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Gnanams Hotel

Clock Tower Road, Jaffna, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #12 of 29 Jaffna B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Though not expensive, would prefer not to visit again. bathrooms are tiny. you will bump into something or the other when you turn. Rooms on first floor are small. Will male you want to spend your time out only. Restaurant service is apalling. Even after 45 minutes they did not serve a glass of lassi and a bottle of water... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Conveniently located but Mr Kartheiswaran the 'manager' is an absolute incompetant idiot. When we booked the rooms we were told its BB with complementary bed tea but when paying the bill we were not only charged for the eggs we ate at b/fast but also the tea we had in our room. Upon questioning we were told that if u... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This is a good place if you are not planning to stay in side room much. Hotel located in a good area. Their food is good and staff is very friendly. However, since rooms are relatively small and packed it is bit uncomfortable to spend more time in side. Since most of the travellers are visiting jaffna to travel I... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

stayed here two nights. I booked through agoda. but I feel that this rooms are bit over priced for $42 per night on BB basis. Rooms were cleaned yet very basic. staff was very helpful yet lack of professionalism was visible. hotel is within the Jaffna city so it is located very close to most of city attractions and restaurants.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We were there for 2 nights. Location is good, walking distance to Jaffna town and Food City KFC. But rooms are very small..Drivers stay is not clean at all.Our driver refused stay there. They have a restaurant, all the food taste the same,. But staff of the hotel is very friendly and welcoming, I do not recommend this hotel because... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 via mobile

Stayed there for 3 nights. This is an average budget hotel within the city limits. There's nothing great about the food but the staff are very courteous and try to look after you to the best possible extent. There buffet has a very small spread with the same items. We stayed there for 3 days and they had the same... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Located on a perfect place, in middle on jaffna town.And it will make your trip easier to move around with out a hustle. Bathrooms have low pressure water and will take ages to have a wash. If you are a bathroom singer you can singalong with the guy in next room because both bathroom have the same air vent(not on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

If you plan to be out during the day time and only looking for a place to sleep and rest, ask for the ground floor rooms, they have twin beds but its more spacious than the upstairs rooms. its easy to move around. upstairs rooms have a double beds. rooms are very clean and so are the toilets. If you... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Avoid this place if you want to sleep peacefully at night. It seems to be a magnet for large, noisy groups of travelers. I am still awake at midnight for the second day running. The management probably gives discounted rates for 'walk in' bus loads at night, who seem to think that there are no other guests in the hotel.... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The Hotel is of an average rating,They are improving on their services by being more personalised towards fulfilling the customers requirements within their capability.Improvements required towards the Restaurant.

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