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The Surf Hotel

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Beach Road, Bentota, Bentota, Sri Lanka (Formerly Lihiniya Surf Hotel)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Wiesbaden, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We really enjoyed the place. The rooms are absolutely excellent and the service, too. Two swimmingpools and the longest beach I could imagine with white sand and beautiful palms. One pool has a length of 50 meters and is perfect for swimming excercises in the morning. We loved it! The restaurant is excellent and to sit outside in the evening... More

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Ja Ela, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After a horrible experience at a different location, we moved to 'The Surf' for one night stay with a group of family members occupying 7 rooms in the hotel. It was 'WOW" feeling at the entrance and the welcome was extremely courteous. Very friendly staff for whom your complexion is immaterial - which was great. Rooms are very nice and... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our family is just back after an awesome weekend at The SURF HOTEL, Bentota. Friendly, courteous staff, excellent food, superb ambience made our weekend relaxing and utterly peaceful.Looking forward to spending more days at The Surf.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We have stayed in this hotel 2 nights and had a wonderful stay . Hotel's GM Asela was very welcoming and caring about our needs, Guest Relation Vidya very pleasant and attentive with our child. As mentioned below I can confirm hotel is very clean and in excellent location to the beach, staff are very attentive and I would definitely... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

“A letter to hotel management - Incredible customer service” We write to thank the GM Mr. Asela and his wonderful staff at “THE SURF” Names of staff -Ms. Geethanjaly and Ms. Vindiya who saw me at the Front Office. But everyone at “The Surf” really was outstandingly helpful and I can't praise everyone enough. The Surf pool was great .... More

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Lee W, Manager at The Surf Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Rasika, Thank you for recommending our hotel on TripAdvisor! We are glad to know you appreciate all the services and the facilities experienced during your stay with us. It's our goal to create a comfortable and inviting space for our guests, so I'm thrilled that's exactly what you experienced. I'll be sure to pass along your kind words to... More

Dehiwala, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

the rooms were cozy and the ppl were very nice and helpful specially the mr Asela the reception ppl and all the guys at the buffet,. the food was tasty and the view from the balcony was amazing. i am definitely going there again soon

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Lee W, Manager at The Surf Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Yoshan, I'm glad to hear you had such a pleasant and comfortable stay! Your experience is what we want for all our guests. It was a pleasure hosting you, and we look forward to your next stay. Thank you and feel free to contact us with questions you may have regarding your future reservations. More

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I spent two nights in this hotel and had a wonderful stay.The staff were very friendly and polite and not overbearing.They certainly made us feel at home.I must say the service was excellent from top to bottom. It was the Sinhala and Tamil New year and the staff had gone to great lengths to organise so many... More

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Lee W, Manager at The Surf Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Dineshi, Thank you so much for staying with us over the New Year holidays. We are very happy to hear that you received a good service from our staff and enjoyed the special events that was organized to celebrate the New Year. I will check with our Chef regarding the suggestion you have made and try to enhance our... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a wonderful time at The Surf. The food was good and the service excellent. The rooms were quite nice and comfortable as well. I Would certainly recommend this hotel to anyone who wishes to take trip to Bentota...

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Lee W, Manager at The Surf Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We would like to thank you for recommending our hotel on TripAdvisor and sharing your experience with everyone. I hope our staff and the facilities did meet your expectations and that you received a very good value for the money spent. Thank you again and please feel free to contact us if you need any assistance with your... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent 3 nights in this hotel and used it to wrap our vacation to Sri lanka and Maldives. I was excited to go and chill out on the beach, pay the amount of money that will guarantee a suitable enviroment for a beach hotel. Everything was simply amazing, room location was perfectly good next to the pool. Bed was... More

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Lee W, Manager at The Surf Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Mohammad, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. I’m pleased that you were very positive regarding the facility “ Everything was simply amazing, room location was perfectly good next to the pool. Bed was overlooking the beach and the pool” We really take any suggestions for improvement very seriously and investigate each area where we... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent 2 nights here as part of a trip around Sri Lanka and had a wonderful time. Staff were very polite and friendly though not overbearing. Room was lovely and as you would expect for a 4 star hotel. Buffets were lovely and good value for the amount of food on offer; breakfast was especially tasty. Pools were well maintained... More

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Lee W, Manager at The Surf Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Stephn, Thank you very much for sharing your experience about our hotel on TripAdvisor. We are happy to see that you were able to enjoy your stay (even if it was a short one) and our services and facilities met your expectation. I do apologize about the problem you had with the temperature of the shower (even if it... More

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Additional Information about The Surf Hotel

Also Known As:
The Surf Bentota Hotel
The Surf Bentota Hotel Bentota
Lihiniya Surf Bentota
Lihiniya Surf
Hotel Lihiniya Surf
Lihiniya Surf Hotel
Address: Beach Road, Bentota, Bentota, Sri Lanka (Formerly Lihiniya Surf Hotel)
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle District > Bentota
Amenities:
Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Bentota
#9 Romantic Hotel in Bentota
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Surf Hotel 3.5*
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