Vivanta By Taj - Bentota

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National Holiday Resort, Bentota, Sri Lanka, 80500show map
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Overview

The comfortable 5-star Vivanta By Taj boasts a tennis court, a sunbathing terrace and a beauty salon as well as setting in a lake district of Bentota. Built in 1999, the property is designed in an elegant style. The hotel has 160 rooms and features a free car park, a safety deposit box and a hairdresser on-site.

The hotel is a 20-minute drive from Brief Garden and a few minutes' walk of Kande Viharaya. Lunuganga can be reached in 10 minutes' drive.

A golden beach, with sunbeds and parasols, is near to the venue.

Guests can easily get to Colombo Ratmalana airport, which is about 55 minutes drive away.

Rooms

Rooms at this hotel offer individual climate control, a personal safe and an ironing set. Some units include views of the sea or the Indian Ocean. Offering a modern-style interior, the rooms are fitted with modern furnishings and an electric kettle, a dishwasher and coffee/tea making facilities for self-catering.

Eat & Drink

A buffet breakfast, with different food options, is offered each morning. The hotel has a large restaurant serving authentic meals. There is the poolside bar with billiards and a terrace where guests may relax with a good drink. Serving a wide range of dishes, Malli's Seafood Restaurant and Golden Grill can be reached within 5 minutes’ walk.

Services

There are such business facilities as a business centre, meeting rooms and a catering service on the premises.

Relax

Leisure options include a nightclub, an indoor swimming pool and deckchairs. To stay fit, guests may try snorkeling, windsurfing and jet skiing.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site for free.

Year renovated:   2012.  Number of floors:   6.  Number of rooms:   160.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Poolside snack bar

A la carte restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Cafe

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre
  • Wind surfing
  • Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Canoeing
  • Water skiing
  • Skiing
  • Tennis court
  • Badminton
  • Volleyball
  • Billiard tables
  • Darts
  • Table tennis
  • Fishing

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Bicycle rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wake up service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service

Dining

  • Continental breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
  • Packed lunches
  • Special diet menus
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Children's buffet
  • Board games
  • DVDs/ Videos for children
  • Children's play area
  • Kids club
  • Game room

Facilities for people with disabilities

  • Toilet for disabled

Spa & Leisure

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Entertainment
  • Garden area
  • BBQ facilities
  • Spa & wellness centre
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Library

Room view

  • Sea view
  • Garden view

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Dining table
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Free toiletries
  • Lighted makeup mirror
  • Bathroom telephone

Self-catering

  • Mini-fridge
  • Electric kettle
  • Dryer

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Internet television
  • DVD player
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 2 yearsCotFREEExisting beddingFREEAll children3 - 12 yearsExisting beddingFREEExtra bedChildren above
12 years or adults
Extra bed
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Rooms and availability

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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Bentota LakeBentota Lake2300 ft
Bentota Railway StationBentota Railway Station1700 ft
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Madu RiverMadu River10.1 miNilwala River Safari, Bridge View, Custom Road, Balapitiya , Sri Lanka
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Getting around
Airports
Colombo Ratmalana (RML)29.0 mi
Koggala (KCT)36.8 mi
Train
Bentota Railway Station2000 ft
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Reviews
8.0
FabulousBased on  117  reviews

Rating by category:

9.5
Service
9.3
Location
9.3
Rooms
9.3
Dining
  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    The property loacted by the sea side is beautiful! I especially liked the dining experience at the shack by the seaside, music, candle light and super prawns and lobsters. It was a heavenly experience!!

    The check in was a little messed up. Too many people and two help desks not enough!

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    This an excellent hotel. It is really a 5 star hotel and the staff are excellent. The food was very good

    We were hopping for more recreation services for children

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    The staff was very friendly. The beach bar had amazing seafood dinners.

    Internet prices were high, should be free or less expensive as every guest is expected to use the internet. The spa should offer manicure/pedicure.

  • 3.8
    Guest rating

    The friendliness of the people and the general location.

    The hotel needs a complete overhaul and does not live up to the pictures online. Very disappointing.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    Staff made you feel very comfortable and at home

  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    Certainly not 5 star hotel. No tooth paste,no tooth brushes,no slippers&no shaving razors.Food not good for Sri Lankans, We, myself & my wife were asked to wait for a few minutes until the room key is prepared.A Few minutes drag on to about 1/2 hrs although , it was well past the check in time 2.00pm, & it was around 6.00 pm.There was no complementary 2 bottles of water in the room & when reminded a waiter bought some hangers..............! Real funny isn't it....?

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Hotel Room had an excellent view of the hotel, the beach was amazing. The pool side was brilliant, with the courteous staff assistance.

    Delays in Check In and Check Out.

  • 6.2
    Good

    Even hotel being almost fully booked customers do not disturb each other and place does not seem overcrouded. No laud disturbing parties observed what is good.

    low maintenance of pool equipment; very fair room cleaning. Rooms walls need repainting. Some cosmetic repair required.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Very good, nice staff, good view, very goog restaurant

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Nice setting good pool nice food and good staff

    Bathroom was a bit run down could do with an upgrade of fittings overall the hotels furniture can also be upgraded a little since not much has changed since 5 years ago when I stayed there

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Very friendly staff

    Our check in was complicated as we were asked to pay almost double of the price we were supposed to, then we were informed that breakfast wasn't included, I had to print my confirmation to prove that we were right about price and breakfast. A part from that everything went fine.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    The food was excellent and they have an entertainment program for the kids.

    Response time of personnel reception + cancellation policy (if you reserved eg 10 days stay, you have top pay 8 days irrespective of how long you are staying. My advice, just book couple of days in the quit season, see if you like it and then extend stay. Furthermore, they played with the room type depending on the availability...

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    the views were excellent. the room was very comfortable. great property.

    the food was very average overall. the seafood grill was excellent. and one night we got really god dinner. but besides these 2 meals all other meals were very very average. certainly nowhere close to the expectations one has of food at a taj property.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    The service

    The AC wasn't working and they tried to fix it and they said its fixed but it wasn't :( and it was overpriced.

  • 6.2
    Good

    Swimming pool, location to beach.

    Rooms are desperately in need of refurbishment for the high price we paid.Bath was very shabby.Very exspensive Hotel in comparison to other fabulous Hotels we stayed during our 16 day tour of Srilanka! Price did not include breakfast, so walked along the beach to The Bentota Beach Hotel, where the staff welcomed us as if we were resident guests.Staff at Taj Hotel we felt were very unattentive compared to other places we stayed throughout our trip.Felt as though they did not care once we had handed over our Visa card for the cost of the room.Refused to give anymore money to this establishment!!!

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Highlights
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Best Spa Hotels in Sri Lanka

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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 2 yearsCotFREEExisting beddingFREEAll children3 - 12 yearsExisting beddingFREEExtra bedChildren above
12 years or adults
Extra bed
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Colombo Ratmalana (RML)29.0 mi
Koggala (KCT)36.8 mi
Train
Bentota Railway Station2000 ft
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