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The Surf Hotel

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Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Very nice hotel with butifull ocean view and sound. Very funny animals. Perfect view for sunrises and sunsets. Good service. Intresting surprises from the room service. Good and tasty food. Malindu (GRE) helped us not to miss our flight, very good worker, polite and nice. We would like to come here again!

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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 very much for the review. It’s a pleasure to note that you have enjoyed the our hotel location, tasty food and super friendly services. Also it is glad to hear that our Guest Relation Executive Malindu has done his best to meet your expectations. We will indeed share...

Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

We liked this hotel. Very calm and very good location. Good service. The Malindu (GRE) very polite and good worker he helped us very much! Good food and not expencive food. Rooms vith ocean view and possibility to prctice surfing....

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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 very much for the review. It’s a pleasure to note that you have enjoyed the our hotel location. Also it is glad to hear that our Guest Relation Executive Malindu has done his best to meet your expectations. We will indeed share your kind words with them. Looking...

Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here in the last few nights of our visit to Sri Lanka. The view from the hotel is great, the pools are lovely the beach is clean. But for the price they charge to stay here the rooms are in serious need of an upgrade. The pillows were lumpy and old and the linen old...

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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 very much for the review. It’s a pleasure to note that you have enjoyed the our hotel location, food, swimming pool and lovely commendation of our associates. We will indeed share your kind words with them. Other contents are well noted and will be cascaded to relevant departments....

Kochi (Cochin), India
Reviewed 31 October 2016

stayed here for two nights .All rooms face the beach i think.Excellent location there are no lifts so a lot of walking to do if you are located on the top floor. but the view is very good . Food is good staff are friendly. This hotel is located right next to the Taj Bentota. very few shops near by...

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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 feedback following your recent stay at the surf. We are glad to note that you have enjoyed the location, beach facing rooms and super friendly staff. Other contents are well noted and will cascaded to relevant departments. Looking forward to welcome you again at the surf...

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Reviewed 31 October 2016

The hotel is ideally located - on Ocean waterfront, all the rooms to ocean side. Many rooms are not renovated which already pathetic condition. The furniture in the recepcion already depreciated and dirty. We stayed for 6 nights. Food and services was good. Personal was wonderful. Nothing to do in the evenings.

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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 very much for the review. It’s a pleasure to note that you have enjoyed the view of the hotel, delicious food. All the other contents of the review is noted and will be cascaded to relevant departments. Looking forward to welcome you again at the surf hotel. Take...

Reviewed 29 October 2016

What we liked 1. Excellent location. It is literally on the Bentota beach with excellent view. 2. Sea food was well made and reasonably priced. 3. Breakfast choice was very good. What can be improved 1. Service is not at par. There was delay in room cleaning. 2. Front desk staff not very knowledgeable. 3. We had hard time reaching...

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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 very much for the review. It’s a pleasure to note that you and family have enjoyed the view of the hotel, delicious food in sea food restaurant and choices of breakfast. All the other contents of the review is noted and will be cascaded to relevant departments. Looking...

Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Facing the beach, this hotel is situated in a really nice location. The rooms are comfortable and clean. The buffet was disappointing but you get some options. Has two nice pools and a good Spa. Its a good options for beach side vacation.

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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 very much for the review. It’s a pleasure to note that you have enjoyed the our hotel location, food, spa and lovely commendation of our associates. We will indeed share your kind words with them. Looking forward to welcome you again at the surf hotel. Take care and...

Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Had a very good time here. Room overlooks the pool and beach. Amazing property and good services offered. Had a good time and wish could have extended my stay. Play to be at bentota. Break fast too was good.

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Asela K, General Manager at The Surf Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mr.Ajeesh, Thank you so much and , we really appreciate your valued comments which you have experienced at our property. we value you so much. Hope to see you back at The Surf hotel-Bentota. Good luck.

Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Me with a team of 13 Pax from Kolkata City , India arrived hotel The Surf around noon on 8th. October 2016 The first experience of receiving us at lobby was wonderful. The refrshing welcome drink and a quick completion of Check in procedures was amazing. The rooms were quite big with almost all amenities and an excellent sea facing...

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Asela K, General Manager at The Surf Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mr.Manas, Thank you for posting a review which will help us serving our clients more than what we offer at present. Hope the group had a good time in Sri Lanka. We will definitely engage in training our service staff in aspects of delighting the customer. Cheers and Good luck.

Mumbai
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

I dont know how to explain the situation. Literally stupid people with poor knowledge about how things work. Rude staff, no shame, they abuse you in their own language. Poor service, horrible condition of rooms and accessories.

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Asela K, General Manager at The Surf Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mr.Bhatiya, The comments made by you will be seriously taken up with the team to understand as to what has taken place during your stay. However, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for taking some time to review us. Good luck and all the best.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • 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 > Galle District > Bentota
Price Range: $102 - $227 (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:
#5 Luxury Hotel in Bentota
#5 Spa Hotel in Bentota
#6 Family Hotel in Bentota
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Bentota
#9 Romantic Hotel in Bentota
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“Avoid 239 it's next to the karaoke bar”
Ade_and_Jessica, 25 Apr 2017 | Read review
“ground floor rooms are mazing as they open into the beach...”
SandhyaShivaswamy, 19 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Swim up rooms by the long relaxing pool- Rooms 421-450”
Pippin_Picken, 15 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Pool view rooms as you get shade in the afternoon heat”
Nomes_Sydney, 13 Apr 2017 | Read review
“All rooms face the sea. We stayed in a deluxe room so can recommend them”
Y3746LJlouiseh, 13 Apr 2017 | Read review
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