Wallawwa Boutique Hotel, Colombo

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Tucked into a tranquil corner of Negombo's rural countryside, this 200-year-old manor house, now turned luxury boutique hotel, is only a 15-minutes hop from Colombo International Airport.

Tucked into a tranquil corner of Negombo's rural countryside, this 200-year-old manor house, now turned luxury boutique hotel, is only a 15-minutes hop from Colombo International Airport. Despite its convenient location, The Wallawwa is not your typical airport hotel, as it basks in lush tropical gardens, boasts stylish design and luxuriant interiors and promotes pin-drop equanimity.

This award-winning 18-bedroom country home was completely but compassionately restored, preserving it to appear and feel like a traditional governor's home. Now, The Wallawwa flaunts a jungle pool, heavenly spa, and gourmet food inspired by its very own extensive kitchens gardens, where each morning, the in-house chef plucks homegrown fruits, vegetables and spices for the day ahead.

As an alternative to hotels in Negombo, The Wallawwa promises to start or end your Sri Lankan holiday in style. Acting as the perfect place to explore the regions long golden beaches, fishing marketing, expansive lakes and old Dutch canal networks, this elegantly pillared home may capture your heart forever.

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Highlights:

  • Complimentary fresh fruit platter on arrival
  • Complimentary afternoon tea and cookies
  • Selection of complimentary soft drinks in the mini bar
  • 18 bedrooms and suites
  • Garden swimming pool
  • Restaurant & Bar
  • Exotic gardens
  • Heavenly Z Spa

Relax and Rejuvenate

All 18 rooms feature beautiful garden views, elegant furnishings, and contemporary facilities.

Spa & Wellness:

The Z Spa offers exquisite and relaxing treatments, providing a soothing atmosphere throughout the day. The treatments have been built with real people in mind and are tailored particularly to assist you relax before and after your flight.

Fine-Dining:

Overlooking the 200-year-old tropical gardens, The Verandah, an open-sided restaurant, serves exquisite a la carte Asian Fusion cuisine from morning to night. The fresh cuisine is prepared with the greatest local ingredients, and most of the fruits, vegetables, and herbs are picked daily straight from the vast kitchen gardens.

A Little Extra:

All guests are giving a $30 USD Z Spa voucher per room per stay

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Location:

Sri Lankan capital Colombo is only a 30-40-minute drive from Wallowwa, and offers premium shopping, fine-dining, and modern art galleries. Walking through the fort area and lively Pettah bazaar district with a knowledgeable guide is one of the most pleasurable ways to discover this amazing city. Old temples that surrounded Wallawwa really add to the rural feeling, while good road access to Kandy allows for easy day excursions to lowland tea plantations and elephant sanctuaries.

Colombo, with its vibrant energy, provides a wonderful contrast to The Wallawwa's gentle manicured gardens. With each year that passes, Colombo is becoming an increasingly popular cosmopolitan metropolis boasting healthy food cafés, world-class restaurants, unique boutiques, and excellent contemporary galleries. Colombo has a long history dating back to the 16th century, and its ancient colonial-era buildings wonderfully contrast with the rapidly growing gleaming high-rises.

Head south to find Negombo; a well-developed west coast beach town only 30-minute drive from The Wallawwa Hotel. Negombo has more than its fair share of Gothic churches, and its predominantly Catholic residents are testament to the town’s nickname, Little Rome. The town's beach is a long, broad stretch of sand bordered by large hotels, while the lagoon and Muthurajawela Wetlands form an important wildlife reserve.

Overview:

The character of an 18th century manor house is elegantly blended with bold 21st century modifications in all eighteen bedrooms and suites. Four-poster beds are arranged to look into the gardens, and little touches such as vintage phones and vibrant prints add a retro-contemporary feel to rooms.

Recline in quiet and seclusion in one of the chicly designed Wallawwa Suites or choose a more spacious Garden Suite with open terraces and lush border-lined lawns and large bathrooms.

Families will appreciate the interconnecting bedrooms and suites, while luxury is provided for those who choose the two-bedroom Mountbatten Suite which boasts a private plunge pool.

Wallawwa Bedroom

These are the smallest rooms, yet offer a feeling of elegance and provide a restful environment where king-sized four-poster beds or twin beds lull you into a peaceful slumber. These rooms have en suite bathrooms with rain showers and are directly connected to the garden.

