The Valampuri
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The Valampuri

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4.0
#6 of 20 hotels in Jaffna
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Location
3.3 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
3.9 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.7 of 5 bubbles
Value
Tripadvisor gives a Travellers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travellers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.
You may never find a reason to leave. Your intimate island retreat can simply revolve around your private suite. A modern-day interpretation of Sri Lankan culture and style, 02 suites, 24 Deluxe and 06 Superior offer casual luxury in the form of soft linens and homely furniture. All the requisite amenities are available to ensure your stay is undisturbed.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Parking
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Kids' meals
Car hire
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Room service
Safe
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Clothes rack
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Modern
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, Sinhala, Tamil

Location

148/10 Station Road, Jaffna 40000 Sri Lanka
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 59 out of 100
59
Bandaranayake Intl Airport
277.5 km
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Gyan Fernando wrote a review Mar 2020
Exeter, United Kingdom6,514 contributions399 helpful votes
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here for three nights and it was a very good hotel. It is located 100yards from the Railway Station.
Reception is big, nice and the receptionists are charming and helpful.
The rooms are clean with AC and the bathrooms are nice and clean.
There is a fridge or a mini-bar and tea, coffee and bottled water.
The restaurant and the staff are great. The menu is mainly Jaffna style but Western food and alcohol are available.
The hotel garden is nice and there is a pool.
The hotel can arrange excursions.
All in all a very good hotel!
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Date of stay: March 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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SSSUCHAN wrote a review Mar 2020
Canada154 contributions175 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel is a large facility that provides easy access to the city centre and major attractions. The staff here are efficient but somewhat impersonal. Rooms are large and well-appointed although cleanliness was lacking. I am deducting major points for shabby bed linens. There is no excuse for this. All in-room amenities worked properly. Internet is fast and reliable throughout the property.

The breakfast buffet is excellent and well stocked with an abundance of local, Indian and Western items. Where the restaurant broke down for me was at dinner. My tour operator had me booked with dinner included. This meant choosing from a 3-choice set menu. Quantity and quality were average and service was downright confused at times. I cancelled my two remaining nights of hotel dinners and I set out on the town and had some absolutely excellent local food on the cheap. I highly recommend that you do the same.
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Date of stay: March 2020
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
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scarmeline wrote a review Mar 2020
Kandy, Sri Lanka40 contributions7 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The room was large and with most amenities. Room service was good with all bath accessories etc provided everyday. The bed was very comfortable. The staff were very friendly and obliging, especially in the restaurant. The rice and curry at lunch was very good. So was the breakfast buffet. The traditional "Jaffna Kool" was also very good though a tad bit spicy for me. This dish had to be ordered 1 hour in advance. Dinner menu was also very good. All in all - a good restaurant for foodies
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Date of stay: March 2020
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Thiru R wrote a review Mar 2022
London, United Kingdom111 contributions69 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nice comfortable and clean room. Reception desk very efficient. Service extremely bad and unbelievable to call it as a hotel. Food rating and cleanness zero. Customer service zero. If you request for anything including coffee cups, towels or even the room services menu they say it will come to you but never turns up. I will never recommend anyone to stay there. Needs to improve a lot. I feel sorry for the owner who has spent a lot of money in decoration but not on services.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Hansi Manamperi wrote a review Apr 2024
Colombo, Sri Lanka1 contribution
+1
1.0 of 5 bubbles
My clients stay at Valampuri Hotel in Jaffna was extremely disappointing. The hotel was shockingly dirty and clearly not well-maintained. The cleanliness standards were well below acceptable levels, with unkempt rooms and common areas. Additionally, the service was abysmal. Staff members were inattentive and unhelpful, showing a lack of professionalism and courtesy. Overall, I cannot recommend this hotel to anyone considering a stay in Jaffna. It was a regrettable experience that left me feeling thoroughly dissatisfied.

The lack of cleanliness was not confined to our room; it was evident throughout the hotel premises. Common areas were unkempt, and cleanliness standards were well below acceptable levels. This was deeply concerning and not in line with the standards one would expect from a reputable hotel.

Furthermore, the service we received was disappointing. Staff members appeared inattentive and unhelpful, lacking the professionalism and courtesy expected in the hospitality industry. Their demeanor only added to our dissatisfaction with our overall experience at Valampuri Hotel.

As a result of these issues, I regret to inform you that I cannot in good conscience recommend your hotel to anyone considering a stay in Jaffna. It is imperative that immediate action is taken to address the cleanliness issues and improve the quality of service provided to guests.

