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, Gall, 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. Minimalist, 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.
This 4-star design hotel offers individually-themed rooms and suites with fibre-optic lighting and free Wi-Fi. The Seven Hotel is located in Paris’s Latin Quarter, a 10-minute walk from Luxembourg Gardens.
The modern guest rooms at Seven Hotel are air-conditioned and equipped with a Nespresso machine and an iPod docking station. Rooms also have a TV with a channel that controls individual room fragrances.
A buffet breakfast is served each morning in the hotel’s breakfast room or in guests’ rooms upon request. The hotel also features a contemporary lounge bar serving cocktails.
Other services available at Seven Hotel include massage treatments, a private car service and a concierge service.
The hotel is a 5-minute walk from Censier-Daubenton Metro Station, which offers direct access to Le Louvre and the Opera Garnier. Port-Royal Station is 800 metres from the hotel and provides a train service to Charles de Gaulle and Orly Airports.