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The Island Spice Grove

Utuwankanda, Mawanella 71500, Sri Lanka
03502241637
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Guilted into purchase

10 minute tour was very interesting. The massage excellent. The guilt trip into buying product, to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
pauliobee
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Worthing, United Kingdom
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Entertaining

Our driver took us to the Island Spice Grove. I wasn’t expecting a guided tour, just a garden to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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“foot massage” (2 reviews)
“curry” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Utuwankanda, Mawanella 71500, Sri Lanka
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03502241637
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

10 minute tour was very interesting. The massage excellent. The guilt trip into buying product, to the point of putting things into a basket that I’d said no too. Couldn’t really argue at the till as obviously you are outnumbered massively, in a foreign country,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our driver took us to the Island Spice Grove. I wasn’t expecting a guided tour, just a garden to look at. We were quickly greeted by a “qualified” doctor in Ayurvedic Medicine who took us around the gardens. He was charismatic, entertaining and informative as...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our visit , very informative and tea and massage were great. We bought what we needed and very happy. Tried to send them email to order something else and it just bounced back. The 3 things we bought I priced here and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was taken there by the driver of a trip to Kandy last week. The Gardens themself where quite nice., and it was quite interesting. The student who show me around was rather strange to say the least and very creepy. I was then taken...More

Thank jananst
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful visit to the spice garden in kandy. We were walked around the garden n explained about the different herb treees n plants. How every herb tree helps us in a natural way. We got to smell n feel the different tree leaves...More

1  Thank shalini b
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Reviewed 10 June 2018

How could I be so stupid - Avoid Avoid Avoid. Overpriced, oversold, turist scam. Spent a lot of money on products that does not work.

Thank Svingfors L
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Reviewed 6 June 2018

Our driver took us there, so we went. The tour was about 30-45min. They claimed to be a government certified location. The presentation of the spices was ok (free), but it was definitely a sales pitch. The prices of products there were severely overpriced. They...More

Thank Lpeas
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Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

We arrived in Sri langka on our first day.We were brought to this place and greeted by this so called "Medicine Doctor".We were offered a welcome drink.It was a.herbal drink.We drank it and we were taken a walk around tour.The tour did not last more...More

3  Thank Subash R
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Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

True to say this was completely our choice to be taken to this Herb/Spice Garden by our driver on a day trip to Kandi. The garden itself is a beautiful peaceful tranquil place, beautifully maintained. We were greeted by the supposed said 'Dr. ' who...More

1  Thank TESSKENT
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

Our son suffers from alopecia, a special autoimmune disease characterized by hair loss. The doctor who accompanied us with the garden told us that they are growing a plant with 100% treatment efficiency, but that it is not a vegetation and the effect would not...More

Thank Barbora K
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Lesley C
15 February 2018|
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Response from ilanastone | Reviewed this property |
You can send me a message via TripAdvisor. I only bought one product there, which was expensive. We had visited another Spice garden near Candy where I’d been given a short massage. I bought spices that were reasonably... More
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patoulton
12 March 2017|
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Response from patoulton | Reviewed this property |
I think they should be officially dealt with. I have also posted a review on trip advisor.
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