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Mermaid Inn
Ranked #35 of 185 Mirissa B&B and Inns
Turin, Italy
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Reviewed February 14, 2014

We stayed this guest house 11 days,Pramod 's family is so lovely.Far from the main road and beach only 5 minutes by foot .1 minute from mini market .Wake up and have breakfast with the nature .so lovely :)

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 28, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful house, Beautiful family. (five minutes from the beach).
This place is set right in the middle of the local community in a walled garden, brilliant if you enjoy getting away from the bustle of the beach.
The rooms are the nicest and coolest we have stayed in, light and airy with silent fans and immaculately maintained.
A large communal balcony makes a great spot for watching birds, squirrels and monkeys with your sweet Sri Lankan tea in the morning.
The owners really do all they can to make your stay as pleasant as it can be.
We came for three nights and stayed nine, it will get a hold of you too!
We did not breakfast here but did have a lovely Sri Lankan curry.
Whale watching can be organized for you at a sensible price.
We would come back here for sure.

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 22, 2014

My partner and I stayed here for 4 nights. It's quite new and is very clean and was much better value than places just 1 minute closer to the beach. Takes about 6 minutes to walk to the beach from here.
The owners are very friendly, we took our room without breakfast but had lunch in the owners house one day which was really good and I can recommend it to anyone else who stays here.

They don't do laundry themselves but the owner was kind enough to take our washing to a somewhere that did and return it for us

We enjoyed staying here and would reccomend it :)

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed January 1, 2014

It's a family owned guest house, with the staff as the family itself (Father, mother, son, daughter). The place is quite new, so well maintained, and very clean. Walkable distance (approx 1 Km) to the beautiful Mirissa beach.
Although we stayed just a night, and vacated early morning, it was very comfortable and economical. As we went for whale watching after check-out, the family also offered to keep our luggage in their house till we return.

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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Geneva, Switzerland
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Reviewed September 6, 2013 via mobile

This guesthouse was our absolute favourite. Its situated in a calm area only a few minutes walk from the beach. The hosts are extremely welcoming, inviting us into their house for tea and a nice chat. Our room was spacious, bright, airy, clean and modern. The bed was also super comfortable which can be a rarity in Sri Lanka. We were served a copious and delicious breakfast and also enjoyed a typical Sri Lankan lunch prepared by our hosts which was also very tasty. We enjoyed watching the monkeys swinging around in the trees opposite from the veranda as well as squirrels and chameleons. The locals living in the neighbourhood are all very friendly and pleased to spend a few minutes chatting. Initially we only planned on staying one night at the Mermaid Inn, but we liked it so much that finally we stayed put for the rest of our holiday there. This guest house is excellent value for money and offers quality rooms which we can highly recommend. A big thank you to our hosts for such marvellous hospitality.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Reviewed August 20, 2013

It's true. It really made my holidays. Since first minute I felt like home. I didn't really plan to stay a whole month in one place but on the end i did. It's even worth to keep the room while leaving for 2,3,4.. days trip. Just to leave your stuff in there, safe..and come back like home.
I recommend it for everyone who likes clean, safe, calm&peaceful place, with amazing hospitality not only of the family who runs the place /they are awesome!/ but also the locals around.
It's not beachfront but you will be blessed to chill there, away of the beach/tourist day/night rush. You will be listening the jungle and local life, soak up the real relaxing and open-hearted atmosphere. Give them smile they give you heart. I need to get back soon..

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Qingdao, China
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Reviewed May 30, 2013

My dad and I spent 5 days there!
We planned to stay there, trying seafood and wandering on the beach, for 4 days. But we extended our plans there because the owner who is a teacher, was so nice to us, so were her two daughters!
Two things are most unforgettable: the younger daughter was so adorable when she was playing with their little dog; monkeys lived near the house stole one of my sandals.
Recommend to everyone this lovely place!

Sorry for the late review
Ps: we stayed in Sri Lanka for almost a month, mermaid inn is definitely first choice for backpackers who want to spend calm days in Mirissa.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Mermaid Inn

Property: Mermaid Inn
Address: 321/1 Wihadhagoda Road, Udupila, Mirissa 81740, Sri Lanka (Formerly Folk Resort)
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Mirissa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
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Ranked #35 of 185 B&Bs / Inns in Mirissa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
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