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  • Comfortable Room in lovely sand Garden

    Charlie B

    Nice, small beach resort at a reasonable price for the area. We stayed 1 night & our room was great; they're all spread nicely around a sand garden littered with Palm Trees. There's also a really nice, clean pool. This was the first place we stayed in Sri Lanka and the curry buffet we had in the evening was the best we had in the 2 weeks we were away. Definitely got us straight into the swing of Sri Lankan food!

  • Elaine8july

    We stayed here for 2 nights. The rooms were fantastic and very clean. The pool was beautiful to swim in. The beach was across the road, but the water looked dirty and there was a coal refinery at the end of the beach. Great place to stay for a couple of nights, very relaxing and peaceful and staff very nice

  • Peace & Quiet

    Taku Y - Kawasaki, Japan

    There are just few accomodation in this area. I just had a relux time with my kids and get ready to go north from here. Resort manager is very kind and try to fit our requirements.

  • Simply perfect

    Carfran8 - Perth, Australia

    We stayed here over Christmas and despite the worst weather in 50 years, we had a wonderful time. The resort is run by a lovely local family, who went out of their way to make our stay a happy and pleasant one. The rooms are delightful, clean and simple. The setting, surrounded by Coconut trees was very peaceful and tranquil. We had family from overseas staying in another hotel close by, and we invited them to Rosanne for dinner one evening. The meal that was served was the best they had eaten during their stay in Sri Lanka, it was superb! The owners try so hard to please, nothing is too much trouble for them. I have travelled a lot in Sri Lanka, and I agree with a previous comment, that the beach at Alankuda is not as magical as many others in the country, but the area has a certain charm. The diversity of the population, enables you to see a 'real' part of this special country. Christians, Muslims, Tamils and Buddhists all living together happily, is lovely to see. In the surrounding area, there are many fruit and vegetables grown. Orchards of Guava trees, fields of cabbages, lady fingers, beetroot, chilli, of course, and more. The area is predominantly Christian, so there are lots of elaborate churches to see and visit. St Annes shrine at Thalawila is definitely worth a visit. It is a Tuk tuk drive away, and will take you through some lovely villages on the way. You will have to drive around the cows, who seemingly own the place, sauntering, without fear or care, across the busy A3. You will see Goats with their collars of criss crossed wood, to stop them climbing through fences, but don't stop them climbing on walls, where they sit staring impassively at passers by. If you are lucky, you will see the local donkeys, who look as though they have been pieced together, by bits that the gods had left over. Very cute, but too big to get in a suitcase, unfortunately! We also saw Mongoose, and the birds are wonderful. So don't just go for the beach, there is so much more to see in this fascinating area. If you do go, and your budget is limited, stay at Roseanne, you will love it! To the person who complained about bugs, welcome to life in the Tropics :)

  • Really lovely cabanas and gardens

    lutaylor83 - Sevenoaks, United Kingdom

    Had a lovely 2 days here, even though it was off season - so the weather wasn't perfect but we had the place to ourselves! The cabanas are REALLY pretty, with lovely design and colours and fittings, and the whole area - gardens and circular dining area (larger restaurant and more rooms being built now) is very pretty and relaxing - nice hammocks between palms and very clean sandy grounds. The staff are friendly and eager to please, and the food, while a little pricey, is nice (and breakfast included was really good and plentiful).

    It is literally a 2 min walk down alongside a sand path to the beach, but be aware that this isn't a sri lankan-class beach - the wind turbines are ok, but the power station to the west does kind of ruin the views. Don't necessarily let this put you off though - great day trips and dolphin/whale watching offered at good prices by these guys - do email them in advance to discuss your budget, they are open to discussion (at the moment at least!), and the lagoon is a short drive away (not a walk really) and you can get a scooter and have a look about the penninsular (Rosaannes is towards the south end - other accommodations, and Kalpitiya town are another 20km north).

    We went by public transport - got the train from Colombo Galle Station (4 hours) to PALAVI station (the one before Puttalam) - then its an expensive tuktuk, or a local bus west and north us the penninsular around 20km - get off at NOROCHCHOLAI TOWN, then walk a couple of km west towards the beach and Rosaanne (the locals all know it) or get a tuktuk for 100-150rups - took a while but a bit cheaper and more fun than the bus, and much cheaper than a taxi!

    One critisism/warning for this place: the little bottles of water that are in your room and they 'give you' with every meal you get - turn up as 100rups each on the final bill - OK if you know in advance, but they didn't tell us. Also we hired a scooter of the manager's friend, assuming it would be in line with the cost in the rest of sri lanka, and even though we only had it for 4 hours, on the final bill ($5-10), the friend had charged $20 - again, with a tight budget we would have liked to know.

    Generally though really nice place!

About Hotel

We are located in Kalpitiya, 130 km north of the Bandaranayke International Airport, North West of Sri Lanka. Kalpitiya peninsula is 48 km long and 6-8 km wide while it is studded with fine sandy beaches which make you yearn for a beach holiday.

- Sunil Thissera
(The Founder & CEO)