Ekho Surf

100 Hotel Road, Bentota, Bentota, Sri Lanka, 80500 - See map
Free Wi-Fi
8.0
Very good
/10
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Beach23
View23
Housekeeping15
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Ekho Surf

"We were welcomed with a nice cold welcome drink, they shower us around a bit as we were early for our check in."

Tanvi - February 28, 2020

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Popular landmarks
Bentota Lake 520 m
Bentota Beach 570 m
Bentota River 1.47 km
La Luna Water Sports Centre 1.93 km
Galapatha Raja Maha Viharaya Temple 3.18 km
Kande Vihare Temple 3.42 km
Induruwa Beach 4.91 km
Ranga Shopping Center 34.54 km
Nearby landmarks
Bentota Picnic Ground 350 m
Bentota Railway Station 390 m
First Aid Center 410 m
Bank of Ceylon 440 m
Coastal Snorkelling Cruise 480 m
Bentota Lake 520 m
LUV SL Bentota 560 m
Bentota Beach 570 m
Cargills Food City 590 m
Pitaraba Rajamaha Viharaya 690 m
9.0

Excellent

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Exceptional location
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Exceptional reputation
Recommended by 90% of guests
Excellent comfort
8.0 room quality and comfort
Very good cleanliness
7.8 rating for cleanliness
Very good service
7.7 rating for service

At night you feel illuminated swimming in the one of two very long pools with a unique dark blue tile lining with it's ocean beach view.

leslie | November 11, 2019

Nice view, two pools to choose from, soft sand, gorgeous sunsets and the water was the perfect temp.

Sujata | March 28, 2018

  • 390 meters to public transportation

  • Airport transfer

  • Currency exchange

  • Private beach

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Cheaper than 95% of all properties in Bentota in the last 24 hoursCompared to 359 Bentota properties at Agoda for various dates
Value for money7.7
Distance to city center0.6 Km
Location rating9.0
Nearest airportRatmalana Airport (RML)
Distance to airport46.2 km

Rooms available at Ekho Surf

8.0
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Room comfort & quality
Superior Room with Sea View
Superior Room with Sea View
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  • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
  • Beach view
  • 2 single beds or 1 double b...
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Deluxe Room with Sea View
Deluxe Room with Sea View
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 double bed
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Deluxe Room with Sea View and Balcony - USD 10 F&B Voucher
Deluxe Room with Sea View and Balcony - USD 10 F&B Voucher
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  • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed
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Superior Room with Sea View and Balcony - USD 10 F&B Voucher
Superior Room with Sea View and Balcony - USD 10 F&B Voucher
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  • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 2 single beds
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Spend the Day - Superior Room with Sea View and Balcony (10 AM - 6 PM Only) with USD 10 F&B Voucher, Welcome Drink, Pool Use, Lunch & Evening Tea & Coffee
Spend the Day - Superior Room with Sea View and Balcony (10 AM - 6 PM Only) with USD 10 F&B Voucher, Welcome Drink, Pool Use, Lunch & Evening Tea & Coffee
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  • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 2 single beds
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Room Assigned on Arrival
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        Twin Capacity 1
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          Frequently asked questions

          What time is check-in and check-out at Ekho Surf?

          Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The resort offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

          What is the smoking policy at Ekho Surf?

          Ekho Surf does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

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          What people love about Ekho Surf

          • 10.0
            Exceptional
            Staff 

            "Staff actually waited for us to come back to clear and changed our room."

            Nurulizyan

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            December 10, 2019

          • 10.0
            Exceptional

            "A place you would definitely visit once again to revive the memories..."

            PRAKASH

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            February 16, 2020

          • 9.2
            Exceptional

            "Pricing is about half neighbouring hotels so great value in comparison."

