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Jetwing Sea
Ranked #7 of 44 Hotels in Negombo
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 15 October 2011

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.

Room Tip: We loved the ground floor rooms as we could just walk straight out onto the beach
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  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Jetwinghotels, General Manager at Jetwing Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2011

Dear Guest,

We are extremely delighted to hear such lovely comments from our guests and to be part of such precious memories. Your kind words will definitely be shared with the team.

On behalf of everyone at Jetwing Sea, thank you for taking the time to post your experience on Trip Advisor after just a single night with us. It was a great pleasure having you at Jetwing Sea and on your next visit to this paradise isle, allow us to host you once again as it will be our utmost pleasure.

Sincerely,

General Manager.

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Reviewed 12 October 2011

My wife and I spent an awesome 3 days in this hotel. Great advantages of this lovely hotel are its location (fabulous beach and proximity to the Airport), its staff...one of the most friendliest bunch of people that we have come across. Every staff member was friendly and eager to make our stay and experience comfortable including the lovely GM of the property, a lady who ensures she goes out of her way to make sure all her guests are taken care of. Some aspects of service maybe slow..but hey isn't that the point of taking a break? Must dos are ..a catamaran ride operated by a guy called Salman, Buying a batik sarong from Josephine (A friendly beach hawker), A dinner at the lovely Seafood restaurant at the hotel and of course lots of swimming!! Overall a great experience!!

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Jetwinghotels, General Manager at Jetwing Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2011

Dear Guest,

Thank you for such wonderful comments on Trip Advisor. Hospitality and personalized care are the most important aspects of running a hotel and we are glad we met your expectations. I’m sure your kind words will go a long way with the team and we are overjoyed that you’re taking away such special memories with you. Jetwing Sea is a haven for rest and relaxation and guests like yourself, always make our efforts worthwhile.

It was a pleasure hosting you in Negombo. We hope to see you again soon.

Sincerely,

General Manager

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Reviewed 8 October 2011

Stayed, just one night but the hotel has been well upgraded. The breakfast buffet is excellent and one of the best ideas seen is the special fruit stall with a wide selection of different fruits - is something hotels often overlook and is a great idea. Rooms are nicely renovated and the staff are very friendly Its only minutes from the airport and the village ambience on the beach is lovely.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled on business
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Jetwinghotels, General Manager at Jetwing Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2011

Dear Guest,

Thank you for the incredibly kind words that you have shared on Trip Advisor about your experience at Jetwing Sea. It is always a thoroughly gratifying experience to note that we have met the expectations of our guests. We are very pleased that you enjoyed the fruit selection at the buffet. Sri Lanka being a tropical country has a beautiful variety of fruit and vegetables and we want to share that with are esteemed guests.

It was a pleasure having you and we hope you come back to visit us again in the near future.

Sincerely,

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Reviewed 20 September 2011

We chose this hotel after a lot of research; we considered few hotels in Bentota, waterside... etc. But then we decided on Negombo, coz it is near the airport, and we would spend less time on travelling. This hotel had good reviews, and we liked the photographs as well. We booked though booking.com, and I called them up and confirmed before we took our flight from chennai. Our trip was more sort of a trip just to relax and enjoy the sea. We got it there… We stayed in the old block, beside the pool, I loved the view. The room was neat and clean, the bath was also clean. My husband loved the pool, and the bar next to the pool. We used the gym as well, which is well equipped, though we dint have enough time to check out the spa. The food at the hotel is predominantly enjoyable for non-vegetarians. Particularly as we were from India we found it difficult to choose any from the menu card for dinner. But should say, the restaurant staff were very friendly, and went to the extent of getting us the food which was not on the menu, just for us, as were pure vegetarians. Particularly Mr. Arun, who understood our liking, and arranged food accordingly. They took the order for the next day dinner forehand and made sure that the food reached us on time the next day as per our liking, Which was very impressive. We were very happy. Overall I liked the hotel a lot, and would love to stay there again. And yes, one other thing, please do not use the hotel's cab service if you would like to go for an un-planned sight seeing, which is what we had in mind when we started from India. Fortunately when we took a taxi from the airport at Colombo, the taxi walla was very friendly, and offered to take us around Pinnawala, and Kandy, I wanted to check with the hotel front desk as well. I found that the hotel charged double the rate. So we went with the cab walla Mr.Rajapaksha, He is a native of colombo, and knows all the places around there. A safe driver, and a guide. He also took us to a gem shop and helped us choose good gems. If you would like to you may reach him at +94-774109260. All the best with your travel!

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Jetwinghotels, General Manager at Jetwing Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2011

Dear Guest,

On behalf of my colleagues at Jetwing Sea, we thank you for your lovely comments on Trip Advisor. We are happy to hear that your stay with us was pleasant and enjoyable. We at Jetwing Sea offer the kind of service that is second to none. And I am glad that you were here to experience it yourself and your words will thrill the team. I thank you once again for your visit and for your valuable comments.

We eagerly await your next visit to Negombo and we are very hopeful that you will visit us again in the near future.


Sincerely,

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Reviewed 11 September 2011

My family with little child had a great time at Jet wing Sea.We were given a lovely room on top floor with a breathtaking view of the Indian ocean.Food was good and very well presented.The service is good and staff are very flexible if you ask anything from them.The rooms are refurbished very recently and large and clean.Rooms are well equip with all the amenity what You're looking for when You step in to a hotel.

once again its a great few days we had with You and.Thank You.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with family
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1  Thank Vidvani
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Jetwinghotels, General Manager at Jetwing Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2011

Dear Guest.

Thank you very much for your lovely comments. We are extremely happy to note that you enjoyed your stay and loved the room and meals. I have shared your comments with my colleagues and they bid you well.

Looking forward to your next visit to Jetwing Sea.

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Additional Information about Jetwing Sea

Address: Palangathurai | Ethukale, Negombo 11540, Sri Lanka (Formerly Sea Shells Hotel)
Region: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Negombo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Negombo
#3 Family Hotel in Negombo
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Negombo
#4 Spa Hotel in Negombo
#4 Business Hotel in Negombo
#5 Luxury Hotel in Negombo
Price Range: $149 - $556 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Jetwing Sea 4*
Number of rooms: 83
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

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