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Lion’s Rest is an eight-room boutique hotel situated right on the beach in an idyllic Sri Lankan fishing village. We offer a place of peace and retreat, looking out over the vast azure Indian Ocean, with easy access to the nightlife of resorts such as Mirissa and Unawatuna.

Take advantage of the in house yoga and surf instruction or simply kick back by the pool or in a hammock with a cool cocktail. Our restaurant is open all day and offers Sri Lankan and European cuisine to tempt any palate.

All rooms are air-conditioned. We have free wifi.



We have two chill out areas with giant bean bags and hammocks; one by the pool and the other on the upper level with a view of the ocean. Projector movies are shown here of an evening and you can catch live satellite sports in the bar area.

Lion’s Rest, with its intimate surroundings, has proved to be a popular choice amongst solo travellers looking to mix with others, couples and family groups alike.

To fully unwind and get that holiday feeling, you might like to indulge in one of our Ayurvedic massages. Our fully qualified male and female masseuses offer deep tissue or flowing massage, using traditional hot oils to sooth away any lingering tensions.

The eight rooms at Lion’s Rest all provide Air Conditioning as standard. There are also powerful overhead fans in the rooms should A/C not be your preference.

All the upper level rooms have a communal balcony with seating and views over the grounds and the Indian Ocean. The two lower level rooms open onto the the pool and grounds.

The hand made teak four-poster beds come with high quality 9 inch sprung mattresses and high quality crisp linen to ensure a comfy night's sleep. The beds have mosquito nets although you'll be pleased to hear that we don’t have a problem with mosquitos here because of the sea breeze. The bathrooms are polished concrete and come equipped with a solar heated rain shower. All fixtures and fittings are of a European Standard.

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Providing authentic Sri Lankan food along with a variety of western dishes to suit all palates, the Lion’s Restaurant prides itself on the freshness and quality of the food it produces. The Sri Lankan breakfast is always a popular choice to start the day after an early morning surf. We offer fine vegetarian/vegan options and of course the curries at Lion’s Restaurant are plentiful, varied and mouth-wateringly delicious.



Our head chef, Dinesh, sources all the ingredients locally. He gets fresh fish from Mirissa market and the village fisherman. Other produce comes from the travelling fruit and vegetable market, where all the local growers proudly sell their specialized organic produce. The travelling vegetable market is well worth a visit and so is Mirissa Harbour for the early morning fish market where you can watch the boats landing their deep-sea catch and see the auction that follows.



Apart from turning out delicious food from the menu, Dinesh and his team put on our famous weekly fish-barbecue buffet which always delights. On our curry-buffet nights a choice of eight or more authentic Sri Lankan curries are prepared with an array of fish meat and vegetarian options available, all served by our chef who is happy to explain the dishes.

Should you wish to learn more about Sri Lankan cuisine, our kitchen offers cooking lessons where you can prepare your own curries under the guidance of our chefs.

Quench your thirst with the array of fresh tropical juices on offer and of course Sri Lanka's famous Lassies which combine Buffalo Curd and fresh fruits blended together to create a the ultimate smoothie. Enjoy an ice cold Lion Beer in a frozen glass at the bar, or a Cocktail to take up on the deck to enjoy the sunset.