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The Wallawwa
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Kotugoda
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Reviewed 18 September 2013

This was a wonderful start to our holiday in Sri Lanka. The rooms were very comfortable, staff superb and meals were excellent. It is a complete oasis of calm which allows you to get over the flight and start your trip refreshed. I would thoroughly recommend starting or ending your holiday here - tempting to stay longer but with such a beautiful country to see you really have to force yourself away.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 September 2013

My wife and I stayed here with our 6 and 7 sons. We travel a lot and this is one of the top places we have ever stayed. If you are into aesthetically pleasing surrounds, excellent customer service, awesome food (local and western) and a nice vibe - then come here. I have no idea why anyone on holidays would opt for a Colombo hotel over The Wallawa.

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Reviewed 14 September 2013 via mobile

The best overnight hotel I've ever stayed in. The food is amazing. The wifi is fairly slow but it works. The pool is lovely if a bit cold. The hotel is a little bit off the beaten track and so it is fairly quiet and serene. Overall an amazing hotel.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Reviewed 12 September 2013

We stayed here for the last night of a weeks tour round Sri Lanka, and were very pleased with our choice. It has a very relaxed feel and the staff friendly which was great as I think most people only stay a day or two which doesn't give the staff time to get to know people.
It was our 25th wedding anniversary and they brought out a cake for us which was a nice touch. The evening meal was very good and so was breakfast.
It would be a good hotel to stay in if you had had a long journey to Sri Lanka as I think you could really relax before starting on the long car trips ahead.

Room Tip: All rooms looked the same.
  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 September 2013

Hugely relaxing surroundings, high quality massage experience, nice dining and bar areas set within gardens, very relaxed check in/out arrangement. Would happily stay here again and for longer. The only tiny gripe was the shower took a while to reach it's temperature.

Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 September 2013

Excellent nice boutique hotel closer to the Colombo International Airport. A peaceful relaxing place in a beautifully landscaped garden.The staff is excellent. No words to explain how friendly they are and how well they treated us from our arrival to the the departure. It was my birthday and for my utmost surprise the chef and the staff had prepared a lovely b'day cake and when they sang happy birthday song for me I couldn't believe my eyes. It was such a pleasant surprise.
We are very sorry that we were able to be there only one night, but would definitely go again with our family and friends.
At the Walawwa you need not stay in lines to serve your food and not on time schedules. Their lovely food is ready for you when ever you need it. All the rooms are very well presented and we occupied a Garden Suite which was gorgeous. The Z spa of the Walawwa is another unique one.
Both me and my husband take this opportunity to thank this wonderful staff specially Johanna, Prasad and their team once again for their fabulous service. We will 100% recommend this lovely place for anyone who is looking for a peaceful relaxing time away from your busy schedules. It is a home away from your home!

Room Tip: Garden Suite No.16
  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 September 2013

We spent our first two nights at the Wallawwa, and what a stay it was! Our room - The Mountbatten Suite - was amazing. With very comfortable beds and our own private pool, we were in paradise. The food was amazing and the atmosphere of the entire hotel was relaxed and tranquil. A visit to the spa is necessary if you have the time. Definitely worth a stay at the beginning or end of a trip!

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Address: Minuwangoda Road | Nr Ja-Ela & Bandaranaike Int Airport, Kotugoda, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Kotugoda
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Kotugoda
Price Range: £173 - £316 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Wallawwa 5*
Number of rooms: 17
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 
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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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