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Jetwing Jaffna
Chundikuli,Jaffna - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Car park
  3. Shuttle service
  4. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  5. Front desk [24-hour]
  6. Check-in/out [express]
  7. BBQ facilities
  8. Luggage storage
"We stayed 2 nights at the Jetwing Jaffna and from the moment we arrived to the moment we left we received only the very best of service from their plentiful and attentive staff. The breakfast was by far the very best we have experienced in our 20+ days in Sri Lanka! The Sri Lankan options were amazingly good and the tea was simply outstanding. We cannot recommend this hotel strongly enough!"
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8.5

Excellent

309 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 119
Northgate Jaffna
Chundikuli,Jaffna - View on map
  1. Car park
  2. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  3. Front desk [24-hour]
  4. Luggage storage
  5. Swimming pool [indoor]
  6. Fitness center
  7. Contactless check-in/out
  8. Sauna
"Two night stay was amazing - restaurant evening meal and breakfast very very good - staff very helpful and friendly - pool and hotel very clean - special thanks to Upali and Juckshan on reception both a credit to northgate jetting hotel - we will definitely return on our next visit to Sri Lanka in November this year"
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8.5

Excellent

136 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 87
Hotel Green Grass
Chundikuli,Jaffna - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Bicycle rental
  3. Car park
  4. Shuttle service
  5. Swimming pool [indoor]
  6. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  7. Front desk [24-hour]
  8. Check-in/out [express]
"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."
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6.7

Very good

180 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 28
Fox Resorts Jaffna
Kokuvil East,Jaffna - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Pets allowed
  3. Car park
  4. Shuttle service
  5. Swimming pool [indoor]
  6. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  7. Front desk [24-hour]
  8. Check-in/out [express]
"I traveled with family including young children. this is a peace heaven for families, underground bunkers now converted to art gallery and an informative picture collection was truly well designed and a gem to the hotel. good breakfast, free driver accommodation and friendly staff, will come back for sure! keep up guys we loved the stay!! "
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8.7

Excellent

47 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 137
Yaarl Holiday inn
Chundikuli,Jaffna - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Bicycle rental
  3. Pets allowed
  4. Car park
  5. Shuttle service
  6. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  7. Front desk [24-hour]
  8. Check-in/out [express]
"It's always hard to find a budget accommodation in Sri Lanka for backpackers. This place is pretty nice and not so expensive for a single room. This place has pretty clean room but too small. When I was looking for a room, I tried to find a place which do not ask any extra cost on arrival. They said their price is including Hotel tax 15%, nation building tax(?) 6.4% and service charge10%. I thought it's all tax I had to pay. BUT! After arrival they asked me city tax(Rs300/night). I know it's tax but it sounds too much. I have no idea how much they can earn money with these tax. It should be so hard to manage a hotel there. Shared bathroom is outside, it's enough with this price(of course no hot water, anyway you don't need it) though. Staffs there are pretty nice, but hard to communicate each other in English. And wifi was not working well. And funny thing is a guy said "do not use an inside water tap to wash your teeth, it's only for hands." just before I checked out. (It was too late to know. I've done 4 times). So if you stay there, just use an outside tap when you wash your face and teeth!! There is no sign about it. "
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6.2

Very good

15 reviews

Delft Village Stay
Velanai East Centre,Jaffna - View on map
  1. Pets allowed
  2. Front desk [24-hour]
  3. BBQ facilities
  4. Cash withdrawal
  5. Check-in/out [private]
  6. Game room
  7. Bicycles
  8. Restaurants
9.8

Exceptional

2 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 15
Wimal Palace
Chundikuli,Jaffna - View on map
  1. Car park
  2. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  3. Front desk [24-hour]
  4. BBQ facilities
  5. Luggage storage
  6. Check-in/out [private]
  7. Laundry service
  8. Room service
8.4

Excellent

5 reviews

Nallur Holidays inn Jaffna
Kantharmadam,Jaffna - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Car park
  3. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  4. Front desk [24-hour]
  5. Luggage storage
  6. Check-in/out [private]
  7. Breakfast [free]
  8. Laundry service
"Very welcoming host. Even provided breakfast once I checked in. A friendly guy and always check for my safety by calling when I came late to the room after traveling to Other part of North Provision. Very good breakfast indeed. "
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8.5

