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Taj Bentota Resort & Spa

Taj Bentota Resort & Spa

Hayes & Jarvis Rating
TripAdvisor Review
2743 Reviews
Guide Price £899 per person
Based on 14 May 19 departure from London Gatwick flying with Emirates, staying for 7 nights bed and breakfast in a Superior Charm Room (2 adults sharing) including return private transfers.
Our guide price gives you an idea of how much to budget for a stay at this hotel. The price will vary based on exchange rates, and your choice of room type, departure date, airline and cabin class, and any additional extras you’d like to add to your holiday.

Experience luxury in a picturesque setting

Nestled beside a fine beach, in a gorgeous tropical garden setting, Taj Bentota Resort & Spa is a vibrant yet relaxing resort where you can discover the best of Sri Lankan hospitality. From the ornate decorative features of its lobby, through to your room's designer bathroom, and the authentic Jiva Spa; the hotel oozes sophistication and contemporary luxury. Feast on fresh seafood by the ocean or rich buffets at the main restaurant, and head to Tease Bar every evening for refreshing tropical drinks — any choice you make will be a delicious one. If you want to alternate between the sparkling pool and something a little more active, then there are activities and excursions available too. 

  • Beautiful beachfront location
  • Perfect for couples
  • Great dining opportunities
  • Authentic Sri Lankan spa experiences

Top Tips from our Experts

Ceri

Destination Specialist

"It is really easy to get into town from this hotel. Tuk Tuk taxis are close to the front gate so it couldn't be easier grabbing one for a unique way to get around."

Hotel Features

Hotel Category

Luxury

Location Type

Beach

Main Facilities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Barefoot style
  • H&J Recommended
  • Off the beaten track

Board Basis Options

  • All Inclusive
  • Full Board
  • Half Board
  • Bed & Breakfast
Location Highlights

Taj Bentota Resort & Spa

  • Beach
  • Approx. Three hours from Colombo Airport.
2743 Reviews 84% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 1553
  • Very Good 772
  • Average 268
  • Poor 92
  • Terrible 58

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness

Reviews

Oct 21, 2018

Heavenly Bliss

Mumbai

We stayed in this property for two nights. We were greeted by Executive Chef Mr. Neeraj Chaudhry on arrival. He is an extremely compassionate and kind human being. He had excellent knowledge of the area and guided us as to what we should be doing during our stay after discussing with us our needs and tastes. He also helped us in our shopping like the place to buy spices from etc. He also suggested to us what we should be eating for dinner at this property depending on our tastes and liking. Property is right on the beach and Its spacious rooms are steps away from the sea. It is very relaxing and peaceful. We had dinner on both days - crabs, prawn curry and grilled fish tasted out of this world. We had probably the best seafood ever. The property is close to Galle and other places of interest in west SriLanka - in fact around 45 to 60 minutes by taxi. Staff at Housekeeping, concierge, restaurants and front desk were always helpful. It gives you a feeling that the property is managed well and makes you feel at home. We were pleasantly surprised to meet Mr. Ranjit Shankar, General Manager who came to see us off. He knew about our departure time. It was very thoughtful of him.
Oct 21, 2018

Beautiful seaside property

We really enjoyed our vacation here. The beach is pristine..Perfect for a quick getaway from the madness of the city. The people were very friendly and helpful through our stay. We played watersports of all kinds nearby and spent a lot of time in the massive pool. The buffet was sumptuous too at breakfast. Thank you for looking after us so well.
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Taj Bentota Resort & Spa

Facilities

Swimming Pool

Swimming Pool

The free-form pool is an attractive focal point of the resort, with sun loungers and shady palms encircling its crystal clear waters.

Jiva Spa

An authentic Sri Lankan spa experience complete with a peaceful garden courtyard with decorative wooden structures and a range of treatments and facilities to immerse yourself into; Jiva Spa is home to supreme relaxation. Pamper yourself with a scrub, wrap, or massage, and find peace in the hamman, chill pool, infinity pool, and outdoor shower.

Taj Bentota Resort & Spa

Room Types

Superior Charm

These comfortable rooms feature spacious and stylish interiors linked to a balcony or terrace with garden and partial ocean views. They include cane chairs and writing tables, bathrooms with tubs, WiFi access, a minibar, and 24-hour room service (payable locally).

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Deluxe Delight

These Deluxe Delight rooms are higher up in the building offering panoramic ocean views. They are inspired by local and international design, with intricate Sri Lankan wood carvings and luxurious king size beds; stylish bathrooms with bath tubs with rain shower. Amenities include complimentary WiFi, 24-hour room service and minibar (payable locally), bathrobes, and LCD TVs.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Shower over bath
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
Superior room

Premium Indulgence

These bright and spacious rooms are delightful places to call home during your holiday. They have ergonomic chairs, balconies with garden or ocean views, and bathrooms with tubs. You'll enjoy complimentary daily house wine, canapés and fresh fruit, and can pay extra for minibar drinks and 24 hour room service to make your private time even more relaxing.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
Taj Bentota Resort & Spa

Food & Drink

The Palms Restaurant

Vibrant yet relaxing, this restaurant is open throughout the day for rich international buffets and show cooking, local cuisine, and live music. It's Sunday buffet is well worth a visit.

S.H.A.C.K Restaurant

Fresh catch of the day enjoyed right by the ocean, with lobster, prawns, and delicious fish. This restaurant is open for special dinners with panoramic views of the sea and alfresco dining under the stars.

Tease Bar

The resort's social hub open morning through to night; with a rich drinks menu of cocktails, mixed spirits, beers and wines, as well as live music and cosy lounge seating. It makes the perfect place to mix, mingle and unwind.

Board Basis Options

Bed & Breakfast

Breakfast in The Palms Restaurant each morning.

Half Board

Half board includes a dine-around option for all restaurants against a set menu during your stay. Breakfast will be in the Palms restaurant. 

Full Board

Full board includes a dine-around option for dinner for all restaurants against a set menu during your stay. Breakfast and lunch will be in the Palms restaurant

All Inclusive

Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner at The Palms Restaurant. Dine around is available at all restaurants for dinner against a set menu. All local alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages available 10:00 to 23:00, excluding the mini bar and night club.

Taj Bentota Resort & Spa

Special Offers

Entrance

Free night offer

Stay Pay offer

Stay a minimum of 7 nights and enjoy complimentary nights during your stay. 

Blackout dates apply.

Travelling
Friday, March 23, 2018 to Thursday, October 31, 2019
Offer ends in 374 days
Romantic Dining

Honeymoon offer

Honeymoon offer

Couples will receive a romantic dinner, room upgrade to the next category subject to availability, fruits, flowers, a bottle of wine on arrival.

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