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The Wallawwa, Negombo [Sri Lanka]


Located close to the Colombo’s Bandaranaike International Airport, the Wallawwa is a tranquil oasis of calm for those recovering from a long flight, about to return home or in transit around the island. This chic boutique hotel is easily accessible – from Colombo, Negombo, Galle and Kandy – yet entirely secluded.

Set in five acres of 200-year-old manicured tropical gardens – occupied at one time by the Royal Air Force during World War II – the Wallawwa is a super-sensitive restoration of the 200-year-old manor house, where graceful original features have been spiced up with luxuriant interiors.

Featuring beautifully appointed rooms and suites, a garden-wrapped Indian-tiled swimming pool, a library, a decadent spa, a fruit and vegetable garden and a top-rate restaurant, the Wallawwa is ideal for anyone looking for a serene stay far from the hustle bustle of the city.


The Wallawwa has 17 rooms categorized as :

Wallawwa Bedrooms : The Wallawwa rooms are the standard rooms at the hotel featuring a large bedroom with kingsize bed and a terrazzo lined en-suite bath room with rainshower, basin & WC.

Garden Suites : The Garden Suites features a bedroom with huge terrazzo en-suite bathrooms rooms and a private verandah with built in comfortable seating area.

Family Suites : The Family Rooms are spacious with one king size four poster bed and two large single four poster beds. The en-suite bath room has a rain-shower, basin & WC. There is a private verandah which has a comfortable built-in seating area.

Mountbatten Suite : The new Mountbatten suite is double the size of the Garden Suite and features a large living room, a bedroom, an expansive bathroom with rain-shower and terrazzo bath, and a private garden with plunge pool. There is an additional twin bedroom for children or to use as a TV room.

All the rooms and suites at Wallawwa , have stylish décor and are well equipped with flatscreen TVs, Tea Coffe maker, Wi-Fi access , safety deposit box and plenty of wardrobe space and window seats (which can be made into an extra bed for a child).


The Wallawwah has one restaurant named The Verandah. Overlooking the lush garden, the restaurant is an all day dining space featuring exquisite a la carte Asian Fusion cuisine. The menus also include a selection of vegetarian dishes and the chefs are willing and able to cater to any dietary requirements with prior notice. A Kids menu and in-room dining are also available.


There are many activities that the hotel can organize for its guests. Excursions can be arranged to the beaches and fish markets of Negombo or into Colombo city centre for shopping, dining and visiting cultural sites & museums.

Other places to visit within easy reach are a Tea Factory and Cigar Factory; Gampaha Henarathgoda Botanical Gardens ; Pilikuttuwa Rajamaha Temple & Cave Hill ; Muthurajawela Wetlands and Canals on a Lagoon Boat Trip.

The Wallawwa is just 2 hours 45 minutes from Kandy & Dambulla – thus making it possible to visit the Millennium Elephant Foundation and the sights of Kandy or Sigiriya Rock Fortress and Dambulla Cave Temples in a day.

The Wallawwa also boasts of an exclusive spa named The Z Spa, designed to help guests relax and unwind before or after a long journey. The Spa doesn’t have set opening times – the team is flexible to cater to your specific arrival and departure times. Guests can also swim and sunbathe at the hotel's charming pool or relax with a book in the Library.


Address : Minuwangoda Road, Kotugoda, Katunayake, Nr Ja-Ela & Bandaranaike Int Airport, SRI LANKA

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