Luxury hotel holiday The Wallawwa Kotugoda

A tranquil hotel nestling amongst manicured gardens just twenty minutes' drive south-west of Colombo airport. Comfortable accommodation, an indulgent spa and an outdoor swimming pool allows for relaxation at the start or end of a touring holiday.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with Sri Lankan Airlines
  • Transport by private car with driver-guide if part of tour or private car transfers only
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room, board and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to The Wallawwa, Kotugoda

The Wallawwa is an exclusive luxury boutique hotel, set in lush, 200-year old tropical gardens. Luxury accommodation, delicious cuisine, a lush jungle pool and heavenly spa afford guests a secluded, relaxing and indulgent experience.

Facts in brief

Official star rating Luxury boutique

Location In the country, approximately ten-miles from Negombo

Annual opening All year

Closest airport Colombo

Distance from airport About 15-20 minutes by car

Hotel facilities and services

Dining terrace, Swimming pool, Loungers, Sundeck and shaded area, Complimentary WiFi, Library, Z Spa with 4 treatment rooms - an unpretentious addition to the Wallawwa's already peaceful surroundings, Tropical Garden.

Out and about nearby

Pineapple plantations, Negombo - a coastal fishing town with Dutch heritage, shops and beaches, Colombo - Sri Lanka's commercial capital.

Sports nearby

Watersports at Negombo, Golf at Royal Colombo Golf Club. 

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Wallawwa room for 7 nights

From about

£1,870

Holiday Code EXH951

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to The Wallawwa, Kotugoda

Room descriptions

The Wallawwa has 18 bedrooms.

Wallawwa rooms WiFi access, Air conditioning and fan, TV, Solar-heated hot water
Garden Suite Rooms Large suites with WiFi access, Air conditioning and fan, TV, Solar-heated hot water, private verandah.
Family Suite which comprises a twin Wallawwa bedroom with an interconnecting double
Garden Suite can be booked upon request

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Wallawwa room for 7 nights

From about

£1,870

Holiday Code EXH951

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to The Wallawwa, Kotugoda

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to The Walawwa in Sri Lanka, our clients fly to Colombo, usually with Sri Lankan Airways on a direct flight from London Heathrow (or with Emirates from other UK airports via Dubai). This hotel is 20 minutes’ drive from Colombo airport and is either a stay in its own right, in which case you will have a car transfer to the hotel and back, or it is the first or last stop on a tailor-made touring holiday accompanied by a driver-guide.

Additional information

Children: Children of all ages are accepted.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Wallawwa room for 7 nights

From about

£1,870

Holiday Code EXH951

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to The Wallawwa, Kotugoda

Highlights of Negombo

For nature lovers and birdwatchers there are the Muthurajawela wetlands where four varieties of kingfisher are frequently seen, as well as Negombo Lagoon. Offshore wrecks and a reef provide spots for diving (November to April, when the seas are calmer). PADI instructors, some other water sports and fishing trips are also available. Whale-watching and dolphin-watching boat trips are possible further north off Kalpitya, though this is a 3-4 hours drive away.

Cultural highlights of Negombo

In and around Negombo there are plenty of things to see and do: Dutch Fort remains; St Mary’s Church; Angurukaramulla Buddhist temple (murals); Fish markets, fishing boats and port; Select fresh seafood for your lunch or dinner; The Dutch canal (called Hamilton canal) and Maha Oya river – boat trip; Muthurajawela wetlands and Negombo Lagoon for birdwatching and nature; Some water sports and diving; November to April; Fishing; Tourist shops and restaurants (mostly mid-lower end), fashion shops; Inland to the archaeological site of Dambadeniya; Sri Lanka’s commercial capital of Colombo is 40 km away, offering a range of shops, restaurants and sightseeing.

Climate in Negombo

With daytime temperatures of between 26° C and 33° C, Negombo is hot and humid, though sea breezes cool and refresh the air. The evenings are slightly cooler. The main monsoon brings unsettled weather between May and August.

Travel around Negombo and Sri Lanka

We include private transfers with all our holidays to Sri Lanka, and a personal chauffer with all our touring holidays. Driving Distances: Negombo to Colombo International Airport: 20 minutes, Negombo to Sigiriya: 3 – 3.5 hours, Negombo to Kandy: 3.5 hours, Negombo to Colombo: 1-1.5 hours.

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