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9.0

Excellent

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Exceptional location
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Popular landmarks
All Saints Anglican Church 2.21 km
Clock Tower 2.63 km
Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications 2.79 km
Galle National Museum 2.85 km
Galle Lighthouse 2.94 km
Dutch Reformed Church 2.95 km
Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct 3.24 km
Meera Mosque 3.29 km
Nearby landmarks
Mahamordara River 530 m
Richmond College 1.57 km
Rumana Gem international 1.59 km
Keysara Super Center 1.87 km
St. Aloysius College 2.06 km
Swarnamahal Jewelry 2.14 km
All Saints Anglican Church 2.21 km
Mahinda College 2.41 km
St. Joseph's Chapel 2.48 km
Cargills Food City / Galle 2.49 km
Jetwing Lighthouse

"We stayed here for 4 nights in March and loved the attention from staff, the peaceful location and the great food and pool."

Sashi - March 7, 2020

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Dadella Galle, Galle Beach, Galle, Sri Lanka, 80000 - See map
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Exceptional reputation
Recommended by 100% of guests
Excellent cleanliness
8.8 rating for cleanliness
Excellent facilities on premise
8.8 facilities on premise
Excellent comfort
8.8 room quality and comfort

Fantastic breakfast and our room had amazing views of the ocean.

Tina | January 18, 2020

This place is perfect for a family vacation.

Tina | January 18, 2020

  • Airport transfer

  • Private beach

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Hot tub

  • Sauna

Cheaper than 94% of all properties in Galle in the last 24 hoursCompared to 540 Galle properties at Agoda for various dates
Value for money8.2
Location rating9.0
Nearest airportKoggala Airport (KCT)
Distance to airport15.1 km

Rooms available at Jetwing Lighthouse

8.8
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Room comfort & quality
Superior Suite
Superior Suite
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  • Room size: 114 m²/1227 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed
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  • Room size: 114 m²/1227 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 1 king bed
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  • Room size: 60 m²/646 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 queen bed
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  • 9.2
    Exceptional

    "Hotel provide several excursion plan including whale watching and safari at Yale."

    Aoki

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    March 25, 2019

  • 9.2
    Exceptional
    Spaciousness

    "The hotel is very large and grand, about 10 mins by car/tuk tuk from Galle fort."

    Christine

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    November 19, 2018

  • 9.2
    Exceptional
    Bathroom

    "The bathroom area was huge, and could be closed off by rolling door."

    Christine

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    November 19, 2018

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8.7
Excellent
572 reviews
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Facilities
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More about Jetwing Lighthouse

With its rich, multiethnic background as a merchant, Jetwing Lighthouse boasts its perfect location embracing a rugged outcrop along the coastline just before the city center. Designed by Geoffrey Bawa, who is perhaps Sri Lanka’s greatest modern architect, this place has swimming pools, an outstanding spa, and a total of 63 rooms inclusive of three themed suites. Being the first luxury boutique hotel in Galle, Jetwing Lighthouse is proud to be member of the prestigious Small Luxury Hotels of the World. Located in the southwest corner of the island, Galle is a 146km drive from the Bandaranaike International Airport, also known as the largest city in the south and one of great significance in many ways. Galle is a wonderful blend of culture, history, beauty, tradition, and everything in between.

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What they offer

9.2
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"Closing the wooden door gave a huge area though, with bath, ..."

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Cuisine:International
Menu:Buffet, A-la-carte

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9.3
Exceptional
Steve from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 8 nights in May 2010

Jetwing Lighthouse Hotel”

Excellent service, great rooms. Pool facilities and beach area very good. All restaurants were excellent, especially the Cinnamon Room fine dining, which had an extensive wine list.
Lack of 'Theme' nights such as BBQ/Seafood etc. Also limited communication in terms of the buffet night which was changed from Saturday to Friday, so we missed it. We appreciate that it was 'Off-Season' and occupancy was low, so this may be the reason.

All in all the Lighthouse hotel was more than we expected. The level of service, quality and overall ambience was excellent. We were very well treated. The spa treatments were exceptionally good value. We chose the Lighthouse Hotel, with the need to completely relax following a very hectic six months, this was achieved and we have returned to work completely relaxed. The only downside of the Lighthouse Hotel is that with the exception of a few tours, there is very little to do in the town of Galle. This extends to a limited number of restaurants, most of which where in Galle Fort. We were expecting to have the option of dinning in the surrounding local area to sample and taste local cuisine, unfortunately this was not possible. Apart from this, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Jetwing Lighthouse, and would plan to visit again, probably at the end of a tour of Sri Lanka.

