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“Clean rooms and pleasant hotel”
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Hotel Lux Etoiles
Ranked #16 of 45 Jaffna B&B and Inns
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Clean rooms and pleasant hotel”
Reviewed June 30, 2013

In terms of the local standards of hotels in Jaffna, this hotel is comparable. the better cleanliness probably tips this hotel in favour of the others. It is equipped with excellent staff and good air conditioning but be aware that the power could cut out. The hotel do have a generator for those instances but you have to tell them. The location is reasonably close to the centre and price Is moderate to expensive. The food of good local standard. The staff do go out f their way to help. I can see this hotel is being extended and once this is complete, then it should be even better.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed April 19, 2013

A nice place, a bit out of town, but very close to Nallur Kovil.

Rooms are decent and comfortable with good quality furniture. iIt's more a house now converted and expanding to take in more rooms. There is a pool but is outside the hotel premises and has to be accessed along the lane (Chetty street lane). Once the balance construction is over, it will be in a single premises. Toilets are clean and so is the bedding.

The room we got was a triple, which was spacious, but our parents got a double room, which was very small. Too small if you are a family and travelling with kids.

The staff are very nice and accomadative, especially Mr Krishnan and Raman.

Food can be rated as average, but very generous with portions. Had to be ordered in advance though which was a bit disappointing.

Good for those are visiting for quick stay esp fr business or worship at the Kovil. If you are looking to relax and leisure tour, may not be the place.

Room Tip: The triple rooms are spacious. Room 104 is next to the Drivers area and hence can be a bit "noi...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Sri Lanka
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Reviewed April 18, 2013

Stayed at Lux from April 09-11, 2013.
Although the Rooms and Bathrooms were small they were clean. I was accommodated in a 'suite' with 2 rooms and baths, so it was comfortable.

I looked forward to traditional Jaffna food, but due to time constraints, had only one such meal which was good. Their pizzas are quite good and are made with good mozzarella - loved the mushroom and cheese. I also enjoyed the veg club sandwich.

Looking forward to revisiting when the hotel is upgraded with new rooms which are now under construction.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed March 9, 2013

We stayed here for 2 days while at Jaffna. Rooms were small but clean, and staff friendly. They are constructing a new wing, perhaps they will have nicer rooms there.

The food at the restaurant was a bit disappointing and had to be ordered ahead of time.

Room Tip: No lifts here, but a room on the 2nd or 3rd level should be OK.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed February 27, 2013

We had a great experience staying at Hotel Lux Etoiles, the staff were very accommodating, particularly when it came to organising transport for us to Dambulla and providing us with information on places to go in Jaffna. We also enjoyed some fabulous home made curries which were a real highlight of our stay. It was a great place to base ourselves for a few days while we explored Jaffna and the peninsula. We would highly recommend Hotel Lux Etoiles and Jaffna to anyone coming to Sri Lanka.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 21, 2013

ThIs is a more expensive hotel with a good pool for relaxing and all the facilities you could need. Rooms are spotless and well looked after. Staff are genuinely concerned that you enjoy your stay and holiday.They are very helpful. Hotel 's own generator overcomes frequent power cuts in Jaffna. Food is very good. Sunday the pool is full of 'outsiders' ; it is empty the rest of the week.

The super deluxe rooms in the new wing are expensive, but worth it with windows that open to outside and small balconies. Other rooms are small or have no windows to the outside (they look out on closed passageways or corridors - not good if you like fresh air. I would avoid them for the price. Room 10 in the old building is big, more private and has big windows looking on a private corridor no one can access.

The quality of hotels in Jaffna is not good if you have been travelling in tourist Sri Lanka in the south. Lux is probably one of the best you will find if you have the super deluxe rooms. Just make very sure when you book that super deluxe is what you will be given. We had some confusion with what we thought we had booked and had a room in the old building- a disappointment.

Nonetheless, the hotel gave us a deluxe room, number10, at the lower standard rate for our stay of
six days and they were very apologetic about the mistake and did their best to look after us.

The hotel location is in a quiet interesting residential area very close to the huge Nallur Temple. It was easy to get in and out of town and well positioned for quiet walks and restaurants and temple life.

Room Tip: Go for the super deluxe in the new wing. They are really superior and worth the price.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Alnwick, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 7, 2013

Hotel Lux Etoiles is situated in a peaceful, residential lane in Jaffna where it is safe to walk around and the splendid temple is only a 5 minute walk away. The swimming pool adjacent to the hotel is superb - a "serious" pool for swimming unlike some of the tiny pools found in other tourist places. Nothing was too much trouble for the friendly staff of this hotel. They went out of their way to look after us and provide whatever was asked for. The food was a great delight - well prepared true Jaffna cuisine. We thoroughly enjoyed every meal including local style breakfasts and dinners. Another great advantage of the Lux Etoiles is its wi-fi facility, which is highly efficient and freely available in the reception area. No hotel is perfect and here the dining room is rather dark but that did not spoil a most enjoyable stay. Excellent service was provided throughout our 5 days there.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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Property: Hotel Lux Etoiles
Address: No 34, Chetty Street Lane | Nallur, Jaffna 021, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Northern Province > Jaffna
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 45 B&Bs / Inns in Jaffna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Lux Etoiles 2*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the heart of Jaffna Penusila Hotel Lux Etoiles......you'll feel that you are in your own paradise on your vacation...the clean and hygienic hotel run by a French man.....traditional Jaffna good served in ancient style.... ... more   less 
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