We decided to stay at Morning Star after reading on the favorable reviews on Trip Advisor, and true enough, the guesthouse did not disappoint us. On the first day we arrived, we were welcomed by floral garland and hand bouquet (I felt liked I stepped into 5 star resort with the warm hospitality shown by the owner and his family). The room is small but the comfy bed, working A/C and clean sanitary facility made up for the size of the room. Then again, it is a guesthouse so we were not expecting sprawling bedroom with its own sitting room.
The guesthouse was located on the main road, just across the beach and about 5 min walk from the main beach, which was just as well since my husband and I never liked the crowd. Our room was not facing the main room so we did not suffer much from the traffic as mentioned in other reviews. The owner was quick in helping us arrange for a safari trip, within a short moment notice. The rest of the excursion was without any hiccup.
The owner and his family were approaching and tend to our needs and taste buds. Breakfast was good with a good serving of tropical fruits, juice and toasts. Dinner (cooked by the owner's wife) was mouth watering delicious. A must-try! A definitely worth mentioning guesthouse.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated 1 km from whale watching at Mirissa and 5 minute walk to to the mirissa beach area, Morning Star Guest House offers a spacious common living area with plush sofas, a flat-screen TV, and a seaview balcony. Complimentary Wi-Fi access is provided. Rooms are air-conditioned,hot water, and feature carved 4-poster beds and furniture. The en suite bathroom comes with hot shower facilities and WiFi in all area. The restaurant serves traditional Sri Lankan delights alongside Western and Chinese specialities and special seafood menus. Guest can head to the 24-hour front desk for assistance with luggage storage, laundry and use of safety deposit boxes and mini bar in the room. Activities such as whale watching, fishing and city tours can also be arranged. The guesthouse is 8 km from the Weligama Railway Station and 11 km from Dondra Head Lighthouse. The Snake Farm is 20 km away, while the Mattala International Airport is 82 km away. ... more less
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