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The Surf Hotel

#10 of 26 Hotels in Bentota
Certificate of Excellence
Beach Road, Bentota, Bentota, Sri Lanka (Formerly Lihiniya Surf Hotel)
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Ranked #10 of 26 Hotels in Bentota
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
Elliott_and_Kat London, United Kingdom
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed here for our last two nights in Sri Lanka, but we could have stayed here for a good week. It was a great way to end the holiday with some luxury and relaxation. Lovely hotel, great rooms, great balconies overlooking the beautiful beach palm trees and sea. Great pools and sunbathing areas. The hotel opens out onto a... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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68 reviews 68 reviews
24 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were very happy with 'the Surf'. The resort is expansive, clean and has a very responsive staff. The rooms were well done and very clean. The balcony of the room open up to the sea and has a great breeze going. The 2 large pool and the kiddie pool was all very clean and well maintained. All in All,... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Do I want to blog, or should I just continue to enjoy the aftertaste of my weekend getaway??? OK, so I've decided to re-live the whole great experience by blogging about it :) What a weekend!!!!! It's one of those rare times that I have Nothing ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to complaint about, except maybe the lousy weather, which really didn't deter... More 

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

Thank you for choosing The Surf Hotel as your holiday destination and we are delighted to hear that your stay with us was very enjoyable. We take pride in our work and the team is pleased to know that you have loved our services, facilities and appreciate the staff. You scored us 100% and this will motivate all of us... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We have stayed in the hotel for one night, it was worse hotel during our stay in Sri Lanka, the hotel is not clean at all. Bathrooms are small. Furniture is old...it is 3 * hotel only...service is very very bad...we do not recommend this hotel at all.

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

First of all I would like to thank you for taking the time to share your comments on your recent stay with us. We do regret that we did not meet your expectations during the time you spent at the Surf Hotel Bentota. I regret that service received during your vacation did not live up to the expectations Please accept... More 

Sabac, Serbia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Incredible polite staff at reception, room, restaurant, pool and beach.Sri Lankan helpfulness mixed with a wide smile. Especially delicious food with world famous spices grown locally. In this special hotel without fences we have direct contact with nature, long beautiful beach and endless ocean. The most beautiful vacation in life.

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

Thank you for choosing The Surf Bentota and thank you for taking the time to share a review here on Trip Advisor. We are delighted to hear your stay with us is the most beautiful vacation in life. And it is so inspiring to hear that our reception staff is incredibly polite. We are glade you enjoyed our rooms, view,... More 

Moldova
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

This hotel is the best of all the hotels we've visited. The most expensive too, but still, it worth the money. First of all the room. It is very nice arranged, the staff has a great sense of design and knows everything about what a guest might need. In 11 nights we felt like home. We had some trips on... More 

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Karunarathna A, General Manager at The Surf Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write us an honest review following your recent stay with us. Firstly we are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed our views, room and its facilities. Secondly we are glad that you had a warm welcome at the reception and also to hear our staff is pleasant, polite and able to assist... More 

New Delhi, India
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Had we not chosen this property for our anniversary, our holiday would have been so incomplete. If I ever come back again to Bentota, I would only do so to stay in this beautifully located hotel. received a warm welcome with an amazing welcome drink. Loved the room given to us on the ground floor which had a huge swimming... More 

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Karunarathna A, General Manager at The Surf Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing The Surf Bentota and thank you for taking the time to share a review here on Trip Advisor. It was pleasure to have you both as our guests and it is so inspiring to hear that you had enjoyed our rooms,view, food and the ambiance,also the stay was such memorable. Your comments will be shared with... More 

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

this hotel have two swimming pool, the long swimming pool and the deep swimming pool. for the long swimming pool if you take the room no 141 to 150, the pool only 6 steps from your room door. the beach very nice. the staff very friendly. for the security wise, no worries as the guard are there for 24 hours.... More 

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Karunarathna A, General Manager at The Surf Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing you feedback on your recent stay at The Surf Bentota. We are delighted your stay was enjoyable. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. More 

Maitland, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

My wife and I just spend a wonderful week at The Surf resort. The location with its open front to the beach is magnificent and with the staff, management and beatiful rooms created a great atmosphere for a weeks vacation. Everyone at the hotel goes beyond expectations to ensure your stay is comfortable and enjoyable. Our room outlook to both... More 

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Karunarathna A, General Manager at The Surf Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of The Surf Bentota following your recent stay with us. We are delighted that your stay was a pleasant one and service exceeded your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. More 

Kochi (Cochin), India
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We received a very warm and cordial welcome when we checked into the hotel on 26th January 2015.The welcome drink served to us was awesome and we savoured each sip.The checkin was smooth and we were in our room within 10 minutes. The room was spotlessly clean and beautiful.It was actually home away from home. Breakfast spread was amazing, catering... More 

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Karunarathna A, General Manager at The Surf Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and providing feedback on your recent stay. We appreciate positive comments and glad you enjoyed your holiday feeling home away for home, also I am happy to know that you enjoyed our food. Thank you for staying with us and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. More 

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