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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful hotel. Sensational views. Not great for those with walking problems due to steps leading to different levels. Hotel itself simple but very effective with a fantastic wifi connection. Food very good and a place where u can order fish and chips, spaghetti bolognaise or cheesecake or black forest gateaux . Tequila sunrise cocktails are the best I've had. Lots... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The surf no doubt is wonderfully located especially if you take the room which faces the beach, but that's the only good thing I found in this hotel. The staff at the reception were very king but the room service was extremely slow and terrible or rather the service in general was extremely slow. It seemed that they were short... More 

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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Oh how we loved this hotel. Wasn't flashy and up market. Had a slight motel feel about it. Rooms were excellent. Great decor. All rooms have sea view.and what a view. 2 story building walk out onto the lawn straight into the beach. Lovely and clean. Staff great. Breakfast plentiful. Spa a little over priced. Night life..nothing really to do.... More 

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ludhiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

a must visit place. service , food and stay was very comfortable. easy access to beach and swimming pools added to our enjoyment. the trains may disturb u initially but it makes the place much more approachable for short walking trips around.

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Riyadh Province, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

One of the best resorts I stayed in, in Sri Lanka. Comfortable rooms, great swimming pool and awesome private beach. One of the great things was its terrace which was facing the beach. Would totally recommend.

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Thank hibamueen
Colombo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our 5th visit to Surf and we had a lovely holiday as always. Location is fantastic. Beautiful beach, very relaxing atmosphere and the food is very good too. Service at the hotel is good although the same level of efficiency was not experienced at the booking office in Colombo. Rooms are excellent and facilities were great. Enjoyed 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 review. Its a pleasureto note that you have enjoyed the fantastic location, the beach, food, karaoke and the service of the staff. 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 1 week ago via mobile

Positives. Great beach, superb hopitality( thanks saman) breakfast was good , rooms were nice and comfortable . All rooms are sea facing which is great.. if u want privacy take the first floor rooms .if it's the pool u want then take the delux rooms by the pool.they there is a tuk tuk service rite outside the hotel which have... 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 beach, hospitality, breakfast. Looking forward to welcome you again at The Surf Hotel. More 

Ahmedabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are a lot of beach resorts in Bentota. However The Surf is one of the best. Nice big rooms and all rooms face the ocean. The 1st floor rooms offer more privacy, but is you are a beach person then the ground floor rooms opens right off the beach. Good food in all meals can be expected. Hotel is... 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. Its a pleasure to note that you have enjoyed the beach, rooms and the food. Looking forward to welcome you again at The Surf Hotel. More 

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5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a room overlooking the pool and the beach. Very clean beach and well maintained. However, it gets lil crowded in the evenings. Karaoke nights was fun in the night. The breakfast spread was great as well. My only quibble is that they do not provide in room slippers and robe. Also only 2 small bottles of water in a... More 

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

Dear Ms Megha S, Greetings from The Surf Hotel - Bentota. Thank you for the lovely review. Its a pleasure to note that you have enjoyed the pool, beach, karaoke and breakfast. Looking forward to welcome you again at The Surf Hotel. More 

Milan, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were at the surf hotel just for a night before starting our trip in south Sri Lanka. It is a Beautiful hotel, spacious room, very kind staff, delicious breakfast. Beautiful tables located just few meters from the see and amazing see&sand. Highly suggested . Enjoy

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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 beautiful hotel, the room, kind staff, breakfast and the amazing sea. Loooking forward to welcome you again. More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about The Surf Hotel

Address: Beach Road, Bentota, Bentota 80500, Sri Lanka (Formerly Lihiniya Surf Hotel)
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Bentota
Price Range: $89 - $251 (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 Family Hotel in Bentota
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Bentota
#10 Romantic Hotel in Bentota
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