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The only, premier luxury destination in the heart of Northern Sri Lanka, Jetwing Jaffna is a haven of pure bliss. With rooms that provide the perfect blend of comfort and opulence, it’s the ideal space to explore the incredible wonders of the Jaffna Peninsula.
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THE SPLENDOUR OF THE NORTH – JETWING JAFFNA
The A9 road runs smooth for miles down the middle of Sri Lanka, bursting forth from the jungles of the Wanni to cross the Elephant Pass causeway over a shining lagoon before it comes to a stop in the historic Jaffna town. Constantly abuzz with energy, it still maintains a sense of calm that is unlike most cities on the island. Jaffna’s recent past is known the world over but its ancient history is rooted deeply in the lives of its people. The heartland of Tamil culture, Jaffna is a wealth of insight to the arts, religion cuisine and warm hospitality of its people.
The Nallur Kandaswamy kovil stands majestic in the centre of the town, the most prominent place of worship on the peninsula that is dotted with monuments of the Hindu faith. Overlooking the lagoon, its walls holding strong after centuries, is the Jaffna Fort, the second largest in the island that offers a view over the fishing boats moored and nets cast over the gleaming water. The peninsula is also a place of myth and mystery – the Nilavarai Well, whispered to be one of King Ravana’s secret pathways, and the healing waters of the Keerimalai tank lend magic to Jaffna’s story.
A drive over the causeways leading off the peninsula takes you to quiet islands that are miles of undiscovered beauty along bumpy roads, a peaceful contrast to the pulsing atmosphere of the Jaffna town. Walk along the white sand Chatty Beach on the island of Kayts or dip your feet into the waters at the famed Casuarina Beach on the Karainagar island. The island of Nainativu or Nagadeepa offers a harmonious spiritual experience for those of both the Hindu and Buddhist faiths. The iconic temple and vihara are a short boat ride from the mainland, across the blue waters of the Palk Bay. A few kilometres from the town, through fields of crops and endless palmyrah growth is the northern shore of Sri Lanka at Kankesanthurai. The calm Indian Ocean stretches for miles at Point Pedro, the northernmost point on the island.
The nerve centre of the Jaffna town is its market, a colourful maze of produce and products that dizzies the senses. Expect to find a range of palmyrah products as the tree grows there in abundance. Alongside these, dry fish are a northern staple and the grape wine made by Rosarian nuns must be sampled when visiting the region. Indulge in some of the finest thosai on the island while you savour the depth of the classic Jaffna crab curry, laden with a heady blend of spices. Stop by Rio ice cream, now a landmark in Jaffna that is loved by locals and travellers alike, for sweet treats to beat the dry heat outside. And now, located on the historic Mahathma Gandhi Road is Jetwing Jaffna.
The first luxury hotel project in the area, Jetwing Jaffna stands proud – a testament to the splendour of the North. Featuring 55 rooms, the hotel is designed by internationally renowned firm Design Group 5 to be influenced by the rich heritage of the area, complete with the legendary Jetwing brand of hospitality.
Jaffna’s journey as a destination for travel has only just begun. The opening of Jetwing Jaffna in January 2016 is a symbol of Jetwing’s vision for a city that has come so far and has the potential to go even further.
Family owned and in the tourism industry for the past 42 years, Jetwing Hotels has surpassed expectation at every aspect. Building on their foundation of being passionate, as well as the experience of true, traditional Sri Lankan hospitality, constantly pioneering discoveries captures the essence of the brand. Such a strong statement and direction have enabled Jetwing Hotels to imagine, create and manage marvels and masterpieces, where distinctive design and elegant comfort complement each other and the environment. Considered a priority, sustainable and responsible practice is implemented through the award winning Jetwing Eternal Earth Programme; with energy efficiency, community upliftment, and education of earth saving measures to schoolchildren being a few tenets of the Programme.
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30 December 2015
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Jaffna Heritage Hotel
195, Temple Road, Nallur, Jaffna.
T: 021 222 2424
Tilko Jaffna City Hotel
70/6, KKS Road, Jaffna.
T: 021 222 5969 / 021 720 0707
F: 021 222 7291
Luxury rooms with modern amenities; telephone, Internet, Wi-Fi, flat screen TV, mini bar, Tea/coffee making facilities, safety box, trouser press, Hot/cold water, room service and Laundry facilities. Restaurant serves authentic Jaffna food, Sri Lankan & other International menus.
Mid Range (Rs. 4000 - Rs. 8000)
Green Grass Hotel & Restaurant
33, Aseervatham Lane, Hospital Road.
T. 021 222 4385, 021 222 1686
F. 026 222 4385,
M. 071 819 9193, 077 780 3210
30 A/C rooms, 08 Deluxe rooms with mini bar, 22 standard rooms with A/C and hot water, cable TV. Wi-Fi zone. Room service, Facilities for weddings, conferences and seminars. (400 pax can be accommodated) Restaurant serves Breakfast and lunch buffet, Sri Lankan, Chinese, Western, and authentic Jaffna food. Bar, Swimming pool. Air port pick ups and drops, tours from Colombo and round tours in Jaffna with guides can be arranged.
Budget Range (Below Rs.4000)
31, Manipay Road, Jaffna.
T: 021 222 2829, T/F. 021 222 4449
35 A/C rooms. Out of this 21 are luxury Triple rooms with hot/cold water, TV, intercom & a mini fridge. Restaurant & Bar. Western, Eastern & Sri Lankan food. TV lounge, room service, laundry, fax. & e-mail facility. From the top floor, visitors can see the entire penninsula. Secured parking, Security service. 500m from Jaffna bus stand. Volvo luxury bus service, Colombo/Jaffna and Jaffna/Colombo will be operated in near future.
Sarras Guest House
20, Somasundaram Avenue, Chundikuli, Jaffna.
T: 021 567 4040, 021 222 3627
M: 077 775 6904, 077 237 7463
06 A/C Rooms and 02 houses which are in a hundred year old building, with old furniture which has an antique value. Family rooms available. 01 house with 01 A/C double room & attached bathroom, 03 A/C double rooms with 02 bathrooms & sitting area. One house with 04 normal rooms, kitchen, and sitting area for 10 – 15 persons. Sri Lankan, Chinese & Western food. Push Bicycles available for rent. Free Wi-Fi, City tours, Tuk-Tuk short trips free of charge for resident guests, computers available for resident guests, parking space. Sri Lanka Tourist Board approved.
72 A, Racca Road, Chundikuli, Jaffna.
T: 021 222 8615, 071 856 5375
11 A/C and non A/C Rooms including 03 family rooms. Meals arranged on request. Free Wi-Fi. Tours/vehicles, Guides arranged on request. 350m to YMCA. Secured parking. Adjoining play ground. Bicycles and Three Wheelers available for hire.
U S Guest House
874, Hospital Road, Jaffna.
T: 021 222 1017
F: 021 222 7029
14 comfortable A/C rooms with mini bar and cabel TV. WI-FI zone. Restaurant: Meals on request.
U S Hotel (Pvt) Ltd.
853, Hospital Road, Jaffna.
T: 021 221 2627, 021 222 1017
20 A/C luxury rooms with hot water, satellite TV, mini bar, free Wi-Fi and private balcony. Restaurant serves Sri Lankan, Indian & Western food. Daily breakfast buffet.