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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hotel is much better than just being close to the airport. We only stayed here briefly and we sad that we had not been able to stay here for longer. The service and food are top class and the setting is serene. We will stay here longer when we come back

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Paris, France
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great place to start your trip in Sri Lanka as it's not far from the airport but feels very secluded and tucked away in jungle surroundings. Stunning high ceiling rooms with modern facilities and a beautiful bathroom. Staff were great as was the food, all round excellent stay.

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Surrey
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Fabulous stays both on arrival and departure to Colombo. The staff are very friendly, warm and professional. Highly recommend, a great convenient stop for the airport but a world away from 'airport' hotels. Plus the food is delicious best kottu roti of our trip! Lovely large comfy bed too.

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Scotland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We have never contributed to TripAdvisor but felt the need to after our wonderful stay at the Wallawwa. Such a beautiful place and so friendly. The staff were amazing, so helpful and probably the most genuine we have ever come across. They were incredibly kind to our two young boys. The pool is idyllic, just what the doctor ordered after...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfect place to start or end a trip to Sri Lanka due close proximity to the airport. Lovely rooms. Delicious food. Nice gardens to for kids to let of steam and a very tranquil pool. Wish we had stayed longer.

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Thank Charlotte P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for a night either side of our trip to Sri Lanka, for a convenient hotel close to the airport. It is more than sufficient for this, and provides a relaxing stop after or before a long haul. Very friendly, helpful staff. Good relaxing areas and pool. Food was a great too. All in all a great hotel.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is stunningly beautiful. The grounds are magnificent and the decor if phenomenal. However, the staff needs to pay better attention to cleanliness and other details. My friend and I stayed the night of Dec. 12. in the Mountbatten suite. This suite is enormous. It has its own pool. Beautiful, large windows. Two bedrooms and living room space. That's...

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Teardrop_Hotels, Managing Director at The Wallawwa, responded to this review

Dear Jrrob, Thank you for your review. Whilst we're disappointed to be rated as a '3 out of 5', the feedback provided helps us to improve. I'm very sorry to hear about the issues you faced. I agree that it’s unacceptable that an unclean cup was left next to the coffee machine and that the shower in the second bathroom...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was only here for one night, but really enjoyed our stay. The staff were superb and couldn't have been nicer. Room was big with a very comfortable bed and a massive bathroom. Both dinner and breakfast were great. My wife's pork curry was superb. Pool and spa also looked very relaxing but unfortunately we didn't have time

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for just one night before we had to take our flight out at 2am. Great hotel that is right next to the airport. It is a wonderful amalgam of modern architecture and colonial charm. The grounds are right out of a Rudyard Kipling novel, and the restaurant was solid. It is very a much an open air...

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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the best hotel we stayed in on our Christmas holiday. We cannot fault it.It is based on a very old colonial home and has a beautiful surrounding garden with pool area. The decor is spectacular, the rooms and bathrooms lovely, the service impeccable and the food wonderful. One night ( our last one) was not enough. In retrospect...

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  • 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
Region: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Kotugoda
Price Range: $240 - $572 (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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“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
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