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National Holiday Resort, Bentota 80500 Sri Lanka
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 12/01/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#6 of 34 hotels in Bentota
Location
4.6
Cleanliness
4.4
Service
4.5
Value
4.1
Travelers' Choice
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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Tennis court
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Fitness classes
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Kid-friendly buffet
Special diet menus
Poolside bar
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Airport transportation
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
Steam room
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Doorperson
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Lalindra Dunuwille wrote a review Yesterday
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The hotel experience was outstanding. Amazing GM and the staff. Special mention Sam at Palms Restaurant. Honesty was at maximum. I have overpaid and staff member called me and informed. Amazing fun tx
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Shifan wrote a review Sep 21
Colombo, Sri Lanka1 contribution
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Room service Pool All other services excellent Specialy the gym and tennis court. But the food is not upto a five star level.need more variety in meet and sea foods. deserts are excellent. At the dinner beef burger was excellent
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Samir Khanna, General Manager at Taj Bentota Resort & Spa
Responded 2 days ago
Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. Our menus are cyclic in nature and are revamped accordingly. Your suggestions are welcomed by our Team of Chefs. It is a pleasure to learn that you were pleased with the services. Best wishes from all of us. Samir Khanna General Manager Taj Bentota Resort & Spa, Sri Lanka
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Benz001 wrote a review Sep 21
London, United Kingdom56 contributions10 helpful votes
We got to the hotel late and we were given a room with a broken balcony door. The person who took us to the room had to struggle to open the balcony door for us therefore, I asked was it broken and he said no it’s not and left the door open. I went to have a shower and my husband went to the balcony and the door got shut by the wind and he could not open the balcony door from outside to get back to the room even though it was not locked!!! He was knocking the door from the outside until I came out from the shower because I did not hear the knocking noise… It was round midnight that time therefore we went to bed because we were very tired from the travel that day and when we were leaving, made a complaint and asked the manager to fix the door lock as well as told him that knowingly providing a room that was marked for repair was NOT GOOD and he agreed to investigate, but not sure what he’s done up to now because we had no contact from the hotel up to now… It would have been worse if my husband was alone because he had to stay until next morning for someone to notice he’s stuck in the balcony… Food and location were OK but nothing special. We weren’t treated VIP and in truth, we were treated worse than a normal customer. I am a GOLD member from Expedia and I was promised that Taj Bentota will provide me with a VIP treatment, BUT WE WEREN'T TREATED LIKE THAT...
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Response from Samir Khanna, General Manager at Taj Bentota Resort & Spa
Responded 3 days ago
Dear Guest, Thank you for your post on TripAdvisor. Our endeavours are to bring continuous efforts in improving our guest experience. Best wishes from all of us. Samir Khanna General Manager
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Somnas wrote a review Sep 17
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Excellent Food & customer service is highly recommended. Taj bentota buffet service highly appreciated. “Sam” Thank you for your Excellent Service for us.Location is absolutely convenient. The View is Amazing. 💙 Beautiful Sri Lanka 🇱🇰
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Samir Khanna, General Manager at Taj Bentota Resort & Spa
Responded 6 days ago
Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your experience. We are pleased to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us. On behalf of all my colleagues at Taj Bentota Resort & Spa, Sri Lanka, it was an absolute honour to have you, and we are all looking forward to your next visit with us. Best wishes from all of us. Samir Khanna General Manager. Taj Bentota Resort & Spa, Sri Lanka
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Chamitha B wrote a review Sep 14
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We travelled from London and stayed at the Taj Bentota for 2 nights. The hotel is amazing and the location is marvellous 🤩 one of the best locations to visit and relax. Hotel staff members are so humble and friendly. We were warmly welcomed by Sewwandi at reception. She was very friendly and the check in process was very smooth. Food at the Palm restaurant was amazing. Rizly, Dilshan and Janith was very helpful and friendly. All the staff was very accommodating. There are are so many activities to do such as jet skiing, boat safari and other water sports. We would stay here again and would highly recommend this hotel.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Samir Khanna, General Manager at Taj Bentota Resort & Spa
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Guest, We are delighted that you had a fantastic stay at our Resort. Your feedback is truly appreciated and will certainly be shared with the team. It will be our privilege to have you stay with us again, during your future visits. Thank you so very much for taking the time to give us your valuable feedback and for choosing to stay at the resort. Please stay safe and look forward to welcoming you back! Best wishes, Samir Khanna General Manager Taj Bentota Resort & Spa, Sri Lanka
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Charidu_perera wrote a review Sep 14
Colombo, Sri Lanka28 contributions6 helpful votes
We went our annual office trip here and stayed two nights on F/B basis. The hotel staff were so friendly and the rooms are clean, foods was delicious. Specially we had some fun activities and get together, since the hotel facilities are great. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled on business
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Response from Samir Khanna, General Manager at Taj Bentota Resort & Spa
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your experience. We are pleased to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us. On behalf of all my colleagues at Taj Bentota Resort & Spa, Sri Lanka, it was an absolute honour to have you, and we are all looking forward to your next visit with us. Your compliments will be shared with our Colleagues. Best wishes from all of us. Samir Khanna General Manager. Taj Bentota Resort & Spa, Sri Lanka
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Shanil K wrote a review Sep 12
3 contributions2 helpful votes
Stayed at the hotel for 1 night and the rooms and food was good. Was amazed at the exceptional service given by Sam at the main restaurant. Sam went the extra mile in whatever he did for us and I have not seen this kind of interest from anyone in any hotel in Sri Lanka. Keep up the good work Sam!
