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“An amazing location in Galle”
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Jetwing Lighthouse
Ranked #12 of 60 Hotels in Galle
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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“An amazing location in Galle”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014

We had the pleasure of staying at this hotel for just one night and we wish we could have stayed here longer. The location is ideal as the views of the ocean from both the main lobby and our private balcony were amazing. We stayed in the newest section of the hotel which is only about 6 months old and our room was very spacious and large enough for our oldest child to have her own roll away bed and not have it get in the way. There are 2 great pools in the hotel which also offers options for kids. The staff were very warm and hospitable. We had dinner at Nihal's and my wife ordered a signature dish- jumbo prawns Sri Lankan style- it was apparently very good. If you are thinking about visiting Galle, definitely stay here!

We also used Jetwing Travel services to travel throughout Sri Lanka and highly recommend the company. The are a family run company with exceptional service!

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Jetwing H, General Manager at Jetwing Lighthouse, responded to this review, 22 August 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your excellent review on Jetwing Lighthouse, Galle. We are pleased to know we had delighted you during your one night stay with us.

It is always a treat to receive positive comments from satisfied Guests like yourself and we are very much appreciative of your encouraging feedback on our services and facilities.

We are also happy to note you had been comfortable in the spacious room given to you and had also enjoyed a Signature Dish at the Nihal’s Café.

Having experienced the unique hospitality extended by Jetwing Lighthouse, we hope you will return another time. We await to greet you and treat you better.

Thank you for your patronage.

PRIYANTHIKA WIJENAIKE
General Manager
Jetwing Lighthouse
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2014 via mobile

We arrived at very early at 9 am to be greeted warmly and allowed to check in by 10am- far earlier than expected . We had 2 adjoining rooms which we're spacious and had fabulous views. Breakfasts were fantastic- I loved the egg hoppers but the whole selection was amazing . We ate in the main restaurant and in Nihals and enjoyed both meals . We used the swimming pools and the well appointed gym. Tuk Tuks from the hotel to Galle are easy to order and very reasonable especially if you set a time for the same driver to collect you . The spa was lovely and very well priced for massages. The staff were just wonderful, friendly and smiling the whole time. Booked on Expedia I feel we got a very good deal .

Stayed August 2014
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Jetwing H, General Manager at Jetwing Lighthouse, responded to this review, 22 August 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your wonderful review on Trip Advisor about your experience at Jetwing Lighthouse, Galle. We are glad to know your stay with us had been a great one.

At Lighthouse, our main priority is to deliver best of service to all Guests who come to us with high expectations of a wonderful vacation. We fulfill our duties in order to make sure each Guest is made comfortable and looked after. We are very appreciative of your positive feedback as it shows how well our hard work is paid off. Thank you.

Having indulged in our unique services of hospitality, we hope you will return soon, for yet another memorable stay with us.

Thank you for your patronage.

PRIYANTHIKA WIJENAIKE
General Manager
Jetwing Lighthouse
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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2014

Very courteous staff met us on arrival and made sure the least time was spent on
checking in. We came in very late. They were waiting for us and made sure our
rooms were very comfortable and the quickest check in ever ! Not to mention the King Coco
welcome drink that was waiting for us.

Room Tip: All the Ocean side rooms are splendorous.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Jetwing H, General Manager at Jetwing Lighthouse, responded to this review, 22 August 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for the kind review of your stay at Jetwing Lighthouse, Galle. We are glad you had enjoyed your stay with us.

We at Lighthouse, do our best to make each Guest feel comfortable and well looked after. Your encouraging feedback on our service clearly shows that the dedicated staff has lived up to the expected Jetwing standards.

Having indulged in our hospitality, we hope you will come and visit us the next time you make a trip to Sri Lanka.

Thank you for your patronage.

PRIYANTHIKA WIJENAIKE
General Manager
Jetwing Lighthouse
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2014

When you step out onto the main restaurant balcony, turn to the right, and see a vista of palm trees, ocean and rock, its hard to believe you are really there. The photos on the website really don't do the hotel or the location justice! The standard room was so amazing I thought they must have placed us in a suite! The design of the hotel is stunning. Our private balcony was gorgeous, overlooking the rough squally ocean (it was monsoon time). The main restaurant location is amazing, overlooking stunning natural rock formations. The food is divine, especially the hoppers and curries and the local fruit. The staff were very friendly, accommodating and provided amazing service. Swimming in the two outdoor pools was like taking a warm bath. We were tempted to just stay until the money ran out! Highly recommended!

Room Tip: Our room near the foyer area was quiet and had a lovely private balcony. I preferred this to the oth...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Jetwing H, General Manager at Jetwing Lighthouse, responded to this review, 22 August 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for the excellent review of your stay at Jetwing Lighthouse, Galle. We are delighted to know you have had an amazing stay with us, experiencing a comfortable and spacious room to stay in while also having enjoyed the various spreads of cuisine at our restaurants.

It is always a treat to receive positive comments from satisfied Guests like yourself, as it clearly shows that the hard work of our dedicated staff members have surely paid off. We are very much appreciative of your feedback on our services and facilities. Thank you.

Having indulged in our unique Jetwing hospitality, we hope you will visit us the next time you come on vacation to the southern coasts of Sri Lanka.

Thank you for your patronage.

