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Mount Lavinia Beach Hotel

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Sri Lanka, Indian Ocean

Mixing the style of traditional Sri Lanka with a contemporary feel, the Mount Lavinia Hotel provides a comfortably furnished, brilliantly appointed place to stay. Here in the capital, Colombo, you'll get to experience so much of what makes Sri Lanka one of the world's favourite holiday destinations. There's so much to see - from the skyscrapers at the heart of the city, to the bustling harbour and the traditional temples. Don't forget the beaches. And head out into the country and you'll feel like you're in another world.

Enjoy the best of Sri Lanka at the Mount Lavinia Hotel in the heart of Colombo:

There's a fabulous feeling of luxury at the Mount Lavinia Hotel. From the beautifully furnished guest rooms with their rich wooden bedframes and terracotta tiles, to the elegant setting of the Governor's Terrace Restaurant, this is a superb place to stay.

You'll enjoy a world of choices at the Mount Lavinia Hotel. Choose from three bars and three restaurants, each with its very own distinctive style and flavour. Enjoy the freshest seafood at the Seafood Cove Restaurant, or a curry in the beautiful garden setting at the Curry Clipper.

There is plenty of entertainment and so many facilities for you to enjoy at the Mount Lavinia Hotel. Have a workout in the gym, or a swim in the hotel pool. Or take it easy in the 24/7 coffee shop - don't forget to check your emails using the free Wi-Fi. There are some great extras too, the shopping arcade is a fun pace to explore and a trip to the beauty salon is a well-deserved holiday treat.

Rooms at the Mount Lavinia Hotel come with great views and lovely balconies to enjoy them from. You'll also enjoy the comfortable furnishings and amenities, including air conditioning, satellite TV, telephone and minibar. With lots of communal areas by the pool, on the beach, and the Inner Terrace there's a real sense of community at the Mount Lavinia Hotel. It makes it one of the friendliest places to stay on the island.

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  • Swimming pool
  • 3 restaurants
  • 3 bars
  • Spa*
  • Beauty salon*
  • Gym*
  • 24-hour coffee shop
  • shopping arcade
  • Business centre
  • Wi-Fi*
  • *Some facilities may incur an additional fee

Room Types

Triple Room
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Colonial View Room
52m2 WiFi
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Direct Ocean View
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Colonial Wing Single
52m2 WiFi
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Ocean View Room
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The Local Area

Occupying a beautiful location just south of Colombo the 4-star Mount Lavinia Hotel overlooks a golden sandy beach and offers guests an oasis of luxury and splendour. With a stunning colonial style building the Mount Lavinia Hotel gives guests a taste of the old style splendour of Sri Lanka full of mystique and romance. A choice of restaurants at the Mount Lavinia Hotel will fulfil all your culinary wants and needs.

Trip Advisor Reviews

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Mount lavinia hotel

Review by Cruiser633900

Stayed in Mount lavinia Hotel from 26th November 2020 to 10th December 2020 for Quarantine. Very old hotel. Room is not well presented...

Very old and not renovated. Not clean. Taste and quality of food is very poor. They serve very small quantity as room service and not enough. Even the yogurt they serve is of very poor quality. Not a standard one available in Sri Lanka. Service of the hotel is not matching to its star class. Not worth for the money at all. Only positive I saw is its minor staff is very helpful and trying their best to help guests.

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Quarantine stay

Review by amaaniismail

I was quarantined here for two weeks with my mom and sister. We wish to commend the staff for their tireless efforts and sacrifices they made to ensure our safety and comfort throughout our stay. They provided a great service in all aspects...

We also wish to give Mr Asela from fine-dining a special shout out for readily catering to our special meal requests and cooking us delicious food that we enjoyed. It is much appreciated.

However, some improvements can definitely be made with regards to the conditions of the room interior to make it look more aesthetically pleasing. For example, some of the walls were damp. Furthermore, the wifi connection was very poor and this caused us some inconvenience as we had to attend virtual seminars and lectures.

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Return visit highlighted the need for a refresh.

Review by Bristolmember bristol

When we can we travel regularly to Sri Lanka to visit family. This was our second stay in the hotel the last one being in 2017. The hotel still has a lot of offer its guests such as beautiful scenery, great restaurants offering traditional Sri Lankan food, fresh seafood and western food such as burgers & chips, the staff are pleasant and polite and there is a beautiful private beach...

However the hotel is in need of refurbishment as the corridors/ hallways leading to the rooms are looking drab- walls need painting and carpets need replacing . The rooms desperately need refurbishing - new carpets , updated decor and new bathrooms. The rooms really are a let down and for us would be a reason for not returning here in the future which is a shame as we like everything else about the hotel so please update them!

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Stayed over for the Quarantine

Review by 105travisw

Gotta say, this place really disappoints. I got one of the new rooms facing the ocean so that's a plus but that's about it.

Carpets had these orange stains, I don't know what those are but they really don't look clean. There is dust behind the toilet and water damage in the ceiling of the toilet...

The nearby train basically forces me to wake up early in the morning because the rooms aren't soundproof, the A/C is loud and the room in general doesn't look great.

There are far cheaper hotels providing a better service, unfortunately, I was not lucky enough to get into one of those for quarantine.

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Dinner buffet

Review by Kaushi911 Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka

Their buffet is a vast spread including international and local cuisine. They have in door and out door seating arrangements according to your preference. Food was delicious and ambience was superb for a romantic dinner as well as for a family...

Staff is very helpful and they are happy to help you whenever you need any assistance. Don't forget to make a reservation before you go.

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