This place is just amazing. As other reviews will attest to, Phil and Wathsala are two of the most generous, caring hosts you could hope to meet. The house itself is simply gorgeous, the rooms airy and furnished with beautiful antiques. We stayed in the cinnamon room which was large and had a lovely veranda. The pool is perfect, with plenty of loungers to relax after a hard days snorkel. Phil also provides kayaks and snorkel gear free of charge which is a lovely touch. Oh and make sure to have dinner there, great Sri Lankan curry, and plenty of it! Thanks Phil and Wathsala!
- 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