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Jetwing Blue
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Ethukale, Negombo 11500, Sri Lanka   |  
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Ranked #4 of 26 Hotels in Negombo
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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10 hotel reviews
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“Jetwing Negombo hotels, always a favourite”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2011

The new Jetwing Blue is an excellent choice for a beach stay close to the airport in Sri Lanka. right next to the excellent Jetwing Beach hotel, it boasts the same facilities as the Beach with a beautiful beachfront.
No problems with beach sellers, or unnecessary hassle, this hotel is the ideal stop for the start or finish of any vacation in Sri Lanka.
This was our first stay at the Blue having stayed at the Beach on many occassions and we will most definately be returning again in the future.

Room Tip: All rooms have a good view, however those with the beach view are most definately the best, ground f...
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jetwinghotels, General Manager at Jetwing Blue, responded to this review, August 25, 2011
Dear Guest,

Greetings from Jetwing Blue!

Thanking you for the comments made on Trip Advisor. I am happy to know that we as a team met your expectations and were able to make your visit to Sri Lanka and in turn to Jetwing Blue a memorable experience.

Looking forward to your return visit to Jetwing Blue.

Sincerely,
General Manager.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2011

Makeover is apparent from a year earlier. Rooms aligned with the noisy town road are still noisy since barhroom vent face that road. Recommend top floor rooms since other will be victims of noisy furniture movement from rooms above with wooden furniture on tiled floors (poor design). Wooden room doors also not sound-proof, so lots of sound pollution from traffic noise and extremely loud slamming doors (some at 6 am).

Nice beach/ocean view rooms. Somewhat stiff king bed and pillows (no pillow options). Flatscreen TV with 23 channels, some English-speaking, no pay movies. DVD library mentioned. Large batch with separate bath and shower. White tile all around. Adequate hot water. Soft, reasonable-sized bath towels. Multi-style international electrical outlets in bath and room. Small balcony with great view of pool and ocean (room 210). Safe, hair-drier, mini-bar with few beers at $4 USD. No corkscrew and two failed requests for one. Noisy ceiling fan that wabbels. Interesting bath design with glass into main room and shade option. Wooden clothes cabinet with few hangers and drawers and electronic safe.
Open lobby remains, but no longer with natural wood. Now lots of white painted walls. Breakfast buffet is inside, with local veggie and meat dishes, custom eggs, great bakery items, nice fresh juices. Cereals and "mango" youghert!.
Raked white sandy beaches with farirly comfortable lounges and somewhat responsive drink service at three pools and adjacent beach sands. Roving vendors do intrude into hotel property but are not too imposing.
Nice beach sedtting of lounges under coconut palms on groomed sand.. no obnoxious music, motor sports noise, or street vendor calls.
multiple pools but no restrictions on screaming kids - a major shortcoming. Slow lounge service for drinks/food beach-side. ( A cultural issue?) Friendly staff with moderate English-language skills, very pleasant.
Bottom line. Some rooms would be fine.; High-season (outrageous rates) starts Aug 1st but place seems abandonded then (20 out of 113 rooms filled).

Room Tip: Get a top-floor room away from street-adjacent wing
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Jetwinghotels, General Manager at Jetwing Blue, responded to this review, August 15, 2011
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your stay at Jetwing Blue. We do appreciate all comments made by you on Trip Advisor with regards to the service and features of the hotel. Do let me apologize if we may have faltered at times. These areas have been shared with the team and will be addressed during our continuous effort “To be world class in everything we do.”

Once again thank you for your feedback. We look forward to your next visit to Jetwing Blue.

Sincerely,
General Manager.
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Colombo, Sri lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2011

Having lived in Sri Lanka for over 15 years, I'm really ashamed that I have never visited Negombo. Most of the time, trips to the beaches are always down south, to either Hikkaduwa, or Bentota. However, I must say that I was pleasantly surprised by Negombo.

The hotel is beautiful and has been recently upgraded. The facilities are fantastic. The rooms were extremely spacious and the bathrooms were almost the same size as the rooms. Each bathroom has a very large bathtub as well as a rain shower, and was well equipped with ammenties.

The bed was super comfortable and we had an extremely large plasma TV in our room. Unfortuntately the channels were limited, and the cable TV was not very clear.

Facilities wise, we spent most of our time in the pool or lazing by the beach, so I did not get to check out all that the hotel has to offer. There is a beautiful inifinity swimming pool, but I must say that I was most impressed by the beach front.

Unlike most hotels down south which have their premises right on the beach, there is a lovely white sandy stretch of beach that you can walk along at Jetwing Blue. It is absolutely stunning because all the hotels down that stretch maintain it beautifully. The whole time I was there, I could not help thinking how it would be ideal for a beach party!

And now to the best part... The food!!!

We spent the weekend there, and had the opportunity of trying out both the set menu's as well as the buffet and let me assure you that none is second to the other. The presentation is immaculate... nothing short of what you would expect at a nuevo fusion cuisine style restaurant in any top end restaurant.. and Sunday buffet was out of this world. There were fresh oysters, prawns, cuttlefish, an array of different kinds of fish and crabs... as well as a really wide selection of meat. Desert was equally spectacular, and it baffles me to even think of the varieties that were present
The buffet spread on both the nights that we stayed included both international and local dishes. The only down side I could think of was that the staff at the restaurant were not very attentive and slow. However I must add that this should be taken in context as the weekend that we were there , the hotel was fully booked.

