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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 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Seattle, Washington
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166 reviews 166 reviews
49 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Probably the best hotel in the city. The staff are excellent and try really hard to make your stay enjoyable. The rooms were basic, the free internet in the rooms did not work, and the mosquitos made sure to make their presence known. The food in the hotel is decent, but no variety. Basically, its a decent hotel that is... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 hotel reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Despite fast becoming a bustling town with plenty of tourists from the south, Jaffna is not particularly renowned for the quality of accommodation. With this in mind and having read some of the negative reviews in between the positive ones I was not quite sure what to expect when reserving accommodation here. To my delight Tilko met and even exceeded... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

These are beach cabana's of Tilko approx 7km away from the city. We got to the location at 4pm, the cottages were not ready. After a 1hr wait we were given two cabanas. They were FULL OF FLIES, DIRTY BED SHEETS, UN SWEPT FLOORS, HALF CLEANED BATHROOMS. The tea spoons had used sugar all over them, the glasses were used... More 

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China at Large
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

The best part of Tilko Hotel is the location – short walk to the Jaffna Fort, and next to the old market. The hotel is a 3 star hotel for Asia standard. Room is large and clean. The walk-in rate we got was not unreasonable in contrast to most the hotels we paid during this 10-days trip. I also like... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

..... some form of nocturnal rodent. This is not defamation Hotel Tulko but fact. We stayed in 201 above the lobby That said the pros are the location between the fort , bus station and market. The spacious rooms, ours had two queen beds, TV in English, a/c. And an okay breakfast. Oh and as our room was above the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We stayed in the hotel for 1 night on room only basis. 1. Location was very good. Right in the heart of the Jaffna city. 5-10 minutes away from train station in a tuk tuk. 2. Staffs were very fluent in English. But overall the service was very poor. We went to the hotel at around 3 pm ( Check... More 

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Suva
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146 reviews 146 reviews
19 hotel reviews
353 helpful votes 353 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I went with mine and my friends family, I went through the reviews from the Tripadvisor and decided to go there. I regret the decision. When we walked in the reception was smelly and not organised well. The person at the reception was advicing us to go for full board and told us that all the meals are served buffet... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Tilko staff reserved Charty resort for me in December 2014. They never disclosed the reality of Charty resort and I could not believe my eyes when I reached the place. I was fortunate enough to meet a very helpful gentleman accidently on Nagadeepa road who helped me to find a proper place on the same day evening to stay. Charty... More 

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Wattala, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

We spent 2 nights at Tilko on 20th and 21st december.....On the bright side, rooms were spacious and comfortable.....Bathrooms were way below standards...We had to call reception whenever we needed hot water....We managed to get an additional bed by paying extra but they were not able to provide addional tea cups or drinking glasses to the room.. When we called... More 

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Colombo
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101 reviews 101 reviews
33 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The hotel has the good and the bad. Checked in after a long train journey with a few urgent errands to complete. Check in was fast. Room had a problem the shower cubicle water drain outlet was clogged and the bath was foot deep in unclean water. As I was rushing out I informed the reception desk about the problem.... More 

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