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Taj Exotica

Taj Exotica, Bentota, 403 716, Sri Lanka
(5 star hotel)
#2 of 25 hotels in Bentota
Very Good (3.5 out of 5.0) 5 reviews
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Very disappointing

Terrible (1.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on August 29, 2010

This overpriced hotel has snobbish staff, small bathrooms and numerous room malfunctions such as cupboard doors not closing, bath-to-water water output handle, hairdryer handle broken and more. To our dismay, once the children's bed was opened up- the floor underneath was revealed to be dirty. Normally the staff should have been embarassed at revealing that no one had cleaned in a long time under the beds - yet they pretended not to notice.

The food in the dining room (Palms) was good with a wide variety of mainly Western food. The bar old fashioned, with awful 50s music and an elderly crowd of guests. The food for lighter snacks and lunches- horribly overpriced.

I would not recommend it.

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Great place to chill

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on November 15, 2009

We loved the Taj the service, our ocean view room and the facilities. The Jiva Spa was wonderful and we spent many chilled hours by the pool. The prices were not any more expensive than London and loved the food.

Our Tuk Tuk driver was amazing, an honest man Dias who made our trip special by taking us to his home for tea which was humbling. I would recommend him to anyone and have number.

The Taj was very clean with well maintained gardens, a lovely beach. Would definitely go again as it was good value.

Unique Quality: The pool
Jiva Spa
Location over lookibng the sea
The garden

Directions: Three hours from Colombo Airport

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Taj Exotica Wedding, Sri Lanka

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on February 26, 2005

We got married at the hotel. It was raining that day so we could not get married in the gardens so we got married on the sun terrace.

Brilliant day and the hotel made it run like clockwork. Get the traditional dancer option. We had the elephant ride which was gratefully (not very comfy :) )

we dont regret getting married abroad abs brill

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Best Hotel in Bentota, Sri Lanka

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on December 31, 2004

Lovely hotel, nice grounds and nice rooms. Stayed in a seaview room on Full Board. Food is buffet, v good quality however the menu is superb which is not included. The food is actaualy reasonably priced. I would recommend going B&B. the bill is settled in Rupees so at the time of my visit it was v reasonable.

We got married at the hotel, we thought is was going to be a quiet ceremony however a large crowd developed. Added to my nerves :) The staff are abs excellent, very friendly.

Dont let the recent Tsunami put you off, a freak occurance.

I would say due to the basic road network in Sri Lanka, 1 week is def not enough to do the sights.

I experienced the lower stars hotels in Sri Lanka down the Bentota chain which can be basic. We went in July 04 and the seas were quire rough.

A short walk away is the town, which is really bustling and cool. This is what Sri Lanka is all about in my view. The people are very curteous and some will try the hard sell but ive experienced far far worse. I would recommend a sari which you can pick up very cheaply.

Unique Quality: Lovely views, sunsets, private grounds, japanese garden, art gallery, nice bar, excellent food, internet service, friendly staff and big lobby with elephants!!

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Taj Exotica Hotel

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on June 6, 2004

Situated on a hillock, overlooking a palm-fringed beach and All rooms are elegantly appointed and have balconies directly with overlooking the sea,international direct dial facility, mini-bar and personal safe.

Directions: Located 60 kilometers (2 hours drive) from Colombo and 90 kilometers (3 hours drive) from the Airport

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Address: Taj Exotica, Bentota, 403 716, Sri Lanka

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Amenities at Taj Exotica

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  • Swimming Pool
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center
  • Free Parking
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  • Spa
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