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Vivanta by Taj - Bentota
Ranked #2 of 26 Hotels in Bentota
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 7, 2014

Lovely locale, Friendly staff, Great rooms and Delicious food. your search for the perfect holiday ends right here at Vivanta by Taj in Bentota. Though its an hour and half or two from the Airport its worth the drive. My son and I were a little adventurous and tried the Public Transportation. First a bus (Airconditioned) to the city then a Tuk Tuk to the Fort Railway Station. That is when the trouble started - got the right ticket stood on the right platform and got into the wrong train - you see there are announcements in three languages including english and they all sounded the same....rhyming and melodious one wasn't paying attention to the names mentioned. But the journey was just out of a story book - imagine going on a train ride along the coast with places where the waves touch the train tracks .... you can actually get off the train and wheel your bags to the Hotel!

Room Tip: You want access to the beach choose lower floors. you want a good view of the ocean choose higher fl...
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  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled with family
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MathewVM, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Bentota, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2014

Thank you for choosing Vivanta by Taj Bentota and for sharing your experiences about your recent stay with us.

We are delighted to note that you and your family had a memorable stay with us and enjoyed the hotel and its services.

While in Bentota we advice our guests to contact our Travel Desk and enjoy the Vivanta Motifs. These are unique experiences at each Vivanta hotel which helps our guests to explore and experience the hotel and its surroundings.

We look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel soon.

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Reviewed June 7, 2014

We were at Taj Bentota for one day. It's a lovely hotel with a beach. The rooms are very spacious. The buffet spreads were impressive. The room comes with an iron and ironing board, which was very convenient. My kids loved the pool, as well as their evening at the beach. The only downside was the wifi - which unlike other hotels is chargeable. But over all, we loved the hotel and wished we were there longer!

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MathewVM, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Bentota, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2014

Thank you for choosing Vivanta by Taj Bentota and for sharing your experiences about your recent stay with us.

We are delighted to note that you and your family had a memorable experience and enjoyed our hotel and its services. We have noted your observations regarding WIFI and we hope to resolve this very soon.

We look forward to welcoming you back for a longer holiday with us.

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Reviewed June 5, 2014

Excellent property by the sea, lovely private beach, beautiful view of sunset! Food/ hospitality/ housekeeping/ swimming pool were beyond all expectations. Best part was the tranquil atmosphere that made our stay truly memorable!

Room Tip: select the sea facing rooms
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  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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MathewVM, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Bentota, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2014

Thank you for taking the trouble of sharing your experiences about your recent stay at Vivanta by Taj Bentota!

We are delighted to note that you had a memorable stay with us and you were happy with our hotel and its services.

We look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel soon.

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Reviewed June 3, 2014

Having heard about the Indian Taj Group achievements,I booked into this Htl for a week mid May. On arrival, we were welcomed by a necklace of local flowers, n efficient check in by F/O staff, led by a Mr. Ajay. Staff did not explain hotel amenities on arrival, on reaching my room, I requested for another room as my room had a pungent smell of fresh coat of paint. Despite repeated calls (3)times, I caused a furore and my room was changed next day. Breakfast is superb, esp the fruits selections and dining options okay. The Shack rst is in a superb location bt understandably expensive. Pity you cannot enjoy ur meal by the beach, as its closed but other hotels nearby are not. The pool was clean, rounds of fruits during the day were ,much appreciated. staff extremely friendly and courteous, and their interaction levels very very good. Beach was abit dirty, recommend htl to be socially responsible in cleaning up the beach. Activities for families are an asset and beach sports options available.Was overly impressed by gesture of house keeping staff as they placed a bouquet of flowers and Happy Birthday Message for my fiancee on her b-day.Overall great hotel to stay in and superb amenities. Downlow was many extra taxes charged so overall cost increased by almost 30%. Wi-fi was extremely costly as well. Last two days, loud music was blaring and our room was on 5th. Floor opposite side, till midnight. Definitely spolit a good nights sleep. As well, requested for bell boy to help with luggage on check out but did not turn up over 30 min hence had to push luggages down, despite calls and filling check out form. Will defintely return. Thank you Mr.Mathew and ur team. Regards.

Room Tip: Seaview rooms have superb view of sea and far from noise from the bars.
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  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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MathewVM, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Bentota, responded to this reviewResponded June 3, 2014

Thank you for choosing to stay at Vivanta by Taj Bentota and sharing your experiences with us.

