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Luxury hotel in Negombo with 5 outdoor pools and restaurant

  • Free WiFi

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  • Terrace/Patio
  • Infinity Pool
  • Private pool
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8.2.Very good.
  • Lovely hotel. Can highly recommend the Elephant villa!

    May 19, 2018

  • Very friendly and helpful staff, location is very isolated so you enjoy some peace of…

    Dec 1, 2019

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  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 5 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant
  • 5 outdoor pools
  • Spa services

What’s around

  • On the riverwalk
  • Negombo Beach - 2.4 mi / 3.8 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Villa, 1 King Bed, Private Pool, Canal View
  • Deluxe Villa, 2 Bedrooms, Private Pool, River View
  • Superior Villa, 1 King Bed, Private Pool, River View
  • Villa, 2 Bedrooms, Private Bathroom, Canal View


  • On the riverwalk
  • Negombo Beach - 2.4 mi / 3.8 km

What’s around


  • On the riverwalk
  • Negombo Beach - 2.4 mi / 3.8 km

Getting around

  • Colombo (CMB-Bandaranaike Intl.) 36-min drive
  • Railway Station Negombo 20-min drive
  • Seeduwa 24-min drive
  • Gampaha Railway Station 43-min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 5 rooms


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Children (5 years old and younger) are not allowed
  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*


  • On-site parking is limited

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills

Things to do

  • Number of outdoor pools - 5
  • Pool sunloungers
  • Spa services on site
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Fishing on site
  • Billiards or pool table


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter


  • Number of buildings/towers: 5
  • Year Built – 2015
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library

Languages Spoken

  • English

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding

Things to enjoy

  • Private plunge pool
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Separate dining area
  • Furnished balcony or patio

Freshen up

  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries

Be entertained

  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Premium TV channels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the on-site spa services. Services include deep-tissue massages, facials, body scrubs and body treatments. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including Ayurvedic and reflexology.


Waterland Restaurant – Overlooking the garden, this fine-dining restaurant specialises in fusion cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Waterland Barge – This restaurant overlooks the ocean and specialises in fusion cuisine. Guests can enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting).

Small print

Also known as

  • Waterland House Negombo
  • Waterland Negombo
  • Waterland Hotel Negombo
  • Waterland Hotel
  • Waterland Negombo
  • Waterland Hotel Negombo
  • Waterland Hotel Negombo

Optional extras

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 25 per vehicle (one-way)

Airport shuttle service for children costs USD 25 (one-way)


Guests under 5 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool.

On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit on site.

For transfers, guests must contact the property 48 hours prior to arrival on the number on the booking confirmation.

Reservations are required for massage services and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.


  • Yes, Waterland does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Yes. Parking spaces may be limited.
  • Yes, there are 5 outdoor pools.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in starting at 2 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Yes, Waterland Restaurant offers al fresco dining, fusion cuisine and garden views. Nearby restaurants include Petit (2 mi), The Coffee Bean (2.2 mi) and Lords (2.4 mi).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 25 per vehicle one-way.
  • Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as fishing. Enjoy a swim in one of the 5 outdoor swimming pools or use the hotel's other amenities, which include private plunge pools and spa services. Waterland also has a picnic area and a garden.
8.2.Very good.
  • 6.0.Good


    friendly staff, lots of power cuts when we were there. Air conditioning wasn't working properly so the room was very hot. We were only there for one night so didn't really get into the feel of the hotel but we would have looked for somewhere else if the problems continued. breakfast was not very good.. Bread basket consisting of 2 hard croissants, 2 cup cakes and 2 hard boiled eggs! really less than impressed.. they did reduce some costs because of the issues, which was good of them. there was no view of the canlal from the room, due to a privacy there is a hedge obscuering the view.

    1 night romance trip, Apr 1, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Mostly excellent, but...

    Generally excellent with very good staff, but with just a small complaint. The room was lovely, but small things slightly spoiled it, such as the air conditioning was not very effective as the netting over the bed prevented the air from getting to you when you slept, which made it very stuffy. And while the bathroom was spectacular, the shower went everywhere. On the plus side the staff were wonderful and the food delicious.

    John, 2 night romance trip, Mar 28, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Waterland has excellent facilities. We enjoyed our private plunge pool. Some might find the out of town location a little inconvenient, but we liked being along the canal near the river estuary.

    3 night romance trip, Mar 1, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Peaceful on the lagoon.

    Good find for a night or 2. Chose this as fairly close to the airport. Small hotel exactly as advertised. Very helpful and friendly staff. Good size room and bathroom. Very nice and pleasing views.

    BERYL, 2 night romance trip, Dec 3, 2018

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Quiet location

    We found Waterland quiet and tranquil nestled between a river and canal and close to the beach (about 600mtrs away). Quite surprising as you are close to busy/noisy Negombo City. The Staff, rooms and meals were excellent. Normally we stay on the beach where there are more restaurants and activity, but as we only stayed one night this did not bother us. It would be a good location to do day trips from. We stayed in a Canal View Room but really it should now be described as Garden View as plants and shrubs have been grown to ensure privacy from the canal and dwellings on the other side.

    John, 1 night trip, Jul 19, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Charmant hotel au calme vue sur la nature. Tres belle chambre. Petit Petit déjeuner copieux et très bon. Personnel disponible et aidant. Bien situé près de la plage de Negombo. Très bon endroit pour commencer votre séjour au Sri Lanka.

    1 night trip, Feb 1, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional


    Om ni vill ha en vistelse i form av några dagars avkoppling så är detta perfekt. Man kan äta middag på sin privata terass och bada i sin privata pool. Maten är jättegod och prisvärd. Du kan ej bada i floden, men är ca 10 min med tuk-tuk till stranden. Supernöjd!

    Birgitta, 1 night romance trip, Jan 7, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    1 night romance trip, Feb 19, 2019

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