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london, United Kingdom
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excellent location, service and great food. The position of the hotel on the beach, but above the sea level is great. there is plenty of shady and green, which is great given the scorching sun. the hotel security is great and there is plenty of staff always at your disposal. shame you have to pay extra for the beds on...

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Reviewed December 30, 2016

well wot can i say, let me start with arrival.Ishak from recption took our passports as we were offered a drink and towels to freshen up,luggage was promptly taken to our room.Room was very big and clean , tea and coffee facilities and fridge.just 1 niggle,bathroom could do with updating but shower was good.Nilaj,Rukmal,Milton and all staff that cleaned room...

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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 and for taking your valuable time out to give us this feedback. We are delighted that you had a most pleasant stay at the resort and look forward to welcoming you and family back, during your future visits to Sri Lanka! Thank you for having chosen...

Worcestershire
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I stopped off at the Vivanta by Taj hotel to have a light lunch in the Palm restaurant which over looked the swimming pools. From the first greeting to the last, we were superbly looked after by all the waiting staff and made to feel very welcome even though we only had a delicious club sandwich and...

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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 are delighted to know that you had a good time during lunch at our resort. Your feedback will most certainly be shared with our service and kitchen team. It will be our pleasure to have you stay with us during your future visits...

Macclesfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a wonderful 5 day break after a busy tour of the main cultural sites of the country. It was lovely to relax in such beautiful surroundings. Our room was fine with lovely sea views. Quality of the food met our expectations, and ALL the staff were so friendly and helpful. For sure the pool area is busy, and...

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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...

Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

We are at the end of a two week break here and though most of it has been excellent there are two MAJOR disappointments you must be aware of, if you enjoy a drink around the pool during the day, do not book this hotel. Though the pool sunbed attendants were fantastic,trying to order a drink has been extremely difficult...

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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 very much for giving us your feedback. We are sorry that you did not have a good experience and have noted your inputs. It will be our commitment to have them addressed and corrected. We hope to give you a better experience during your next trip to Sri Lanka and look...

Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Good looking hotel in a nice position,good food and great pool. Rooms are nice but quite small, even the deluxe,whn fully booked not enough lounges to support all customers at the pool or even at the beach. service is ok but kind of slow. I rate it a little too expensive for the level of service all in all.

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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 and for taking your valuable time out to give us this feedback. We have noted your inputs and will definitely have them addressed. We look forward to welcoming you and family back, during your future visits to Sri Lanka! Thank you for having chosen to stay...

harshamba
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

The hotel is beautiful and well maintained. The check in was smooth and the rooms were great with sea view. A group of 5 couples stayed at this hotel and we were all very happy with the service provided by all the staff. We were always greeted and the staff were very attentive. The breakfast was excellent and again the...

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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...

Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Currently staying at the hotel. Firstly, having stayed at a mixture of 4 & 5 star hotels around the island we have been extremely disappointed by first impressions of this hotel . The main issue is the bathroom in the room which seems to be about 20 years old & and of about 2 star standard. I can't quite believe...

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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 have noted your inputs and will definitely have them addressed. We look forward to welcoming you and family back, during your future visits to Sri Lanka! Thank you for having chosen to stay...

Scotland
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

After 11 days touring, climbing, safari ing , this was a great place to relax. Great service throughout the hotel. We used the 3 themed restaurants over the 7 days. All were excellent but the fish restaurant was our favourite. The staff were very attentive and the service was superb. I would highly recommend it. The beach and pool were...

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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...

Dubrovnik, Croatia
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We leave tomorrow after spending 7 nights here. The hotel is right on the most amazing beach, the sea is lovely and warm although does have an undercurrent so not great for swimming. However lovely large swimming pool, nice temperature. We came B&B but have eaten in the buffet every night as the food is so good. Choices are amazing,...

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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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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center 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 Center 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
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Bentota
Price Range: $195 - $359 (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 On the Beach Hotel in Bentota
#2 Spa Hotel in Bentota
#3 Romantic Hotel in Bentota
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
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“Higher floor with sea view is our recommendation.”
 of 5 bubbles IanandDorothy, 4 days ago | Read review
“Ask for quiet room, away from railway line.”
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“Take an Ocean View room!”
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  • Such is the view!! Room#515
  • Room#515. Dont miss the cute elephant!
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“Must have a sea view”
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“The higher floors overlooking the ocean are perfect. I think it's the fifth floor or higher”
 of 5 bubbles maninderbolarias, 4 weeks ago | Read review
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