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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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Ranked #10 of 26 hotels in Bentota
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
Jeewana Y Matara, Sri Lanka
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    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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Matara, Sri Lanka
1 review
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

very good hotel for spend a holiday.very good hospitality and service.I had the most fabulous time at the Surf Hotel Bentota.The rooms were brilliant and quite big. They have two big pools and that stretch of the beach .

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

My self and wife had a good time at the Hotel . Booked on 19/20 July 2014( Room 139 ) Food ,Rooms & Hospitality of the staff was Very Good . We stayed at the same hotel about 10 yrs back . After the refurbishments the hotel looks beautiful . Staff was helpful and Special mention should be Given to... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Friendly staff, clean rooms with a view of their long beach, two pools at each end of the property where we relaxed a whole afternoon in! A'la carte is minimal but what they do have is good. The buffet has both local and western dishes. My wife suggests that they could probably have more seafood on the buffet (prawns/crabs) :p.... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My girlfriend and I had the most fabulous time at the Surf Hotel Bentota. Much much better than any Resort in Western Australia. Tremendous service, stunning beach and of-course the food. “ “Mind blowing”” Can’t wait to go back .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I visited this hotel recently and I was amazed by the quality of service offered by this hotel. The staff was very hospitable and the hostess went out of her way to ensure that every customer was comfortable after checking in. The rooms were brilliant and quite big. They have two big pools and that stretch of the beach is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I spent two nights in this hotel and had a wonderful stay. Lovely hotel with a perfect ambiance for relaxing, we really enjoyed the place. The rooms are absolutely excellent and the service too. Two swimming pools and the longest beach I could imagine with golden sandy beach, one pool has a length of 50 meters and... More

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

I have been to many hotels in downsouth area but this is the worst hotel I have ever been to. First of all I should say that I decided to go there after going through the wonderful comments in this site. I was mistaken bigtime as the hotel is nowhere near the high rankings. The lunch buffet was a disaster... More

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Cologne, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good hotel! Very nice beach! Nice and perfect service 24 hours a day! Very good and various diner! Delicious! Very good rooms and pools! We would like to come back. The staff is very friendly and helpful.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed for a night during my vacation trip in sri lanka, check in was smooth, but once in room was awful, as washroom had issues, room mirror was kind a black, lcd tv had big scratch, so finally asked them to change room which took them more that 45 mins to decide and finally they change the room which was... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a wonderful & memorable weekend.had so much of fun with family. Heart touching welcome with good variety of food. Wonderful stay overlooking the beach. Very quiet surrounding for a peaceful mind to read a book laying on the poolside. Ideal hide way for a busy life.

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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:3.5 star — The Surf Hotel 3.5*
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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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Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
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#3 Family Hotel in Bentota #6 On the Beach Hotel in Bentota #9 Romantic Hotel in Bentota
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