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Mahawaskaduwa, Kalutara Sri Lanka
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 06/22/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#2 of 18 hotels in Kalutara
2021 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
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. The hotel boasts fifty four standard rooms equipped with modern amenities, nine sea view rooms, nine superior sea view rooms and nine spacious deluxe sea view rooms that afford absolute luxury and comfort with direct views of the garden and sea beyond. Other facilities include two swimming pools, a restaurant with an alfresco dining area, 4 bars, Sahana spa and a sports centre which offers a range of activities.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Fitness classes
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary welcome drink
Special diet menus
Poolside bar
Game room
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Nightclub / DJ
Car hire
Taxi service
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Steam room
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Room service
Seating area
VIP room facilities
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Good to know
Bay View
Languages Spoken
English, Sinhala
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stephan s wrote a review Apr 2021
3 contributions
i step in to the hotel at night thought their is no much impression in the lobby they set PCR and sent me to the room. Room was very clan and species. actual beauty of the hotel you can see in morning. sea front hotel with nice garden full of palm trees. you have to stay inside the room until PCR result come. after that you are entitle to have all the facilities in the hotel premises. Swimming pool Kids pool /Gym/Spa/ sport area etc. Every evening we played Cricket and Beach volley ball with siva/Ara / Duty manager Nuwan they are excellent team. always smiley face and willing to help. you don't feel you are away from home. food was excellent but same layout. suji always ready to help you at meal time. I had very good time with mermaid. definitely ill come back to see you guys.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Response from Sampath De Silva , General Manager at MERMAID HOTEL & CLUB
Responded May 3, 2021
Dear Stephan , Along with the entire team, thank you for staying at Mermaid Hotel & Club, and for taking the time to write a review about your experience. We are uplifted to learn that you enjoyed your time with us and thank you very much for sharing such positive comments. While we are content that you enjoyed the facilities we provide, it is more heartening to read your comments about the satisfying level of service our team provided. This is a great testimony to their commitment and dedication to create memorable experiences for you. We will share these comments with the whole team to inspire them to continue to convey exceptional experiences. Again, thank you for sharing your experience and we look forward to welcoming you back to stay on your next visit to Sri Lanka and please recommend Mermaid to your family and friends. Sincerely, Sampath De Silva
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harald wrote a review Apr 2021
Lich, Germany3 contributions
I felt safe and secure in this hotel during my entire vacation. All employees on both 14-day shifts were always very friendly and helpful. This applies to the room staff as well as to the entertainers, massage, kitchen, reception, all others and their managers. I had a room with a sea view which is well equipped and includes air conditioning. One day later after the first temperature check and PCR test, you can move around the entire hotel complex in a protected manner. The leisure and spa offers within the hotel area are diverse and I was never bored. The food was always plentiful, of good quality and very well tolerated even by my sensitive stomach. Overall, I was very happy with this hotel.
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Date of stay: March 2021
Room Tip: There are special rooms with a sea view. But you can also see the sea from all other, cheaper rooms.
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Response from Sampath De Silva , General Manager at MERMAID HOTEL & CLUB
Responded May 3, 2021
Dear Harald , Thank you for taking your time to write this generous review of us. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and happy to learn that you have been satisfied with safe & secure concept and consistency of the health protocol at Mermaid Hotel & Club. We very much appreciate your recommendations - your positive stay experience is something we take great pride in. I am delighted to read your compliments regarding our colleagues your kind remarks have also been shared with him and the team, thank you so much for this. We certainly hope to have another opportunity to showcase our excellent services and offerings on your next visit. Sincerely, Sampath De Silva
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Chris wrote a review Apr 2021
Worldwide1 contribution
My friends and I stayed at The Mermaid Hotel in the first week of April. As it was a government approved hotel, we knew the price would be a bit on the expensive side, but the experience we had more than made up for it. Upon arriving at the hotel, the staff showed us to our room, after our PCR test, and made sure we settled in and delivered our food and drinks during our isolation. The staff were excellent and so attentive - a few to mention and sorry about the spelling - Cheeky was funny and always wanted to learn English, Arra and Shiv playing sports (Sri Lanka vs England) including cricket and beach volleyball. Sucil behind the bar probably saw more of us than he wanted to. As in other reviews, the facilities were a bit dated but the were over-shadowed by everything else. The only criticism would be that they only had evening entertainment twice and on those days, more guests stayed up and everyone had a good time. The rooms were spacious and cleaned everyday; the balcony over-looked the gardens which were lush with wildlife (monkeys and chipmunks) and trees. The food was delicious and the variety was so much more than expected. The favourite for the group was the fish red curry and chocolate mouse, but all of the food, at breakfast, lunch and tea, will be remembered. The excursions - that we went on with our bio bubble - were so good and I will write a separate review on that but our tour guide, which was through the hotel, Senaka was so knowledgeable and kind. We will definitely be going back to visit more of the island once opened up a little more to experience the true Sri Lanka. A lovely hotel; lovely staff; giving us memories that we will never forget.
