Rose Blossom Guesthouse

Rose Blossom Guesthouse

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4.5
#2 of 36 B&Bs in Mirissa
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Finding an ideal family-friendly bed and breakfast in Mirissa does not have to be difficult. Welcome to Rose Blossom Guesthouse, a nice option for travellers like you.

Rooms at Rose Blossom Guesthouse Hotel offer air conditioning providing exceptional comfort and convenience, and guests can go online with free wifi.

Free breakfast will also help to make your stay even more special.

While you’re here, be sure to check out some of the Asian restaurants, including Papa Mango Seafood Restaurant, Little Tuna Sushi Cafe, and Roti Shop Mirissa, all of which are a short distance from Rose Blossom Guesthouse Hotel.

Rose Blossom Guesthouse puts the best of Mirissa at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Free breakfast
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
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Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Quaint
Romantic

Location

Bandaramulla, Mirissa 81740 Sri Lanka
Getting there
Great for walkers
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Natalia M wrote a review Jan 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The couple who run thia guesthouse are so lovely and welcoming. They were chatty and even offered home made remedy for anti sea sickness (for whale watching tour). They even both got up at 5.30am when we were being picked up for the excurison. Very caring people with a sweet son.

5 mins from the beach, set on a very quiet road off the main road.
Breakfast not included.
Good wifi and v good mozzie net
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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joeycalgary wrote a review Feb 2020
Tissamaharama, Sri Lanka
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mirissa is on the main road along the south Sri Lankan coast; the road is wildly busy and Rose Blossom is about 50 m from the beach along a very quiet peaceful road. It was a glorious respite from the kamakaze drivers. Chanie, her husband and the most delightful three year old charmed us entirely! Chanie's breakfast was wonderful: great coffee, fresh juice, egg hopper, mountains of toast, butter and jam and we were good to go for the day! Highly recommended if you want a peaceful sleep!
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: If you want a peaceful sleep (with the wondows open) this is a good place for you
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Maria wrote a review Jan 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful place with their lovely hosts welcome you not only to clean, comfortable rooms. But also to tasty food and new for this year their various Ayurvedic spa treatments of your choice. Truly recommend!
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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MEJT wrote a review Mar 2011
Oakland, California
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stay here if you can!! Chanie and Lali only have 3 rooms for rent (one of which has two double beds and comfortably accommodated our family of two adults and two young children). The guesthouse is spotless and charming. There is a small, beautifully-maintained garden and a covered dining area where you can order delicious breakfast (from pancakes to string hoppers, it's all good) and creative and excellent rice and curry dinners. The guesthouse is set in what our family called "the jungle" -- just a few minutes walk from the beach but you are surrounded by lush flora and lots of birds, chirping insects and some monkeys. We loved returning to the cool guesthouse garden after a hot day at the beautiful beach. The best part of the guesthouse is undoubtedly the hosts -- Chanie (who also does the cooking) and her husband Lali. They are incredibly kind and helpful.

One word of caution: when we arrived in town, no one knew where this place was! We walked around until we found a sign for it, but that turned out to be the long road and involved lugging our bags up many stairs, past a temple, and back down again. So, if you stay at the guesthouse (and I hope you do), please take these instructions with you: Go to the Giragala Hotel on the main road. (It's where the town starts to peter out and it has a whitewashed side wall with "GIRAGALA" in big red letters.) From the Giragala, cross the street and find a small, dirt road with signs for guesthouses, including Rose Blossom. Follow that road for 5 minutes and you will be there!
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Date of stay: February 2011
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Nimonemo wrote a review Nov 2011
Whangarei, New Zealand
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Very nice guest house, lovely local owners and very clean room with comfy bed and attached toilet without hot water.
Please note that it is not next to the beach, you need to walk for 5 minutes, it is in the other side of the road.
It is the cheapest accommodation we had in Sri Lanka and it was very good!
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Date of stay: November 2011
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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First L wrote a review May 2012
bruxelles
5.0 of 5 bubbles
After 1 week of harassing visits in the north and the centre of SLK, we grant ourselves a well disserved rest on the southern coast, precisely in the Mirissa village at Rose Blossom Guesthouse.
It is a very delightful "hut" full of charm deliciously hosted by a young courageous couple: Lali and Channie. He is a self-mad man never separated of the smile on his face. She, particularly pretty, is a very good cook who does not hesitate to spoil her guests with specific preparation (ask her about Banana Blossom Salad – You will hit the nirvana, I bet).
Running away from usual 5-star hotels, we do not regret our choice. In place, we are deeply touched by the sense of hospitality of the real people far from usual business practices as can be seen unfortunately everywhere else.
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Date of stay: March 2012
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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XXClaudiaXX wrote a review Jun 2011
Braunschweig, Germany
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The owner of Guesthouse Rose Blossom, Chanie and Lali are surely some of the nicest and honest people I've met on my 6 months stay in the South of Sri Lanka!

