With a splendid location overlooking the sea, this hotel is one of the best we have stayed at. Our spacious room had a balcony and a lovely sea view (as have all the rooms I believe). The room was kept very clean during our stay, and had a large bed, a sofa and a generous bathroom with bath and shower.There were tea/coffee making facilities, with a cafetiere and ground coffee. Towels were plentiful.
The hotel has a gym, two large swimming pools and a wide grassed sunbathing area adjacent to the beach. The beach itself is quiet and cleaned daily, and you can have stroll along it without being hassled.
We particularly appreciated the helpful, friendly and smiley service provided by the staff - nothing was too much trouble.
The food was outstanding with a wide choice each meal. We particularly liked the waiter served dinners, on which occasions we thought the food approached fine dining standards. There was always a good choice of Sri Lankan or International food on the menu. The Sri Lankan Head Chef is very talented and has previously worked in Europe.
Some nights, local musicians performed during dinner, but if you are looking for a loud and lively hotel, then this one is not for you.
The Hotel is a short 2K. tuk tuk ride from Galle itself (c. £4 return including a couple of hours in Galle - book through the Hotel). Do take the opportunity to have a look around this historic town. We found it very safe to walk around, as with the rest of Sri Lanka we visited.
It's also nice to learn that Jetwing put something back into the local community by being involved in a range of community and environmental schemes.
This is a hotel we hope to return to in the near future.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Jetwing Lighthouse Galle
- Jetwing Lighthouse Hotel Galle
- Lighthouse Spa