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Thambu Illam

107 Brown Road, Jaffna 40000 Sri Lanka
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#7 of 30 hotels in Jaffna
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Airport transportation
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Rando3105 wrote a review Mar 2021
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We felt like home from the moment we stepped into this beautiful 4 bedroom villa which has been tastefully decorated not disturbing it's old charm. Madhu was an excellent host and made our stay even more comfortable by attending to all our requirements. He was also helpful in giving us tips on the places to visit almost like a personal tour guide! We had the whole place to ourselves and having a pool was a bonus. Most importantly the food was exceptional! We got to try all the famous Jaffna curries and other local dishes. It is ideal for a group of friends or a family for a weekend getaway.
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Date of stay: October 2020
Rasika wrote a review Jan 2021
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The place was really amaizing with homely atmosphere. We booked superior deluxe room which was super comfortable.the staff was very friendly and specially Madhu, the Manager did a great job. They provide so delicious foods both Jaffna style and others. We very gladly recommend this place for anyone who needs a peaceful vacation.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Ajay H wrote a review Dec 2020
Colombo, Sri Lanka3 contributions
Friendly welcoming staff, and a nice homely feel to this villa. This is an old house converted into a beautiful villa with a long history behind it. The rooms are clean with all the amenities available. The location is central and convenient to traverse to all places around Jaffna. In house Jaffna style crabs and prawns were amazing, so was the rest of the food. Would definitely go again. Special mention to Madhu who took great care of us.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
Saumya J wrote a review Sep 2020
13 contributions1 helpful vote
An 85 year old 4 roomed villa beautifully done preserving the character of the period. Well maintained and an ideal place to stay with your family or friends in the heart of Jaffna. Very efficient and friendly staff happy to comply with the requests and satisfy the the guests at whatever time of day. Food was very good. We had a very restful and memorable stay. I highly recommend this place to anyone who wishes to spend an undisturbed holiday in jaffna..
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
Raveen Liyanage wrote a review Aug 2020
Negombo, Sri Lanka57 contributions15 helpful votes
It’s an old house refurbished into a boutique villa. Very clean and elegant stay. Rooms have all the amenities of luxury hotel. Villa is located in the heart of the city, which was quite convenient. Madhu was an excellent host during our stay.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
US$40 - US$112 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Sri LankaNorthern ProvinceJaffna
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Frequently Asked Questions about Thambu Illam
Which popular attractions are close to Thambu Illam?
Nearby attractions include Nallur Kovil (1.5 km), Jaffna Fort (2.1 km), and Kantharodai Viharaya (7.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Thambu Illam?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, airport transportation, and room service.
What are some restaurants close to Thambu Illam?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mangos, Rio Ice Cream, and Malayan Cafe.
Does Thambu Illam have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Thambu Illam offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to Thambu Illam?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Jaffna Fort (2.1 km).