In a Nutshell

The Wallawwa is a beautiful luxury boutique property located just 15 minutes from Sri Lanka’s main international airport and is noted for its wonderful service set in stunning gardens, ideal for the beginning or end of your trip.

At a Glance

  • Luxury boutique hotel located just 15 minutes from the international airport and 45 minutes from central Colombo
  • Set in a tropical garden oasis
  • 17 bedrooms and suites, with interconnecting and family options
  • Relaxing Z Spa for post flight rejuvenation
  • A selection of hand picked experiences showcasing the local area
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Boutique Hotel
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The Detail

An original Wallawwa (ancestral estate), the property is set in stunning gardens  and has been renovated into an award winning luxury boutique hotel. Once the Head Chieftain of Galle’s country residence and part of the RAF’s headquarters during WW2, the Wallawwa’s history shines through the sensitive renovations and you really do feel like you have stepped back in time. Although just 15 minutes from the airport, this tropical oasis transports you right into the heart of Sri Lanka with delicious food, wonderful and friendly staff and laid back atmosphere.

There are 18 rooms including interconnecting options for families and the indulgent and vast two bedroom Mountbatten Suite, complete with private pool. The Z Spa has a selection of wonderful treatments and is the ideal place to relax and de-compress but if you are feeling more adventurous there is also an array of local experiences to enjoy. The food here really is exceptional and a traditional Sri Lankan is highly recommended but if you are looking for something lighter then perhaps try some fresh fish, direct from the nearby market at Negombo. Much of the produce served is home grown and comes direct from the carefully cultivated fruit and vegetable garden and a tour with one of the gardeners is a real insight.

Millis Potter Insight

Due to its close proximity to the airport, the Wallawwa is highly recommended as the start and/or end to your trip. It is far too nice to call it an airport hotel but the convenience is definitely a bonus. Many of the staff have been at the property since it opened and there is a real family feel here, perhaps why there is such a high amount of repeat guests! It is tempting to arrive in Sri Lanka and just get on with your trip as there is so much to see and do on the island, but a day or 2 of relaxation here first is the ideal way to get over jet lag and find your feet before setting off on your adventures. The delicious food is worth a visit on its own so do make sure you have time to sample a few of their dishes.

The Wallawwa Itineraries

Travel is all about those unique and special moments which make you smile. Our aim is simple: to offer exceptionally unique and innovative itineraries that are totally personalised around you.

A Summer holiday in Sri Lanka

Horathapola - Kandy - Cultural Triangle - Wilpattu National Park - Trincomalee - Negombo  

Most people think Sri Lanka is just a winter-sun destination, but much of the north and east of the county is perfect in the summer months.

15 days from £3654 p. p.

Undiscovered East Coast of Sri Lanka

Negombo - Gal Oya - Passekudah - Trincomalee  

The East Coast of Sri Lanka is slowly opening up to tourism. Combine a spot of wildlife in Gal Oya with a visit to Passekudah and ending in Trincomalee.

14 days from £2955 p. p.

Sri Lanka’s Tea Hills and Palm-fringed beaches

Negombo - Hill Country - Galle - Tangalle  

This journey to Sri Lanka combines the tea country with a stay on Sri Lanka’s south coast, more of a relaxing holiday than immersive tour, a way to sit-back and relax and simply enjoy the destination.

14 days from £5528 p. p.

A Family Holiday to Sri Lanka

Negombo - Hill Country - Kandy - South Coast Beaches  

Think Sri Lanka, and think of wild elephants, jungles, tea plantations, spices and palm-fringed beaches. All of which makes for a wonderful family adventure, designed to not involve too much driving which can always be a downside to travelling with children in Sri Lanka.

14 days from £1910 p. p.

Pottering Down the South Coast of Sri Lanka

Negombo - Yala National Park - Galle - Bentota  

Take your time, and set off on a leisurely itinerary along Sri Lanka’s south coast, letting the shoulders drop as you meander slowly from Yala National Park to Galle and the palm-fringed beaches beyond.

14 days from £3605 p. p.

Highlights of Sri Lanka

Negombo - Cultural Triangle - Hill Country - Galle  

For those wanting a quick introduction to Sri Lanka, then this suggested private tour might well be your answer. Explore the Ancient Cities, the Tea Country and end on the south coast beaches.

10 days from £1755 p. p.

Sri Lanka and the Maldives

Negombo - Cultural Triangle - Hill Country - Maldives  

Sri Lanka and the Maldives is one of the best twin-centre holidays you can experience, a blend of culture, adventure and beach that makes for such a wonderful journey.

13 days from £2705 p. p.

Classic Sri Lanka

Negombo - Cultural Triangle - Kandy - Tea Country - Yala - Galle - Bentota  

This classic private tour of Sri Lanka takes in all the major highlights from the stunning cultural heritage of the north, the tea country, wildlife and laid-back beaches in the south.

13 days from £2595 p. p.

Experiences

Travel is all about those unique and special moments which make you smile. Our aim is simple: to offer exceptionally unique and innovative itineraries that are totally personalised around you.