Ancient Tree Guesthouse
Mirissa, Sri Lanka
077 187 9257
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Ancient Tree Guesthouse Mirissa Reviews
My favorite place on Sri Lanka Jan 16, 2012
This is one of those places that you plan to stay for 2 nights and end up staying much more.
Pushpa and Lal - the owners - built this house themselves.I mean literally using self-made bricks.They have two rooms both with bathroom and ceiling fans. These are spacious, clean, nicely decorated.
You can ask for anything for breakfast. No problem. It is included in the price. You can ask for other meals as well for some extra and see them prepared. The family treats you like you would your loved ones. Still you have your private area and they leave you alone if you want it. You will have your private garden that you only share with other couple in the next room.
You can check you emails on their computer and maybe by the time you get there they will have wifi installed. If not you can be the one to help them do it.
Please ask Lal to have a walk with you on the fields and gardens inland. You will get to see and experience village life and roads and paths you would not find otherwise.He tells you about plants, birds, customs and everything he knows.
You can rely on their recommendation on bike rental and other services. Remember that you are family - no surcharges and premiums.Just openness, love and honesty.
The place is about 300 meters off the main road uphill (not steep)Get off the bus at the south end of Mirissa bay and opposite Giragola Village hotel you will find the little road. The signpost with the name Ancient Tree Guesthouse is there by the road.
If you do not see a petrol station when you get off the bus that means that they put you off at the northern end of the bay.In this case get a tuk-tuk and bargain hard.It is short ride, but long with bags to carry.
On ancient.tree.mirissa at gmail.com you can contact them.
Have a nice stay!
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