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Overview of Waterland


5.0 star property
Luxury hotel in Negombo with 5 outdoor pools and restaurant

8.6/10 Fabulous

17 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
106A St. Marys Road, Kochchikade, Negombo, Western Province, 11540
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurants
  • 5 outdoor pools
  • Room service
  • Spa services
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
For families
  • Separate dining area
  • Premium TV channels
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • On the riverwalk
  • Negombo Beach - 7 min drive

Getting around

  • Colombo (CMB-Bandaranaike Intl.) - 46 min drive
  • Railway Station Negombo - 26 min drive
  • Gampaha Railway Station - 43 min drive
  • Seeduwa - 46 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Tharanga Restaurant - 5 min drive
  • Sunny Restaurant - 6 min drive
  • Petit - 6 min drive
  • The Coffee Bean - 7 min drive
  • Lords - 7 min drive

About this property


Waterland offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 25 per vehicle one-way. You can indulge in deep-tissue massages, facials or Ayurvedic treatments, and grab a bite to eat at Waterland Restaurant, which serves fusion cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Other highlights at this luxurious hotel include 5 outdoor pools, a terrace and a garden. Fellow travellers like the pool and helpful staff.



Cleaning and safety practices

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 5 rooms


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 48 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • 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


  • On-site parking is limited


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours a day)*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • BBQs
  • Private dining
  • Room service (limited hours)

What to do

  • Shopping
  • Pool table
  • Fishing
  • Beach nearby


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Bike hire
  • Pool loungers


  • 5 buildings/towers
  • Built in 2015
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • 5 outdoor pools
  • Spa services


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

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

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Window screens

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

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

Freshen up

  • Rainfall shower heads
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Electrical adapters/chargers

Food and drink

  • Champagne service
  • Free bottled water
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee


  • 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).

Fees & policies

Optional extras

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

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Guests under 5 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool
  • Reservations are required for massage services and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

Social distancing measures are in place.


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.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Does Waterland offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Waterland does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Waterland?
As of 10 Dec 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Waterland on 22 Dec 2022 start from AU$222, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Waterland?
This property confirms that social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Waterland?
Yes, there are 5 outdoor pools.
Are pets allowed at Waterland?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Waterland?
Yes. Parking spaces may be limited.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Waterland?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 25 per vehicle one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Waterland?
You can check in starting at 2 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
What is there to do at Waterland and nearby?
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.
Are there restaurants at or near Waterland?
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).
Does Waterland have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a private plunge pool and a furnished balcony or patio.
What's the area around Waterland like?
Waterland is located by the river. Popular attractions include Negombo Beach, which is 7 minutes away by car. Travellers say that this hotel is in a good location.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

4/10 Fair

Very friendly and helpful staff, location is very isolated so you enjoy some peace of mind during the day but its bloody scary at night specially your inside a jungle riverside, not flexible at late checkouts which
1-night trip
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6/10 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
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8/10 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
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10/10 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
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6/10 Good

1-night romance trip
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10/10 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
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8/10 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
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10/10 Exceptional

Loved it
Lovely hotel. Can highly recommend the Elephant villa!
Jennifer, 2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Wonderful villa
We had the nicest stay in Waterland. Located in a fishing village, the villa offers a super pleasant experience in terms of comfort. You get to see life in the village as it is, every day...a genuine and true sri lankan life experience which you carry with you for the whole life. Beautiful villa, beautiful people, exquisite surroundings, nature, birds, elephants, monkeys...Loved everything, hope to be back...
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10/10 Exceptional

Lovely, peaceful villas - great night in Colombo
We stayed at Waterland on our first night in Colombo for one night and the main issue with our stay was that it wasn’t for long enough. Me and a friend arrived at different time and Waterland arranged for both of us to be picked up from the airport. The hotel is a little way out of Colombo but it is in a lovely, quiet setting. Upon arrival, we were each greeted with a delicious drinks and shown around the apartment (even though my friend did not arrive until after midnight). Waterland also arranged for us to be taken to our next stop. The apartment was massive, with a sitting room and 2 bedrooms each with a large on-suite. We also had our own private pool and balcony with an amazing view of the waterways. The apartment was very clean and tidy and the pool was great (even though we only got to use it for a short time in the morning. Breakfast was quite traditional – fresh fruit, curd and honey (if you haven’t tried this – you must) followed by a hot option of your choice, served with drinks. The service was great, the apartment was great – we are just sorry that we didn’t book in an extra night!
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