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Vivanta by Taj - Bentota

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Everything worked out well at this abode. The room, pool, restaurant, staff etc were of a very high standard. Being above the beach it provides a lovely walk or a swim if the current is safe. Special mention goes to the young trainee waiter at the pool (Rohitha Pushpa Kumara) for his friendly and professional service.

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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...

Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 March 2017

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...

Bangalore, India
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was a good experience in the hotel. It has its own beach and there are people to always help you. The All day dining restaurant serves you variety of food including buffet for breakfast, lunch & dinner.

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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 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 chosen...

Ipswich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed our stay at this hotel primarily because the staff try so hard to ensure guests have a good time. We received excellent service from Samantha and the team in the buffet restaurant and were very impressed with Nareeja the food and beverage manager who with his team provided a beautifu celebratory meal. Loved the breakfasts here waffles,...

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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. Your inputs have been noted and we will certainly have them addressed and corrected. We look forward to welcoming you and family back, during your future visits to Sri Lanka! Thank you for having...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

The hotel itself is located on the beach but accessed along a narrow driveway adjacent to the railway line. Fortress like walls of other hotels forming a barrier to the sea and locals. The lobby is most impressive with plenty of staff on hand to meet and greet. The checkin process is peasant enough but a smile from the reception...

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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. All your inputs have been noted and it is much appreciated. We are delighted that you had a most pleasant experience at the resort and look forward to welcoming you and family back, during...

Derby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We arrived at the hotel exhausted from the journey and had a smooth and efficient check in which was wonderful. We were allocated room 103 which was large with direct access to the garden and had lots of positives. We changed to floor 6 on day 2 as that suited our needs better it had a much more modern bathroom...

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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...

Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a very good time at Vivanta.All the staff were friendly and helped us plan our stay.Special thankyou to Suranga for arranging our room nicely and close to beach.We will inform all our friends to come here for their holiday.Thankyou

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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...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I cannot believe we finished our lovely 2.5 week tour of Sri Lanka here. This is advertised as a 5* hotel, I'd give it a 3.5. It's like an old resort from the late 1990s. Brits on tour type of thing. Also, we could not figure out why Bentota was a 'destination' beach on this island. It was easily the...

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

Greetings from the Vivanta by Taj Bentota! Thank you for your review. We have noted your feedback and will certainly look into the areas that you have mentioned. The hotel has signage at all exit points to the beach, detailing what our guests need to know. Thank you once again. Regards Ranjit Shankar General Manager ranjit.shankar@tajhotels.com

Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The giveaway is this hotel is "by Taj" not *a Taj*. The same way the 2012 box-office flop Gambit starring Colin Firth was "From the Coen Brothers", not *directed by the Coen Brothers*. When we arrived we were impressed by the grand entrance, but then it all went downhill from there. My girlfriend had booked her parents into a sea-view,...

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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 all your inputs. It will be our commitment to have them addressed and corrected. We sincerely hope to give you a better experience, should you consider visiting the resort in...

Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

We had a relaxing break. The grounds were kept very neat and spacious areas to walk in. The food was of a high standard and a large selection to choose from. The staff were attentive particularly in the main restaurant.Very nice room, and housekeeping very good. Enjoyed our stay. Beautiful deserted beach, just outside hotel boundary.

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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...

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Highlights
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( 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: RM554 - RM1,544 (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 Luxury Hotel in Bentota
#2 Spa Hotel in Bentota
#3 Romantic Hotel in Bentota
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“High floor overlooking pool or ocean.”
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“High Sea View Rooms are Best”
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“Facing the garden gives you lovely views of the sea.”
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