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The Wallawwa
Negombo

With its completely secluded location, The Wallawwa is a luxurious private hideaway located just a 15 minutes drive from Colombo airport and is a perfect stopover for a beginning or an end of a holiday.

This award-winning 18-bedroom country house hotel is designed around a central courtyard pool, with spacious, airy interiors, columned walkways, neutral colour scheme and tropical gardens. It offers the weary traveller a calm oasis after a long journey or a busy few days touring.

The rooms and suites blend the old and new, evocative of an 18th century manor house with elegant interiors, four-poster beds, antiques features such as vintage phones yet all fused with contemporary touches of bold prints and modern comforts including flat screen TV and in-room Wi-Fi. There are 4 room categories, Wallawwa Bedroom, Garden Suite, Family Suite and Mountbatten Suite - the last category of which there is only one unit. The rooms are spacious, have high-ceilings, four poster beds, and retro-chic style. The Garden Suite offers a private terrace and the Family Suite has two bedrooms, two shower rooms and a private terrace. As you might expect, the Mountbatten Suite is the most opulent with two bedrooms, separate living room, walk-in wardrobe, private terrace and plunge pool. The décor is the same throughout all room categories, it is tasteful and gentle on the senses making it easy to settle in here.

The Verandah is the resort restaurant serving a la carte Asian fusion cuisine at tables looking out over the 200-year old tropical gardens. The dishes here are created from local seasonal ingredients, many of which are grown in the resort's kitchen garden.

Z Spa is a welcome addition to the resort amenities providing treatments for pre and post flight relaxation, as well a menu of traditional spa treatments including Asian massages, scrubs and wraps. The swimming pool is also a lovely place to relax with comfortable lounge chairs and cocooned by palms, it is a serene setting to put your feet up and enjoy a cocktail.

The Wallawwa is well located for sightseeing, and Negombo has a lot to offer for day trips - the town’s Catholic churches, Dutch fort and lively fish markets, a mangrove-fringed lagoon and network of old Dutch canals to be explored by boat or aboard a kayak. Also not far away is Colombo proper which offers high-end shopping, dining and contemporary art galleries. One of the most enjoyable ways to discover this city is on foot, touring the fort area and bustling Pettah bazaar district. This is the perfect opportunity to do some shopping if at the end of your holiday so that you carry it only to the airport on the way home, rather than loading yourself up with souvenirs at the start of your trip! You will be sure to buy an item or two and then can return to The Wallawwa after a hard day of retail therapy.

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