We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Beautiful place - excellent service”

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 9 more sites!
Era Beach by Jetwing
Ranked #12 of 26 Hotels in Galle
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 20, 2014

This place is like an old colonial style mansion - overlooking the sea. It has been renovated in the most aesthetic way with lovely furniture and a welcoming atmosphere all over. The food was excellent as well - fusion style. Do try their signature dish - the crab soup with small whole crabs - perhaps the best I have ever had. Only thing to improve: lower the wine prices a bit

  • Stayed: February 2014
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Cph1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Jetwing H, Manager at Era Beach by Jetwing, responded to this reviewResponded March 25, 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you for your great review of Era Beach by Jetwing, Galle. We are delighted that you had a great time with us, experiencing a comfortable stay while enjoying the splendid cuisine of Chef Kumara.

We have made note of your observations and will be taking it up with the management improvement. With open arms we await to welcome you once again when you come on vacation to Sri Lanka.

Thank you for your patronage.

Sabiha Samad

Head of Era
Era Beach by Jetwing

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (281)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

166 - 172 of 281 reviews

Reviewed February 8, 2014

Boutique hotel with amazing staff and service - nothing is too much. easy trip into Galle about 15 mins. great sri lankan breakfast but western if desired. huge rooms tastefully decorated with colonial features.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Nicola W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Jetwing H, General Manager at Era Beach by Jetwing, responded to this reviewResponded March 25, 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you for your great review of Era Beach by Jetwing, Galle. We are delighted that you had a great stay with us, experiencing a comfortable and spacious room and the variety of cuisine offered at the Villa.

We very much appreciate your encouraging feedback on our services and facilities. Having indulged in our Jetwing hospitality, we hope you would visit us again for a longer stay.

Thank you for your patronage.

Sabiha Samad
Head of Era
Era Beach by Jetwing

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed February 8, 2014

We stayed here for our first wedding anniversary. The staff were most accommodating and attentive during our stay. With only 8 rooms, the personal touch is always there although I must say we were a little disappointed by the taxi rates and so easily found cheaper elsewhere. We also struggled to get hot water flowing throughout a shower. Luckily it was hot enough outside and the beach on the doorstep!! Food was amazing, as was the competent service.

Room Tip: We were right on the restaurant doorstep, can't fail!
See more room tips
  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank mrandmrsb13
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Jetwing H, Manager at Era Beach by Jetwing, responded to this reviewResponded March 30, 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you for the descriptive review of your stay at Era Beach by Jetwing on Trip Advisor.

We are glad that you had a comfortable stay with us indulging in our Jetwing hospitality and enjoying the fine cuisine served by the Chef and team.

While appreciating your encouraging feedback, our sincere apologies for any inconvenience that may have arisen. Rest assured that corrective measures will be taken to prevent a recurrence.

Hope you will visit us again in your future vacations to Sri Lanka.

Thank you for your patronage.

Sabiha Samad
Head of Era

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed January 14, 2014

This small hotel, with an amazing pool and beach, is perfect stop outside Galle. Our fabulous guide, hansa@feellank.com, found this gem of a hotel for us and we were so grateful! The food was excellent, the service outstanding and sunset views unbelievable. We will definitely return!

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank babsa507
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Jetwing H, Manager at Era Beach by Jetwing, responded to this reviewResponded March 30, 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you for your great review of Era Beach by Jetwing on Trip Advisor.

We are happy to note that you had a comfortable and a relaxing stay with us while enjoying sumptuous cuisine in our restaurant. It is indeed a pleasure to read reviews such as yours. Having indulged in our Jetwing hospitality, we hope you would visit us again soon for a longer stay.

Until we meet again, thank you for your patronage.

Ayubowan! (May you live long!)

Sabiha Samad
Head of Era

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed November 11, 2013

Jetwing Era Beach is a small boutique hotel near Galle. It is a great place with a peaceful and friendly atmosphere. The pool refreshes because beach access is not possible. The current and waves are too strong, but it is great to just sit, relax and listen to the sea.
Staff very friendly and helpful. Only 8 rooms with great view and very nicely furnished with big modern bathrooms. The restaurant offers great food.
We had a wonderful time and loved it!

