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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was there for two nights with the Trail team and I loved the food. They have super fast laundry and I wanted 3kgs approx laundry done ASAP and they gave me in 3 hrs. Furthermore the room in right next to the pool and then you have the beach which is super nice and relaxing. Worth for money that... More 

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Thank Saroj S
Asela K, General Manager at The Surf Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Greetings from The Surf Hotel - Bentota. Thank you for the review. It’s pleasure to note you have enjoyed our hotel location, food and express laundry service. We hope you had a wonderful and memorable stay with us. Thank you once again for taking your time to write a review on our hotel. Looking forward to welcome... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cozy and clean hotel is ideal for short - term holidays! The ground floor rooms have direct access to the pool. On another hand, the ocean is just few steps away. You would definitely enjoy having your meals on the terrace of the hotel's restaurant, thanks to the ocean view and chipmunks who jumping around in hope you throw them... More 

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Asela K, General Manager at The Surf Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Greetings from The Surf Hotel - Bentota. Thank you very much for the review following your stay at our hotel and It’s a pleasure to that note that you have enjoyed our beach facing room, location. We hope you had a wonderful and memorable stay with us. Thank you once again for taking your time to write... More 

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24 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beginning thank the receptionist for the warm reception we have arrived to the hotel very early, at 5 am and tried every effort to provide room for us early The hotel is great and the view of the beach and pools very breathtaking and wonderful rooms especially ground The service is fantastic and the staff nice and a very good... More 

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Asela K, General Manager at The Surf Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Greetings from The Surf Hotel - Bentota. Thank you very much for the review. It’s a pleasure to note that you have enjoyed the our hotel location, food, swimming pools and lovely commendation of our associates. We will indeed share your kind words with them. We hope you had a wonderful and memorable stay with us. Thank... More 

Chennai (Madras), India
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The only good thing about the hotel was that it was beach front and had a nice swimming pool. Rest all ruined the experience that was Lanka! None of the staff were courteous, far from it, they were rude (cutting calls halfway through conversation, lying about promises made during check in, helping only non subcontinent people, etc). The hotel itself... More 

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Asela K, General Manager at The Surf Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Greetings from The Surf Hotel - Bentota. Thank you very much for the review. The contents are well noted and will be cascaded to relevant departments. Looking forward to welcome you again at the surf hotel. Take care and good luck. More 

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2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice hotel with butifull ocean view and sound. Very funny animals. Perfect view for sunrises and sunsets. Good service. Intresting surprises from the room service. Good and tasty food. Malindu (GRE) helped us not to miss our flight, very good worker, polite and nice. We would like to come here again!

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Thank Alina S
Asela K, General Manager at The Surf Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Greetings from The Surf Hotel - Bentota. Thank you very much for the review. It’s a pleasure to note that you have enjoyed the our hotel location, tasty food and super friendly services. Also it is glad to hear that our Guest Relation Executive Malindu has done his best to meet your expectations. We will indeed share... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We liked this hotel. Very calm and very good location. Good service. The Malindu (GRE) very polite and good worker he helped us very much! Good food and not expencive food. Rooms vith ocean view and possibility to prctice surfing....

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Asela K, General Manager at The Surf Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Greetings from The Surf Hotel - Bentota. Thank you very much for the review. It’s a pleasure to note that you have enjoyed the our hotel location. Also it is glad to hear that our Guest Relation Executive Malindu has done his best to meet your expectations. We will indeed share your kind words with them. Looking... More 

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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I stayed here in the last few nights of our visit to Sri Lanka. The view from the hotel is great, the pools are lovely the beach is clean. But for the price they charge to stay here the rooms are in serious need of an upgrade. The pillows were lumpy and old and the linen old... More 

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Asela K, General Manager at The Surf Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Greetings from The Surf Hotel - Bentota. Thank you very much for the review. It’s a pleasure to note that you have enjoyed the our hotel location, food, swimming pool and lovely commendation of our associates. We will indeed share your kind words with them. Other contents are well noted and will be cascaded to relevant departments.... More 

Kochi (Cochin), India
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23 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

stayed here for two nights .All rooms face the beach i think.Excellent location there are no lifts so a lot of walking to do if you are located on the top floor. but the view is very good . Food is good staff are friendly. This hotel is located right next to the Taj Bentota. very few shops near by... More 

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Thank Thomas J
Asela K, General Manager at The Surf Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Greetings from The Surf Hotel - Bentota. Thank you for your feedback following your recent stay at the surf. We are glad to note that you have enjoyed the location, beach facing rooms and super friendly staff. Other contents are well noted and will cascaded to relevant departments. Looking forward to welcome you again at the surf... More 

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5 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel is ideally located - on Ocean waterfront, all the rooms to ocean side. Many rooms are not renovated which already pathetic condition. The furniture in the recepcion already depreciated and dirty. We stayed for 6 nights. Food and services was good. Personal was wonderful. Nothing to do in the evenings.

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Asela K, General Manager at The Surf Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Greetings from The Surf Hotel - Bentota. Thank you very much for the review. It’s a pleasure to note that you have enjoyed the view of the hotel, delicious food. All the other contents of the review is noted and will be cascaded to relevant departments. Looking forward to welcome you again at the surf hotel. Take... More 

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57 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What we liked 1. Excellent location. It is literally on the Bentota beach with excellent view. 2. Sea food was well made and reasonably priced. 3. Breakfast choice was very good. What can be improved 1. Service is not at par. There was delay in room cleaning. 2. Front desk staff not very knowledgeable. 3. We had hard time reaching... More 

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Asela K, General Manager at The Surf Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Greetings from The Surf Hotel - Bentota. Thank you very much for the review. It’s a pleasure to note that you and family have enjoyed the view of the hotel, delicious food in sea food restaurant and choices of breakfast. All the other contents of the review is noted and will be cascaded to relevant departments. Looking... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Laundry Service

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: €118 - €359 (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
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Bentota
#10 Romantic Hotel in Bentota
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“Was informed all rooms are sea facing. Mine was.”
 of 5 bubbles pradeep49, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The rooms on the ground floor - this directly leads you to the lawn and the beach.”
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 of 5 bubbles Sudhir667, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Leave it up to the reception they will give u the best room.”
 of 5 bubbles 671nileshr, 18 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Excellent for a beach holiday!”
 of 5 bubbles mariodez777, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“all rooms are sea facing . we had 2 rooms away from the pool area which was good coz we had our privacy.”
 of 5 bubbles 155seema, 7 Nov 2016 | Read review
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