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Doha, Qatar
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful pool, access to the beach and a lovely room & balcony all added up to a lovely stay. The welcome drink was delicious and the only one we enjoyed in Sri Lanka, the hotel was full of Chinese tourists so steer clear of the buffet and visit either Der Cafe or the seafood restaurant instead for a much more...

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We went there with family and it was an amazing experience and stay! The balconies open up to the beach and is very well maintained. The breakfast and dinner buffet was great with some fantastic desserts and salads. Will certainly recommend this place to all my known contacts and would love to come back to this place for a beautiful...

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Pune, India
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The view is good because the rooms are beach facing, but the service and quality of food ruins it completely. We had the buffet and found a metal piece in the food and saw roaches in the serving dishes. Really substandard service for such a hotel.

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Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 1 week ago

Surf Hotel location is quite good and entire hotel is beach facing. There are two pools with huge lawn in centre. At th price offered, it beats all competition with a great view and facilities. There are many restaurants outside the hotel but quite expensive in the hotel as well as these restaurants. The town is far so have a...

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well it seems that this place is a Gem I'm not easily pleased and know you only get what you pay for. I enjoyed every minute here....great staff fab food and a marvelous view. I honestly loved it clean and tidy good spot too. The staff were more than attentive and polite couldn't do enough for us but manners cost...

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1Thank sam y
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hotel was old and very dirty. My room was without AC. I asked to change room but they denied. They brought me an external AC unit which was leaking water just after 5 minutes. The temperature in the room was 40 degrees Celsius plus.Finally they changed my room 5 hours later. The employees claims to speak English but is not...

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for 2 weeks from 21 March 2017, we arrived in the early hours after a 2 hour transfer and had upgraded to a deluxe room, we were allocated a swim up one ( room 428) we were not disappointed. Others have mentioned a lack of privacy but we didn't find that, although the hotel was full the pool...

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Karachi, Pakistan
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stay was simply great at the Hotel. The staff was friendly and very accommodating. A great place to relax and very nice neat and clean beach in front. In a nutshell, this property is one of the best in Bentota.

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Picton, NSW
Reviewed 1 week ago

Mixed review with this hotel The Good Location perfect beach was beautiful pools are clean & well maintained staff are lovely room was large & clean (had a pool view room) food & drinks not overly expensive (loved the roast chicken meal available at the Der Cafe) buffet breakfast has a good choice & hot food was mostly hot The...

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here from 28th April 2017 to 12th May 2017. I was initially concerned due to several previous reviews leaving negative comments about staff and facilities I am so glad that I ignored them and booked anyway. This was the best holiday we have had for a couple of years. Sri Lanka is a beautiful country. It's safe to...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
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Additional Information about The Surf Hotel

Address: Beach Road, Bentota, Bentota 80500, Sri Lanka (Formerly Lihiniya Surf Hotel)
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Bentota
Price Range: €75 - €146 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Surf Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 95
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Also Known As:
The Surf Bentota Hotel Bentota
Lihiniya Surf Bentota
Hotel Lihiniya Surf
Lihiniya Surf Hotel
Hotel Style:
#6 Luxury Hotel in Bentota
#6 Spa Hotel in Bentota
#7 Family Hotel in Bentota
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Bentota
#10 Romantic Hotel in Bentota
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“Avoid 239 it's next to the karaoke bar”
Ade_and_Jessica, 25 Apr 2017 | Read review
“ground floor rooms are mazing as they open into the beach...”
SandhyaShivaswamy, 19 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Swim up rooms by the long relaxing pool- Rooms 421-450”
Pippin_Picken, 15 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Pool view rooms as you get shade in the afternoon heat”
Nomes_Sydney, 13 Apr 2017 | Read review
“All rooms face the sea. We stayed in a deluxe room so can recommend them”
Y3746LJlouiseh, 13 Apr 2017 | Read review
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