            Kim

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            October 29, 2019

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          7.0/10
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          8.0/10
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          Overall rating:
          8.0
          Very good
          475 reviews
          Cleanliness
          7.8
          Facilities
          7.5
          Location
          9.0
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          What travelers say they love:
          Excellent massage therapist Manager was very helpful and had...
          bhairavee from United Arab Emirates
          Family with older children
          More about Ekho Surf

          More about Ekho Surf

          If what you're looking for is a conveniently located hotel in Bentota, look no further than The Surf Hotel. Situated only 0.6 Km from the city center, guests are well located to enjoy the town's attractions and activities. For sightseeing options and local attractions, one need not look far as the hotel enjoys close proximity to Bentota Picnic Ground, First Aid Center, Coastal Snorkelling Cruise.

          At The Surf Hotel, the excellent service and superior facilities make for an unforgettable stay. Top features of the hotel include 24-hour room service, free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour security, daily housekeeping, wheelchair accessible.

          In addition, all guestrooms feature a variety of comforts. Many rooms even provide television LCD/plasma screen, separate living room, internet access – wireless, internet access – wireless (complimentary), non smoking rooms to please the most discerning guest. The hotel offers fantastic facilities, including hot tub, private beach, fitness center, outdoor pool, spa, to help you unwind after an action-packed day in the city. Enjoy unparalleled services and a truly prestigious address at the The Surf Hotel.

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          Most talked about facilities

          Beach
          25 mentions
          Swimming Pool
          18 mentions
          Food & Dining
          11 mentions
          Breakfast
          11 mentions

          What they offer

          10.0
          Exceptional
          Staff 

          "We enjoyed the great service n the staff was very humble to ..."

          mohiddin

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          September 17, 2018

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          Food and dining

          Breakfast options

          Asian
          Full English/Irish

          Restaurants on site

          L'héritage
          Cuisine:International
          Menu:A-la-carte
          Fruits De Mer
          Cuisine:American, Asian
          Menu:Buffet

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          Reviews of Ekho Surf from real guests

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          8.0
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          Cleanliness7.8
          Facilities7.5
          Location9.0
          Room comfort and quality8.0
          Service7.7
          Value for money7.7
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          8-9 Excellent (68)
          7-8 Very Good (65)
          6-7 Good (30)
          <6 Below Expectation (64)
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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Chinmoy from India
          Couple
          Deluxe Room with Sea View
          Stayed 2 nights in January 2019

          A private experience of the sea, peaceful, quite and absolutely romantic”

          We were at Ekho Surf in January this year and we were so glad to have picked this place. Both of us being nature lovers; the greens, the hills, endless water bodies and the earth itself play an important part of how we experience a place. Ekho Surf had a lot to offer. With it's clean private beach, the place is perfect for a dip in the sea. The feeling of having breakfast and dinner over the sound of waves breaking and ebbing away on the beach is truly second to none. The staff was super courteous and helpful, their breakfast spread was ginormous and this place truly gives you the experience of a Sri Lankan beach. A romantic paradise if you take the deluxe room with sea view. :D

          Reviewed February 13, 2019

          Hi Chinmoy, Thank you for taking time out to review your stay at EKHO surf. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay and everything was up to standard. We look forward to welcoming you again if your travels bring you back to Sri Lanka. Warm Regards, The EKHO Surf Team

          Responded March 12, 2019
          Ekho Surf
          8.4
          Excellent
          bhairavee from United Arab Emirates
          Family with teens
          Superior Room with Sea View
          Stayed 3 nights in July 2018

          Experience”

          It is a perfectly located property that been well maintained in The Surf but Ekho Surf side needs refurbishing. Excellent massage therapist Manager was very helpful and had us moved to another room Suggestions:: 1)Need to upgrade menu , food options are very limited , should include separate breakfast options like other hotels for those not on an included breakfast package eg: American, English and Asian breakfast . 2)train staff to be prompt, we had to change rooms from top floor to ground floor as it took them more than 45 minutes in off season to send water ,towel,our luggage, a menu etc 3) Get rid off old lumpy woollen blankets in Ekho Surf and provide same standard of hypo allergenic comforters in all rooms

          Reviewed August 02, 2018
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Ian from United Kingdom
          Couple
          Superior Room with Sea View
          Stayed 2 nights in September 2014

          Best views from any hotel in Bentota”

          Views from hotel, quality of rooms, hotel buffet

          Bentota beach is the location of a lot of luxury hotels in Sri Lanka. The beach itself is relatively quite. The Surf Hotel is unusual in the area in that it is very open at the front and all rooms have views of the sea from the balconies. Staff, food, quality of rooms are all excellent. Only thing some people might find annoying is occasional train that passes hotel which can be loud - many hotels in this area will have this to contend with as train line is very close to coast at this point - didn't bother us as air con tends to drown out the noise.

