We only stayed for one night, but immediately wished we had scheduled in more time there. Everything was superb, but in particular we loved the room. All very new and tastefully decorated in modern style. A very large bathroom with big shower recess (rain shower and hand shower), separate full size bath, raised vanity with bench space, and toilet with a view of the ocean. Our room had double glass doors leading directly onto the beach, with waters edge only about 30 metres away. Everything large... large flat screen TV with lots of english chanels, large king bed, large room, all top quality fittings and fixtures.
Breakfast was also a quality affair. A good variety of fruit. Pineapple and avocado juice squeezed while you wait with no added sugar. Real yoghurt with no added sugar (a rarity in Sri Lanka). Eggs made to your taste, including poached, American pancakes made to order, fresh coconut juice,... I could go on but you get the idea. We ordered tea and coffee. A big pot of tea and a huge canister of brewed coffee was brought to our table, which was situated right next to the beach, a very beautiful outlook with palm trees and sailing boats... all very idyllic.
As our flight was not until the evening we were able to swing a late 3pm check out.
On the down side (there is always something) the location of the other Jetwing hotels I feel is better, as they are more surrounded by other restaurants, and Jetwing Sea is a bit further down the road.
Check in was very slow (about 20 minutes), but this could be due to my asking for a second bed, which I then cancelled on arrival at the hotel. In any case they made us comfortable on the couch and brought us all fruit juice drinks, even for our two friends who were not staying at the hotel. Again after check out, complimentary drinks were served while we waited for our airport pickup.
Of course the service staff were all super friendly, but we´ve come to take that for granted in Sri Lanka, wonderful people that they are.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- With the beach at your doorstep, Jetwing Sea offers an idyllic coastal retreat along the soft golden sands of Negombo and makes for an enchanting holiday home where one can work, play and fall in love. Enjoy exotic seafood, plan a sunset wedding or unwind at the rooftop spa, serenaded by the sounds of the Indian Ocean. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Jetwing Sea Hotel Negombo
- Sea Shells Negombo
- Negombo Sea Shells Hotel