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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.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Airport transportation
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Outdoor pool
Wheelchair Access
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Air conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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My husband and I stayed at this hotel for one night before flying back to the UK. It was lovely to arrive here, after a gruelling four hour car journey, and know that we would have to drive only twenty minutes the following day to get to the airport. The hotel is tucked away
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Like many people we stayed at the Wallawwa for the first night after a long flight, and I cannot think of a better place to do so. We were given a lovely room with excellent amenities, and spent most of the time in the garden or by the pool. The staff were extremely frindly
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We wished we had stayed longer in this beautiful place. After a long flight it was perfect to relax in the wonderful gardens and enjoy the pool. Colombo is a ride away and returning to this place for peace and quiet was marvellous. Lovely rooms with plenty of space.
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After a long flight this is quite simply the perfect place to rest up for a day or two. It is so peaceful, the staff are amazing and everything about it was perfect. Dot. Worry as your taxi drives up the bumpy track at the end of this short road is an oasis of calm and the most
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This is an excellent spot to reach after a long flight. We had booked the “entry level” rooms and were very comfortable with a good night’s sleep. The setting is peaceful, the restaurant food is of excellent quality and reasonably priced and the staff are professional. Great
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Serene gardens at The Wallawwa
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How much are the massages and do we need to book in advance?
If I remember correctly, they were about 30 USD and depending on if crowded you may wish to book in advance. During our visit, we saw perhaps 3 other guests/parties and were able to "walk-into" a massage appointment.
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what is the best way to transfer between the Walawwa and the airport?
Hi Bryan, we can arrange for a driver to meet you in the arrival's hall of the airport, and bring you to the Wallawwa, if you send your flight arrival details to our reservations team. Alternatively, there are taxi booths in the arrivals hall that you can use. Please do, however, make sure they know exactly where they're going before you set off. It's only a 15-20 minute drive. Warm regards, The Wallawwa
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similar response. this is a top quality hotel. i am sure they will respond to all your needs...there will be plenty for your kids to eat (western or sri lankan), and the shower rooms were very well equipped....
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I didn't see any either, think chances are slim you'll see one unless you stare into the pond
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Hi Lorraine, we're 15-20 minutes from the airport and about 40-50 minutes into central Colombo. We have lovely garden, including our fruit and vegetable garden, which is good for a stroll, but isn't big enough for a long walk. About 20 minutes away are the Gampaha Botanical Gardens. As Lisa has mentioned, we also have a swimming pool (and spa) to help decompress after your flight. Looking forward to welcoming you to The Wallawwa!
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"Take the upgrade if you can !"
"Room 18. Comfortable bed / fab bathroom / air con worked. Small garden with no view but as only there one night not an issue."
"All rooms are beautifully finished, from the massive suite with private pool and the rooms that lead from the central courtyard."
"Room 19 is good"
"All the rooms on ground floor with easy access"
US$199 - US$493 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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