Before I travelled to this hotel I read all the reviews and have to say that they are pretty accurate.
Our initial feeling when we arrived was "what will we do for 2 weeks?" first impression wasn't great but the hotel and staff really do grow on you and before we knew it we were on our way home,
The hotel is very clean and every effort is made to ensure that the native insects are kept out of the rooms, but you must remember that this is a tropical country and bugs are a fact.
The food is plentyful and a good choice is availible, and if you want a dish that is not on the menu the chefs are pleased to make it for you, and a special mention for the desserts, which were fab.
Being a small hotel you have no problem getting sun loungers and the staff are attentive and supply towels ect.
Whilst you are there go for one of the massages they are great and provide excellent value for money.
We did all our trips with Indi, who ensured that we fed baby elephants, held Crocodiles and Turtles and he gave us a great insight to the countries history,wildlife etc. I can reccommend Indi and if you want to contact me I can give you Indi's email address and website for you to see what you can do before you go on holiday.
In all The Mermaid Hotel and Sri Lanka are well worth a visit. Try it you won't be disappointed.
- 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