Hotel Green Grass

No. 33, Aseervatham Lane,Hospital Road, Chundikuli, Jaffna, Sri Lanka, 40000 - See map
2.5-star Hotel
Free Wi-Fi
6.9
Good
/10
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Breakfast4
Food & Dining3
Housekeeping2
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Very good service
7.1 rating for service
Good comfort
6.5 room quality and comfort
Good cleanliness
6.2 rating for cleanliness
Good facilities on premise
6.2 facilities on premise

Food at restraunt fabulous and buffet breakfast at their sister hotel was a highlight of our stay.

nicolette | February 3, 2018

Breakfast Buffet is excellent with varieties of Traditional Jaffna dishes and desserts.

Amirthalingam | October 28, 2019

The room was adequate, pool was good, location was ideal as so close to train station.

elizabeth | April 21, 2017

No wonder the restaurant and the outdoor bar/dining area were quite full each day.

ANJULA | November 7, 2018

The hotel restaurant seems to be popular among locals.

Samuel | October 31, 2019

I reckon because food is good with a decent price.

Samuel | October 31, 2019

  • Airport transfer

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Balcony/terrace

Cheaper than 96% of all properties in Jaffna in the last 24 hoursCompared to 113 Jaffna properties at Agoda for various dates
Value for money6.6
Distance to city center1 km
Location rating7.9

Rooms available at Hotel Green Grass

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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Garden view
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  • Room size: 75 m²/807 ft²
  • 2 queen beds
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Garden view
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            Frequently asked questions

            What time is check-in and check-out at Hotel Green Grass?

            Check-in is from 11:30 AM, and check-out is until 10:30 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

            How do I get to Hotel Green Grass?

            Hotel Green Grass is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 36 USD. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at Hotel Green Grass also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hotel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Hotel Green Grass has a car park on site, as well as additional parking nearby if the first car park is full. Parking is free for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Jaffna with private transportation, the hotel can arrange car rental for you.

            What is the smoking policy at Hotel Green Grass?

            Hotel Green Grass does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

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            What people love about Hotel Green Grass

            • 8.4
              Excellent

              "The food was simply fantastic."

              ANJULA

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              November 7, 2018

            • 9.6
              Exceptional

              "Really enjoyed the stay well."

              Amirthalingam

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              October 28, 2019

            • 9.2
              Exceptional

              "(buffet), lots of choices."

              Samuel

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              October 31, 2019

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            Overall rating:
            6.9
            Good
            333 reviews
            Cleanliness
            6.2
            Facilities
            6.2
            Location
            7.9
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            What travelers say they love:
            Staff are quite attentive and helpful.
            Samuel from Canada
            Solo traveler
            More about Hotel Green Grass

            More about Hotel Green Grass

            When visiting Jaffna, you'll feel right at home at Hotel Green Grass, which offers quality accommodation and great service. Set 1 km from the excitement of the city, this 2.5-star hotel commands an excellent location and provides access to the city's biggest attractions. For sightseeing options and local attractions, one need not look far as the hotel enjoys close proximity to Maruthanamadam Anjaneyar Temple.

            Offering hotel guests superior services and a broad range of amenities, Hotel Green Grass is committed to ensuring that your stay is as comfortable as possible. A selection of top-class facilities such as free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour front desk, facilities for disabled guests, express check-in/check-out, Wi-Fi in public areas can be enjoyed at the hotel.

            Step into one of 28 inviting rooms and escape the stresses of the day with a wide range of amenities such as television LCD/plasma screen, internet access – wireless, internet access – wireless (complimentary), non smoking rooms, air conditioning which can be found in some rooms. The hotel offers an excellent variety of recreational facilities, including outdoor pool, pool (kids), billiards, garden, karaoke. Superb facilities and an excellent location make the Hotel Green Grass the perfect base from which to enjoy your stay in Jaffna.

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            Most talked about facilities

            Food & Dining
            15 mentions
            Breakfast
            7 mentions
            Swimming Pool
            6 mentions
            Housekeeping
            3 mentions

            What they offer

            9.2
            Exceptional

            "Outside garden bar is fantastic."

