Mermaid Hotel Kalutara Srilanka


The Mermaid Hotel and Club is nestled in a vast coconut grove along a stretch of golden sandy beach in Mahawaskaduwa, a cosy fishing village in the city of Kalutara, situated along the southern coast of Sri Lanka.

The most favoured amongst Kalutara beach hotels, the hotel opened its doors in 1983 and, through regular refurbishments, has kept pace with international standards. The hotel boasts seventy-two standard rooms equipped with modern amenities and nine spacious deluxe rooms that afford absolute luxury and comfort with direct views of the garden and sea beyond. Other facilities include two swimming pools, a restaurant with an alfresco dining area, three bars and a sports centre which offers a range of activities.

With its main swimming pool surrounded by sun lounges and its beautifully manicured gardens extending to the shoreline, this is the ideal retreat for relaxed getaway. The Mermaid Club is located adjacent to the hotel away from the main buildings offering a wide range of sports and recreational activities.

Kalutara derives its name from the ‘Kalu Ganga’ or Black River. During colonial times, Kalutara was a hub for the spice trade and has many must-see fortifications that date back to the Portuguese, Dutch and British occupations of Sri Lanka. Another attraction which is considered a must-do is the most revered three-story high hollow stupa that was built on the premises of the Kalutara Vihara in the 1960s.

Travel time from the Bandaranayake International Airport (BIA) to our Kalutara hotel is approximately two hours (45 miles) and a little over one hour from the capital city of Colombo (24 miles).

Our History

The Mermaid Hotel and Club opened its doors in 1983 with a modest inventory of fifty-one rooms and only a single star rating. The express intent of the hotel developer at the time was to provide comfortable accommodation, wholesome meals and other essential facilities for the holidaymaker.

The hotel’s club concept was an addition that came during the late 1990s which saw the introduction of a well-equipped sports facility, dedicated activity pool and spa facilities among many other improvements.

Over the past twenty-eight years, constant enhancements have helped make the Mermaid Hotel and Club a highly acclaimed Sri Lanka beach resort.

The passage of time has seen the total room inventory increasing from fifty-one to a current eighty-one, and a deluxe class of accommodation being introduced with the hotel’s most recent refurbishment in 2010.

Standard Rooms

The seventy-two standard rooms at this Beach Hotel in Sri Lanka are designed to a classical Sri Lankan theme. The teak wood furniture with its rich wood grain and shades of brown are a perfect complement to the hand woven green and purple cotton fabrics. The colour scheme in your bedroom has been carefully selected to create a soothing ambience.

All standard rooms include a balcony or terrace with a range of amenities including air conditioning, king-sized bed and partial views of the Indian Ocean.

Standard room amenities include,

  • Ocean view (some available with partial sea view)
  • Balcony or terrace
  • King-sized bed
  • Walk-in tempered glass shower area
  • Air conditioning
  • 32″ LCD TV
  • CD player
  • Mini bar
  • Safe
  • Tea / Coffee making facility
  • Purified drinking water
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries
  • Room service (until 22.00 hrs)
  • Internet (fee applicable, complimentary WiFi in Reading Room)


The Sahana Spa at the Mermaid Hotel and Club offers a range of treatments to completely relax and soothe you. Designed in traditional architectural styles for total relaxation, this Sri Lanka Spa resort comprises two treatment rooms, sauna, steam bath, jacuzzi and changing room with toilet and shower.

The treatments on offer at the Sahana Spa are drawn from age old traditions of natural healing that use priceless essential oils and Sri Lankan herbs that have a remarkable and long history of healing.

The holistic spa experience at the Sahana Spa is extraordinary in its rejuvenation powers that enhance the oneness of mind and body. Our caring and dedicated therapists have undergone extensive spa training programs of the highest standards and will take you through an unforgettable spa experience.

Our spa menu has been carefully compiled to meet the varied needs of our guests. The spa manager and the therapy advisor will be happy to help select the ideal treatment for you.