A review is all about expectations, for this place it is a bit of a mix. Although the place is dated the location is fantastic. Complaints about a steep climb are ridiculous, take a tuk tuk.
The pool is cool, and the rooms are spacious and also cool.
The kitchen is in charge by a sort of sergeant, with no feel of humor or service what so ever. Most of the staff is chatting with each other during breakfast, but the breakfast itself is not too bad at all... But don't try the coffee, it tastes like motor oil
The view from the restaurant is stunning, and makes up for the low quality of the buffet. Generally the staff is very friendly and helps you in almost anything.
We stayed during a weekend, the music from the neighboring beach club is very loud, and goes on till late. To me it is UNBELIEVABLE that this is allowed. We heard stories about bribes in SL and this must clearly be an example, since a red bull party was stopped after 2 hours because of the noise just around the corner
All and all a great place but not for light sleepers
Mirissa will have to think hard about its future, either you go for teenagers, drugs and loud clubs chasing away the real tourists, or go for a big clean up of the beach, closing down or at least regulate some rules and enforce them
People won't fly all this way for this, we have our own crappy clubs to do this.