My girlfriend and myself stayed at the Lihiniya Surf hotel in June 2007. As we had got a good low price 2 week deal through first choice, we knew that the hotel would have its good and bad aspects. First thoughts on arrival were that the hotel could do with a makeover and a bit of a paint, but given that the tsunami hit these parts, i wasnt too critical.
Our room was fairly basic and not very exciting...i was surprised that we didnt even have a kettle in our room. In saying that, the room was clean and the sheets were changed regularly. We knew that during the monsoon season there would be some bad weather on occasions, but we were a little concerned when water started to leak through our roof! Luckily the leak never ended up being too significant.
The staff were always friendly which was good, and our rep, Gerard was very helpful especially when explaining to staff about my girlfriends food allergies. The swimming pool was always clean which was good to see. The food got a little bit bland at times,but as it was a buffet this again was not surprising. We did enjoy the stir fry night a lot however! We were unimpressed when on a couple of occasions, those who were staying at the hotel seemed to get treated unfairly. We were moved to a much smaller dining room for our evening meal whenever functions were happening, and consequently given less food options at the buffet.
Overall, the Lihiniya Surf is value for money, but if you are looking for somewhere a bit more glamourous i would suggest looking elsewhere on the lovely island of Sri Lanka!
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- Also Known As:
- The Surf Bentota Hotel Bentota
- Lihiniya Surf Bentota
- Hotel Lihiniya Surf
- Lihiniya Surf Hotel