            Navindra

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            July 20, 2019

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            Food and dining

            Breakfast options

            Continental
            Vegetarian

            Restaurants on site

            Restaurant #1
            Cuisine:American, Asian, Indian
            Menu:Buffet, A-la-carte
            THE VALAMPURI RESTAURENT
            Cuisine:Chinese, Indian, Seafood
            Menu:Buffet, A-la-carte

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            Reviews of Hotel Green Grass from real guests

            Overall rating
            6.9
            Good
            From 333 reviews
            7.9Location
            7.4Service
            7.0Food and dining
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            Cleanliness6.2
            Facilities6.2
            Location7.9
            Room comfort and quality6.5
            Service7.1
            Value for money6.6
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            9.2
            Exceptional
            Navindra from Sri Lanka
            Business traveler
            Standard Plus
            Stayed 1 night in July 2019

            Had a good time”

            Very connivance to reach from Jaffna Railway station. Green Grass even sent a golfcart to pick up and drop off. Staffs were very friendly and supportive. Food is tasty. Outside garden bar is fantastic.

            Reviewed July 20, 2019
            8.0
            Excellent
            Frederik from Belgium
            Solo traveler
            Standard Room
            Stayed 3 nights in April 2019

            Family hotel with the feeling of a chain”

            What I liked? Good wifi, spacious room, friendly staff, great on-site restaurant, good breakfast Less positive: whatever you need you have to ask and very clearly (new towel, cleaning room once in four days, a sheet for the bed), room had a clear smell, one morning water in the shower smelled like chlorine to an extent the whole room smelled like a swimming pool

            Reviewed April 11, 2019
            8.3
            Excellent
            Ishan from Sri Lanka
            Business traveler
            Standard Plus
            Stayed 4 nights in June 2015

            Nice modern room and great food”

            Room, view, food

            I was there on business. After the meetings, I'd return to the hotel around 4.30 and relax. The view was excellent. The Aircon was new and cool. The TV had some English channels. Ordered room service every night. The portions are huge and great value for money. Had a few pre-dinner drinks. The service was very good after a bit of a shaky start due to lack of staff. The breakfast was excellent. It was some of the best South Indian food I had ever had. All in all, it is definitely the place I will stay at when I visit Jaffna next.

            Reviewed August 20, 2015
            8.4
            Excellent
            ANJULA from Australia
            Business traveler
            Standard Room
            Stayed 4 nights in October 2018

            Great food!”

            The food was simply fantastic. No wonder the restaurant and the outdoor bar/dining area were quite full each day. I had a Hydrabadi Biryani, Moghlai Biryani, Seafood Nasigoreng and some Jaffna curries. I am not much into Vegetarian food, so this was amazing. Staff were also very helpful and responsive. Wasn't too happy with the room, but other things made up for it.

            Reviewed November 07, 2018
            4.4
            Niruba from Sri Lanka
            Business traveler
            Standard Room
            Stayed 2 nights in August 2018

            This hotel is no value for money ”

            In general in Jaffna everything is overpriced and so is this hotel. Especially their standard room (which is part of Valampuri hotel). Never book these rooms - they are so dingy and musty. These rooms are adjoining a drivers quarters and it doesn't have a phone to get to the staff. The day we went there was no water and we had to wait for half hour or more for the water supply. The same thing happened the next day too. When we checked out they charged more than what was quoted for the rooms and thankfully we checked it and rectified. If you can find a decent place for the same price go for it.

            Reviewed September 19, 2018
            5.2
            nicolette from Australia
            Family with teens
            Standard Room
            Stayed 5 nights in January 2018

            tired old hotel”

            This hotel is very tired and old. Not very clean. Staff did their best but very slow times and lots of confusion over laundry payment and bookings. Food at restraunt fabulous and buffet breakfast at their sister hotel was a highlight of our stay.

            Reviewed February 03, 2018
            6.8
            Good
            NESARAJAH from Malaysia
            Couple
            Standard Plus
            Stayed 3 nights in January 2017

            Beware of Paying for Luxury room and getting a Standard room”

            The place to go for Jaffna food in Jaffna.Lack of a lift is a serious drawback.Friendly staff.Needs refurbishment.Warned about the Hotels tendency to pass off standard rooms as Luxury rooms and took a printout of what was offered as a Luxury room at the time of booking.Room was changed as what was offered at the time of booking.

