Stayed for 5 nights in the spice house at the end of my Sri Lanka visit. The 1st 2 nights I stayed in the cottage at the bottom of the garden. It's a magical place, very peaceful overlooking the jungle with the monkeys playing in the trees. The shower is outside the cottage and also looks out over the jungle but is very private and a lovely touch of luxury. The other 3 nights I stayed in the main house. The owners Phil and Wathsala have thought of everything to make your stay a great one. My room was large and felt more like a room in a boutique hotel than a home stay guest house.
This is a 1st class place and if you are fortunate enough to stay here you won't be disappointed, that is unless you expect 5 star blandness at a family run guest house.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- The Spice House Hotel, Mirissa Hotel Mirissa