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Vivanta by Taj - Bentota

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Munich, Germany
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127 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Amazing view from the rooms. Medium size rooms but you don't need more. A variety of restaurants. Excellent staff and services; all the workers there are ready to leave their work in order to show you your way or offer you any service). Acceptable massage services (overpriced). Delicious and variable dinner buffet at very reasonable price. It though lacks some... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great welcome when we arrived at the hotel (welcome drink and flower necklace were a nice touch!). Rooms are lovely and clean and a good size. The pool area is clean and has lovely views of the sea. Food is good in the buffet restaurant and the Chinese restaurant is fantastic!

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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 and for taking the time out to give us this feedback. It was indeed a pleasure having you along with your family and we look forward to welcoming you back again and again to the Emerald Island and Vivanta by Taj, Bentota! Warm... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent staff and service, varied and tasty food, lovely rooms with beautiful views. The highlight was how the entire resort experience was activity filled. There were so many activities to choose from for the kids - a true family holiday.

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

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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice hotel with very good view,service and facilities..beach is public not part of the hotel but easy access to it , good breakfast but room cleanliness is not best. Lots of activities like spa,gym,yoga,cycling.....

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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... More 

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had good time staying in the hotel. Food was very delicious. If you need big and heavy breakfast they can provide alot of options. Room was cleaned three times a day. Everything was up to my expectation. I was quite satisfied.

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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 and for taking the time out to give us this feedback. It was indeed a pleasure having you along with your family and we look forward to welcoming you back again and again to the Emerald Island and Vivanta by Taj, Bentota! Warm... More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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138 reviews
137 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed in August 2016 with family. Arrived at the hotel and got a very friendly welcome from the front desk staff. Then we got upgraded to a larger room, which was great...plus it was sea facing and seriously barely 20 meters from the beach...loved the space in the room, but as mentioned in the title, the property is a bit... 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 and for taking the time out to give us this feedback. We have noted all your inputs and thank you for the same. It was indeed a pleasure having you along with your family and we look forward to welcoming you back again... More 

Crawley, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Courteous helpful staff. Excellent selection of restaurants and great ocean views. Sea view rooms a must and lots of areas inside and out to relax. Ten minutes walk to the village to get local hectic atmosphere.

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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... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The property is average by standards of Taj or any 5* although the price is not cheap. Positive: Service is very prompt, food is excellent, beach at the hotel is amazing, not crowded, good choice of Reastarant, clean, great swimming pool Negative: Some staff are not trained as per high standards, Taj should train them to greet and smile when... 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 review and for taking the time out to give us this feedback. We have noted all your inputs and thank you for the same. It was indeed a pleasure having you along with your family and we look forward to welcoming you back again and... More 

Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This property is in a serious need for a revamp. The rooms seemed generic, the pool was average and the service was mediocre. Definitely had higher expectations for a hotel with Taj in its name. At night, we walked around the property to find a restaurant, and they all seemed rather average with low-key seating. As an alternative we ordered... More 

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

Greetings from the Vivanta by Taj Bentota! Dear Ms Shefali, Thank you for your feedback and for taking the time to give us this feedback. We are really sorry to hear that you did not have a good experience during your stay at the resort. We have taken note of your inputs and will most certainly work on the areas... More 

Mongolia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel offers easy access to the most beautiful beach and the view from the hotel is incredible. The pool and fitness facilities are great. Plus there is a free yoga class hotel visitors can attend in the mornings. Very nice experience overall.

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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... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
Room types
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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)
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
  • Conference Facilities
  • Free Parking
  • 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: $146 - $612 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Vivanta by Taj - Bentota 3.5*
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 On the Beach Hotel in Bentota
#3 Romantic Hotel in Bentota
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