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EKHO SURF, Bentota

4-star4 stars
100 Hotel Road, Bentota, Sri Lanka

4-star beachfront hotel with spa, near Bentota Beach
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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  • Staff is poorly trained. Rooms have ants, maybe even bed bugs. Rooms are not very clean,…Dec 30, 2017
  • Large Hotel With Large Pools I stayed at The Surf Hotel, Bentota for 2 nights. The…Dec 26, 2017
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EKHO SURF, Bentota

from $151
  • from $151
  • Superior Room, Ocean View
  • Deluxe Room, Ocean View

What’s around EKHO SURF, Bentota


  • Moragalla Beach - 2 mi / 3.2 km
  • Kande Vihare Temple - 2.6 mi / 4.2 km
  • Beruwela Harbour - 4.5 mi / 7.2 km
  • Brief Garden, Bevis Bawa - 4.5 mi / 7.2 km
  • Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery - 5.7 mi / 9.1 km
  • Sea Turtle Conservation & Research Center - 10.6 mi / 17 km
  • Kalatura Beach - 11.4 mi / 18.3 km
  • Kalutara Bodhiya - 12.3 mi / 19.8 km

Getting around

  • Colombo (CMB-Bandaranaike Intl.) - 114 min drive
  • Free self parking
  • Free valet parking

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 95 rooms


  • Check-in time 2 PM-2 PM
  • Check-out time is noon

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free valet parking

Other information

  • Resort fee included
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • 24-hour room service
Things to do
  • On private beach
  • Number of outdoor pools - 2
  • Children's pool
  • Fitness facilities
  • Full-service spa
  • Nightclub
Working away
  • One meeting room
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
Things to enjoy
  • Balcony or patio
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the hotel's full-service spa, Nirogi Spa. The spa is equipped with a steam room.

The spa is open daily. Children under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision.


L'Heritage - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).

Fruits De Mer - This restaurant is located by the pool. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Der Cafe - This coffee shop serves light fare only. Open 24 hours.

EKHO SURF, Bentota’s small print

Also known as

  • Surf Hotel Bentota
  • The Surf Bentota Hotel Bentota
  • Surf Bentota
  • Surf Hotel
  • EKHO SURF Hotel Bentota
  • EKHO SURF Hotel
  • EKHO SURF Bentota
  • Hotel Lihiniya Surf
  • Lihiniya Surf Hotel
  • Lihiniya Surf Bentota


Children under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: USD 96.00
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per child: USD 48.00 (from 5 to 12 years old)

The charges below are included in the total price displayed:

  • Resort fee

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for USD 29.0 per night

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 9 for adults and USD 5 for children (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Good 7.2 From 71 reviews

EKHO SURF, Bentota
It was terrible. We booked through hotels and paid $160 per night. After reading the reviews, we thought it's the perfect hotel in a reasonable price. After arriving there, we had a quick check in and were directed to our rooms. We were shocked! It's a very old hotel and everything in the room is worn out. After 5 minutes exactly, we found that one wall is filled with ants and asked for a new room and complained about the ants. But they told us that the hotel is fully booked and we have to wait for the next day. Cutting it short, we were moved to another room and it was the same. Ants everywhere, worn furniture, stained bed sheets & towels. Also, the hot water in the shower stays for few seconds only. We did book for 3 nights earlier and decided to leave after the 2nd night as we were disgusted and sleepless for the past 2 nights and they refused to refund the last night.
Ismail, us3 night romance trip
EKHO SURF, Bentota
Mixed Feelings
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 floor and had a great view of the sunsets. We only received two scratchy towels daily in the room.. Staying in a hotel, of course you know that people have stayed there before you, but you don't really want to see that other people were there, if you know what I mean. When we checked into our room, I was a bit shocked- sand in the shower, long hairs on the floor. Not what you expect when you are paying over 200 USD a night. The breakfast buffet was okay. Overall, we were quite disappointed with the food at the hotel. There are not that many other restaurants options nearby, so we ate all of our lunches, and some dinners at the hotel. Many dishes on the menu were not available. Surprised me that they never had any king coconuts throughout our entire stay. One day we ordered a pizza (which we rarely order on holiday). It was a frozen pizza that they had just heated up... and it cost more than what we pay for a fresh pizza in Sweden. The best part of the hotel was the spa, which we visited a few times. More expensive compared to the other spas in Sri Lanka, but the service was professional and the women from Bali are really friendly. So much potential, but not worth what we paid.
A Traveler, us4 night romance trip
EKHO SURF, Bentota
Very Good8.0
Wonderful hotel on the beach, all rooms are looking to the ocean and really its a breath taken. nice beach to swim and to surf for beginner, The swimming pools are just steps from the beach. Great spa. Staff are helpful and friendly.. Every thing was nice in our stay.
A Traveler, us1 night family trip
EKHO SURF, Bentota
Very low service standards, outdated hotel
Service was really bad, we order some soda and it tooled them an hour to send to the room. We had made two separate bookings as we decided to extend our stay, but didn't make it for the first night; that first night rate included breakfast and not the second night, reason why we requested it to be transferred to the second night, receptionist said they will check with the manager and call us on our room, but this never happened. Very disappointed with the service of front desk. This hotel is quite old, I will not recommend it. Also for a nice beach, rather go to Mirissa and not to Bentota.
Carmen, gb1 night trip with friends
EKHO SURF, Bentota
Very Good8.0
Amazing hotel with amazing breakfast
We a family of 12 adult and 1 child recently stayed in this hotel for 2 nights. Our initial encounter was not pleasant as we have arrived at 5pm only but our rooms were not ready. After a 7 hour journey from Nuwara Eliya to Bentota, we were all knackered and just wanted to get into our rooms to rest but was delayed. The manager tho had upgraded us to the rooms right infront of the pool. Though the upgrade was timely but we had to wait for each rooms to be given the keys. However the manager made up for it again by providing us with light snacks. The rooms were amazing and the beds were extremely comfortable. Imagine waking up to the pool and the beach right infront of you. The sunset was a spectacular view as well. Breakfast was amazing with vast spread of food. From continental to english to typical Sri Lankan food. Heard the dinner was good to tho we opted t have it outside. Overall we really enjoyed our stay in The Surf Bentota and would highly recommend to anyone.
Kannadasan, my2 night family trip

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EKHO SURF, Bentota

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