          Reviewed September 24, 2014
          9.2
          Exceptional
          Shuvajit from India
          Family with young children
          Superior Room with Sea View
          Stayed 2 nights in October 2016

          Highly recommended. ”

          The surf hotel is right on the Bentota beach. So location wise it's the best. The rooms have a deck and open up to the fantastic sea views. The rooms are spacious. The staff is friendly. Food is quite good. Try the seafood at one of their restaurant. Breakfast is elaborate and good. Overall recommended

          Reviewed October 04, 2016
          8.4
          Excellent
          VIJAY from China
          Family with young children
          Deluxe Room with Sea View
          Stayed 2 nights in June 2018

          better and bigger then showing on agoda website”

          we really enjoyed our stay much in the surf bentota. hotel more big and more beautiful then showing agoda or other websites. hotel did not provide good pictures to booking websites. from our room we can directly jump in swimming pool or its only 10-15 meter away from nice sandy beach. Break fast good buffet break fast also ok little bit complain with reception staff. let them send towel for 3rd guest, they only said yes yes , but did not bring. for our luggage, we had to remind 2 times and i took 20-30 minutes to get our luggage from first request. they might do not care or do not remember request. welcome drink was good. they gave us room earlier then check in time. our fridge was locked and they let me call room service to open i asked food menu from room serive , they bring and let us order same time , as they can not leave menu. very strange, i got angry and did not order anything beach restaurant is good, but they might do not know how to run resturant or how to get customers. a

          Reviewed June 23, 2018
          9.2
          Exceptional
          NILANGA from Sri Lanka
          Family with young children
          Superior Double Room
          Stayed 1 night in December 2018

          Holiday at Surf Bentota ”

          The hotel is situated facing the beautiful Bentota beach. Rooms are neat and has all the amenities and very well maintained .We were given an upgrade to a Delux Room which is opened to a 50 feet long pool. Food is great (specially the breakfast)but can improve on the choices. Hotel provided karaoke facility for the in house guest and had a great time. All in all this is one of the best hotels we have experienced and one of the few places if you really wish to have a relaxing and a wonderful holiday considering the amount you pay.

          Reviewed December 23, 2018
          9.7
          Exceptional
          ANANDH from India
          Couple
          Superior Room with Sea View
          Stayed 5 nights in April 2015

          Couple stay for 5 nights”

          Friendly and helpful staff. Awesome breakfast. great rooms and family atmosphere without all the crowds given the private beach for the hotel.

          It was good in all aspects espl the friendly and eversmiling staff. For vegetarian non egg consuming Indians like us the mostly continental cuisine let to us having soup bread and fruits for dinner most days but this is due to the general tourist profile in Bentota. Otherwise worth the price although one could be better off booking a week before the trip to benefit from hotel discounts on the site.

          Reviewed April 16, 2015
          9.2
          Exceptional
          from China
          Solo traveler
          Superior Room with Sea View
          Stayed 2 nights in December 2018

          Best hotel in Bentota”

          This hotel owns a private beach at Bentota. The food price is reasonable, but an extra 20%-ish charge in the restaurant. The cafe and bar has similar food choice but no additional charges. Staffs are very friendly. The only thing bothered me is the noise making by other residents.

          Reviewed December 12, 2018
          8.0
          Excellent
          Brock from United States
          Family with teens
          Superior Room with Sea View
          Stayed 6 nights in December 2014

          Enjoyed out stay”

          Location (right on the beach), quality of dining was good, staff was helpful

          Good stay at The Surf Hotel in Bentota. Location is right on the beach and the activity area (large green space) on the beach front was enjoyable for sporting activities. The pool attendants and outdoor activity coordinators were very good. The reception staff and a few in the restaurant (only the female attendants for some reason) could use some training and 'behavioural adjustment', but aside from that, a very enjoyable stay for our family of 5.

