Era Beach Jetwing
Posted 13-Sep-2014 on Hotels
This is a small boutique hotel with only 8 rooms which used to be privately owned. At the time we stayed it was off season and only 4 of the rooms were occupied. An upside to the hotel was that the staff that were on duty were very effiicient and attentive. Unfortunately there were not really enough staff to man the restaurant, reception and the bar all at the same time. This meant that if you were not requiring the same service as the majority of the other guests at any particular time then it could be difficult to get someone to help you out. This may not be the case if you stay in peak season and the hotel is full. The guys tried really hard to make everything work but there was just not enough manpower. The rooms were large and comfortable and the bellboy responsible for servicing them was excellent and deserves special mention. The bar was reasonably well stocked and the restaurant in the hotel was nice but nothing out of the ordinary for a 4-star hotel. I would say that everything that is available around the hotel is a tuc-tuc ride away but not too far. The Japanese pagoda and Jungle beech are quite near, the rest of Galle about 10 minutes away by car. Overall I would say that the major shortcoming of the hotel in the off-season was a lack of service staff in the evening. A comment that was made by someone with experience of both this and the other Jetwing hotel in the area was that the other was a better experience. However, it is a little more expensive.