The Wallawwa – Colonial Atmosphere


The Wallawwa
Colombo, Sri Lanka

The Wallawwa, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Once the Head Chieftan of Galle’s country residence and formerly part of the RAF’s headquarters during WW2, the Wallawwa is now a retreat for tired and weary travelers. Located 15 minutes from Colombo airport, this amazing house is the perfect staging post to start or finish a trip around Sri Lanka. A wallawwa in Sinhalese means a colonial manor house belonging to the Village’s chief. You can find some in many places, but this one has been incredibly renovated, respectfully of the style and materials from its origin with a modern twist, like Sri Lankan new generation of architect mastered, following Geoffrey Bawa heritage.

18 rooms, family suites, garden suites, Mountbatten suite with private pool, or Wallawwa bedroom.

Verandah restaurant with its own gardens that you can visit, room service.

Swimming pool, Z Signature spa (divine oil and technique that you will not find anywhere else, except the sister property in Galle Fort Bazaar), cooking class, boutique, boat ride in the wetlands and excursion to Negombo fish market.


The Wallawwa Minuwangoda Road, Kotugoda, Katunayake, Sri Lanka

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