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Pillaiyar Inn

31, Manipay Road, Jaffna, Jaffna, Sri Lanka (Show on map)

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"budget hotel, Location is good, staff very friendly and..."

  • Thambirajah, United Kingdom
  • January 20, 2015
  • Area: Jaffna
  • Rooms : 35
  • Free Wi-Fi

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Room Types
Standard Room Air Conditioning
Standard Room A/C
Luxury Room A/C
Luxury Room Air Conditioning
Family Room Air Conditioning
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Features of Pillaiyar Inn

24-hour front desk

24-hour room service

airport transfer



bicycle rental

business center

car hire

car park

coffee shop


currency exchange

executive floor

express check-in/check-out

facilities for disabled guests

family room

laundry service



luggage storage

meeting facilities


pets allowed


room service

safety deposit boxes

shared kitchen

shared lounge/TV area


shuttle service

smoking area


Sports and Recreation

children's playground

games room


hot tub



free Wi-Fi in all rooms

Wi-Fi in public areas


car park

valet parking


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Whether you're a tourist or traveling on business, Pillaiyar Inn is a great choice for accommodation when visiting Jaffna. Only 1Km from the city center, the hotel's strategic location ensures that guests can quickly and easily reach many local points of interest. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

The facilities and services provided by Pillaiyar Inn ensure a pleasant stay for guests. For the comfort and convenience of guests, the hotel offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour front desk, 24-hour room service, facilities for disabled guests, express check-in/check-out.

Step into one of 35 inviting rooms and escape the stresses of the day with a wide range of amenities such as internet access – wireless, internet access – wireless (complimentary), non smoking rooms, air conditioning, wake-up service which can be found in some rooms. The hotel offers wonderful recreational facilities such as hot tub, children's playground, garden, karaoke, games room to make your stay truly unforgettable. Pillaiyar Inn is an ideal place of stay for travelers seeking charm, comfort and convenience in Jaffna.
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Children and extra beds:
Children 0-7 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room policy for more details.

When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Airport Transfer Fee
10 USD

Breakfast Charge (when not included in room rate)

Check-In From
02:00 PM

Check-Out Until
12:00 PM

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Reception Open Until
12:00 PM

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Thambirajah U. Couples United Kingdom, January 20, 2015
very basic hotel

budget hotel, Location is good, staff very friendly and helpful
Three adult members of my family stayed at this hotel for four nights in Jan 2015.It served our purpose because we needed the hotel to sleep in the nights and we were fully occupied during day time outside hotel and also the location suited us well. One of the cheapest hotel you can get in Jaffna but that does not mean that it is good value for your money you pay. Like all other hotels in Srilanka is over priced compared to the other hotels we have stayed in other parts of the world. Mind you we stayed in the 'luxury' rooms. There is no question about daily linen changing or room cleaning unless you demand for it. You may find the same person who cleaned your room toilet will be serving your meals downstairs later on. Majority of the staff including the managers are untrained and unskilled in their jobs, but all are hard working and wants to satisfy the customers. If I visit Jaffna again I probably will stay at this hotel again just because I originated from Jaffna several decades ago and I believe that this hotel and other hotels in Jaffna will eventually will rise up to the international standards. My best wishes for this hotel survive and flourish in future.
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Darren T. Solo travelers Australia, November 25, 2014
Great City - Hotel needs some work

Bar being established at rear of hotel
Rocked up late, very busy with conference. Tired hungry. Staff not very good english. Put on 3rd of 4 floors. Just recently finished, pretty poor workmanship. Could not get WiFi and staff couldn't help us. Went out to bar out back which is just being set up. Staff great here and shocked by our presence, went out of there way to make us comfortable. City is just coming out of pretty tough times. Second night were moved to 2nd floor which was a lot better. Had someone there that sorted Wifi out. Lovely people but in this area they are well behind rest of Sri Lanka in all areas. But thats also what made the efforts to get there well worth it. Don;t miss Jaffna if you have time(particularly walk around residential areas to see the great number of houses.mansions abandoned - eerie). In a few years its going to be a great tourist destination which may be bad. Hotel worst we stayed at in Sri Lanka and definitely not best in Jaffna, found a couple of others close by that were excellent - owners pretty switched on. And its exciting times for Jaffna. But would not recommend you stay here if you like comfortable and clean rooms - but it will improve no doubt.
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Amit S. Families with young children India, November 21, 2014
Good location poor infrastructure

Location, decent food
It was not a pleasant stay. The hotel has no restuarant. Wash room was clean but No hot water in the wash room, rooms are very small, rooms stinks, followed up many times to get the house keeping done. The food was ok but service time was too much. I guess too much for the price they are charging.
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Abhaya P. Solo travelers United States of America, October 29, 2014
value for money but some issues

It a nice convenient place in jaffna town the rooms are new no rays or vermin. noisy location. Internet did not work in the 3 rd floor but the 4G worked well. The menu is not fully Available but is ta
Good. Need to get the Internet fixed. Rooms are clean and amenities work
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John N. Solo travelers United Kingdom, October 29, 2014
Mixed feelings about this hotel

Good sized cleaan room with a comfortable bed, nice bathroom and satellite TV. Friendly young boy at reception was very helpful. Breakfast was good.
Pleased to say that the room was the best thing about this hotel. It was fairly large, clean and comfortable with a good bathroom. Sliding glass doors opened out onto a balcony which was not private but no one else was around. The slimline TV had a good range of satellite channels including several in English. The wi fi signal was a disappointment and internet connection too slow to be any good. The staff were a mixed bag of people including an elderly incompetent manager, friendly waiters who were extremely slow to bring things and a helpful young boy at reception called Kadjan who was the best of the lot. The location is not great and little in the way of restaurants etc nearby. Town centre is a trishaw ride away. Worst of all, loud music coming from a shop near the hotel starts up at 5.30am Had a comfortable stay here but wouldn`t choose to come to this hotel next time.
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Aruna A. Business travelers Germany, October 27, 2014
So ugly hotel i have ever seen
It is not a hotel it is please not promote this place
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Janeshwari W. Groups Sri Lanka, July 29, 2014

food rest and metropolitan
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Sarah C. Couples United Kingdom, July 18, 2014

Clean, central, friendly staff
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Michael B. Groups Australia, June 29, 2014

Food, friendly, clean
Had one of the luxury rooms. It was a pleasant stay. Fairly average - nothing bad, but nothing amazing. The food was impressive, but the staff seemed constantly confused.
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Kanapathippillai S. Solo travelers Canada, June 18, 2014
Family - Friendly

Overall - the stay is average for its location
Stay was reasonable. Water pressure in the washroom was low, probably due to frequent calcium deposit. Accessibilty to upper floors are via stairs and is inconvenient for travellers including hadicapped people, specifically when checking-in and checking-out with heavy luggages. Room lighting is insufficient, specially in the washroom infront of the sink. Noise from adjoining buildings is an issue.
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