The rooms are simple but clean. The environment is nature pure on Mirissa’s Temple Road a bit upwards on that small hill. The beach is less than 1 km. Chanie cooks very nice Rice & Curry, and both like to talk and help you.

If you do not need necessarily to hear the ocean sound, you will find in the authentic Rose Blossom Guesthouse a good place to rest from your travels. Enjoy your trip!
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Date of stay: January 2011
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
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nick_ct_10 wrote a review Apr 2011
Stamford, Connecticut
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Chanie and her husband, the couple that runs this place, were probably the nicest people I met on my trip to Sri Lanka. Specific examples might add color -- for example, how they went out of their way to prepare something non-standard for breakfast because I asked about it, even though I tried repeatedly to say it was unnecessary -- but in person they just exude a warmth that's difficult to convey in words.

The rest of the guesthouse is nice for what it is. But just to be clear about what it is and what it isn't: it's a low-cost guesthouse in a quiet location. It's not a luxury place (small room, couldn't get hot water to work, etc), and it's not right on the beach -- it's about a 5-minute walk to the main stretch of the beach. For that kind of place, it was perfect. If you want to avoid the noise and bustle of the main stretch of the beach, this place is great.
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Date of stay: April 2011Trip type: Travelled solo
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kon1cz wrote a review Jan 2013
Germany
3.0 of 5 bubbles
According to TA and LP Rose Blossom belongs to the so called "hidden" gems. On the basis of this reference we decided to stay here for two nights. Hence, our expectations were quite high because of the (seemingly) excellent reviews and the particular high price of 4500 LRP (for Sri Lankan conditions) per night including breakfast.

Without a doubt the hosts are quite friendly and welcoming. In fact we enjoyed their presence quite a lot. We also received several herbal teas to regain our strength as we suffered from a cold. The breakfast seemed also decent and the hosts were willing to adjust their meals to our needs. The garden area is quite relaxing because it is quiet and well maintained by the hosts. But do these things justify a top rating on TA?

The REAL PROBLEM are the rooms.

If you take a close look on the TA reviews, then you will notice that only a very few travelers mention the conditions of the rooms, and if they do, they rate this underlying guesthouse with two or three points at max! In contrast, almost all other travelers who rated the Rose Blossom with "excellent" and "very good" only refer to the quite positive experiences with the hosts. Although we would confirm many of the postitive things, we are still of the opinion that in order to receive 5/5 as a rating, the rooms, no matter if it is a guesthouse or hotel, must be also in a very good, if not perfect state.

Unfortunately, in the case of Rose Blossom, the rooms were a pure dilemma. Our room was so small that we could barely move in it. The queen size bed took over the major space of the room. This problem was only aggreviated by the fact that our room would not have a shelf where we could store our clothes.

Our room had almost nothing to offer, not one single lamp, or some useful furniture. Internet was not provided in the rooms. Finally, do not expect to find a full functioning mosquito net either. First we had to fix a couple of holes till we would go to bed. Some of them were even too big for a quick fix as we had no duck tape with us. Moreover, do not expect a fridge, soap, or even useful towels. This was the first guesthouse where we would encounter two completly different towels. It felt almost like a bad joke when we saw a branded Micky Mouse towel. Anyways, I suppose these things could have been easily ignored, or accepted under particular circumstances.

A more severe issue, however, was the cleanliness. Our room offered only a superficial cleanliness. The general bed area seemed clean and so did the bathroom. However, there were still many spiderwebs and dust scattered around in the room. Our bathroom was also invaded by ants on a daily basis. Still, these things were not the biggest upset. We experienced similar things in other Asian countries earlier on (but for 1/4 of the price). The biggest upset with respect to the cleanliness was the mold infestation in the bathroom. I would have never expected to see something like this in a guesthouse which is rated in the Top 5 on TA. Especially not in a place with such a high tourist turnover. As you will see, this issue will become a particular nasty problem if you suffer from skin allergies as my girlfriend does. And even if you think that you have no reason to be afraid of the general downsides of mold, the terrible smell of it will sooner or later adversely affect your good night sleep.

