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The Spice House, Mirissa

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Km 151, Galle Road, Mirissa 81740 Sri Lanka
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#5 of 274 B&Bs / Inns in Mirissa
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2021 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
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).
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Snorkelling
Airport transportation
Foot massage
Currency exchange
Mosquito net
Wifi
Infinity pool
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Special diet menus
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Massage
Neck massage
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
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Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Walk-in shower
Complimentary toiletries
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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English
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Daoda2 wrote a review Dec 2021
London, United Kingdom176 contributions152 helpful votes
A bit tricky to find (Google Maps not always reliable and not every tuktuk driver knew of it), but great once you did. Lots of character, charming hosts, super comfortable and quiet. Away from the noise of the beach but still very close to all the action. Definitely recommend.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Phil Jackson, Owner at The Spice House, Mirissa
Responded 3 weeks ago
For new guests please contact us directly at thespicehousemirissa@gmail.com for the cheapest rates rather than through booking sites. Many thanks for your review it is very much appreciated. Sorry that you had trouble finding us, just to let any future guests know there is now a new imposter to our hotel which has the same name, we should be easy to find as we are on the main road at the quieter Eastern end of Mirissa. Once again many thanks for taking the time to write us a review. Phil & Wathsala - Owners of The Spice House, Mirissa
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Adam K wrote a review Dec 2021
14 contributions3 helpful votes
What a fabulous place to stay! Comfortable, romantic, homely, classy, with amazing views into the jungle. Phil and his amazing wife, Wathsala, were exceptionally welcoming hosts and we had lovely conversations with both of them. They helped us with tuk tuk bookings, tickets for whale watching, gave us lots of local info and tips, and both really looked after my pregnant wife by preparing off-menu, and outside meal time food that she could eat when she was feeling unwell with morning sickness. The pool is absolutely beautiful, and the outdoor settings are truly class. The location is walking distance from Coconut Tree Hill and Turtle Beach, and a just a very short tuk tuk ride from the main beach, bars, and restaurants. There are cooking classes and other social events available if that interests you. We were very pleased to have experienced staying here. Both Phil and Wathsala are great and we can’t wait to return as a trio with our baby one day soon. Highly recommend booking and staying here.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Phil Jackson, Owner at The Spice House, Mirissa
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi Adam, Many thanks for taking the time to write such a positive review it really is much appreciated and I have passed on your kind comments to the chef & the rest of the staff. Wishing you all the best with the new arrival and we look forward to seeing you all again in the future. For new enquiries please email us directly for the cheapest rates rather than through booking agents - thespicehousemirissa@gmail.com Phil & Wathsala - Owners of The Spice House, Mirissa
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Shanabanana85 wrote a review Dec 2021
Zurich, Switzerland22 contributions46 helpful votes
The Spice House is just fantastic in every way. We can't recommend it enough, and we can't really express in words how great it is. We actually only wanted to stay 1 or 2 nights and then extended to 3 and then to 6. The people The guesthouse is run with so much love by the Sri Lankan-British couple Wathsala and Phil. Wathsala is the heart and soul of the guesthouse. She takes care of all her guests so that everyone feels comfortable at all times. She helps with all questions, supports the guests with everything, e.g. organisation of trips in the region, restaurant tips, laundry service, massages, tuk-tuk and much, much more. Last but not least, it was always very nice to talk to her, she told us interesting things and was also very interested in our home country. The rest of the staff is also very friendly, warm and helpful, especially Rosh. The buildings / the rooms / the location The guesthouse consists of several buildings, all beautifully built into a hillside between a small jungle and the sea. There are two pools. All rooms are very spacious and beautifully furnished. Everything is perfectly clean. We were at first in the Chili Room in the new, higher located building, the room is huge and simply amazing, it has a large private balcony with a wonderful wide view over the jungle (and you can see the sunrise from there), two showers (one of them outside). It is right next to one of the pools. There is also a kitchen that can be shared with the guests of the other two rooms in the building, with a large fridge, kettle, etc. Then we were in the Lemongrass Room, one of two rooms in another building, further down in the garden. Also beautiful and huge and with its own terrace. We still recommend the Chili Room because it's just the most beautiful hotel room we've ever seen. :) The food OMG, the breakfast!! We always looked forward to breakfast the next day. :) Every day there are different fruits and fresh fruit juice, the best jams (we took various glasses home with us), various egg dishes of your choice and every day a different Sri Lankan specialty. They also offer an optional Sri Lankan dinner, which is very delicious on the one hand and very nice on the other because you eat together at a large table with other guests. All meals are served on the beautiful terrace of the main building.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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NilsLP wrote a review Nov 2021
45 contributions7 helpful votes
We can’t recommend the Spice House more! A lovely house with gorgeous jungle garden. We stayed in the roof top room with beautiful views and a very comfy bed. Breakfast was delicious (the jams in particular were great) and my wife also had a fantastic massage at the property arranged for us. Highly recommend!
