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Jetwing Sea
Ranked #7 of 43 Hotels in Negombo
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

We started our Sri Lanka trip at Jetwing Sea. It's close to the Airport, easily accessible, the hotel is warmly welcoming its guest. It is a great place, amazing food and perfect staff, highly recommended. Try to ask for a room with a sea view.

Stayed: August 2014
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Jetwing H, General Manager at Jetwing Sea, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to share your wonderful comments on Trip Advisor following you stay at Jetwing Sea. We have shared your thoughts with all our associates and your feedback will go a long way in motivating them in their work.

There is nothing that brings us greater joy than knowing we have been able to give you an experience like no other at Jetwing Sea and that you have loved every minute of your stay with us. It is a feeling that cannot be expressed in words, and it only encourages us to strive for greater heights.

Thank you so very much for your recommendation and hope you will not miss to contact me directly for any inquiry that you may have while reserving your next stay with this relaxing venue of Jetwing Sea.

Sincerely,

Rookamanie Fernando
General Manager
Jetwing Sea.

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Reviewed July 30, 2014

After our tour we stayed a week at Jetwing sea near Negombo.
It was very quiet, you can relax there.
There are beach vendors, they're very friendly. They like to hold a little conversation. If you say you’re not interested in their merchandise, they leave you alone.
The rooms, the pools, the restaurant and bar are giving out to the beach and the Indian Ocean, wich is very beautiful and cozy. There is free wifi in the hotel, even in the rooms.
The accommodation was fine, except the standard rooms. They are in regent need of renovation.
Especially the bathroom was small and outdated. We would recommend the deluxe rooms as they have been recently renovated and they have a beautiful bathroom. Of course that is an additional cost.
The food was very tasty and the service was very good!
All the staff is very friendly and helpful.
The bartender, Asanka , was a nice guy and served us with pleasure, even at the terrace of our room.
We enjoyed our stay at Jetwing sea.

Room Tip: Certainly choose the deluxe rooms!
  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Luc L
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Jetwing H, General Manager at Jetwing Sea, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2014

Dear Guest,

What a wonderful review you have given us on Trip Advisor following your stay. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

We love the fact that you have had an enjoyable and memorable stay with us and hope everthing else was according to your liking.

We hope to welcome you back to our property in effort to offer you the level of service expected from our brand and do let me know if i could be of assistance in planning your next trip to Negombo, Sri Lanka.

Sincerely,

Rookamanie Fernando
General Manager

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Reviewed July 29, 2014

We booked the Jetwing Sea last minute and were very pleased with our decision.
Our rooms (x4) were all next door to each other (perfect as travelling with 6 x kids)
Lovely spacious rooms with sea views (would recommend the deluxe rooms for size)
lovely pools and staff were exceptional! Plus only 15 minutes from the airport!!
Definitely a tuk tuk ride from the main strip of bars and restaurants (cost about £1.50!!!) but all in all a great hotel. recommended!!

Room Tip: deluxe rooms are much more spacious and bright.
  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled with family
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Jetwing H, General Manager at Jetwing Sea, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2014

Dear Guest,

It has been nothing but an absolute pleasure to have catered to your every need and taken care of you while you were at Jetwing Sea.

Thank you for your wonderful review and all the kind words you have shared about us with our fellow travelers on Trip Advisor.

Please feel free to get in touch with me if i could be of any assistance in matters reserving your next stay with us.

Sincerely,

Rookamanie Fernando
General Manager

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Reviewed July 22, 2014

After a few issues with the a/c in the first rooms we were given the staff were fantastic and very helpful at sorting us out new rooms and making us feel very welcome. The view of the beach was a perfect setting to spend the last few days of our holiday. One of the highlights of this hotel is the seafood restaurant where you can eat fantastic food on the beach, and our waiter there was wonderful.

Stayed: July 2014, traveled with family
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Jetwing H, General Manager at Jetwing Sea, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2014

Dear guest,

We are very pleased to have been able to give you a wonderful and memorable stay at Jetwing Sea, and thank you for sharing your kind reviews and experience on Trip Advisor.

We are particulaly happy to read that you enjoyed the cuisine offered at out signature dinning restaurant Lellama housed within the resort.

We sincerely wish that you will make arrangements to visit Jetwing Sea in the very near future and hope you will not hesitate to contact me directly for any matters you may think I could be of assistance in doing so.

Sincerely,

Rookamanie Fernando
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Reviewed July 21, 2014

We stayed here for 5 nights at the end of our tour in Sri Lanka. This hotel is right on the beach and has two nice swimming pools. Our room was comfortable and had a great bathroom with a very large bath and separate rain shower. We found the room very dark so requested an extra lamp which we did get eventually, even then it was quite dark.

I'm not a fan of buffets but the Jetwing Sea did one of the best that we had while in Sri Lanka. Also, some nights they did a special a la cart menu, which was very nice.

This hotel is great if you just want to chill out, there's not much else to do. All of the staff at the hotel were very friendly and helpful, which was common to everywhere we stayed in Sri Lanka.

