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Front Entrance, Maniumpathy, Colombo, Sri Lanka


Where to stay

Below you can see some of the wonderful places we have recommended for this journey.

Casa Heliconia £££££

  • Sri Lanka
  • Boutique

Casa Heliconia is a luxury small hideaway hotel, under an hour away from Colombo airport, offering only two bedrooms The accommodation consists of two separate pavilions, situated in different parts of the grounds. Both bedrooms have air-conditioning and a king-sized bed and also have access to the pool pavilion, where there is an infinity pool that overlooks the surrounding countryside. The bathrooms are set within the gardens, with copper fittings and ornamental design, creating a traditional feel to the hotel. A perfect location for the beginning or end of your Sri Lankan journey, away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

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The Wallawwa £££££

  • Sri Lanka
  • Boutique

The Wallawwa is a small, boutique hotel 15-20 minutes drive from Colombo international, in the peaceful Sri Lankan countryside. A charming former old manor house, the Wallawwa is set in elegant gardens and built with columns, courtyards and verandas. The rooms look out on to a central courtyard with a pond, there is a super restaurant serving Asian food, a spa and a large swimming pool. The Wallawwa is a perfect start and/or end to a Sri Lankan itinerary.

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Kate Hitchen's help in organising this trip was excellent. She was very knowledgable and tailor-made our trip to suit our three teenage children.

Sri Lanka

It was all very last minute from us so Kate did a great job in responding to a change in dates and negotiating a good deal.

Sri Lanka

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