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Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

As a group of 6 friends, we recently stayed at the Spice House. What a beautiful property- the grounds, gardens and pool were delightful, the rooms beautifully decorated and outstanding staff. We stayed in the Mud House cottage with a sweet open air shower. Great meals - we tried breakfast, lunches and dinners- and they offer cooking classes as well....

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England
Reviewed 28 February 2016

We were lucky enough to stay here for 7 nights in the Clove Cabin. Phil and Wathsala are the nicest hosts you could wish for and are always there to offer advice, call a tuktuk, make reservations for restaurants and trips etc. All the staff(gardeners, cleaners and kitchen staff) were really really friendly; I'm sorry I don't know all their...

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Jena, Germany
Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

After an amazing Trip through Sri Lanka, we found this incredible place in mirissa. Everything was just Perfect in this Place. The two host made us feel Welcome and Home From the beginnig to the end. We had a lovely cooking lesson with the great Chef. And decided to eat there every day because the Food there was just amazing!...

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Northern Norway, Norway
Reviewed 20 February 2016

We stayed at The Spice House for 6 nights - and it was perfection from we arrived until we left! We had booked the Tamarind room - nice room and bathroom, with a balcony with the best view of the garden, the pool and the jungle with all of it´s animals... There is no A/C in the room - there...

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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 20 February 2016

Myself and 2 friends found our stay at the Spice House hotel to be wonderful. It's a beautiful authentic place. The owners are very welcoming and Kander, the manager is absolutely superb, friendly and efficient at all times.The food was also the best we had in Sri Lanka, so compliments to the cooks as well.

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St Ives, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the Spice House three nights! Phil and his wife are very welcoming! It has a lovely pool area. The staff are very pleasant and nothing is too much trouble. We had lunch twice here and can honestly say it was some of nicest food we had in our three week stay in Sri Lanka. In hindsight I...

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Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

What a fantastic guest house. The grounds are so beautiful and the rooms unique. We loved sitting in the natural infinity pool watching the monkeys in the jungle swing from tree to tree. If you need a rest or just want a base in Mirissa, stay here, you won't regret it.

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 6 February 2016 via mobile

We echo all the positive comments of other guests. This is a wonderful boutique guesthouse. We stayed in the charmingly furnished and spacious Clove Cabin overlooking the pool on one side and jungle at the front - where two different kinds of monkeys entertained us with their tree jumping antics. Our only complaint is that when it's full, (as it...

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

Thank you for your lovely review it really is much appreciated. To address a couple of points that you raised ( for future guests ) it really is not a problem to dine on your own so i am sorry that you were not offered this option at dinner, i will make a point in future of telling guests -...

Neath Port Talbot, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 February 2016

Just returned from our second stay with Phil and Wathsala (10 days).The homely atmosphere the couple and their staff make visiting the Spice House a special memory.All amenities excellent ,great breakfast and morning conversation with fellow quests, comfortable rooms, outstanding gardens and pool.Thanks Phil and Wathsala.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 5 February 2016

The perfect location of spice house, having the sea front and a very private jungle at the back made us choose Spice house again.Waking up from the songs of birds, watching them fly, laying in the breach and spending the evening in the swimming pool gave us a huge relaxation.Big clean rooms and amazing staff must also be mentioned.The lovely...

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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Free Parking
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: $64 - $71 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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“There are two charming rooms with air conditioning and mosquito nets. Ensuite bathrooms too.”
 of 5 bubbles 76jackiet, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
“There are cabins but we had rooms in the main building with a long balcony overlooking the pool and gardens (and monkeys in the trees)”
 of 5 bubbles 118davidcc, 31 Dec 2016 | Read review
“choose a room with AC”
 of 5 bubbles L1308YHjenniferc, 16 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All rooms were unique and beautiful in their own way. You couldn't go wrong with a room choice in this beautiful place”
 of 5 bubbles DissatisfiedTravelle, 15 Dec 2016 | Read review
“We had a room at the back of the main house which was quiet and had a lovely balcony and a view over the pool.”
 of 5 bubbles Jan_Craig_Brighton, 4 Dec 2016 | Read review
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