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Phil Jackson, Owner at The Spice House, Mirissa
Responded 24 Nov 2021
Hi Nils, Many thanks for taking the time to write us a review & also for your kind words, both of which are very much appreciated. Enjoy the rest of your stay in Sri Lanka and we hope to see you again someday? For any prospective new guests please email us directly - thespicehousemirissa@gmail.com for the cheapest rates rather than use commission based booking agents. Kind regards, Phil & Wathsala - Owners of The Spice House, Mirissa
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Lauren C wrote a review Oct 2021
Dubai, United Arab Emirates23 contributions1 helpful vote
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I can’t recommended The Spice House in Mirissa enough. The couple who own the hotel went above and beyond to make sure I was looked after, from giving tips on restaurants to visit, to organising a private tuk tuk to explore the south coast , to calling around hospitals trying to book me a PCR test. They are genuinely the most friendliest hosts I’ve ever come by in any country. The room was super clean which I found hard to come by in Sri Lanka…most had bugs and insects. Views were beautiful from my balcony and so peaceful. Breakfast provided every morning at a time convenient to me with anything I would like, and a lot more. The chef is amazing and definitely a feeder. I’d have fresh fruit juice, fruit, eggs, local dishes, toast and coffee just for myself. The hotel itself is beautiful, the pool is out of this world and the surrounding jungle is filled with wildlife. I would wake early and watch the monkeys whilst eating breakfast. It is also a 2 minute walk from the famous Coconut Tree Hill and the beach which has the most incredible sunset. I can’t fault this hotel at all. Definitely highly recommend :)
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Phil Jackson, Owner at The Spice House, Mirissa
Responded 23 Nov 2021
Hi Lauren, Sorry for the belated response but thankfully after 20 months of Covid emptiness business is finally starting to pick up. I am sure that you're very kind review has also helped with this, we really do appreciate it & I have passed on your feedback to the chef & the rest of the staff. For any potential new guests please email us directly through our home webpage ( thespicehousemirissa@gmail.com ) for the cheapest rates rather then through booking agents who will be more expensive. Once again many thanks for taking the time to write a review & it was a pleasure having you stay with us. Kind regards, Phil & Wathsala - Owners of The Spice House, Mirissa
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US$82 - US$119 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Sri LankaSouthern ProvinceMirissa
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Spice House, Mirissa
Which popular attractions are close to The Spice House, Mirissa?
Nearby attractions include Coconut Tree Hill (0.3 km), Mirissa Beach (1.1 km), and Turtle Point (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Spice House, Mirissa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at The Spice House, Mirissa?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a mosquito net, and a walk-in shower.
What food & drink options are available at The Spice House, Mirissa?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to The Spice House, Mirissa?
Conveniently located restaurants include DelTano’s Wood Fired Pizza & Pasta, O Mirissa Cafe & Bistro, and Dhana's Curry Pot.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Spice House, Mirissa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does The Spice House, Mirissa have airport transportation?
Yes, The Spice House, Mirissa offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to The Spice House, Mirissa?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Kushta Raja Gala (6.2 km).