In general, we would agree that an A/C is not always necessary. However, for Rose Blossom an A/C would be quite beneficial. The fan is not strong enough to provide an enjoyable temperature in the room. During the dry season it becomes extremely hot in Mirissa and the heat remains in the rooms till the late evening, no matter if the fan is turned on or off. Sleeping becomes impossible that way unless you are totally drunk, tired, or from South (East) Asia.

We would probably not complain about the above mentioned issues if the rate per night was not 4500 LPR. The point being is that for this price, pretty much everywhere in Sri Lanka, things like an A/C, daily cleaning, Internet, and a shelf all belong to the standard amenities of a guesthouse, even in Mirissa, as we later found out. Otherwise we should not pay more than 2000 LPR per night.

In our opinion Rose Blossom has still a long way to go. At the current moment we could not recommend this place, as the price seems quite high relative to the given standards. Next time we will read the TA reviews with more care and actually take a look on the user fotos before we do upcoming bookings.
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Date of stay: January 2013
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: The average price for a beach front fan room should is 3000 - 3500 LPR in Mirissa. Thus, paying a...
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yage22 wrote a review Mar 2012
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
When I arrived at the Rose Blossom guesthouse I thought to myself.. wow, is this it? Is this the place everyone is giving 5 stars? I was soon to find out why..

The place may be simple, but it is surely cozy. It's a like a little quiet garden, full of birds and monkeys in the trees, away from the road but still only a few minutes off the beach. The rooms are clean and nice but it is not really about the rooms or the garden, it's about Chanie and Lali, the two wonderful hosts. They are the ones that makes this such a special place. Here you are not just a guest, you are a visiting friend. Of course, if you prefer just being a guest, you can be that but then you would miss out on the friendliest people I met on my whole trip in Sri Lanka.

With Chanie and Lali, everything is possible. You want to go whale watching? Sure, no problem, we're booking a trip for you in the morning. You want to go to Galle? Sure, use our motorbike. You want to learn how to surf? Sure, our neighbor is a surf instructor. You want to buy a 4kg tuna, cut it up and eat it as sashimi? Sure, we'll help you find the freshest tuna and some wasabi. And I could go on..

Sri Lanka is full of wonderful and warm people, but on my trip, Chanie and Lali were the warmest and most friendly of them all. I can't wait to visit Rose Blossom again,
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Date of stay: February 2012
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Milena C asked a question Dec 2014
London, England, United Kingdom3 contributions3 helpful votes
Hi, I am interested in availability for 11-14 for two people. Many thanks Milena
Answer from sparklight
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You should mail them, they reply quickly:
joeycalgary wrote a tip Feb 2020
Tissamaharama, Sri Lanka82 contributions21 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you want a peaceful sleep (with the wondows open) this is a good place for you"
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miarehnvall wrote a tip Jul 2017
Stockholm, Sweden1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All rooms are fine but if you get the chance book the room upstairs overlooking Mirissa."
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DCC1892 wrote a tip May 2017
San Jose, Costa Rica52 contributions19 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"We were in a two bed room which had two mini double beds - one we used for our stuff and the other slept in which was perfectly comfortable."
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Llamatheexplorer wrote a tip Jul 2016
Copenhagen, Denmark177 contributions39 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Best homestay in Sri Lanka!"
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Ashtsui wrote a tip Apr 2015
Taiwan35 contributions14 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The rooms down stairs are cheaper because they only have fan."
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rose Blossom Guesthouse
Which popular attractions are close to Rose Blossom Guesthouse?
Nearby attractions include Mirissa Beach (0.4 km), Parrot Rock Bridge (0.3 km), and Sandaruwan Handicraft & Gift Store (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Rose Blossom Guesthouse?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and laundry service.
What food & drink options are available at Rose Blossom Guesthouse?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Rose Blossom Guesthouse?
Conveniently located restaurants include DelTano’s Wood Fired Pizza & Pasta, O Mirissa Cafe & Bistro, and Coco Gate.
Is Rose Blossom Guesthouse located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Mirissa.
Are there any historical sites close to Rose Blossom Guesthouse?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Kushta Raja Gala (5.5 km).
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