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Response from Samir Khanna, General Manager at Taj Bentota Resort & Spa
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your experience. We are pleased to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us. We have shared your compliments with our colleague Indika (Sam). On behalf of all my colleagues at Taj Bentota Resort & Spa, Sri Lanka, it was an absolute honour to have you, and we are all looking forward to your next visit with us. Best wishes from all of us. Samir Khanna General Manager. Taj Bentota Resort & Spa, Sri Lanka
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S8C wrote a review Sep 10
41 contributions16 helpful votes
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The weekend stay was an experience enjoyed by all of us. A beautiful hotel with so much to discover...elevated pool, a large acquiarum in a nature setting which could be viewed from all around it and the hidden gem ...serene gardens leading to the spa. The staff of the hotel were extremely friendly and helpful. Special mention of Sam from the Palms restaurant who provided a personalised service to us. The choice of food at the buffet was good and the food was excellent.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Samir Khanna, General Manager at Taj Bentota Resort & Spa
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your experience. We are pleased to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us. On behalf of all my colleagues at Taj Bentota Resort & Spa, Sri Lanka, it was an absolute honour to have you, and we are all looking forward to your next visit with us. Best wishes from all of us. Samir Khanna General Manager. Taj Bentota Resort & Spa, Sri Lanka
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Mihan F wrote a review Sep 3
Attidiya, Sri Lanka27 contributions1 helpful vote
We went to Taj Benthota on 27th August 2022 as our annual company. We made so many beautiful memories and had a really good time. The staff was really supportive and friendly. The rooms were perfectly cleaned and comfortable. Clean sheets and covers. Also the food was delicious. Even though the breakfast and dinner was good, lunch was a bit lower compared to dinner and breakfast. Overall experience was so good. Im welcoming everyone from all around the world to come and visit this nice place.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled on business
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Response from Samir Khanna, General Manager at Taj Bentota Resort & Spa
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Guest, We are delighted that you had a fantastic stay at our Resort. Your feedback is truly appreciated and will certainly be shared with the team. It will be our privilege to have you stay with us again, during your future visits. Thank you so very much for taking the time to give us your valuable feedback and for choosing to stay at the resort. Please stay safe and look forward to welcoming you back! Best wishes, Samir Khanna General Manager Taj Bentota Resort & Spa, Sri Lanka
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Fiona Weniton wrote a review Aug 2022
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The hotel is without a doubt one of the finest I have stayed in in Sri Lanka. Throughout my stay at the hotel, I enjoyed every minute, from the moment I stepped onto its grounds. I would like to begin by mentioning the excellent service I received from the hotel staff from the moment I arrived. The staff has been extremely friendly and helpful in almost everything and I would like to take this opportunity to thank them all. Neither the food nor the accommodation could be rated lower than 10/10. The food was delicious, and the rooms were very clean and had a lovely view. The bar is definitely one of the best places to spend time with loved ones, since it is very relaxing and enjoyable. Starting with the view... Simply breathtaking. The beach is always very clean, and there are always lifeguards to watch over you. Within the hotel grounds, there are many places to take a breath and enjoy the spectacular view. Finally, I would also like to take this chance to mention some of the staff that stood out most. My thanks are due to Mr.Samantha, Mr.Kannangara, Mr.Sam, Mr.Ruwan, Mrs.Sewwandi, and the wonderful chefs who made one of the finest thosais I have ever had!
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Room Tip: Rooms with the sea view are the best but you should book quite a bit early if you need to get one !
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Response from Samir Khanna, General Manager at Taj Bentota Resort & Spa
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Guest, We are delighted that you had a fantastic stay at our Resort. Your feedback is truly appreciated and will certainly be shared with the team. It will be our privilege to have you stay with us again, during your future visits. Thank you so very much for taking the time to give us your valuable feedback and for choosing to stay at the resort. Please stay safe and look forward to welcoming you back! Best wishes, Samir Khanna General Manager Taj Bentota Resort & Spa, Sri Lanka
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PRICE RANGE
$137 - $179 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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
LOCATION
Sri LankaSouthern ProvinceGalle DistrictBentota
NUMBER OF ROOMS
160
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Frequently Asked Questions about Taj Bentota Resort & Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Taj Bentota Resort & Spa?
Nearby attractions include Bentota Beach (0.2 miles), Hana Gem and Jewellery (0.5 miles), and LUV SL Bentota (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Taj Bentota Resort & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Taj Bentota Resort & Spa?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Taj Bentota Resort & Spa?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Taj Bentota Resort & Spa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Taj Bentota Resort & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Vintage Restaurant, Bamboos Garden Restaurant Bentota, and Rana Seafood Restaurant..
Are there opportunities to exercise at Taj Bentota Resort & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Taj Bentota Resort & Spa have airport transportation?
Yes, Taj Bentota Resort & Spa offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Taj Bentota Resort & Spa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Taj Bentota Resort & Spa offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Does Taj Bentota Resort & Spa have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.