          Reviewed December 21, 2014
          8.8
          Excellent
          Anand
          Group
          Deluxe Room with Sea View
          Stayed 1 night in October 2019

          Great property in beautiful location but poor service”

          Pros: Excellent property located in bentota beach and beach view rooms. Good breakfast. Nice big pool well maintained . Bed quality is good for comfortable sleep. Cons: house keeping - they haven’t refilled the shampoo and bath gel even multiple follow ups, I have return the same in their feedback form ( attached). AC Is not good enough at day time.

          Reviewed October 08, 2019
          8.0
          Excellent
          Natasha from United Kingdom
          Family with young children
          Superior Room with Sea View
          Stayed 5 nights in February 2019

          Beautiful beach, limited resort”

          The hotel was situated on beautiful Bentota beach. There are no restaurants along beach just other resorts so you can’t really venture out unless you plan day trips. We had a few issues with our air con, and the service need more training. We had reserved a table for our last night and when we got there there was no table, when we spoke about this the staff member seemed very up tight and acted quite aggressive, eventually when we spoke to management we receive an apology and kids had a free meal. When I asked about venturing out to the shops, single woman, reception were pretty unhelpful. No map or directions, when I asked about tuk tuk prices they said I had to speak directly with driver, they wouldn’t even give me an idea of price. Over all resort was pleasant for our kids as had pool and sea but there was really nothing else. Not really a family hotel many elderly couple. Pros, nice spacious rooms and good breakfast. Pool guys were great!

          Reviewed March 03, 2019

          Hi Natasha, Thank you for taking time to leave a review of your stay at EKHO surf. We are glad to hear that your kids had a good time and you enjoyed the rooms and food. However, the service that you received was not up to our usual standard and we apologize profusely for that. Please do accept our sincere apologies, this is not the kind of impression we wish to leave with you in regards to the service you received. We do hope we could redeem ourselves if your travels bring you back to Sri Lanka. Warm Regards, The EKHO Surf Team

          Responded March 12, 2019
          Ekho Surf
          7.7
          Very good
          Sorav from India
          Couple
          Superior Room with Sea View
          Stayed 2 nights in July 2013

          Most Affordable Place, Can Improve Few Things”

          The Ocean View, Friendly Staff and Breakfast

          The Stay was exceptional at Bentota - The Surf. Ucheta - The receptionist was friendly.. we were welcomed with an amazing drink. Rooms were clean - however we found mosquitoes and ants in the room - Hotel needs pest control. There was less choice for vegetarians in menu, however the staff were polite and courteous to arrange some vegetarian food. Has a ocean facing gym, 2 excellent pools. relaxing spa (we were given 10 minutes free massage - complimentary), breakfast spread is great, movie night, lunge... everything was perfect! Railway station is just opposite.

          Reviewed August 09, 2013
          9.2
          Exceptional
          Rajveer from Thailand
          Couple
          Superior Room with Sea View
          Stayed 2 nights in June 2017

          best location on bentota beach”

          this Hotel has the best view of Ventura Beach at Bentota. Rooms had large balconies & there are 2 pools. Downside : menu is limited with very few choices of dishes.

          Reviewed June 19, 2017
          8.8
          Excellent
          Elisa from Finland
          Solo traveler
          Superior Room with Sea View
          Stayed 4 nights in February 2019

          Perfect location”

          The Surf hotel location was perfect, just few steps to the sea, and the seaview from our room was something amazing! Beds was comfortable, swimmingpools was clean and food was delicious. The rooms was a bit shabby compared to the price. Furnitures was old and worn out and the bathroom looked little bit unclean. But overall Eko Surf is great hotel to relax, take sunbaths and its location near the sea couldnt be better!

