I can honestly say in my whole life I have never seen rain like we saw in our short trip to Sri Lanka.
Do not plan to go for such a short amount of time and probably best not to go at this time of year, we went from 26th October - 3rd November 2012 just to have a lovely rest away from it all. This hotel is a hotel designed for the sun and when it rained 5 of our 6 days we ended up in the pool and on the beach in the rain..........as the company was lovely I wasn't bothered!
The room was fine and the staff looked after us well.
The Hotel Food and accommodation was ok and the waiting staff and bar staff friendly and obliging - the man who arranged the sunbeds (on the one sunny day) was also a delight the two bar staff on one night gave us card tricks and were a great double act. Some of the entertainment was a little dodgy!.
Recommendation - book your transfer with Suresh Pushpakumara " beach boy" he was so welcoming always on time and he will help you with whatever you want.........I contacted him before out trip and even though our flight was late he was waiting for us. We also went on a trip to the elephant orphanage with another couple and even though the weather was absolutely awful Suresh made sure we were safe - we actually had a great day! He also arranged our transfer back to the airport and we arrived safe and sound and in plenty of time. The other "beach boys" knowing we had arranged everything we wanted with Suresh just left us alone..........Beware of the day of the Full (Poya) Moon...no alcohol served!!!!! We had a trip we will never forget! :-)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Mermaid Hotel & Club lies on the golden sands of Mahawaskaduwa; a cosy fishing village in the city of Kalutara which is of religious significance, just 24 miles south of Colombo and 45 miles from the International airport. It is cleverly nestled in a vast coconut grove along a stretch of golden, sandy beach; a perfect get-away for sun, sand and sea lovers. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Mermaid And Club
- Resort All Inclusive Mermaid
- Mermaid Hotel Sri Lanka
- Hotel Mermaid & Club Sri Lanka/Kalutara