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A tranquil, laid back, 4-bedroom hotel with en-suite bathrooms, a pool and a well laid out garden. All rooms are air conditioned. The hotel is situated 20 minutes from Palaly Airport, 8 minutes from Jaffna Train station, a short walk to Nallur Kovil, Jaffna Market and nearby restaurants. This is an ideal location for families, or a group of friends in search of a unique place for a special trip. It’s a traditional and authentic Jaffna home, like non-other. The hotel is furnished to the highest standard throughout and staffed by our friendly and welcoming team.

Story of Thambu Illam

“Illam” in Tamil means home and “Thambu” is our family name.

The house built by “Thambu Master” has been passing down through generations since the 1900’s. We at Thambu Illam welcome you to aged-old inheritance converted as a luxury heritage hotel in Jaffna.

Whether you are a first-time visitor or coming back to cherish childhood memories, relax in this quaint sanctuary located in the heart of the city that is encompassed by verdant greens and surrounded by virgin beaches.

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