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.


  • 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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Jan 26, 2020 damithi2020

Excellent place..very good ,foods perfect..but only one thing If you can add special Grill item for your dinner it's so interesting..all the staff very kindly.thank you for your service we will come again
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Jan 26, 2020 GaganM102

Stay at the mermaid hotel was very comfortable and staff is very supportive but the best part is away from city traffic nd beautiful sea view nd all room has side sea view which is great for everyone and food is awesome. Thanks for making our stay memorable hope to see you soon in future. Thanks team mermaid
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Jan 24, 2020 Ghouse00000

Nice environment, good place and location,very friendly staff,nice property, we enjoyed our stay,food was good ,friendly staff restaurant staff was very helpful thank for your service we will come again
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Jan 24, 2020 Jaffar000

V had very warm welcome resort service is good v enjoyed a lot in pool and very hygienic food room service is very good beach side view was awesome, mermaid was good place for enjoyed thank you for your service
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Jan 24, 2020 Mudaliyaroooo

We enjoyed our stay.good holiday,food was good, friendly staff,worm welcome whe arrived time front office staff was very friendly. Mano was very friendly and helpful, she took good car of us she spoked our mother language it's very helpful thank for again, we love Sri Lanka,we will come again