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The Spice House, Mirissa

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 August 2016

We had a lovely stay in the Spice House. Phil and Wathsala could not have been more welcoming. The house and rooms are beautiful - really well furnished and comfortable. It is in a lovely position overlooking jungle...lovely bird song and even monkeys! The wifi is efficient which was important to our teenagers! The pool area is really pretty and...

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

Thank you Sarah for your kind words we really do appreciate them. I will pass on your positive feedback to the kitchen, we know that we are lucky to have such excellent chefs. Wishing you all the best. Phil & Wathsala - Owners of The Spice House, Mirissa

preston,uk
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Wathsala and her husband Phil welcomed us to the spice house. We'd been looking forward to staying here after reading so many good reviews and it didn't disappoint. They are both lovely people, happy to help with advice and information. They've designed the house and grounds themselves, buying the land a few years ago, they have done a great job...

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

Thank you for your very kind review, we really do appreciate your comments. Sorry to hear about the bedding in your room, we have just come to the end of a very long & busy season and so we have experienced plenty of wear and tear. We are in the process of buying new sheets & also duvets now that...

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 10 August 2016

We stayed here for one night in the Lemongrass room, which was in its own separate cottage in the lower garden. It was STUNNING! Surrounded by beautiful jungle with monkeys and birds the sounds are amazing. It feels like you're in the middle of nowhere but you're only a minute away from the main road! Great room and bathroom and...

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Croston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Spent a fabulous three nights in the Spice House mud hut. The garden and pool are beautiful and we loved the experience of the outdoor shower and sharing the garden with the abundant wildlife including wild monkeys, squirrels and geckos. Staff are absolutely lovely too and the room rate is good value. Breakfast, lunch and evening meals were excellent and...

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Reviewed 17 July 2016

We had a fantastic stay here at the spice house... There were 16 of us travelling together, families,singles and couples... Love the pool, love the outdoor area for breakfast, loved the seafood dinner and The party the owners organised for us, we just loved everything about the place... Very peaceful... Jungle meets Beach The owners Phil and Wathsala were very...

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Thank Jeevesy33
London
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Located just off the main beaches, this guest house / hotel is friendly, modern (in a traditional way) and unassuming. In short the perfect introduction to Sri Lanka. Rooms were comfortable, food good and the garden was a delight. It's always difficult orienting yourself on arrival, they made it all the easier with helpful advice and guidance.

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Reviewed 10 June 2016

It's taken us much longer than it should have done to write up our review, as the Spice House and its owners deserve five stars. This is the most beautiful and charming accommodation we have stayed in on our travels so far. A beautiful oasis set back from the beach and enveloped by lush jungle. Our room was the perfect...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 9 June 2016

we had a wonderful 3-night stay at the spice house. the grounds are gorgeous and the pool area is a gem. the room has many special touches including toiletries which are refilled daily, artwork and fresh flowers, ample storage space, and a mini fridge. the peacock room comes with 2 separate outdoor areas to enjoy the scenery; a daybed and...

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Thank jooliecoolie
New York City, New York
Reviewed 8 June 2016

First off let me start with why I am giving The Spice House 3 stars and not the 5 that it should have. At breakfast one day I sat down in one of the chairs at the table and the chair broke. I told Wathsala immediately and right away she just started talking about money "oh no, this is going...

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Melbourne
Reviewed 23 May 2016

When I started planning our family trip to Sri Lanka, I found the Spice House online and wanted to end our adventure there. Unfortunately we could not get a room initially, but a couple of weeks before we left for our trip I enquired again, and luckily for us, there was now a vacancy. How lucky were we! After 9...

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  • Pool
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: $62 - $69 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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