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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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71 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2016

This hotel is located close to both the bus station and the railway station in Jaffna. It's also a short walk away from the Jaffna town which makes it great if you're travelling by foot. Even some of the main sites such as the Jaffna library and Jaffna fort are a short tuk-tuk ride away. The rooms are clean and... More 

Thank HanimA A
Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2016

Location is a big deal for this 66 year old backpacker, and Gnanams is well located, easy walking distance from the Bus Station, market and main shopping and eating areas, you can also walk to the Railway Station (about 15 minutes). If you’re a backpacker in Jaffna then you’re probably about half way through your 30 day visa and maybe... More 

Thank Barry S
Penarth, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2016

The hotel is old but well maintained. The single room and bathroom, with fan and ac, were very clean, freshly painted with an exceptionally comfortable mattress. Room rates seem high in Jaffna but in this case negotiable. Breakfast and "bed tea" are included (tell them if you don't want someone banging your door at 6 am!) Reception staff speak English... More 

Thank Meriyn
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 5 February 2016 via mobile

This was a clean central located hotel to explore the area. Staff were helpful but as to be expected was very basic room and bathroom facilities. The good however was really tasty even if you don't stay there you should definately pop in and have dinner , highly recommend the mutton fry and the sothi (not together!)

Thank questbritain
Eugene, Oregon
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Reviewed 23 January 2016 via mobile

The hotel is very central and you can walk to the colorful bazar on Stanley Road. The rooms are small, after complaining we were given a bigger room, but it seems most of the rooms are small and if you have a lot of luggage there won't be place for it. The bathroom is also small and the hot shower... More 

Thank isa-ji
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Reviewed 30 December 2015

The hotel staff are very good and quickly respond to any call. The rooms are generally quite good considering the surrounding area, the downside would be that it's a tad old fashioned. As far as transport goes, it's conveniantly located with easy access to Jaffna city center and the Jaffna railway station.

Thank Kaushan R
Ragama, Sri Lanka
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2015

This is a nice, clean hotel in the city centre. Food is very good, spicy and tasty. Breakfast is buffet style with a decent selection, lunch and dinner took a while to arrive but were very tasty. Our room and wash room were spacious enough and AC worked well. Hot water was available but was a little difficult to obtain,... More 

Thank Sharm77
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Reviewed 3 December 2015

Basic room with tiny adjoining bathroom and toilet which had leaking pipes! Didn't make for a comfy night's stay, despite the friendly staff and good location. Asked for a wake up call at 7.30 but got one at 6.30 instead! All in all, much room for improvement.

Thank sprong712

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Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2015

You will definitely not get star class rooms or facilities here. But, what would you expect in Jaffna city and for a low rate? Breakfast is limited with 2-3 options and only local (Jaffna) food varieties (not a problem for me, but it was a problem for my kids). Rooms were not swept and I hate that. But one thing... More 

Thank Agampodi
Beruwala, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 24 May 2015 via mobile

We stayed one night here room was clean and neat with good air conditioning and they got a restaurant but the foods not that tasty. Got a huge parking. Walking distance to town. Cargills square a big attraction in the town just a walk from here.

Thank lafranshuaib

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Additional Information about Gnanams Hotel

Address: Clock Tower Road, Jaffna, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Northern Province > Jaffna
Price Range: £30 - £39 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 30
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“Rooms on the higher floor have a decent view.”
 of 5 bubbles hanimaa, 18 Apr 2016 | Read review
“All rooms overlook a central courtyard and are generally quiet”
 of 5 bubbles Sharm77, 21 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Choose a room on the ground level as no lift is available.”
 of 5 bubbles PandukaJ, 3 May 2015 | Read review
“it is better to go for a room in higher level as ground area is always noisy”
 of 5 bubbles thilanc, 12 Dec 2014 | Read review
“Not a room tip so much as a Jaffna tip: if you're staying there on a Thursday night, be warned that the Friday morning pre-temple commotion starts as early as 5:30am.”
 of 5 bubbles SarahT772, 30 Dec 2013 | Read review
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