Arrived at The Surf and were absolutely amazed. Had read some rather dodgy reviews but the recent refurbishment is of such a high standard, can honestly say it's the best hotel we've ever stayed in. Not very busy, as out of season, but the staff can't do enough for you, everyone was incredibly polite and helpful.
The rooms all have a lovely view of the beach and sea (too rough to swim in while we were there) and we practically had the pool to ourselves.
Our rooms were cleaned at least twice a day, new fluffy towels were left for us every time we returned to our room!
We did a couple of two-day trips organised through the Cosmos Rep (Pan-Lanka Travels) Have to say, excellent value for money. Our driver, Lucky, was happy to take us to see anything we wanted to see on the way and we can't praise him enough for his knowledge and enthusiasm.
Trip to Pinnewela Elephant Orphanage, Sigiria Rock, Dambulla cave Temple, overnight stay in Kandy, Temple of the tooth. Spice Garden, Tea Plantation was about £180.
Seeing wild elephants and a leopard in a 50 year old Landrover whilst on safari in Yala was an experience we will never forget.
If you want a fantastic holiday in a fantastic hotel, look no further than The Surf. Can't wait to go back!!!
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- Also Known As:
- The Surf Bentota Hotel Bentota
- Lihiniya Surf Bentota
- Hotel Lihiniya Surf
- Lihiniya Surf Hotel