This is an amazing hotel. One of the best in Sri Lanka, and I have absolutely no hesitations in recommending it to anyone. It is a beautiful hotel, that is both family friendly yet initimate enough for a romantic getaway

Room Tip: Rooms are located on both the ground floor as well as on the first floor. Rooms on the ground floor...
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Jetwinghotels, General Manager at Jetwing Blue, responded to this review, August 15, 2011
Dear Guest,

I would like to thank you for selecting Jetwing Blue for your stay during your vacation and also for your detailed and lovely review. I have passed your comments to my team and we are certain that with your comments made everybody at the hotel will strive harder to reach higher goals. Our Executive Chef is delighted to hear your thoughts about the buffet as well as the set menu. He wishes you well and we are eager for your return visit to Jetwing Blue.

Sincerely,
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Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2011

We stayed here the first night after arriving in Sri Lanka. An older hotel, fully refurbished. Good spacy rooms and appartments directly boardering the beach. Excellent restaurant, good service. A place to stop over for a few days

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jetwinghotels, General Manager at Jetwing Blue, responded to this review, August 11, 2011
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment about Jetwing Blue. Your feedback is most appreciated which provides not only a true barometer of our performance, but also give us guidance as we plan for the future of the Hotel.

We thank you once again and looking forward to welcome you back to Jetwing Blue in the near future.

Sincerely,
General Manager.
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Singapore
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2011

Extremely well-appointed rooms with amazing sea view. Huge beds and a gorgeous bathroom with HUGE tub and awesome bath products. Service was also excellent. The only slightly negative thing I can say about this hotel is that the food was not mind-blowing, it was just okay. The pool is lovely too.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Jetwinghotels, General Manager at Jetwing Blue, responded to this review, August 15, 2011
Dear Guest,

It brings me joy to read through your comments. To know that a guest had a relaxed and pleasant stay at our hotel is one of the most satisfying feelings a hotelier could experience.

I have shared your comments especially with the executive chef. We are always looking to improve our selves and your comments help in leaps and bounds.

Thank you again for staying at Jetwing Blue and do hope to see you in the near future.

Sincerely,
General Manager.
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melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2011

We were spending our last night in SL and opted for Jetwing Pavilions...and after a very long five hr drive from Galle we were looking forward to spend our last day with a bit of a pamper session and serene outlook....so disappointed were we when we checked in to a very average hotel with not to pleasant staff who showed us a dingy room and courtyard which resembled a prison compound.
We contacted our Jetwing agent and asked to be changed to any other of their 3 hotels. We were sent to Blue...from the moment we stepped drove in..we were greeted by the happiest smiling staff, from the luggage porters, to the reception staff and the lovely Tanya who showed us to our room...it was a breath of fresh air. The rooms are gorgous...bright and spacious and all look out over the beach area. We have only been here an hour and We are delighted with this hotel. What a lovely place to spend our last few hours in Paradise!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jetwinghotels, General Manager at Jetwing Blue, responded to this review, August 15, 2011
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to leave behind some thought about your stay at Jetwing Blue. We do appreciate your feedback with regards to the service and features of the hotel. I have shared your comments with my colleagues and we look forward to your return visit to Jetwing Blue.

Sincerely,
General Manager.
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2011

We have just recently returned after spending 5 days in this hotel. Would highly recommend for anyone thinking of visiting Negombo. The hotel is just a short drive from the airport. All the staff were extremely friendly and helpful and there was a very relaxed feel to the hotel. The restaurant offered a variety of foods on the menu which were all reasonably priced.
Our room which was on the second floor had a lovely view onto the beach. It was a good size and and very nicely furnished.
The hotel has two lovely swimming pools with one of them being much larger than your average hotel pool and was right beside the beach. We were able to order snacks and drinks while at the pool.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jetwinghotels, General Manager at Jetwing Blue, responded to this review, September 27, 2011
Dear Guest,

We at Jetwing Blue thank you for selecting our hotel for your stay. Your lovely comments are most appreciated and cherished. Thank you once again for choosing Jetwing Blue and we look forward to your next visit when your travels bring you back to our little island.

Sincerely,
General Manager.
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Additional Information about Jetwing Blue

Address: Ethukale, Negombo 11500, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Negombo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Negombo
#3 Spa Hotel in Negombo
#3 Business Hotel in Negombo
#3 Luxury Hotel in Negombo
#4 Romantic Hotel in Negombo
#4 Family Hotel in Negombo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Jetwing Blue 4.5*
Number of rooms: 108
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lose yourself amidst golden beaches, azure ocean waters and fiery sunsets at Jetwing Blue, nestled along the shores of the coastal resort town of Negombo. Indulge in luxurious spa treatments, enjoy a magical wedding on the beach or spend a lazy holiday by the sea as Jetwing Blue offers it all. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
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Jetwing Blue Oceanic Negombo
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