Wallawwa - Description

Situated in an elegantly renovated colonial manor house, this award-winning boutique hotel is surrounded by 200-year-old tropical gardens and once housed the Royal Air Force during World War Two. It is just a short 20-minute drive from Colombo International Airport. Housed in a charming 18th-century manor, it radiates elegance and tranquillity. For those seeking an alternative to Negombo hotels, The Wallawwa offers a stylish beginning or conclusion to your Sri Lanka trip.


There are 18 bedrooms and suites that suites elegantly combine the charm of an 18th-century manor house with striking modern elements. Luxurious linens adorn the four-poster beds, which are positioned to overlook the gardens, while vintage phones and bold prints give the rooms a retro luxury bungalow feel, reminiscent of Negombo.


The welcoming open-air restaurant and bar offer delectable à la carte dishes, featuring both international and Sri Lankan cuisine, served at tables with views of the gardens. Their creative menus highlight the best local ingredients, with many fruits, vegetables, and herbs harvested fresh from our own garden each day.


There are many in house and offsite activities to do whilst staying at Wallawwa. There is an option to partake in the eye-opening experience of a traditional Sri Lankan cookery class. Negombo is an excellent starting point, where you can explore the town’s Catholic churches, Dutch fort, and bustling fish markets on foot with a local guide. The expansive lagoon and the intricate network of old Dutch canals are best explored by boat or kayak. Sri Lanka’s capital, Colombo, offers upscale shopping, dining, and contemporary art galleries. One of the best ways to experience this vibrant city is on foot, with a knowledgeable guide taking you through the fort area and the lively Pettah bazaar district.

Boutique Hotel

20 min Drive from colombo airport

palm-fringed swimming pool


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