The ratings for this property in tripadvisor and google are really misleading. The place was really messy and not inviting at all. They could have at least kept the front porch pleasant to enter. There was no enough space to park our vehicle in front of the house, so the driver had to take the vehicle to where he stayed. There was a very untidy kitchen and a living room and we were stuck in our rooms because the house was very unpleasant! In the night they cut water too! What if someone wants to use the rest room in the night? The beds were very small and rooms were overloaded with beds. Our driver said the place he stayed was better than that and it was obviously less expensive as well! The breakfast was very oily and nobody liked it too. So there were a lot of food left without eating. Overall, everybody in our group was very frustrated because of this stay. We learned a good lesson not to book any place by only looking at the reviews! Even a very cheap hotel room would serve its purpose better than this place!
We went to Jaffna with the nightbus from Kandy and reached Jaffna at around 7 AM. After The exhausting trip we just got a Tuc Tuc and went to mahishe cottage without any booking. The driver called the owner so we were able to get a Room so early in The Morning.
The stay was great, we had a very clean room with a big fan and AC. Also We had the Chance to get a traditional breakfast with The Original Jaffna coffee And tea two times that tasted fantastic.
You can reach the guesthouse easily with a Tuc Tuc from downtown or you have a short Walk from The big temple.
The host did everything so We had a nice stay at mahishe cottage. I can recommend this guesthouse to evereyone who is going to visit Jaffna for some