The Wallawwa


Nestled amongst acres of beautifully manicured gardens, this antique colonial manor house cannot be beaten for its convenience, and it makes for a lovely introduction or ending to your Sri Lankan holiday. Being beautifully quiet, it’s also perfect for a couple of days' gentle acclimatisation. Just 20 minutes from the airport and a short distance from the hustle and bustle of Colombo and the beaches of Negombo, this hotel’s location is spot on but is still very quiet and tucked away.

Built over 200 years ago in the traditional Dutch warehouse-style, the 17-bedroom property combines old and new concepts in chic Sri Lankan style. Relaxed rooms are located around a central courtyard and feature traditional Sri Lankan furnishings and modern amenities. Outside you'll find pretty manicured gardens with lush planting. There’s also a Family Suite available.

The small, open-air Veranda restaurant is welcoming and homely and serves fresh, flavoursome interpretations of local classics and international dishes. Don’t miss the lavish afternoon teas as well.

Z Spa & Relaxation is a small and stylish addition to the Wallawwa offering sublime treatments in a tranquil setting. ‘Z’ offers signature massages, traditional ayurvedic treatments and a unique array of health and beauty alternatives to help you unwind in complete comfort.

The Wallawwa Information


20 minutes from Bandaranaike International Airport. 45 minutes from central Colombo.


14 bedrooms including Garden Suites.


Strategically located close to the Dambulla, Kandy & Galle highways, the Wallawwa remains entirely secluded.


Welcome. However, there are no specific facilities.

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Why we recommend The Wallawwa

“Stylish, small, charming and independent, The Wallawwa hotel in Colombo, Sri Lanka is spread across one ground-floor level, with 18th-century beamed ceilings and colonnaded porches. Thanks to its amazing location, it’s one of our top choices for your first or last night in Sri Lanka, or even a last dinner on your way to the airport.”

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