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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Sep 20, 2020 842chandanaa Malabe, Sri Lanka

The front launch/reception is not welcoming at all. It is like an old hospital. The pictures in the website is misleading. Hotel has not been properly maintained and had not painted for years. We didn't have electricity for several hours in the night. No hot water in bathroom. Meals are average and not value for money. Cannot recommend to any… Read more
The front launch/reception is not welcoming at all. It is like an old hospital. The pictures in the website is misleading. Hotel has not been properly maintained and had not painted for years. We didn't have electricity for several hours in the night. No hot water in bathroom. Meals are average and not value for money. Cannot recommend to any tourist Sri Lankan or foreign. However staff are friendly and helpful especially the person at sports centre. Read less
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Sep 20, 2020 144humairay

V enjoyed the stay at mermaid hotel. Food was amazing. The rooms r very comfortable. Overall it's an excellent hotel. Thank you for d services. Nice view at beach side. Hope to come back soon. Enjoyed the pool as well
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Sep 20, 2020 Senrathsur

Nice place and good staff. Food was very delicious . Everything was fine. Thank you for everything.nice view . The hotel is very clean and my family had a nice time . So again hoping to come soon.Thanks a lot again.
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Sep 20, 2020 690kusall

Nice soothing place that merged with nature. Architecture is good. Good food and good hospitality. Best place for sport lovers. Played water polo, table tennis, badminton and volleyball. Great enjoyable pool area with sea view. Come & cherished yourselves!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Overall Great Hotel

Sep 20, 2020 970shamenc

Great customer service. Food is fantastic.. Nice beach and friendly environment. They have good sports complex and gym. Enjoyed every bit of seconds. Overall good experience. Highly recommended. Thank you