Location: Mirissa, Matara
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The Palace Mirissa is a tropical paradise resort in southern Sri Lanka, situated on a cliff 100 feet above sea level and offering a paramount view of the Indian Ocean. The coastal fishing town of Mirissa is just 5 minutes away from the Southern Capital of Matara.

Colourfully decorated ceilings, terracotta coloured tiles, comfortable rooms and bright coloured bathrooms will make your tropical holiday at Palace Mirissa a wonderfully cheery one. The Palace itself is a new hotel and boasts of all modern creature comforts like:

  • air conditioning,
  • hot/cold water,
  • cable TV,
  • telephones,
  • mini-bar and 24 hour room service.

All this in a rustic setting that is very close to nature. The garden is full of tropical fruit and rain forest trees which are a haven for birds, such as the Golden Oriole.

The beach near the Palace offers one of the better known surfing points in Sri Lanka, and visitors residing at the Palace can indulge in snorkeling or surfing activities at their leisure. And enjoy the diverse choice of seafood that is freshly caught from the nearby ocean.


1 month or more prior to arrival - 75% refund
less than 1 month prior to arrival - No refund.

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3.7/5   Based on 63 reviews

Peaceful place!
Rodianne... [TA], , Island of Malta, Malta

A very nice place! Rooms are very nice..we even found the A/C of the room already switched on so the room was already cool. Pool area is nice with great views.
Dinner buffet was much better than we expected. A very vast selection of all types of food and everything delicious. Keep up the good work all of you! Well done! Rooms very clean as well

jjbaNz [TA], , NZ

Excellent all round. Variety of sri lankan and european at buffet. Friendly staff. Amazing views and we liked being away from the busy mirissa beach. 5 mins walk to mirissa and 10 mins to secret beach. Be warned that there is terrible bass noise from the bars at night till 4am if you have a chalet on beach side. Very helpful staff moved us further up the hill and no sound could be heard from there.

Terrible experience
Amila C [TA], ,

Location is nice but the service is very bad, You need to order lunch or dinner at least 2 hrs before from the restaurant. Restaurant staff is not concerning about guests even a little bit. Pool had no extra towels.

Poor service..
dj_ranga [TA], , Male

I was their with our family,, it was a very bad experience, specially restaurant service was very slow, we ordered food and we had to wait more than 2 and half hours, every time when we ask where is our food, they only say 15 minutes,, other than that nice location,, if u visiting to mirissa their are way better places than this..

Lovely hotel in a great position
anthea193... [TA], ,

We stayed for two nights towards the end of our holiday and loved the place. It is in a great position, on the headland away from all the beach hotels but only a few minutes walk to the beach. We had a lovely bungalow and the restaurant was excellent - probably the best food of the trip. The staff were all helpful and friendly.

Room Tip: Try to get one of the higher bungalows as you get a better view from your balcony
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Interesting experience
Pileri L [TA], , Tallinn, Harjumaa, Estonia

Hotel located on the top of the hill and has a great view. You can experience the nature very close. The room is clean and service polite. On the beach you can use another hotel service for free (pool, towels, chairs). Food is OK, you don´t have a big variety of taste, but there is something. The Restaurant is not very comfy, maybe some music could make it better.

Room Tip: The hotel offers beach side room or the other side, which are more quiet ones.
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Lovely bungalows
Mandarayo... [TA], , Lyon, France

In a nutshell: great location and properties.

- location: up the hill in the coconut trees, with peacocks singing
- bungalows: lovely decoration and furniture. Sufficiently distant from one another. Lovely balconies
- half board: decent buffet
- great bfast pack (for whale watching)

- service at the dinner buffet was nonchalant
- ourdoor lights are too bright and enlighten your bedroom until quite late at night
- pool and pool surroundings could be much better / do not fit in

Why I dint give them 5 stars? Because they could do much more and improve the experience of the guests.

Important note: there is a lot of noise coming from the beach. Not the resort's fault but quite annoying (very loud...u can hear the lyrics from ur bed)

Great !!
Marie B [TA], , Paris, France

Very nice and quiet place ! People are nice and helpful, buffet of breakfast and dinner is just delicious!
Peacocks all over the place, nice swimming pool, trees and peace everywhere!!
Easy to go to the beach and in the evening the music of the beach parties are not loud as far enough !!!
Certainly one of the best place to stay in Mirissa !!
We loved it !

Loud Music comes for free..
Tonsworld [TA], ,

A review is all about expectations, for this place it is a bit of a mix. Although the place is dated the location is fantastic. Complaints about a steep climb are ridiculous, take a tuk tuk.

The pool is cool, and the rooms are spacious and also cool.

The kitchen is in charge by a sort of sergeant, with no feel of humor or service what so ever. Most of the staff is chatting with each other during breakfast, but the breakfast itself is not too bad at all... But don't try the coffee, it tastes like motor oil

The view from the restaurant is stunning, and makes up for the low quality of the buffet. Generally the staff is very friendly and helps you in almost anything.

We stayed during a weekend, the music from the neighboring beach club is very loud, and goes on till late. To me it is UNBELIEVABLE that this is allowed. We heard stories about bribes in SL and this must clearly be an example, since a red bull party was stopped after 2 hours because of the noise just around the corner

All and all a great place but not for light sleepers

Mirissa will have to think hard about its future, either you go for teenagers, drugs and loud clubs chasing away the real tourists, or go for a big clean up of the beach, closing down or at least regulate some rules and enforce them

People won't fly all this way for this, we have our own crappy clubs to do this.

great relax!
Vera_Peka... [TA], , Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic

Palace Merissa is a resort. On the hill there are several nice bungalows, the best no.206 with beautifil ocean view. Suitable for those who look after relax, not for surfer.
The beach is apx. 10 min. walk down the hill.
We stayed here 6 nights, breakfast as well as dinner prety good. The best free wifi we had during our 30 day ' s stay in Srilanka. Myke a trip to snake farm, ask at the reception.

Room Tip: 206, 204 nice view
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