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Dubai
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20 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed here for our first night stay on our 10 days sojourn in Sri Lanka. It is a hotel between woods. Nice place to relax and do nothing. There is not much to do here except a small pool. Food is decent. Staff is very helpful. The resort manager was always willing to help. I have not given 5... More 

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Thank Shangy50
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful property, with stunning private garden and pool amidst the jungle trees. Amazing food, every meal was a delight and could not decide what to choose from a well curated menu! Spa treatments also excellent and great value, recommend the Facial! Can't wait for my next visit.

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We didn't spend much time here as we flew in late (it's close to the airport) and left the next morning, but waking up in their very comfy beds and well appointed room was great. Breakfast was generous and delicious and we had a quick dip in their great pool before heading out.

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Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Nestled in a quiet location, this boutique hotel is perfect to unwind. This was our first stop having just flown 21 hours. The natural beauty abounds everywhere one looks. The cuisine is wonderful also. It is close to attractions, but one would never know a city is nearby. There is internet, minibar, small frig, robes. Great, friendly service.

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Thank Linda A
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed at the Wallawwa for one night during our trip to Sri Lanka organised by Imagine India. We really enjoyed our stay, the hotel is fairly small and has a quiet, relaxing atmosphere. We particularly enjoyed the food, the various Sri Lankan curries from the dinner menu were amazing!

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Thank MichaelaR-LDN
Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a garden room which was very spacious, spotless and a stunning bathroom. The food was great, and the staff professional and friendly. We had arranged a transfer from the Airport, and this was not much more than 30 minutes, so it's handy location for your first or last night in Sri Lanka.

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Thank ifwdc
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wallawwa boutique home so secluded and private and we stayed there when we arrived as we do not plan to enter Colombo city and its so near the airport like little less than half an hour. A very pretty cosy place with lovely garden n very private to rest. Bedroom was big and tastefully furnished and bathroom was huge. We... More 

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Thank jooleelau
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35 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our first stay, fresh off the plane and it set the scene for a wonderful tour of Sri Lanka that included several 'hotels to die for', of which this was one! I'd love to say we both enjoyed it but sadly my wife went straight to hospital for treatment of a kidney stone. Regardless - what a place to convalesce!... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have rarely come across a hotel property that can cater for so many different categories of guests. The Wallawwa is ideal for a couple wanting to relax for a few days. It is also ideal for a group of friends to unwind and also ideal for a young family. It is also a perfect pitstop for a night as... More 

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Thank Omar K
Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We started our Sri Lanka experience in this wonderful colonial manor house. The proximity to the airport and the tropical gardens were the initial attractions for our booking. The drive from the airport was around 15 minutes and amazingly sedate. The tropical gardens that welcomed us were truly magical. Our room was immaculate, comfortable and well fitted out. The service... More 

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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
Region: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Kotugoda
Price Range: ₹ 14,463 - ₹ 28,035 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Wallawwa 5*
Number of rooms: 17
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The Wallawwa Hotel Kotugoda
Wallawwa Hotel Colombo
Wallawwa Boutique Hotel Colombo
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  • A honeymoon welcome - plus we got cake!
 of 5 bubbles AlsWildAdventures, 18 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a garden view”
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“When needing time to energise after a long flight this Hotel is perfect. Spend a few days there before carrying on with your journey,”
 of 5 bubbles chris_talbot99, 25 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Book a garden suite or the Mountbatten Suite. Order ahead for live crab. Try the local dishes. Take a cooking lesson.”
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“All rooms are comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles 464mirab, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
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