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Ballena Regency

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Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Minibar, in-room safe, desk, soundproofing
Minibar, in-room safe, desk, soundproofing

Overview of Ballena Regency

Ballena Regency

3.0 star property
3-star hotel in Mirissa with outdoor pool and restaurant

7.6/10 Good

13 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
Udupila Road, Mirissa, 81740

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Midigama Railway Station - 19 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)


  • Dhana's Curry Pot - 3 min walk
  • O Mirissa Cafe & Bistro - 4 min walk
  • Milky Wave - 6 min walk
  • Maggies rotti shop - 7 min walk
  • Dewmini Roti Shop - 8 min walk

About this property

Ballena Regency

Ballena Regency offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 85.00 per vehicle roundtrip. Guests indulge in spa services, then grab a bite to eat at the restaurant. An outdoor pool, a bar/lounge and a children's pool are other highlights. Fellow travellers say good things about the breakfast and location.



At a glance

Hotel size

  • 11 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2 PM until 2 PM
  • Express check-in available
  • Minimum check-in age – 16
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 16


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Free on-site valet parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*


  • Area shuttle*

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7 AM–10 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • BBQs
  • 24-hour room service
  • Snack bar/deli

Travelling with children

  • Children's pool

What to do

  • Beach nearby


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • An outdoor pool
  • Spa services


  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Low-height worktop and sink
  • Grab bar near toilet


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)

What to enjoy

  • Balcony or patio

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the on-site spa services.


On-site venue – This restaurant specialises in international cuisine.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately USD 6.00 per person
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 85.00 per vehicle (roundtrip)
  • Local area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 15.0 per day


<p>This property accepts credit cards.</p>

Also known as

Ballena Regency Hotel Mirissa
Ballena Regency Hotel
Ballena Regency Mirissa
Ballena Regency
Ballena Regency Hotel
Ballena Regency Mirissa
Ballena Regency Hotel Mirissa

Frequently asked questions

Does Ballena Regency offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Ballena Regency does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
Is there a pool at Ballena Regency?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool and a children's pool.
Are pets allowed at Ballena Regency?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Ballena Regency?
Yes, there's free self and valet parking.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Ballena Regency?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 85.00 per vehicle roundtrip.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Ballena Regency?
You can check in from 2 PM - 2 PM. Check-out time is noon. Express check-in is available.
What is there to do at Ballena Regency and nearby?
Ballena Regency has an outdoor pool and spa services, as well as a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Ballena Regency?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant that offers international cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Dhana's Curry Pot (3-min walk), O Mirissa Cafe & Bistro (4-min walk) and Milky Wave (6-min walk).
Does Ballena Regency have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony or patio.
What's the area around Ballena Regency like?
Ballena Regency is located near Mirissa Beach, only a short 19-minute walk from Mirissa Fisheries Harbor and 3 minutes' walk from Dhana's Curry Pot. Travellers recommend the hotel for its quiet location.







Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities


8/10 Very good

Huge room and expansive view
I loved my stay here, as the room was spacious and clean. The bed was super-comfy, with a medium-hard mattress. Slept SOOOOO well. Get the breakfast to start your day well - fruit plate, Sri Lankan omelette, coffee, tea, juice. The staff speak moderate English, and will make every attempt to ensure your stay is comfortable. Although this establishment is located well Google Maps is NOT to be trusted! Maps will take you to a location over the nearby creek (which stinks during the day). Maintenance on the place could be better, and overall looks a little tired. Pool is not over-chlorinated, which is a bonus.
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Good Value for Money
This place has had some poor reviews due to it only being a year old and already needing major maintenance. Yes, the hallways and fittings throughout the hotel are pretty dodgy, but the room was fine. Modern, clean and comfortable. I think some people need to remember this is Sri Lanka, and is only just becoming touristy, so a lot of things aren't quite up to "Western" standards. Our room was big and comfortable, the bed was massive, and definitely the best shower we had at all of the places we stayed throughout the country. Hot water, and great pressure. The Wifi even though we had full bars, was pretty much non-existent though. There is also a roof top bar and restaurant advertised, however it is only open for breakfast. Pool area is great. The manager and staff were super lovely and helpful. Probably couldn't have picked a better location. You pay a little bit extra to stay here, but not that much, and compared to what you get for a little less everywhere else, the bed and shower were worth a couple of extra dollars.
Holly, 3-night romance trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great hotel, close to the beach!
We very much enjoyed our stay at the Ballena Regency. The hotel is new (its a year old), and has been finished to a very good standard. Our room was large, and being on the third floor, had great views including a side view of the ocean. The room was very clean, lots of storage and hanging space, and very good a/c! We also had a spacious balcony with seating area. The pool area is lovely, with loungers and umbrellas for shade. The breakfasts at the hotel are hard to beat - with fresh fruit platters, juice, tea/coffee, pancakes, omelette etc all offered and freshly made to order for guests. The location is great - a couple of minutes stroll and you are at the central entry point for Mirissa beach with all the bars and restaurants. As the hotel isn't directly on the beach, you are protected from the noise from the bars when you retreat back to the hotel at the end of the evening. Perfect! The staff were brilliant - always helpful, and cheerful. They organised our onwards transfer to Thalpe, and were always available when we needed them. We would definitely recommend the Ballena Regency, and will stop there again if we return to Mirissa!
Sara, 2-night trip
Verified Ebookers guest review

