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    The Surf Hotel

    Beach Road, Bentota 80500, Sri Lanka
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    Overview
    • Excellent45%
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    “deep pool” (7 reviews)
    “sri lanka” (82 reviews)
    “beach facing” (9 reviews)
    Free Internet
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Air Conditioning
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    Airport Transportation
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    101 - 105 of 630 reviews

    Reviewed 24 December 2016

    Most of (may be all) the rooms have a sea view which gives you the feeling that you are on the beach at all times. It has an amazing swimming pool and has a very large private beach. Although I must say that the property...More

    1  Thank Pratyush N
    Response from Asela K, General Manager at The Surf HotelResponded 9 January 2017

    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 and amazing swimming pool. We hope you had a wonderful and memorable stay with...More

    Reviewed 24 December 2016

    If everything is good at hotel & Frontdesk staff at reception is bad then everything goes bad. Unfriendly staff & bad experience. Staff should be helpful to their guests & make the things convenient for them.More

    1  Thank Mukesh K
    Response from Asela K, General Manager at The Surf HotelResponded 9 January 2017

    Dear Valued Guest, Greetings from The Surf Hotel - Bentota. Thank you for your review. We are sorry that we couldn't cater to your needs during your stay with us. We will pay attention to all the areas you have mentioned in your review and...More

    Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

    Location of this property is its main USP. A peaceful private beach and a well manicured lawn along with a nice plunge pool. Also, breakfast menu is pretty good and sumptuous. Will be good to get a room on ground floor directly opposite beach or...More

    Thank RAJAT M
    Response from Asela K, General Manager at The Surf HotelResponded 9 January 2017

    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, breakfast menu and ground floor room. We hope you had a wonderful...More

    Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

    I quite liked the hotel in all. Every hotel has its own good things and downfalls! We need to learn to appreciate small things which so many employees do here. I have in my 3N/4D have never seen any staff empty handed, they all work...More

    Thank Pragati200
    Response from Asela K, General Manager at The Surf HotelResponded 9 January 2017

    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, room, water aerobics, volleyball, Karaoke and Dance in chillout and customer service. All the...More

    Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

    Stayed for 2 nights with children. Nice beach and pools are well maintained. Hotel staff are generally helpful and friendly. Food at restaurants are OK. However room facilities are badly maintained. Power points are faulty and many furniture are worn out and hinges are all...More

    Thank keneng
    Response from Asela K, General Manager at The Surf HotelResponded 9 January 2017

    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, food and super friendly and helpful staff lovely commendation of our associates....More

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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Beachfront
    • Free Internet
    • Room Service
    • Free Parking
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    • Breakfast included
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Room Service
    • Free Parking
    • Airport Transportation
    • Breakfast included
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Laundry Service
    • Concierge
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Minibar
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$ 81 - US$ 347 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Hotel Style
    • #5 Luxury Hotel in Bentota
    • #5 Spa Hotel in Bentota
    • #6 On the Beach Hotel in Bentota
    • #6 Family Hotel in Bentota
    • #9 Romantic Hotel in Bentota
    • Room types
    • Suites ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 95
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    • Location
    • Sri Lanka >
    • Southern Province >
    • Galle District >
    • Bentota
    • Also Known As
    • The Surf Bentota Hotel Bentota ,
    • Lihiniya Surf Bentota ,
    • Hotel Lihiniya Surf ,
    • Lihiniya Surf Hotel
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    27 July 2017|
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    Response from Pippin_Picken | Reviewed this property |
    Hello, there are a few restaurants close by, but I cannot recommend Thushara our Tuk Tuk diver enough. ask for him outside the hotel and he will organise trips, recommend restaurants and book them for you. He is a lovely man... More
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    "Take rooms near the big pool for larger rooms - but trees could block your beach view."
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    "take the ground floor rooms the access to Beach is just hop skip and Jump."
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