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The Surf Hotel

#17 of 29 Hotels in Bentota
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3.0 of 5
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Beach Road, Bentota, Bentota, Sri Lanka (Formerly Lihiniya Surf Hotel)
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colombo
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36 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is the former Lihiniya Surf Hotel. Beautiful beach front hotel in Bentota. Located closed to Bentota Beach Hotel. Lobby area is not attractive. Rooms are spacious and clean with a great view of the sea. Staff is friendly. Food is excellent especially Sri Lankan food. This hotel is always filled with foreign guests. Beach is clean and sunny. Beware... More 

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Thank maheshika
-manchester
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17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went for early evening meal here. We sat outside waiting for the sun to set over the Indian Ocean. Bentota beach certainly lives up to its name. Ordered Tequila sunrise cocktail and toll lots of photos. This hotel is simply beautiful. Lots of different areas to complement your mood. The surf menu was great. All types of food on offer... More 

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

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you very much for the lovely comments about the beauty of the Hotel, the location, the menu and the restaurants. We look forward to welcoming you again at The Surf. Thank you once again for taking time to write a review. Good luck!! More 

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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32 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good pace for relaxing,ocean view rooms preferable rather than Swimming pool rooms. Better to improvize Vegetarian Meals as less choice.Staff should be more smiling and cooperative,it seems they aren't paid well or on timely basis.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was an amazing property hugging the shore line, with the most amazing swimming pools. The food in the coffee shop and the breakfast spread had a homely taste to it. Loved the attentive service from the reception counter. The rooms that opened out into the swimming pool area and along with the view of the sea first thing in... More 

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

Dear Ms Sheelasarath, Thank you very much for taking time to write a review about our "Amazing Property" it was our pleasure having you and so pleased to hear that you have enjoyed the food, the attention at the reception, the pools and the beach. Looking forward to seeing you again with us. More 

Homagama, Sri Lanka
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best beach stay Hotel in Bentota. Feel like home ,friendly staff long two swimming pools . Really enjoy each stay with various food collections. Highly recommend for beach stay where the longest beach frount in Bentota.

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1 Thank Sugeeswara D
Asela K, General Manager at The Surf Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mr Sugeeswara, Thank you very much for your lovely comments about the hotel,our beautiful beach, our friendly staff and the two pools. It is indeed a pleasure to have you with us and hope to see you soon. More 

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

3 of us stayed early January 2016 . Location is great , right on the beach We had a room with direct pool access which was nice . What let this place down was the very poor service . One meal we were served our food

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Chennai (Madras), India
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113 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed with my family here for a day during our vacation. This is an excellent hotel with great rooms and a fantastic beach. The beaches in Bentota are very good for bathing and water games. Had a great time here. The room service was slow and poor, but over all a great experience. Wish we could have stayed longer.... More 

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

Dear CyrilGubbi & Family Thank you very much for the lovely comments. and also happy to announce that we have already rectified the Wifi issue. Please do plan to visit us again. good luck to you and your family. More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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68 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this was a last hotel in our trip. it was just great . it had a awesome view of the sea. food was good and staff hospitable.The rooms open directly to the beach and one can sit and spend time . The swimming pool is great and a nice place to relax.

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

Dear Arvindan it is very happy to note that you have enjoyed and had a great time with us . Please do visit us again at 'The Surf Hotel " to enjoy our hospitality in your next trip to Sri lanka . thank you very much for spending time in posting a review . Good luck to you and your... More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the best beach resorts I have ever visited. You can experience the beach at your room..just amazing..this resort is at very good location and wonderful place to be visited..staff is very good and cooperative..(especially the met an executive who was very charming and helpful)

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1 Thank AKTheGr8
Asela K, General Manager at The Surf Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, It is indeed a pleasure to hear that you had a amazing stay in our well located beach rooms. We will pass on to the team the compliments made with regard to their excellent service. We look forward to welcoming you back to THE SURF HOTEL soon. Thank you and good luck More 

Singapore, Singapore
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14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent 3 nights at The Surf Hotel in Bentota towards the end of our trip. We had a ground floor room which opened up to the beach. The beach at Bentota is amazing with clean water, fine sand and big waves. We arrived at the hotel quite late and were shown to a room which was close to the... More 

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

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for your detailed review. Please accept our sincere apologies for the inconvenience you have experienced during your stay with us. Your constructive observations are well noted and we will certainly take measures to improve the services as pointed by you. We look forward to welcoming you again. Thank you and good luck. More 

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