The Palmyrah House, Mannar

Superior

Superior

  • 320 sq ft room (ground floor only)
  • Two full-sized single beds
  • Wheel-chair accessible
  • En-suite bathroom with hot/cold showers
  • Complimentary Tea & Coffee station
  • USB charging ports
  • Individually controlled A/C
  • Direct access to private veranda

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Deluxe

Deluxe

  • 650 sq ft (04 duplex chalets)
  • King size double bed (plus Full sized Single bed for triple occupancy)
  • En-suite bathroom with hot/cold showers
  • Complimentary Tea & Coffee station
  • USB charging ports
  • Individually controlled A/C
  • Private access to open deck

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Suites

Suites

  • 950 sq ft (upper floor)
  • King Size Double Bed + Queen Size Single Bed
  • En-suite bathroom with dual wash-basins and bath tub with hot/cold showers
  • Complimentary Tea & Coffee station
  • USB charging ports
  • Individually controlled A/C
  • Private access to open deck (decks of suites can be conjoined to form a large deck for groups/family room)

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About The Palmyrah House, Mannar

The Palmyrah House is a newly built guest house on Mannar Island. It has been thoughtfully designed for those who love to explore but still enjoy their creature comforts after a long day.


The Palmyrah House is the first of its kind on the island and offers travellers five very comfortable en suite and air conditioned guestrooms. The style is simple and welcoming and uses local resources and artisans where possible, for example the verandah floor and supporting pillars are all from the local Palmyrah tree. The boundary fencing has been constructed by the local method of drying the Palmyrah leaves. Guests are encouraged to meet and join each other on the verandahs for meals where local specialties are the pride of the house. A separate Games pavilion is the perfect place for an evening game of pool, carom and family board games or to catch up with the latest sports results or DVD.


Palmyrah House is perfectly placed en route to Jaffna, (2 hrs) and less than an hour from Sri Lanka's largest national Park, Wilpattu. The area is flat and perfect for biking, the traffic is minimal, and the pace is slow giving you the feeling of being transported back to gentler era. Wild donkeys (originally from Somalia) and cattle relax in the middle of the road and bullock carts are still used for transport.

Location of The Palmyrah House, Mannar

The distance from the Bandaranaike International Airport is about 273km while the drive takes about 5 ½ hours.

Accommodation at The Palmyrah House, Mannar

Whether you are travelling with family, a group of friends or alone you will have a warm welcome at The Palmyrah House. The house has just five air conditioned en suite rooms on the ground and upper floor. Each room is simply but stylishly furnished in keeping with the natural surroundings.

Three rooms on the upper floor can accommodate an additional single bed at an extra charge. Balconies are attached to rooms at either end of the upper floor. Two rooms on the ground floor are more suited to single travellers or couples.

Both ground and upper floor rooms open out onto a large living veranda, with comfortable lounging chairs and views towards the jungle and open spaces. The perfect place to unwind and watch the sun set after a day of exploring.

WIFI is available throughout the property.

Facilities at The Palmyrah House, Mannar

Featuring free WiFi, an outdoor pool and a year-round outdoor pool, The Palmyrah House offers accommodation in Viyayadippannai. The guest house has a barbecue and sun terrace, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant. Free private parking is available on site. You will find a 24-hour front desk at the property You can engage in various activities, such as cycling, fishing and hiking. The guest house also offers car hire.

Excursions and Day Tours from The Palmyrah House, Mannar

The portuguesE fort
The Portuguese Fort just outside the town looks out over the bay. Today it is just a ruin, and occupied by donkeys and local families. Take time to wander the ramparts and notice the double moat that surrounds the Fort. You can appreciate its previous stature by finding interesting inscriptions on grave stones and some fine stone detail amongst the weeds.

The doric bungalow
Doric was the house of the first British Governor in Sri Lanka, Fredrick North. Located 20km away from Mannar, The house was designed by the Governor and was built in 1804 so that he could personally revive and supervise the pearl fisheries.

Giant's tank
Giann's tank is contained within a huge Bund and during the wet season becomes a vast lake covered in lotus. It's a popular fishing spot and just 15 mins south of Mannar.

Bird sanctury
Mannar is almost one huge bird sanctuary, protected by the wild life department. Mannar is an important resting point for migrating birds ( October to March), making it a must for Bird Watchers. The bird species that drop into Mannar are many and varied. It is also one of the last places in Sri Lanka where you can see flamingos.

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