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The Surf Hotel Bentota - Sri Lanka - Bentota

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7.6 out of 10 No. 40, Beach Road, Pitaramba, 80500 Bentota, Sri Lanka (Show on map)

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Floors:3, Rooms:95, Check-in time:14:00, Check-out time:12:00

This property is 2 minutes walk from the beach. The Surf is located in Pitaramba, just steps from the shores of Bentota Beach. Offering sweeping sea views from its modern rooms, it also has an outdoor pool and free Wi-Fi.

Fitted with a flat-screen TV and warm lighting, the air-conditioned rooms have a large balcony with outdoor seating. A minibar, personal safe and hairdryer are also included in all rooms.

The Surf is a 10-minute drive from Bentota Town and a 3-hour drive from Bandaranaike International Airport. On-site parking is available for free.

Fax and photocopying services are provided at the business centre. The hotel also provides room service and laundry services.

The hotel's restaurant serves a selection of international dishes, as well as a daily buffet breakfast.

This is our guests' favourite part of Bentota, according to independent reviews.

Location

Area Info: The Surf is a 10-minute drive from Bentota Town and a 3-hour drive from Bandaranaike International Airport.

Address: No. 40, Beach Road, Pitaramba, 80500 Bentota, Sri Lanka

Area Info

Bentota is located 64km south of Colombo in the Southwestern coastal belt of Sri Lanka. CMB Colombo Banadaranayake Airport at Katuanyake Negombo being 37km north of the heart of city of Colombo Bentota is 101km south of the airport.

Reaching Bentota

Bentota can be reached by ColomboGalle main road A2 as well as by ColomboGalleMatara Southern Railway line. While the railway line from Negombo to Colombo mostly runs through the inland the continuation of the track from Colombo to Matara passing Bentota in most of the stretch hugs the southern coast studded with pristine tropical beaches.

Bentota town

Just across the Bentota Bridge over the River Bentara also called River Bentota Ganga is the coastal town of Bentota. Bentota is a very pretty rural area the greenery of the landscape is especially striking. Most of the areas are well shaded and sheltered by tall trees with the coconut palm tress dominating the landscape.

Importance of Bentota

Bentota is the prime beach resort of the southwestern and southern coastal belts of Sri Lanka. South of the city of Colombo the city of Kalutara with its fine beach is the gateway to south western and southern bay beaches. Kalutara is the next popular beach. The Beruwala Bay Beach that is just before reaching Aluthgama at the Bentota Bridge and Bentota Bay Beach just over the bridge are the most popular twin beaches in the coast. The coast to the further south and onwards to the Deep South too is replete with lovely topical beaches.

However Bentota Bay Beach being encompassed in Bentota National Holiday Resort Complex that features a fullyfledged support and serve infrastructure is the most popular beach resort of Sri Lanka. With an array of luxury hotels facilities and amenities for the foreign tourists Bentota provides the perfect location for extended holidays at the beach. Furthermore for the lovers of water sports Bentota in addition to its pristine palm fringed beach brings in still more pleasures nowhere else to be found by virtue of River Bentota Ganga and Bentota lagoon.

Calm seas during the season from November to April make Bentota Beach ideal for snorkeling diving sailing wind surfing waterskiing and deepsea fishing on a traditional outrigger canoe. Bentota enriched with safe swimming conditions in the season combined with fun water sport and exciting excursions that set up an ideal background for a relaxed holiday in Sri Lanka is an attraction for the families. The accommodation options at Bentota ranges from 5 star luxury to midrange and budget.

Bentota National Holiday Resort Complex

Bentota National Holiday Resort Complex constructed to a design by architect Geoffrey Bawa in the 1970s occupies the strip of land between the Galle Road and the ColomboGalleMatara railway track is home to a range of luxury hotels shopping arcade Railway station Post office Bank shopping Arcade a Tourist Information Centre and other stalls providing services to the holiday makers. Since the establishment of the complex it has been expanded to cater to the growing demands of the increased tourist traffic to Bentota. The shopping arcade houses a chain of shops selling drums masks and handmade lace. The open air theater regularly stagemange shows of folk and mask dancing.

Bentota River Bentota Lagoon and River Bentara

River Bentara the legendary river at Bentota flows into the Indian Ocean forming a lagoon at the last section of the river. River Bentara and lagoon set up the widest array of water sports among all the beach resorts of Sri Lanka Jetski windsurf parasail or enjoy a romantic river safari.

Bentota Estuary

On the northern end of the Resort is the Bentota estuary formed by the broad Bentara River that flows into the Indian Ocean.

