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The Spice Trail

69th Mile Post, Panama Road, Arugam Bay 00001 Sri Lanka
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#1 of 61 hotels in Arugam Bay
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Located on a one acre property with private villas and an onsite restaurant, the Spice Trail is a pleasant spot for the discerning traveler. If you want to stay in Arugam Bay with all the right amenities, then we aim to the be that place.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Water sport equipment rentals
Car hire
BBQ facilities
Mosquito net
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Taxi service
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Clothes rack
Complimentary toiletries
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Sinhala, Tamil
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LocalMachang wrote a review Feb 2021
Colombo, Sri Lanka50 contributions46 helpful votes
Amazing cottages. Private, massive rooms, private garden space within each cottage, well appointed, all amenities, super helpful staff, including the boking dude, who let 4 of us stay in one cottage and gave a superb discount. Waiters, pool staff all fab. Food was ok, not great. They have a high-profile moody expat chef, but if you avoid him and work with the local kitchen staff, you are in for a treat.
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Date of stay: November 2020
Joe C wrote a review Oct 2020
Brighton, United Kingdom99 contributions32 helpful votes
My wife and I enjoyed 3 nights here and loved it. The staff are super friendly, the room was huge and the grounds were spotlessly clean. Food was great but the real highlight has to be the coffee shop on the premises, Bites. Best coffee in ABay by far with an amazing selection of cakes. We'll be back fo sho
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Date of stay: October 2020
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JChandrasekera wrote a review Oct 2020
Berlin, Germany32 contributions25 helpful votes
Room was pretty spacious and so was the wash room. Clean & well attended. No TV &/Or telephone and I appreciated that. Drinking water bottles were replenished regularly along with tea & coffee. Mini bar with 12 items did not interest me. Well managed property with 12 rooms had a pool which could be used by all. The team lead by RM Dinal took care of all guests with a smile & a personal touch. The two dogs in the premises came handy to chase the monkeys away. Though it was not a norm for me,many appreciated their presence.
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Date of stay: October 2020
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: All rooms were in one level and some interconnected with a small open area.
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princess3565 wrote a review Sep 2020
Zurich, Switzerland3 contributions
I spent 5 nights at The Spice Trail. I fell in love with the hotel from the moment I walked in. The rooms are very spacious... even after adding an extra bed it didn't feel cramped up... therefore it's ideal for families! The entire property is maintained very well. Oh we loved the pool! So refreshing and again very clean. I have seen them cleaning the pool every morning. The quality of food was very high. We specifically loved the Ramen... it was out of this world. We enjoyed every single dish we tried on the menu from the eggs benedict to the yellowfin tuna sashimi. The staff was extremely helpful and went out of the way to do my laundry within 24hrs. The Spice Trail is with no doubt the best hotel on the strip! We will be back... thanks for making our stay a memorable one!
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Date of stay: August 2020
Kumi wrote a review Aug 2020
2 contributions
They serve variety of food well presented and very tasty. Great location in the middle of Arugambay. Drinks are great. Very helpful and cautious staff. Reasonable prices, They also have accommodation.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from Dinal Fourlze, Marketing at The Spice Trail
Responded Aug 11, 2020
Hi, Thank you for sharing your feedback regarding your stay. and for taking the time to write a review! Our hotel aims to provide a truly unique experience, and we are thrilled that we were able to meet your expectations. Yours Sincerely Dinal
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$69 - $169 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Sri LankaEastern ProvinceArugam Bay
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Spice Trail
Which popular attractions are close to The Spice Trail?
Nearby attractions include Arugam Bay (0.03 miles), Rice & Carry Bags Shop (0.10 miles), and Isthuthi Craft & Gift (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Spice Trail?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at The Spice Trail?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Spice Trail?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Spice Trail?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Spice Trail?
Conveniently located restaurants include Regal Burgers, Better Taste, and Arugambays Hello Burger Place.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Spice Trail?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is The Spice Trail located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the center of Arugam Bay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Spice Trail?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Tamil, and Sinhala.
Is The Spice Trail accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.