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“Amazing place” 5 of 5 bubbles
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The Surf Hotel
Ranked #9 of 30 Hotels in Bentota
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Amazing place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2014

This has been a great visit. Location on sea front with great long and clean beach. People are friendly. Hotel manager is accecable and full of positive energy . Rooms are so lovely . All you need to feel secluded yet close . Service is so welcoming . People go beyond their duty to reach out to you with a helping hand .
Food is simple and good . You feel so taken by nature that food is not a nassesaty . the spa is amazing . Great volley ball on the beach with the local kids . Nice boat rides around the corner .
A great place to return to if only avilable .

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
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1 Thank amir k
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Lee W, Manager at The Surf Hotel, responded to this review, May 30, 2014
Dear Amir,

Thank you very much for recommending us on TripAdvisor. We are extremely delighted to hear that the product and service offered by The Surf met your expectations. Also, it is great to see that you have been able to experience almost all the facilities offered at the hotel. Please feel free to contact us with your future visits and we would be glad to assist you in anyway possible.
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Wiesbaden, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2014

We really enjoyed the place. The rooms are absolutely excellent and the service, too. Two swimmingpools and the longest beach I could imagine with white sand and beautiful palms. One pool has a length of 50 meters and is perfect for swimming excercises in the morning. We loved it! The restaurant is excellent and to sit outside in the evening is so romantic. We had a perfect stay at this hotel.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Farbenfreundin
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Lee W, Manager at The Surf Hotel, responded to this review, May 5, 2014
Dear Guest,

We are glad to hear you had such a pleasant and comfortable stay! Your experience is what we want for all our guests. I feel very happy to see the facilities offered at Surf and our great beach location made your vacation a excellent one. We would love to have you back here and feel free to get in touch with assistance with your next stay.
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Ja Ela, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2014

After a horrible experience at a different location, we moved to 'The Surf' for one night stay with a group of family members occupying 7 rooms in the hotel. It was 'WOW" feeling at the entrance and the welcome was extremely courteous. Very friendly staff for whom your complexion is immaterial - which was great. Rooms are very nice and luxury, food was good. Nice long pool for anyone in the family and another pool for the experts. Greeting at the check out too was very pleasant. Definitely we will go back.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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1 Thank Upulcs
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Lee W, Manager at The Surf Hotel, responded to this review, May 5, 2014
Dear Upul,

We can not thank you enough for taking the time to provide us your feedback about your recent stay at the Surf! It is a delight to hear your stay with us was completely satisfactory. That is what we aim for at The Surf Hotel, satisfied and happy guests!
If you have any suggestions for us to improve going forward, please let us know. Looking forward to your next stay with us.
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2014

Our family is just back after an awesome weekend at The SURF HOTEL, Bentota. Friendly, courteous staff, excellent food, superb ambience made our weekend relaxing and utterly peaceful.Looking forward to spending more days at The Surf.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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1 Thank 961Jay
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Lee W, Manager at The Surf Hotel, responded to this review, April 25, 2014
Dear Guest,
Thank you so much for recommending us on TripAdvisor. I'm happy to hear that, on the whole, you had a pleasant and comfortable stay.
I'll be sure to let the staff know you found our service friendly and helpful. The next time you're visiting Bentota, we hope you stay with us again at The Surf Hotel!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2014

We have stayed in this hotel 2 nights and had a wonderful stay . Hotel's GM Asela was very welcoming and caring about our needs, Guest Relation Vidya very pleasant and attentive with our child. As mentioned below I can confirm hotel is very clean and in excellent location to the beach, staff are very attentive and I would definitely recommend this hotel. Good value for money too! Thank you The Surf!

  • Stayed April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Bapasa
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Lee W, Manager at The Surf Hotel, responded to this review, April 24, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thanks for the five-star recommendation! We work hard to ensure your entire visit is enjoyable, so I look forward to passing along your compliments to our GM and the team — flattering to know all our hard work had paid off. Thank you again and hope to see you back here at the Surf very soon.
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2014

“A letter to hotel management - Incredible customer service”

We write to thank the GM Mr. Asela and his wonderful staff at “THE SURF”
Names of staff -Ms. Geethanjaly and Ms. Vindiya who saw me at the Front Office.
But everyone at “The Surf” really was outstandingly helpful and I can't praise everyone enough.

The Surf pool was great . Food was tasty, rooms and the toilets were clean, the beach area was clean and excellent security service

Our stay in the hotel was amazing! The staff provided us lot of help and great advice for our stay, It was beautiful here we hope to come back sometime soon !

Thank you. Thank everyone.

Rasika Perera and Family
Room no 206-207
16th – 17th April 2014
Kalubowila.

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank RasikaPerera2014
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Lee W, Manager at The Surf Hotel, responded to this review, April 23, 2014
Dear Rasika,

Thank you for recommending our hotel on TripAdvisor! We are glad to know you appreciate all the services and the facilities experienced during your stay with us. It's our goal to create a comfortable and inviting space for our guests, so I'm thrilled that's exactly what you experienced.

I'll be sure to pass along your kind words to our GM Mr. Asela, Geethanjaly, Vindhya, and rest of the staff. Please feel free to get in touch with us if you need any assistance with your next visit to the Surf.
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Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2014

the rooms were cozy and the ppl were very nice and helpful specially the mr Asela the reception ppl and all the guys at the buffet,. the food was tasty and the view from the balcony was amazing. i am definitely going there again soon

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Thank Yoshan P
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Lee W, Manager at The Surf Hotel, responded to this review, April 23, 2014
Dear Yoshan,

I'm glad to hear you had such a pleasant and comfortable stay! Your experience is what we want for all our guests. It was a pleasure hosting you, and we look forward to your next stay. Thank you and feel free to contact us with questions you may have regarding your future reservations.
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Additional Information about The Surf Hotel

Property: The Surf Hotel
Address: Beach Road, Bentota, Bentota 80500, Sri Lanka (Formerly Lihiniya Surf Hotel)
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Bentota
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Spa Hotel in Bentota
#6 Luxury Hotel in Bentota
#7 Family Hotel in Bentota
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Bentota
#10 Romantic Hotel in Bentota
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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

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