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Jetwing Jaffna

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  • About this holiday

    The newly opened Jetwing Jaffna is a chic, characterful hotel in the centre of one of Sri Lanka’s most exciting cities. With excellent access to the northern half of the island, a stop in Jaffna broadens the horizons of any Sri Lankan tour. Stay for a few nights at the Jetwing Jaffna to add an alternative edge to your holiday, and get a glimpse of one of Sri Lanka’s main cultural hubs.

    The journey and how you get there

    Complimentary

    Wifi

    Included in your holiday

    Holiday prices

    Sample price is per person based on two people sharing a Type A double or twin room.
    From £1,250 for 7 nights.
    The price displayed here is a guide only for this hotel and each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect the actual flight costs and all up-to-date special offers.

    Special Offers

    • Sri Lanka 2020 early booking offer
      Book a holiday of at least 7 nights to Sri Lanka by 30 September 2019 for stays between 1 December 2019 and 31 March 2020 and receive a reduction of £150 per person.

    Hotel code

    EXH1891

    Our opinion

    Jetwing Jaffna offers a contemporary contrast to the more rustic inland hotels, a unique interior design that is wildly different to Sri Lanka’s coastal resorts, and an excellent location in one of Sri Lanka’s most culturally dynamic areas.

    Hotel description

    In the heart of Jaffna, Jetwing Jaffna offers an authentic taste of traditional Sri Lanka, but with enhanced sophistication. Guests are introduced to the style of the interior through the intricately shaped pattern of the façade, and then through the golden teardrop design that sits behind the intriguing reception desk. Public rooms are dominated by dark browns and greens, which hark back to the agricultural traditions of inland Sri Lanka, Kandy, and the Cultural Triangle, but with the refined touches of the cosmopolitan city that Jaffna is quickly becoming. The bar is shaped out of carved wood, with draping red material tiles across the ceiling, and large dark-framed windows that look out through the intricate carving that dominates the façade. The restaurant at Jetwing Jaffna also incorporates this enormous carving and rustic colour scheme. Low wooden benches, which have a distinctly antique feel, add character to the high-ceilinged, exceptionally modern room, as does the food, which refines the most popular flavours of the north, including dosai, roti, string hoppers, and pittu, and utilises only the freshest seafood. The rooms themselves are all classified as deluxe. When taking in the unique features, including the carved wooden headboards, the low-hanging silver lamps that seem to mimic the teardrop shape of Sri Lanka, and the subtly ornate wallpaper, it becomes apparent why this classification exists. Every amenity in the rooms and each different fabric enhances the sumptuous, exotic feel. Guestrooms also have balconies with stunning views across the rooftops, and with the Jaffna clock tower and the sea in the distance visible on one side. The Jetwing Jaffna offers touring guests the opportunity to stay in a Sri Lankan hotel that sets itself apart from the others, offering both exotic design and urban atmosphere.

    Location

    In the heart of Jaffna, just a short walk from the waterside.

    Official star rating

    no rating

    Annual opening

    Distance from airport

    226 miles

    Closest airport

    Bandaranaike International Airport

    Room types

    Jetwing Jaffna has 55 Deluxe Rooms with king size or twin beds, air-conditioning, cable television, tea and coffee making facilities, mini fridge, safe, iron and ironing board, hair dryer, and balcony.

    Hotel facilities and services

    Restaurant, bar, and guest parking.

    Water sports

    Land sports

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    Jaffna is widely recognised to be the centre of Hindu culture in Sri Lanka, and therefore has a huge range of religious and archaeological sites for guests to visit. The Nallur Kandasamy Kovil is the main place of worship in Jaffna, and attracts a host of pilgrims each year. Jaffna Fort is the second largest fort on the island, extending over an area of 4 acres. The Keeramalai hot springs are situated near Kankesanturai, as are the ruins of the Kanthrodai Buddhist Temple. The ruins of the Portuguese Fort on the island of Delft are also worth a visit. Alternatively, head out to the ancient Nagadeepa Buddhist Temple on Nainativu Island. For a more involved taste of Sri Lankan life, wander through the marketplace.

    Sports nearby

    Children

    Interconnecting rooms and cots are available on request.

    Minimum stays

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