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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

This small boutique hotel is beautiful. Really glad we did not stay in Jaffna this hotel was a village in the county side but only 15 mins from Jaffna . It is a beautiful house with large well furnished rooms and outside ensuite that were great! The staff were just amazing and the restaurant served good food and great breakfast....

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VASEEKARAN K, Guest Relations Manager at The Margosa Villa - Jaffna, responded to this review

Dear Susan, Great to know that you enjoyed the food and the stay at The Margosa Bongo Stay and many thanks for the lovely review. We look forward to welcoming you back to our property. Kind regards from the Margosa Bongo stay Team Best regards Jeevitha

Deal, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Margosa Villa formerly Fits Pavilion and for some unknown reason has a sign up as Bongostay that is totally out of place and misleading. The villa is a beautiful old property in well maintained gardens with a wonderful entrance and covered balcony, the rooms with open air bathrooms are set around a courtyard. The staff are very helpful and...

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Jersey CI
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is a little out of Jaffna and at first sight looks quite pleasant. It is an old colonial property with pleasant front gardens. The rooms are based around a small middle courtyard. Our room had one speed air conditioner (very fast), a TV which only had one channel (local music channel), two large beds (the sheets on one...

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed October 12, 2016

This villa has a very interesting decor with many lovely old copper pots on display. The central courtyard has palms in the middle and dining tables around the edges with rooms off to two sides. The rooms are large furnished in old heavy wooden furniture. I did not use the drawers as they were very smelly. The bad was he...

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Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed September 10, 2016

This place was a very relaxing, homely and quiet place with absolutely Excellent food and service. Going from Atlanta, we got all these good things we were looking for in Jaffna. Just 15 minutes from Jaffna town. We have already recommended this place to many of our friends and will continue to do so. Big Thank you to all the...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed August 11, 2016

My wife's review = I personally loved the place as it reminded me of our home of long ago. We had air conditioned rooms and bathroom and toilet in the open. Very clean and comfortable. Beautiful garden in the front and open verandah with comfortable chairs. The waiter and cook did their best to please you and you could order...

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VASEEKARAN K, Front Office Manager at The Margosa Villa - Jaffna, responded to this review

Hi Sir/ Madame, Great to know that you enjoyed the food and the stay at The Margosa and many thanks for the lovely review. We look forward to welcoming you back to our property. Kind regards from the Margosa Team Best regards Raj

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed August 11, 2016

We chose the villa instead of a hotel in Jaffna because our party of 13 wanted to be together and the pics of the villa 'sold' us. We were pleased that the reality did justice to the pics and feedback from friends. Most of the rooms had attached bathrooms in a step-down open concept although there were 2 that were...

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Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

My family and I have stayed at Margosa few times and have recommend to our friends. Jeevitha, Vaseekaran and the team do a great job to make the stay comfortable and homely. The chef at Margosa makes the best Sri Lankan dishes- food to die for. Every time I go to Jaffna the only place I stay

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VASEEKARAN K, General Manager at The Margosa Villa - Jaffna, responded to this review

Dear Yogavel, Thank you for the lovely review. We are really happy that you enjoyed the stay and the food. Looking forward to welcome you again. Thank you Vaseekaran

Paris, France
Reviewed August 1, 2016

Too far from Jaffna (10 km, and difficult to find). Service and welcome is a little distant and cold. No advice, no contact with the management. The beds in the so-called deluxe room were concrete-made (or stone). Very unconfortable beds. No real windows. A strange and noisy device to heat the water (not safe with the plug in the shower...

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Stirling
Reviewed July 27, 2016

We stayed at Margosa Villa for three nights in the middle of July. It is a beautiful old house with an interesting layout. The dining room was spacious with many historic features and the verandah was a excellent for a pot of tea and some relaxation. It has a large garden some way from the road. I found the bed...

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Public Wifi
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Margosa Villa is located approximately 10kms from the city and it is truly the only Oasis of Tranquility in Jaffna. It’s away from the hustle and bustle of the now busy Jaffna town, yet conveniently located between Jaffna City and Palaly Airport. The beautifully decorated 19th century colonial ancestral manor built according to traditional architecture, which reflects a typical Dravidian Aristocratic residence stands majestically on a well landscaped garden of one acre of land. The main restaurant is located in an airy and spacious courtyard where the in-house chef is a master in both western and local cuisine; you would be certainly advised to savor the mouth-watering delicacies that are offered to you. The Margosa Villa is a sublime abode offering visitors a chance to rest and relax in absolute harmony. Discover the beauty of land that is inimitable and hospitable. The Margosa Villa is the perfect place for holiday makers and leisure seekers. The property offers 6 spacious air-conditioned bedrooms, of which one is a Deluxe Room with an en suite bathroom and 4 of the Standard Rooms have attached open-to-the-sky rain shower bath areas. Additionally the property offers complimentary Wi-Fi facilities. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Margosa Villa - Jaffna

Address: Puttur Road | Chunnakam, Jaffna 40000, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Northern Province > Jaffna
Price Range: $109 - $135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Margosa Villa - Jaffna 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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“All rooms are alike and comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles bert391, Aug 11, 2016 | Read review
“If you like open roof bathrooms, specify. Wifi available in the reception area.”
 of 5 bubbles ron552000, Aug 11, 2016 | Read review
“Avoid the deluxe one”
 of 5 bubbles YvesC543, Aug 1, 2016 | Read review
“Ask for front of house.”
 of 5 bubbles Y1394ZWsusang, Jun 2, 2016 | Read review
“Most rooms have bathrooms open to the sky, room 105 has a self-contained bathroom.”
 of 5 bubbles Y6242FBchristineh, Apr 24, 2016 | Read review
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