Bentota Bay Beach

Bentota Bay Beach resort that lies sandwiched between the turquoise waters of the sea and the lagoon is endowed with a stunning landscape of greenery and exceptional recreational facilities. Bentota is the most popular location for romantic weddings it witnesses hundreds of weddings of locals as well as the foreigners year in year out. Bentota is also an attraction of honeymooning couples once again to Sri Lankans as well as to the foreigners. At the northern end of the beach is the long and narrow estuary called Paradise Island. At the southern end is the pristine palm fringed broad beach.

Sri Lankas most popular beach affords all the opportunities to the water sport enthusiasts to enjoy with swimming bodysurfing diving and a range of water sports at the river and lagoon as well as on the Bentota Beach.

Diving at Bentota Beach

The waters are usually delightfully warm a range of scuba diving and snorkeling stores in the vicinity the majority operated by industry certified professionals holding the PADI certification provide equipment assistance and guidance to the diving enthusiasts. Bentota is a true dream destination for the diehard divers.

Bentotas principal dive site is Canoe Rock where you will find sandy areas as well as sections with coral formations. Divers have the option of diving from a boat or straight from the shore with the former being more popular and perhaps more exciting. A night dive is a good option for the enthusiast who craves adventure. Crucially the majority of diving operators take supplies of pure oxygen with them to counter the risk of decompression.

Take a short boat trip offshore to dive over the coral reefs grab a snorkel and mask to paddle your way through tropical fish or take advantage of the lively breezes on the west coast from December to March to windsurf. If speed is one of those cravings of yours then Bentota offers jet ski and waterski oppotunities on the lagoon.

Hotels at Bentota Bay Beach

The estuary at Bentota and the mainland is replete with international class hotels and boutique hotels providing the tourists all sorts of water sports at the beach lagoon and river.

Shopping at Bentota

Bentota town as well as the Shopping Arcade located within the Bentota National Holiday Resort Complex feature a plethora of shops and stores that enthusiastically engage in trading a wide variety of stuff Batik traditional masks and handicrafts hats and clothes brassware and wooden ornaments semiprecious and precious gems of Sri Lanka are at the front line.

Excursions from Bentota

Induruwa
Induruwa located immediately south of Bentota with its offshore reef is another safe swimming beach.

Kosgoda
Kosgoda Beach located 8km south of Induruwa beach is home to a community based turtle hatchery and turtle watching project set up by the Turtle Conservation Project TCP in association with Wildlife Department of Sri Lanka. There are only 7 species of marine turtles in existence and Sri Lanka is visited by five of them the Green Turtle the Leatherback the Hawksbill the Loggerhead and the Olive Ridley.

Galapatha Buddhist Temple
The historic Galapatha Raja Maha Vihare Buddhist temple at Bentota contains stone inscriptions stone carvings pillars ponds and troughs from the medieval period.

Brief Garden
Located 11km inland from Bentota Brief Garden is designed in a concept similar to that of Japanese gardens. It is a creation of late Bevis Bawa a famous landscape artist. The estate which was formerly a rubber plantation today is a combination of a garden and openair museum. Many sculptures by Bevis and other artists can be seen at this magnificent eco park spreading over 5 acres.

Policies

Each hotel gives sometimes different policies for cancellation or change this for different room types and rate offers.
To make this easy for you when you roll over the cancellation note behind each room type you will be able to get informed.

Floors:3, Rooms:95, Check-in time:14:00, Check-out time:12:00

This property is 2 minutes walk from the beach. The Surf is located in Pitaramba, just steps from the shores of Bentota Beach. Offering sweeping sea views from its modern rooms, it also has an outdoor pool and free Wi-Fi.

Fitted with a flat-screen TV and warm lighting, the air-conditioned rooms have a large balcony with outdoor seating. A minibar, personal safe and hairdryer are also included in all rooms.

The Surf is a 10-minute drive from Bentota Town and a 3-hour drive from Bandaranaike International Airport. On-site parking is available for free.

Fax and photocopying services are provided at the business centre. The hotel also provides room service and laundry services.

The hotel's restaurant serves a selection of international dishes, as well as a daily buffet breakfast.

This is our guests' favourite part of Bentota, according to independent reviews.

Area Info: The Surf is a 10-minute drive from Bentota Town and a 3-hour drive from Bandaranaike International Airport.

Address: No. 40, Beach Road, Pitaramba, 80500 Bentota, Sri Lanka

Bentota is located 64km south of Colombo in the Southwestern coastal belt of Sri Lanka. CMB Colombo Banadaranayake Airport at Katuanyake Negombo being 37km north of the heart of city of Colombo Bentota is 101km south of the airport.

Reaching Bentota

Bentota can be reached by ColomboGalle main road A2 as well as by ColomboGalleMatara Southern Railway line. While the railway line from Negombo to Colombo mostly runs through the inland the continuation of the track from Colombo to Matara passing Bentota in most of the stretch hugs the southern coast studded with pristine tropical beaches.

