Kotugoda, Sri Lanka

Set in 200-year-old tropical gardens just 15-minutes’ drive from Sri Lanka’s main international gateway, this award-winning 18-bedroom country house hotel with gourmet food, jungle pool and heavenly spa, carved out of an atmospheric 18th century manor house, exudes style and serenity.

As an alternative to hotels in Negombo, The Wallawwa promises to start or end your Sri Lankan holiday in style.

18 stylishly furnished rooms, including two family suites and a luxurious two-bedroom suite with pool, promise beautiful garden views, lavish furnishings and modern amenities.

The convivial open-sided restaurant, The Verandah, serves exquisite a la carte Asian Fusion cuisine throughout the day to tables overlooking the 200-year-old tropical gardens.

Their innovative menus use the finest local ingredients, and many of the fruits, vegetables and herbs used in the freshly cooked meals are plucked daily from the extensive kitchen garden.

The chefs 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 their menus.

Kotugoda, Sri Lanka
18 suites including interconnecting bedrooms and suite, and one 2-bedroom Mountbatten Suite
Open-sided restaurant The Verandah serving a la carte Asian Fusion cuisine throughout the day
Dietary requirements accommodated with prior notice
Kid’s menu
BBQ menu
In-room dining menu
Z Spa with ingle and double air-conditioned treatment rooms with open-air bathrooms
Signature massages, scrubs and wraps
Shiatsu sessions
Cleansing facials
Herbal compresses
Kid’s massage for children 2-12 years
Inter-connecting rooms and suits ideal for families
2-bedroom family suit
Kids’ massage service
Kids’ food menu
WiFi internet

The two-bedroom Mountbatten Suite is as generous as a private villa, boasting a sitting room and a private garden with plunge pool.
The master bedroom has a grand four-poster garden-facing bed and an ensuite bathroom with rain shower and freestanding bathtub, and its open plan design incorporates a sofa-furnished lounge. The second bedroom – furnished with queen-sized twin beds – also has its own shower room.
The suite is equipped with walk-through wardrobes, cable television, retro phone and mini bar.
Our garden-gazing two-bedroom Family Suites promise each member of the family comfort, space and exclusivity.
These private havens comprise of a double Garden Suite with ensuite wet room and a smaller, interconnecting twin-bedded Wallawwa Bedroom with its own bathroom and rain shower. Suites directly access the garden, and in-room amenities include cable televisions, mini bars and retro phones.
Spacious and light-filled, the Garden Suites overlook and directly access lush lawned gardens fringed by borders of tropical shrubs.
Ideal for post-flight lounging, they feature king-sized or twin four-poster beds, comfy armchairs, day bed window seats, ensuite wetroom with rainshower and further cushy seating on a private garden veranda. Amenities include mini bars, cable televisions and retro phones.
Stylish bedrooms designed to pamper guests with all the essentials for a good night’s sleep, including luxurious four-poster beds adorned with crisp linen sheets and lightweight duvets.
Equipped with mini bars, retro phones and cable televisions, Wallawwa Bedrooms have ensuite terrazzo-lined wet rooms with rain showers. They are perfect for those looking for stylish yet affordable accommodation near Colombo Airport.
The Wallawwa is conveniently located just 15-minutes’ drive from Colombo International Airport yet its lush setting is extremely tranquil, tucked into a quiet corner of Negombo’s rural hinterland.
It takes just 30-minutes to reach Colombo and beach-blessed Negombo, a Catholic settlement famous for its fishing trade, its expansive lake and network of old Dutch canals.
Different rates for using
  • 1 bedroom
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 5 bedrooms
  • 6 bedrooms
  • 7 bedrooms
  • 8 bedrooms
  • 9 bedrooms
  • 9+ bedrooms


$350 $315/night

Rates vary according to seasonality. Contact us to discuss your holiday needs.


Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka is an island nation south of India in the Indian Ocean. Its diverse landscapes range from rainforest and arid plains to highlands and sandy beaches. It’s famed for its ancient Buddhist ruins, including the 5th-century citadel Sigiriya, with its palace and frescoes. The city of Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka’s ancient capital, has many ruins dating back more than 2,000 years.
Staying with us
  • Travel concierge: We listen to help you plan
  • For big villas and chalets, special rates for smaller groups (reduced occupancy)
  • Limited time deals, exclusive perks
  • The best rates, guaranteed
Planning your luxury holiday, we are with you every step along the way.
If the villa of your choice is already booked, our team is happy to suggest equivalent alternatives and take care of the details. You can expect your vacation to be personalized to suit your tastes.
Private, insured, direct airport transfers to and from the villa can be arranged. A villa manager will meet and greet you at the airport ensuring your transfer to the villa is smooth and effortless.
Private tours and boat hire can also be arranged in advance. We will handle the arrangements to collect and return you to your villa after the event. Why not enjoy a fabulous day out and explore the surrounding islands and national marine park on a luxury speed boat?
Book a car with us and have it waiting at your villa when you arrive, we have a wide range of vehicles from a 2 seat Suzuki Jeep to a 7 seat Toyota Fortuner. Price includes comprehensive insurance, unlimited miles, collection and delivery, and optional baby and booster seats.
Prior to your arrival we will send you a food and wine shopping list allowing us to stock the villa with your favorite foods and beverages.
Once on site, your resident villa staff will ensure the villa is kept clean and tidy. Your villa manager is available to cater to guests’ specific needs and can help organize island activities, massage and spa treatments, as well as helping communicate requests to the Thai chef and dealing with any matter arising at the villa. Bed linen is changed every third day and towels are changed as necessary. Pool towels are provided and replenished as deemed necessary.
Planning your Sri Lanka Experience
Depending on the number of guests arriving at once, a variety of vehicle options are available including saloon cars, 4 wheel drives, and people carriers, as well as fixed wing sea planes and helicopters.
Sometimes the simpler things in life provide the greatest pleasure. Guided bike tours through the lush green paddy fields give a glimpse of an often unseen part of Sri Lanka. Marvel at kingfishers and bee-eaters, glimpse the daily rituals of village life or just enjoy the cool breeze of free-wheeling through a magnificent landscape. This has been a longtime top excursion.
There’s nothing better after a long journey than delicious smells coming from the kitchen and a few bottles chilling in the fridge. We will send you the villa menus and work with the best suppliers to produce a fantastic collection of wines and champagnes to complement any palette. Wines need to be paid for in advance of arrival.
An intimate front row seat of the unique Kandyan Dancers – expect back-flips, drums, masks and fire display – all from the comfort of the villa. Most villas have a shrine and guests can benefit from a visit by Monks from a nearby Temple to conduct a blessing for a gentle and moving experience.
From December to April Whales and dolphins, including the mighty Blue Whale, can be seen off the southern coast. Seeing one of the largest animals on earth in one of the most agreeable temperatures is a truly amazing experience. We always recommend a private boat so that guests can swim or snorkel before coming ashore.
Udewalawa and Yala are the big two and offer fantastic game viewing of Leopards, Elephants, Buffalo & Sloth Bears. For birders, SL is a dream destination. Kalametiya and Bandula National Park are a must and some 197 different species of bird will stop here throughout the year.
Setting out from Mirissa harbor to enjoy the sunset from the comfort of a luxury catamaran has been one of our top-rated experiences. For 3 hours embrace the joys of the ocean, sipping a sundowner or snorkeling. This is an unforgettable experience and one your clients will treasure forever.
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