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Jetwing Yala
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

Jetwing YALA is certainly not your average hotel. This is not to say it is below par. It is a nice place on the edge of YALA National Park. Comfortable - yes. Good food and service - yes. Wild boars and cattle outside your room - a bit unusual but no problem. The huge bathroom - again unusual but no problem. Would I stay here again - yes I would and you should too.

Room Tip: Most rooms have a view. One near the pool is nice but free shuttles will take you to more remote rooms.
Stayed: March 2018, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Alan N
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Jetwing H, General Manager at Jetwing Yala, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Guest,

Warmest greetings from all of us at Jetwing Yala. We are pleased to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us. We thank you for taking time to write a review on us and recommending us to the other readers on TripAdvisor. Thank you for the wonderful comments on the hotel setting, food, service, and spacious bath rooms. We are looking forward to welcoming you to Jetwing Yala again.


Ayubowan (May you live long)!


Gamunu Srilal
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

What a hotel,very clean,on his own in the National Park the swimming pool approx 100 metres you can see the wild boar in the night while swimming it was group of twelve from new born to few years old the view around it beautiful and you can see the blackhead monkeys and if you are lucky you are able to see the Elephant on the back of the room the service at this hotel are very good and the food delicious and not expensive as the hotel by itself in that area.
This hotel got the recycle programme on everything from toilet paper to glass water bottles.
On general no mistake found.
Well done to the management and staff

Stayed: April 2018, travelled as a couple
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Jetwing H, General Manager at Jetwing Yala, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Guest,

Warmest greetings from all of us at Jetwing Yala. We are pleased to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us.

Thank you for taking time to write a review with lots of compliments and especially for appreciating our environmental initiatives. Further for the acknowledgment on the hotel in general. Thank you once again for the encouraging feedback which we shared with all our associates at Jetwing Yala.
We are looking forward to welcoming you to Jetwing Yala again.


Ayubowan (May you live long)!


Gamunu Srilal
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

We stayed here for 3 nights on our tour of the south of Sri Lanka. The hotel has a lovely setting and is near the park entrance. The staff were good, especially the room boys. The room was lovely with a great bathroom, a shame the AC wasn't great! The food and service in the restaurant was very good as was the packed breakfast. There is a nice bar area as well, either inside or outside, which was nice for a drink before dinner. The only gripe was the stray dogs that roam around the hotel. Then tend to bark and howl at night which isn't great if you're up at 0430 for a game drive. We don't know why there were barking but it made for broken nights sleep. There is also an issue with the wild elephants getting into the car park. This happened a couple of days before we visited and two cars were badly damaged. Again this is something that needs addressing otherwise people will stay at alternative hotels. Overall a lovely hotel but some issues that need ironing out.

  • Stayed: March 2018, travelled as a couple
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Jetwing H, General Manager at Jetwing Yala, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Guest,

Warmest greetings from all of us at Jetwing Yala. We are pleased to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us despite the fact that dogs had spoiled your sleep. They bark whenever wild animals trespassing hotel territory which is an advance warning for all those who walks in the night and pre information of rare sighting such as leopards arrival.We know it is too much for a tired guests who needs good night sleep and we do our best to overcome the issue.

Wild elephant arrival is common occurrence at all the hotels in the area and lot of guests enjoy the sightings from their room and the restaurant or bar. We advice all the chauffeurs not to leave any food in their vehicles and there are few who ignore these advises.

We thank you for taking time to write a review with lots of compliments. We are looking forward to welcoming you to Jetwing Yala again.


Ayubowan (May you live long)!


Gamunu Srilal
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

So we were moved from a rat infested tent to a superior room. Room was nice and clean. The shower area was open air. So having been spooked by rats in tent, kids were not willing to step into the bathroom. Nice swimming pool and a nice view too. Saw a snake whilst walking along the dune. Other than that, it was a pretty nice stay.

Stayed: June 2017, travelled with family
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Jetwing H, General Manager at Jetwing Yala, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Guest,

Warmest greetings from all of us at Jetwing Yala. We are pleased to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you for the compliments on swimming pool and room. We thank you for taking time to write a review and some constructive comments. Please kindly note the rat you saw was a Kangaroo rat that lives in the tropical jungles. We being in the close vicinity of the Yala national park we are often visited by wild animals from reptiles,snakes to leopards and elephants.

Best wishes for your future travels.


Ayubowan (May you live long)!


Gamunu Srilal
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Room we stayed in was a Superior Room. Very comfortable, clean and not too far from the main reception area. This is a big hotel! Some rooms were a distance from the main reception area. However all undercover, and flat walking. Bar area catered for meals bought up from the dining area downstairs. Beautiful deck for dinner under the stars. Breakfast was catered for in the bar area. All eating areas were inside or outside. Easy walk to the beach which also had turtle nests protected. We missed by 2 night for hatching. Beach had the provision for life savers on duty. Pool looked good just did not get enough time to use it. Staff excellent!

Room Tip: As far as we could see all rooms had a view of the pool and some of the ocean.
  • Stayed: April 2018, travelled as a couple
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Jetwing H, General Manager at Jetwing Yala, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Guest,

Warmest greetings from all of us at Jetwing Yala. We are pleased to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for taking time to write a review with lots of compliments. Do visit us again to witness turtles hatching, it sure is a wonderful experience. We look forward to welcoming you to Jetwing Yala again.


Ayubowan (May you live long)

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