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The Thinnai

86 Palaly Road Thirunelveli, Jaffna 40000 Sri Lanka
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#3 of 26 hotels in Jaffna
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Nestled within the tropical milieu of palm lined streets and sunny smiles, The Thinnai imbues age-old hospitality and warmth, steeped within a bastion of exotic art, culture, tradition and architecture. Just two kilometers from the busy vibes of Jaffna town, the unspoiled untouched beauty inherent and unique to Jaffna lies at the core of these cosy Suites immersed in tranquility and serenity. Imaginatively resembling the distinctive 'Thinnai' homes of Jaffna, The Thinnai is designed to emulate terraced homes which naturally prompts the mindset of warm hospitality where rest, relaxation and rejuvenation are imperatives. The Thinnai encapsulates the uniqueness of Jaffna's architecture, its artistic legacies and cultural influences within its portals, while retaining an abstract contemporary feel. Add a well trained hospitality team into the equation and The Thinnai presents a perfect getaway for families, friends or even individuals, welcoming the quietude and understated elegance the
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Hot tub
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Meeting rooms
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
Room service
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Indunil wrote a review Feb 21
Panadura, Sri Lanka5 contributions
Thank you The Thinnai for lovely stay. Hotel staff is very friendly & helpful.We all had a good time after long time. Safe place even during the pandemic situation. Participate Training program , stay in thinnai 3Days 2 Nights , Fantastic and beautiful days in my life with Thinnai
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
Sunanda W wrote a review Feb 16
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Thank you The Thinnai for lovely stay. Hotel staff is very friendly & helpful.We all had a good time after long time. Safe place even during the pandemic situation. Spacious & comfortable rooms, foods was arranged so well.
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Date of stay: February 2021
pathum w wrote a review Feb 15
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Great value for money, nice helpful staff and comfortable hotel,calm garden to rest in.Big comfortable bed and Well located pool for all and The Staff let us use the swimming pool without any fuss. Great experience. Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
Cardiffian3 wrote a review Jan 2021
Cardiff, United Kingdom13 contributions20 helpful votes
Outstanding hotel with very professional management and friendly staff. Large, very comfortable suites with a good sized bedroom and living room/kitchenette. Great attention to detail in design, for example the room lighting. Professionalism of management was really noticeable in the hotel routines (for example daily cleaning and chlorinating pool, checking lights etc). Location is perfect: quite central, but really quiet. (Note however there is no garden to sit in, although you can sit outside near the pool or in the downstairs cafe.) The restaurant is a lovely large 4th floor space with views over the green surrounding area, teak pillars and windows - and delicious food. The restaurant had big open windows and was very airy, which made us feel safe in these covid times. The staff were very kind and efficient. Best of all, when I left a piece of clothing behind, the staff went to great lengths to find it, wash and press it and post it to me all the way from Jaffna to Colombo - I paid cash on delivery and it all cost less than 350 rupees! (thanks also Pronto couriers). Thank you so much Thinnai and we will be back.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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sivakumarnarasin2018 wrote a review Oct 2020
Jaffna, Sri Lanka6 contributions2 helpful votes
The bar is located on the top of the Front office. Nice hotel with expensive construction works. We could not see many in the bar. They had a street Buffet on that day at affordable price for locals. Entrance from parking area does not give a good first impression . Overall a good experience. Thanks
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Date of stay: August 2020
Response from Janitha Madawala, General Manager at The Thinnai
Responded Nov 15, 2020
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for your feedback on your recent stay with us. We are pleased to hear that you have enjoyed the food at an affordable price at The Thinnai hotel. Regarding your comment about the “Entrance from car parking area”, We have introduced a set of safety measures in order to safeguard our valuable guests and associates from COVID-19. And we value the trust and loyalty that our guests have placed with us throughout the years and we assure them their comfort and safety will not be compromised during their stay. These safety precautions have been compiled to ensure adherence to the guidelines set out by the World Health Organization (WHO) as well as local health bureau, tourism authorities and industry associations. We look forward to welcoming you back once again to The Thinnai an All-Suite Boutique Hotel to gain another memorable experience with us. Thank you for your valued patronage. Yours faithfully, Janitha Madawala General Manager
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Thinnai
Which popular attractions are close to The Thinnai?
Nearby attractions include Nallur Kovil (0.9 miles), Jaffna Fort (2.1 miles), and Kantharodai Viharaya (4.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Thinnai?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at The Thinnai?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Thinnai?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at The Thinnai?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Thinnai?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mangos, Rio Ice Cream, and Malayan Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Thinnai?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Thinnai?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Thinnai offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to The Thinnai?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Jaffna Fort (2.1 miles).
Is The Thinnai accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.