration. There are a plenty of food options if one does not like or bored of Indian food. Staff were friendly and helpful.

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Ranjit S, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Bentota, responded to this review

Warm Greetings from the Vivanta by Taj, Bentota! We thank you for your lovely review and for taking your valuable time out to give us this feedback. We are delighted that you had a most pleasant experience at the resort and look forward to welcoming you and family back, during your future visits to Sri Lanka! Thank you for having...

England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were lucky to be upgraded from a standard room to a superior, which was bigger and had a view of the beach, with a bigger balcony. The room was comfortable and clean, although noisy because it was right next to a few different service areas in the Mezzanine floor. The food in the restaurant was lovely! And the staff...

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Ranjit S, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Bentota, responded to this review

Warm Greetings from the Vivanta by Taj, Bentota! We thank you for your lovely review and for taking your valuable time out to give us this feedback. We are delighted that you had a most pleasant experience at the resort and look forward to welcoming you and family back, during your future visits to Sri Lanka! Thank you for having...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful property but past its prime. It is a four star (not five) that could do with some serious updating. Maintenance of the common areas was quite poor especially the rest rooms by the pool. They were horribly filthy, missing essential supplies and the door did not lock! Having stayed in several Taj and Vivanta hotels, this...

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Ranjit S, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Bentota, responded to this review

Warm Greetings from the Vivanta by Taj, Bentota! We thank you for your review and for taking your valuable time out to give us this feedback. Your inputs have been noted and we will work towards improvement in these areas. We look forward to welcoming you and family back, during your future visits to Sri Lanka! Thank you for having...

Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

We were there for a day visit with the family and it was really enjoyable short stay.. the staff were really friendly and helpful.. the pool area is the best place to relax and enjoy the peaceful environment.. The choice of food was great and delicious..

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Warm Greetings from the Vivanta by Taj, Bentota! We thank you for your review and for taking your valuable time out to give us this feedback. We are most pleased that you had a most pleasant experience at the resort and look forward to welcoming you back, during your future visits to Bentota! Thank you very much Warm Regards Ranjit...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
  • Conference Facilities
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Sri Lanka is referred to as a ‘small miracle,’ for despite the island’s relatively small size, its natural wonders and beauty are in abundance. Vivanta by Taj – Bentota is located on the south west coast of Sri Lanka. The hotel lies over a lush hill that overlooks the Indian Ocean. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Vivanta by Taj - Bentota

Address: National Holiday Resort, Bentota 80500, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Bentota
Price Range: RM673 - RM1,546 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Vivanta by Taj - Bentota 5*
Number of rooms: 160
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Also Known As:
Vivanta By Taj - Bentota Hotel Bentota
Taj Exotica Hotel Bentota
Bentota Taj Exotica Hotel
Taj Exotica Sri Lanka
Taj Exotica Srilanka
Taj Exotica Bentota
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Bentota
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Bentota
#2 Spa Hotel in Bentota
#2 Luxury Hotel in Bentota
#3 Romantic Hotel in Bentota
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“Rooms facing the sea only.”
 of 5 bubbles Munkeith, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
“only get rooms in the new refurbished wing with a sea view and a higher floor”
 of 5 bubbles M_mamot, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“5th or 6th floor for best views of the amazing sunsets”
 of 5 bubbles kittykat909, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Book the rooms with sea view”
 of 5 bubbles 710anuragj, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Sea view room.”
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