Excellent

12 reviews

PJ Hotels
Atchuvely South,Jaffna - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Bicycle rental
  3. Valet parking
  4. Shuttle service
  5. Fitness center
  6. Swimming pool [outdoor]
  7. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  8. Front desk [24-hour]
"Staying in Jaffna and staying in PJ Hotel was a perfect choice! After a long bus ride I was looking forward to staying in a nice and clean hotel room in a relaxing surrounding. But that hotel was so much more. What a perfect place! The room was nicely furnished with good quality furniture (Not these crapy things you often find in asian hotel.) The bed was extremly comfortable with very nice pillows and high class sheets. The bathroom was a very nice and modern one, where you could actually shower without getting your toilet wet. And everything was super clean! The pool was extremly spacious und super clean. You could actually have a decent swimm in there. Of course they also provided pool towels and a changing room. The rice and curry in the hotel restaurant was one of the best I've had in Sri Lanka. They care a lot about their guests wishes in here. After only mentioning that I like okra, drumsticks and pumpkin they went shopping and that was exactely what I got as a curry that night. When I asked for a coconut, what they normally don't stell, they climbed up a coconut palm in front of the hotel to get one for me! And the nicest thing is that they serve dinner outside next to the beautiful pool. The staff in here, all are directly from Jaffna, are extremly caring and try their very best for you. Unfortunately due to the long time of war up here, their English is still quite poor. Their hotel manager Rohan tries his very best to teach them and is always there for his guests. That manager Rohan is the very heart and soul of that hotel! What a highly professional but also caring and sweet person! The happiness of his guests are his number one priority! Sounds cheesy but he really acts like that! Planing your trip, getting all kind of informations for you, even bargaining down your tuk tuk, he does all! Yes, that hotel is a little outside of the city centre (about 20 minutes by tuk tuk). But as it turned out for me, that wasn't a problem at all. I really enjoyed"
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7.5

Very good

14 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 36
Malabar home stay
Columbuthurai,Jaffna - View on map
  1. Car park
  2. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  3. Laundry service
  4. Tours
  5. Wi-Fi in public areas
  6. Family room
  7. Rental car
  8. Shared kitchen
"Foods are really good and hospitality was superb"
8.2

Excellent

4 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 20

Fast facts about Jaffna, Sri Lanka

Accommodations150 properties
Popular hotelJetwing Jaffna
Popular areaChundikuli
Nightly rates from$5
AirportJaffna Airport

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Frequently asked questions

What's the average price of a hotel in Jaffna?

The average price for a 3-star hotel in Jaffna is USD 37. The average price for a 4-star resort in Jaffna is USD 92. The typical price for a 5-star hotel in Jaffna is USD 54.

What are the most in demand resorts in Jaffna?

Some of our most famous properties in Jaffna are Jetwing Jaffna, Northgate Jaffna and Jaffna Heritage Villa.

What are the best places to stay around Jaffna for individual tourists?

Accommodations in Jaffna which are well rated by solo visitors are Jetwing Jaffna, Northgate Jaffna and Jaffna Heritage Villa.

What are the prime properties around Jaffna for group visitors?

Properties in Jaffna which are very highly rated by group vacationers are Jetwing Jaffna, Northgate Jaffna and Jaffna Heritage Villa.

What places to stay in Jaffna are well rated with regards to facilities?

Accommodationsaround Jaffna which is exceptionally rated with respect to amenities include Malabar home stay, Tulasi Mahal ApartHotel and Delft Village Stay.

What places to stay located in Jaffna are well rated with regards to room comfort and quality?

Resortsaround Jaffna which is very highly rated regarding room comfort and quality include PJ Hotels, Tilko Charty Beach Resort and Jaffna Heritage Hotel.

What are some of the top getaway rentals in Jaffna?

Holiday rentals in Jaffna which is exceptionally rated regarding service include Abi Holiday Home, The Premier Villa and Nallur Holidays inn Jaffna.

What are the top accommodations around Jaffna that have a private beach?

Resorts with a private beach located Jaffna that are well rated include Tilko Charty Beach Resort, Tilko Charty Beach Resort and Treat Ooo Beach Resort.

What are the ideal wheelchair accessible places to stay around Jaffna?

Wheelchair-accessible places to stay in Jaffna which are very highly rated include Abi Holiday Home, The Thinnai Suites, and The Thinnai Suites.

What are some approaching holidays in Jaffna?

