Issy Croker

Jasper House

  • Where:
  • Why:Part work, part holiday!
  • When:March 2017
  • Who:Me and one of my best friends, stylist, and art director Emily Ezekiel.
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Jasper House Minimal design and set amongst palm trees, here you can see just how open Jasper House is! Waking up to a wall of palm trees every morning is a lovely thing.

Minimal design and set amongst palm trees, here you can see just how open Jasper House is! Waking up to a wall of palm trees every morning is a lovely thing.

Jasper House This was my third time visiting this beach; I love it more every time!  The water is so blue and the perfect temperature...

This was my third time visiting this beach; I love it more every time! The water is so blue and the perfect temperature...

Jasper House The minimal rooms are finished with concrete and wood, and the beds are super comfy. Rent surfboards and go out early in the morning for the best time on the water.

The minimal rooms are finished with concrete and wood, and the beds are super comfy. Rent surfboards and go out early in the morning for the best time on the water.

Jasper House Outdoor showers, which are particularly nice under a starry sky! Better if you are slightly on the shorter side of life, unlike me...

Outdoor showers, which are particularly nice under a starry sky! Better if you are slightly on the shorter side of life, unlike me...

Jasper House Our open wall, where we sat drinking as the sun went down.

Our open wall, where we sat drinking as the sun went down.

Jasper House Blue skies everday; we visited in March and had perfect weather!

Blue skies everday; we visited in March and had perfect weather!

Jasper House Local surfers getting their boards on to the tuk tuks. We went to the local market in the mornings which was amazing for photography, all the produce and people were so photogenic!

Local surfers getting their boards on to the tuk tuks. We went to the local market in the mornings which was amazing for photography, all the produce and people were so photogenic!

Highs & Lows

  • The location is what gives this hotel something special, and is what would bring me back here again. The beach has beautiful water and is pretty small, and doesn't feel overcrowded.

  • As well as yoga classes, Helen offers absolutely wonderful massages. A Brit who has lived in Australia for 25 years, she is a spiritual force to be reckoned with and a wonderful woman!

  • The staff are very friendly!

  • There are fans in the room, but no air conditioning.

  • The hotel only opened last year, so it feels like it is still finding its feet on a few things.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 37/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Guest house / small hotel.

  • Vibe

    Relaxed beach house.

  • Location

    5 minute walk from the best beach in Sri Lanka, Hiriyetika.

  • Rooms

    12

  • Music

    None that I can recall!

  • Year Opened

    2016!

  • Designed By

    Lauri Rose, the owner of the hotel.

  • Health & Wellness

    Lovely pool. No gym, but the on site yoga instructor and massage therapist, Helen, was one of the best things about the Jasper House.

  • Restaurant

    Yes, a big open plan room on the top floor with views of the sea. Breakfast was by far the best meal of the day. The food is very relaxed, as it always is in Sir Lanka!

  • Bar

    Not technically, but the restaurant is very lowkey with comfy sofas so it doubles as a bar.

  • Minibar

    No minibar, but getting a beer from upstairs and drinking on your balcony is always nice.

  • Children

    Bring them, but I'd ask for a room that doesn't have one of the 'open' walls.

  • Price

    Rooms start from £100.

  • Website

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