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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed November 6, 2016 via mobile

Cozy and clean hotel is ideal for short - term holidays! The ground floor rooms have direct access to the pool. On another hand, the ocean is just few steps away. You would definitely enjoy having your meals on the terrace of the hotel's restaurant, thanks to the ocean view and chipmunks who jumping around in hope you throw them...

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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 following your stay at our hotel and It’s a pleasure to that note that you have enjoyed our beach facing room, location. We hope you had a wonderful and memorable stay with us. Thank you once again for taking your time to write...

Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

Beginning thank the receptionist for the warm reception we have arrived to the hotel very early, at 5 am and tried every effort to provide room for us early The hotel is great and the view of the beach and pools very breathtaking and wonderful rooms especially ground The service is fantastic and the staff nice and a very good...

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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. It’s a pleasure to note that you have enjoyed the our hotel location, food, swimming pools and lovely commendation of our associates. We will indeed share your kind words with them. We hope you had a wonderful and memorable stay with us. Thank...

Chennai (Madras), India
Reviewed November 2, 2016

The only good thing about the hotel was that it was beach front and had a nice swimming pool. Rest all ruined the experience that was Lanka! None of the staff were courteous, far from it, they were rude (cutting calls halfway through conversation, lying about promises made during check in, helping only non subcontinent people, etc). The hotel itself...

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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. The contents are well noted and will be cascaded to relevant departments. Looking forward to welcome you again at the surf hotel. Take care and good luck.

Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

Very nice hotel with butifull ocean view and sound. Very funny animals. Perfect view for sunrises and sunsets. Good service. Intresting surprises from the room service. Good and tasty food. Malindu (GRE) helped us not to miss our flight, very good worker, polite and nice. We would like to come here again!

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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. It’s a pleasure to note that you have enjoyed the our hotel location, tasty food and super friendly services. Also it is glad to hear that our Guest Relation Executive Malindu has done his best to meet your expectations. We will indeed share...

Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

We liked this hotel. Very calm and very good location. Good service. The Malindu (GRE) very polite and good worker he helped us very much! Good food and not expencive food. Rooms vith ocean view and possibility to prctice surfing....

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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. It’s a pleasure to note that you have enjoyed the our hotel location. Also it is glad to hear that our Guest Relation Executive Malindu has done his best to meet your expectations. We will indeed share your kind words with them. Looking...

Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here in the last few nights of our visit to Sri Lanka. The view from the hotel is great, the pools are lovely the beach is clean. But for the price they charge to stay here the rooms are in serious need of an upgrade. The pillows were lumpy and old and the linen old...

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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. It’s a pleasure to note that you have enjoyed the our hotel location, food, swimming pool and lovely commendation of our associates. We will indeed share your kind words with them. Other contents are well noted and will be cascaded to relevant departments....

Kochi (Cochin), India
Reviewed October 31, 2016

stayed here for two nights .All rooms face the beach i think.Excellent location there are no lifts so a lot of walking to do if you are located on the top floor. but the view is very good . Food is good staff are friendly. This hotel is located right next to the Taj Bentota. very few shops near by...

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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 your feedback following your recent stay at the surf. We are glad to note that you have enjoyed the location, beach facing rooms and super friendly staff. Other contents are well noted and will cascaded to relevant departments. Looking forward to welcome you again at the surf...

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Reviewed October 31, 2016

The hotel is ideally located - on Ocean waterfront, all the rooms to ocean side. Many rooms are not renovated which already pathetic condition. The furniture in the recepcion already depreciated and dirty. We stayed for 6 nights. Food and services was good. Personal was wonderful. Nothing to do in the evenings.

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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. It’s a pleasure to note that you have enjoyed the view of the hotel, delicious food. All the other contents of the review is noted and will be cascaded to relevant departments. Looking forward to welcome you again at the surf hotel. Take...

Reviewed October 29, 2016

What we liked 1. Excellent location. It is literally on the Bentota beach with excellent view. 2. Sea food was well made and reasonably priced. 3. Breakfast choice was very good. What can be improved 1. Service is not at par. There was delay in room cleaning. 2. Front desk staff not very knowledgeable. 3. We had hard time reaching...

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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. It’s a pleasure to note that you and family have enjoyed the view of the hotel, delicious food in sea food restaurant and choices of breakfast. All the other contents of the review is noted and will be cascaded to relevant departments. Looking...

Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed October 23, 2016

Facing the beach, this hotel is situated in a really nice location. The rooms are comfortable and clean. The buffet was disappointing but you get some options. Has two nice pools and a good Spa. Its a good options for beach side vacation.

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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. It’s a pleasure to note that you have enjoyed the our hotel location, food, spa and lovely commendation of our associates. We will indeed share your kind words with them. Looking forward to welcome you again at the surf hotel. Take care and...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room 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: $96 - $178 (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:
#6 Spa Hotel in Bentota
#6 Luxury Hotel in Bentota
#7 Family Hotel in Bentota
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Bentota
#10 Romantic Hotel in Bentota
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Take a room from 3rd floor for best view and privacy - e.g. 309/308”
 of 5 bubbles JaniS68, 3 days ago | Read review
“Try and get a ground floor room that opens up onto the nice expanse of grass leading to the beach.”
 of 5 bubbles HollandSpore, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“check your room before check in and make reservations for restaurants”
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 of 5 bubbles bikibirsingh, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“Ground floor rooms have little to no privacy.”
 of 5 bubbles Familynortheast, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“Deluxe rooms are lovely opening onto the pool”
 of 5 bubbles 44scooby44, Feb 15, 2017 | Read review
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