The forthcoming holidays in city_name consist of Id-ul-Fitr (Ramazan Festival Day) on 4/11/2024, Sinhala & Tamil New Year's Eve on 4/12/2024, and Sinhala & Tamil New Year (Aluth Avurudda) on 4/13/2024.

Is pre-departure covid test expected for fully vaccinated visitors to enter Jaffna?

Proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test is not required to enter Jaffna. For up-to-date and in depth information on travel restrictons, please check out the official websites of the travel authority or government of the country you wish to visit, or go to here.

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Discover the Hidden Gems: Fun Facts About Jaffna, Sri Lanka

Jaffna is a city located in the northern part of Sri Lanka, known for its rich cultural heritage and historical landmarks. The city is also home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the country, making it a popular destination for travelers. Here are some fun facts about Jaffna that you might not know: - Jaffna is the capital city of the Northern Province of Sri Lanka and is the 12th largest city in the country. - The city has a rich history that dates back to the 13th century when it was ruled by the Pandyas, Cholas, and the Vijayanagara Empire. - Jaffna is known for its unique cuisine, which is influenced by South Indian and Sri Lankan flavors. Some of the popular dishes include crab curry, thosai, and vadai. - The city is home to the Nallur Kandaswamy Temple, one of the most famous Hindu temples in Sri Lanka, which attracts thousands of devotees every year. - Jaffna is also known for its palmyrah trees, which are used to make a variety of products such as baskets, mats, and even sweets. - The city has a strong literary tradition and is home to several prominent Tamil writers and poets.

Top Reasons Why Jaffna Should Be Your Next Travel Destination

Jaffna is a city that offers a unique blend of history, culture, and natural beauty. Here are some reasons why you should consider visiting Jaffna: - Rich Cultural Heritage: Jaffna is home to several historical landmarks such as the Jaffna Fort, the Nallur Kandaswamy Temple, and the Jaffna Public Library, which was destroyed during the civil war and has since been rebuilt. - Beautiful Beaches: Jaffna is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in Sri Lanka, such as Casuarina Beach, Keerimalai Beach, and Chaddy Beach, which are perfect for swimming, sunbathing, and water sports. - Unique Cuisine: Jaffna's cuisine is a blend of South Indian and Sri Lankan flavors and is known for its seafood dishes such as crab curry and prawn vadai. - Festivals: Jaffna is home to several festivals such as the Nallur Festival, which is held in August and attracts thousands of devotees from all over the world. - Palmyrah Products: Jaffna is known for its palmyrah trees, which are used to make a variety of products such as baskets, mats, and even sweets. You can visit the Palmyrah Research Institute to learn more about these products. - Cultural Shows: Jaffna is home to several cultural shows such as the Manipay Hindu College Cultural Show and the Jaffna University Cultural Show, which showcase the city's rich cultural heritage.

How to Reach Jaffna: Your Ultimate Travel Guide

Jaffna can be reached by air, road, and rail. Here is a guide on how to reach Jaffna: - By Air: The nearest airport to Jaffna is the Jaffna International Airport, which is located about 15 kilometers from the city center. The airport has daily flights to and from Colombo and several other cities in Sri Lanka. - By Road: Jaffna can be reached by road from Colombo and other major cities in Sri Lanka. The journey from Colombo to Jaffna takes about 7-8 hours and is best done by private car or bus. - By Rail: The train journey from Colombo to Jaffna is considered to be one of the most scenic train journeys in Sri Lanka. The journey takes about 9-10 hours and offers stunning views of the countryside.

Experience the Best of Jaffna: Fun Things to Do and See

Jaffna offers a wide range of activities for travelers, from exploring historical landmarks to relaxing on beautiful beaches. Here are some fun things to do and see in Jaffna: - Visit the Jaffna Fort: The Jaffna Fort is a historical landmark that was built by the Portuguese in the 17th century. The fort offers stunning views of the city and is a great place to watch the sunset. - Explore the Nallur Kandaswamy Temple: The Nallur Kandaswamy Temple is one of the most famous Hindu temples in Sri Lanka and is a must-visit for anyone interested in the city's religious and cultural heritage. - Relax on the Beach: Jaffna is home to several beautiful beaches such as Casuarina Beach, Keerimalai Beach, and Chaddy Beach, which are perfect for swimming, sunbathing, and water sports. - Visit the Jaffna Public Library: The Jaffna Public Library was destroyed during the civil war and has since been rebuilt. The library is a symbol of the city's resilience and is a great place to learn about the city's literary tradition. - Try Jaffna's Cuisine: Jaffna's cuisine is a blend of South Indian and Sri Lankan flavors and is known for its seafood dishes such as crab curry and prawn vadai. - Attend a Cultural Show: Jaffna is home to several cultural shows such as the Manipay Hindu College Cultural Show and the Jaffna University Cultural Show, which showcase the city's rich cultural heritage.

