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.

Double rooms
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Minimal stay, days
Baby Bad
Hot water
Ocean view
Water sport


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3.6/5   Based on 48 reviews

Relax and unwind
James N [TA], ,

This is a quiet top of a hill overlooking the sea. The 'room' are proper built bedroom huts with showers. They all have private terraces that you can sit out on a listen to the pounding waves hitting the rocks below. You can look out and see the fishing boats and blows from passing whales. The rooms are good, with Air con and TV. Short walk to the restaurant and we almost has the place to ourselves. Kids loved it with a visitng praying mantis to the table and the odd bat inside. Food was not bad, we didnt expect gourmet, but food was very tasty and plenty of.
You have to go to the reception to get free wifi, but it stopped me checking emails and this helped me relax. Short but slightly steep walk down to the sister modern Hotel which also had a pool, but prefered our pool at the top of the hill, which we had all to ourselves. Loved it. Only annoying thing was listening to some locals selling you a whale watching boat trip only to be told that it was no good as the waves were too big, Took some lovely scenic photos and on close inspection when we got back to the UK, I saw loads of whale blows and this is what the boats were chasing! Good excuse to go back to Sri Lanka one day very soon.

Great place to stay in Mirissa
Jorge F [TA], , Lisbon, Portugal

We stayed in this hotel for 3 nights and enjoyed it very much. The room view was amazing and we found the location convenient (far enough from Mirissa Beach bars' noise at night but close for walking to the beach during the day).
The swimming pool is nice but the one in Paradise Beach club is better and you can also use.
Dinner was good and breakfast also.

Great spot
KatarinaV... [TA], , Ljubljana, Slovenia

The location of the hotel is on a rock cliff and it has a remarkable view on the surrounding area. We had very nice welcome from the receptionist and the manager. Staff was great. We had breakfast on our terrace every day, but for the dinner we went to their beach hotel. You can have free tuk tuk ride, just ask for it at reception in the beach hotel and they send it up to the hill.

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Awful - don't go
Suzanne H [TA], , Dorchester, United Kingdom

As part of a tour we had been booked into the Paradise Beach but were changed at 2 weeks notice to the Palace, the sister hotel. The hotel's website is very misleading. Everything is a bit run down. The restaurant is quite frankly grubby and full of insects. We also suffered from the loud music starting at 10.30pm and finishing at 5am. We went whale watching then insisted that we be moved to another hotel.

Cannot recommend this hotel
renebaron... [TA], , Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Although the rooms were nice and food was good, we had a very bad welcome, indeed we were not welcome at all. The first comment when we said our name, was that we were not on their list and they had no room available for us. We could not believe our ears, as we had paid for our room two months before. We had to show our reservation documents before they finally accused us of booking through an agency. The hotel is very well situated on the hill looking over the sea, but we would never go back there because of the completely unprofessional and unfriendly welcome.

Finest relaxation we had in Sri Lanka
hullmick [TA], , kent

You pay a bit but my goodness it's worth it. Smashing rooms, personal decor, great food, fabulous location (apart from catching the late night beach bar sound systems, being on top of the headland). And actually not that expensive for half board, and a bit of luxury.