            Reviewed January 28, 2017
            8.4
            Excellent
            Steffen from Sri Lanka
            Family with teens
            Standard Room
            Stayed 3 nights in August 2016

            Good value for the money”

            +: Location next to the station, take and drop for free. Staff is helpful and friendly. Got a breakfast packet after request, our train went early in the morning. Swimming pool, highlight for our child. Restaurant in the court, beer available. Rich breakfast buffet. Good value for the money. -: Small room (3-bed standard, old building), but ok. Little bit noisy in the morning, room was located over the kitchen. Room need some paint, bathroom new tiles. Cleaness should be improved.

            Reviewed August 29, 2016
            7.0
            Very good
            Jayasingham from Australia
            Business traveler
            Standard Plus
            Stayed 2 nights in February 2016

            Need to rectify issues!”

            Very friendly and helpful staff . Very clean good rooms.

            They put me up in their new wing stcValampuri Hotel. Beautiful room with an excellent toilet facility. That's where it stops. You had ring so many times to get anything done. The worked at the reception and all the other staff were exceptionally lovely. My feeling is that these staff are so overworked by the management they can't even look after the guess. I had to ring them so many time for anything done. They need to watch for food hygiene

            Reviewed February 22, 2016
            2.8
            Sathiapama from Australia
            Solo traveler
            Standard Plus
            Stayed 1 night in February 2016

            Not a good place at all”

            Very disappointed. As there is no wi fi and no pick up from the station. Very difficult to communicate with reception staff. Food is awful. Took one hour to serve. Breakfast not much variety. Not even coconut sambal and sothie (coconut gravy). Breakfast was not ready at 7am. Made me to wait for it.

            Reviewed February 08, 2016
            6.3
            Good
            John from Australia
            Solo traveler
            Standard Room
            Stayed 2 nights in July 2015

            Jaffna rebuilding”

            Location Breakfast The Waiters

            Unfortunately the hotel is going through a rebuilding phase and this caused some problems with noise, dangerous walkways with wet paths and a general lack of care with me as a guest. I got put out in the old building and this was Ok as I was dead tired from the train journey from Colombo. Breakfasts were good, with variety and quantity. I would like to go back to this hotel when the rebuilding has been complete.

            Reviewed August 28, 2015
            8.7
            Excellent
            Michael from United States
            Couple
            Stayed 2 nights in July 2015

            Jaffna new wing”

            The rooms in the new wing, the food, the staff

            Staff had poor understanding of English, especially an issue with room service, no towels was a constant issue, drinks delivered warm, long delays in responding, but the new rooms are awesome and the location is great if you want town center

            Reviewed July 19, 2015
            8.0
            Excellent
            KARL from United Kingdom
            Couple
            Standard Plus
            Stayed 3 nights in July 2015

            Great location, great staff, good food”

            Location, staff, food

            Arrived by train and you could see the hotel from the station, we where picked up by the hotel golf buggy but could have walked in a couple of minutes. Had a free upgrade to one of the deluxe rooms in the new wing. Really comfortable with lovely views from the balcony. Included buffet breakfast was ok, lots of local food but with some tasty bread to toast, butter and jam. We ate all our meals in the hotel and the food was good and cheap, really big portions on most things. Popular restaurant with locals as well so the only thing was that the food was quite slow to be served. The staff where helpful and friendly and we used them to book a days car hire and a couple of hours in a tuk tuk. The day's car hire was especially good value. They do have a decent sized pool which we didn't get chance to use, not many sunbirds though. Over all a pleasant stay and we would definitely stay here again if we ever return to Jaffna.

            Reviewed July 08, 2015
            8.3
            Excellent
            Hashethra from Canada
            Couple
            Standard Room
            Stayed 2 nights in February 2014

            Great food and friendly staff”

            Food, friendly, good location

            I went to Jaffna with my family in Feb 2014 and chose to stay at this hotel as it was recommended to us. The hotel served great food and the staff were really friendly. The hotel room was really basic which is what we expected.

