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“Nicest hotel and staff ever!”
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Hotel Silan Mo
Ranked #64 of 186 Mirissa B&B and Inns
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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“Nicest hotel and staff ever!”
Reviewed July 7, 2013

Silan Mo was without a doubt the best hotel I stayed at while in Sri Lanka. The location is not only prime (right on the beach with lots of small bars and restaurants in the area), but the rooms are also big, clean, have modern A/C (i.e. quiet) and each of them has a massive terrace with a view on the ocean and has free wifi. The hotel also has a gorgeous swimming pool on the rooftop with lots of sunbeds. The staff is probably the best feature of this place: they speak perfect English and are extremely friendly and efficient. I also had a couple of meal in the hotel's restaurant which has good food and reasonable prices.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 30, 2013

Stunning place to stay , this was our third year staying here for over 2 weeks . The staff were so helpfull and friendly and all of the staff treated myself and my wife like part of the family , cannot say enough for the Manager Mr Adrian Vandort , and his assistant manager , reception staff and the room cleaner who i will say was most helpfull all of the time , nothing was a problem for any of the staff . If you have a problem climbing stairs well don,t bother and don,t moan about it as before you book you can see the stairs , so please don,t complain about the stairs , which a few people have . Will say that the food was very good and my wife and myself would like to say a big thank you to the chef for her wide range of cooking . Adrian is probably the most helpfull manager we have come across and nothing is a problem for him , even getting up at 03.00 to call us for our trip to Yala Park , cannot fault the man . Hope you people who read this will fully understand what a great complete staff this place has .

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Nugegoda, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed May 11, 2013

Nice rooms, bathrooms, location and friendly staff, no idea about food as we were taken to Paradise Hotel (SilanMo family hotel, few meters away) for dinner as SilanMo was short of staff right after Sinhala New Year. Hope their food also be good. Overall Very GOOD hotel to stay by the beach. Rates also competitive.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 9, 2013

We stayed in Mirissa for whale watching.
Hotel was clean, comfortable, staff lovely location was excellent good views. Very good service - the hotel let us use their computer for internet access as I am a luddite and don't have a mobile device to log into the free wi-fi.
Only problem with the room was the shower - flooded into the bathroom every night, but it was huge so not really a problem. The shower head also wouldn't stay up so had to hold it by hand.
We stayed half board and basically this was a set menu. Every night a soup, bread, and a choice of two meats with salad on the side and ice-cream. The meat/fish was always done in teriyaki marinade and so tasted the same....a bit monotonous after 3 nights. If I were to stay in again I'd stay here again but go B and B and eat at the cafes on the beach.

Room Tip: Views are better from the top floors but no lift and they are steep and a long way up!
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 9, 2013

We stayed at this hotel for 2 nights and we found it was a wonderful hotel:
-the staff is really good, the rececptionist was extremely helpful when we go there
-it is located seconds from Mirissa beach
-the rooms are spacious, with spacious balconies, all with a view on the beach
-and there is a beautiful rooftop pool, very convenient if you cannot face the Indian Ocean waves!

Room Tip: The higher the room, the better the view, the closer you are to the pool
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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San Francisco
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Reviewed May 5, 2013

My wife and I spent 3 nights at Silan Mo while we were in Sri Lanka. The hotel is across the road from the beach. Our room was on the top level, and the view was fantastic. The staff was also very helpful -- when we asked the owner to arrange a car or tuk-tuk to get us to the wharf for our whale watching trip, he drove us there himself. There were a few negatives, though. The shower did not drain properly. The breakfast was not very good, but to be fair, we did not find many good dining options in Mirissa. We did not have dinner at Silan Mo. The restaurant did not have much ambience. While the view from the top level was excellent, it required ascending and descending over 120 steps -- there is no lift. The wifi did not work from our room on the top level. The part of the beach that belongs to Silan Mo did not have many chairs or umbrellas. It was easy to just walk down the beach, but it would have been nice to have chairs and umbrellas to use. For me, this place needs a "good" rating -- it is a bit better than "average", but does not warrant a "very good" rating.

Room Tip: The view from the top level is great, but you have to walk up 120+ steps to get there.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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SilanMo, General Manager at Hotel Silan Mo, responded to this review, May 7, 2013
Dear Sir

Thank you very much for taking time to review your recent stay at our Hotel Silan Mo, Mirissa. Your reviews are always help us to improve our services. Your comment with regards to WiFi connection in the rooms has been well noted and appropriate action has been taken to rectify the situation. Now we have high speed internet connection in all the rooms, public areas and even in the beach.
comments with regard to other areas for improvement have been noted and we would like to assure you that we would make necessary changes and improvements where applicable.

Looking forward to the opportunity of being able to serve you once again upon your return to Hotel Silan Mo, Mirissa.
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Zwolle
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Reviewed April 27, 2013

Great place with large rooms with dito balcony's, which have a marvelous view over the ocean. The rooms are big and very clean, great beds and nice bathroom as well. The stairs-wise-structure of the building is unique and looks beautiful from the outside, altough it doesn't have an elevator so if you're on the top floor, or going to the beautiful rooftop swimming pool, it's a nice little climb each time ;-) Very friendly staff, the sweet girl/lady in reception even brought us home made sweets during new year period, and the owner always has a nice smile for you as well.

Some minor details: the parasols on the roof were old, broken and dirty. The little private beach part opposite of the road is not the prettiest, but walk 5 minutes further and the beach is amazing.

Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Silan Mo
Address: Bandaramulla, Mirissa, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Mirissa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #64 of 186 B&Bs / Inns in Mirissa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Silan Mo 3*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Silan Mo is one of the best hotels in Mirissa. It is a unique hotel, the only hetel in the area with a roof top swimming pool with a beautiful sea view. All the rooms have a panoramic view of Mirissa bay. It is right by the beautiful Mirissa beach. ... more   less 
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