Hotel Mermaid & Club
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... discount at several music shops.
Rather stupidly, I did not give my camera to anyone to take a picture of me playing and so do not have one. My God, there were professional cameramen on hand as was proved by at least one of them getting really creative with his tablet thing (whatever they are called) and taking shots from all sorts of odd angles of my fingers as I played etc. Heaven knows where they are but I am sure they are on the ...
... as much as possible without sticking to the main highways all the time, reach the four corners of the country and come back to Colombo in one piece.
And we did. This is how.
I can't ride a bike to save my soul. Not something i’m very proud of. As it turned out, i’m not alone. Prishan couldn’t either. Which meant that from the 4 of us – Myself, Prishan, Indika and Rimaz – only Indika ...
... nearly trod on a huge snake. After running in the get the manager (cool) and him telling us it wasnt poisonous we calmed down a bit and John got some photos of it munching on a frog (I was still too scared to go near enough!).
After lunch we had the Ayurvedic massages which was very relaxing. I spent a bit of the day researching about the Ayurvedic way of healing and what each dosha meant ...
... House...after that he follows us around and we end up asking him if he wants to guide us around the city..h agrees happily and we follow him around for about two hours, passing through the most interesting parts of the old city, showing us several beautiful hindu temples, a few mosques, markets as we love them, Ayurveda "pharmacies", etc..we stop with him for lunch in a local eatery..that lunch will be the test for our stomachs...after that, back to ...
... look the same. Which seafood BBQ and 2 for 1 cocktail did we have on which beach in what country? We were looking forward the contrast of the mountains. In the 1800's and the height of the tea growing era many of the English colonialists made Nuwara Eliya their home. This was due to its cool climate and because it was perfect for growing tea. Today, the English have long gone but their remnants still remain with country clubs, red post boxes, stream trains, a golf club and of ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Mermaid & Club Kalutara
The mermaid was wonderful, we had 2 weeks of relaxing and brilliant service. The staff we always kind and helpful.
We fully recomend this for destination in Srilanka
Shaun & Anne Ingall
Loved the Mermaid!
We have just returned from spending 10 mights all inclusive at the Mermaid. We really coudn't fault it! Lovely rooms (CD player, flat screen TV, Air con), great food and a fantastic location. The staff were wonderful. We would definately recommend this hotel.
Just returned from two weeks staying at the Mermaid. We had good & bad experiences here. The rooms have been recently refurbished & are quite nice, however, don't let them put you in room 101 as it's very noisy very early in the morning- one day the reception staff were playing the Rolling Stones at full blast at 6.30am, & every day from 7.00am, the grounds staff had conversations at the top of their voices right outside the room.
Just got back from a 2 week stay at the Mermaid Hotel. All I can say is brilliant! The hotel has just re-opened after refurbishment and the rooms are a good size AC, TV, CD player. Staff can't do enough for you. I can highly recommend the massage along with all the other facilties in the sports centre. I went on a trip to Kandy with Sumi, one fo the beach boys. The trip was very well organised and proffessional. Can't wait to go back.
We stayed 10 nights at the Mermaid Hotel & Club, wish it had been longer. What a wonderful place, everyone is so friendly and make you feel very relaxed and couldn't do more for you. The rooms are clean, spacious, the attention to detail is second to none, your beds in the evening are prepared with a flower while you are having dinner. The food was excellent, a lot of choices plain and spicey food. If you have any requirements or do not like spice or curry then the Chef will make you special requests, you must make sure you let the hotel no before.
Everything was relly good, the staff are very friendly and help you with whatever you need. The rooms are really nice and the furniture is all new and beautiful. The sports centre has a lot to offer, with a fully air conditioned GYM. The trips from the hotel are really good as long as your are prepared to travel long distances. I cant wait to go back next year!!!
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Stayed at this hotel September 2004, it was not the best, but the price was OK. The rroms were very basic and so was the food. We found the staff to be the joy of the holiday, they couldn't do enough for you. We would not go back to this hotel, but may visit Sri Lanka again but not at this time of the year as the sea is very rough and dirty.
Ive been to this hotel twice and my husband has been there 3 times - we love it!!!
Great food, great trips, low cost !
spent xmas and new year 2002 all inclusive, travel company wanted far to much for tours, went to beach boys and found Silver he arranged 2 -3 day tour all inclusive $150 for 3 of us a/c bus +4* hotel in candy, we were given the Bs knees by the locals and felt very safe. Went everywhere even into tamil country and it was great, check silver out he is the man and tell him john sent you from england as he fell in love with our daughter josie-lee and we were very safe with this guy.
Stayed for 10 nights all inc. end of July 2004. Very friendly, helpful staff. Good clean, air con. + fan room. Balcony with sea view. Excellent choice of Sri Lankan food. Very attentive staff. Wine not inc. but a reasonable price. Beach boys great - don't be afraid. Sammi will sort your trips excellent reports from all who used him. Try Bentota river trip -loads of wild life. Tailors outside hotel on the left really excellent quality. 'Quality Jewellers' near Tangerine beach hotel fanastic workmanship and good prices. Green Bamboo restaurant for wonderful Prawns and rice Sri Lankan style. Did a 4 day tour first Penewara Elephant orphange, Sigiriya Rock, Kandy, Hill Country. Fabulous!! My wife managed to sprain her ankle on the last night(no arrack involved) excellent treatment by hotel and airport staff(Emirates)