          Reviewed February 26, 2019

          Hi Elisa, Thank you for taking time to leave a review of your stay at EKHO surf. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and that the beds, food and swimming pools were up to standard. we have taken your concerns in to account and will work on the cleanliness of the bathrooms. We look forward to having you again. Warm Regards, The EKHO Surf Team

          Responded March 12, 2019
          Ekho Surf
          8.3
          Excellent
          Senthil from India
          Family with young children
          Superior Room with Sea View
          Stayed 2 nights in September 2013

          Comfortable hotel with friendly staff”

          Ocean View, Fun, Value for Money

          Amazing Hotel and was value for money. The staff were friendly and food was good. The hotel is conveniently located for all sight seeing in Bentota. Close to the Mangrove boat rides as well. Best of all the, the room design is perfect for a romantic get away!

          Reviewed December 31, 2013
          8.8
          Excellent
          Abdullah from Saudi Arabia
          Couple
          Superior Double Room
          Stayed 3 nights in June 2018

          Wonderful vocation”

          Check in was fast, our room was ready and clean. The Surf had the best access to the beach, compared to near resots. The facilities were awesome. People from all nationalities are hard to deal with, but the surf make it easy for everyone. Choosing this place was exactly what I missed lately. Thank you Eko Surf.

          Reviewed July 04, 2018
          9.2
          Exceptional
          Jeremy from Australia
          Couple
          Superior Room with Sea View
          Stayed 3 nights in July 2017

          Fantastic hotel”

          Really enjoyed our stay at the surf. We originally booked the superior room but it was a bit old and bad paint. I noticed they were renovating the second wing of superior rooms so this may be fixed soon. We talked with manager and we're able to upgrade to a deluxe room on ground floor. Our doors opened up to a balcony with deck chairs and right next to pool. I would highly recommend this room it was very nice. Breakfast was huge buffet with eggs, bacon, curry, cereal, deserts and anything else you could think of. Very good and enough to keep us going till dinner time. All in all hughly recommend

          Reviewed July 06, 2017
          9.6
          Exceptional
          Selani from Sri Lanka
          Family with young children
          Superior Room with Sea View
          Stayed 1 night in February 2019

          Best place for a family vacation”

          I went there with my parents and my sister's family. I booked a triple room and a double room. The place is very calm and quiet. Hotel staff is very friendly and warmly welcomed us. Rooms were very clean. They have two pools including baby pools. The pool near my room (139)was perfect. Very recommended. Best place for family stay. Foods are delicious. Room services are great. Good luck surf Keep up the good work.

          Reviewed February 03, 2019

          Hi Selani, Thank you for taking time out to review your stay at EKHO surf. WE are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay and everything was up to standard. We look forward to welcoming you again. Warm Regards, The EKHO Surf Team

          Responded March 12, 2019
          Ekho Surf
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Selani from Sri Lanka
          Family with young children
          Superior Room with Sea View
          Stayed 1 night in February 2019

          Best place to be with your family”

          I went there with my parents and my sister's family. I booked a triple room and a double room. The place is very calm and quiet. Hotel staff is very friendly and warmly welcomed us. Rooms were very clean. They have two pools including baby pools. The pool near my room (139)was perfect. Very recommended. Best place for family stay. Foods are delicious. Room services are great. Good luck surf Keep up the good work.

          Reviewed February 03, 2019

          Hi Selani, Thank you for taking time out to review your stay at EKHO surf. WE are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay and everything was up to standard. We look forward to welcoming you again. Warm Regards, The EKHO Surf Team

          Responded March 12, 2019
          Ekho Surf
          9.2
          Exceptional
          Samuel from Singapore
          Solo traveler
          Superior Room with Sea View
          Stayed 1 night in September 2019

          Nice beachfront property”

          The hotel is pretty big and has a nice view of the beach front. However, the surf from the waves makes the floor pretty sticky. Would advise to wear slippers in the room. I don't think they provide bedroom slippers. I love how their body soap and shampoo are in jars which reduces plastic waste. Breakfast here (USD15) is pretty pricey for the spread of food. The small gym is usable .

          Reviewed September 13, 2019
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