We have recently come back from two weeks at the Jetwing Lighthouse at Galle. The hotel is very stylish, the food was extremely good and the staff could not have been more attentive.
The monsoon seemed to consist of a good shower most days which did not disrupt our holiday at all, otherwise it was sunny and a very pleasant 28deg.
We did several tours, including a trip to Yala National Park, a tea plantation and a river trip. All within travelling distance from the hotel. The Jetwing Lighthouse has a resident naturalist, Anoma, who was extremely helpful, a mine of information and very willing to arrange any trips.
The pool area is well maintained and the staff are extremely attentive, the pool umbrellas and loungers could do with updating, however. Otherwise, we spent a lot of time just enjoying swimming in one of the 2 pools, enjoying the views.
The rooms were large with very comfortable beds and stylish bathrooms. Again, a little bit of updating would be welcome. All rooms had good size balconies overlooking the sea and pools. The small problems we had with the room were dealt with quickly and efficiently.
I would not hesitate to recommend this hotel - it has the most fascinating staircase depicting the Portuguese invasion of Sri Lanka in the 1400's which is much photographed. The hotel and its imposing position on a headland 2k outside of Galle also seems to be a magnet for wedding parties!
A thoroughly memorable 2 weeks in lovely Sri Lanka with its beautiful scenery and kindly people.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Jetwing Lighthouse Galle
- Jetwing Lighthouse Hotel Galle
- Lighthouse Spa