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 Fantastic stay at the Mermaid Hotel!

Apr 2, 2020 emilyw581 London, United Kingdom

Me and my friend visited Sri Lanka for 8 nights and stayed at the Mermaid Hotel. The staff were very helpful, and they continuously went out of their way to try and make our stay as comfortable and as memorable as possible. There aren't an awful lot of restaurants and bars outside of the hotel, so the fact that the staff were so pleasant and… Read more
Me and my friend visited Sri Lanka for 8 nights and stayed at the Mermaid Hotel. The staff were very helpful, and they continuously went out of their way to try and make our stay as comfortable and as memorable as possible. There aren't an awful lot of restaurants and bars outside of the hotel, so the fact that the staff were so pleasant and friendly, and that the evening entertainment was good, meant that we were perfectly happy staying in the hotel every evening and chatting to other guests and staff by the bar and pool! The food was also delicious - we booked the bread and breakfast option but wished we booked all-inclusive as we found ourselves eating there most nights! The rooms were spacious and clean, and the poolside was kept clean as well. Excellent stay and highly recommend! Read less
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Mar 29, 2020 karen r Nottingham, United Kingdom

We have just arrived back from our holiday to our favourite Dew to the corovirus we had to leave early as our flight was cancelled. The hotel management was absolutely fantastic the cared and kept us all safe update with everything Also all the staff We would like to say a very big thank you for all for your support Stan you was so kind thank… Read more
We have just arrived back from our holiday to our favourite Dew to the corovirus we had to leave early as our flight was cancelled. The hotel management was absolutely fantastic the cared and kept us all safe update with everything Also all the staff We would like to say a very big thank you for all for your support Stan you was so kind thank you Read less
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Mar 28, 2020 200juliee Llandrindod Wells, United Kingdom

What can I say , we love this place , all the staff are wonderful, we arrived here and after 5th day hotel was under lockdown and 6 th day island on lockdown, hotel manager was fantastic , kept us informed all time , staff remained happy and couldn’t do enough for us , we love you mermaid , staff so attentive, like family to us , good luck mermaid… Read more
What can I say , we love this place , all the staff are wonderful, we arrived here and after 5th day hotel was under lockdown and 6 th day island on lockdown, hotel manager was fantastic , kept us informed all time , staff remained happy and couldn’t do enough for us , we love you mermaid , staff so attentive, like family to us , good luck mermaid , we will be back to see you all again , stay safe , we love you all xx Read less
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Mar 16, 2020 G1928IDlizm Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom

We stayed here for five nights at the end of our Sri Lanka tour. The hotel is clean, the staff are welcoming and friendly, and remain so despite some guests who were a bit arrogant! Our room was deluxe and overlooked the beach and palm trees. The sunsets were beautiful. The pool is the warmest hotel pool we have ever been in!! The dining room… Read more
We stayed here for five nights at the end of our Sri Lanka tour. The hotel is clean, the staff are welcoming and friendly, and remain so despite some guests who were a bit arrogant! Our room was deluxe and overlooked the beach and palm trees. The sunsets were beautiful. The pool is the warmest hotel pool we have ever been in!! The dining room staff were absolutely delightful and couldn’t do enough to please. It was lovely to lie on a sunbed under the palm trees, it felt tropical!! Read less
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Mar 14, 2020 Fox-Anwb

hotel is directly at the beach, and easy to relax underneath the palm trees. service to at the beach was not available, also with large groups the service with dinner and breakfast could be much better! The cleaning of the room could be improved and better organized. People are friendly and well willing to serve you! prices are good. Also near… Read more
hotel is directly at the beach, and easy to relax underneath the palm trees. service to at the beach was not available, also with large groups the service with dinner and breakfast could be much better! The cleaning of the room could be improved and better organized. People are friendly and well willing to serve you! prices are good. Also near shops with a short ride with the tuktuk Read less