Jetwing Jaffna 

Fabulous city views

A central setting with incredible views of Jaffna around almost every corner at this popular city hotel.

Modern, but with an interior design that reflects the heritage of its setting, Jetwing Jaffna is our go-to hotel when we explore the lesser-visited northern tip of Sri Lanka. Aside from the central setting and vibrant and comfy rooms, the standout feature of this Jetwing property is the views out over the city, and nowhere is this more true than up on the rooftop bar. A sunset cocktail with a skyline backdrop is the perfect way to end a day of exploration, whether you’ve visited the 17th-century Jaffna Fort, been browsing the stalls at the buzzing city market or discovered ancient Buddhist sites like the Kadurugoda Temple and ruins.

Why we love Jetwing Jaffna

  • Conveniently located in the heart of Jaffna, within easy walking distance of the must-visit sights in this northern city

  • All of the comfortable and warmly decorated rooms come with views over the city and the lagoon beyond

  • Popular with locals, the rooftop bar is perfect for a leisurely lunch or an evening cocktail accompanied by a cooling sea breeze

  • The restaurant specialises in local dishes and is one of the best places to try an authentic Jaffna crab curry

4 stars
Jan - Sep
Colombo 10½ hours
Approx. 6 hours from Colombo airport



  • Restaurants & bars
  • Board
  • Spas & wellness
  • Families

The warm and stylish restaurant is complemented by two bars, including one on the rooftop, from where the views are amazing.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served in the restaurant, where the dishes are inspired by local flavours and produce such as seafood which is sourced nearby. There’s also a wide selection of international dishes on offer.

Peninsula Bar
Open between midday and 11pm, the small bar in the restaurant serves up cocktails, mocktails, soft drinks and more.

Jaffna Sky Lounge
The rooftop bar is as popular with locals as with guests, and is a lively spot for sunset drinks, relaxed meals and live music.

Spicy Jaffna crab curry is something of a speciality of the restaurant, and not to be missed.

What's included

Breakfast in the Main Restaurant.

Upgrade options

Half Board • Breakfast and dinner in the Main Restaurant
Full Board • Breakfast, lunch and dinner in the Main Restaurant.

Active types will appreciate the hotel’s rental bicycles.

There’s a babysitting service, cots on request, interconnecting rooms and lots to do locally, though no pool.