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The Surf Hotel

#11 of 26 Hotels in Bentota
Certificate of Excellence
Beach Road, Bentota, Bentota, Sri Lanka (Formerly Lihiniya Surf Hotel)
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Ranked #11 of 26 Hotels in Bentota
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
WPH2014 Colombo, Sri Lanka
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was our 4th Visit to 'The Surf' Bentota which is just 1.5 hours away from the busy surroundings of Colombo. We managed to get a room despite the hotel being in high demand and before it got full. We had a great time - sang 'karaoke' at the 'chill out' offered FOC for in-house guests and had two Spa... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Service is very slow , phone in room not working , plz make some improvements in in room.but beach and pool very clean food is not much standard, views is very beautiful from room. Parking the vehicle very far from hotel no driver to park the car.

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Bentota, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great place to stay in Bentota, nice location and beach even though sea was bit too rough to swim, but we enjoyed the beautiful beach, good value for money company other hotel we stayed in Sri Lanka Fiona rooeny

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Pune, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We holidayed at The Surf, over the New Year 2014-15, for 4 blissful days! The room was very good, the sweeping view of the Indian Ocean was such a pleasure and the room service staff very polite. I would like to make a special mention of the head of maintenance, whose name i do not recall, but he made quite... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good Place to enjoy your holidays. Nice two pools, Wonderful long beach. Staff is very helpful and friendly. Bath room is clean but better to upgrade up to 4-5 star level. Room Lighting design should be upgraded into modern design. Lunch & Dinner buffet to be upgraded and more verities to be added. Breakfast buffet is very good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a good hotel for that price range. Management was flexible and the food was great. Well you cannot expect the feel of a 5 star but surely this hotel is a good place to stay and there is a huge tree which looks amazing throughout night and day crowded with birds just in front of the hotel. Made... More 

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This charming hotel is all you need for a perfect holiday. The staff is just wonderful. Always getting you work a big broad smile. The two pools are 'oh so wonderful' and the beach is just at a stone's throw. The spa is professionally run and doesn't fall short delighting you. Everything is just perfect. Perhaps, if they could add... More 

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Central Romania, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed there 2 nights on my first visit. The beach resort had a fabulous views of the beach. We stayed deluxe room on the 2nd floor. Nice and big room. Very comfortable!!! Food is delicious, we liked all what we tried. Two swimming pools are clean and calm. Highly recommend for beach relax. Staff was very friendly,helpful and assisted... More 

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

We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. Nothing is more important to us than the comfort of our valued guests and your feedback is truly a reflection of that achievement. Thank you for appreciating our rooms ,food and the ambiance and most of all our staff services. We look forward to welcome you once again to The... More 

Kuwait, Al Kuwayt, Kuwait
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Surf is an amazing hotel, location, beach and pool. However the human capital needs better training in serving its guests. Here's an example; My wife walked into the room and found there are men painting (for repair) she had to kick them out. As for me, my personal issue was with the restaurant's management. I ordered Fish & Chips... More 

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

We would like to thank you for your recent stay with us and taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor. It is a great pleasure to note that you enjoyed the great location and the amenities that we had to offer during your stay. Dear Mr. Hussain As we are maintaining a full occupancy at the moment, we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived very early in the morning and had a warm welcome. Our room, 151 had everything we wanted and made all the more special with the views of the pool and beach. The breakfast buffet selection was extensive and everyone in the hotel gave a friendly, good standard of service.

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

I am so glad that you felt compelled to write a review about your stay with us at The Surf Hotel Bentota, and thrilled to hear that you feel you made the right choice! I agree we have the friendliest staff who always staving to give the best service to our guest. Hope you return again for another stay with... More 

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