About Villa Walawwa
“Walawwa” is the Sri Lankan name given to colonial manor houses owned by the leaders of the village. Villa Thalpe Walawwa is one such manor house, build in the early 20th century and the ancestral home to a prestigious family of politicians even to this date. The family has now renovated the Villa Thalpe Walawwa to bring it into the 21st century but not forgetting to retain the old colonial charm that takes you back in time.
Houses of the era that Villa Thalpe Walawwa was build were all one story buildings but since the village leaders usually had enough space to spare, the houses are very expansive. Villa Thalpe Walawwa is no exception in not only having large and special suites but also several living areas at several parts of the house.
Decorated in a grand colonial style with many of the furniture being antiques passed down through generations, Villa Thalpe Walawwa has enough sitting areas for a guest to sit back and relax with a good book.
Outdoor & pool area
Surrounded by a five acre organic tea plantation has its perks as not only does Villa Thalpe Walawwa has a beautiful manicured garden with plenty of space to set up a table and chairs to have lunch or dinner in the lovely gardens, guests can also request for private tours of the tea estate surrounding them.
In the days when the sun it too hot to bear and the humidity is high, Villa Thalpe Walawwa also has a pool for guests to lounge around in.
Tastefully furnished in a colonial style in wood completed with white and earth tones, Villa Thalpe Walawwa has three luxurious suites in the main house, each named after some of the Sri Lankan political dignitaries who had graced Villa Thalpe Walawwa with their presence, including one named after the first woman prime minister in the world; Mrs. Sirimavo Bandaranaike who enjoyed staying in that room. For guests seeking more privacy, Villa Thalpe Walawwa has a garden bungalow with two adjoining king sized suites with a private patio and open air bathrooms.
Around Villa Walawwa
Villa Thalpe Walawwa is conveniently located 15 minutes from several popular southern beaches like Unnawatun and Thalpe as well as being about 20 minutes away from the UNESCO world heritage site of the Galle Fort. Villa Thalpe Walawwa also offers the service of organizing tours to its guests including visits to tea, rubber and cinnamon estates, whale watching and many other interesting activities and its guests need only to inquire.