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Date of stay: April 2021
Response from Sampath De Silva , General Manager at MERMAID HOTEL & CLUB
Responded Apr 14, 2021
Dear Sir , I would like to thank you so much for your 5-star rating and excellent comments following your stay with us. It is always our pleasure to receive such excellent feedback and we remain encouraged by your sentiments. It is our great pleasure to hear that you have spent the vacation at our beautiful resort and totally enjoyed the stay. We are thrilled to receive many of your praises and certainly appreciate this comment in acknowledgment of our service and facilities. I shall definitely share your comments with the team. It appears from your comments that you would love to have a return, we shall ensure that we will maintain the highest levels of service and comfort in anticipation of your next vacation. With best regards, Sampath De Silva
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Michał Mieszkiello wrote a review Apr 2021
London, United Kingdom4 contributions
We visited the Hotel in March 2021 with kids for a 5 night stay. We,ve got well equipped Deluxe Premium Sea View Room with complete equipment. The hotel facilities may need some refreshment but the restaurant, the pool and the garden were very clean and well maintained. Special thanks to very helpful and friendly staff that made our stay a great pleasure. The anti-covid measures give a good level of safety feeling. We can recommend this place to anyone who would like to visit Kalutara, and have a nice stay with beautiful view and close access to a beautiful beach.
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Date of stay: March 2021
Response from Sampath De Silva , General Manager at MERMAID HOTEL & CLUB
Responded Apr 10, 2021
Dear Michal , Thank you for choosing Mermaid Hotel & Club for your recent holiday and extending such gracious comments regarding your stay. It is fantastic that services of our team members helped to create a most enjoyable stay for you, I shall pass along your comments to our entire team to serve as added motivation for them to continue delivering the highest standards of service to our guests. Thank you once again for your compliments and recommendations. We look forward to having you back with us . Thank you, Sincere regards, Sampath De Silva
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Miriam N wrote a review Apr 2021
Genoa, Italy6 contributions
My mother and I had to quarantine at the hotel for 2 weeks in line with COVID restrictions. At first we were apprehensive but then pleasantly surprised as it ended up feeling like an exclusive holiday rather than mandatory quarantine. The hotel was clean, as was the swimming pool and beach. There were yoga classes every morning as well as other classes such as salsa, volleyball and aqua gym so we were never bored. We tried the steam room at the spa which was very relaxing. There was also wifi by the pool so I could take a dip in between doing my work! We had half board so had a buffet breakfast and dinner each day. The food was varied with an international selection and local sri lankan selection. The food was delicious, especially the fresh fish. The rooms were clean with housekeeping making our beds and adorning them with fresh flowers every day. The staff were fantastic and honestly the best part of the hotel. They were always smiling, always quick to help and never too busy to stop and have a chat. By the end of the two weeks we felt like they were friends/family and we were genuinely sad to leave them. A particular shout out to a couple of staff members. One is Wasantha who worked at the restaurant who was always so helpful and friendly and delivered outstanding service. The kitchen staff even went above and beyond to make us kola kanda and sago pudding that we craved which wasn't even on the menu. Also a shout out to Arun who ran fantastic yoga and dance classes and is an all round lovely person, always checking up on us to see if we needed anything and keen to help however he could. Thank you Mermaid hotel for such a wonderful experience and we will certainly be visiting again once the hotel is open to the general public.
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Date of stay: March 2021
Response from Sampath De Silva , General Manager at MERMAID HOTEL & CLUB
Responded May 3, 2021
Dear Miriam We are extremely glad to hear we exceeded your expectations during your stay with us and feel at home here. At Mermaid Hotel & Club, it is our aim to create uplifting experiences for our guests, and I am heartened our staff went above and beyond to ensure you and your family were well taken care of. I will personally convey your compliments to Wasantha and Aruna ensure they are recognized for being true Mermaid service Ambassadors! Thank you once again for your compliments and recommendation . We look forward to having you back with us . With warmest regards, Sampath De Silva
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$76 - $121 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about MERMAID HOTEL & CLUB
Which popular attractions are close to MERMAID HOTEL & CLUB?
Nearby attractions include Palace Seaside (0.7 miles), Kalutara Beach (0.3 miles), and Agni Wood Burning Art Handcraft (0.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at MERMAID HOTEL & CLUB?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at MERMAID HOTEL & CLUB?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at MERMAID HOTEL & CLUB?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at MERMAID HOTEL & CLUB?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to MERMAID HOTEL & CLUB?
Conveniently located restaurants include Green Lobster Waskaduwa Seafood Restaurant, Oasis Restaurant, and Restaurant Werenda.
Are there opportunities to exercise at MERMAID HOTEL & CLUB?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does MERMAID HOTEL & CLUB have an airport shuttle?
Yes, MERMAID HOTEL & CLUB offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at MERMAID HOTEL & CLUB?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at MERMAID HOTEL & CLUB?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Sinhala.
Does MERMAID HOTEL & CLUB have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.