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Vivanta by Taj - Bentota
Ranked #3 of 26 Hotels in Bentota
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 22 July 2014 via mobile

We stayed here in the month of May. The hotel was amazing as expected of a Taj property. Our room view was excellent. Our room was well maintained and staff courteous. We availed of the spa services and it was great experience . My son fell sick during the visit and the hotel made all the arrangement right from arranging for a doctor to special food for him and even small gifts to cheer him up!! . They had arranged everyday some activities for children which my son enjoyed too.Special mention for Ms Vaishali ,Mr Satya and Mr Dilip who made us feel welcome and at home. Overall a great experience and we would not mind staying there again!

Stayed: May 2014
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MathewVM, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Bentota, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2014

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

We are delighted to note that you and your family had a memorable stay with us. Chef Sunny, Ms Vaishali and the team is delighted and encouraged by your compliments and would like to thank you for the same.

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

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Reviewed 21 July 2014

My husband and I stayed here for a week as part of our honeymoon in Sri Lanka. We were greeted with flower garlands and fresh juice upon arrival, which was a pleasant touch! Amenities at the resort are sensational. The breakfast spread is vast and there is something for everyone - from hotdogs though to masala dosa! The spa facilities are great - would recommend the deep tissue Indian massage.

However, I was somewhat disappointed with Bentota town. It is quite a lazy, quiet town with not much to do. We visited a few nearby restaurants, but were not massively impressed!

Thanks to the staff at Vivanta for making our stay a memorable one and for the daily, quirky animal towel designs!

Room Tip: Sea facing room defo!
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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MathewVM, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Bentota, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2014

Thank you for choosing to stay at Vivanta by Taj Bentota and for taking the trouble of sending us the feedback about the hotel.

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

This hotel is very popular with the honeymooners because of its unique location, the newly renovated rooms, the internationally acclaimed JIVA SPA , the choices in dining within the hotel premises and the Taj hospitality.

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

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Reviewed 13 July 2014

we been to Taj as honeymooners, we got upgrade "Thank you Taj" and the room was amazing. the breakfast was perfect and the swimming pool was so cool we got suntanned at the day light and very romantic at night.
very clean and the staff was so helpful and smiling all the time

Room Tip: if you want to swim in the sea you have to be sure about the season
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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MathewVM, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Bentota, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2014

Congratulations and thank you for choosing Vivanta by Taj Bentota for your honeymoon celebrations.

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

We now look forward to welcoming you back for your Wedding Anniversary celebrations.

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Reviewed 12 July 2014

Wonderful resort, staff amazing and helpful, great location. Clean, comfortable, stylish.
Very annoyed I am forced to write 200 characters when a few words is sufficient in time and advise. If it was the hotel asking I wouldn't bother but Trip Advisor - shame

Room Tip: Located on the beach
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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MathewVM, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Bentota, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2014

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

We are delighted to note that you had a memorable stay with us.

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

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Reviewed 12 July 2014

One of the best properties I have seen for relaxing holidays. Excellent location right on beach having sea facing rooms, great facilities and excellent service. Location of the swimming pool ... Awesome !! Would surely come back again.

  • Stayed: June 2014
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MathewVM, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Bentota, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2014

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

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

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

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Reviewed 12 July 2014

We stayed at this hotel for 6 nights, enjoyed every minute of it. From the warm welcome upon arrival to the sad farewell on departure, there was nothing negative about this place. Staff couldn't be more helpful, decor was good and clean. The car arranged from the hotel for airport pick up was fine and the journey was 2 hours door to door, thanks to the two new highways now open. The gardens were lush with a variety of wildlife, none of which were dangerous. Pool area was kept clean and the pool was refreshing. Service was prompt and a good selection of snacks and meals were available. Lion Beer, the local beer, was £2.50 for a 625ml bottle and a glass of wine was £6.00. Internet was good, free in the lobby and Tease Bar, which suited us fine. The first evening we were there was Cocktail Evening on the terrace, compliments of the Manager. Free flowing wine, beers and spirits - a good way of mingling with the guests. Would we stay there again? absolutely.

Room Tip: All rooms are sea view from what we saw, very clean, good size and have the normal services. They we...
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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MathewVM, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Bentota, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2014

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

We are delighted to note that you had a memorable stay with us. As you rightly noticed, our team of associates, managers and chefs are our greatest assets and they take great pride in striving to provide the highest standards of service at all times. The team is encouraged by your compliments and thank you for the same.

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

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Reviewed 12 July 2014

Bentota is a small and quiet town located at a couple of hours drive from colombo. This property is taj is just off the Indian Ocean shore and is beautiful n relaxing. The amenities are great with a splendid pool. The food including the bfast buffet is delicious and lavish. The hotel coordinates cabs for day tours in and around bentota. Overall, if you are looking for a relaxing getaway for 3-4 days, this is a highly recommended option!!

Room Tip: Choose an ocean facing room
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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 5 August 2014

Thank you for choosing to stay at Vivanta by Taj Bentota and for sharing your feedback about the hotel and its services.

We are delighted to note that you had a memorable stay with us and were happy with the hotel services. As you rightly pointed out, the unique location, newly renovated rooms and restaurants offering various cuisines and customized service makes it a great place to relax and rejuvenate.

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

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Additional Information about Vivanta by Taj - Bentota

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 Spa Hotel in Bentota
#3 Romantic Hotel in Bentota
#3 On the Beach 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
Bentota Taj Exotica Hotel
Taj Exotica Sri Lanka
Taj Exotica Srilanka
Taj Exotica Bentota

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