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106A St. Mary's Road, Negombo 11540 Sri Lanka
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#2 of 196 hotels in Negombo
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Before or after a long flight, Waterland provides the ultimate in convenience and luxury. Only 17 kilometers from the airport, guests at Waterland stay in private waterfront villas. Each villa has an infinity plunge pool. Waterland is exclusive and intimate. We have only 5 villas. A dedicated staff provide attentive service. Located between a river, a canal, and a coconut plantation, Waterland is a tropical oasis. Special amenities include: 1) Romantic Welcome Packages with oil lamps in the pool and Champagne 2) floating lunch in the pool 3) River safari from our private dock on a boat decorated with flowers 4) A colonial-era billiard table in our games room, 5) Massages on our floating spa. Guests especially enjoy our pre-flight and post-flight massage treatments. Come experience why Trip Advisor has named Waterland 1 of the 25 best Small Hotels in Sri Lanka.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Airport transportation
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Plunge pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Boating
Game room
Billiards
Fishing
Patio
Board games / puzzles
Taxi service
Spa
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Massage
Neck massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Dining area
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Safe
Seating area
Separate dining area
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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Charming
Quiet
Languages Spoken
English, Sinhala
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Zainab N wrote a review Jan. 2023
Waterland was an amazing property. The accommodation and service was exemplary. The staff were friendly, courteous, attentive and always helpful. Every aspect and detail of the property looked well though through. We highly recommend this property for a comfortable and enjoyable stay.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Binura P wrote a review Jan. 2023
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Waterland provides a unique experience to travelers in terms of its picturesque location, warm hospitality, and amazing food. Very personalized service from the check-in to the end. I would recommend the hotel to anyone who wants to see the beauty of Sri Lanka in a quiet and calm environment.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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jamjarMalta wrote a review Jan. 2023
Phuket, Thailand57 contributions17 helpful votes
Super clean, spacious and comfortable room.Delicious food, choices covered Western and local dishes and such welcoming pleasant staff. A super find. Hotel organised airport pickup for us too. Our only complaint was not being able to stay longer and enjoy.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Mark N, Owner at Waterland
Responded 1 week ago
We are delighted that you had an outstanding stay at Waterland. It's great to hear you describe the hotel as a super find. Thank you for choosing Waterland and for taking the time to write such a lovely review. Thanks for for your praise of the cleanliness, comfort, meals, and service. The professionalism, dedication, and welcoming manner of the staff are indeed worthy of praise. When we opened Waterland 6 years ago, most guests stayed only 1 night. It's rewarding to see that most guests are choosing to stay for 2 or 3 nights, with some return guests coming for 1-2 weeks.
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Joseph P wrote a review Jan. 2023
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Rooms are very good and comfortable. Big bathrooms and nice plunge pool. great place for relaxation. nothing much to be done in the property itself. choice of food is limited and too rigid. staff is very helpful.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Response from Mark N, Owner at Waterland
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thanks very much for selecting Waterland for your stay. Thanks also for taking the time to share your thoughts and experiences and for characterizing Waterland as a quiet place to relax. We're delighted that you enjoyed the villas, the comfort, the pool, and the setting. Your kind words about the staff and the service are especially appreciated. We're sorry that you were not aware of the activities available at Waterland. Those activities include billiards, bicycling, boules, indoor games, bird watching, boat safaris, dance lessons, garden tours, and massage treatments on our floating spa. We will look at how we can better inform guests about activities available. Thanks too for your comments about the menu. The menu is indeed quite limited. The menu is kept small that the meals we serve are fresh and outstanding and of consistently high quality. Your review highlights that Waterland is a good choice for those who would like an intimate, boutique hotel, but that it is not a great choice for those who prefer to be in built-up touristic areas with lots of drinking, shopping, and dining options.
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nishath n wrote a review Dec. 2022
2nd time visit and the place was maintained in detail as our previous visit. Value for money is guaranteed @ water land and hope to visit again soon for peaceful stay.. Location and food was really good and most important thing is their consistency in maintaining the standards
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Mark N, Owner at Waterland
Responded Dec. 23, 2022
Thank you very much for your loyalty and multiple visits to Waterland. Thanks for writing a review about Waterland and for commenting on so many aspects of your stays including the meals, location, value for money, and standards. We're glad you have enjoyed your time at Waterland and look forward to welcoming you back.
