Brand new in 2016, the Jetwing Jaffna is the only modern hotel in Jaffna, Sri Lanka, that can offer comfort and international standards. It’s a bit bland and, unusually for a Jetwing, doesn’t have much in the way of facilities at the moment however its location is superb. It’s in the centre of town and just a five-minute drive from the train station.
Whilst the hotel is somewhat unremarkable, from the outside being a modern, eight-storey, concrete building, the interior design draws on local Tamil influences. The restaurant has intricately carved screens over the windows, the tables and chairs are heavy teak wood and the cuisine is sublime southern Indian. In fact, one of our best authentic Sri Lankan breakfasts was eaten here.
The 55 deluxe rooms are well appointed, if a touch on the small side. But as you would expect from a Jetwing hotel, the linens are crisp, the towels are fluffy and the amenities are all present.
RATING: The only one in town
Thoughts on a postcard
Arriving into the cool air-conditioned sanctuary of the room and flopping down on the bed after a hot day exploring fascinating Jaffna on foot was heavenly.