Very good 8.0
Based on 32 reviews

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About Mermaid Beach Cottage


Well-positioned in Induruwa, Mermaid Beach Cottage is the ideal point of departure for your excursions in Bentota. Only 5 Km from the city center, the hotel's strategic location ensures that guests can quickly and easily reach many local points of interest. Also within easy reach are Kaikawala Pansala, Samudrasanna Viharaya, Lunuganga.

Offering hotel guests superior services and a broad range of amenities, Mermaid Beach Cottage is committed to ensuring that your stay is as comfortable as possible. While lodging at this wonderful property, guests can enjoy free Wi-Fi in all rooms, Wi-Fi in public areas, car park, room service, airport transfer.

Guests can choose from 5 rooms, all of which exude an atmosphere of total peace and harmony. The hotel offers wonderful recreational facilities such as private beach, garden to make your stay truly unforgettable. Mermaid Beach Cottage is an ideal place of stay for travelers seeking charm, comfort and convenience in Bentota.
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  • free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas


  • car park
  • airport transfer
  • shuttle service
  • bicycle rental

Water sports

  • private beach

Food & beverage

  • room service
  • restaurant
  • coffee shop


  • pets allowed

Cleaning services

  • laundry service

Guest services

  • newspapers
  • tours

On-site facilities

  • garden
  • smoking area
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Child and extra bed policy
Children 2-3 year(s) Stay for free if using existing bedding.
  • Minimum age of guests is: 2 year(s).
  • Guests over 3 years old are considered as adults.
  • Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room policy for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Airport Transfer Fee: 72 USD
Check-In From: 02:00 PM
Check-Out Until: 12:00 PM
Distance from City Center: 5 Km
Distance to Airport: 120 Km
Number of Bars: 1
Number of Floors: 1
Number of Restaurants: 1
Number of Rooms : 5
Reception Open Until: 10:00 PM
Room Voltage: 220
Time to Airport (Minutes): 200
Year Hotel Built: 1999
Year Hotel Last Renovated: 2012
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Recent customer comments

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Very good

  • Hotel Condition/Cleanliness 7.9
  • Location 8.3
  • Room Comfort/Standard 8.0
  • Service 8.3
  • Value for Money 8.1
  • Food/Dining 7.6

nesrine B.
Saudi Arabia
September 24, 2014
Bad Experince
good swimming place

Denis G.
May 05, 2014
Nice stay
Near to the Beach, Friendly staff, nice room
Room was nice and clean. Hotel has direct beach access trough a small palm garden. Staff was very very helpfull and friendly..over all we had a good time at the Mermaid Beach Cottage

Sri Lanka
April 28, 2014
Not very good
Nothing special

Yogi S.
December 07, 2013
Good experience
It's small 4-5 cottage room setting with AC, internet at reception area, dining, garden and right bang on the beach
Stay was good, got cheaper rates for extended stay compared to online booking. All amenities were decent and in working condition. The dog took my flip flops on the beach 😜. Breakfast was fixed but good. Non stop bus service right outside the hotel and train station Induruwa is at walking distance. Bentota is a good 3 KMs away from the Hotel. Recommend to use combination of bus and train over tuktuk or cab.

Mukesh S.
December 04, 2013
Quiet budget hotel but limited services
Good room and bed, next to beach and quite
The stay was pleasent in terms of having some quite time. The room was great compare to what I thougt - good and comfortable bed allowed me good sleeping. However, facilities in room is limited. Bring your own bathroom amenites as hotel just provides a soap and towel. A TV is also there but useless for foreigners as no English channels. A wardrobe and a working desk and chairs available in room and outside at the barandah too there are a small central table with two chairs. The wardrobe was broken in my room and I didn't see any hangers there. Bathroom was big enough with hot water facilities. Hotel lies in front of beach and restaurant facility is available with prior order - I only had a lunch there, which was just okay. Overall, it was good but for such a small hotel (only with 5 rooms) and very limited facilities the cost was bit high I guess - US$ 42 - I would pay up to 30 $ for such hotel. Please also note that there are no others nearby restaurant in this area, unless you walk a bit far - which I did but didn't like the food. Staff was good but only one of them was able to communicate well in English.

Shiran N.
Sri Lanka
August 27, 2013
IIt is close to Beach.
Comfortable rooms, Freindly service, Close to Beach & Main road.
Good cottage to spending leausre time with family. I think there are no cooks in this cottage.because i ask dinner them night time (Around 7 pm).but they said need to inform erly.

Matt H.
July 28, 2013
clean comfortable beach access room
beach access, large comfortable room
a large room and beach access is great, poor internet connection and lack of food choices detracts. If you don't have a vehicle or transport you're not going to be walking to find any food choices. If you want a nice room and a pretty beach then this is a good place for that.

Tore H.
July 11, 2013
nice place at the beach
close to the beach, good price, relaxed
This one provided good value for money. A small place with good service minded staff. There isn't much to do in Induruwa especially in low season when I was there, but that's what I came there for, to do exactly nothing. A good weekend retreat from Colombo. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Some options for eating a bit further down the road, but their curry was excellent.

Andrey F.
June 25, 2013
It was nice
Breakfast, beach, room

Marina C.
United Kingdom
March 08, 2013
Great value for beach front
Large clean rooms, excellent service with managers who understand Western service
Very pleasant and home welcome landing at this lovely quiet hotel located on a beautiful beach. Short beach front walk to nearest Ayuervedic clinic meant that you could spend budget stay in an up market part of Sri Lanka. I recommend this place as a safe clean and friendly destination if you are looking for a quiet and relaxing retreat. The owners also have a restaurant a short trip away but do have cooks on site who will prepare most delicious local Sri Lankan food at a fraction of the price offered in neigbouring hotels. Very good indeed!


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