I got a very good deal when I stayed here. I recently tried to rebook and it was a little expensive in peak time. Not sure I would spend anything more than £75-100max as for that price you can stay in the more exclusive boutique hotels and guesthouses.
The hotel is set with wonderful views over the Indian Ocean - as its away from Galle I also feel it benefits from a cleaner look and atmosphere. The hotel itself is beautiful but very simple clean lines. This is a Jeffrey Bawa Hotel - if you dont know him his architect designs are simply stunning. Its a fairly simple almost colonial type style. The rooms are good standard 4-5 star elegance. Service is top notch. However waiting on food is a bit slow, and whilst I had no complaints on food, I do feel that improvemenst could be made to buffet to make it more special. My room had a lovely view of the ocean and with its own balacony I spent most of my time there just chilling.
The spa is lovely and if you are a couple you should try the spa together its sounds very romantic with a plunge and jacuzzi overlooking the ocean. However be warned check what sex your masseur is when you book. (I had a bit of a surprise!)
They have 2 swimming pools a more social one by the hotel, and one further down, Plus also plenty of hammocks to snooze on.
Location wise its so close to Galle its an ideal choice - you are away from hustle and bustle but close enough to go and visit without feeling frazzled. I would heartily recommend vsiiting the old Fort area of Galle. Hotel is also very close to Unawatuna which is so laid back its a great place to come for a day to chill out (Its a favourite with the younger surfer type backpackers)
I prefer this over the Fortress as it has more character and soul to it.
- 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