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The Wallawwa

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  • About this holiday

    A tranquil hotel nestling amongst manicured gardens just twenty minutes' drive south-west of Colombo airport. Comfortable accommodation, an indulgent spa and an outdoor swimming pool allows for relaxation at the start or end of a touring holiday.
    Client testimonial: "Our favourite hotel due to the helpful, friendly staff and the tranquility."
    Mrs R, January 2016

    The journey and how you get there


    Included in your holiday

    Expressions Holidays includes scheduled flights with Sri Lankan London to Colombo return in economy, private car transfers, bed and American buffet breakfast based on two people sharing a double or twin room.

    Holiday prices

    Sample price for a luxury holiday to The Wallawwa is per person based on two people sharing a Type A double or twin room.
    From £1,670 for 7 nights.
    The price displayed here is a guide only for this hotel and each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect the actual flight costs and all up-to-date special offers.

    Hotel code


    Our opinion

    A wonderful, secluded hotel which perfectly blends historic charm and stylish facilities.

    Hotel description

    Just minutes from Sri Lanka's airport, the beaches of Negombo and the city of Colombo is The Wallawwa, an airport hotel with a difference. Nestled amongst acres of beautifully manicured gardens, this antique colonial manor house, or Wallawwa, is now a charming boutique hotel. This old and new concept provides guests with a tranquil setting and stylish living just 20 minutes from the airport and the outskirts of Colombo. Strategically located close to the Dambulla, Kandy & Galle highways, the Wallawwa remains entirely secluded. Treat yourself to a relaxing spa treatment, take a dip in the swimming pool and sample delicious Sri Lankan traditional curries and recipes developed from home-made dishes from around the world. The beautifully restored Wallawwa building, over 200 years old, is fronted by a long veranda filled with cane chairs & sofas, leading to a spacious library endowed with comfy chairs and bookshelves. To the left of the front veranda is the wonderful new restaurant & bar which overlooks the tranquil gardens. The back of the Wallawwa opens out onto a courtyard and three new single storey wings where the 17 bedrooms & suites are situated. Whilst the  Wallawwa rooms are perfectly proportioned for short stays, the Garden suite rooms are nearly twice the size of the Wallawwa rooms including an indoor sitting area and a small patio garden. For the ultimate in luxury, the Mountbatten Suite has it all, including its own private plunge pool.



    Official star rating

    no rating

    Annual opening

    All year

    Distance from airport

    About 15-20 minutes by car

    Closest airport


    Room types

    The Wallawwa offers 17 bedrooms, divided into the following categories:
    Wallawwa rooms. WiFi access, Air conditioning and fan, TV, Solar-heated hot water.
    Garden Suite Rooms. Large suites with WiFi access, Air conditioning and fan, TV, Solar-heated hot water, private verandah.
    A Family Suite, which comprises a twin Wallawwa bedroom with an interconnecting double Garden Suite, can be booked upon request.

    Hotel facilities and services

    Dining terrace, Swimming pool, Loungers, sundeck and shaded area, Complimentary WiFi, Library, Z Spa with 4 treatment rooms (an unpretentious addition to the Wallawwa’s already peaceful surroundings), Tropical Garden.

    Water sports

    Land sports

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    Local to The Walawwa are Pineapple plantations; Negombo – a coastal fishing town with Dutch heritage, shops and beaches; Colombo - Sri Lanka’s commercial capital.

    Sports nearby

    Watersports at Negombo, Golf at Royal Colombo Golf Club. 


    Children of all ages are accepted

    Minimum stays

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