Re-imagine Jaffna hospitality with ‘Thinnai’

‘THE THINNAI’ is a brand-new initiative up North that blends luxury with authenticity.  An all-suite Boutique Hotel located in Thirunelveli, Jaffna opened for the public on August 2, 2016. Thinnai, without a doubt, ups the standard of the Northern hotel industry creating, true to its own words,‘the perfect ambience to Rest, Relax and Reunite’.  It indeed comes as a pleasant surprise that this property, developed and managed by Thinnaveli Property Developers is only its first such venture in this industry.

It is evident that this local endeavor is firm in its resolve to serve the Northern environment, economy and community. The hotel strives to be as environment-friendly as possible and has partnered with the ‘I love green’ projectto do its share in curbing the drinking water crisis that plagues several parts of the peninsula. All fresh food including milk, fruits and vegetables used in the kitchen are obtained from its own Organic farms located in close proximity to the hotel; ensuring high quality while encouraging the struggling local market. Likewise, majority of the staff at Thinnai are residents of Jaffna newly trained and introduced into the hotel industry.

Thinnai encompasses 39 suits with 58 roomsin total,generously appointed single (700 Sq feet) and double (1100 Sq Feet) bedrooms fully equipped with all necessary facilities. ‘Mangalam’, its banquet hall seatsup to 250 guests and is suitable for large gatherings of any occasion. New to Jaffna, this hotel also has an outdoor freshwater swimming pool and separate jacuzzies in some of its suites.

Housing three separate restaurants ‘Thinnai’brings under one roof an incredible range to suit one’s gastronomic disposition. ‘Amudham’ the main dining restaurant serves a wide variety Sri Lankan and Indian cuisines including flavours from Jaffna. However, owing to religious and cultural sensitivities no pork orbeefis served at the hotel. ‘Thulaa,’is the multi cuisine all day dining restaurant and the “Thulaa café”, is a perfect hang-out spot that is open around the clock prepped to fulfill late night cravings. ‘Saaral’ on the other hand is a bar and lounge exclusive for its in-house guests. Thinnai also has within its premises ‘Kottil,’ a pool side juice bar that is undoubtedly a tropical treat to all its customers.

Thinnai offers a wide range of sports and entertainment including bicycle riding, live music and special activities for both adults and children. The hotel also organizes excursions around Jaffna for tourists on abode and avows to make available all modes of transport including airplane, train, bus and private vehicles to suit ones choice and comfort through its concierge service.

Other facilities provided by the hotel include, laundry service, drivers quarters, travel desk, taxi service, free wi-fi access, business centre, conference room, fitness centre with gym instructor, yoga, kids play area, salon and gift shop.

All in all, Thinnai truly ups the bar,not by one, but several notches in terms of Jaffna hospitality and one should definitely not miss the opportunity to revel in it!

For more information:
Address: No. 86, Palaly road, Thirunelveli, Jaffna

Hotline: 0094 21 20 30 400
Telephone: 0094212216494 / 0094 77 455 8220
Fax: 0094212216495


  1. I have not been there. I am impressed by the article and on my next visit would stay there and enjoy the hospitality. Good luck and best wishes,
    Raj Sri, Melbourne, Australia


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