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Private Room, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 2
Jaffna, Northern Province

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Gavin J
Level 6 Contributor
253 reviews
57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
“Clean, simple accommodation and a wonderful host....”
Reviewed 29 November 2015 for a stay in November 2015
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We booked into D Villa for three nights having found it on the web and Trip Advisor. The accommodation is on the upper floor of Dilans house, there are 4 or 5 rooms and a common sitting area. The rooms are clean and functional with good working a/c and a roof fan and well large enough for two adults in large twin beds (actually two doubles). The bathroom was a wet-room with a shower, loo and wash-hand basin on two levels keeping the loo out of the way of the shower. We did a B&B rate and the breakfasts were good home cooked fare. The fridge was stocked with beer and water and you helped yourself on an honesty basis. This is a good, clean, functional villa offering exceptional value for money.

I can not write this without mentioning Dilan (the owner) who speaks perfect English and is very kind and helpful. He sorted us out a neighbour who drives a Tuk-Tuk who collected us after breakfast and finished after we had gone out for dinner. He suggested things to see that were well off the normal tourist-track and briefed the driver on the route and sequence and suggested excellent places for lunch and dinner. Dilan is who makes the place and he is very kind, helpful and accommodating.

My view: this is a simple, clean and well-run facility with good food and an exceptional host / owner offering fantastic value for money.

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Liked best: Dilan suggesting trips and things worth seeing
Liked least: Bathroom
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
1 Dec 2015
Dear Mr & Mrs Gavin,
Thanks for your valuable review which gives more courage to keep doing the same service to the guests. And, will do so...
Regards from Jaffna,
Dilan
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kated01
London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Absolutely wonderful!”
Reviewed 13 September 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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people found this review helpful

We absolutely loved our stay at D'Villa Guest House. Dylan is a fantastic host - he speaks excellent English and was full of ideas to help us make the most of our stay in Jaffna. He also works with a really sweet and kind tuk-tuk driver who took us on a great day trip around the peninsula and charged much lower prices than the other drivers we came across.

The room was clean and comfortable and the breakfasts were fantastic. Can't recommend this place enough - just go!

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Liked best: The hospitality and the breakfasts!
Travelling group: Friends
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Management Response
16 Sep 2015
Dear Respected Guest,
Thanks for your review about my Guest House.
Best Regards,
Dilan
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Simone M
Winterthur, Switzerland
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Our favourite Hotel in Sri Lanka”
Reviewed 1 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015
1
person found this review helpful

We stayed at D'Villa for 4 nights. Dilan, the owner was always very friendly and helped us very competent with all our questions. Speaking an excellent English, he could tell us a lot about Jaffna and its history, and recommended some places we would not have found without him. The D'Villa has 5 guest rooms which all have the same standard. Our room was very clean and we felt like at home.

We ate at the guesthouse two times (homemade, authentic, delicious Jaffna food) - it was absolutely fantastic!!

Thank you very much Dilan for everything!

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Liked best: Service, Food, perfect Host
Liked least: that we had to leave...
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
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Management Response
3 Aug 2015
Dear Respected Guest,
It is my pleseure to serve you at my guest house.
Thanks for your valuable Review.
Regards from Jaffna,
Dilan
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LachlanAn...
Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
“Highly Recommend”
Reviewed 25 May 2015 for a stay in April 2015

I stayed for 3 nights in April 2015 with my wife. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

The rooms were well presented, clean, spacious, comfortable, air conditioned.

Dilan was very helpful with all our arrangements. For example we had to change our dates from our original booking a couple of weeks before arrival and that was no problem for Dilan.

Food was magnificent, my wife is a Sri Lankan Tamil raised in New Zealand and she thinks the food was almost as good as her mum and aunties'.

Good value for money. Location is fine in Chundukuli.

We made the booking via email after getting contact details from here and paid in full at checkout - this seems to work best for the owners.

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Management Response
25 May 2015
Dear Lachlan & Anusha,
Thanks for staying at my place and for the review.
Regards,
Dilan
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 May 2015 for a stay in June 2014
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Liked best: Excellent host - very helpful. The place was clean. Breakfast was good.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
11 May 2015
Dear Respected Guests,
Thanks for staying at my place and for your encouraging review.
Will keep the same service offered to our guest in the future too.
Regards from Jaffna
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