Colombo & Surrounding Area
The Wallawwa

The Wallawwa, an old colonial manor house, has been lovingly restored to provide 18 beautifully furnished bedrooms and suites nestled in 200-year-old tropical gardens.

Close to the Airport, but as far removed from an airport hotel as you could possibly imagine this wonderful hotel with its jungle pool, heavenly spa and fine cuisine is the perfect way to begin or indeed end your Sri Lankan adventure in style!

Facilities & Activities

The Wallawwa is an extremely comfortable hotel with the facilities that you would expect of a property of this calibre including a fabulous pool set in the quiet corner of the established gardens, also a fine spot for a game of croquet. The hotel shop offers a collection of interesting, colourful and inexpensive gifts and you can feel good about shopping too with every single rupee of profit going to the Wallawwa’s chosen charity.

The Z Spa is The Wallawwa’s exclusive spa, designed to help guests relax and unwind before or after a long journey. The Spa doesn’t have set opening times – the team is flexible to cater to your specific arrival and departure times. However, to avoid disappointment, booking as early as possibly is advised – particularly in high season or if a double treatment room is required.

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The Verandah showcases exquisite a la carte Asian Fusion cuisine, served on the restaurant terrace, overlooking the beautiful gardens. The menus have been created using the finest and freshest ingredients available in Sri Lanka, many selected from the hotel’s extensive kitchen garden. The menus also include a selection of vegetarian dishes and the chefs are willing and able to cater to any dietary requirements with prior notice. In-room dining is also available if you prefer to dine in the privacy of your suite after your journey.


The 18 rooms and suites blend the character of an 18th century manor house with bold contemporary additions.

The cosy Wallawwa Rooms have a king-size four poster bed or twin beds and access the gardens. Garden Suites are more spacious with a built-in window suite and private terrace with tropical garden view. The rooms boast stylish terrazzo lined wet room with rain shower, basin & WC.

For more space there is also a Family Suite and Mountbatten Suite which have two connecting bedrooms.

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Whilst the hotel does not have specific facilities or services for younger guests, families with children of all ages are warmly welcomed and will love the jungle pool. A kids menu is offered at The Verandah and a variety of family suites are available, each with 2 bedrooms. The Mountbatten Suite also boasts a large living room with sofa and a plunge pool in its private garden.


The Wallawwa is part of the Teardrop Hotel group in Sri Lanka where sustainability and community are at the very heart of their operations. Teardrop have a passion for carefully restoring old properties such as The Wallawwa to preserve their original features wherever possible. Other initiatives include using home grown food as much as possible in the cuisine and supporting the local community by providing food, medicines and reading glasses for low-income families. Through the charitable foundation Teardrop hotels have created, they have a programme to employ young people who are keen to take their first steps into careers in the hotel industry.


The Wallawwa is located just a short 20-minute drive from Sri Lanka’s International Airport and approximately 45-60 minutes from the hustle and bustle of central Colombo. Easily accessible yet entirely secluded – a luxury private hideaway.

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