I urge you to take this feedback seriously and implement measures to rectify the shortcomings we experienced during our stay. Your prompt attention to these matters would be greatly appreciated and may help prevent similar negative experiences for future guests.
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Date of stay: April 2024
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Green Grass, Owner at The Valampuri
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We're sorry to hear that your recent visit wasn't up to your expectations. We take all feedback seriously, and we appreciate your honest feedback.
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Samar S wrote a review 1 May
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stay was excellent!
My relative recently stayed at the Valampuri Hotel in Jaffna, and I must say, I was pleasantly surprised by their experience. Initially, when they mentioned the hotel, I didn't expect much in terms of size, but my perception quickly changed once I heard about their stay. First and foremost, the food was a highlight. My relative couldn't stop raving about how tasty and satisfying the meals were. Moreover, the accommodation exceeded expectations. Despite any concerns about size, the comfort and quality of the rooms were worth every penny. It's reassuring to hear that the hotel delivers on its promise of a comfortable stay. However, what truly stood out was the exceptional service, particularly from a waiter named Kamalini. Their care and attention to detail made my relative feel like they were being looked after by a motherly figure, especially during breakfast. It's heartwarming to know that the staff goes above and beyond to ensure guests feel welcomed and cared for. Delicious food, comfortable accommodation, and attentive service made it a memorable stay. If you're looking for a hotel experience that exceeds expectations, this one comes highly recommended. Truly my entire family was happy and experienced a better location views in Jaffna.
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Date of stay: March 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Richa K wrote a review Jan 2023
2 contributions1 helpful vote
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The room that we first booked was small so we asked to change and the staff changed it quickly without any hustle. Hotel is alright but the staffs are really helpful.
They could also provide some transportation to the guest when required. There was no playroom for kids so they could have a small play area as well
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Date of stay: December 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Compass44626878625 wrote a review Mar 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Very friendly staff. The room is spacious. Good spread of buffet mostly jaffna authentic food. Reasonable cost
Especially I must thank the staffs at the restaurant who were made sure that we are satisfied at all times
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Luke wrote a review Mar 2024
London, United Kingdom4 contributions
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent stay, relaxing, refreshing, revolutionary. Loved every minute of it.

I arrived last minute and was given a very nice balcony room.

Clean and presentable. Guards and dogs at the gates, felt very safe during the stay.

Beautiful comfy chairs in the lobby with mystical music.

Excellent service and attention to detail.

Reasonably priced; I would stay again.

One improvement can be making sure all litter is cleared and touching up on cleaning. Otherwise a very good hotel, you will be pleased with your stay.
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Date of stay: March 2024
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Breakfast smells very good, most likely worth a try.
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Responded 2 weeks ago
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Vachintha Piyadasa wrote a review Sept 2022
Colombo, Sri Lanka1,794 contribution857 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is one of the oldest 4-star hotels in Jaffna. It boasts an elegant outlook and built depicting traditional Sri Lankan Tamil culture. They employs a set of friendly and efficient staff who are attentive and hospitable. Their food is absolutely amazing and delicious. The portion sizes are also great and all items are priced at reasonable rates. At overall sense, it's absolutely worth the spend and certainly a recommendable venue for a stay as well as dine-in.
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Date of stay: August 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Dilini N asked a question Feb 2020
Sri Jayawardenepura, Sri Lanka57 contributions10 helpful votes
Hi, can anyone tell me about the quality of the Standerd Rooms of Hotel Valampuri...?
Answer from Auranga D
Piliyandala, Sri Lanka123 contributions5 helpful votes
Well it is a nice place food was excellent in indian style.
Colombo, Sri Lanka991 contributions61 helpful votes
You can take it from the restaurant. It's full of various type of foods.
vishnu v wrote a tip 1 May
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Best rate & good quality rooms"
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Talat A wrote a tip Apr 2024
Melbourne, Australia13 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Please don't go to this hotel try to avoid as much possible the owner only caters for his own people "
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Luke wrote a tip Mar 2024
London, United Kingdom4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Breakfast smells very good, most likely worth a try."
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thanu b wrote a tip July 2023
Maldives13 contributions4 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Better to go for Bed and breakfast or room only option"
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Gajan01 wrote a tip July 2023
Columbus, Ohio1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Make sure to book ahead. We booked room only and purchased food when necessary. Wifi may be spotty at times "
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PRICE RANGE
AU$72 - AU$90 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Sri LankaNorthern ProvinceJaffna
NUMBER OF ROOMS
32
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Valampuri
Which popular attractions are close to The Valampuri?
Nearby attractions include Pennai Causeway (0.6 km), Kadurugoda Buddhist Temple (0.6 km), and Jaffna Archaeological Museum (0.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Valampuri?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at The Valampuri?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Valampuri?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Valampuri?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Valampuri?
Conveniently located restaurants include Rio Ice Cream, Peninsula, and Nallurbhavan.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Valampuri?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does The Valampuri have airport transportation?
Yes, The Valampuri offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Valampuri?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Valampuri?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Tamil, and Sinhala.
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