Reviewed June 10, 2010
9.2
Exceptional
Yue from China
Couple
Stayed 1 night in April 2016

Fantastic hotel with great view and service ”

Jetwing lighthouse was the best hotel we stayed in Srilanka. Although it is expensive for us, the quality, facilitates,service and view are very worth. We booked Delux room and the hotel upgrade it to honeymoon suite with congratulation cake and fruits inside. What superize us most is, the suite covers the whole corner of the floor we were and has another separated door. Our room is surrounded by the sea and swimming pool. The lighthouse is closed to Galle fort, train station and bus station. It serves best breakfast buffet and dinner. The only negative thing is, the sockets are not enough, particularly in the bathroom area.

Reviewed April 13, 2016
10.0
Exceptional
Justine from New Zealand
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in September 2012

Spectacular location, lovely rooms, great service”

Great views, spectacular views of Galle Beach, interesting rooms, great spa services

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Jetwing Lighthouse. Every room has a great view of the Indian Ocean. Walking distance from Galle Fort. Great Spa services. Lovely to relax in the afternoon on a lounger between the pool and the Indian Ocean. A 5 km Tuk Tuk ride to Unawatuna Beach, which is utterly beautiful & a little less wild for swimming than Galle Beach.

Reviewed September 17, 2012
10.0
Exceptional
Kurt from Canada
Couple
Stayed 1 night in August 2013

Perfect hotel and a perfect stay!”

The best thing about the hotel was the location, the service, and the food. See below for more details!

The Jetwing Lighthouse was an amazing hotel! From the moment we stepped through the door, my partner and I were treated like royalty. The beachfront location was beyond description and the building itself was spectacular. Our room overlooked the pool and the beach and was stunning. I have never slept in a bed so comfortable. The food was delicious, especially the Sri Lankan specialties off the menu (not to be missed!) and Robert Claesson personally made our anniversary unforgettable by giving us a solitary dining table under the stars. Thank you Robert! Our stay was perfect. We have no hesitation in recommending the Jetwing Lighthouse to anyone.

Reviewed July 04, 2014
8.8
Excellent
Georgia from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 5 nights in January 2017

An excellent choice”

Jetwing Lighthouse offers fine views, a good location, well-appointed rooms, many friendly and pleasant employees and an exceptionally good fine dining restaurant: the Cinnamon Room. This is not a place for those who are not reasonably fit because there are lights of stairs to climb everywhere and no lift to use as an alternative. The stairs are not steep and most have decent railings...unfortunately a few have no railings at all which makes them somewhat less good for older visitors. The bathroom is large and excellent with separate tub and shower. The views from our windows and our French doors was spectacular and the sunsets each night made the visit worth it in yet another way. Breakfast is buffet but several items are cooked to order. You can eat inside or out. The pool bar is excellent with Surangha always willing to go out of his way to get you anything you might want. The spa is also excellent with very good reasonably priced massages available.The two swimming pools are delightful to use on a hot day. And the great dining find is the second floor Cinnamon Room with its lovely gracious atmosphere, pleasant waiting staff and excellent food which would be at home in restaurants all over the world. The giant grilled prawns are exquisite! The wine list has some excellent reasonably priced wines. There are some ridiculously expensive ones, too, but you don't need to spend that type of money to have a good wine. It is to be recommended. I do not know why it is not more widely advertised as a good place to dine. All in all, this is an excellent hotel.

Reviewed January 29, 2017
9.7
Exceptional
Fang-I from United States
Group
Stayed 2 nights in November 2013

amazing hotel with great staff ”

beach, beach, beach!

we had an amazing tie at Jetwing Lighthouse and it really made our Galle experience so much better, the staff were so friendly and attentive, the General Manager even came to say hi to us during dinner and had chats. This place is luxury but makes people feel right at home.

Reviewed November 27, 2013
10.0
Exceptional
Xiangjun from China
Group
Stayed 2 nights in April 2011

Great Resort”

beatiful beach, great food

It's an absolutely wonderful experience staying at Jetwing Lighthouse. The hotel is located right next to the beach where you can watch the sunset. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The food is amazing and every meal is a delight. There are two pools in the hotel, a tennis court and a gym which is alway quite vacant as there're just so many things to do!! The Spa is also a plus and their signature treatment "Marma" which includes the traditional Ayuveda massage is something you can't miss. Rooms are new and the balcony is always a great place for reading or just chilling

Reviewed April 25, 2011
9.2
Exceptional
Christine from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 1 night in November 2018

Beautiful location, and gorgeous room”

