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Blue Whale Hotel

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#8 of 16 hotels in Jaffna
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Free parking
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Business Center with Internet Access
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We stumbled upon this hotel when we trying to find another hotel in our guidebook. We popped in to check it out and met the manager Sanjaeevan. He was very hospitable and friendly. He spoke English and provided us with lots of information that we needed. Our toddler enjoyed his company. The room was basic, clean and airy. Good space for a small family of three. Ac was abundant which we loved. Bathroom was bare bones and we did have warm water for our bucket showers (we prefer them). Rooms were cleaned daily and at an immaculate level. It was nice to return to a clean and organized room every day. Beds were comfy and our toddler got a good rest staying here. When our child is happy, we all sleep. Wifi wasn't strong so Sanjeevan moved the router right in front of our room. The hotel is tucked away in a local area where there is not much traffic. The grounds are full of trees and the hotel is in a quiet location but not too far from the attractions. The Nallur temple is just 1.3km away. Glad we found this diamond in the rough. This is a basic guest house which we rate above average. We didn't have a balcony but there is an entranceway through the seating area to get there. Our son enjoyed following the path through all the balconies. Definitely our first choice to stay in Jaffna. Thanks Sanjeevan, you are the best.
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Response from hotel blue whal... j, General Manager at Blue Whale Hotel
Responded Jan 5, 2019
Dear sweet Guest Sorry for the last post, the day you are here with your family, we feel happy the day will be remembered for us. However we have making your options as possible, we are building to more facilitate Today our Guest can enjoy . Your comments are making happy for us , so we are happy. We will always do our best. Today we have some more facilities . Thank you for the beautiful memories you gave. its your sanseevan manager
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Visited jaffna for 2 days and stayed in Blue Wave hotel. A very basic hotel. Very clean but the shower pressure in toilet is bad so that is something you might have to adjust to. Other than that, the hotel staff were very helpful,esp the manager, Sanjeevan. He helped us arrange our transportation from place to place and gave alot of suggestions on what to do in Jaffna. We had a pleasant stay and two thumbs up for the staff of the hotel!
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We liked the location in a leafy suburb, though it was not too far to walk into town. The staff were friendly and accommodating, and the breakfasts were quite good. The room was fairly small, but adequate. One criticism is the plug was missing from the washbasin. (However, being a seasoned traveller I always carry one with me!)
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Response from hotel blue whal... j, Manager at Blue Whale Hotel
Responded Jan 5, 2019
Dear sweet Guest Sorry for the late post Your comments are making happy for us ,. We will always do our best. Today we have some more facilities So of course our guest will be happy . Thank You
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Situated in the leafy suburbs but not too far from temple road and 1.3km from Nallur Temple. We had bicycles and so this wasn't an issue. The room wasn't large but perfectly comfortable with a door to the wrap around verandah. Excellent wifi and TV reception with BBC news. Everything else worked too (plumbing, electrics, hot shower) and all was clean and tidy. Food was freshly cooked to order and tasty and all the staff were wonderfully helpful and accommodating. We stayed a couple of nights and felt well rested to continue our cycle tour. Great value, great stay.
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I write thi review having scampered here after deciding to stump up a few extra dollars to move up the budget hotel chain. The difference it made was incredible. This is in the cheaper price range for hotels in Jaffna but it provides a blacony, en-suite, AC, a manned front desk with tour guide, and a fairly central location. All of these options are not available in other 'cheap' hotels and it was a godsend. I would conclude that other negative reviewers are not aware of what other poorer options are available at the price range they are searching. A treat from start to finish; walking out of your own hot shower into a nice cool room to get dressed and then go directly out your balcony door to have a cold beer! Try doing that at other budget hotels; you cannot.
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PRICE RANGE
$18 - $37 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Sri LankaNorthern ProvinceJaffna
NUMBER OF ROOMS
22
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