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Jetwing H, General Manager at Jetwing Sea, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2014

Dear Guest,

Jetwing Sea is all about hospitality and that very personal experience, and it is so satisfying that this is exactly what you have experienced during your stay with us. We all agree that the real bonus for us, is having lovely people like you staying with us.

Thank you for the lovely review posted on Trip Advisor!

We certainly would love to have you stay with us once more. Please feel free to contact me directly for matters you may think I could be of assistance while reserving your next stay at this lovely beach resort of Jetwing Sea.

Sincerely,

Rookamanie Fernando
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Reviewed July 14, 2014

Jetwing sea is a nice, basic hotel to help you get over the jetlag! This was our first stop in SL, and it was just what we needed after a long flight. There isn't much to do around, so be prepared for that but it's ideal for just chilling out, recovering and getting over the jetlag before your real tour of SL starts.

It's set in quite a rural area about 30-40 mins from Colombo airport. The staff were really friendly and accommodating,, the rooms were nothing too fancy but extremely clean and we had a nice beach facing balcony which was lovely.

We had a beautiful dinner on the beach in a sea facing hut which was really private and romantic, and just gorgeous! The breakfast was also really nice, I would recommend this hotel as long as you know there isn't tons to do around there!

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Jetwing H, General Manager at Jetwing Sea, responded to this reviewResponded July 21, 2014

Dear Guest,

There is nothing that makes our day than knowing that we have given you a wonderful experience whilst at Jetwing Sea. Thank you for some beautiful comments and recommendation in your Trip Advisor review.

We are truly happy to note that your stay with us has been memorable. Your comments with regard to our associates, the beach and overall ambiance have been very exciting to read, and we have shared the same with our entire team.

We loved having you with us, and we would love it even more to see you once again at Jetwing Sea. It would be my pleasure to assist you with any queries that you may have while you plan your next visit to us.

Until we see you once again in Jetwing Sea, we wish you all the very best.

Sincerely,

Rookamanie Fernando
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Reviewed July 13, 2014

Quick break down of the pros:
Very close to the airport.
Clean room
Friendly Service
Located beachside
On a main strip with various local shops, bars and restaurants near by
Hotel has a 'decent' size pool.
Amazing view
Decent breakfast buffet selection

Details:
The first hotel stop on my trip to and around Sri Lanka, this hotel was quite the surprise. We spent two days here with Bed and Breakfast which was more than sufficient. The hotel is located on a main road which has handful of restaurants for you to divulge and get a taste of the Sri Lankan cuisines, if not you could order a pizza - their menus are usually tailored to suit foreigners.

I found Tiranga (located directly opposite) had superb food we ate there a few times, definitely rec. the fish curry and rice.
Our room was pretty basic but covered all the essentials, the bathroom was pretty small but had a great shower so no complaints. The bedroom view however was outstanding overlooking the pool and beach along with the sunset. We sat out every night and couldn't get enough. Being on the floor I was about 5 or 6 steps away from the beach from our room.

The Hotel staff are pretty friendly and accommodate most things, the Negumbo town is pretty small but still has handful of sights to see if you don't fancy sitting on the beach, like the fish market, the veg market, and some local buddhist temples. If thats not enough you could arrange a cab to go out to Columbo and see the main sites there - the hotel has pre set package tours that they recommend or your could arrange yourself with the endless Tuk Tuk drivers and taxis outside.

Room Tip: We had room 123. Amazing view.
  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Jetwing H, General Manager at Jetwing Sea, responded to this reviewResponded July 21, 2014

Dear Guest,

It was nothing but a pleasure to have you stay at Jetwing Sea. We are happy to have left a lasting impression of our hotel in your heart.

We are so pleased that we were able to make your holiday, just the way you wanted it to be.

Thank you for those lovely words of praise posted on Trip Advisor and we are sure that we will get the chance to see you soon at Jetwing Sea. Please do stay in touch for any matters you may think I could be assistance while reserving your next stay at this “Cozy resort on the beach”.

Sincerely,

Rookamanie Fernando
General Manager

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Additional Information about Jetwing Sea

Address: Palangathurai | Ethukale, Negombo 11540, Sri Lanka (Formerly Sea Shells Hotel)
Location: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Negombo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Negombo
#3 Family Hotel in Negombo
#3 Romantic Hotel in Negombo
#4 Spa Hotel in Negombo
#4 Business Hotel in Negombo
#5 Luxury Hotel in Negombo
Price Range: $101 - $326 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Jetwing Sea 4*
Number of rooms: 83
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With the beach at your doorstep, Jetwing Sea offers an idyllic coastal retreat along the soft golden sands of Negombo and makes for an enchanting holiday home where one can work, play and fall in love. Enjoy exotic seafood, plan a sunset wedding or unwind at the rooftop spa, serenaded by the sounds of the Indian Ocean. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Jetwing Sea Hotel Negombo
Sea Shells Negombo
Negombo Sea Shells Hotel

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