We booked the morning we arrived, for a very special price. The hotel is very large and grand, about 10 mins by car/tuk tuk from Galle fort. Our room was ready, and really great. Lovely colonial wooden shutters. The bathroom area was huge, and could be closed off by rolling door. This was needed as the toilet area had a see through glass door, which Had gaps top and bottom. Closing the wooden door gave a huge area though, with bath, and seperate shower area. The best bit for us, was the pool at sunset, right by the beach, swimming as the sun went down. Perfect! We were woken at 4am by a huge procession on the road outside, with loud drum music . Quite fun to watch, and not the hotels fault they came back again at 5am too. So left quite tired. Amazing breakfast buffet , we sat outside looking at the sea. Lovely hotel, not sure we would have the budget at full price, but good at £107 inc taxes! Great deal, thanks Agoda

Reviewed November 19, 2018

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking a moment of your time to post this wonderful review of Jetwing Lighthouse. We are truly pleased in knowing that you have enjoyed your room, view, pool and our breakfast buffet offered. Once again, thank you ever so much for your high recommendation and we hope to have the pleasure of seeing you again soon for yet another relaxing and memorable vacation. Ayubowan! (May you live long) PRIYANTHIKA WIJENAIKE General Manager Jetwing Lighthouse

Responded November 05, 2019
Jetwing Lighthouse
9.0
Exceptional
Lora from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 5 nights in February 2011

A brilliant hotel with friendly staff”

Location, size of rooms, food, views

We stayed in the Jetwing Lighthouse Hotel for 5 nights and had a fantastic time. The hotel itself is beautiful with spacious resturants, bars and sunbathing areas. The food was great with lots of choice and was inexpensive. We particularly liked the seafood nights where you picked fresh fish to be cooked on a BBQ, it waas delicious. We stayed in a deluxe room which was very clean, spacious and well furnished. The evening turndown service and fresh flowers were lovely touches. Overall, a very relaxing place to stay with great rooms, food and staff - highly recommended!

Reviewed February 19, 2011
9.7
Exceptional
liu from China
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in June 2010

Fantabulous!”

amazing view, nice service
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the hotel located outside of Galle Ford(about 5mins tutu drive).each room facing towards the sea, which is sooooo amazing, u can fall asleep in the sound of the water hitting the coast,totally relaxing. nice staff,always say hi n smile at u from the bottom of their hearts.clean,neat room with kingsize bed...everything just so wonderful back in the JW lighthouse. if i ever go to Sri lanka again,i'll definitely choose Jet Wing again! (unhappy expierence: 5 times of electricity failure in the second night.)

Reviewed June 12, 2010
10.0
Exceptional
PITAMBER from India
Couple
Stayed 3 nights in October 2008

the power of the sea”

wonderful views and incredible rooms
The hotel itself is wonderful. However, if you like to swim on a beach and want a beach front hotel this is not the one for you. The nearest swimming beaches are 5 km away in one direction and about 30 km in the other.

Galle was our last stop on our trip to Sri Lanka and our three nights at the Lighthouse were wonderful. I am a huge Geoffrey Bawa fan (the architect) and here one can see his mastery at play again. View corridors and shifting axes all through the property are wonderfully powerful and subtle where they need to be. The rooms were great - bathrooms opening up into the room to let in the views and natural light. The food was spectacular (contrary to previous advice from other travelers) and the breakfasts in the morning next to the crashing waves of the rocks was wonderful. All in all, a great place to stay.

Reviewed November 01, 2008
9.2
Exceptional
Roy
Family with young children
Theme Suite
Stayed 2 nights in January 2019

Tropical Architecture and great service”

The Jetwing Lighthouse is not the newest hotel, but the combination of its great architecture and how it blends into location so well make it feel very contemporary and welcoming (more so that some more modern hotels). We had an ocean view and you could always hear the waves which was wonderful alongside the really warm and efficient service we received throughout the trip. One final thing, the pool was great too.

Reviewed January 19, 2019

Dear Mr. Roy, We are truly delighted upon reading your review and knowing you enjoyed a wonderful vacation us. Thank you for your kind words towards the architecture and the atmosphere of the resort, pool and most of all towards the efficient service you have received throughout your stay. We have shared your kind words with the entire team as it is rather motivating in knowing of encouraging words such as yours. Having enjoyed a wonderful vacation with us we hope to have the pleasure of seeing you again soon. Ayubowan! (May you live long) PRIYANTHIKA WIJENAIKE General Manager Jetwing Lighthouse

Responded February 13, 2019
Jetwing Lighthouse
10.0
Exceptional
Stephen from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 1 night in December 2012

Simply amazing!”

Great food, lovely Coats of Arms bar and brilliant staff

We were travelling around Sri Lanka and decided to stay in Galle for a night. Booked this through a flash deal and therefore got an excellent price. Our stay here could not have been more perfect. From the reception to the beautiful room to the very tasty buffet, all our needs were catered for. Would recommend everyone to stay here if they have the time and money.

