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The Wallawwa

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed at the The Wallawwa when we first arrived in Sri Lanka and after a busy train journey through Rajasthan it was like walking into paradise. The spacious rooms have access to a small garden area and the bathrooms are particularly large. The hotel design has peaceful walkways with cool water ponds. The staff were very welcoming and manager...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just a few minutes from the airport, this lovely hotel is the perfect stay for a first night in Sri Lanka. Colombo is a hectic, fast-growing city, and the airport is chaotic. So it was a pleasant surprise to find this serene spot. With clean lines, and great attention to architectural details, this hotel shows refined, elegant taste. The bathroom...

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Manama, Bahrain
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Trip Advisor reviews say it all already. There is little I can add except - wow! We stayed there for 24 hours after arriving at 6:00 am on a night flight to rest before starting our Sri Lankan holiday. We arrived so early that our room was, of course, not ready but everything was done by the staff to...

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Duns, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This Boutique hotel was delightful, set in beautiful grounds, run by lovely staff. I finished off our holiday by having a fantastic massage, then relaxed in the grounds, watching guests play croquet on the lawn. This well managed hotel and attentive staff looked after us extremely well. Also, the dining room was excellent, it was fine dinning. We had an...

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London
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

As others have said this a hidden gem of a place. The Boutique hotel only has 16 rooms, however any more would spoil the feel of the place. There are more staff on site than guests which makes service absolutely fantastic, you almost feel as though you staying in someones home. The rooms themselves are massive, the bathroom alone is...

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Torpoint, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed here for a night at the beginning and end of our trip. It's so close to the airport and the city, and yet when you turn into the gateway and the tropical tree-lined driveway it feels like you're entering a secret oasis. We stayed in some amazing hotels during the whole of our trip, but The Wallawa stood...

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Teddington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just 25 mins drive from the airport, The Wallawwa is set in beautiful grounds with a lovely boutique hotel feel, the rooms are fairly large and the open air dining terrace overlooks lawns and a tree lined garden. The food was delicious, we had an evening meal and breakfast after a late flight in, before setting off for our Sri...

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australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A most beautiful small hotel with fabulous personalised service. At one time it had been the home of Lord Mountbatten. From the manager, to the butlers, to the room staff, nothing was too much trouble. The food in the dining room was delicious. We arranged with the chef to have a range of Sri Lankan curries for dinner - a...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved our all too brief stay here. As we were a party of three, we were allocated the gorgeous Mountbatten Suite. We could have stayed there for days. Staff were so friendly and helpful. We had a great snack in the dining room with reasonably priced cocktails. Breakfast was ample and well prepared. I would stay here again in...

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Charlotte, NC
Reviewed 1 week ago

We actually just had a day room at this hotel before catching an evening flight out of Colombo. This is a beautiful hotel designed by the famous architect Geoffrey Bawa. Our Garden Room was spacious, with an absolutely gigantic bathroom. Having toured a number of Bawa buildings, this was typical open plan with lots of columns. We enjoyed tea and...

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  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Wallawwa was once the country estate of the head chieftan of Galle. It is now home to The Wallawwa, Sri Lanka's first and only boutique airport hotel. Perfectly situated and designed to welcome weary travelers in style and seclusion. Just 15 minutes from Colombo airport and within touching distance of Colombo, there is now no reason to take on long car journeys after arriving at the airport. Join us, sit back and relax at the Z spa or at the Verandah restaurant and start or finish your holiday in heavenly luxury. A 17 room private boutique hotel, restaurant, spa and gardens. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Wallawwa

Address: Minuwangoda Road | Nr Ja-Ela & Bandaranaike Int Airport, Kotugoda, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Kotugoda
Price Range: $167 - $456 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Wallawwa 5*
Number of rooms: 17
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Also Known As:
The Wallawwa Hotel Kotugoda
Wallawwa Hotel Colombo
Wallawwa Boutique Hotel Colombo
The Wallawwa Sri Lanka/Kotugoda
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“16 was very nice.”
 of 5 bubbles Myrtle312, 5 days ago | Read review
“Garden Suite are bigger”
 of 5 bubbles keithtalbot3, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“All rooms appear similar”
 of 5 bubbles I1424YNvalerieb, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Garden deluxe rooms are larger and more private”
 of 5 bubbles J2653WWpauld, Feb 15, 2017 | Read review
“All of the rooms are off a courtyard so all are equally positioned at ground floor”
 of 5 bubbles 411DavidO, Feb 5, 2017 | Read review
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