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The Surf Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Beach Road, Bentota, Bentota, Sri Lanka (Formerly Lihiniya Surf Hotel)
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Ranked #9 of 25 hotels in Bentota
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Saigeetha Mangalore, India
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Mangalore, India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had been to Srilanka last month during the long weekend and had stayed in 4 different hotels during our 5 days stay.The surf hotel was one of the best of all the hotels.The room was super good with fantastic view.I would like to opt the same hotel during our next visit.Loved the night buffet very much.Dessert spread was the... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we received a very warm welcome.and the lady at the reception had a very good command of english, who explained to us all charges in detail. all staff were very friendly, the food was fantastic. the beach was lovely.will visit again,

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just arrived home from a 13 day stay in this hotel (14th August, 2014). We were supposed to be a group of 5 but due to unforeseen circumstances, 3 of our party had to fall out. So it was just me and my 10 year old daughter. I have read the other reviews and can only confirm the cleanliness of... More

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

Dear Dolores & Miranda, Thank you so much for the great review and taking time to give a detailed experience about your stay at The Surf hotel. It is very encouraging to see that our staff was attentive and took care of both of you while staying with us. Just want to mention that we all enjoyed having you here... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I Devshan Perera and my wife went to the surf on our honeymoon and I couldn't ask for more. Superb place and great hospitality. Perfect location and also the pools are amazing.. Great food I must add and the rooms are really clean and service is on time. Every staff member is so friendly that even if anyone went alone... More

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

Dear Devshan, Thank you for taking the time to fill out such a fantastic review! I have shared your feedback with our entire team, and they join me in thanking you and wishing you and your wife a happy wedded life. More

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was at the hotel a couple of weekends ago with our little daughter. Had a lovely stay. The staff was very friendly and helpful. A plus point was the great beach right in front of the hotel and of course the lovely views from the room. The food was good. The room was clean. Our little one really enjoyed the... More

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

Dear Nilu, It is so great to see that you along with your family had a great experience while staying at The Surf hotel. We like to thank you for posting this lovely comment and wish to see you back here when you are in town. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our stay in June. Sorry that this review is a little dated. They were offering a good discount and it was really worth it, The staff was wonderful, especially a very helpful lady at the reception named Geetanjali, The buffet was good too. The hotel is nicely done and we had an amazing view of the ocean.... More

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

Dear Lashika, Thank you very much for the five star review despite some issues you had to face during your stay. I will speak with our engineering department and monitor the chlorine levels to make sure they are at proper levels. Also, we have done some services to our A/C units which have increased the performance. We would love to... More

Hong Kong, China
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel can at best be described as pleasant with a relaxed feel. One of the problems is that this also extends to the staff with a below average level of service that is slow and at times non-existent. The hotel is located on a lovely Beach (with surf) and all of the rooms have sea and beach facing views.... More

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

Dear Mateo, Thank you very much for sharing your experience about our property. We would like to apologize for not meeting your expectations as far as the service provided and the conditions of the rooms. We would make sure to address these issues and implement certain training programs for the staff. In addition, we have replaced our linens and bathroom... More

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We checked into the hotel last w/ end. From the moment we entered we were delighted by the welcome of the staff and the welcome drink was something special. The rooms were very neat and tidy. Good food and above all the view from the balcony was superb.

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

Dear Viranjan, Thank you very much for recommending The Surf hotel on TripAdvisor. It is so wonderful to see that you enjoyed lovely iced tea we are famous for. I will make sure to pass your compliments to the staff and please feel free to get in touch with us for assistance when planning your next trip to Bentota. More

London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here with our little daughter. Everything about it was great. The food and the location was very good. Undergoing renovations currently. Exceptional service from some of the staff namely pathum from front office and isuru from the restaurant. Even the General Manager came and spoke to us and checked if we needed anything. A few grumpy and unsmiling staff... More

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

Dear Dunu, Thank you for sharing your most recent experience here at The Surf hotel. We appreciate your kind words regarding our location, cleanliness of rooms, spa, and overall service. However, I'm disappointed to see that you came across some unfriendly staff members. We will do our best to educate all our staff to avoid such behavior in the future.... More

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

my husband and I stayed at the Surf last week and we absolutely loved it. the superior rooms by the beach are lovely and the beach itself is well maintained, nice and long... Special mentions to Harsha who was so pleasant and lovely, always ready to help! she made our stay extra warmer. the rooms are quiet and cosy..just the... More

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

Dear Kauchi, Thank you very much for recommending The Surf hotel on TripAdvisor. It is a great pleasure to hear that you absolutely loved the location and rooms of our property. Also, thank you for sharing your experience about the our F&B services and will make sure to attend to those matters with our Chef and restaurant staff. We hope... More

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Address: Beach Road, Bentota, Bentota, Sri Lanka (Formerly Lihiniya Surf Hotel)
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Bentota
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Surf Hotel 4*
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Also Known As:
The Surf Bentota Hotel Bentota
Lihiniya Surf Bentota
Hotel Lihiniya Surf
Lihiniya Surf Hotel

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