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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 6 February 2017

The surf is located on a beautiful stretch of beach and is perfect for a beach holiday. We stayed in a delux room which opened out to the pool. Although this is nice, it can feel like you have no privacy. The rooms are clean and comfortable but a could do with a few updates. The staff is friendly but...

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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 wonderful review of The Surf Bentota. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed our hotel location, clean and comfortable room and super friendly staff. All the other contents of the review is noted and will be cascaded to relevant departments. We hope you had a...

Reviewed 5 February 2017

Pros: - 5/5 on the location- you cannot get a better hotel with a better view of the sea - Every Room is sea facing and always opt for room on the ground floor- the door from the balcony hits you directly on the beach - Two lovely pools for you to chill overlooking at the Indian Ocean - Buffet...

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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 wonderful review of The Surf Bentota. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed our hotel location, swimming pool, tasty food and Balinese spa. All the other contents of the review is noted and will be cascaded to relevant departments. Thank you once again for taking...

Northampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Arriving at the surf you are impressed by the reception area. We had booked a 5 night stay. All the rooms face the beach so have great sea views. Our room was nicely decorated and a decent size. Beds were comfortable The pool areas and the private beach are great with comfy sunbeds and clean towels daily. However it's the...

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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 wonderful review of The Surf Bentota. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed our hotel location, great swimming pool and tasty food. All the other contents of the review is noted and will be cascaded to relevant departments. We look forward to an opportunity of...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Comfy rooms. Good food. Great views and right on the beach. Friendly staff but nothing happens in a hurry so be patient. Can walk up the road to the closest village and a nice little selection of restaurants opposite it. Quiet location.

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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. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed our hotel location, rooms, tasty food and friendly staff. All the other contents of the review is noted and will be cascaded to relevant departments. We hope you had a wonderful and memorable stay with us. Thank you once again for taking...

Reviewed 27 January 2017

Nice location, the beach and pool are great, if lying on a deck chair contemplating the beautiful Indian Ocean is what you like then this place will work for you. The management leave something to be desired. Slow service, incredibly strict rules on petty little things, lacklustre western food, passable Sri Lankan food, dinning room staff very eager to ensure...

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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 wonderful review of The Surf Bentota. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed our hotel location, great swimming pool. All the other contents of the review is noted and will be cascaded to relevant departments. We look forward to an opportunity of welcoming you and...

Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Visited in Jan 2016 for our honeymoon in SL. This is by far the best beach hotel we have ever stayed in... The Swim up rooms are amazing, the pool is located just meters away from the sea... We spent two wonderful evenings just doing the pool-beach-sea-shower-pool routine... My wife is generally scared of water as she cant swim but...

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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 wonderful review of The Surf Bentota. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed our amazing hotel location, lovely swimming pool and tasty food. We will indeed share your kind words with them. We hope you had a wonderful and memorable stay with us. Thank you...

Reviewed 19 January 2017

The hotel you stay at makes the world of a difference when travelling. The Surf Hotel ensured we had a great holiday thanks to its amazing accommodation. The hotel itself was extremely clean, well ventilated and air conditioned especially coming from the hot humid air outside, its just what you need to cool down. The rooms were were clean and...

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Dear Valued Guest, Greetings from The Surf Hotel - Bentota. Thank you for your wonderful review of The Surf Bentota. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed our amazing hotel location, lovely swimming pool, tasty food and very polite and helpful staff. We will indeed share your kind words with them. We hope you had a wonderful and memorable...

Hitchin, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

The surf hotel is a very good resort hotel, and better than most if you have traveled to Asia before, you will enjoy the hotel , surroundings, people, food etc. We had no issues with it whatsoever and enjoyed our time here immensely, but we have been to Asia a few times and can understand that it it might not...

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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 wonderful review of The Surf Bentota. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed our amazing hotel location, tasty food, attentive staff. We will indeed share your kind words with them. We hope you had a wonderful and memorable stay with us. Thank you once again...

Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Surf no words for their treatments and facilities.i felt great at there. .nature ,their warm welcome,bedroom,bath ,pool ,and dining are best . .we enjoyed lot there facilities. I think surf is best for all local and tourist for enjoy their pleasure freedom vacation. Deluxive room is comfortable . .everything are ok.great day with them

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Dear Valued Guest, Greetings from The Surf Hotel - Bentota. Thank you for your wonderful review of The Surf Bentota. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed our amazing hotel location, lovely swimming pool, tasty food and very polite and attentive staff. We will indeed share your kind words with them. We hope you had a wonderful and memorable...

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Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

We have just returned from 2 weeks staying at The Surf and I could not fault this wonderful hotel. Me and my husband and 3 teenagers. Firstly the position of the hotel on the beach surpasses all others we saw along the coast - simply paradise, views and sunsets are breathtaking. The staff cannot do enough for you. Food is...

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Dear Valued Guest, Greetings from The Surf Hotel - Bentota. Thank you for your wonderful review of The Surf Bentota. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed our amazing hotel location, lovely swimming pool, tasty food and very polite and attentive staff. We will indeed share your kind words with them. We hope you had a wonderful and memorable...

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • 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)
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Bentota
Price Range: $128 - $251 (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
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Bentota
#10 Romantic Hotel in Bentota
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  • 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, 23 Mar 2017 | 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, 5 Mar 2017 | Read review
“check your room before check in and make reservations for restaurants”
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 of 5 bubbles bikibirsingh, 26 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ground floor rooms have little to no privacy.”
 of 5 bubbles Familynortheast, 23 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Deluxe rooms are lovely opening onto the pool”
 of 5 bubbles 44scooby44, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
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