Mermaid Hotel

Sri Lanka, Indian Ocean

The hotel

Nestled in a vast coconut grove, the Mermaid Hotel & Club offers a haven for sun, sea and sand lovers. Overlooking a beautiful stretch of beach, the hotel is reserved for rest and relaxation. There's not one but two swimming pools to splash about in, a fitness centre for the body conscious and a spa with sauna, steam rooms and Jacuzzi. The main restaurant overlooks the gardens and has an al-fresco section for making the most of sunny days and warm evenings. Enjoy a romantic dinner for two or tuck into the hearty buffet, with a sublime selection of seafood available daily. Four bars will also tempt you, especially the beach bar situated amidst coconut palm gardens and the restaurant bar with its snooker table. Evenings can be spent quietly or strolling in the moonlight alternatively, there's live music, to keep you entertained.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Volley Ball
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Close to the fishing village of Kalutara, overlooking golden sands. Transfer time from Colombo International Airport: 2 hours.

Hotel information

81 rooms. All with air-conditioning, terrace or balcony, 32" LCD TV, CD player, tea/coffee-making facilities, mini-bar*, safe and hairdryer.

Superior Rooms overlook the gardens with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

All Inclusive of: Breakfast, lunch and dinner (all buffet), plus snacks between 10:30am–12:00pm and 3:30pm–5:30pm. Local-brand alcoholic drinks (excludes wine, cocktails and Champagne), soft drinks (excluding diet drinks and mocktails) and tea and coffee between 10:00am–midnight, fresh fruit between 10:30am–5:30pm.

Sea View Rooms face the ocean, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Premium Sea View Rooms overlook the ocean with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Premium Deluxe Sea View Rooms are larger and include a bath overlooking the ocean with special toiletries, bathrobe and slippers, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Restaurant with al-fresco area (buffet and à la carte dishes). 4 bars: Pool bar, beach bar, air-conditioned bar with a pool table and Music & lounge bar in the Mermaid Club (open 3 days a week). Quiet and activity swimming pools. Sahana Spa* with treatment rooms, sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi. Fitness centre. Squash court, badminton, table tennis and pool table (in bar). Aerobics, yoga (selected days), water polo and croquet. Entertainment most evenings including live music, ballets, cultural and magic shows. Library. Room for card games and board games. Computer room with complimentary WiFi.

* Denotes local charge

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent place to be

Nov 17, 2019 Randima Prabhat... A

I have been to Mermaid Hotel with my team and their families. It ment to be a recognition for the team for their undevided commitment to made one of the projects. Ths staff is very friendly and helpful. Food was really good. They had ameazing area for recreational activities and we had a great time. Would highly recommend this place who wish… Read more
I have been to Mermaid Hotel with my team and their families. It ment to be a recognition for the team for their undevided commitment to made one of the projects. Ths staff is very friendly and helpful. Food was really good. They had ameazing area for recreational activities and we had a great time. Would highly recommend this place who wish to have a ameazing retreat. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great place

Nov 14, 2019 roymks Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

We had a good stay at mermaid. Nice and clean room friendly staff. Food was good. Special thanks for Mano she took good care of me and she is friendly . Thank you for everything. Nice location we will come again
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Very good hotel

Nov 13, 2019 Gowrishankar S

The rooms were excellent and also the food was great and the hospitality, was very nice, nice hotel to visit and good for couples, everything was spot on and also they arranged activities in the night
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A great place in bentota

Nov 13, 2019 Papu S

It was a wonderful stay in Mermaid.. good choice of place.. beach view is good.. food was good. Good ambience and hospitality was excellent.. friendly people.you can have a relaxed time in this beach resort 👍😍
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Absolutely Horrendous. Not recommended to anyone.

Nov 11, 2019 queenvv1 Colombo, Sri Lanka

Came here for a staycation for my husband’s birthday, and it’s hands down one of the worst hotels we have ever been in. And we have travelled a lot! Upon checking in, I informed the receptionist (Chaminda, if I remember right) that it was my husband’s birthday and if he can arrange something like a cake. This is common for any decent hotel. He… Read more
Came here for a staycation for my husband’s birthday, and it’s hands down one of the worst hotels we have ever been in. And we have travelled a lot! Upon checking in, I informed the receptionist (Chaminda, if I remember right) that it was my husband’s birthday and if he can arrange something like a cake. This is common for any decent hotel. He ignored it completely, and was straight rude towards us. Let’s say that’s okay. Then we walked along a dark and smelly corridor (pics attached) and was checked into a room with a doorway that got flooded through the night. The entire hotel is very dirty, and the uniforms of the staff could have used some laundering too. They’re unprofessional to a point that I was simply surprised how a hotel like this could run. There were also racist behavior towards locals, with the staff ignoring them constantly. I wouldn’t recommend this hotel to anyone. Read less