Bentota town

Just across the Bentota Bridge over the River Bentara also called River Bentota Ganga is the coastal town of Bentota. Bentota is a very pretty rural area the greenery of the landscape is especially striking. Most of the areas are well shaded and sheltered by tall trees with the coconut palm tress dominating the landscape.

Importance of Bentota

Bentota is the prime beach resort of the southwestern and southern coastal belts of Sri Lanka. South of the city of Colombo the city of Kalutara with its fine beach is the gateway to south western and southern bay beaches. Kalutara is the next popular beach. The Beruwala Bay Beach that is just before reaching Aluthgama at the Bentota Bridge and Bentota Bay Beach just over the bridge are the most popular twin beaches in the coast. The coast to the further south and onwards to the Deep South too is replete with lovely topical beaches.

However Bentota Bay Beach being encompassed in Bentota National Holiday Resort Complex that features a fullyfledged support and serve infrastructure is the most popular beach resort of Sri Lanka. With an array of luxury hotels facilities and amenities for the foreign tourists Bentota provides the perfect location for extended holidays at the beach. Furthermore for the lovers of water sports Bentota in addition to its pristine palm fringed beach brings in still more pleasures nowhere else to be found by virtue of River Bentota Ganga and Bentota lagoon.

Calm seas during the season from November to April make Bentota Beach ideal for snorkeling diving sailing wind surfing waterskiing and deepsea fishing on a traditional outrigger canoe. Bentota enriched with safe swimming conditions in the season combined with fun water sport and exciting excursions that set up an ideal background for a relaxed holiday in Sri Lanka is an attraction for the families. The accommodation options at Bentota ranges from 5 star luxury to midrange and budget.

Bentota National Holiday Resort Complex

Bentota National Holiday Resort Complex constructed to a design by architect Geoffrey Bawa in the 1970s occupies the strip of land between the Galle Road and the ColomboGalleMatara railway track is home to a range of luxury hotels shopping arcade Railway station Post office Bank shopping Arcade a Tourist Information Centre and other stalls providing services to the holiday makers. Since the establishment of the complex it has been expanded to cater to the growing demands of the increased tourist traffic to Bentota. The shopping arcade houses a chain of shops selling drums masks and handmade lace. The open air theater regularly stagemange shows of folk and mask dancing.

Bentota River Bentota Lagoon and River Bentara

River Bentara the legendary river at Bentota flows into the Indian Ocean forming a lagoon at the last section of the river. River Bentara and lagoon set up the widest array of water sports among all the beach resorts of Sri Lanka Jetski windsurf parasail or enjoy a romantic river safari.

Bentota Estuary

On the northern end of the Resort is the Bentota estuary formed by the broad Bentara River that flows into the Indian Ocean.

Bentota Bay Beach

Bentota Bay Beach resort that lies sandwiched between the turquoise waters of the sea and the lagoon is endowed with a stunning landscape of greenery and exceptional recreational facilities. Bentota is the most popular location for romantic weddings it witnesses hundreds of weddings of locals as well as the foreigners year in year out. Bentota is also an attraction of honeymooning couples once again to Sri Lankans as well as to the foreigners. At the northern end of the beach is the long and narrow estuary called Paradise Island. At the southern end is the pristine palm fringed broad beach.

Sri Lankas most popular beach affords all the opportunities to the water sport enthusiasts to enjoy with swimming bodysurfing diving and a range of water sports at the river and lagoon as well as on the Bentota Beach.

Diving at Bentota Beach

The waters are usually delightfully warm a range of scuba diving and snorkeling stores in the vicinity the majority operated by industry certified professionals holding the PADI certification provide equipment assistance and guidance to the diving enthusiasts. Bentota is a true dream destination for the diehard divers.

Bentotas principal dive site is Canoe Rock where you will find sandy areas as well as sections with coral formations. Divers have the option of diving from a boat or straight from the shore with the former being more popular and perhaps more exciting. A night dive is a good option for the enthusiast who craves adventure. Crucially the majority of diving operators take supplies of pure oxygen with them to counter the risk of decompression.

Take a short boat trip offshore to dive over the coral reefs grab a snorkel and mask to paddle your way through tropical fish or take advantage of the lively breezes on the west coast from December to March to windsurf. If speed is one of those cravings of yours then Bentota offers jet ski and waterski oppotunities on the lagoon.

Hotels at Bentota Bay Beach

The estuary at Bentota and the mainland is replete with international class hotels and boutique hotels providing the tourists all sorts of water sports at the beach lagoon and river.

Shopping at Bentota

Bentota town as well as the Shopping Arcade located within the Bentota National Holiday Resort Complex feature a plethora of shops and stores that enthusiastically engage in trading a wide variety of stuff Batik traditional masks and handicrafts hats and clothes brassware and wooden ornaments semiprecious and precious gems of Sri Lanka are at the front line.