8/10 Very good

Very good mid market hotel
Ballena Regency is basically a four storey building with nine bedrooms, a breakfast room on the roof and a decent sized swimming pool. The sea is just visible from the top two floors. The beds are huge and comfortable and so are the rooms. Not much of a garden but a small still river next door full of fish, turtles, iguanas and birds and monkeys in the trees. Cleanliness is good though the shower soap dish in our very nice bathroom was caked in old, dried soap and never cleaned. Mirissa beach is a little crowded but good fun and lots of beach restaurants. Plenty to do in the area by tuk tuk or taxi. Location of hotel is excellent, a short way back from the busy main roàd. Staff extremely friendly and helpful. Thoroughly recommended.
Timothy, 12-night family trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

As new hotel, a little bit weird that the ceiling of the bathroom is seriously mould. Would be good to have a restaurant even though there is lots of choices at surrounding area.
1-night trip with friends
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Great hotel within walking distance to beach
Staff was very friendly and gave us a free upgrade. We extended our stay for another night as the hotel was close to the beach. Was told by staff that the hotel was affected by heavy rain and I think this damaged some of their flooring on the corridor. The walls had damp in it. Such a pity, the roof top restaurant was closed for renovation. I hope they manage to restore it soon and get more business. The pool doubles up as a bonus when the beach gets too hot as many of these beach side hotels normally forgo a pool because of its proximity by the beach. But this was a nice touch added on by the hotel. The shower is a little cranky but so long as you know how to work the taps it’s perfectly fine. Like with most smaller hotel staff in Asia, there’s limited hot water so don’t linger and get the job done ASAP. There were many plug sockets but have a trouble fitting in Tavel adapters because of the space around it, for example the socket is too close to cupboards etc etc. good idea, but wasn’t executed too well. Overall, a very satisfied stay here!
Esther, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Excellent hotel with fab pool and close to beach
Unbelievably large room, bathroom and balcony,we had so much space which was great! Staff were very friendly and more than happy to help with enquiries. Breakfast was also very good. Hotel is nice and peaceful as set back on a quiet road, but you are still just literally a few minutes walk from the beach itself.
lynneandrob, 3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Hidden Gem
The hotel is <5mins walk from the beach. The staff were really helpful and great quality of service. Overall the hotel was relatively new and a great place to stay.
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Décevant et mauvais rapport qualité prix
Hôtel pas trop mal placé dans un petit chemin. Chambre avec vue mer mais inutile de prendre ce supplément. Certes on voit la mer mais au loin, au dessus des cocotiers et en regardant sur le côté. Hôtel très récent mais manque cruel d'entretien. L'intérieur de l'ascenseur est en inox sale. Dans la salle de bains, la paroi en verre de la douche ne semble pas nettoyée et en tout cas pas jusqu'en haut. Balcon avec jardinière avec terre grossière sans plante et il manque une moitié de la paroi en verre. Les sièges du balcon ont été rapidement déballés en laissant des lambeaux de plastique sous les sièges. La piscine pourrait être agréable mais l'eau n'est pas claire. J'ai quitté l'hôtel à 5 heures 30 afin de faire l'excursion pour voir les baleines mais il n'y avait personne à la réception. Après avoir appelé, j'ai laissé la clé derrière le comptoir.
Verified guest review

4/10 Fair

Grundsätzlich ein tolles Hotel
An dem Hotel und seinen Mitarbeitern gibt es grundsätzlich gar nichts auszusetzen. Wir waren mit allem sehr zufrieden. Nur leider ist es nachts so laut, dass wir oft nicht schlafen konnten. Auch nicht mit Oropax. Das ist ein no go für den Urlaub. Die Balkontüren schließen nicht komplett, sodass immer ein kleiner Spalt offen steht. Nachts sind am Strand oft laute Partys und die Hunde der Umgebung geben Bell- und Heulkonzerte. So mancher Hund schreit, als würde er die ganze Nacht gefoltert werden. Das war so gruselig und gleichzeitig nervraubend, dass ich niemandem besten Gewissen empfehlen kann dort Urlaub zu machen. Verbesserungsvorschläge für das Hotel: 1. Balkontüren mit Schallschutz, die komplett schließen. 2. Eine größere Variantion des Angebots beim Frühstück. Der Toast den man in Sri Lanka häufig zum Frühstück bekommt schmeckt wie Zwieback und hat ähnliche Konsistenz. Nicht lecker! Dabei gibt es so tolles landestypisches Frühstück wie Rottis und Pancakes. Für ein Sternehotel sollte es kein Problem sein, so etwas anzubieten. Auf Nachfrage gab es für jeden 1 Pancake, aber auch nicht jeden Tag. Das ist zu wenig Service. 3. Außerdem empfehle ich sich mit anderen Gasthäusern und Hotels zu verbinden ud dafür zu sorgen, dass der stinkende Müll auf dem Weg zum Strand verschwindet, vor allem der Bach/Fluss muss dringend gereinigt werden. Wenn das Land dafür nicht Sorge trägt, dann muss man es eben selbst in die Hand nehmen, wenn man ein guter Gastgeber sein will.
Urte, 8-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review