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Vivanta by Taj - Bentota

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3.5 of 5
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National Holiday Resort, Bentota 80500, Sri Lanka
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bedfordshire
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Big bustling and busy the hotel holds a prime location in secure grounds next to the sea , all taj hotels have a standard and this one follows the principle to he core with clean rooms nice dining facilities and friendly helpful staff at its center ,as you would expect this is not a boutique hotel so it's not quiet... More 

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Cornwall UK
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Taj is twenty years old and a little rough around the edges but don't let this put you off. The staff are charming and the food is good. Don't go half or full board unless you are a glutton. It's far cheaper to pay as you go. The only criticism is the very poor surface on the tennis courts and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hotel has a large and extremely impressive foyer evidently designed to suggest opulence and luxury. The check-in staff were models of quiet efficiency and dealt with our arrival in a thoroughly professional manner. My room, which was on the ground floor and at the extreme northern end of the hotel, was considerably smaller than I had been expecting given... More 

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Bewdley
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We arrived at the Vivanta after an excellent 9 day tour of Sri Lanka. First impressions are impressive and it didn't disappoint. The hotel is well positioned on a long stunning sandy beach. It is spotlessly clean and very well maintained. We had paid extra for a sea view and this was good from the 5th floor. There is however... More 

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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 review and for giving us very valuable inputs. It is truly appreciated. We thank you and look forward to welcoming you back to the Resort, during your future visits to Sri Lanka, Warm Regards Ranjit Shankar General Manager Vivanta by Taj Bentota ranjit.shankar@tajhotels.com More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It's perfect in every way, no shortcomings at all, service is excellent, the beach here is amazing, on the whole, a very relaxing and beautiful place to stay! The food is also good and so are the other restaurants in the 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 feedback and for taking the time out to give us this review. We are most delighted that you had a wonderful time and look forward to welcoming you back during your future visits to Sri Lanka. Warm Regards Ranjit Shankar General Manager Vivanta by Taj... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

VBT Bentota was a 2-nights stay for my family after having spent 4 nights at the Taj Samudra Colombo. This property is just next to the beach, so beautiful and serene. It was a long drive of 4 hours , but worth it. The best hospitality , the best rooms, the best food and all was best. We celebrated the... More 

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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 lovely review of the hotel. We are most delighted that you had a comfortable stay with us at the Resort and thank you for choosing to stay at the Vivanta by Taj Bentota. We look forward to welcoming you back on your future visits to... More 

Guildford, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We were very lucky to have one of the newly refurbished rooms. Also to have a terrace from which we could walk straight into the garden and a few short steps to the beach. This was a basic grade garden room so didn't pay unnecessarily for a seaview room. (All rooms face the sea anyway.) Food is excellent. We were... More 

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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! My team and I thank you very much for your review and for taking the time out to give us this feedback. We look forward to your continued patronage and thank you for choosing to stay at the Vivanta by Taj Bentota! Warm Regards Ranjit Shankar General Manager Vivanta by Taj Bentota... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is an absolutely fabulous hotel, in a perfect location (right on a fantastic beach) and virtually screams luxury at you. The food is great, particularly the breakfast buffet which caters for every taste - and then some! No doubt that it is a little expensive - the buffet dinner was probably the most expensive we had while in Sri... More 

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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 review and for your valuable feedback. We are most delighted that you had a wonderful stay with us and look forward to welcoming you back on your future visits to the Resort. Thank you choosing to stay at the Vivanta by Taj Bentota! Warm Regards Ranjit... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

bad good place, good hardware, but bad service,bad software, the employee doesn't care about the custom feeling. I don't know whether your high level management see the customer's feedback? I think the good custom is who give your feedback, they hope you can improve it.

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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 valuable feedback regarding your stay at the hotel. We have noted all your inputs and sincerely apologize for the inconvenience that had been caused to you during your stay. Your feedback has been taken in the right spirit and we will definitely make corrective changes to... More 

West Malling, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A stunning building in a fantastic location. The beach here is beautiful. The food is very good (although pricey as you'd expect from a 5*). The staff are helpful, and our room was very nice with great sea views from the balcony. However, not the hotel's fault, I found it a little lacking in character. I think that is more... More 

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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 feedback and for taking your time out to give us this review. We have noted all your inputs and are delighted that you had a wonderful stay at the hotel. We look forward to your continued patronage and thank you for choosing to stay at... More 

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