PRIYANTHIKA WIJENAIKE
General Manager
Jetwing Lighthouse
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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

The Jetwing Lighthouse is a difficult to rate hotel. On the one hand there is the excellent location, stunning scenery, nice rooms especially in the newly-built Spa Wing, as well as excellent food. On the other hand, the service quality is far below standard. This is particularly painful to say because everyone is so friendly and always smiles. It ranges from the confused and uncoordinated to the utterly incompetent. Nothing really happens at first request. Room preferences (twin not double) were ignored, food orders are mixed up, food and drinks arrive in an uncoordinated way, check-out takes forever, etc. I appreciate that in a country like Sri Lanka, training and retaining quality staff is a challenge. However, at US$ 400 per night the Jetwing Lighthouse raises expectations which it does not deliver. Bring down the price and you have a nice 4 star property.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Jetwing H, General Manager at Jetwing Lighthouse, responded to this review, 4 September 2014
Dear Guest,

Greeting from Jetwing Lighthouse !

It is nice to hear that you have enjoyed the beauty and architectural concept of Jetwing Lighthouse during your stay with us while savoring different varieties of cuisine served at our many restaurants. Your willingness to share your thoughts is appreciated. I apologize for the multiple inconveniences you experienced while staying with us. Please be assured that your experience is the exception to the rule and not in keeping with our standards or expectations. Your comments are important to the success of our organization, as we rely on you, our guest, to tell us how we are doing and how we can better meet your needs while assuring you that I will look into each issue that you have noted while sharing your comments with the Department Heads to follow up on corrective and necessary actions accordingly, in an attempt to correct and improve our standards and practices.

We at Jetwing Lighthouse continually try to do our very best for all of our guests, but unfortunately, sometimes we do fail. I hope you will allow us yet another opportunity to serve your future accommodation requirements, as we would like to take the opportunity to provide you the level of service you expect from Jetwing Hotels.

Thank you for your patronage.

Priyanthika Wijenaike
General Manager
Jetwing Lighthouse
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

This hotel has an amazing staircase not to be missed! It has a super location on the coast albeit out of the centre of Galle. We used a tuktuk to the fort. The rooms were well appointed and had super ocean views. You cannot go in the sea as its too rough but the two pools are very good. Food was good too!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Jetwing H, General Manager at Jetwing Lighthouse, responded to this review, 22 August 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your kind review on Jetwing Lighthouse, Galle. We are glad to know you had enjoyed your stay with us, experiencing a spacious room with the breathtaking view of the Indian Ocean while also having enjoyed the scrumptious meals by our culinary team of experts.

We are very much appreciative of your positive feedback. Now that you are familiar with our unique standards of hospitality, we hope you will come again to stay with us the next time you visit Sri Lanka.

Thank you for your patronage.

PRIYANTHIKA WIJENAIKE
General Manager
Jetwing Lighthouse
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Colombo
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2014

We accidentally (actually forced to stay here as we booked kurulubedda) stayed at this hotel in this June for our anniversary.We stayed at the spa wing and that is superb !!

The room,
Has all the amenities,large bed,nice bathroom with all the facilities and this is quite a large room.and the view from the room is amazing.

Location,
Superb !!! you have almost a private beach and safe to swim there.you can reach Galle fort and hikkaduwa very easy.

Food,
Good , but I would say if you are a Indian or Asian food lover this is a good option but not really for the western taste.We tried both Nihal's restaurant and main buffet.The signature dish(prawn tempered ) is good.
But at the main breakfast buffet you won't get the real cheese omelet and you will have to tell the chief when to stop cooking otherwise you will get an over cooked omelet.
But try the Sri Lankan kiribath and curries at the buffet are superb !

Service
Really good thanks for the staff who was trying to make our stay really beautiful.They offered us the maharaja suit(which was the best they have) ,and a high tea, and even they have sent us a lovely anniversary cake.Thanks again for the hospitality.

Room Tip: Super Duluxe at Spa wing are the best.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Jetwing H, General Manager at Jetwing Lighthouse, responded to this review, 22 August 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for the helpful review of your stay at Jetwing Lighthouse, Galle. We are happy to know your stay with us had been a memorable one.

First of all allow us to extend our humble apologies for the inconvenience caused with regards to your booking at Jetwing Kurulubedda. Thank you for accepting our offer to spend your vacation at Jetwing Lighthouse.

We very much appreciate your feedback separately mentioning each service and facility. Comments from satisfied Guests like yourself is always great motivation to all of us. Thank you.

Having indulged in our unique Jetwing hospitality, we hope you will return for yet another memorable stay with us.

Thank you for your patronage.

PRIYANTHIKA WIJENAIKE
General Manager
Jetwing Lighthouse
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Property: Jetwing Lighthouse
Address: Dadella, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Galle
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Galle
#6 Spa Hotel in Galle
#8 Luxury Hotel in Galle
#10 Romantic Hotel in Galle
#11 Family Hotel in Galle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Jetwing Lighthouse 5*
Number of rooms: 63
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An iconic landmark that stands along the Galle coastline, Jetwing Lighthouse blends minimalist elegance with splashes of sophistication set amidst breathtaking ocean views. Designed by famed architect Geoffrey Bawa, this luxurious hotel lets you indulge in the finer things in life as you travel back in time and explore Sri Lanka's colonial past. ... more   less 
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