"The Mermaid is the only hotel in the Pilbara to have a beautiful location - something I discovered when I first stayed in 1976. Ever since, I have wanted to bring my wife to enjoy it too. This visit was part of a holiday to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary.
We had a double booking issue on check-in so ur first night was in one of the smaller rooms. Quite small and not much changed since my 1976 but very clean and functional. In response to the double booking issue, we were moved next day to the room with a view that we really wanted and treated to a great sunset-view dinner overlooking the harbour - everything that I had remembered and wanted to show my wife. This hotel is an example of how things can go wrong but an even more brilliant example of how smart ownweship/management fixes problems that make for a 5-star stay.
We thoroughly recommend the Mermaid Hotel. Yest it's 50 years old and as on of his friends remarked "a little tired like the owner" but you won't find a better place to stay in thePilbara. Great service, gread food, spotlessly clean and an exquisite view to go with it."
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