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Saskia V wrote a review Dec. 2022
Boortmeerbeek, Belgium1 contribution
Staff is the best, very friendly and helpful. Nice spacious rooms with private swimming pool. Restaurant serves delicious food but the choice is limited. Area of the hotel is very quiet, perfect to relax. I can recommend the spa. The bathroom was huge.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Response from Mark N, Owner at Waterland
Responded Dec. 14, 2022
There are over 1,000 choices of accommodation in Negombo. Thank you very much for selecting Waterland. Thank you also for writing such a thoughtful review. We are happy you had a relaxing stay and that Waterland provided an oasis of peace and luxury, Your description of the service, villas, bathrooms, private pool, and meals will help others make informed choices about where to stay.
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Sapumal Semasinghe wrote a review Dec. 2022
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Overall experience was fantastic. The rooms, amenities and food was amazing. Most of all staff was very friendly and gave their service to the fullest extent. Would love to re-visit this amazing place soon again.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Response from Mark N, Owner at Waterland
Responded Dec. 8, 2022
Thank you very much for taking the time to review your stay and share your experiences. We are delighted that you had a fantastic stay. We greatly appreciate your kind words about the villa, the meals, the amenities, and the staff. We look forward to welcoming you back to Waterland.
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MDT Kularatne wrote a review Dec. 2022
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An excellent experience with tasty foods, comfortable and clean villa with a private pool. Bathroom amenities are very stylish and unique. Staff is friendly. Welcomed us with a superb iced tea ehich we requested again!! Highly recommend!!!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Mark N, Owner at Waterland
Responded Dec. 6, 2022
Thanks very much for choosing Waterland, for taking the time to review your stay, and for writing about different aspects of your experience. It's gratifying to hear that you had an excellent stay and that you enjoyed the villa, pool, cleanliness, meals, and service. Thank you for recommending Waterland so highly.
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HELENANSH wrote a review Dec. 2022
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It was a very good experience in Sri Lanka travelling with my family on July 2022. The views are amazing, location is very peaceful and staff are very friendly!!! Thank you very much!!!!! Best Regards
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Response from Mark N, Owner at Waterland
Responded Dec. 5, 2022
Thank you for staying at Waterland and for taking the time to review your stay. Guest reviews help other travelers decide whether they want to stay at a more conventional hotel in the touristic area of Negombo or to splurge on a villa with a private pool. We're glad you had a good experience at Waterland and enjoyed the setting, views, location, and service.
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Sheran2014 wrote a review Dec. 2022
Colombo, Sri Lanka5 contributions3 helpful votes
It was a amazing place... the checking in process was really fast and very friendly.. the rooms were very clean and as per the website.. the staff was realy realy friendly and was very helpful, they went out of the way to make the stay a wonderful one.. food was very tasty and really good. will defnealty revisit them again
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Response from Mark N, Owner at Waterland
Responded Dec. 5, 2022
There are hundreds of choices of places to stay in Negombo. Thank you very much for selecting Waterland. Thank you too for your thoughtful review of the property. We are glad you enjoyed the setting, the hospitality, the cleanliness, and the cuisine. Special thanks for drawing attention to the extraordinary service of the staff. We look forward to your return visit.
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US$124 - US$147 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Sri LankaWestern ProvinceNegombo
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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Frequently Asked Questions about Waterland
Which popular attractions are close to Waterland?
Nearby attractions include St. Mary's Church (6.6 km), Main Fish Market (7.0 km), and Negombo Fish Market (7.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Waterland?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Waterland?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Waterland?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Waterland?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Waterland?
Conveniently located restaurants include Salt Restaurant, Jude Restaurant, and Leonardo by Bella Vita.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Waterland?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and yoga classes during their stay.
Does Waterland have airport transportation?
Yes, Waterland offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Waterland?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Sinhala.
Does Waterland have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.