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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Right on the beach. Our room was immaculate it opened out on to the pool. Great food and very friendly staff. The restaurant Manager Kanchana was beautiful and so attentive, friendly and I loved his smile. We caught the train from Colombo and walked off the platform into the hotel to be greeted with refreshments once in the hotel you... More 

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

Dear Valued Guest, Greetings from The Surf Hotel - Bentota. Thank you for the lovely review. Its a pleasure to note that you have enjoyed the rooms, great food, and the friendly staff specially Kanchana. Looking forward to welcome you again. Take care and good luck. More 

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78 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed this hotel so much I tried to stay a second night but alas the early departure would have been too much before a full day meeting so it was only a one night wonder. The room intro and guest compendium were the best I have encountered in Sri Lanka but still lacked a site layout map so finding the... More 

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

Dear Valued Guest, Greetings from The Surf Hotel - Bentota Thank you very much for the lovely and lengthy review. Its a pleasure to note that you have enjoyed the pools, restaurants, spa, bar and the beach. Looking forward to welcome you again at the hotel. Take care and good luck. More 

Palmerston North, New Zealand
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18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is your generic large resort style hotel and it's OK, but in comparison to the other places we stayed on our 2 week tour of Sri Lanka, definitely at the bottom of the list. The rooms are on the smallish side, with a nice deck, but the bathroom was not as clean as it could be. The dining room... More 

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

Dear Valued Guest, Greetings from The Surf Hotel - Bentota. Thank you very much for the review. All the contents of the review is well noted and will be forwarded to the relevant departments for action. Looking forward to welcome you again. Take care and good luck. More 

New Delhi, India
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21 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great Amenities, An Amazing View, Beautifully located property. The staff of the hotel is helpful and service provided is great. The rooms are huge and with terrace . The major attraction of the hotel is long pool. Overall , it was a pleasant stay !

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

Dear Ms Deepti M, Greetings from The Surf Hotel - Bentota Thank you for the lovely review. Its a pleasure to note that you have enjoyed the amazing view, beautifully located property, helpful staff and their great service and the long pool. Looking forward to welcome you again at The Surf Hotel. Take care and good luck. More 

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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great hotel with nice view great amenities and good service, to top it this hotel has its own big amazing beach.....wha else do you need??? Food is also great with such options and great quality

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

Dear Valued Guest, Greetings from The Surf Hotel - Bentota. Thank you very much for the lovely review. Its a pleasure to note that you have enjoyed the nice view, great amenities, good service, the food and the amazing beach. Looking forward to welcome you again at The Surf Hotel. More 

Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Surf, as the name states is a must stay property at Bentota. We were enthralled by our experience here. They go out of the way to make your stay extremely pleasurable. They left no stone unturned wherein I had requested them to arrange for a surprise Dinner by the beach for our anniversary. Would love to go back here... More 

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

Dear Valued Guest, Greetings from The Surf Hotel - Bentota Thank you very much for the lovely review and categorizing us as 5 stars and a must stay hotel in Bentota. Its a pleasure to note that the staff have gone out of their way to make your stay an extremely pleasurable one. Hoping to see you soon at The... More 

Colombo, Sri Lanka
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went for two days booking two rooms. Although we were at 2 pm only one room was given after 30 minutes. The second room was given only after 3.30 pm. The rooms were ok but the restaurant was noisy due to travelers from a neighbouring country. I understood that these are a privileged lot as the managers put up... More 

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

Dear Mr Pradeep K, Greetings from The Surf Hotel - Bentota Thank you very much for taking time to write a review. The contents of your review is well noted and will be shared with relevant departments. Looking forward to welcome you again at The Surf hotel. Take care and good luck. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had traveled down to Bentota with two friends of mine who were foreigners and we all agreed that our stay at The Surf was one of the best hotels we have ever stayed in. And this was mainly due to the sheer hospitality of the hotel and the ability for each staff member to make you feel as welcome... More 

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

Dear Ms Charulatha P, Greetings from The Surf Hotel - Bentota. Thank you very much for the lovely review. Its a pleasure to note that you have enjoyed the exceptional hospitality, food and the karaoke. Thank you very much for recommending us. Looking forward to welcome you again. Take care and good luck. More 

Adelaide, Australia
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for a family getway and it was less than average. On arrival we entered one of our rooms to find that the kettle didnt work and one of our complimentary waters was already opened and half empty...We had booked two rooms with king beds only to find they had given us two rooms with two single beds... More 

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

Dear Valued Guest, Greetings from The Surf Hotel - Bentota. Thank you very much for your review. The content of your review is well noted and will be cascaded to the relevant departments. Thank you once again for taking time to write a review and hoping to welcome you again at The Surf. Take care and good luck. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It was a nice experience. 3 beautiful pools, great room service, ambience,water aerobics, lounge bar, karaoke ,the back massage at the spa there was the most awesome that i ever had. Loved it . I wud love to go back some day. Only shortage of veg fud was a little annoying

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

Dear Valued Guest, Greetings from The Surf Hotel - Bentota. Thank you very much for the lovely review. Its a pleasure to note that you have enjoyed the beautiful pools, room service, ambiance, water aerobics, lounge bar, karaoke and specially the SPA. Looking forward to welcome you again. Take care and good luck. More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge

Additional Information about The Surf Hotel

Address: Beach Road, Bentota, Bentota, Sri Lanka (Formerly Lihiniya Surf Hotel)
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Bentota
Price Range: $96 - $221 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Surf Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 95
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Also Known As:
The Surf Bentota Hotel Bentota
Lihiniya Surf Bentota
Hotel Lihiniya Surf
Lihiniya Surf Hotel
Hotel Style:
#5 Luxury Hotel in Bentota
#6 Spa Hotel in Bentota
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Bentota
#7 Family Hotel in Bentota
#10 Romantic Hotel in Bentota
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