Excursions from Bentota

Induruwa
Induruwa located immediately south of Bentota with its offshore reef is another safe swimming beach.

Kosgoda
Kosgoda Beach located 8km south of Induruwa beach is home to a community based turtle hatchery and turtle watching project set up by the Turtle Conservation Project TCP in association with Wildlife Department of Sri Lanka. There are only 7 species of marine turtles in existence and Sri Lanka is visited by five of them the Green Turtle the Leatherback the Hawksbill the Loggerhead and the Olive Ridley.

Galapatha Buddhist Temple
The historic Galapatha Raja Maha Vihare Buddhist temple at Bentota contains stone inscriptions stone carvings pillars ponds and troughs from the medieval period.

Brief Garden
Located 11km inland from Bentota Brief Garden is designed in a concept similar to that of Japanese gardens. It is a creation of late Bevis Bawa a famous landscape artist. The estate which was formerly a rubber plantation today is a combination of a garden and openair museum. Many sculptures by Bevis and other artists can be seen at this magnificent eco park spreading over 5 acres.

Each hotel gives sometimes different policies for cancellation or change this for different room types and rate offers.
To make this easy for you when you roll over the cancellation note behind each room type you will be able to get informed.

Check here room availability, rates and offers at "The Surf Hotel Bentota"

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Facilities

  • Satellite Cable TV
  • Balcony
  • Air Conditioning
  • Safe
  • Currency exchange
  • Laundry service
  • Room service - 24 hour
  • Concierge
  • Laundry room
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Newspapers
  • Bar
  • Restaurant/Dining
  • Garden
  • Front desk - fax service
  • Free Wi-fi public areas
  • Free public parking on site
  • Ironing Service
  • Private Beach Area
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Tour Desk
  • Wake Up Service
  • A La Cart Restaurant
  • Luggage Room
  • Baggage Storage
  • TV Room
  • Swimming Pool (all year)
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Safe Box
  • Shower/Douche
  • Toiletries
  • Slippers
  • Wake Up Service/Alarm Clock
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Laundry
  • Satelite TV

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Restaurants (Eat and Drink)

The Surf's main restaurant L'héritage offers breakfast, lunch and dinner with a choice between international buffet and an À la carte menu. Indoor dining and outdoor 'Al fresco' style dining is available for an intimate meal.

Breakfast 0730hrs – 1000hrs
Lunch 1230hrs – 1430hrs
Dinner 1930hrs – 2200hrs

SEAFOOD RESTAURANT AND BAR - 'FRUITS DE MER'

Set by the poolside, fresh catch from the sea is prepared to your preference: spicy, mild, salty or sour. Wine, beer or spirits can be enjoyed on 'Lagoon seats' on the Surf's own private beachlocated by the restaurant.
Opening times: 07.00hrs– 10.00hrs1930 -2200hrs

COFFEE SHOP – DER CAFÉ

The Surf Hotel Bentota | Fruits De Mer Pin ItÀ-la-cartefood including specialty coffees, snacks and meals are served both indoors (air conditioned) and outdoors by the pool.
Opening times: 24 hours

BAR – 'COMFY BAR'

Serving both local and foreign spirits, beers and wines, designed with comfort in mind this bar has varied corners for relaxation and group discussions.
Opening times: 10am –12.00pm
Open for the public

Rate Information

Extra person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check in and may incur additional charges.
And special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Extra Bed (s) and Children

Children that are below 6 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
Children that are below 2 years stay free of charge i.a. cotscribs.
Children that are and above 12 years and adults have extra charge per person per night extra bed.
Children from 3 to 11.99 years have 50% DISCOUNT on extra bed charge.
Additional bed or baby cot can be only 1 per room.
Any extras are not calculated in the total costs and will have to be payed locally.
Only if stated in the room type extra bed is included if selected in the total room rate.
Extra discounts for additional children More than 1 in room you can always request in the comments field.

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SUPERIOR ROOMS
The Surf- Bentota has 71 air-conditioned superior rooms (35 ground level opening on to the lawn and 36 with private balcony), each facing the Indian Ocean.

DELUXE ROOMS
There are 26 air-conditioned deluxerooms at the Surf – Bentota, including 13 rooms located on the ground floor, opening up to the pool. These 'Swim up' rooms are one of its kind in the area of Bentota

SUITES

The Surf Hotel Bentota | Suites Pin ItWhether you’re seeking a romantic getaway or a fun-filled family adventure, the Surf Hotel’s Suites will make your beach vacation unforgettable. Either a Room with A Jacuzzi in the balcony, or a two roomed suite inclusive of a living room set by the poolside to choose from, Why settle for an ordinary hotel room, when you can enjoy the added value and conveniences of the finest suites.

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