We are happy to note that you have enjoyed your stay with us.

However, I have noted with concern regarding your experiences while checking in and during check out. My sincere apologies for the same. I have asked the concerned Departmental head to look into the matter so that such instances do not re-occur. We have also noted your comments regarding the music being played till late and have already taken corrective steps so that my team is more sensitive to our guests needs. Thank you for bringing it to my attention.

It was a pleasure meeting you and I would like to assure you that all your observations and suggestions will be acted upon.

We look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel soon.

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Reviewed June 3, 2014

We spent 10 days at Taj, It was a wonderful time. The room was excellent and we had a good view of the ocean and the garden. The staff was very friendly and also very helpful. In this hotel there is nothing to improve and we intend to spend our next holidays in the Taj in the year 2015.

Room Tip: We think that all rooms are very good.
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  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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MathewVM, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Bentota, responded to this reviewResponded June 3, 2014

Thank you for sharing your experiences about your recent stay at Vivanta by Taj Bentota.

We are delighted to note that you have a memorable stay with us and enjoyed our hotel and its services.

We look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel in 2015.

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Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

Well after reading the positive reviews of trip advisor, my husband and I decided to stay for 2 nights at Taj (to celebrate our wedding anniversary) on our 8 night trip to Srilanka. The moment we stepped out of our car to enter the hotel till the moment we left, we were made to feel so so special. They greeted us with garlands, sat comfortably at the lobby and were shown our room. We got a free upgrated to sea facing room. The moment we entered the room, only thing that crosses my mind was that the pictures we saw on trip advisor of taj have not done justice to the place. It is much much more beautiful than the pictures. The room had a white theme and gave a very classy feel to it. Amazing bed, lovely couches, and the spacious bath tub. Loved the beach shack and the buffet breakfast had excellent vegetarian options. The staff was extremely courteous and treated us like prince n princess. A special mention to the staff who decorated our room, sent us a cake and gave us a souvenir. Cant get over our wonderful stay at Taj. Highly recommend if u wan a luxurious stay in Srilanka.

Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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MathewVM, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Bentota, responded to this reviewResponded June 3, 2014

Thank you for choosing Vivanta by Taj Bentota and for sharing your experiences about your recent stay at our hotel.

We are delighted to note that you had a memorable stay with us. We are honored and privileged that you have celebrated your Anniversary with us. The newly renovated rooms have generated lot of positive interest and we are glad you have liked it.

Our team of Associates, Managers and Chefs take great pride in striving to provide the highest level of service at all times. The unique location of this hotel and the services have encouraged many guests from all over the world to choose Vivanta by Taj Bentota.

We look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel soon.

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Reviewed June 1, 2014

My wife and I stayed here for our 4th time from 15th May to 29th May.
We had a wonderful time at the hotel.
Our room was excellent with great views of the sea.
All of the staff at the hotel were pleasant and full of smiles.
The food was first class and the level of service and attention was 1st class.
I know that in a previous review I commented on the hotel start rating, but since refurbishment it deserves the 5 star rating.
Many thanks from Thea and I for the kindness extended to us during our holiday.
Nothing was too much trouble for the staff in giving us the best holiday in memory.
I would like to extend our sincere thanks to the GM Mr Manoj Mathew, to the EXEC Chef Mr Satya Narayan and to all the other staff who were so kind.

They say that Thailand is the land of smiles... we actually think that Sri Lanka wins on the smile contest hands down!

We will certainly be back next year! :)

Kind regards

John & Thea Ballantyne

Room Tip: Go for the Delux rooms and if possible the 6th floor.
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  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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MathewVM, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Bentota, responded to this reviewResponded June 3, 2014

Dear Mr & Mrs Ballantyne,

Thank you for coming back to Vivanta by Taj Bentota and for sharing your experiences about you recent stay with us. It is because of patrons like you that the Taj Group of hotels is encouraged to grow its international presence and showcase the traditional Taj hospitality.

We are delighted to note that you have enjoyed the newly renovated hotel and its services. We have been receiving excellent reviews post renovations and we look forward to providing the highest level of service at all time. My team joins me in thanking you for your compliments.

We look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel soon.

Yours sincerely,

Manoj Mathew V M
General Manager

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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 On the Beach Hotel in Bentota
#2 Luxury Hotel in Bentota
#2 Spa Hotel in Bentota
#3 Romantic Hotel in Bentota
Price Range: $149 - $390 (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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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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