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Private Room, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 2
Jaffna, Northern Province

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Derby, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
29 hotel reviews
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“A warm friendly environment; clean, cool and comfortable”
Reviewed October 28, 2013 for a stay in October 2013
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I have travelled around Sri Lanka extensively staying in many plush and budget places, and this is a little gem. Travelling by myself is also difficult sometimes but the son and father team are so friendly and cannot do enough to make you feel at your ease.

For the price, the luxury of air conditioning is very unusual and a real treat, though actually the room fans were remarkably effective and at this time of year I hardly used the a/c. The bathroom is unusually well designed - the toilet being a slight level above the shower with ... amazingly enough - a shower curtain - also pretty much unheard of in Sri Lanka budget accommodation where the shower usually bathes the toilet at the same time - so although in my room you still get damp feet on the way to the toilet (other rooms I saw have the bathroom designed so this doesn't happen)- you do at least have a dry seat!! The beds are a good size and very comfortable and even my single room has two large beds, which makes it feel spacious.

There is a smart flat-screen TV though the reception isn't too great, and breakfast and light evening dinner on request - at times which suited me perfectly with a busy working schedule. I was happy that the owner thoughtfully accommodated my needs without me asking, and provided some extra hanging space as I am travelling for a long time and have clothes for different occasions.

Although I like to walk out of accommodation into the central areas, Jaffna is so large that it would be hard to not need transport - so the few kilometres into the centre are not too difficult by three wheeler or taxi - and the main A9 road is a few yards away so probably buses go there too.

The accommodation is above the main house so there are steps for people who may struggle, but there is a nice eating area as well as some sofas to relax on , and an outside area which they are hoping to develop in the near future. There is a tea making area with cups and a kettle as well as a public fridge which are also very rare for this kind of guest house - all thoughtful additions which make this a home from home.

My host speaks superb English (also teaches it!) and provides much interesting information about the area, and I am sure would know how to meet anyone's needs. Indeed I wanted some clothing stitching for me and they arranged that, so I am really happy I came to stay here.

It is not the norm in Sri Lankan guest houses to be given upper sheets or towelling so if you need them you may need to ask! I travel with my own after long experience! :)

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Liked best: kindness of owner
Liked least: not as central as would have liked
Travelling group: Solo
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Noisy-le-Grand, France
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6 reviews
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Reviewed March 28, 2017 for a stay in March 2017
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15 Apr 2017
Dear Guests,
Your Satisfaction is Our Success.
Thanks for Your Stay & REVIEW.
Best Regards.
Dilan
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Annina198...
St. Gallen, Switzerland
2 reviews
Reviewed October 17, 2016 for a stay in September 2016
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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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26 Oct 2016
Thanks Dear Respected Guests - For your Stay & For Your Review. Regards from Jaffna. Dilan
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Daniela...
Kiel, Germany
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
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Reviewed November 8, 2015 for a stay in November 2015
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9 Nov 2015
Dear Respected Guest,
Thank you for your valuable review about my Guest House.
Greetings from Jaffna.
Dilan
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futibal
Lille, France
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3 reviews
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Reviewed August 2, 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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5 Aug 2014
Dear Respected Guests,
Pleasure in having you with us and Thank You.
Regards from Jaffna,
DILAN
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Figibri
Evian-les-Bains, France
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed July 24, 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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Travelling group: En famille avec adolescent(s)
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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