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Thalsevana Holiday Resort

Kankasanthurei, Jaffna, Sri Lanka
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Went for the lunch on a busy crowded Saturday. It was a buffet with all local food. Food was just fine. But the service was hampered by the large number of guests. Food was very much over priced as it cost Rs 850 + 10% service charge per head.

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Sydney
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed here for 2 nights and unfortunately due to being a last minute booking , we could only get a room which was a converted shipping container. So the beds weren't comfortable and the water in the shower was at times was a trickle. I believe the proper rooms were good. The staff at cheking in were very friendly... More 

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Kandy, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

stayed at thalsevana holiday resort Kankesanthurai for the second time but it was a very brief stay we checked in quite late but the staff were very obliging and gave us a very good service , on my first visit did not have time for a sea bath but this time had a sea bath and sea and beach was... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here in a large group with children. We had to wait 1 hour for 3 portions of fries, and then another 1 1/2 hours for some food. The waiters did not seem to know what they were doing, they were poorly understaffed: we were shuttled outside and in, they refused to put our tables together. The food was okay,... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Got there, took an hour for hem to check us in, then took us and our friends to the worst rooms possible. The beds were rock, the toilets were disgusting. We weren't able to stay here so went back to reception and asked if there were any other rooms or we will sleep in the van. Got upgraded to the... More 

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Seeduwa, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The expereince we had is memorable of course. Away from home (Colombo), yet quite homely with all the comforts, warmth, relaxation, enjoyment & peace we could expect from such a far a way place (in Jaffna) !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice place to relax and enjoy of nothern end of Sri Lanka next o KKS railway station. In fact you get a Yaal Devi compartment serving selected menus. Run by Sri Lankan Army at very high standard. Good food with nothern touch.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I would say the best way to reach Thalsevana is by train. Important - you need to buy tickets to "Kankasanthurei(KKS)", not to Jaffna. Hotel is located in walking distance (<80m) from KKS railway station. There is a fully air conditioned intercity train, starting around 5.30am from Fort (Comolmbo). If you are planning to visit Nagadeepaya, Jaffna Library, Nallur Kovil,... More 

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Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Very beautiful place & the hotel.. customer service is very good & room service is great very tasty foods.. hotel management is also very good & friendly . Room condition is excellent they have maintained this place well.

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Colombo
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We were on a short stay and checked in for 2 nights though we stayed for just one. We never sighted any Foreigners or many locals save for most of the guests being from the Army and their friends since the hotel is run by the Sri Lanka Army. Amazing view of the Beach of Kankesanthurai and super quality local... More 

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