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Jetwing Light House, Galle, Sri Lanka Holidays
Jetwing Light House, Galle, Sri Lanka
Jetwing Light House,Galle, Sri Lanka Holidays
Jetwing Lighthouse Hotel, Galle, is located at Dadelle of Galle district, 146 km south of CMB Bandaranayake International Airport, Sri Lanka. Airport being 37 km north of the city center of Colombo, the distance from Colombo to the hotel is 109 km. The ancient, medieval and colonial sea port city of Galle is home to VOC Galle Dutch Fort, a UNESCO World heritage Site. The hotel is ideally located for the rain forest walks in Kanneliya, Kottawa & Hiyare low land tropical rain forests of Sri Lanka Holidays.
The quality and nature of the property
Jetwing Lighthouse Hotel is a first class property, a lovely luxury beach resort with a beachfront for total relaxation at the end of Sri Lanka holidays, the touring holidays in Sri Lanka.
The Road to Jetwing Lighthouse Hotel
A 37km drive south of Colombo along the busy Negambo Road takes us to the heart of Colombo. 20 km further south alone the bustling Galle road passing Mount Lavinia takes us to the beach resort of Wadduwa, where the southern coastal road runs hugging the beach together with the Colombo- Matara railway line. Wadduwa onwards the South western coastal belt is replete with Sri Lanka Holidays beach resorts hotels at Kalutara, Beruwala, Bentota, Ambalangoda and Galle.
The setting of Jetwing Lighthouse Hotel
The lighthouse is a tranquil and solitary beachfront hotel that sits pretty upon a low cliff overlooking the blue waters of Indian Ocean. The blues of the ocean, white swathes and stretches of the beach are locked onto the greens of well mowed and maintained grassy lawns of the hotel gardens shaded with Coconut palm trees.
Architecture of Jetwing Lighthouse Hotel
Designed by illustrious Geoffrey Bawa, one of the foremost Asian architects in the Twentieth century, Lighthouse hotel is an admirable work of space and light: open spaces, verandas, courtyards and balconies. The Light house affords you all the magnificent views of the garden and sea. Over and above the outstanding architectural concept of “with the nature”, the hotel carries the modern green concepts of Sustainable development, recycling, waste reduction and usage of renewable resources.
Interior Décor of Lighthouse Hotel
The first impression of the interior décor of Jetwing Lighthouse Hotel is a long lasting one. The out of ordinary grand spiral staircase at the end of the reception is set up with a masterpiece of art: the metal sculpted balustrade depicts the arrival of Portuguese in Galle in the year 1505 & battles and giving the battle to Sinhalese, The balustrade runs all the way up where, what would have simply being a handrail, at inferior level of interior deco. Walking up the feature staircase and reaching the lobby on the upper deck all you can hear is the sounds of Indian Ocean breakers crashing onto rocks; all you can see is the sights of Ocean and ocean breakers. The open spaces within the hotel buildings are complemented by near minimalist quality of wooden furniture bolstering the feel of spaciousness. The rooms brilliant with primary colors are airy, spacious and set up with unique interior deco and with a touch of minimalist concepts.
Ambience of the Hotel
The fort like appearance of the hotel, its outstanding spiral staircase lined with sculpture featuring Portuguese landing at Galle and battles against the Sinhalese and definite Mediterranean undertones exudes a touch of history. The open spaces inside the hotel buildings and unmatched views of sea and beach with the sound of ocean breakers crashing onto the rocks below bring in a serene feel with an atmosphere of total relaxation
The hotel features 60 luxury rooms; three private suits with every modern luxury, blending sophisticated elegance of decor with unique design offering unmatched views of sea
The hotel consists of 60 spacious and well furnished Deluxe Rooms and 3 Theme Suits. All these provide sea view with private balcony. The rooms are set up with spacious, trendy and very comfortable bathrooms.
Ocean view, king sized or twin beds on request, teak floors, old World charm, teak writing desk, comfortable sofa
Three private suits designed on themes are furnished with every modern luxury item, blending sophisticated elegance of décor.
Ocean view, Four-poster king sized bed, teak floors, individually decorated, separate sitting room with teak writing desk and comfortable sofa bed
In Room Facilities
Twin beds, central air-conditioning with individual temperature control in rooms, Direct Dial Telephone, TV, Hair Dryer with electric shaver socket, Mini bar, Coffee and Tea making facility, In Room Personal Safe, Bath and shower
Baby cots are available on request. Baby Sitter too is available on request. A medical practitioner is available on call.
Serena Spa offers a wide array of therapies for rejuvenation of body and mind. The impressive menu consists of massages, body works, and facials. The rejuvenation therapies in oriental traditions as well as modern European techniques are performed by skilled hands. The Marma Body, Mind and Spirit Massage, one of the signature therapies at Serena Spa stimulate the vital pressure points of human body. Adam and Eve Spa using aromatherapy oils bring in a deeply relaxing experience. The other signature treatments are Serenity full body massage, Anti-stress massage, Travel Reviver package, Honey Sesame Body Glow, After-Sun Cucumber Wrap and Rehydrating Coconut Delight.
Leisure Facilities at the hotel
Two Swimming Pools, Kiddies Pool, Natural Rock Poll, Gymnasium, Tennis Courts, Squash Court, Beach Volley Ball, Arranging Scuba Diving and Snorkeling, Hair and beauty Salon, Spa, Ayurvedic Massage, E-mail and Internet Facilities, Laundry, hotel shop, Gems and Jewelry shop
Restaurant and Bars
Cinnamon Room: Fine Dining
Cinnamon Room, with a view of sea, within the air-conditioned enclosure as well as in the open air seating on the terrace dishes out Fine Dining with a first class a la Carte menu supplemented with an excellent selection of wines in air-conditioned closure as well as on the balcony. Vegetarian and special diet meals too are served on request.
Anchor Bar and Grill
The Pool side open air Anchor Bar and Grill is your spot for light dining and beverages; a menu of snacks, sandwiches, grills and fruit juice.
Coats of Arms Bar – Air conditioned bar with pool table
The Coats of Arms with a unbroken view of the ocean is your twilight spot for a sundown cocktail while watching the beautiful sunset. The Bar is set up with TV and library too.
Sports & Recreation at the hotel
Lighthouse Hotel consists of two swimming pools and a children’s pool, flood lit tennis, squash, table tennis, pool table, fully equipped gymnasium and Yoga.
The hotel provides all options on meals: Bed and Breakfast, Half Board and Full Board
Novel Experiences with the Hotel
Here’s your chance to learn cook Sinhalese delicacies with Sri Lankan spices in the Spice Island. Here’s your chance to join the tea tasting ceremony with finest Black tea in the world, Ceylon tea.
Excursion from Jetwing Lighthouse
Galle VOC Dutch Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Kanneliya, Kottawa and Hiyare tropical rainforests
A boat ride down the Mahamodara
Galle market & shopping street
Visitng Buddhist temples
Visiting lace making and batik painting shops.