So....Where should I start ???? Honestly speaking,till now I am not able to decide whether Ocean moon was memorable for me or not......
So let me start with describing the room - Very very basic room with twin joined beds,a mosquito net,a wash basin in the room,a clothes hanging furniture,a ceiling fan having low speed, a spacious balcony overlooking the ocean(that was really good), no AC, broken hanger in bathroom,health fosset having only the pipe and lots of small ants in the bathroom.The room didnt even had a table which is very vry basic.On the first look,my wife was totally disgusted and was annoyed on me for booking such a hotel.. So we decided to stay there for one night and then change the hotel.......The owner Mr.Sirri and his staffs were concerned of me not liking the room and tried to make things easier for me.
We searched for some rooms in the hotels nearby but found same type of rooms there with higher prices.Good rooms were atleast 2k-3k more than Ocean Moon.So we came to the conclusion that if we wanted the same location we have to compromise with either comfort or money.So we took the wise decision of staying there as most of the time we would be out of our room.
The location is perfect which would have cost at least 3 times in India,food is awesome,the staffs Jayasinghe(Jaye) and Indika were really really good and helpful.Mr.Sirri (the owner) and his wife were always smiling and attended to all our needs.
As written in previous posts,the access to the beach closes by 10 and if you wanna come back to the hotel then u have to go around to the main road and access the main gate which is not such a big problem and we did it for the couple of nights we stayed.
Unlike almost all the hotels on the beach,Ocean Moon doesnt arrange tables on the beach for dinner for general public and also dont display the fishes to be choosen from as Mr.Sirri is only interested for the guests staying there and doesnt want unnecessary hassles.Tables on the beach are only arranged for the hotel guest.
Dont miss the Prawns and Lobsters prepared by Mr.Sirri as they are awesome and was the best Lobster I ever had(ask for his special delicacies...... we had coconut recipe)
Mr.Sirri also took 1K less on the room rate as we didnt like the room(u dnt see it often)
All in all I can say that if you can ignore the room condition,you can definitely enjoy this place which has gr8 location,great hospitality,gr8 food and comparitively cheaper rates.
Tip:- Book Cabana rooms closer to the ocean(those are in better condition)
- Also Known As:
- Ocean Moon Guesthouse And Cabanas
- Ocean Moon Guesthouse & Cabanas Hotel Mirissa