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Ocean Moon Guesthouse & Cabanas
Ranked #101 of 191 Mirissa B&B and Inns
Reviewed November 17, 2012

While this has a great location on the beach side we found it ridiculous that the guesthouse was all locked up by 11pm! The gate to the beach is locked at 9pm which means that if you walk along the beach front from a bar back to this place you can't get in and you need to go through another bar to get to the main road entrance! The owner of this place was extremely sulky and unfriendly and not in the slightest bit welcoming. I will say the other people working here were very nice and welcoming. Our room was only OK for what we paid for it, we got much better value in other parts of this beautiful country.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 14, 2012

The location is good but that is as far as it goes. We arrived to zero welcome which we could only assume was because it was off season. The place seemed empty which on looking at the rooms with the ants crawling up the wall, the musty smell, the mould and the a/c units covered in plastic could have been the reason. There was really no excuse as we had given them 4 weeks notice of our arrival. The best for all was to forfeit our deposit which we did and move up the road to Paradise.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Greg S
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Reviewed April 14, 2012

Location is fantastic, but access to beach is closed at night. Service is not good and the room was small, dark and very basic. Just stayed 1 night and than changed hotel!

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with friends
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2  Thank Fbrunosilva
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Reviewed March 4, 2012

Ocean Moon is a great little place for those travelling on a budget.
Rooms are fairly basic but they are clean and totally fine to collapse in after a day at the beach.
Bungalows each have their own little balcony and we enjoyed sitting outside at our table and having a drink or two at the end of the day.
Location is perfect - although not all of the rooms have ocean views (I think the closest you'd get was if you were in an upstairs room) but Ocean Moon is situated directly on the beach - it's about a 5 second walk from the door of your bungalow to the sand.
Service was great and they bring breakfast to your door in the morning - perfect!
We particularly enjoyed the curry roti and Sri Lankan omelette at breakfast time... delicious.
Would recommend Ocean Moon to anyone who wanted to enjoy a chilled, fun couple of nights in Mirissa and didn't want to blow their budget.

Room Tip: Get an upstairs bungalow for better views.
  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Eblatch
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Reviewed February 20, 2012

If you are after 5 star luxury this isnt the place for you but if basic, clean, safe rooms on the beach with friendly, helpful staff and owners appeal to you then you should look much further.

The staff and owner were so friendly and helpful that it really made a difference.

I didnt realy dine here as you have so much choice on the beach and the Ocean Moon doesnt have beach dining.

Great little place for basic rooms. The only negative is the music that can sometimes be heard from other bars,

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled solo
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1  Thank ElNel
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Reviewed December 3, 2011

I have just returned home from a two week trip in Sri Lanka ending in Mirissa. We were fortunate to find that the Ocean Moon guest house still had rooms as this is approaching the high session. The rooms are basic but clean unlike a few other places I looked at in the area!! The friendly helpful staff more than made up for basic room. In fact the owner said he would feed a few stray emaciated puppies on my behalf. I hope that anyone else that reads this review can also save a few leftovers and feed these puppies to at least give these animals a fighting chance at survival. Obviously this can be aware from the tables as I know not everyone shares my love of dogs! Any feedback on their health gratefully appreciated.

I found the food delicious and all home cooked so rather surprised by earlier review. Mirissa is in short a relaxing place to spend time jumping in the waves (a few metre's from the beach) and people watching. The place certainly grows on you after a few days so that beach life just naturally takes over. Galle is only an hour away by local bus for a day out.

Enjoy your trip.

Room Tip: Ask for room with a sea view (upstairs rooms).
  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 4, 2011

Mirissa is a nice place to stay, especially if you like waves / sea. The rooms or ok (not more then ok) but what turns me off - and makes me NOT to recommend this place is the poor quality off the food. It tasted often like mircowave food - not much flavor. And you have to take half board, so...

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Address: Udupila Junction, Mirissa 81740, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Mirissa
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Ranked #101 of 191 B&Bs / Inns in Mirissa
Price Range: $27 - $57 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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