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Vivanta by Taj - Bentota

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Spent 6 nights at the Vivanta by Taj and I have to say we enjoyed every minute. There are a huge amount of things to do from water sports and scuba diving to just relaxing by the pool or beach. You can even wonder down to the station and get the train into Galle which a fantastic experience. Rooms are... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Hotel reminds us business style hotels due to the size of the room, a very small bathroom with absolutely no privacy and the walls are so thin that we could hear our neighbors talking. It's obvious that hotel is trying to save money on a lot of things : bathrobe quality less than kitchen towel, very small size for towels,... 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! Thank you for your review and for taking your valuable time out to give us this feedback. We are sorry that you did not have a good experience during your stay and will most certainly address the inputs that you have given us in this review. We hope to give you a much... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Me , setare and pari were in this hotel. It was very beutiful place , jungle and beach, with the sight that is full of relaxation and kindliness . Staff were very perfect and experted . The food was very well. Every thing that you think were there. Music at the dinner time was number 1 that was suitable to... 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! 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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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed here for 3 days and it is absolute value for money. Fantastic rooms, Food and the Hospitality. Absolute value for money. We had a infant with us in the group and requested special food and it was served without any hesitation. The Chef personally met us to know what to be cooked for the infant. Overall a wonderful experience... 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 much for your lovely review and for taking your valuable time out to give us this feedback. We are truly 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... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We booked a pre-wedding dinner for just over 70 people through the Food and Beverage Manager, Kavindu. It was supposed to be on the Sea View Terrace looking out over the ocean but unfortunately we had to quickly change plans as the rain set in. The staff were excellent, took it all in their stride, they had to move the... 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! 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 

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed here in November 2015....I should have reviewed it earlier, but even though this is late, I just wanted to say that we had the most perfect stay ever! There is nothing to fault at this hotel, it reaches perfection in every category...location, food, facilities & service. This holiday will stay in our memories forever....next year we are going... 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! 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 

Reigate, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Unfortunately didn't stay at this Taj as we made a mistake in choosing another resort due to a special upgrade offer. I have stayed at Taj in India and it's still our best holiday to date. However we did go to this Taj and had dinner at one of their restaurant. The minute you walked in you could feel the... 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! 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 good experience at the resort and look forward to welcoming you and family back to stay with us, during your future visits to Sri Lanka! Thank you... More 

Kent, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Vivanti is just above the beach and a 10 minute walk from Bentota village centre. Large grounds for a hotel with 'only' 160 rooms adds to the luxurious feel. We stayed in a sea view room which was spacious and well equipped with a private balcony. Staff were generally helpful and polite. We went for the buffet style food in... 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! 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 

Houston, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The beach at this hotel is fantastic and itself is worth coming for; the water and sand are both very clean, and the hotel has security guards at the beach at all times. The pool is also excellent, well located next to the main restaurant (The Palms) and with lots of tall trees providing shade during the daytime. We received... 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! Thank you for giving us this review and for your valuable inputs. We are happy that you had a great experience at the Spa in the resort. We have noted your feedback about the customer service and wi-fi and will most certainly address the same. Thank you for choosing the Vivanta by Taj... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After making a reservation and having it confirmed for the sea view restaurant the night before, we arrived to be told that it was closed for a private function!!! They then offered us the same menu for the shack restaurant, this unfortunately is an outdoor venue and does not have any a/c of even a fan. After 10 minutes both... 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! We thank you for your feedback regarding the Sea View Restaurant. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused to you in this regard. Please do allow us to give you a better experience during your next visit and assure you of the best in hospitality, at all times. Thank you and wish you... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Business Centre 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
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Bentota
Price Range: €192 - €659 (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 On the Beach Hotel in Bentota
#2 Luxury Hotel in Bentota
#2 Spa Hotel in Bentota
#3 Romantic Hotel in Bentota
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“May as well go for a sea view”
 of 5 bubbles Tony-cruising, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“A room on either 4th or 6th floor, mainly for the views and general location in regards to the amenities within the hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles K5041FOjennyc, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Select the sea view rooms on the higher floor”
 of 5 bubbles aarya, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Do book ocean facing rooms, preferably on the 6th floor. The sight is so amazing it will take your breath away.”
 of 5 bubbles RChak1975, 20 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Choose a sea facing room”
 of 5 bubbles ArjunAndotra, 13 Oct 2016 | Read review
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