Reviewed December 26, 2012
9.3
Exceptional
Luigi from Italy
Group
Stayed 2 nights in October 2012

One of my favourite in Down South Sri Lanka”

quick to reach from Colombo, architecture blending perfectly with location, scenic, beautiful

very close to galle, a town full of history and traces of the duch colonial empire (the fort is a must visit). hotel is located right on the sea shore, elevated with lovely view. rooms are excellent, service and kindness of the crew is of the best sri lankan standards. very nice spa and pool amid palms and a huge green garden overlooking the beach. dining is of good quality as well. the architecture of the hotel is also very particular (one of jeffrey bava's designed hotels)

Reviewed October 17, 2012
10.0
Exceptional
TAHA from Saudi Arabia
Family with young children
Stayed 7 nights in April 2012

Lovely hotel and service with a smile everywhere”

Excellent food. Administration, Front Desk assistant manager and G Manager are very cooperative.

My stay was for 7 nights. It was the 7th hotel to stay in SriLanka. The front desk assistant manager was very friendly and helpful in cheking in and out and also in showing us around. All the staff was great and lovely whereever you go. The food was excellent. The people who are working in the resturant are very cooperative. The Deluxe room which I stayed in was clean. You can see the ocean as if you down near the beach. The Hotel has 2 swimming pool, one of them is near the beach. The beach is rough and not suitable for swimming. 2 days before my end of stay I was generously offered to move to Jetwing Lagoon in Negombo to be close to the airport, and that a great idea. The General Manager is always around looking to make sure the stay of the guests are pleasent.

Reviewed May 22, 2012
9.3
Exceptional
Daniel from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 3 nights in August 2012

Excellent hotel in a beautiful location”

Bars, food and swimming pool

This hotel is beautifully laid out with an amazing swimming pool looking out onto the beach. The food is excellent and you can have a drink looking out onto the ocean which is amazing. Galle Fort is very close and worth pottering around. Also if you want lively bars and restaurants visit Unawatuna, really laid back beach bar area on a lovely beach.

Reviewed August 22, 2012
9.0
Exceptional
Ranjith from Australia
Couple
Stayed 1 night in March 2011

Beautiful Location, Lovely Hotel, ”

Beautiful sea side location, Service with smile, Good Accomodation

Stayed one night in this hotel during our short visit to Galle. Hotel accomodation was excellent, staff was wonderful, Good breakfast. Hotel setup for reception is not the ideal, though does not effect any guests. Restaurant facilities was great too . My only comment for this hotel is the room rates are bit higher when compare with similar hotels in asian reigon. Something managment and entire tourism organization of Sri Lanka that needs to consider attracting tourists.

Reviewed April 22, 2011
9.3
Exceptional
Vinnieke from Indonesia
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in August 2011

Beautiful accomodation by the blue ocean”

Dining area by the shore of white waves and blue ocean with excellent personalized service

Place was easily found as it's located on the roadside of Colombo-Galle route. There was no queue or wait at the check-in reception as someone immediately took me upstairs passing a really unique design staircase to a big verandah facing the blue ocean. One of the lady staff arranged the check-in while I enjoyed the magnificent ocean view drinking a nice welcome fruit juice. All in all, it was one of the best check-in I have ever had. Room was excellent with ocean-view private balcony facing the blue swimming pool. Dining was a very enjoyable experience as the ocean-view restaurant people gave their best effort to customize my taste.

Reviewed August 29, 2011
9.3
Exceptional
chi from United States
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in July 2011

wonderful hotel”

beautiful and peaceful

we really enjoyed our stay at the lighthouse. we ended a busy trip traveling through sri lanka here and it was the peaceful, needed treat we were hoping for. the architecture and grounds are beautiful, and the location perched over the ocean is beautiful. also the hotel has fabulous food and drinks, which we enjoyed more than at some of the other locations we stayed at. the room was large and comfortable with a grand bathroom. beds were a little springy (but overall we were not impressed with the comfort of the beds at any hotel we stayed in). the hotel has two nice pools, and a beach though the waves are quite rough. also the spa was very nice, though a tad pricier then some of the other hotels we stayed in, still much cheaper than anything in the us.

Reviewed August 05, 2011
9.3
Exceptional
Shehzad from Pakistan
Couple
Stayed 3 nights in September 2010

Beautiful!”

amazing location, great views, serenity
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Wonderful! great place to just lie back and let the stress drain away! Spa was very good. Not really the place for an active vacation & not one with kids either. Galle is a nice town, not exactly stunning but has its points of interest. I loved Munawatuna, highly recommended for dinner on the beach with great food & your feet in the sand.

Reviewed September 25, 2010
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