Have you ever arrived at a hotel and instantly fallen in love? So much so that you would literally do anything to stay there forever? This was how I felt upon checking into Jetwing Lake Hotel in Sri Lanka. Between the modern architecture and stunning interior design, a bathroom fit for a king and a pool that would make you jaw drop, Jetwing Lake is the hotel of my dreams.
I’ve stayed at a lot of beautiful hotels in Sri Lanka over the past two years, and have even been lucky enough to stay at three other Jetwing properties (Jetwing Colombo Seven, Jetwing Jaffna and Jetwing Pasikudah) but this was definitely my favourite Jetwing Hotel in Sri Lanka. Even if you’re only in Sri Lanka for a few weeks – this hotel is a must!
It’s one thing for a hotel to look good, but the real test is when everything else that makes a good hotel great falls into place. From the friendly staff, dangerously comfortable bed (and bath tub!) to the open plan shower area with a breathtaking view of the hotel’s private lake, this hotel was perfection.
The real highlight of this hotel is their swimming pool which could well be the longest swimming pool I’ve seen in my life.
Jetwing Lake Swimming Pool – DREAMY!
I absolutely devoured both the dinner and the breakfast in the hotel, and while hotel buffets are usually something I turn my nose up at, this one was divine. From the freshly baked bread and croissants to the choice of freshly cooked french toast (using baguettes instead of sliced pan!), pancakes, egg hoppers or omelettes, there was something to please all tastes. Also, when a hotel has an entire room at both breakfast and dinner dedicated to dessert, you know they’ve found a shortcut to my heart!
The setting, overlooking the large grounds and peaceful lake, and general atmosphere, added to the charm of the dinner setting, the real cherry on top.
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It can be hard to impress a group of travel bloggers, given that our job involves jet-setting around the world and reviewing some of the world’s most luxurious properties, but it’s fair to say all 8 of us were sad to leave Jetwing Lake and would potentially have sold a body part to stay an extra night or two! The fact that it’s located within Sri Lanka’s Cultural Triangle and minutes drive from Sigiriya also helps!
Have you ever stayed in a hotel like this? Leave a comment!