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“Best 5 Start Hotel - down south Sri Lanka”
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Jetwing Lighthouse
Ranked #3 of 23 Hotels in Galle
Certificate of Excellence
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
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“Best 5 Start Hotel - down south Sri Lanka”
Reviewed October 31, 2012

I have visited the Light house hotel 2008 and 2009 and in 2011 Chrtstmas. This is a great place located in the southern coastal belt in Sri Lanka. The hotel has a great envoirenemt to relax. Friendly staff and great food. You can enjoy the beach very much. Now you can reach the hotel in 1 hours time from Colombo when you go through the highway. You can visit the Galle Fort and Turtle hatchery and visit Sinharaja forest . Even you can watch Whales and Dolphines

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
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Jetwinghotels, General Manager at Jetwing Lighthouse, responded to this review, December 4, 2012
Dear Guest,

At Jetwing Lighthouse our main focus is our guests and we do everything possible to make their stay as comfortable as we can. It is the best compliment for us, when we receive positive feedback form our guests. Thank you for taking the time to post a review on Trip Advisor.

Apart from the Galle Fort, there are plenty of excursions and tours you can keep yourself occupied with in Galle. The rain forests tours, whale watchers, beach walks, and also that the special boat safaris organized by our resident Naturalist. It is glad to see that you keep coming back to Jetwing Lighthouse and I also take this opportunity to invite you back to the property when you travel to Galle.

Sincerely,
Robert Claesson
General Manager
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Stroud, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 29, 2012

we spent 4 days here at the end of october,what a great location close to Galle yet on the beach . the quality of this hotel is excellent ,the staff were just great,nothing was ever a problem always there to help,the room was on the top floor offering magnificent views,and comfort to match.Then there is the food, we arrived on bar-b-que night,what a choice and we ate outside,could it get any better! It did,we were amazed.We will go back .
Just a comment the trainees did not have name badges ?

Room Tip: top floor with a picture window for the view
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Jetwinghotels, General Manager at Jetwing Lighthouse, responded to this review, December 4, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your choosing Jetwing Lighthouse. We are glad you were able to enjoy the absolutely unique experience at this one of a kind property. I will be passing your comments on to the management as feedback whether it is positive or negative is extremely important for the development of our team.

We hope to see you back again at Jetwing Lighthouse soon and thank you for taking the time to write a review on Trip Advisor.

Sincerely,
Robert Claesson
General Manager
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Reviewed October 25, 2012 via mobile

Away from the hustle and bustle, this is a beautiful hotel where one can easily flow with the rhythm of waves and comfort of the luxurious rooms or even at the spa. We had a magnificent sea view at the top floor, had great food in the morning and evenings at the restaurant overlooking the rocks with excellent staff service (front desk, house keeping, guest relations and restaurant). Will certain stay here again for at least two days or more in future (factoring 2 hours ride from the international airport via the super highway; one-way)!

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Jetwinghotels, General Manager at Jetwing Lighthouse, responded to this review, December 4, 2012
Dear Guest,

I am glad you chose to stay at Jetwing Lighthouse during your recent visit to Galle, Sri Lanka. I am glad you have taken the time to write a review on Trip Advisor. As the General Manager I am always pleased to get positive feedback from all our guests. We are happy that you were able to enjoy the Jetwing Lighthouse experience. The stunning views, the sound of the crashing waves that seem to follow you everywhere is truly a part of the Jetwing Lighthouse experience. The associates who work make a huge difference at the end of the day no matter how good the facilities are, and I am glad to hear that the entire team here was able to please you and exceed your expectations.

I would like to welcome you back to Jetwing Lighthouse when you visit Galle, Sri Lanka. Thank you again for your valuable feedback.

Sincerely,
Robert Claesson
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 21, 2012

We spent two weeks at the Lighthouse in July and August. It is a wonderful hotel, especially for a family like ours that loves swimming. The 30 meter pool is fabulous, the rooms ideally designed for a hot, tropical climate, the location stunning, the food delicious and the staff unfailingly obliging, without being obsequious. Our eight year old played all day in the pools, while my wife and our two teenage daughters swam and read novels by the ocean, when they weren't in the gym or the spa. We'd been apprehensive about the weather during the monsoon season, but it didn't rain at all during our stay. We found the strong south-west wind off the sea refreshing and exhilarating in the hot, humid climate. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Jetwinghotels, General Manager at Jetwing Lighthouse, responded to this review, December 4, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your positive review on Trip Advisor. I was very pleased to hear that you had a enjoyable experience at Jetwing Lighthouse.

Jetwing Lighthouse is fully equipped to provide for every guest who walks in to the property. The facilities in the property help a guest relax and enjoy their holiday that much more. The swimming pools, the spa, and the gym are all there for a guest to use along with our range or restaurants and bars. The team in the kitchen understands the value of providing a guest with food of the highest quality and take pride in it. I will pass your compliments on to the relevant associates.

I also want to take this opportunity to welcome you back to Jetwing Lighthouse when your travels bring you to this part of the world.

Sincerely,
Robert Claesson
General Manager
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texas
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Reviewed October 18, 2012

Absolutely a place to visit, with a beautiful view to the sea and magnificent instalation, is just like paradise, the staff is so friendly and helpful.The breackfast it has such of variaty of fruits and delicious foods. All the areas are so well kept and clean. I hope to comback soon....

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Nuremberg, Germany
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Reviewed October 17, 2012

It was my sencond stay in this lovely hotel and i enjoyed it very much.The best part is the wonderful sea view and the quiet atmosphere there.
I can highly recommend the hotel and the friendly staff in all areas (roomboy, restaurant, pool).
The food is good, but not outstanding. The rooms are clean and have everything you need.
My favorit place was the pool next to the beach with the magnificent see view and also to dine in the outside area of the restaurantes with the fantastic sea view wasv really beautiful.
The sea is not suitable for swimming, but for beach walks wunderfull.
I will come back - the best place to relax!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed October 12, 2012

The pools, views, staff, food all excellent. Many of the hotels in Sri Lanka seem to be set up for all inclusive so has the buffet etc. but we booked B&B so were please to see it also offers a very good menu and quality booze. The staff are so helpful and can make you feel good about life every day. Great value for money. The beach is not really for swimming but with the pools this was not a problem. Very good place to stay and explore Galle. We found South Sri lanka more friendly and less intimidating from local sellers when we venture out. Hotel was very quiet when we stayed.

Room Tip: Top floor has best sea views
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Jetwing Lighthouse
Address: Dadella, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle District > Galle
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Galle
#3 Luxury Hotel in Galle
#3 Spa Hotel in Galle
#3 Family Hotel in Galle
#5 Romantic Hotel in Galle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Jetwing Lighthouse 5*
Number of rooms: 63
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An iconic landmark that stands along the Galle coastline, Jetwing Lighthouse blends minimalist elegance with splashes of sophistication set amidst breathtaking ocean views. Designed by famed architect Geoffrey Bawa, this luxurious hotel lets you indulge in the finer things in life as you travel back in time and explore Sri Lanka's colonial past. ... more   less 
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