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“Awesome location, great ambience, best service”
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The Surf Hotel
Ranked #6 of 26 Hotels in Bentota
Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

Stayed there for 3 nights. Superb location, well behaving staff, best food, excellent swimming pool... Beach is hardly 50 meters from room. Great service, especially there relationship manager Ms.Amanda was excellent...being vegetarian didn't face any issue with food varieties... thoroughly enjoyed our stay...my best compliment to hotel staff.

Stayed: October 2017, travelled with family
Thank Mehul P
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Asela K, General Manager at The Surf Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 26 December 2017

Dear Mehul,

We thank you very much for your review and for taking your valuable time out to give us this feedback. We have noted your inputs and glad to know that you had a pleasant experience at the resort.

We will certainly pass on your gratitude to the team and especially those mentioned

The team and I look forward to welcoming you back, during your future visits to Sri Lanka!

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Reviewed 16 November 2017

Its a good hotel with the excellent beach view and pool just opposite to the beach which we enjoyed during the trip.There is also good breakfast available with is a added bonuses during the stay.The room are okay and must say not luxuazy

Stayed: October 2017
Thank Nirav D
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Asela K, General Manager at The Surf Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2017

Dear Nirav

Thank you for taking your time to write a detailed five star review about The Surf Hotel Bentota followed with your recent family holiday with us.

The team and I look forward to welcoming you back, during your future visits to Sri Lanka!

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Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

The Surf hotel is a nice property, located right on the beach. It has 2 swimming pools and the beach right in front of the rooms. The food is good and the spa is also worth a visit. We stayed here for 3 nights and wish we could spend a few more days here.

Stayed: November 2017, travelled with family
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Asela K, General Manager at The Surf Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2017

Dear Mr. Kedar

We are all delighted to learn that you enjoyed the friendly service delivered throughout the resort. Your kind words are a great source of encouragement for our team, who strives to deliver a memorable experience to each of our guests at all times.

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Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Beautiful property at a reasonable price. However, staff is terribly untrained and have no clue about service and how to manage an emergency.
We were at the hotel with family and unfortunately my 2 year old daughter had a severe stomach infection with continuous vomiting. I asked for some medical help from the Hotel front office and they were completely clueless of the situation and how to manage the crisis. Eventually I had to browse google to figure out a Hospital and called my own driver at 3 am because Hotel does not even have a car for an emergency.

Staff at the restaurant are very casual and start eating at the buffet like guests even during the formal breakfast timing. They had no knowledge about service. If you ask for something, they will pat your back casually and even ask you to get up and self serve at the buffet, even for the tea

Stayed: November 2017
Thank SBPBRBAB
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Asela K, General Manager at The Surf Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2017

Dear SBPBRBAB

Thank you very much for giving us your feedback. We have noted your inputs, it will be our commitment to have them addressed and corrected.

We hope to give you a better experience during your next trip to Sri Lanka and look forward to welcoming you back to the resort

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Reviewed 3 November 2017

I visited this place with MY family. The hotel is just by the sea and shares a common beach area. There is a sprawling garden at the front and in between the beach and the hotel. Overall, the place is clean and well maintained. Food options are plenty and we got some good taste of local, and international food platters

Stayed: February 2017
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Asela K, General Manager at The Surf Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2017

Dear DEBJIT,

It was truly a pleasure having you as our guests and thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review of your experience.

We indeed look forward to well coming you back

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Reviewed 30 October 2017

Recently i have visited Sri Lanka and stayed for one night at "The Surf". The property is nice and beach facing.. Rooms are good with nice sea view but lack few basics when it come to washrooms. Food is over priced and lack with much options especially if you are thinking of in room dinning. Room service is ok but not great.

  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled solo
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Thank Parvez S
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Asela K, General Manager at The Surf Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2017

Dear Parvez,

We thank you very much for your review and for taking your valuable time out to give us this feedback. We have noted your inputs and glad to know that you had a pleasant experience at the resort. The team and I look forward to welcoming you back, during your future visits to Sri Lanka!

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Reviewed 28 October 2017

located in lovely beach front in southern province in sri lanka. the beach was clean and enough space for any activity. surf has two large pools, which are very well maintained. it also consist of kids pool.
we stayed in a deluxe room in the ground floor, which was spacious and beautiful.if you are a couple who is looking for privacy i recommend not to book ground floor.
food was fabulous and had great variety of choices.
last but not least staff was very effective and friendly.
highly recommend for a stay!!!

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled with family
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Thank Duminda H
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Asela K, General Manager at The Surf Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2017

Dear Mr. Duminda

Thank you for taking your time to write a detailed five star review about The Surf Hotel Bentota followed with your recent family holiday with us.

We hope to welcome you back in the near future.

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Additional Information about The Surf Hotel

Address: Beach Road, Bentota 80500, Sri Lanka (Formerly Lihiniya Surf Hotel)
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle District > Bentota
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Bentota
#5 Luxury Hotel in Bentota
#6 Spa Hotel in Bentota
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Bentota
#9 Romantic Hotel in Bentota
Price Range: $115 - $395 (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

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