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The Surf Hotel

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Reviewed 28 December 2016

All rooms have a sea view and we were given a room which had direct access to relaxing pool. which is only 1.2 M deep. Room 140-150 had direct access to this pool. There is a separate swimming pool which is more for professionals. Food wad good but desserts need to improve. Rooms are comfortable and specious. staff was friendly...

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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 for your wonderful review of The Surf Bentota. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed our hotel location, relaxing pool, comfortable and specious rooms and super friendly staff. We will indeed share your kind words with them. We hope you had a wonderful and memorable stay with...

Reviewed 27 December 2016

This hotel has the amazing location, on the beach, beautiful view, 2 pools, but very poor service, arrogant staff. we checked in the hotel at 9 pm, still our room was not ready, then we were given a twin bed room, so we requested for a double bed room, as we were travelling with a 2 year old. they kept...

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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 for your wonderful review of The Surf Bentota. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed our amazing hotel location, swimming pool. All the other contents of the review is noted and will be cascaded to relevant departments. We apologize for the inconvenience caused to you by our...

Reviewed 24 December 2016

Most of (may be all) the rooms have a sea view which gives you the feeling that you are on the beach at all times. It has an amazing swimming pool and has a very large private beach. Although I must say that the property is too fussy about the use of towels at the pool areas but the overall...

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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 for your wonderful review of The Surf Bentota. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed our hotel location and amazing swimming pool. We hope you had a wonderful and memorable stay with us. All the other contents of the review is noted and will be cascaded to...

Reviewed 24 December 2016

If everything is good at hotel & Frontdesk staff at reception is bad then everything goes bad. Unfriendly staff & bad experience. Staff should be helpful to their guests & make the things convenient for them.

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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 for your review. We are sorry that we couldn't cater to your needs during your stay with us. We will pay attention to all the areas you have mentioned in your review and work towards to get the areas right. We apologize for the inconvenience caused to you...

Gurgaon
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Location of this property is its main USP. A peaceful private beach and a well manicured lawn along with a nice plunge pool. Also, breakfast menu is pretty good and sumptuous. Will be good to get a room on ground floor directly opposite beach or pool facing room on ground floor

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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 for your wonderful review of The Surf Bentota. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed our hotel location, swimming pool, breakfast menu and ground floor room. We hope you had a wonderful and memorable stay with us. Thank you once again for taking your time to write...

Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

I quite liked the hotel in all. Every hotel has its own good things and downfalls! We need to learn to appreciate small things which so many employees do here. I have in my 3N/4D have never seen any staff empty handed, they all work towards betterment of the hotel. Loved the room with a view and top notch customer...

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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 for your wonderful review of The Surf Bentota. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed our hotel location, room, water aerobics, volleyball, Karaoke and Dance in chillout and customer service. All the other contents of the review is noted and will be cascaded to relevant departments. Thank...

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Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Stayed for 2 nights with children. Nice beach and pools are well maintained. Hotel staff are generally helpful and friendly. Food at restaurants are OK. However room facilities are badly maintained. Power points are faulty and many furniture are worn out and hinges are all rusty. Bathroom is not user friendly. No clothes hook at all and towel rack is...

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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 for your wonderful review of The Surf Bentota. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed our hotel location, swimming pool, food and super friendly and helpful staff lovely commendation of our associates. We will indeed share your kind words with them. We hope you had a wonderful...

Noida, India
Reviewed 16 December 2016

Stayed for two nights. The location is good but found the room condition pretty average. The carpet was frayed and threads coming out. The furniture was crying for maintenance. The bed had a beading of 10" all round fitted about 4" above the ground level. So when ever one came close to the bed , one could get hurt. The...

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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 for your wonderful review of The Surf Bentota. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed our hotel location. All the other contents of the review is noted and will be cascaded to relevant departments. Thank you once again for taking your time to write a review on...

Reviewed 15 December 2016

Me and my boyfriend booked this hotel through Thomson, at the time we where just looking for an inexpensive hotel, close to the beach and near other amenities which is exactly what we got. The location of the hotel is excellent situated right on Bentota beautiful beach, restaurants near by and the village of Bentota just a 10 minute walk...

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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 for your wonderful review of The Surf Bentota. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed our hotel location. All the other contents of the review is noted and will be cascaded to relevant departments. Thank you once again for taking your time to write a review on...

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 14 December 2016

We were given a room at the 1st level. It was very convenient to get to the beach and the swimming pool by the back door. At night, the surroundings of the hotel including the turf nearer to the beach was lighted up, and that added much security to our stay. Buffet breakfast and dinner were good. The staff in...

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Dear Valued Guest, Greetings from The Surf Hotel - Bentota. Thank you for your wonderful review of The Surf Bentota. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed our hotel location, breakfast buffet, polite restaurant staff and lovely commendation of our associates. We will indeed share your kind words with them. We hope you had a wonderful and memorable stay...

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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
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Family Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Room Service
  • Multilingual Staff

Additional Information about The Surf Hotel

Address: Beach Road, Bentota, Bentota 80500, Sri Lanka (Formerly Lihiniya Surf Hotel)
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle District > Bentota
Price Range: €62 - €198 (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:
#5 Spa Hotel in Bentota
#5 Luxury Hotel in Bentota
#6 Family Hotel in Bentota
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Bentota
#9 Romantic Hotel in Bentota
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“if you're doing excursions ask hotel for a breakfast travel box which will be provided free”
Nov1273, 12 May 2017 | Read review
“Sea food restaurant is horrible. Better you go to the buffet restaurant.”
bibinjac, 8 May 2017 | Read review
“i recommend the Dlx rooms since its more private”
AndyMartenstyn, 5 May 2017 | Read review
“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
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