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Stratford-upon-Avon
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had 3 nights here and certainly the view from our downstairs room was great. However ,we found that many people walked past the windows on their way to the pool, thus affording little privacy. The room was clean enough but there was a nasty drain smell in the bathroom. The shower sprayed .everywhere and changed temperature. unexpectedly. The towels...

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new delhi
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

The location of the hotel is splendid, rooms are right on the beach with a pool overlooking the sea. That is pretty much where the good part ends. The rooms are old and need maintenance desperately. The food as tasteless, it isn't really bland it's actually tasteless. The options are supremely limited for room service and the buffet is a...

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Thank saarthak26
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Great location, but that said, everything else was unprofessional. We stayed 6 nights in a so called superior room. The room was worn down and in desperate need of renovation. The cleaning of the room could have been so much better. But the view from the balcony was fantastic. Generally the service at the hotel is very poor. Don't think...

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We booked a package holiday with Thomson (Tui) where the hotel is marketed as a 3* plus rated hotel which we felt was about right, after checking prices on Booking.com and other similar sights I feel it is overpriced. We enjoyed our stay, location and staff brilliant ,starting to look slightly dated (sheets,towels,decor) service is quite slow but it is...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

The staffs were attentive and friendly. My GF and I stayed 2 nights over New Year Eve. It was our last stop in Sri Lanka and we ran into minor travel mishaps. But as soon as I walked into the doors the friendly staff took great care of us. Kinsley was the gounds manager and he did a professional job....

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Thank Ben H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have spent just 1 night in this hotel, at the end of our round trip! And then we spent 7 days in a 5 star, BUT! I regretted so much that I didn't book Surf Bentota for the whole stay! Amazing restaurant, amazing friendly and funny staff, sports activities inside the hotel, and nearby. Take the room at the...

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Göteborg, Västra Götaland, Sweden
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for 4 nights at the end of our 16 day honeymoon trip in Sri Lanka. This was one of our "splurge" hotels, and I must say, we were not that impressed. The location on the beach is wonderful, and you are able to go swimming in the ocean. The rooms are okay. We stayed on the second...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome view from the rooms. Service a bit slow on the food orders but bearable.. Confirm your booking from the hotel in advance.. Had a good time.. Will definitely visit again and suggest to others..

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Thank Ru d
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff

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: $159 - $345 (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 Luxury Hotel in Bentota
#6 Spa Hotel in Bentota
#7 Family Hotel in Bentota
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Bentota
#10 Romantic Hotel in Bentota
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“Deluxe rooms are lovely opening onto the pool”
 of 5 bubbles 44scooby44, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Go for rooms only on the ground floor- confirm on an email before booking.”
 of 5 bubbles SandyBanu, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
“First floor at the northern end is the quietest. Southern end is closer to the little surf break”
 of 5 bubbles stuartj29, 27 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Do rent the swim up rooms, only this hotel has it in Bentota”
 of 5 bubbles BhushanSV, 25 Jan 2017 | Read review
“amazing views, decent size gym, expect to see squirrels :)”
 of 5 bubbles imraand2017, 19 Jan 2017 | Read review
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