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Beach Road, Bentota 80500 Sri Lanka
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 06/16/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 06/16/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#11 of 34 hotels in Bentota
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EKHO Surf, the beach resort on the “golden mile” of Bentota is among the best resorts anywhere on the coast. Whether it's roving around on the pristine beach or experiencing the rush of adventure water sports EKHO Surf creates the perfect space to keep you and your loved ones entertained. The property brings together golden sunsets, soft sand and sprawling lawn—A tropical beach side resort with secluded privacy, EKHO Surf is the perfect beach getaway. The stylishly designed 26 deluxe rooms, 71 superior rooms and the 3 suites with one offering a Jacuzzi and private balcony with a view of what is known to be the longest stretch of beach on the southwest coast, immerses one to a sublime state of serenity and tropical bliss. EKHO Surf Bentota has two restaurants. A seafood restaurant & Bar and a main restaurant serving multi-cuisine. In addition to that, the resident chef de cuisine at the property is ever ready to excite your taste buds with some delicious local flavours.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Airport transportation
Spa
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Poolside bar
Taxi service
Foot massage
Head massage
Massage
24-hour security
Concierge
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Ocean View
Family
Languages Spoken
English

Location

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Grade: 72 out of 100
25Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
1Attractionwithin 0.3 miles
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ang139 wrote a review Yesterday
Doha, Qatar4 contributions5 helpful votes
We spent the last weekend at ekho surf benthota with 3 other families and all I could say is that we enjoyed every single minute over there. Rooms were spacious and beds were comfortable. The hotel is overlooking the beach and it is amazing. Staff is extremely nice and helpful. They went out of their way to full fill our needs as we were with kids. And they are very hard working. The lunch, dinner and breakfast buffet was great. The food was delicious. I would like to thank all the staff for their amazing hospitality and would definitely visit the hotel again.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Anoop C wrote a review Jan 7
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I had a wonderful time staying at the Bentota Surf Beach resort, the property is of pristine standards, one of the best value for money properties in Sri Lanka. I had visited them during my Sri Lanka travel in the first week of Dec 2021, where me and 4 of my other friends had leisure stay at their property for 3 nights, I must say staffs at Bentota surf are very courteous and polite to all our requests. I should call out couple of them namely Vignesh (Pool side helper), and Mr. Kanchan, who even at his elderly age was very active and always there to help his guests at any time with a big smile on his face, until my stay at the property I have never seen him without that smile. Overall, I will say my memories at Bentota Surf will stay for long time, and I would strongly recommend others to also visit and experience their hospitality and their amazing sea view rooms of the beautiful Bentota Beach, I for one would visit again if provided with an chance!
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Date of stay: December 2021
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happyplum wrote a review Jan 1
Nugegoda, Sri Lanka67 contributions10 helpful votes
Soo this was our 4th trip to echo surf bento and they ripped off us ...the trip was not worth th price since it was nye they had special supplement of 6500 per head where they said its gona be soo happening.it was a such waste ...band was so cheap th best part was they played my bunny lies over th ocean in nye and trashy food was awful..desserts was awful. unlike previous visits surprisingly .they used to gd food also yummy breakfast buns .pool guy was rude we asked for a towel he said sry it was a busy day so towels are not available which he supposed tel us before we get in to pool. . so we had to walk just like that to room then to find towels are not placed in room either so we had to call them for towels then they showed up with one dirty towel corridors wer very unclean ..... rooms are not clean as earlier breakfast no croissants or Danish toster was broken...... lunch had same brearolls from nye party left over beked fish from nye was dressed as fish salad crappy nye desserts wer again placed for lunch ....all and all it was a waste of money not worth At all they just ripped off our hard earned money just like... that. I will never visit ekho again
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Before get in to pool ask for towels Food is totally crap ala crate is reasonable
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Aswathi N wrote a review Dec 2021
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We stayed at the surf hotel for 2 nights during our vacation in Sri Lanka. The property is spacious and well maintained with 2 pools and the perfect view of the beach. The best part about the hotel is their proximity to the beach and their courteous staff , special mention for Kanchana and Nishanta who made the effort to make our stay more than comfortable . We highly recommend to stay here to avail their service which is top notch !
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Salil Sharma wrote a review Dec 2021
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This hotel team has solution of all the problems. We were vegetarians and they specially told the Chef to make vegetable dishes for us at night before going at his place. We also had the best swimming pool experience. A special thanks to Kumudu, Kanchana, chef and other members of the hotel.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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PRICE RANGE
$61 - $131 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
the surf bentota hotel bentota, lihiniya surf bentota, hotel lihiniya surf, lihiniya surf hotel
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
The Surf Hotel
LOCATION
Sri LankaSouthern ProvinceGalle DistrictBentota
NUMBER OF ROOMS
95
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Frequently Asked Questions about EKHO Surf
Which popular attractions are close to EKHO Surf?
Nearby attractions include Bentota Beach (0.05 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at EKHO Surf?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at EKHO Surf?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at EKHO Surf?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at EKHO Surf?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to EKHO Surf?
Conveniently located restaurants include Vintage Restaurant, Bamboos Garden Restaurant Bentota, and Happy Garden Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at EKHO Surf?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does EKHO Surf have airport transportation?
Yes, EKHO Surf offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at EKHO Surf?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does EKHO Surf have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is EKHO Surf accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.