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The Spice House, Mirissa

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 17 July 2015

The pool is great and above all the room is great ! The bed was comfortable and the washroom very clean. The staff was excellent but I didn't really like the breakfast (my husband loved it lol). Anyways it was a nice stay

Thank Anna G
thespicehouse, Owner at The Spice House, Mirissa, responded to this review

Hi Anna, Many thanks for your very positive comments Sorry that you didn't enjoy breakfast but we try and offer different Sri Lankan food every day alongside the normal breakfast so guests can experience different aspects of the local cuisine, like anything not everything is to every ones taste so sorry about that. Once again many thanks for the review.... More 

Utrecht Province, The Netherlands
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 5 July 2015 via mobile

We just spent two nights in The Spice House and wish we could have stayed longer. This place is just the best! The house itself is beautiful with spacious, very clean and well decorated rooms. A bounty-like bay is just two minutes away. The owners are great people, helpful and kind and so is the staff. The food is delicious,... More 

Thank RJvanBuuren
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2015 via mobile

I stayed here for a few nights in the Mud Cottage! Phil & his wife were very welcoming and have created a beautiful & unique place to stay. The mud cottage was luxurious and secluded within the beautiful gardens... Would defiantly recommend a stay here!

Thank Leigh W
Cornwall, UK
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60 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2015 via mobile

What a fantastic place to stay, highly recommended. We had two rooms during our stay Lemongrass which was down the bottom of the garden right next to the Jungle and for our final night saffron in the main house. Lots of praise to the staff, nothing was to much trouble, nice pool and a good quiet location. Try and make... More 

Thank Jim-and-Gem
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2015

Experience it before it's too late! A truly great place to relax, with both nature and the beautiful Mirissa beach close to hand. The hosts, Phil & Wathsala are a wonderful couple who will bend over backwards to make you feel at home. The chef was excellent backed up with some great service from Pradeep and Bertie. Not forgetting Susil,... More 

Thank Claude G
Dublin, Ireland
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73 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2015

Lovely 4 day stay at this guesthouse. A great place to relax on one of the hammocks in the garden whilst watching lizards and squirels scuttle past, seeing monkeys playing in the trees or watching peacocks flying past. The gardens are very lush with loads of fruit and coconut trees. The house itself has been beautifully built, and the rooms... More 

Thank CH5443
Cologne, Germany
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2015

I enjoyed my stay to the max. Though it rained cats and dogs for a few hours, I couldn't have felt better then in this place. My beautiful room, a view into the jungle, beautiful flowers, fantastic food, a little piece of heaven. Whatsala and Phil also arranged special things for me, like a beauty treatment, for which i´m very... More 

Thank Patrizia M
1 review
Reviewed 18 May 2015

We are a family that stayed in the Spice House in Mirissa in April 2015. The Spice House is a very beautiful and nice place. Our holiday was great. We would like to come back and we can recommend the Spice House to everyone. It is a very clean and comfortable place. The garden is rich in plants and very... More 

Thank Michelle E
Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2015

If you are looking for a unique affordable and fabulous place to stay in Mirissa you won't find better than the spice house. Nothing was too much trouble during our stay, they even provided us with fishing bait from their freezer and a panama hat!! The staff are hardworking and courteous, the grounds are spotless. Its set back off the... More 

1 Thank Lisa M
Seattle, WA
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16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2015

We loved every minute of our 5 night stay at the Spice House in Mirissa. We enjoyed it so much there that we didn't even leave the property on the first day of our stay! The house, grounds and pool are meticulously maintained and absolutely beautiful, overlooking the jungle. Wherever you look there's a little unexpected detail, like flower petals... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Spice House, Mirissa is a beautiful Colonial style guesthouse with its own private swimming pool set in a peaceful, landscaped garden full of tropical flowers, fruits, spices, ponds & hammocks. It is ideally situated only one minute from a beautiful, reef protected bay & 1km from the main bustle of Mirissa beach. The guesthouse is English owned by an experienced traveller and his Sri Lankan Wife which allows us to offer our guests the perfect mix of Western comfort & luxury alongside Sri Lankan charm & service - we like our guests to feel like part of the family. The house is shaded by coconut palms & cinnamon trees to the front while the back is terraced which allows wonderful views over the surrounding jungle. Local wildlife is often seen in our garden with daily visits from monkeys, kingfishers, peacocks, woodpeckers & squirrels. We can also help with Airport transfers & booking whale watching trips during the season (November - April). ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Spice House, Mirissa

Address: Km 151, Galle Road, Mirissa 81740, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Mirissa
Price Range: ₹ 3,078 - ₹ 3,420 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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