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“Lovely atmosphere, friendly & courteous”
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The Surf Hotel
Ranked #6 of 25 Hotels in Bentota
Reviewed 23 April 2014

After a horrible experience at a different location, we moved to 'The Surf' for one night stay with a group of family members occupying 7 rooms in the hotel. It was 'WOW" feeling at the entrance and the welcome was extremely courteous. Very friendly staff for whom your complexion is immaterial - which was great. Rooms are very nice and luxury, food was good. Nice long pool for anyone in the family and another pool for the experts. Greeting at the check out too was very pleasant. Definitely we will go back.

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Lee W, Manager at The Surf Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2014

Dear Upul,

We can not thank you enough for taking the time to provide us your feedback about your recent stay at the Surf! It is a delight to hear your stay with us was completely satisfactory. That is what we aim for at The Surf Hotel, satisfied and happy guests!
If you have any suggestions for us to improve going forward, please let us know. Looking forward to your next stay with us.

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Reviewed 20 April 2014

Our family is just back after an awesome weekend at The SURF HOTEL, Bentota. Friendly, courteous staff, excellent food, superb ambience made our weekend relaxing and utterly peaceful.Looking forward to spending more days at The Surf.

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Lee W, Manager at The Surf Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2014

Dear Guest,
Thank you so much for recommending us on TripAdvisor. I'm happy to hear that, on the whole, you had a pleasant and comfortable stay.
I'll be sure to let the staff know you found our service friendly and helpful. The next time you're visiting Bentota, we hope you stay with us again at The Surf Hotel!

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Reviewed 20 April 2014

We have stayed in this hotel 2 nights and had a wonderful stay . Hotel's GM Asela was very welcoming and caring about our needs, Guest Relation Vidya very pleasant and attentive with our child. As mentioned below I can confirm hotel is very clean and in excellent location to the beach, staff are very attentive and I would definitely recommend this hotel. Good value for money too! Thank you The Surf!

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Lee W, Manager at The Surf Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2014

Dear Guest,

Thanks for the five-star recommendation! We work hard to ensure your entire visit is enjoyable, so I look forward to passing along your compliments to our GM and the team — flattering to know all our hard work had paid off. Thank you again and hope to see you back here at the Surf very soon.

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Reviewed 19 April 2014

“A letter to hotel management - Incredible customer service”

We write to thank the GM Mr. Asela and his wonderful staff at “THE SURF”
Names of staff -Ms. Geethanjaly and Ms. Vindiya who saw me at the Front Office.
But everyone at “The Surf” really was outstandingly helpful and I can't praise everyone enough.

The Surf pool was great . Food was tasty, rooms and the toilets were clean, the beach area was clean and excellent security service

Our stay in the hotel was amazing! The staff provided us lot of help and great advice for our stay, It was beautiful here we hope to come back sometime soon !

Thank you. Thank everyone.

Rasika Perera and Family
Room no 206-207
16th – 17th April 2014
Kalubowila.

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Lee W, Manager at The Surf Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2014

Dear Rasika,

Thank you for recommending our hotel on TripAdvisor! We are glad to know you appreciate all the services and the facilities experienced during your stay with us. It's our goal to create a comfortable and inviting space for our guests, so I'm thrilled that's exactly what you experienced.

I'll be sure to pass along your kind words to our GM Mr. Asela, Geethanjaly, Vindhya, and rest of the staff. Please feel free to get in touch with us if you need any assistance with your next visit to the Surf.

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Reviewed 17 April 2014

the rooms were cozy and the ppl were very nice and helpful specially the mr Asela the reception ppl and all the guys at the buffet,. the food was tasty and the view from the balcony was amazing. i am definitely going there again soon

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Lee W, Manager at The Surf Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2014

Dear Yoshan,

I'm glad to hear you had such a pleasant and comfortable stay! Your experience is what we want for all our guests. It was a pleasure hosting you, and we look forward to your next stay. Thank you and feel free to contact us with questions you may have regarding your future reservations.

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Reviewed 17 April 2014

My family and I spent two nights in this hotel and had a wonderful stay.The staff were very friendly and polite and not overbearing.They certainly made us feel at home.I must say the service was excellent from top to bottom.
It was the Sinhala and Tamil New year and the staff had gone to great lengths to organise so many activities to keep the crowd entertained.
The rooms were good and so was the food. However a wider spread of desserts would be good.
Real value for the money spent

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Lee W, Manager at The Surf Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2014

Dear Dineshi,

Thank you so much for staying with us over the New Year holidays. We are very happy to hear that you received a good service from our staff and enjoyed the special events that was organized to celebrate the New Year. I will check with our Chef regarding the suggestion you have made and try to enhance our dessert options in the future. Thank you again for visiting us and looking forward to see you back here at the Surf in near future.

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Reviewed 15 April 2014 via mobile

Had a wonderful time at The Surf. The food was good and the service excellent. The rooms were quite nice and comfortable as well. I Would certainly recommend this hotel to anyone who wishes to take trip to Bentota...

Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Lee W, Manager at The Surf Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2014

Dear Guest,

We would like to thank you for recommending our hotel on TripAdvisor and sharing your experience with everyone. I hope our staff and the facilities did meet your expectations and that you received a very good value for the money spent. Thank you again and please feel free to contact us if you need any assistance with your future reservations.

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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:
#5 Luxury Hotel in Bentota
#6 Family Hotel in Bentota
#6 Spa Hotel in Bentota
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Bentota
#9 Romantic Hotel in Bentota
Price Range: £67 - £292 (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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