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Vivanta by Taj - Bentota

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 January 2016

Good hotel on the beach with a lovely swimming pool and very helpful staff. Food buffet style but with a very good choice for all. My only critisism was the air conditioning in the room that seemed to leave a very damp musty smell. It seemed to affect my chest and I ended up with a bad cough. I noticed...

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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 for your feedback and for taking the time out to give us this review. We have noted all your points and will most certainly have them addressed. It will be our pleasure to welcome you back to the Resort, during your future visits and we thank you for choosing to...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 January 2016

My family and I are great believers in the Taj Group and generally choose Taj hotels wherever we go. We knew that this property, being Vivanta, would be of a somewhat more modest standard than the palace hotels, and it was pretty consistent with the other Vivantas we have known, at least when adjustment is made for the upgrading which...

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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 of your stay at the hotel and for all your valuable inputs. It is very much appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back during your future visits to Bentota and thank you for choosing to stay at the Vivanta by Taj Bentota! Warm Regards Ranjit...

Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Reviewed 8 January 2016

Well I booked this property through booking.com and had a huge hefty amount swiped off my card before I even arrived at the property ( when asked about it, policy blah blah was cited), that actually took off some sheen from the initial euphoria of coming to this hotel. The drive from colombo to bentota was 2 hours and quite...

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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 very much for your review and for giving us this feedback about your stay.It will be our pleasure to welcome you back to the Resort and live up to your expectations once again. Wish you a fantastic year ahead! Warm Regards Ranjit Shankar General Manager Vivanta by Taj Bentota...

Reviewed 7 January 2016 via mobile

Vivanta by Taj Bentota Beach was by far the best hotel we stayed at while on holiday in Sri Lanka! The hotel makes the most of what nature has to offer and makes a special effort to make you feel welcome. The bar was a special treat, beautifully designed with a tempting menu. The band provided great music to enjoy...

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Warm Greetings from the Vivanta by Taj Bentota! My team and I thank you for your lovely feedback and for taking your time out to give us this review. We are most delighted that you had a wonderful experience during your stay and look forward to welcoming you back to the Resort, in future. We wish you a happy and...

Bahrain
Reviewed 6 January 2016 via mobile

A beautiful hotel with friendly staff and an amazing welcoming traditions. The main restaurant have varity of international and local dishes and the outdoor seafood restaurant Shaks is just amazing with fresh selection of sea food and a music player with very good service and price that we have visited it again even when we left to another hotel .....

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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 so very much for your warm feedback and for your review. It is truly appreciated. We look forward to your continued patronage and wish you a very happy new year 2016. Warm Regards Ranjit Shankar General Manager Vivanta by Taj Bentota ranjit.shankar@tajhotels.com

Budapest, Hungary
Reviewed 4 January 2016

We finished our Sri Lankan round trip in Vivanta by Taj, Bentota. Both location and hotel were very good choices. The hotel fulfils the highest requirements. We stayed in three deluxe rooms. Modern, clean, comfortable ones and very good beds! The staff visited (at least) the room twice a day. Besides normal cleaning in the late morning they prepared the...

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Warm Greetings from the Vivanta by Taj Bentota! Thank you so very much for your review on Trip Advisor. My team and I are absolutely delighted that you had a wonderful stay with us and look forward to welcoming you back to the Resort, during your future visits to Sri Lanka. Wish you a fantastic year ahead! Warm Regards Ranjit...

Reviewed 4 January 2016

great hotel with typical hospitality and comfort given by Taj hotels. Staff is excelent, you will feel like the king there. We have stayed here for one night with our 2 kids and we have enyoued whole time. Nice hotel pool, beach close to hotel nice and almost empty. Rooms great and spacious, breakfast and lunch buffet was great (selection...

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Warm Greetings from the Vivanta by Taj Bentota! My team and I thank you for your warm feedback and for taking the time out to give us this review. We are most delighted that you had a wonderful stay and we look forward to welcoming you back during your future visits to Sri Lanka. Wishing you a fantastic year ahead!...

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Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

We spent two nights at this hotel (31 December-2 January) and were very pleased with the hotel. We drove from Colombo. It took nearly 2 hours to reach from the city. The expressway on the way back was a shorter and quicker option and is recommended. Right from the check in all departments of the hotel offered top notch 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! Thank you very much for your warm feedback and for giving us this review. It is truly appreciated. We look forward to your continued patronage and wish you a wonderful year ahead. Warm Regards Ranjit Shankar General Manager Vivanta by Taj Bentota ranjit.shankar@tajhotels.com

Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

A very bad publicity for the Taj hotel group. We arrived at the hotel having booked two rooms but they only gave us 1 for the three of us. After complaining the manager apologized by 'upgrading' us to two deluxe rooms located on the second floor. What the manager didn't mention was the fact that they were building a tent...

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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 and please accept our sincere apologies for the inconvenience that had been caused to you during your stay, It will be taken up with the team and rest assured it will be corrected. I would appreciate it if you could visit us once again and give us an...

Cambridge
Reviewed 31 December 2015

What an amazing hotel. The Tajs are always wonderful, but this one is exceptional in most ways. The hotel sits on a hill overlooking the ocean on three sides. It has a gorgeous, immaculately clean beach. The swimming pool is huge and many of the chairs overlook the beach. Service is as expected. The rooms are spacious and well appointed,...

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Warm Greetings from the Vivanta by Taj Bentota! Thank you so very much for your warm feedback and for inputs about your stay. We are most delighted that you enjoyed the New Year's Eve at the Resort and look forward to welcoming you back, during your future visits. We wish you a happy and prosperous 2016. Warm Regards Ranjit Shankar...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • 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
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • 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: $203 - $466 (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 Spa Hotel in Bentota
#2 Luxury Hotel in Bentota
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Bentota
#3 Romantic Hotel in Bentota
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“Rooms facing the sea only.”
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