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Mirissa Hills
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

The tour is all good with a couple of interesting info. about the cinnamon planting and the business. It just does not worth the 1650LKR they are asking for it. Oh and they will not inform you that the museum is closed due to reconstruction (it was our case).

Stayed: April 2018, traveled as a couple
Thank nagygaborsamorin
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

More than adequate. Staff helpful and friendly. Room OK but spoilt by the bathroom which could do with upgrade. Restaurant was very good with lots of choice , rather too rigorous opening times, great sea view if you could get to reserve a table. Would go again.

Stayed: March 2018
Thank glensurfer
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Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

This is probably the best place I’ve ever stayed! We booked through Agoda and were upgraded from the bungalow to the Museum.
We were the only guest and had the run of the place. The infinity pool was a beautiful place to relax and enjoy the abundant bird life.
Artworks feature everywhere and the architectural detail is astounding.
We had one lunch which was delicious, the best rice and curry in Sri Lanka. Breakfast was delicious and different each morning.
It’s an easy tuk tuk ride to Mirissa beach for 400 rupees for a drink or dinner.
The two resident dogs Coco and Matu are delightful.
Obviously from some reviews it’s not everyone’s cup of tea, it is quite raw and blends in to nature.

Stayed: March 2018, traveled as a couple
Thank Banjodaze
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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

It is not clear from the website, but it is possible to have a tour of the estate and then have lunch, without being a resident at the hotel. We took a tuc tuc up the hill from Marissa. Had a short tour with the manager of the cinnamon plantation, then went to the house at the top of hill, very elegant simple modern architecture framing views of the sea and the jungle. We ate on one of the terraces- the usual Sri Lankan curry followed by cinnamon ice cream. Staff charming.

Stayed: February 2018, traveled as a couple
Thank outoftowner620
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

I really hate trashing hotels and writing bad reviews, but this was one of the worst experiences I’ve had. My fiancé and I arrived at 2pm after a 7 hour train ride from Kandy in the north. We were met by some guys who didn’t speak English and didn’t make any eye contact with us. Hardly a warm greeting! Eventually the manager came out and showed us to our room, which was within the Cinnamon Museum.

The room was dated, but clean. The one thing that immediately struck us was the strong cinnamon smell. Obviously we expected this being on a plantation but it was so bad that we both felt nauseous.

We spend the afternoon at the infinity pool which and as great as we had it to ourselves, but it wasn’t clean, and there were no umbrellas for shade.

Later we returned to the smelly room and the hot water didn’t work. We were told it would be on by 6pm, but that came and went. We headed to the bungalow building for dinner instead. The food was sub-par, and the dining room was a sweat fest as the fans didn’t work. We were starving and we left hungry as neither of us could eat the food.

So we returned to our room, and as we were the only guests on site, it just felt really eerie and had no atmosphere. We decided to get our heads down (amongst feeling sick with the scent). In the morning we could take no more of the smell so checked out (we were meant to have an additional 3 nights). We found a last minute deal on a beachfront hotel in Mirissa and had the best time!

On paper it all sounds great, but it’s definitely not for everyone. Yes, the views are amazing and the pool is great, but the staff are rude, the food is poor and there are red ants everywhere!

A real shame, as the property has SO much potential.

Stayed: February 2018, traveled as a couple
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