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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stayed here with 2 family members from 3/12 to 3/15. The place deserves the top rating. My backpacking/hostel days are long over, but I still look for " budget" accommodation. The Secret Guesthouse was a bit of a splurge for us ($60 US per night for an AC room, $40 with a fan), but worth it. 3 minute walk...

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Warsaw, Poland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

familiy 2+2, we have booked a bungalov, which was spacious, clean and nice. staff is nice and helpful. mosquito nets were clean and in good shape, there were also anti mosquito plugs. breakfast vere good. also spa was used by my wife and she was very satisfied

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Thank rafal m
Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at Moon Villa at Secret Guesthouse. Moon Villa is a lovely house tucked down a quiet alley set in a colorful garden. During our stay, we saw peacocks, a monitor lizard, monkeys, and a variety of colorful birds (beside the peacock). The villa is thoughtfully designed to take advantage of the beautiful setting. The beds are very comfortable....

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at the marvelous, stylish, relaxed, 2 bedroom MOON Villa alias PARADISE. A perfect place where you can relax and feel at home. The beautiful garden is helping. WARNING: You don't wanna leave this place, you get addicted. The food made by guesthouse was the best we had in Sri Lanka. The massages of the secret root garden is...

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Reviewed 15 February 2017

For a third year in a row we came back to this haven of peace where the natural surroundings seem to be full of gorgeous wild peacocks, whooping tropical birds and parrots, monkeys and mongoose. We stayed in their only upstairs huge room with balcony overlooking the countryside and it was bliss. As ever Nittaya, our hostess made sure this...

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Reviewed 2 February 2017

We booked here for 3 nights at the end of a 15 day tour of the island. It's now our last night and don't want to leave. We're in Moon Villa: 2 en-suite bedrooms with aircon, and kitchen for self-catering (although evening meals served if wanted at the main house). Many little personal touches inside help make it a lovely...

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Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 January 2017

We returned to The Secret for Christmas and weren't disappointed. You can't help but relax here, sat listening to the sounds of nature, looking out for peacocks, geckos, monitor lizards, many different types of birds, and monkeys! Little slice of heaven away from it all but close enough to the beach and amenities if you need them. Highly recommend the...

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Thank Claire67H
UK
Reviewed 4 January 2017

I stayed at Secret Guesthouse for 5 nights in December and after reading many of the reviews, I was not disappointed. From the moment I walked through the gate, I felt totally relaxed. The staff were friendly and welcoming and I was immediately offered a cup of tea, which is always welcome after a long journey...even a short one! The...

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Kuching, Malaysia
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the Guesthouse for nearly 2 weeks and had a fabulous time. The staff were friendly, attentive and always willing to help. The rooms are of a good size and are beautifully decorated, being able to see the peacocks and monkeys was an added bonus in the morning. There is nothing I can fault about this beautiful guesthouse...

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Reviewed 13 December 2016

We arrived at the secret guesthouse at the end of our trip around sri lanka. The guest house is beautifully decorated, comfortably furnished and run by delightful staff. It is ideally located less than a 5 minute walk from the gorgeous beach (away from the busy road and night life) in a beautiful garden, surrounded by palms and occasionally a...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
'the secret' offers three simple yet stylish and comfortable guestrooms, as well as a self-catering bungalow. It is perfectly located for guests wishing to sit back and enjoy the tranquility of Sri Lanka's nature and wildlife whilst remaining within easy walking distance from one of the most beautiful beaches in Sri Lanka. Guests and non-guests welcome to enjoy relaxing and rejuvenating ayurvedic treatments at the guesthouse's tropical day spa, 'Secret Root'. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Secret Guesthouse

Address: Yaddehigodda Wattha | Bandaramulla, Mirissa 81740, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Mirissa
Price Range: $39 - $78 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
The Secret Guesthouse Hotel Mirissa
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“for family with smal children book a bungalov - its big enought for 2+2 when children are small.”
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“Definitely worth the additional money for the upstairs suite if available - views are stunning and you get your own private balcony.”
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