a slice of paradise. much more than a hotel.. an experience
☺ where do I begin?
we have only just left this slice of paradise on the south coast of Sri Lanka and I already feel compelled to write a review, not only to highlight how magnificent it is but also to thank the most amazing staff there.
The building is absolutely beautiful, an architectural masterpiece, set on a delightful, secluded spot on the beach, away from the chaos of Mirissa beach. (5 mins in a tuktuk)
we were welcomed with a delightful welcome drink and introduced to Dinuka, a true gentleman and now considered a friend.
our room was spotless, provided with delightful toiletries and the room was regularly checked, beds made and even small chocolates placed on our pillow before bed.
the food was a culinary marvel, with a 5 star chef present and able to adapt. our last night we had a candlelit dinner of seafood on the beach.
cocktails served, wine… nothing was too much.
and now to what make this place a cut above the rest- the service. the staff are the most polite, attentive group, who always offer a smile.
Dinuka is a true gem: there’s no trying to sell for commission, no ulterior motive behind his charm; it’s all genuine advice and recommendations. this guy genuinely makes you feel so relaxed and able to ask anything. He is a fountain of knowledge and passionate about teaching you about Sri Lanka. When I sprained my ankle in mirissa, he sorted me an ice pack and some medication and I know if it had been more serious, or if anything serious had happened we would have been in completely safe hands.
Suresh is also an absolutely fantastic asset to the hotel, he has the friendliest manner, is very knowledgeable and goes out of his way to ensure top quality service.
please please visit this place! it’s so much more than a hotel but a beautiful experience that we will treasure until we return again!
☹ this is not what we did not like (as it’s in fact not within the hotels control) it’s more things to know before booking so you know what to expect.
the beach directly in front of the hotel is eroded, so not safe to swim, there is however a pool and a small bit further up the beach is ok to swim. this is did not affect our stay.
there is a huge hotel being built further up the beach- do not be alarmed! it’s far enough away that there is no sound pollution and amazingly from sitting on the beach it’s just out of view, so you can’t see it. this did not affect our stay!