A great Hotel in Mirissa
[TA], , Kolkata (Calcutta), India

It was late afternoon when I reached Mirissa. We took a turned right to a narrow road that led to the Mirissa Beach Club resort. From there the road takes a steep incline as we continued towards Palace Mirissa which was located a little further away. At the entrance is an impressive gate After check in I was taken to my room. By now it was getting dark and to reach my room I had to climb some steps and then walk through an inclined path. The path was lit by small side lights and the lighting was quite insufficient. My room was to the left of the path and again there were some steps before the room could be reached. After depositing my luggage, I was shown the way to the restaurant for which I again had to descend a number of steps. As I am an elderly person with weak eye sights, I asked if I could get a room with an easier access but was informed that the hotel was fully occupied.
The room was spacious with a double bed and an extra bed. There was a small wooden verandah attached to the room. There were some coconut trees that I could see from the verandah. The toilet has shower and is clean.
Here the accommodation was on a half board basis where along with breakfast the dinner was also included in the tariff. After finishing my drink and some of the French fries, I went to the restaurant which was serving a Sri Lankan buffet of average quality and variety.
As I am an early riser, I got up when it was still dark. With the first rays of light, I went to the verandah and all around were the coconut trees the sea behind the coconut trees. I heard the squirrels chirping amongst the coconut tree just next to my verandah. Below and diagrammatically opposite to the verandah was a lovely swimming pool. It was then that I realized that this place perhaps was the finest place to stay in Mirissa. I went to the restaurant around 6.30am and saw a staff laying the tables. He informed that the breakfast is from 7.30 am. I went to the lawn and had a great view of the Indian Ocean. On one side the waves were crashing into the rocks while at the other was a row of coconut trees with the ocean behind.

I realized the hotel was located on a hill at a fairly elevated level. The whole complex consists of 13 standalone cottages or chalets with a private balcony in the front. Between each cottage were a number of coconut trees which rendered privacy to each cottage. The cottages were all located at different levels and all faced the sea. As I strolled along I saw a pair of pet peacocks. The swimming pool situated on a level piece of land was lovely with blue water. It was clear to me that this was undoubtedly the best location that one can dream of in Mirissa.

As the hotel is located on an outcrop there is no easy access to the beach. I had to walk down the road leading towards the Beach resort and about 100 metres away there are a series of narrow steps that lead to the lovely beach.

I found that the Mirissa Beach Club resort belonged to the same group as the Mirissa palace and was located at the beach level with an easy access to the beach. As it was in the same group, I could have my breakfast, lunch and dinner at this place without going to the Mirissa Palace. The breakfast and the buffets were very good and I regularly had my food here during my stay. This way I could save a lot of the steep climb back to the hotel.

Thus I could enjoy the advantages of both the places. From what I could see, the Mirissa Palace had a superior location and rooms than the Beach Hotel but the later was in the very heart of the beach.

Hotel trés calme
Vincent R [TA], , Valbonne, France

Trés bel emplacement au calme avec des bungalows confortables dans un beau jardin avec belle piscine, mais pas sur la plage et petite grimpette pour atteindre l'hotel ....
Repas du soir obligatoire : buffet en saison, sinon ne pas hésiter à aller voir le chef la veille au soir ou le matin même pour lui demander de préparer ce dont vous avez envie (poissons, brochettes,pates aux fruits de mer...).
Personnel agréable, aimable sans être obséquieux et réellement à l'écoute.

Vue superbe!
mourguette [TA], , dijon

De jolis bungalows, spacieux, plafond joliment peint, une belle terrasse qui domine une belle piscine et à 180 ° une vue sublime sur l'Océan; Un petit rafraîchissement apporterait l'éclat qu'il manque un peu cependant. Grande salle de bains avec douche chaude. Un parc rempli de petits écureuils qui sautent de branches en branches et des paons qui se promènent ici et là. Et le bruit de l'Océan pour musique de fond, j'ai beaucoup aimé. Le personnel est sympa, le restaurant surplombant aussi l'océan, on y mange bien, le service est correct; Vraiment un endroit agréable et reposant. Faut juste savoir que pour y accéder une petite pente bien raide est à monter sur 200 mètres, mais on peut toujours prendre un tuk tuk pour qui aurait du mal à monter cette petite route en rentrant de la plage qui est toute proche.

Amazing place. Best we stayed whilst in Sri Lanka
Martinburton [TA], ,

Everything was great. Friendly, clean. Breakfast fruit bowl was delicious.
Highly recommend!
Two drawbacks; steep walk back if you are frail. Also half board. The food is nice enough but it is not compulsory to eat there.

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