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“A grassy establishment” 3 of 5 stars
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Green Grass Hotel
33, Aseervatham Lane, Hospital Rd, Jaffna, Sri Lanka   |  
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Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Jaffna
St Albans
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“A grassy establishment”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Although we didn't stay here (our family did but it was fully booked when we couldn't get a room) we spent both evenings here in their bar. The faulty tower-esque service was a great conversation point. The staff were very friendly and helpful, especially Emil. If you order food however, be prepared to wait. The string hoppers are particularly good. The rooms are clean and large, and the kids can run around in safe surroundings.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Biel, Switzerland
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41 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Nice little hotel in Jaffna, we didn't expect to find such a place, certainly not for this price. Bargaining is recommended, we ended up paying a little more than half their initial price for a superior room.
The swimming pool is certainly a big plus of this hotel, as is the attentive and friendly staff at the front desk and the restaurant. Our room was flawless, everything worked as it was supposed to, and we ended up staying much longer than intended. The bathroom was a little bit tiny, but was pretty decent.
Especially worth mentioning is the restaurant, they serve easily the best food of all of Sri Lanka, we rarely ate anywhere else, their local Jaffna food is just as delicious as is their Indian food. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DC
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120 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

It was very unfortunate to highlight the fact that this hotel is not worth for the money. Bathroom fittings were improper, broken and dirty. Doors were not safe and the mattress was damaged. The rooms are worth 60% of the price paid, based on the existing quality and other services. However, the food was good and the staffs were friendly. I don’t blame hotel staff for the weaknesses. It should be a management responsibility to maintain the guests’ facilities. Unfortunately, it seems to me like the owner is trying to make maximum without providing the adequate facilities. It is a shame.
I hope the management would take immediate actions to improve the facilities and conditions of the rooms without further delays.

Room Tip: Do not take room no: 01 if you need your privacy and need a good sleeping quality.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We moved here after our first guesthouse was very dirty. The room was clean if a little stuffy, however it was fine with the a/c on (which was included in price). The receptionist was very helpful and there is an extensive menu in the evening.

Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Me and my friend recently stayed at green grass Hotel. Without doubt this an extremely well managed hotel and we have never stayed at a place where the staff have been so consistently helpful, friendly. Nothing was too much bother for any of them unless the construction. Our room was extremely comfortable and well appointed. The hotel provides good access for those with mobility issues.

We also stayed another hotel before the day, it was really disgusting. Anyway we found a nice hotel in Jaffna city.

They are forming a new building with deluxe and suite, near the railway station construction also almost finished, I hope we’ll go next time by train.

We are looking forward to our next visit ……..

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Me and my family visited Jaffna...
stayed at green grass. good hotel & reasonable prices.
they have the typical jaffna food specially crab curry dishes...
friendly staff they arranged us the tours around Jaffna....

This was memorable stay for us also they gave us 20% discount voucher on there deluxe rooms for the next year.

Room Tip: prices are very reasonable.............
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Chennai (Madras), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Jaffna has very limited choices when it comes to Food & stay.
Green grass is popular with expats since this is the oldest hotel in Jaffna where most foreigners stay.
Breakfast is ok and you get good Jaffna food.
Rooms need renovation but clean.
outside area is superb with a swimming pool.
Evenings cant enjoy the garden resataurant with drink beacuse of too many mosquitos.

Room Tip: Although this hotel is popular recently new hotels have come up check those out. But it may be costl...
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 33, Aseervatham Lane, Hospital Rd, Jaffna, Sri Lanka
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Location: Sri Lanka > Northern Province > Jaffna
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Jaffna
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Number of rooms: 58
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