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“Perfect location with gr8 owner and staffs - Bad rooms” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Ocean Moon Guesthouse & Cabanas
Ranked #99 of 180 Mirissa B&B and Inns
Bengaluru, India
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17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Perfect location with gr8 owner and staffs - Bad rooms”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2012

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)

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Digvijoy
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Galway, Ireland
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Teresa C
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Newcastle, Australia
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14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Greg S
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, Australia
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37 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Eblatch
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank ElNel
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Bristol
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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).
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jennifer_cope
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Property: Ocean Moon Guesthouse & Cabanas
Address: Udupila Junction, Mirissa 81740, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Mirissa
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Ranked #99 of 180 B&Bs / Inns in Mirissa
Number of rooms: 5
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