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The Spice Trail

Star Rating
3 out of 5

Information

Reviews

4.6 / 5Exceptional
20 reviews

Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
  • Air Conditioning

Map

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Pasarichenai Beach
    14 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Muhudu Maha Viharaya Temple
    5 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Pottuvil Point
    8 min drive

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  • Premium Villa, 1 King Bed, Pool Access, Garden Area (Sadikka 1 )

    Room Amenities

    • 3358 sq ft
    • Studio
    • 1 bathroom
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 King Bed
    More details
  • Premium Villa, 1 King Bed, Pool Access, Garden Area (Kaha 2 )

    Room Amenities

    • 3358 sq ft
    • Studio
    • 1 bathroom
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 King Bed
    More details
  • Premium Villa, 1 King Bed, Pool Access, Garden Area (Miris 1)

    Room Amenities

    • 3358 sq ft
    • Studio
    • 1 bathroom
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 King Bed
    More details
  • Premium Villa, 1 King Bed, Pool Access, Garden Area (Kurundu 1)

    Room Amenities

    • 3358 sq ft
    • Studio
    • 1 bathroom
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 King Bed
    More details
  • Premium Villa, 1 King Bed, Pool Access, Garden Area (Kurundu 2 )

    Room Amenities

    • 3358 sq ft
    • Studio
    • 1 bathroom
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 King Bed
    More details
  • Premium Villa, 1 King Bed, Pool Access, Garden Area (Miris 2)

    Room Amenities

    • 3358 sq ft
    • Studio
    • 1 bathroom
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 King Bed
    More details
  • Premium Villa, 1 King Bed, Pool Access, Garden Area (Karabu 1 )

    Room Amenities

    • 3358 sq ft
    • Studio
    • 1 bathroom
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 King Bed
    More details
  • Premium Villa, 1 King Bed, Pool Access, Garden Area (Sadikka 2 )

    Room Amenities

    • 3358 sq ft
    • Studio
    • 1 bathroom
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 King Bed
    More details
  • Premium Villa, 1 King Bed, Pool Access, Garden Area (Karabu 2 )

    Room Amenities

    • 3358 sq ft
    • Studio
    • 1 bathroom
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 King Bed
    More details
  • Premium Villa, 1 King Bed, Pool Access, Garden Area

    Room Amenities

    • 323 sq ft
    • Studio
    • 1 bathroom
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 King Bed
    More details

About this area

Arugam Bay

Located in Arugam Bay, The Spice Trail is near the beach. Muhudu Maha Viharaya Temple and Kudumbigala Monastery are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Arugam Bay Beach and Kumana National Park.

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Pasarichenai Beach - 14 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Muhudu Maha Viharaya Temple - 5 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Pottuvil Point - 8 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Kudumbigala Monastery - 37 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Kudumbigala Sanctuary - 79 min drive

About this property

The Spice Trail

This villa features a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk, and tour/ticket assistance. Free continental breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a garden and barbecue grills. All 12 villas offer free WiFi, coffee makers, and ceiling fans. Guests will also find showers and free toiletries.

Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 1:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 11:00 AM

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 25.0 per day.

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 25.0 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

We should mention

No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property.

Property is also known as

  • Spice Trail Villa Arugam
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Property amenities

Beach

  • Near the beach

Internet

  • Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker

Dining

  • Free continental breakfast available daily 8 AM–10 AM
  • 1 restaurant

Bedrooms

  • Rollaway/extra beds: USD 25.0 per day

Bathrooms

  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries

Outdoor areas

  • Terrace
  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden

Climate control

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan

Pets

  • No pets or service animals

Suitability/Accessibility

  • Designated smoking areas

Services and conveniences

  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Daily housekeeping

General

  • 12 rooms
  • 6 buildings
4.6

Exceptional

5 - Excellent
13
4 - Good
7
3 - Okay
0
2 - Mediocre
0
1 - Poor
0
4.8
Cleanliness
4.6
Service and Staff
5.0
Amenities
4.7
Property condition

4/5 Good

extraordinary staffs

pros: refilled glass water instead of plastic, lovely staffs that went beyond in every way, good location, nice pool, happy hour (only beer) cons: food can be improved as there are plenty of alternatives nearby, room needs more lights (can’t even notice pouring shampoo or shower gel)

Stayed 3 nights in May 2019

4/5 Good

Gardens were beautiful - rooms were spacious and clean - pool was also very clean and a welcome reprieve from the heat. We had breakfast here three days and lunch two - food was delicious! We enjoyed our time in Arugam Bay, at the Spice Trail. The only room for improvement was our initial arrival at the hotel: The manager warned us about safety in the area the evening we arrived. I understood his want to be cautious and have his guests stay safe, but it made us unnecessarily uneasy the first 24 hours. Being told to not really leave the property is not what you want to here when you first arrive somewhere new. Maybe finding a different way to say it? Also - my partner and I did not feel unsafe at anytime during our visit, despite the area being very quiet.

Stayed 3 nights in Mar 2019

5/5 Excellent

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Stayed 7 nights in Feb 2019

5/5 Excellent

Enjoyable stay, beautiful rooms

We enjoyed our stay a 100% at The Spice Trail. A beautiful hotel with rooms like little villas with its own garden. The pool is great as well and is nice for a little swim after a day at the beach. Be aware that some rooms are close to the noisy pool bar (music) of the neighbouring hotel.

Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2018

5/5 Excellent

highly recommend

as soon as we arrived at the resort, the staff were very helpful and the service was great. the room was enormous and the bed was really comfortable. we had our own little courtyard/grassy area which was nice. the pool area was so nice and relaxing. we got sunburnt one day at the beach and when the staff found out they went and brought us aloe vera leaves every few days. we ended up getting to know a few of the staff members over our 5 night stay and they were incredibly helpful and inviting. on the last day, the taxi booking fell through so the manager of the resort drove us himself, all the way to Passikudah. He use to be a tour guide so he stopped off and showed us a few places on the way to break up our long trip and showed us some of the street food on the side of the road which I never would have tried but was so happy I did because it was delicious!

Pros: the room, the facilities, the service, the food (everything was delicious). we were very impressed with the whole stay.

Cons: the bed was very comfortable although when rolling over it was very creeky.

Location: the location was great. I was concerned about not staying at a place along the beach although it didn't matter at all. very close to beach and food.

Stayed 5 nights in Jun 2018

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