We stayed for 12 nights in July and really don't have any complaints.
The hotel is a nice size with plenty of sunbeds and a large clean pool.
The spa treatment was excellent and inexpensive and the sports team team tried hard to include as many guests as possible in there activities.
All the staff were very freindly and helpful (too many to name individually).
The food was really good ( I put half a stone on!) and reasonably varied with european options as well as the local cuisine.Seafood platter off the A la carte menu highly recommended but you may consider 1 between 2 people if you are not big eaters.
The drinks were the usual local brands but international brands were available as was wine at a price!
All the soft drinks were very sweet and you can only get diet coke etc. by paying extra which is not so good for any diabetics.
Night time entertainment around the area is a bit sparse but that goes for Srilanka in general.
We used the hotel taxi and tour guide Mr Gamini Henry for our tours and he was excellent imparting his knowledge of the local culture and history.
All in all a lovely hotel to relax and enjoy the wonderful Srilankan weather and hospitality, if we return to Srilanka in a few years I would most likely return to the Mermaid.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Mermaid Hotel & Club lies on the golden sands of Mahawaskaduwa; a cosy fishing village in the city of Kalutara which is of religious significance, just 24 miles south of Colombo and 45 miles from the International airport. It is cleverly nestled in a vast coconut grove along a stretch of golden, sandy beach; a perfect get-away for sun, sand and sea lovers. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Mermaid And Club
- Resort All Inclusive Mermaid
- Mermaid Hotel Sri Lanka
- Hotel Mermaid & Club Sri Lanka/Kalutara