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Jetwing Lighthouse

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Dadella, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

In fact I didn't want to leave. We stayed for three nights at the end of our tour arriving on the 21st March. Very friendly welcome and a quick check in before we were shown to our room. Our room was on the ground floor overlooking the smaller pool and was huge with the biggest bed I've ever slept in.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My family had an invitation to dinner at this Hotel. When we arrived we discovered our table was booked in the poolside restaurant . We had the Degustation menu, this consisted of seven courses each one as delicious as the last. Not only was the food mouthwatering to eat , but stunning to look at on the plate. Apart from... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This first class hotel has wide frontage to the Indian Ocean and is just a few minutes away from the thriving centre of Galle. During our visit to Sri Lanka we mostly stayed in 'boutique' type hotels so the Lighthouse seemed significantly larger. We stayed for 2 nights in a super room with a view of the ocean, gardens and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Unfortunately only stayed here a night - we were upgraded to an ocean view room. The rom was huge wonderful view of the pool and beach. Check in very swift. We sat by the pool for a little while, service was great. The pool attendant was very quick and professional as was the refreshment chap. Really excellent service and delicious... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed here for three nights as part of our Jetwing Eco wildlife tour of Sri Lanka. Our main reason for staying here was the easy access (30 minute drive) to Marissa for whale watching tours. Upon arrival to the hotel we were given a welcome drink and towel. We arrived a little after 1pm and our room was not... More 

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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is very nice, in a beautiful setting. Prior to leaving for Sri Lanka I had been in touch with Jetwing Lighthouse and booked a Rocks Dining Experience as this was for our 45th wedding anniversary. Looking forward to this, on the day, I checked where it was to be. I was astonished to be told that they had... More 

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Winsford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our last stop after a week touring Sri Lanka. We had already done a city tour of Galle old town so it was a short drive here. The entrance staircase certain greeted us with the 'wow' factor - led up to the first floor reception area with great views over the beach and sea. Usual welcome with towels... More 

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Negombo, null, Sri Lanka
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm really disappointed about the hotel and I'm really shame. the welcome was very poor they didn't even serve welcome drinks even, they were like not caring for us even the duty manager too I staid more than 20 min waiting for someone to come and ask do we need any refreshments, and we ordered lunch and we said we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This Bawa design is fabulous. When I travel I prefer to spend little time in my hotel and more exploring the surroundings. I found myself wandering around this hotel capturing the beauty of the building as well as its surroundings along the beach. It is a bit out of the way from the fort, but it's a short and inexpensive... More 

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Jetwing H, General Manager at Jetwing Lighthouse, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your wonderful review explaining your recent experience at Jetwing Lighthouse, Galle. We are glad to know you had enjoyed your stay with us. We are very appreciative of your encouraging feedback on this unique master piece of Sir Geoffrey Bawa. It is great you took time to walk around and enjoy every bit of this... More 

Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I used the beach club hear all through my stay in a villa near Galle. The restaurant and the geoffry bawa architecture are fantastic. The pool is on a spit overlooking a stunning piece of coastline and the fresh towels and drinks on demand are fantastic given the fact that the township of Galle itself is not on the beach.... More 

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Jetwing H, General Manager at Jetwing Lighthouse, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for the great review following your visit to Jetwing Lighthouse, Galle in May 2014. We very much appreciate you taking the time to write about our services to you after many months since your visit. We at Jetwing Lighthouse do our best to make each guest feel comfortable and well looked after regardless of being an... More 

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