Villa Gileemale Walawwa

  • Large holiday villa with 6 bedrooms
  • Surrounded by a 25 acres garden and plantation
  • Close to the Sripada Wilderness Sanctuary
  • Full English/Irish or an Asian breakfast
  • Colonial façade and elegant décor

Take a look inside Villa Gileemale Walawwa

Visiting Sri Lanka for your holiday? Stay at the gorgeous Villa Gileemale Walawwa for a wonderful vacation you are likely to remember for a long time. This is a large 6-bedroom villa where you will be surrounded by lush greenery. It is a stunning piece of colonial architecture. It’s an ancestral property of the Dassanayake family that goes back by more than 300 years. Its current owner has completely refurbished the villa and cleverly combined the old classic charm with modern luxury.

The villa is close to the city of Ratnapura and the Sripada Wilderness Sanctuary. This could be the right property for you if you are interested in a relaxing holiday in nature. Just relax and unwind with your family or friends. Book a session at the ayurveda spa for the indigenous treatments and wellness practices of Sri Lanka. This property is part of the Travel Sustainable program, which means it has taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable. There is a lot to see around this villa as well, so you can easily plan several, day trips.


Around the villa

Bandaranaike International Colombo Airport
94.4 km

The nearby town of Ratnapura has many good places to eat and drink. Many of them serve Sri Lankan and Indian food. There is even a KFC shop. Visit the Sinharaja Forest Reserve, Udawalawe National Park, Adam’s Peak, Boptah Ella Falls, Bambarakanda Waterfalls, and the National Museum of Ratnapura. You can also see the gem mines. The town of Ratnapura is famous for its gem mines.


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Hidden gem to relax and recharge. We stayed for 3 nights with our daughters (7 and 9 years old) and truly enjoyed the beauty of Gileemale Walawwa, the most delicious local food, playing a game or two of Carrom & cards on the stunning terrace of the upstairs rooms, meeting local gem miners, visiting the Buddist temple nearby and a dip in the river behind the house. We truly recommend staying at Gileemale if you want to get off the beaten tracks to relax. It is a bit off the main routes and worth the detour.

Linda (United Kingdom) stayed at Villa Gileemale Walawwa with a group of friends and their families from 04/2022 to 04/2022 (Translated from English)

Services & features

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  • Transport:

    • Airport transfer (extra cost) (contact us)
  • Facilities:

    • BBQ equipment (extra cost)
    • CCTV security
    • Free parking private & covered
    • Iron and ironing board
    • Mosquito nets
    • Safety box
    • Terrace
    • Toiletries
    • Wardrobe space
  • Entertainment:

    • Board games
  • Services:

    • Housekeeping daily
    • Laundry (extra cost)
  • More information:

    • Pers. max.: 10
  • Terms and conditions:

    • Check-in: after 02:00 pm
    • Check-out: until 12:00 pm

Concierge service

Our complimentary concierge service manages pre-trip planning, takes requests during your stay, and helps with anything and everything in between!
  • Baby chairs, cots, strollers
  • Childcare services
  • Grocery shopping
  • In-house massage
  • Pool fencing
  • Private chef
  • Airport transfer
  • Car rental
  • Day trip & chauffeur
  • Private boat/yacht charters
  • Restaurant reservations
  • Tour & activities bookings
Minimum stay 6 bedrooms
from 01/06/2024 to 21/12/2024 Low season 1 night USD 341
from 21/12/2024 to 08/01/2025 High season 2 nights USD 459