Just arrived home from a 13 day stay in this hotel (14th August, 2014). We were supposed to be a group of 5 but due to unforeseen circumstances, 3 of our party had to fall out. So it was just me and my 10 year old daughter. I have read the other reviews and can only confirm the cleanliness of the hotel and the friendliness of all staff. I would point out that, IF you should have an issue (one couple commented that their A/C wasn't cooling enough) : DO NOT HESITATE to mention it. They have excellent maintenance people who are on the job straightaway. (Our safe wasn't working. They sorted it immediately) View on the ocean: superb. Pools: absolutely beautiful. The 4ft deep pool was fantastic for my daughter to play in; the deeper pool wonderful for some more adventurous swimming for her! The buffet food is exceptional. The variety of food is impressive with a good choice of more "European" dishes also. We witnessed a situation with a newly arrived couple in their sixties. The lady was eating her evening meal, the gentleman had taken nothing. The head waiter inquired if there was nothing to his taste. The guest explained he wasn't very well (tummy upset). Within minutes, a pot of coriander tea was brought to him. The General Manager came along to assure him that this was what was used in Sri Lanka for tummy upsets, that if he needed anything at all, not to hesitate. Had the guest been at home with his own family, he could not have been more taken care of. (The next evening he was in the dining room enjoying his food) The Spa is wonderful. I've been working as a trained massage therapist for the past 11 years so I tend to be very picky when it comes to receiving a treatment. I had a GREAT back massage with wonderful after care. (Thank you, Net). A kind, non-intrusive eye was kept on us by the ladies in reception. It was a great stay. The sea is beautiful, but obviously not good for swimming at this time of year as it is too rough. The paddling was fun, though, with many squeals of delight as waves are great as long as you are careful. Oh, and the complementary iced tea served on arrival is divine. Trying to find something a little critical to say...well, the A/C is not the quietest. But it did the job beautifully and wasn't otherwise a nuisance.Thank you to all the staff and the General Manager for making our stay so memorable. Dolores and Miranda.
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- Also Known As:
- The Surf Bentota Hotel Bentota
- Lihiniya Surf Bentota
- Hotel Lihiniya Surf
- Lihiniya Surf Hotel