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Tilko Jaffna City Hotel

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  • About this holiday

    The Tilko Jaffna City Hotel is recommended by Expressions Holidays for those wishing to explore Jaffna and the islands just off the peninsula. The hotel offers comfortable and simple accommodation and a good restaurant that offers a menu rich with spices and seafood. Undoubtedly a highlight though is the wonderful hospitality of the host. The hotel is a good choice for those wishing to explore the north of Sri Lanka further, perhaps as part of one of our touring holidays of the country.

    The journey and how you get there


    Included in your holiday

    Expressions Holidays includes scheduled flights with Sri Lankan or British Airways London to Colombo return in economy, private car transfers, bed and breakfast based on two people sharing a double or twin room. Half board and full board are offered at a supplement.

    Holiday prices

    Sample price is per person based on two people sharing a Type A double or twin room.
    From £1,220 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.

    Hotel code


    Our opinion

    A combination of modern-day comfort with an old-world ambience

    Hotel description

    Situated just a short walk from Jaffna’s library, fort and the lagoon, the Tilko Jaffna City Hotel is the first star category in Sri Lanka’s Northern Province and arguably the city’s leading hotel. As Jaffna and the north opens itself up to visitors, the Tilko prides itself on its hospitality and welcoming atmosphere, particularly from its engaging owner who has returned to his hometown after many years in London. Whilst facilities here may not be as luxurious as those you’d find in the coastal resorts, this hotel offers a comfortable and convenient base from which to explore the many delights of the peninsula and its outlying islands. The restaurant serves an appetising menu rich in seafood and spice and other facilities include a gym, sauna and beauty salon. All 38 rooms are simply but tastefully styled with bold splashes of red adding colour and character and air conditioning, en-suite bathrooms, televisions and internet access all help to enhance comfort levels during your stay.



    Official star rating

    no rating

    Annual opening

    Distance from airport

    4 ¾ hours away

    Closest airport

    Negombo airport

    Room types

    The hotel offers 38 rooms, all equipped with en-suite bath and WC, air-conditioning, TV, tea and coffee-making facilities, mini-bar and internet access.
    Deluxe Room
    Super Deluxe Room
    Penthouse – with sea and city views, bedroom, separate lounge and bathroom, flat screen TV with DVD player and Jacuzzi bath.

    Hotel facilities and services

    Restaurant, gym, sauna, beauty salon, WiFi in public areas, tours and transfers.

    Water sports

    Land sports

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    Jaffna’s fort, library, Hindu and Buddhist temples, the islands of Karaitive, Delft (Neduntivu) and Nainativu

    Sports nearby


    Minimum stays

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