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Taj Bentota Resort & Spa

Taj Bentota Resort & Spa

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2864 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.
2864 Reviews 84% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 1622
  • Very Good 798
  • Average 280
  • Poor 97
  • Terrible 67

What to Expect

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

Reviews

Jan 17, 2019

Excellent hotel for a romantic or quiet holiday. Beautiful white sand beach with the most glorious sunsets

Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Very well located overlooking the Ocean. A lovely quiet rejuvenating get away. Ideas hotel for honeymooners. Beautiful clean white sand beach overlooking the seafood restaurant. Glorious sunsets.. Very good food. Excellent bar with a fine live band. It boasts of a lovely infinity swimming pool. Very tastefully done up hotel. The General Manager Mr Ranjit Shanker is a wonderful and caring person who goes out of his way to make you feel at home. The executive chef Mr Neeraj Choudhary is also extremely good. The hotel has a good shopping arcade which is quite affordable with a good variety . The spa is very good. The bar is super.Housekeeping very good and service is good too. A MUST stay if you visit Sri Lanka.
Jan 17, 2019

In the pictures it looks great, in reality is EVEN BETTER

My partner and I stayed at Taj for 7 nights just after New Year and this was the highlight of our 17days holidays in Sri Lanka. The staff were ever so friendly and were willing to help/guide us in anything needed. The resort is designed beautifuly. Our room was great, right size with plenty of room for our clothes etc, great amenities, but our balcony and view was top class. Staff for room service also very effiiency and the buffet had a great variety of pretty much everything. Their fresh juices you couldn't have enough. They even had cold coffee like we have in Greece. The pool was big enough as well as very clean and they had enough beach beds unlikely other places we ve been in Sri Lanka. Look for Desilva (guest relations). She has a wonderful as well as a real smile, happy to detail anything you need, and her PR skills exceptional. She is a very good representation of Taj chain. Last but not least, the management when we experienced a serious matter was there for us. Not only paid attention to every single detail and investigated further but also resolved it in no time. If we ever come back to Sri Lanka, Taj Bentota will be on our list without any doubt.
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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 285 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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