Book Your Jaffna Hotel with Agoda.com and Enjoy Hassle-free Travel

Agoda.com offers a wide range of hotels in Jaffna to suit every budget and preference. Whether you're looking for a budget-friendly hostel or a luxurious resort, Agoda.com has got you covered. By booking your Jaffna hotel with Agoda.com, you can enjoy hassle-free travel and peace of mind knowing that your accommodation is taken care of.

The Best Time to Visit Jaffna: A Seasonal Guide

The best time to visit Jaffna is between May and October when the weather is dry and sunny. During this time, you can enjoy the city's beautiful beaches and attend festivals such as the Nallur Festival. However, if you're looking to avoid the crowds, you might want to visit Jaffna during the off-season, which is between November and April.

Travel Tips for Your Jaffna Adventure

Here are some travel tips to help you make the most of your Jaffna adventure: - Respect Local Customs: Jaffna is a conservative city, and it's important to respect local customs and dress modestly when visiting religious sites. - Stay Hydrated: Jaffna can get very hot and humid, so it's important to stay hydrated and drink plenty of water. - Use Sunscreen: The sun in Jaffna can be very strong, so it's important to use sunscreen to protect your skin. - Carry Cash: While there are ATMs in Jaffna, it's always a good idea to carry cash as some shops and restaurants might not accept credit cards. - Learn Some Tamil: While English is widely spoken in Jaffna, learning some basic Tamil phrases can help you communicate with the locals and make your trip more enjoyable.

Where to Stay in Jaffna: Accommodation Guide by Agoda.com

Agoda.com offers a wide range of accommodation options in Jaffna to suit every budget and preference. Here are some of the top-rated hotels in Jaffna: - Senthil Complex: This budget-friendly hotel is located in the heart of Jaffna and offers comfortable rooms and a restaurant. - Yaarl Hostels: This hostel is perfect for budget travelers and offers dormitory-style accommodation and a communal kitchen. - Tony's Garden House Inn: This guesthouse is located in a quiet residential area and offers comfortable rooms and a garden. - Nallur Residence: This guesthouse is located near the Nallur Kandaswamy Temple and offers comfortable rooms and a restaurant. - Allens Homestay: This homestay is located in a quiet residential area and offers comfortable rooms and a garden.

Indulge in Jaffna's Culinary Delights: What to Eat and Where to Find Them

Jaffna's cuisine is a blend of South Indian and Sri Lankan flavors and is known for its seafood dishes such as crab curry and prawn vadai. Here are some of the top dishes to try in Jaffna and where to find them: - Crab Curry: This spicy and flavorful dish is a must-try in Jaffna. You can find it at restaurants such as Mangos and The Mango Tree. - Thosai: This South Indian dish is a popular breakfast item in Jaffna and is served with chutney and sambar. You can find it at restaurants such as Mangos and The Mango Tree. - Vadai: This crispy and savory snack is made with lentils and spices and is a popular street food in Jaffna. You can find it at street vendors and markets. - Palmyrah Sweets: Jaffna is known for its palmyrah trees, which are used to make a variety of sweets such as pani pol and thalaguli. You can find them at shops such as Palmyrah Delights and Palmyrah Products. - Seafood: Jaffna is known for its fresh seafood such as prawns, crabs, and fish, which you can find at restaurants such as Mangos and The Mango Tree.

Getting Around Jaffna: Transportation Guide for Travelers

Jaffna can be easily explored on foot, but if you're looking to cover more ground, here are some transportation options: - Tuk-tuks: Tuk-tuks are a popular mode of transportation in Jaffna and are available throughout the city. They are a convenient and affordable way to get around. - Buses: Buses are also available in Jaffna and are a cheap way to get around. However, they can be crowded and uncomfortable during peak hours. - Private Cars: If you're looking for more comfort and convenience, you can hire a private car to explore Jaffna. This is a great option if you're traveling with a group or have a lot of luggage.