35 SQM

Beds

1x Four Poster King-Size Bed

Views

Garden Views

Occupancy

Maximum of 2 Guests

Bathroom

En-Suite Bathroom With Rain Shower

Something Unique

Private Terrace

Garden Suite

Spacious, high-ceilinged contemporary rooms with four-poster king-sized or twin beds and a terrace with tropical garden views. Rain showers are available in the suites.

55 SQM

Beds

1x Four Poster King-Size Bed

Views

Garden Views

Occupancy

Maximum of 2 Guests

Bathroom

En-Suite Bathroom With Rain Shower

Something Unique

Private Terrace

Family Suite

Two-bedroom family suites, which include a beautiful Garden Suite and a smaller, twin-bedded Wallawwa Bedroom features private shower rooms and direct access onto a furnished garden terrace. Family Suites can accommodate up to five people.

90 SQM

Beds

2x Four Poster King-Size Bed + 1x Twin Bed

Views

Garden Views

Occupancy

Maximum of 5 Guests

Bathroom

En-Suite Bathroom With Rain Shower

Mountbatten Suite

The spacious two-bedroom Mountbatten Suite is comparable to a private villa in terms of size and amenities, boasting a large sitting room and a private garden with plunge pool. The master bedroom features a magnificent four-poster garden-facing bed with a rain shower and freestanding bathtub, as well as an open plan layout that incorporates a sofa-equipped living room.The second bedroom, which comprises of two queen twin beds and an en-suite bathroom, is also available. The suite also has walk-in wardrobes, cable TV, retro phones, and a minibar.

162 SQM

Beds

1x Four Poster King-Size Bed + 1x Queen-Sized Twin Bed

Views

Garden Views

Occupancy

Maximum of 5 Guests

Bathroom

En-Suite Bathroom With Rain Shower & Freestanding Bathtub

Something Unique

Living Area, Plunge Pool & Private Garden

Spa & Wellness:

The Z Spa at The Wallawwa offers exquisite and relaxing treatments in order to provide a soothing atmosphere. The treatments have been built with real people in mind and are tailored particularly to assist you relax before and after your flight.

The Z Spa features both single and double air-conditioned treatment rooms with open-air washrooms that spread out from a Zen-like central courtyard. The spa has no fixed opening hours; instead, therapists tailor treatments to each guest's needs.

The treatments in this deeply relaxing menu of services mix Asian techniques with a sprinkle of Ayurveda. All products are chemical free and made in Sri Lanka by Ophir; the blends are based around the therapeutic benefits of red, green, pink and black tea.

Open time: 9:00am to 7:00pm

Fine-Dining

Overlooking the 200-year-old tropical gardens, The Verandah, an open-sided restaurant, serves exquisite a la carte Asian Fusion cuisine from morning to night. The fresh cuisine is prepared with the greatest local ingredients, and most of the fruits, vegetables, and herbs are picked daily straight from the vast kitchen gardens.

The chefs at Wallawaa can cater to all dietary requirements with prior notice, and a kid’s menu, BBQ menu and in-room dining menu are also available.

A selection of fine wines, cocktails, spirits and beers perfectly complement the menus.

The kitchen is open daily from 6:30am until 10:30pm. For departures before 6:30 a.m., the hotel can arrange for a packed breakfast, and, by request, the kitchen to stay open until late.

Other Experiences:

For a few nights before or after your flight, the Wallawwa's peaceful rural setting is a lovely place to unwind and recuperate. Although it's incredibly pleasurable to stay put, shutting yourself away in the hotel's beautiful garden, pool, and simply enjoying a Sri Lankan culinary demonstration with the chefs - exploring the region's numerous sights and activities is a must-do.

Negombo is a good starting point, with its Catholic churches, Dutch fort, and busy fish markets that may be seen on foot with a local guide. The large mangrove-fringed lagoon and network of ancient Dutch canals in the town may be explored by boat or kayak.

The Sri Lankan capital Colombo is only a 30-40-minute drive from Wallowwa, and offers premium shopping, fine-dining, and modern art galleries. Walking through the fort area and lively Pettah bazaar district with a knowledgeable guide is one of the most pleasurable ways to discover this amazing city.

