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Gnanams Hotel
Ranked #24 of 51 Jaffna B&B and Inns
Reviewed February 25, 2013

After a 30 years war they came to a good position as jaffna people but hotels need more improvements. Rooms are specious but the bathroom is old and water pressure is low as well as smelly to. ordinary Tamil food for the breakfast such as "Thosai, Waddai, itley etc". The place is small and the working people is friendly. They don't provide turn down services at the end of the day.

Room Tip: Down floor rooms are easy (108, 109)
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Rajasekara
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Reviewed February 21, 2013

This is a fairly large business mans hotel in the centre of Jaffna. The rooms are quite large though basic. We found they were dark because they have permanently drawn curtains and the bathroom although fully functional was very narrow and pokey. We were there 7th and 8th January 2013 when unfortunately the monsoon returned with a vengence. The only sitting area seemed to be in the courtyard outside. The restaraunt was again very basic but the food quite good. During our visit I had a minor accident away from the hotel and we found the staff very dilligent in the help they offered to us. The front desk were very helpful in arranging transport for us during our stay, and also for our onward journey, which was also effected by awful weather, but they kept in touch with us and our driver all day to ensure we were left safely at a hastily rearranged destination.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Barbara M
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Reviewed December 24, 2012

A good budget hotel in the centre of Jaffna close to bus station/clean room & bathroom/fridge/cable tv/aircon/fan/room cleaned and bedding changed every day/staff helpful/restruant/tours can be arranged just ask for Rajan at reception/only down side no internet as advertised not the staff’s fault just a tight fisted owner and boy is the net cheap in Sri Lanka !!
We will be comming back a great stay also not touristy yet

Room Tip: on the ground floor not too many stairs to climb
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank 29OAK
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Reviewed July 7, 2012

My friends and I managed to attain rooms upon arrival with no prior booking. The front desk was very helpful and showed us to our rooms immediately. The rooms were clean and the bathrooms were also satisfactory. Overall, good value and pleasant stay! The restaurant curry (crab and prawn) and seafood fried rice were delicious. The staff at the restaurant still need to be better trained about the items on the menu and availability of food however, they were always very friendly and helpful despite, small shortcomings. Just a five minute walk from Jaffna town. I would definitely recommend for a low budget trip with value for money!

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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1  Thank teedemel
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Reviewed July 5, 2012

The front desk staff welcomed us with a smile and was very helpful. Since we had not booked the rooms prior they took us to show the rooms and we were impressed with the cost for a double room.

We checked in straight away and had dinner at the hotel restaurant. The staff was slightly confused as most of them were new and still getting into the groove of service. The senior manager attended to us straight away and even though the food took slightly long to arrive, when it did we were satisfied with the food.

The rooms are spacious and clean. They do provide towels, a mini fridge, a small cupboard, air conditioning, a table and space to keep luggage.

A must try is the Jaffna crab curry and the Jaffna prawn curry. The lemon juice and orange juice is fresh and lovely.

On the day we were leaving we requested for a very late check out and we were just asked to pay for half a double room for that day. Which was affordable and what we hoped for as well.

We will most definitely stay here the next time we visit Jaffna.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 6, 2012

We had arranged a buffet dinner set up for 20 persons. The food was excellent. Typical Jaffna type curries with pittu and stringhoppers were offered at a very reasonable price. It was so very good that we went back the second night of our stay for a buffet dinner again.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with friends
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5  Thank mysvar
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Reviewed April 15, 2012

we stayed at this hotel from 12-14th April. there were peep holes in the toilets which was very scary. we stayed at R/No 105 and 106.. they both had tiney holes . food was good. resturant staff
was friendly but not others.
we asked for family rooms. but the rooms had 2 single beds only.

Room Tip: do not take the down stairs rooms
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  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with family
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4  Thank shanika t
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Additional Information about Gnanams Hotel

Address: Clock Tower Road, Jaffna 40000, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Northern Province > Jaffna
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Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
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Ranked #24 of 51 B&Bs / Inns in Jaffna
Price Range: $24 - $43 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Gnanams Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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