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    The Surf Hotel

    Beach Road, Bentota, Bentota 80500, Sri Lanka
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    11/06/2017 12/06/2017
    1 room
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      2 adults
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        0 children
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          US$152
          US$65
          US$152
          US$65
          US$69
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          Overview
          • Excellent42%
          • Very good32%
          • Average11%
          • Poor6%
          • Terrible6%
          Travellers talk about
          “deep pool” (6 reviews)
          “beach facing” (9 reviews)
          “long pool” (6 reviews)
          Free Internet
          Free Parking
          Breakfast included
          Air Conditioning
          Beachfront
          Pool
          Non-Smoking Hotel
          Restaurant
          Airport Transportation
          Room Service
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          Poolside Bar
          Fitness centre
          Concierge
          Spa
          Wheelchair Access
          Dry Cleaning
          Private Balcony
          4.0 Star Hotel
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          Reviewed 3 days ago

          Please dont go to this hotel. They dont keep their promises made while booking. Airconditioner not working. Bad behavior of the staff. o parking space for the car and place for the driver to stay which they promised to give while booking.

          Thank Anant N
          Reviewed 1 week ago

          The front office people were very courteous and helpful. Rooms-very well maintained and the view was excellent. Bathrooms-very spacious. The swimming pools-well maintained. The spread in the buffet was varied. Housekeeping was not up to the mark as we expected. Best beach-facing resort we've ever...More

          Thank mrsahasvivek
          Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

          Food is very spicy esp the local cuisine. Limited spread for vegetarians . Good location. 3 big pools. No lift. Friendly staff. Rooms are large and spacious. Most rooms face the beach thus offering a good view.. .

          Thank Arathi J
          Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

          Checked early in the morning around 3am. Night manager was probably too tired and barely smiled back to us. Asked for passports and that's it. Of course, you can't expect much empathy at this time of the night, but honestly, was it so difficult to...More

          Thank Raccoon_me
          Reviewed 2 weeks ago

          HI - I travelled solo female last weekend. The Surf is a lovely hotel for some sun / sand / beach fun. The waiters are all very kind. The food is combination of cultural food as well as western and Chinese cuisine. There're two pools...More

          Thank Nov1273
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          About
          Amenities
          • Top amenities
          • Pool
          • Restaurant
          • Beachfront
          • Free Internet
          • Free Parking
          • Bar/Lounge
          • Spa
          • Breakfast included
          • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
          • Room Service
          • Hotel Amenities
          • Free Parking
          • Airport Transportation
          • Breakfast included
          • Dry Cleaning
          • Laundry Service
          • Concierge
          • Room Service
          • 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$73 - US$221 (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 ,
          • Family Rooms ,
          • Non-Smoking 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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          Mirandat51
          How is the condition of the hotel & how about the buffet. Is it good for a company outing around 75 packs.
          17 May 2017|
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          coramaisie
          hi i am wanting to go to yala national park, how far is it from this hotel, am i better booking trip with thomson or the tuk tuk outside the hotel. thank you
          15 May 2017|
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          Response from Louise H | Reviewed this property |
          One of the Tuk Tuk drivers would probably be able to arrange a car and driver for you cheaper than a trip and you may get longer around the park - the driver would have to also arrange a jeep for around the park or you could... More
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          ER360
          Is it possible to get an extra bed in the room?
          19 April 2017|
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          Response from Louise H | Reviewed this property |
          Yes you can request extra beds in any of the rooms - I think you have to pay for it and I don't know how much.
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          "if you're doing excursions ask hotel for a breakfast travel box which will be provided free"
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          "Sea food restaurant is horrible. Better you go to the buffet restaurant."
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          "i recommend the Dlx rooms since its more private"
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          "Avoid 239 it's next to the karaoke bar"
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