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The Surf Hotel

#12 of 27 Hotels in Bentota
Certificate of Excellence
Beach Road, Bentota, Bentota, Sri Lanka (Formerly Lihiniya Surf Hotel)
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Ranked #12 of 27 Hotels in Bentota
Certificate of Excellence
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Surf was a great place to stay, excellent property, friendly staff, great location, had gone with the family for a holiday and everyone enjoyed themselves.....special credit to the staff. While the food in the hotel is good, one can try the local cuisines right outside and within walking distance from the hotel. Recommended for holiday stay.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This place has the worst service as the staff is chosen from the same area as the hotel and infected with touts,tuk tuk drivers and beach boys so no freedom for guests.So stay away from this place.Never allow you know to go there.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

IT'S THE WORSE HOTEL I HAVE EVER BEEING!!!!!!! can't sleep at night the rooms are very nice but very badly isolated ..so you hear all the bla bla and music of your neighbors….can't get any service!!coming to the hotel after visiting around you can't be served you can't get something to drink!!!!no service at all!!!!!.i have never ever seen something... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Reception can only check-in 2 guests at the time leaving other guests sitting around bored! when we did get to our room there were no Towels in the Bathroom! After the room was cleaned the next day again No towels. We went for drinks at the Pool Bar at 6:45pm but there were no staff in attendance? Apparently the bar... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed one night there with my family and it was a great experience. Hotel staff was very friendly and the food was tasty. We got well cleaned rooms with the sea view and all other required facilities. Overall they have everything for a perfect beach vacation.

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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 environment and services. We look forward to welcome you once again to The Surf Hotel Bentota. More 

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited with some of my office mates and amazed with the experience that far better than our expectation. Hotel is very convenient to visit by both personal vehicles and public transport including bus and train. Situated between see and the coastal railway line just in-front of the Bentota railway station. Rooms are nice and clean (but bit old since this... More 

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

Thank you for taking the trouble of sharing your experiences about your recent stay at The Surf Hotel Bentota. We are delighted to note that you were extremely happy with the resort and its services and had a memorable stay with us Thank you once again for choosing to stay at The Surf Hotel Bentota and for your feedback. We... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hotel is much better after renovation. They have transformed this to a nice landscape. New pool is large and could accommodate a bigger crowd. I would say they have done the maximum to the interior, but the former structure seems to be a barrier for any changes to the hotel itself. Rooms are clean, but you don't feel comfortable with... More 

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

Thank you for selecting The Surf Hotel Bentota as your holiday destination. Thank you also for taking the time and trouble to post a review of your holiday experience. However we have noted the comments you have made about the comfortableness of the room. I have already up dated my Executive housekeeper about the matter and we have immediately taken... More 

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited this hotel last weekend with friends. First impression was amazing. The front and reception had a distinctive design. Nice and different setting. Perfect ambiance! At the reception you don’t get any clue as in where the rooms and dining areas are. At the reception, until the checking done, we were greeted by a delicious iced tea, of which the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Superb place for relaxation, and ultimate sea touch property, infact all rooms have sea view and very well maintained resort, staff was very polite and helpful. Morning breakfast variety of spread out and value for money

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

It is a pleasure to have you 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 very relaxing .We hope to welcome you once again to The Surf Hotel Bentota. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been to a few beaches in India( Puri, Chennai, Mandarmoni), but experience of beach with Surf Hotel in background was just awesome and memorable to me and my family. Visited surf during Oct'14 with family. Check in was smooth being an international traveler, Corridor is a bit long, but its all worth when you come outside towards beach,... More 

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

Many thanks for visiting us and we are certain that you have had an enjoyable stay. We are so delighted to hear you had a great time. We look forward to welcoming you again with Surf Hospitality. More 

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