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Tilko Jaffna City Hotel

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70 / 6, K.K.S Road, Jaffna, Sri Lanka
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I booked two rooms at Tilko through Agoda in February. When we went to check in, the reception said that our rooms are at another facilty called Charty Beach. The reception gave the impression that Charty Beach rooms are new and only 4 km. away. We had to spend more than an hour ( about 14 km ) looking for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited Jaffna in April this year and we did look at a handful of hotels before staying at the Tilko. None of the others seemed to be clean or offer basics such as toilet paper and soap. By Colombo standards - Tilko is probably at the lower end of the spectrum but the hotel is clean, spacious and the... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Feeling when I entered the room is not pleasant. Room is bit smelly. It's relatively good comparing the facilities around Jaffna. However I'll give my review at global level. Positive: Staff is very friendly and helpful. This includes the reception, restaurant and cleaning. Air conditioning and tv seems to be in good condition. Food at restaurant is good. Have dosa,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel is conveniently located right in the heart of the Jaffna city. The staff is well trained and helpful, the rooms are clean and really worth the price. Given Jaffna's hotels are still emerging this is one of the best place to stay in Jaffna.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

i am presently staying here. did a booking through booking.com only few of the sites which promised of book now pay later.. I too came here very apprehensive of the reviews given about this hotel. somehow i was determined not to be led/ misled by the reviews i read.. And boy was i glad i was overcome by my positive... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Nice 3 star hotel. The rooms are large but a bit basic. Literally i love the food, it was so good. Many traditional and unusual dishes are available. Walking distance to the Dutch fort and the famed Jaffna Library.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Utterly horrible stinks of poo bathroom are flooded with poo water, tv remote doesn't work staff are lazy and don't do there jobs the fountain outside also smells of poo this may seem like a coincidence but all three of rooms we got had all the same problems I WILL NEVER EVER COME BACK

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This 3 star hotel is probably one of the best hotels in Jaffna at present. The rooms are large but a bit basic and somewhat dated. The toilets could be cleaner but are spacious and well equipped. The AC in the rooms struggles to keep away the heat. The wifi is not accessible from the rooms but good strenght in... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We sayed here 1 night and that was 1 night to many!! What a dump!! The people at this Hotel have no people skills at all !! Evertything was Bad that says it all. One thing they did have was the biggest cockroach on the planet in reception, so if you are into mammoth cockroachs this is the place to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Tried two other hotels in this city which were pretty grim -- as another reviewer noted, Jaffna is not great for accommodation -- and didn't try this one at first because it seemed to be right in the centre of the noisy city. To my surprise, the hotel was set back and is very quiet (if you insist on the... More 

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