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Mount Lavinia Hotel

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Sri Lanka, Indian Ocean
Colombo

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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Facilities

  • 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

Direct Ocean View
WiFi
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Colonial View Room
52m2 WiFi
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Ocean View Room
WiFi
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Colonial Wing Single
52m2 WiFi
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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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My Home from Home in Sri Lanka

Review by Tom LCranbrook, United Kingdom

OK, I shall declare this upfront, I have been visiting the Mount Lavinia Hotel, on and off, for almost 18 years ! So it is safe to say I like it a lot. I had the opportunity to visit again last October (2019) and have to say it did not disappoint. From the moment of arrival, the welcome was immense. Amazingly many members of staff re-introduced themselves to us - remembering us from our last visit. The rooms were really comfortable. The Service was excellent...

The Food was fantastic ! The Sea Food Cove gets a particular mention - amazing food ! I hope that I can return again !

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Average hotel with a beautiful view

Review by Jacqueline145Tadworth, United Kingdom

This was our last hotel during a 6 night tour in Sri Lanka on our honeymoon before heading to the Maldives for a week. Unfortunately, this was our least favourite hotel out of the 4 we had stayed in for a number of reasons. Upon arrival, the greeting (or lack of) was very different to what we had experienced in our other hotels...

We didn't feel welcomed like we had done at the Cinnamon Habaraba Lodge, Cinnamon Citadel Kandy or Heritance Tea Factory but were summoned through security (which is fine) with some very unfriendly faces. Check in was fine and we were taken to our room, which felt old and in need of an update like the rest of the hotel. The view of the sea and beach was beautiful though but the presence of crows and lots of meant that we couldn't really enjoy the balcony!

The swimming pool was busy and quite noisy because of the crows but we managed to enjoy a couple of hours around the pool. We decided to opt for room service that night, which was quick and tasty and very reasonably priced. Breakfast the next morning was very nice, with a very good selection of food and lots of fresh bread and pastries.

I'm sorry to sound negative, but this hotel just felt very different to the other hotels during our wonderful trip in Sri Lanka. It was however conveniently located near to to the airport which suited us and if we had more time here, we would have loved to make the most of the beautiful golden beach.

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Excellent Hotels in Sri Lanka

Review by BritishAirporDirectLondon, United Kingdom

Absolutely Excellent Services received from A-Z. Please do not hesitate to stay at This hotel as We recommended highly to anyone. (Our last visit was July-August 2019)

Thank you and best Wishes

Prasad Siriwardena

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Ladies who lunch

Review by anthonyrickardLondon, United Kingdom

Treated to lunch at Mount Lavinia by my mother and her friends from RAF Katunayaka, splendid day, excellent company, scrummy food, fastidious service by attentive staff. Needless to say the weather and views were amazing too. The fact that this was in 1958 barely relevant!

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Stunning - A living Museum.

Review by Chopsfm52Yeppoon, Australia

Well - this was our last hotel on our tour around the island and it did not disappoint. It like stepping back in time and joining the British Elite at one of their hotels - you are even greeted by a doorman with a PITH HELMUT on. The hotel is a step in history and it is simply marvellous place to visit. Rooms we given had an ocean view with a side view down the beach looking towards Colombo. Rooms were very pleasant and semi historic. Roof top swimming pool and view to die for abound here. They even have access to their own beach area. The food was magnificent and did not disappoint...

It was just a nice place to stay. Access to Mount Lavinia railway station is just out the front and if your game catch a train into the city.

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