About Us

Be prepared to be transported back in time as you enter the gates of The Wallawwa in Katunayake. A luxurious boutique hotel, this brings you elegant and lavish guestrooms with a touch of sophistication, comfort and privacy. You can be cocooned in a world of splendour while enjoying exquisite a la carte cuisine or blissfully drift away in to world of tranquility while experiencing the treatments of the in-house spa. The Wallawwa beckons you to spend a beautiful holiday in Sri Lanka offering you a memorable experience.


Ideally located away from the busy life of the commercial capital, The Wallawwa is a luxurious private hideout that is approximately 15 minutes away from the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake. It takes about an hour to reach Colombo while taxi services are widely available from the airport while travelling to various locations is not so complicated. The property is located in a three acre land with beautiful and tranquil landscapes.


The Wallawwa is a masterpiece that has transformed an old colonial manor house to a luxurious abode restoring all its past glory. The property consists of 14 well adorned guestrooms that include 10 garden suites, 2 Wallawwa bedrooms and 2 family suites. The Wallawwa bedroom and all the other guestrooms include the basic necessities such as a king size Balinese four poster double bed, an imported mattress, duvet and pillows, air-conditioning, fan, Wi-Fi Internet access, Widescreen satellite television, safety deposit box, tea/coffee making facilities, a hairdryer, a terrazzo lined en-suite bathroom with rain shower, basin and WC. The garden suites and family suites consist of extra facilities such as an armchair and built in window seat and a private verandah with a built in comfortable seating area. The Family suite has two bathrooms and speaks well for its name.


Designed uniquely to help guests relax and unwind, the 'Z Spa' is the Wallawwa's exclusive spa. Catering to your own preferable times, the spa offers signature massage therapies, a range of health and beauty treatments as well as traditional Ayurvedic treatments. Guests can enjoy fine a la carte Asian fusion cuisine at 'The Verandah' which is the restaurant at the Wallawwa offering beautiful views of the gardens. The menus include an assortment of vegetarian dishes as well while the chefs are prepared to cater to any type of dietary requirement with prior notice. For your convenience, the hotel offers an in-room dining menu as well as a kids menu.

Other facilities at the Wallawwa include a library, a study which is complete with a scanner, printer and complementary use of the Internet, a beautiful private garden that you can enjoy a quiet walk in, a natural Indian stone swimming pool surrounded by shaded trees and offering total privacy, a shop that consists of colourful yet inexpensive gifts and a few games to keep you company.


Many excursions can be arranged from the Wallawwa to a host of different places of interest. Not far from the property lies the beaches and fish markets of Negombo which is a famous fishing town in the western coastal belt of Sri Lanka. You can head towards Colombo which is the prime entertainment hub or simply venture away to Kandy or Dambulla which depicts Sri Lanka's history and culture. These destinations can be reached within three hours from the Wallawwa. The Muthurajawela wetlands are a fine place to explore nature and bird life and it is about 30 minutes away from our property.


Built using natural Indian stone tiles the 16 x 6 metre pool is surrounded by lush foliage and sits within a quiet corner of The Wallawwa’s gardens.


he Z Spa is The Wallawwa’s exclusive spa, designed to help guests relax and unwind before or after a long journey. The Spa doesn’t have set opening times – the team is flexible to cater to your specific arrival and departure times. To avoid disappointment, booking as early as possibly is advised – particularly in high season or if a double treatment room is required.


exquisite a la carte Asian Fusion cuisine is served on the restaurant verandah, overlooking the beautiful gardens. The All Day and Dinner menus have been created using the finest and freshest ingredients available in Sri Lanka. The menus also include a selection of vegetarian dishes and the chefs are willing and able to cater to any dietary requirements with prior notice. A Kids menu and in-room dining are also available.