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Vivanta by Taj - Bentota

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Excellent place to relax with the exotic view of the beach, with the friendliest staff who are always with a smile and willing to help in their best...comfortable and beautiful room, great food, specially the dinner buffet with lot of seafood varieties, not forgetting Dinesh and Chef Nandana for the excellent service rendered which was beyond our expectations... Thank You...

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After checking into about 3 hotels in Sri Lanka. We finally found happiness all in one at Vivanta by Taj. From location,to beach and hotel facilities have to say 5 star. The room was clean and comfortable. Right in the middle of budget and luxury I would say Vivanta does great to please both those looking for budget ad those...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Vivanta by Taj for 5 nights from 7/1/17 to 11/1/17. There are quite a few hotels along this strip of Bentota beach but we thought the Taj had the best position. The rooms are clean and modern and the staff very helpful. The beaches nearby are beautiful and great for walking and swimming. The poolside restaurant...

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peterborough
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We travelled to Sri Lanka for 14 nights and spent the first 7 nights in the Taj Bentota. I have to say that we were disappointed with the experience and would certainly not class it as one of the better hotels we have stayed in. In our opinion it is certainly not a 5 star resort. On arrival at around...

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Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

It was one of the best resort experiences for us. Staff: excellent. The housekeeping manager met us on our way after check-in. She walked us to our suite and was very kind. The same goes for the staff we interacted with Room: spacious, well furnished, very clean and comfortable. Jacuzzi was very relaxing Food: good choice of cuisine. With our...

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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 wonderful 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...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

As a preamble to our Vivanta by Taj stay at Bentota, I mention that typical of many first-time tourists in Sri Lanka we chose to travel with a local guide and driver. Next visit we will organise our travel directly with a local provider, but our 2016-2017 trip was organised via our Australian agent, through a local Sri Lankan based...

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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! Thank you very much for giving us your feedback. We are sorry that you did not have a good experience and have noted your valuable inputs. We hope to give you a better experience during your next trip to Sri Lanka and look forward to welcoming you back to the resort. Wishing...

Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

I stayed at the Taj on two separate occasions over New Years and in early January. Overall I thought the facilities were quite clean, and the rooms were quite spacious. However, the property is a bit dated and could use a facelift in some places. For example, our bathroom was completely clean but the shower didn't drain properly and some...

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Warm Greetings from the Vivanta by Taj Bentota! Thank you very much for giving us your feedback. We are sorry that you did not have a good experience and have noted your valuable inputs. We hope to give you a better experience during your next trip to Sri Lanka and look forward to welcoming you back to the resort. Wishing...

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having stayed at numerous Taj resorts in India and the Taj in Cape Town I had very high expectations. Unfortunately all rooms in this hotel are not five star quality ...their website is deceiving and their rooms leave alot to be desired...the rooms we were allocated were in their old wing and was dirty...the floors were dirty and not stained...

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Greetings from the Vivanta by Taj Bentota! Thank you very much for giving us your feedback. We are sorry that you did not have a good experience and have noted your inputs. We hope to give you a better experience during your next trip to Sri Lanka and look forward to welcoming you back to the resort. Best Regards Ranjit...

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a wonderful experience. The place is clean, chic, nicely nestled next to a beautiful beach. The staff are very friendly and ever ready to share nuggets of information about their local culture and the hotel. Amazing pool where one can spend and entire day chilling out overlooking the Indian Ocean.

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Warm Greetings from the Vivanta by Taj, Bentota! We thank you for your wonderful 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...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed for 10 nights with my family over Xmas and New Year. Xmas and New year nights were fantastic great entertainment food and service, the food was exceptional throughout our stay. The staff are wonderful there are to many to list and thank individullay. Nothing was to much trouble and every encounter was met with a beaming smile.The beach at...

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Warm Greetings from the Vivanta by Taj, Bentota! We thank you for your wonderful 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...

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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
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
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  • Smoking rooms available
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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: RM987 - RM2,411 (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 Luxury Hotel in Bentota
#2 Spa Hotel in Bentota
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Bentota
#3 Romantic Hotel in Bentota
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“Sea view are better than garden view”
 of 5 bubbles talyssastar, 14 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Higher floors have better views and are more private.”
 of 5 bubbles 128DaveG, 14 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All rooms have beach views. Avoid rooms near elevators ( guest and service) as noisy during the night.”
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  • Indian ocean views
 of 5 bubbles ElizabethK30, 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
“be clear about what "ocean view" means”
 of 5 bubbles jho518, 2 Jan 2017 | Read review
“select a see view and on upper floor.”
 of 5 bubbles touleb, 2 Jan 2017 | Read review
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