Other sights from The Wallawwa include a visit to a world-renowned cigar factory, a visit to an ancient Buddhist temple, and day trips to tea factories and an elephant sanctuaries

Popular Experiences:

  1. Sri Lankan Cookery Demonstration
  2. Negombo Fish Market Tour
  3. Vesak Lantern / Kite making for kids
  4. Cigar Factory Tour
  5. Muthurajawela Wetlands – Canal and Lagoon Boat Trip
  6. Negombo City Walk
  7. Colombo City Walking Tour
  8. Colombo City Art and/or Religion Tour
  9. Pilikuttuwa Rajamaha Temple & Cave Hill Walk

If you are interested in booking any of the above experiences, please let us know at time of booking by emailing info@gokotravels.com

Essential Information

Visa:

Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Tourism and government officials had approved a proposal to grant visa-free entry to Sri Lanka, for multiple countries across the world, which was set to begin May 1st, 2019.

Unfortunately, this service has been postponed in consideration of the current security situation. Please check with the Sri Lanka Embassy or Consulate in your country for up-to-date visa information.

Due to the heightened security threat, most nationalities will require a visa to visit Sri Lanka. The fee is approximately $35 USD and an E-Visa can be obtained at the following website: www.eta.gov.lk

For the most up to date information on visa requirements, we recommend you contact the Sri Lankan embassy in your country or visit the official website.

Travel Insurance:

Travel Insurance is an important part of any booking. We recommend everyone who travels with us has taken out adequate travel insurance which includes cover for the full value of your holiday with us.

If you would like to obtain cover for your trip please feel free to contact specialist Insurance Brokers, Campbell Irvine Direct for a quote. GoKo Travels is an Introducer Appointed Representative of Campbell Irvine Ltd who are Authorised and Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority .

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Covid-19:

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Travel With Confidence:

Due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19, the safety and wellbeing of all of our travellers, leaders, suppliers and staff remains our top priority. Not only have we updated our booking policies so you can flexibly amend booking arrangements before departure and get the most out of your holidays while away, we have also introduced new measures and safety guidelines so you can travel with GoKo Travels safely and securely.

What does this new booking policy mean for me?:

Fully Flexible bookings for peace of mind - We understand that sometimes plans change. That’s why GoKo Travels have updated our booking policies, so you now have full flexibility to change your travel plans if needed.

Our flexible booking policy includes:

(a) Free date changes up to 45days prior to departure - with no interest or added fees

(b) Full refund giving if you have to cancel the trip due to any COVID-19 related issues or international restrictions.

(c) You can now lock in your trip with a small refundable deposit and then pay the rest in instalments whenever you like, with no interest or fees.

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    Full refund given if you have to cancel the trip due to any COVID-19 related issues or international restrictions.

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Giving Back

As part of our commitment to preserving planet earth, we donate 3% of our profits to GoKo Travel's registered non-for-profit, "The GoKo Earth Preservation".

The GoKo Earth Preservation has been set up to protect and preserve the natural habitats of our planet and to conserve and enhance the biodiversity of threatened environments and endangered species around the globe. This is achieved through rewilding, reforestation and marine conservation projects, alongside local community support.

Rainforest canopy viewed from above with river in the centre

Securing A Rainforest Reserve

Support the purchase of our very own GoKo Rainforest reserve - preserving biodiversity and protecting endangered species in the world's most important habitat.

Giant sea turtle swimming under water

Assisting Marine Conservation

With your help, we can buy boats to support marine conservation; securing the future for our fragile oceans and the wonderful beings that inhabit them.

Jaguar big cat looking at the camera

Creating New National Parks

By helping with the creation of new parks, we can support local economies, empower native communities and put healthy landscapes into permanent protection.

Carbon Offsetting as Standard

Although all of our GoKo holidays promise to warm your hearts, we don’t want it to contribute to warming the planet.

For every trip booked with us, we support a 3-step carbon offset scheme to calculate and neutralise your holiday footprint, allowing you to travel conscious free. This covers every step of the journey where you travel with us, from international flights to hotel heating, transport, food and more.

The GoKo Carbon Offsetting scheme does not focus on just planting trees, but rather the purchasing, persevering and protecting standing forests from deforestation and degradation - helping revive forests back to full health and avoiding the release of stored carbon. This also enables the regeneration of degraded habitats, which gradually re-absorb atmospheric CO2.

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