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Vivanta by Taj - Bentota
Ranked #3 of 26 Hotels in Bentota
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 30 April 2014

Really enjoyed this hotel.
There is direct access to the beach which is lovely.
The rooms all are sea facing and have either a balcony or a veranda, ours was very comfortable.
The food is good & service was excellent.
We stayed at the end of a tour of Sri Lanka but would be equally nice as a destination.
We left for our flight early, breakfast was available and check out was smooth.
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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MathewVM, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Bentota, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2014

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

We are delighted to note that you had a memorable stay with us. The hotel has a great breach front
and the view from the rooms are breath taking. Thank you for your compliments.

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

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Reviewed 30 April 2014

I visited this resort few days ago as I spend few days in Sri Lanka. It was my first time in the country and I didn't want to risk to stay in unknown hotels. So I chose the Vivanta Hotel as I am very familiar with the brand and I was sure that there wont be any unpleasant surprises!

I was right! The resort is stunning! The ocean is on a walking distance and the view is breath taking! I was so super comfortable as the resort was clean, tidy and the food was Delicious! I have tried all the f&b outlets and I would definitely recommend them all! This resort is the best choice in the south sri lanka, especially for people that are travelling with young kids or couples that are looking for privacy. Do not miss to try the spa as it was one of the best I have even been!

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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MathewVM, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Bentota, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2014

Thank you so much for your amazing review of the hotel through the TripAdvisor.

We are delighted to note that you had a memorable stay with us. The stunning location, newly renovated rooms, beautiful large swimming pool and four Food & Beverage outlets makes this hotel quite unique and we have been getting excellent reviews post our renovations. We thank you for your appreciation about the product and its services.

Our Chefs are delighted by your compliments and thank you for the same. It is patrons like you which encourages the Taj Group of Hotels to spread its wings and continue to grow internationally.

Thank you once again for choosing Vivanta by Taj Bentota. We look forward to welcoming you back to our resort soon.

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Reviewed 30 April 2014

This is one of the great hotels away from colombo i have ever been. Wonderful location, renovation has been done really well, large hotel, very nice big pool (one main attraction of this hotel). Food was very nice & the buffet area is massive and very stylish. I would also advise not to leave ur food unattended in the out door seating area as there are a few crows targeting your food. Apart from that everything else was great

Room Tip: Choose the rooms by the pool. Wonderful view of both the beach and the pool
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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MathewVM, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Bentota, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2014

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

We are happy to note that you had a memorable stay with us. The buffet at The Palms is very popular and our Chefs take great pride in ensuring variety and quality of cuisine. The Chefs are encouraged and delighted by your compliments and thank you for the same.

We have noted your observations regarding the crows and thank you for bringing it to our attention.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Vivanta by Taj Bentota soon.

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Reviewed 29 April 2014

After a rough road trip, we were delighted to reach tis beautiful hotel and immediately immersed oursleves into the Taj at Bentota. Five star on their extraordinary service! We were staying in their "Deluxe Delight" room and on request, without any hassle and, promptly we were shifted to the "Premium Temptation Suite"- this was remarkable for us as the cricket Legend, Sachin Tendulkar had stayed in this suite recently (a package offering scenery and filling my cricket fever)!
We enjoyed the tranquility of the beach whilst our stay in the hotel along with a couple of treatments at the friendly spa - true indulgence!

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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MathewVM, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Bentota, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2014

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

We are delighted to note that you had a relaxed break and enjoyed the services are facilities of the hotel. Our internationally acclaimed JIVA SPA is most sought after destination for those who want to enjoy relaxations and rest. We thank you for your compliments.

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

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Reviewed 29 April 2014

The overall experience at the vivanta was very nice.. amazing hotel with great views (i recommend to take rooms with sea views) , good food and overall atmosphere. the staff are very friendly and welcoming.. rooms were spacious (we booked a premium room) and are maintained twice a day. complimentary fruits are served at the pool around 11 and sent to each room when requested.the overall experience in the resort was amazing. the 2 issues i could find about the hotel are : 1 the wifi... this should be free since it is a 5 star resort. and a minor mix up in the rooms they gave us on the first night which to be very fair was quickly amended thanks to the support of the friendly staff..
great experience and i do recommend this resort.

Room Tip: rooms with sea view
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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MathewVM, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Bentota, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 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 at our hotel.We do apologise for the inconvenience caused in room allocation on the day of your arrival. Necessary steps are in place to ensure that such incidents do not re-occur.

Our Associates, Managers and Chefs are our greatest assets and they take great pride in striving to provide the highest level of service at all times. We thank you for your compliments

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

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Reviewed 27 April 2014

We stayed for one week in this wonderful hotel and were very pleased with everything - we got upgrade to a sea view room (we had booked a garden view), 2 massages, fruits and flowers for our first anniversary dinner. Staff everywhere very polite and helpful without delay, excellent spa - try Ayurveda treatment - restaurants and housekeeping - spotless and tasty. Defiantly management is putting a lot of effort. The sweetest was a nice goodbye gift from the hotel! Defiantly will recommend to friends and family. Of course as everybody writes its incomprehensible for me why internet is not for free, but eventually the hotel's management will come to it.

Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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MathewVM, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Bentota, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2014

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

We are happy to note that you had chosen our hotel to celebrate you first anniversary and we are delighted to note that you had a memorable experience.

Thank you once again for your compliments. We look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel soon.

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Reviewed 25 April 2014

We spent a fantastic week at the Vivanta, the management and staff were warm friendly and very helpful, we mainly used the pool area and beach. the pool area was beautiful with very helpful staff and sufficient sun beds in the period we were there. the beach area is great with large rollers and nice views. it was a shame that the hotel did not have beds on the beach for the use of guests.
The town of Bentota is very rural and although interesting to wander around,we found no restaurants to sample local cuisine. Beware the visit to the Spice Gardens very friendly people but you get drawn in to expensive purchases.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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MathewVM, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Bentota, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2014

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

As you rightly pointed out, the hotel has a stunning view and great beaches and we are delighted to note that you had a memorable stay with us. We have noted your observations about loungers on the beach and as it is a public beach we have taken up the matter with the tourism authorities. As this hotel has four restaurants and a Bar, it provides ample choices for our guests who want to try out various cuisines. We have a Sri Lankan corner in all our buffets at The Palms - our All Day Diner and our Chefs would be delighted to offer a complete Sri Lankan meal experience.

Thank you once again for choosing Vivanta by Taj Bentota and we look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel soon.

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Address: National Holiday Resort, Bentota 80500, Sri Lanka
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Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle District > Bentota
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre 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 Romantic Hotel in Bentota
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Bentota
#3 Spa Hotel in Bentota
Price Range: £123 - £365 (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
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Taj Exotica Sri Lanka
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