            Reviewed February 26, 2015
            4.0
            Maurice from Netherlands
            Couple
            Standard Room
            Stayed 2 nights in July 2014

            Very basic hotel, not clean, rundown, overpriced”

            Dinners (all kinds of styles of food), location

            We've stayed at this hotel for 2 nights. In general it's a bit rundown and rooms are small and smelly and not clean. Too much furniture as well in such a small place. The beds have thin matrasses and thus uncomfortable. The airconditioning is working fine without too much noise. The bathroom is tiny, but has a hot and cold shower. The outside area and pool are more like a playground for the locals and their children, so for guests is doesn't feel like you're welcome. At times it can very noisy. This is a shame because the food is excellent, cheap and the menu shows Indian style food, Sri Lankan style food, Chinese style food, Jaffna style food and European style food. Lots to choose from. The WiFi connection in the rooms is bad, but better in the outside area downstairs. The staff is friendly and helpful. Although on some websites advertised as a 3-star hotel we think it's not more than a 1-star hotel. Therefor it's overpriced. We think is not worth more than 3000 rupees per night (about € 20,-). For young backpackers/budget travellers this hotel is perfect (when management lowers the room rates). The hotel has a perfect location near the town centre and provides a tuktuk service. It's next to Jaffna train station, which will be finished in October 2014. Currently they're building a new block with rooms, so it will be even busier then it already is. Note: Jaffna is Hindu orientated, so it has a different vibe then other Sri Lankan cities and towns. People here do not care about hygiene and environment, so basically nothing is clean (not in hotels, not in restaurants, etc) and there's lots of trash on the streets and in public areas. Room Tip: Ask for a room on the 2nd floor, so the noise from the outside area is less.

            Reviewed July 29, 2014
            9.3
            Exceptional
            Suppiah from United States
            Solo traveler
            Standard Plus
            Stayed 5 nights in April 2014

            Central location, curteous staff good brrakfast ”

            wifi works, great breakfast nice staff. thank you Mr. thanusan and Kaveeskar. centrally located, wake up calls, tranportation to local interests availlable. value for the money

            Value for the monry great service WIFI works ,good breakfast , nice and kind staff, wake up calls, transportion to local interst can be arranged via the hotel. I liked this hotel. Thank you Mr. Thanuasan Mr. Kaveeskar. You did a fsntastic job in the Hotel Cafe.

            Reviewed April 12, 2014
            8.3
            Excellent
            Kumara from Sri Lanka
            Solo traveler
            Standard Room
            Stayed 3 nights in October 2013

            Affordable and very good accomodation in Jaffna”

            Located in a quite sourrounding, friendly and attentive staff

            Room was excellent but the shower was hopeless however had an enjoyable stay. Can not complain, you get the value for money. Restaurent possibly below normally expected standards however food is good and staff are humble and very nice.

            Reviewed November 01, 2013
            8.3
            Excellent
            Sandra from Australia
            Business traveler
            Standard Plus
            Stayed 3 nights in August 2013

            Made our stay effortless”

            Pool, airconditioned room and location

            With temperatures up to 40 degrees while we were in Jaffna, the Green Grass Hotel felt like an absolute oasis to come back to after a long day sightseeing. The pool was a welcome feature and well used, as was the air-conditioning! Room service staff were friendly and accommodating. Location was central with easy access to tuk tuks and pushbikes and only a few minutes from most of the central attractions that Jaffna has to offer. We had the full board option which was interesting but got a little boring after a few days. The resturant is dull and outside dining is small and hot with mozzies, however it appears that they are building a new outdoor area. Overall, this is a great choice to stay in Jaffna.

            Reviewed October 14, 2013
            8.0
            Excellent
            Penelope from Australia
            Couple
            Standard Plus
            Stayed 3 nights in July 2013

            Comfortable with great food”

            Food was excellent, service was very good, staff very helpful

            Had a wonderful 3 nights at Hotel Green Grass in Jaffna. Excellent food and helpful staff. They arranged transfers to Anuradhapura and trips around Jaffna. An excellent visit, would recommend to anyone.

            Reviewed July 26, 2013
            9.0
            Exceptional
            Indra from Malaysia
            Couple
            Standard Room
            Stayed 2 nights in February 2013

            Nice hotel with friendly people”

            Service with a smile

            It is a nice hotel and you get your moneys worth. The place is clean and the service is good. Only one problem is that at the resturant service is very slow. This can be improved. otherwise we enjoyed our stay in this hotel. Staff go out of the way to make you feel at home. Laundry is very cheap. Nice location.

            Reviewed February 07, 2013
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