Light House Hotel Galle
On the famed south western coast of Sri Lanka, in the ancient Dutch outpost of Galle, hotels line the shore and are many and varied. But amongst them all, one stands out – distinctive as a beacon of light in the dark; and named likewise. Known and loved the world over, Jetwing Lighthouse, Galle, embraces a rugged outcrop along the coastline just before the city centre, and is the last unique architectural triumph of Sri Lanka’s iconic genius, Geoffrey Bawa. Minimalistic, stately and elegant this inspired creation will captivate you with its unparalleled wonder.
Step in to the hallway and step back five centuries. A dramatic enactment – a historic narrative depicting the ‘Battle of Randeniya’ spirals upwards. Sweeping alongside the stairway, Portuguese horsemen charge the brave local inhabitants; their fervour immortalized in shimmering copper and bronze envisioned by renowned artist Laki Senanayake. Follow the flight and step out into the lobby, then stand amazed at the vista before you – the astounding beauty of a land the ancient warriors fought to save or gain is now yours to claim, awhile at least.
But yours will be a battle of a far more pleasant kind – how not to indulge too much in all the luxuries you will encounter when you stay with us. The rooms are sumptuous, the cuisine, positively sinful, the pools as vast as the ocean they seem to blend into – and then there is the spa too, and that is bliss beyond compare. But bliss is what you will find at every turn at Jetwing Lighthouse, Galle; a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the world, it is the ultimate tropical retreat of lavish beauty in Sri Lanka.
The largest city in the South and one of great significance in many ways, Galle is a wonderful blend of culture, history, beauty, tradition and everything else in between. A popular destination of choice for both locals and tourists, in the city and the outskirts of Galle, hotel properties flourish offering accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets. Located in the South West corner of the island, Galle is a 146 km drive from the Bandaranaike International Airport.
The journey is a story in itself. Through the mayhem of the business capital Colombo, the palm lined resort towns of Wadduwa, Kalutara, Beruwela, Bentota, Kosgoda, Ambalangoda, Hikkadduwa , the brilliant blue sea will accompany you all the way to Galle, and often the rail track will do so too. Jetwing Lighthouse is conveniently located just a few kilometres before the bustling city centre of Galle and its historic Dutch Fort, yet stands alone away from it all on a rocky promontory facing the waves – a true refuge of peace.
A member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World and indeed one of the most unique hotels in Galle, Jetwing Lighthouse is renowned for its aesthetic design and overall splendour. But bliss lingers indoors for you too: luxurious chambers far too superior to be called mere bedrooms – and there are 60 to choose with expansive ocean views from all of them.
If you wish to repose in true stately manner, there are 3 themed suites to pick from too – Moorish magnificence, Oriental charm or Dutch antiquity – which would it be then? Pure Sri Lankan simplicity however, is also infused into the decor in a union of tradition and modernity.
Windows tinted in brilliant jade green, frame endless waves like a seascape masterpiece come to life. Polished teak glisten and burnished brass shine in the warm glow of old lanterns. Dark granite and pristine marble vie for attention as you sink into the burbling Jacuzzi tub. Afterwards, let the crispest linen and pillows feather soft, set golden slumbers adrift. The songs of the surf swishing gently amongst the rocks on shore may dare to breeze in to your dreams. Tomorrow, a whole new day of indulgence awaits you.
A member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, and an iconic landmark on the South coast, Jetwing Lighthouse is a truly distinctive hotel in Galle that also offers the very best of facilities and services that complement its fame.
Here, we have everything you may call for and more to make sure your days are spent in supreme comfort, and as magical as the surroundings. Complete with all the amenities you may want, from hot/cold showers, cable TV, IDD and internet service, car rental, childcare to a doctor on call and more; you also have the best of service to attend to your needs too.
There is a fully equipped gym with an expert personal trainer to make sure that you work off all that wonderful gourmet fare, and not one, but two expansive swimming pools to take leisurely laps or soak all day if the mood takes you. The kids have their own pool too. If you want some sporting action there is flood lit tennis, squash and a pool table. Yoga and meditation is available for those who prefer more sedate pursuits. An enticing gift shop with exotic offerings for you and yours, will also keep you browsing in the most tempting way too.
- Foreign exchange
- All major Credit cards are accepted.
- Room Service
- IDD facilities, Facsimile, E-mail and Internet services (Free wifi)
- Doctor on call
- Car Rental and Parking facilities
- Laundry/Dry cleaning
- Baby sitting at a charge, Baby cots on request
- Gem & Jewellery shop
- Daily Housekeeping
- Postal facilities
- Left Luggage facility
- A well stocked wine cellar for choice of wines
- Two swimming pools
- Tennis court with flood lights
- Squash court
- Fully equipped gym