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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Amazing little gem, right by the beach in Mirissa. Family run business, where nothing is too much trouble. Everyone goes out of their way to make your stay enjoyable. Hands down the best breakfast I've ever had in Asia. The fruit platters are gorgeous! Lovely pool area which is very clean and perfect for monkey watching. If available, choose a...

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights, it was our first stop on our holiday in Sri Lanka. We would have stayed longer but our room was not available. It is on the main road but you would not know that being inside, it is very quiet and tranquil. After a busy day nothing beat coming back to the pool to...

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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I stayed at Morning Star for two nights during our recent trip to Sri Lanka and really enjoyed this accommodation. The property is well decorated, and the dining and pool areas are very peaceful. Our hosts were extremely kind and friendly. They made us a very tasty lunch and we're always available to help us.There is great...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed for eight nights with our toddler and had an amazing time. Highly recommended. The staff were lovely and so helpful. Nothing beats sitting by their gorgeous pool with a beer surrounded by monkeys, and at night fireflies! The beach is very close just across the (slightly scary) road. There is a calm place for little ones to swim...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

We have recently returned from our holiday in sri lanka. We decided to have our last few days on a beach and went for Mirissa and the Morning Star, it did not disappoint. From the first moment we arrived we were greeted by the hosts with a freshly made welcome drink and most importantly a smile. The room was great,...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 25 February 2017

very happy to have picked this hotel! and defiantly will be returning family running this place are so accommodating and extremely friendly. Large compatible beds, aircond rooms are always cleaned, breakfast is very good and dinner is amazing very nice pool and garden and beach across the road in walking distance to shops highly recommend this hotel you will not...

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Yorkshire
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Beautiful family-run guesthouse with fab breakfast. We stayed in one of the larger garden rooms which are expensive but very well-appointed and very comfortable. They are very quiet which is good given the hotel's proximity to the busy Galle Road. There is a lovely swimming pool which is good for moonlight swims. We enjoyed the Bob Marley (!) soundtrack for...

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 18 February 2017

After 10 days of travelling through Sri Lanka, staying in safari tents in the National Parks and exploring the cultural beauties of the cities of Kandy and Anaradhapura and the visit of the tea region in Ella, we were ready for some relaxation. Although our safari continued as Mirissa is the perfect spot to see the whales and even the...

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Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Morning Star hotel is unique in the way they take care of their guests. The whole family is involved in the hotel business and they all treat you like you were a friend of the family. Beds are large and comfortable and the cleanliness in the hotel room as well as in the hole hotel is perfect. When you swim...

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Manama
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Happy to sy discovered this gem by accident, spent two lovely nights at Mirissa, Mornig Star is excellent, great location opposite Turtle Beach and clean family run enterprise, with magnificent breakfast and frienddly hosts. Top marks, cannot find fault, will definitely come back. Highly recommended.

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  • Free Parking
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  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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 

Additional Information about Morning Star

Address: Bandaramulla, Mirissa 81740, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Mirissa
Price Range: $71 - $186 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Morning Star 3*
Number of rooms: 4
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“Go for one of the larger garden rooms. Expensive but beautiful and spacious”
EsmeraldaYorkshire, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Book the upgrade and you will have a great spacious room at the garden, with a big bed, a terrace and the best shower in Sri Lanka!”
Mirelle123, 18 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for superior room 'out back' near pool”
DesertOryx, 11 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Standard rooms big enough for couples. Superior rooms big enough for small families.”
stemurray2016, 26 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Near by the pool are new rooms and you don't hear the traffic to your room.”
MarjutN, 2 Jul 2016 | Read review
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