Hotels in NegomboBack
Negombo is a youthful beach town on Sri Lanka’s north-west coast which lies an hour north of Colombo, and is just north of the main international airport, making it a great beginning or end point for your Sri Lanka holiday. The beaches are scattered with bleached, multi-coloured catamarans: walk along the coast at dawn and watch the local fishermen hauling them up the beach, full with the day’s catch. A large lagoon, fed by many rivers, canals and the sea, lies near the town centre and is surrounded by a complex of paddy fields, grasslands and coconut plantations.
Many of the hotels in Negombo are of a resort style, as it was one of the first popular budget beach locations in Sri Lanka. However, Jetwing Beach is a large yet luxurious hotel which will satisfy those seeking a convenient and comfortable place to rest after a long flight. Other options close to the airport, but a little way out of Negombo, are Horathapola Estate, an old colonial mansion set on a coconut estate, or The Wallawwa, a stunning boutique hotel with beautiful gardens which offers delicious cuisine.
As far as ancestral homes go, this is an important one. Built over two centuries ago, The Walawwa is a grand, awe-inspiring experience. It has 17 bedrooms and aside from the swimming pool, there’s a yoga garden and spa as well.
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This is yet another property that is a former family-owned mansion from the 1920s. Well-suited for families, it’s situated in the middle of a coconut estate. This also means that the rooms are light, airy and spacious with wide open terraces and verandas.
Jetwing Beach is located in close proximity to the airport which makes this a welcome stop for many tired travelers. Complete with delicious food and spas to revive you, it consists of 75 Deluxe rooms and 3 suites.