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Reviewed January 3, 2010

The lighthouse is a beautiful hotel on a perfect location. The food is excellent including the service. The rooms are very good and very clean. Although we were on a business trip we had the feeling of holiday.

  • Stayed: April 2009, traveled on business
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Thank normandic
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Jetwinghotels, General Manager at Jetwing Lighthouse, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2010

Dear Guest,

It was nice to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and i hope you keep the found memories of your recent visit to Jetwing Lighthouse.

Thank you for taking your time to complete our comment card.
Once again, we thank you for your valued thoughts.

We look forward to be able to welcome you back to our hotel again in the near future.
Sincerely,
General Manager

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Reviewed December 14, 2009

What a location! When you enter the lobby on the upper deck , all you can see and hear is the sea! One of the most wonderful creations of Geoffrey Bawa, this hotel delights in the sights and sounds of the sea. The rooms are tastefully done, very comfortable bathrooms with lovely balconies with a view of the unending sea. Great value for money! There are two pools. The large pool is seemless by the sea and very relaxing. The food is average and could do with some help. The staff are courteous and helpful. This was my second visit and I would go back for more !! and More!

  • Stayed: April 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank MumbaiAesthete
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Reviewed December 3, 2009

We stayed at Jetwing for 5 days and 4 nights, all in all very happy with the Hotel and the whole trip. Both my wife and I had been working full on prior to the trip so needed some R&R. There are lots people who have written this is not 4/5 star hotel - Rubbish, don't forget that you are in Sri Lanka and not New York - its not brand new sheets, modern power showers and flat screen TVs, if your looking for that then don't go to a 3rd world country. If you want somewhere where everyone you meets has an amazing story to tell, where around each corner there is some fascinating sites, where the food is different and so so tasty (HOT), where the beer is cheap, where the driving is a little risky, where the staff go out of their way to help....I would recommend Jetwing. However I would not suggest this hotels if:
1- You have small kids as its a long way from the airport (4 hours)
2- You are single and looking for nightlife and party time.

PROS:
The rooms were very comfortable
The service is amazing
The food is fantastic
The pools/beach are great
There is plenty of little trips to do

CONS:
The hotel is 3-4 hours from airport on a very dangerous road
Galle is a little boring for shops and places to walk and places to eat
Take Mozzie spray
The Spa was not amazing (we go to lots of spas)

Enjoy

  • Stayed: November 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank JordyPieta
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Reviewed December 1, 2009

It may be possible to claim - 2 days is the maximum numbers of days an individual could stay here when pushed.
Hotel Room was amazing - the interior design was amazing. Advise on these room selection is to get a room facing the beach and not the pool. If the room faced the pool - the room windows will have to be shut at all times. So demand a sea view.
Food - compared to other hotels in the area been to- was not to my expectations. Lunch was served A la carte - had 3 selections. Dinner served the same lunch menu but this time in buffet. So regards, to food it was not the best. Could have improved in this. Inhotel entertainement - the pool was really good. Besides this there was not much entertainment here.

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 8, 2009

I enjoyed my stay at the Lighthouse; beautiful architecture and warm hospitality prvided by the friendly and obliging staff. But it is not certainly not a 5 * hotel:
- I requested for a specific floor twice before arrival; it was not granted despite the fact that the hotel was not fully booked
- Renovation work started next door without informing gusts. I was given another room, which faced noisy repair work at the pool.
- Quality and quantity of breakfast varied.
- The F&B manager was always on the phone during breakfast having long noisy conversations or was scolding the poor restaurant manager; this really spoiled the quite and serene atmosphere at the restaurant.
- Gym equipment outdated and rusty
- Bedsheets worn with a off white color indicating its age
-Cheap and smelly toiletries
I would give the hotel full marks if they would not claim to be 5*. Its simply too expensive for a 4* hotel.

  • Stayed: November 2009, traveled solo
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Thank dimsum31
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