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Vivanta by Taj - Bentota
Ranked #3 of 25 Hotels in Bentota
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Reviewed February 2, 2013

We were visting bentota for a family vacation with friends. Though the hotel is undergoing major renovation the renovated rooms are quite luxurious though the bath rooms are quite small. It has a nice long beach where one can go for a long walk. Also the food is outstanding coupled with typical Taj Hospitality this was a truly memorable vacation for all of us. Would suggest travellers to take the higher floors as you get good view of the sea. Also the property is a tad bit expensive considering that in Goa you will stay in 5 star properties at maybe 60% of this cost.

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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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MathewVM, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Bentota, responded to this reviewResponded February 4, 2013

We are delighted to receive your feedback.

We are happy to note that you are happy with our product and services.You will be please to note that the renovation is fast approaching completion.

If you are planning your vacations early we do have "Early Bird" offers with interesting packages which are competitively priced. Do visit our website for such offers.

Thank you for once again for taking the trouble of writing to us and looking forward to your next visit.

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Reviewed January 30, 2013

Awesome place if you want a getaway break from maddening crowd.. tucked away from the city, beautiful indoors and swimming pool.

The connected beach is ideal for evening strolls by the beach.

Food is good but expensive.

the special sea food live counters add life to the place in the evening.

Room Tip: Look for rooms facing the sea with the balcony
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  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with family
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MathewVM, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Bentota, responded to this reviewResponded February 1, 2013

Thank you for your feedback about our resort and its services.

We are happy to note that you enjoyed our beach and our services. We have special Full board (room + all meals) and Half Board( room + breakfast + lunch or dinner) offers which in now a most sought after package as our All Day Diner - the Palms has got a great buffet spread which is excellent value for money.

We are please to inform you that our fully renovated Bar is now open and is a popular destination in the evening as there is live entertainment every day.

We look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel.

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Reviewed January 30, 2013

Got a chance to go with Akzo Nobel Leadership team as an Outdoor trainer to this property in Sri Lanka. Amazing place and even greater service. People went out of their way tp make sure my program,which is mostly outdoor team building, went like a breeze. The overall positively shown is worth mentioning. Even though I checked in at 2 am in the morning there was all to receive me and that too with a well come drink. Most importantly the check out was not just pay and go but a picture taken of me during the trip was gifted in a beautiful album. WELL DONE TAJ, BENTOTA. Firmly recomend to have a holiday or business meet there

Room Tip: All romms are the same with a small private balcony overlooking the garden and sea.
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled on business
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MathewVM, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Bentota, responded to this reviewResponded February 1, 2013

Thank you for taking the trouble of sending us your feedback.

We are delighted to note that you had a memorable stay with us and enjoyed your experience. Our employees is our biggest asset and we strive to provide excellent service so that it compliments the fantastic product that we have.

We thank you for recommending our Resort and look forward to welcoming you back to our resort.

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Reviewed January 29, 2013

We stayed at the Taj for 3 days in January..
The Taj is a lovely, welcoming hotel. We had upgraded to a deluxe room before we left .
Staff were first class and food was good. Room service was great.
Everywhere was spotlessly clean .

Beach area is very attractive.
All in all a great holiday, lovely place .I would highly recommend this place for honeymooners

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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MathewVM, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Bentota, responded to this reviewResponded January 29, 2013

Thank you for taking the trouble of writing and giving us your feedback.

We are delighted to note that you had and excellent stay and very happy with our services. We are also very happy to note that you are happy with our newly renovated hotel products.

We look forward to your next visit.

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Reviewed January 26, 2013

We went there for our son's b'day last year. As Taj properties are famous for, Vivanta too is amazing. But room which is closest to the sea was severely crammed though it was more expensive than the one which was of lower category. What I got after long flight and road trip from Colombo to Bentota was only damp bed, mosquitoes, low fan speed and very very irritating smallest room I have ever seen. Upon request they did transfer us to the room called 'Deluxe orchid' (if I am not wrong) which was amazingly open, well lit, awesome and quite large. They did beautiful arrangement of flowers, toys etc for my son with lovely cake for his bday. Food too was very good. People, staff was very very warm and helpful. They charge quite an amount for airport transfer. But I wud give 5/5 for this hotel quality. Pvt beach was superb.

Room Tip: Dont take room which is sea facing. these rooms are very crammed and with irritating layout.
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  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled with family
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MathewVM, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Bentota, responded to this reviewResponded January 27, 2013

Thank you for taking the trouble of sending us your feedback about the hotel. We are happy to note that you were happy with our services.

We are delighted to share the good news that the hotel is in the final stages of a major renovations. We have renovated the lobby and the lobby lounge, the All Day Diner, The swimming pool and the bar. All the 160 rooms are also getting renovated. The hotel will have a fresh contemporary look .

We look forward to your next visit.

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Reviewed January 18, 2013

I visited Bentota with my wife in Feb 2011.It was part of my itineray of SriiLankan Trip.We landed there in the afternoon.The rooms had an excellent view of the lawns and the Sea.
They have a couple of Good restaurants.We chose an outside restaurant with an excellent view of the sea.It was around 8 pm.Beautifully lit place.There was a guy who sang old hindi songs for us.There were a coulple of mongoose around .And we had such a beautiful time ,This was the last leg of our journey after 7 days in Sri lanka.It was heavenly.The hotel.the settings,the staff and above all TAJ.An excellent place to relax.And experience Heaven on earth

Room Tip: a higher floor for a good view of the sea
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  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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MathewVM, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Bentota, responded to this reviewResponded January 20, 2013

Thank you for taking the trouble of writing to us. We are delighted to note that you were happy with the hotel and its services.

Yes our seafood restaurant "Shack" has a breathtaking view even in the evenings and boasts of offering the freshest seafood to our guests.

You will be happy to note that we do have a newly renovated swimming pool and a tastefully renovated All Day Diner. All our guests are delighted with the new 'avatar' and all our 160 rooms will be completely renovated and refurbished very soon.

We look forward to your next visit.

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Reviewed January 18, 2013

The location of Vivanta by Taj in Bentota makes it all the more beautiful. The beachline is dotted with resorts but the beach outside vivanta is almost virgin and like your own privatebeach. The staff epitomise the caring Lankan hospitality. The terrace pool and the view from the deck is to die for. Lie back on one ofthe recliners and just gaze into the ocean. Its therapeutic. The hotel was undergoin renovations and now i believe it should be complete.

  • Stayed: May 2012
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MathewVM, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Bentota, responded to this reviewResponded January 20, 2013

Thank you for your feedback about our hotel and your compliments about it's picturesque location and its services. This hotel has one of the finest beaches.

You will be happy to note that renovations are almost getting over. The hotel has a beautiful All Day Diner overlooking the newly renovated Swimming pool and the Indian Ocean. All the 160 rooms are getting renovated and we are getting very good reviews from our guests.

We look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel.

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Additional Information about Vivanta by Taj - Bentota

Address: National Holiday Resort, Bentota 80500, Sri Lanka
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Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle District > Bentota
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Bentota
#2 Luxury Hotel in Bentota
#3 Spa Hotel in Bentota
#3 Romantic Hotel in Bentota
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Bentota
Price Range: $160 - $678 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Vivanta by Taj - Bentota 5*
Number of rooms: 160
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 
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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

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