It was a lovely 2 and a half hour drive from Colombo that took us to Taj Exotica. The Check in was relatively smooth without any hassles thought it hurt to pay an extra USD 50 for an early check-in (we were in the Hotel at 9:00 AM as we had an early flight into Colombo).
The rooms were spacious and nice if a little musty smelling. The views were quite spectacular and the Hotel apart from the initial discomfort of the musty smelling room was fantastic.
The staff were very courteous and service was excellent all round. The main dining restaurant for breakfast and Dinners was 'The Palms' Restaurant which was excellent though lacking in variety in the Vegetarian department a bit. The breakfast was fantastic and we really enjoyed it. Dont miss the King Coconut water which is served with the breakfast...natural and incredibly sweet tasting and delicious...Dinner was also very lovely in this restaurant...
The Pool was excellent and the ambience at the Pool was very nice with the Pool overlooking the Indian Ocean and making a spectacular sight especially at Sunset.
The Water sports attached to the Hotel are easily accesible and quite close and the staff at the Water sports centre were extremely enthusiastic and helpful. We had a leisurely river cruise, but going by the great service we got, we recommend the whole list of services offered...
A rail track runs very close to the Hotel and be prepared to hear the lovely sounds of the train even late at night...Coming as I do from an Indian upbringing, these are sounds that I am used to and even cherish...so my review maybe a bit biased...
All in all....a thoroughly enjoyable stay..we were a group of 9 people ..all friends with family and we had a fantastic time...I would highly recommend this Hotel...
- 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