Room Tip: Choose seaview room which are upstairs.
See more room tips
  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank JuliaR979hamburg
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 26, 2013

The property has very little parking, barely enough for 3 vehicles without blocking the driveway. We had to move our car no fewer than 3 times, once because a roofing tile was precariously perched over it. There were power failures four times during our stay. We were informed that while there are many European tourists (and there were some in-house), most of the bookings were from Sri Lanka. We stayed in SeaView Room 3. The first thing we noticed was that the TV was missing, because our 2 year old needs his cartoons. An ATOM brand (Chinese?) TV was brought later, but this didn't play mp4 files from our USB drive. Our son promptly hit his head on the cement bedstead, drawing blood. The manager had bandaid and an antiseptic ointment handy, and we got supplies from the Anura Pharmacy close by. The food was a little disappointing for dinner, because the set menu consisted of bland fish on the first day and very spicy fish on the second day, with no choices. The fish on the first day was undercooked (and sashimi raw in places), and the waiter rather condescendingly said that he didn't know we wanted it "well done" (as if it was a steak). The breakfast, consisting of English Breakfast plus bakery items, fruit and more, was most satisfying. The bath had no hand shower, only a rain shower than was extremely temperamental with its supply of hot water, or the first night, any water at all. The pressure pump had to be requested to be turned on. The room was spacious with an efficient LG air conditioner. There are lots of things to do close by including the Galle Fort, the air force propeller plane exhibit and the sea turtle hatchery at Koggala (the other one is at Kosgoda some distance up north on the road). We had to request for extra bed sheets for the mattress supplied for our toddler. The walk-in closet was hugely impractical, with no shelves, and doubled as the minibar. The bathroom was just too large, and could have done with a bathtub or at least a handshower and cubicle (photos are attached). The view from the window out to the ocean, is phenomenal. There is a bar area, with nice dance music if you want to have a good time (in private). If you are looking for quaint, this is for you. If you are looking for practical with small children, a conventional hotel would be better.

Room Tip: The seaview rooms have a good view of the sea. There is no elevator, you have to make your way up th...
See more room tips
  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank LocalActingGlobal
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 17, 2013

We were 2 couples travelling together and we had 2 nights here at the end of our trip. We had adjoining upstairs rooms that were delightful. They were big with a wonderful four-poster net-covered bed. The bathroom is huge -stone and concrete, and although on the street, noise is minimal. We were able to enjoy the upstairs verandah as our own private space. The staff were all wonderful and very helpful and obliging. The Sri Lankan curries were wonderful. A great stay and we'd love to stay again.
Being about 10km outside Galle, we had to get transport in to the town. Not a problem as tuk tuks abound.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank JandJCanberra
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Galle
6.3 mi away
Jetwing Lighthouse
Jetwing Lighthouse
#4 of 26 in Galle
1,850 reviews
7.4 mi away
Amari Galle
Amari Galle
#5 of 26 in Galle
280 reviews
6.4 mi away
Niyagama House
Niyagama House
#3 of 26 in Galle
260 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.3 mi away
Cantaloupe Aqua
Cantaloupe Aqua
#7 of 34 in Unawatuna
318 reviews
2.2 mi away
Thaproban Beach House
Thaproban Beach House
#4 of 34 in Unawatuna
978 reviews
6.2 mi away
Tamarind Hill by Asia Leisure
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Era Beach by Jetwing? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Era Beach by Jetwing

Address: 834 Galle Road, Talpe, Galle, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle District > Galle
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Galle
#8 Luxury Hotel in Galle
Price Range: $247 - $324 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Era Beach by Jetwing 5*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With beautiful views and a tranquil environment, unwind listening to the therapeutic sounds of the Indian Ocean. This outstanding place, offers pure relaxation and luxurious understated elegance and comfort. Throughout its expanse, in architecture and in choice of furniture and fittings, a strong Dutch influence prevails, giving you a glimpse of a historic past. Just a few seconds walk through the garden and find a pristine stretch of the beach with golden sands and turquoise sea. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Agoda, Expedia, Travelocity, Booking.com, Hotwire, Hotels.com, Orbitz, TripOnline SA, Priceline, Cheap Tickets and Evoline ltd so you can book your Era Beach by Jetwing reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Era Beach Hotel Galle

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing