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    Nearest transport:
  • Mount Lavinia Train Station (0.2 Km / 3 min walk)
    Area recommended for:
  • restaurants
  • beaches
  • romance
    Distance to airport:
  • Ratmalana Airport (3.0 Km)
  • Bandaranaike International Airport (38.5 Km)
    Customer comments:
  • "comfortable and big beds", "Excellent pool", "Excellent staff"
    Top nearby attractions:
  • Mount Lavinia beach (0.4 Km / 5 min walk)
  • Loon Tao Restaurant (0.6 Km / 8 min walk)
  • National Zoological Gardens (3.0 Km)
  • Odel Colombo (3.1 Km)

Note: Distances are measured as a straight line.

Mount Lavinia Hotel

100 Hotel Road, Mount Lavinia, Mount Lavinia Beach, Colombo, Sri Lanka

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Features of Mount Lavinia Hotel

Hotel Facilities

  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • airport transfer
  • babysitting
  • bar
  • business center
  • car hire
  • coffee shop
  • concierge
  • currency exchange
  • dry cleaning
  • elevator
  • express check-in/check-out
  • facilities for disabled guests
  • family room
  • laundry service
  • lockers
  • luggage storage
  • meeting facilities
  • newspapers
  • poolside bar
  • restaurant
  • room service
  • safety deposit boxes
  • salon
  • shared lounge/TV area
  • shops
  • smoking area
  • tours

Sports and Recreation

  • billiards
  • fitness center
  • garden
  • kids club
  • massage
  • outdoor pool
  • pool (kids)
  • private beach
  • sauna
  • spa
  • tennis courts
  • water sports (non-motorized)


  • free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas


  • car park
  • valet parking

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Sinhala
  • Tamil

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Hotel description
This luxurious sea view hotel, situated 12 kilometers from Colombo, is located five minutes from...see more This luxurious sea view hotel, situated 12 kilometers from Colombo, is located five minutes from the domestic airport. Guests will enjoy easy access to a myriad of scenic locations, including fertile tropical rainforests, primeval cities, and pristine beaches. The hotel is located in a prime location for recreational outdoors activities as well as cultural expeditions. The 275 rooms are elegantly appointed with a fusion of modern and traditional decoration with some boasting panoramic vistas of the azure sea. The on-site Governors Restaurant serves a variety of Eastern and Western specialties and is the perfect complement to the Sea Food Cove Restaurant and lobby bar. The Mount Lavinia Hotel is the perfect property for guests that want a lavish atmosphere with many on-site facilities.
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Amy C. Families with young children
Australia, January 13, 2016
Old rooms in serious need of renovation

Pool, beach, facilities
Mount Lavinia Hotel was our final few days after a month long trip in Sri Lanka. Given the ratings, I was expecting 5 star luxury. Upon arriving at the hotel, the exterior and internal public areas and lovely and as you would expect. The staff are dressed in uniforms with a colonial feel, and the hotel seemed amazing. However once we were shown to our room, I was seriously disappointed. Our room was old, with cracks in the walls, a musky smell,
Zabarie T. Couples
Malaysia, January 18, 2016
Near to Train Station

Great Staff
100m next to Mount Lavinia train station. Great staff performance and nice ocean view.
Geeta C. Couples
United Kingdom, December 21, 2015
Pricey and overrated

I ordered a Deluxe room with ocean view and bath tub. The first room I was given, I could barely see the ocean and there was no bath tub. I could see a couple of mosquitoes in the room. I requested a changed and was given a room that had a bath tub but had hairs in it. A guy came in to check the minibar then insisted he send someone to put oil on the door to the balcony as it was squeeky and wouldn't open well. Most of the staff were nice, but at the buffets they all seem stressed and I wasn't offered tea/coffee for about half an hour.
HUSSAM A. Couples
Saudi Arabia, December 13, 2015
Funtastic Ocean view.

Balcony, Stuff Performance & Food.
It's good and nice hotel but it is not a five stars hotel it can be a three star hotel because of room condition, furniture were too old and wall paint need to be clean or change. Toilet is ver old and need a little improvement.
Chandrasekaran S. Couples
Malaysia, December 12, 2015
Highly over rated hotel needs serious renovation.

Location by the beach
Was very dissatisfied with the quality of the rooms and attitude of the staff. This hotel is well past its prime and must be renovated soon. The rooms in particular smell musty and the bathrooms were dirty with grime and mildew on the walls, bathtub and floors. There were cockroaches too! Will never stay there again.
Upali D. Couples
Australia, December 04, 2015

Food, service, views
Wonderful and relaxing
khamis B. Couples
Oman, December 05, 2015
Don't miss the location

History and location
Very good
HUSSAM A. Couples
Saudi Arabia, December 13, 2015
Ocean view.

Stuff performance, ocean view & food.
Rooms furniture need to be replace it was very old and looking bad toilet need a renovation.
Michelle T. Solo travelers
Singapore, December 01, 2015
the view makes it all worthwhile!

the view, the beach, the location
I definitely enjoyed my time at the Mount Lavinia Hotel. though the room could use some updating, it was a comfortable stay for sure. my time on the adjoining beach certainly made it all worthwhile! though watch out for enthusiastic lifeguards who keep approaching for conversation and indirect seashell-selling, but they are respectful if you indicate your desire to be alone. do head out of the hotel and check out Sparkling Gems and Jewels, located just outside. the owners are really nice and genuine, and their items are worth considering.
John H. Couples
United Kingdom, November 30, 2015
Beautiful hotel but management needs improvement

Beautiful building a views from bedroom breakfast was superb
The hotel is superb especially front courtyard and the lobby area. The pool and terrace perfect rooms very comfortable with lovely linen. However we had one very annoying complaint. The menus for both drinks and food fail completly to explain the pricing system. After complaining and having 'meetings' with several members of staff up to the financial controller level they still failed to give a satisfactory answer!!!!!!! Finally one of the receptionists gave a proper explanation. The prices quoted are net of both service charge and tourist tax which comes to approx 22 percent but then a regeneration tax is added which comes to 27 percent!!!none of the bosses mentioned that. They also put the 27 percent on top of the menu price Which is not the right way to calculate it if you look at the sri lankan governments instruction on calculating the 'taxes'. The hotel is in fact making alot of money by their merhod of calculation. They also will not give you a breakdown and itemised bill at the end of the holiday just a total figure to pay so you have no idea what you are being charged for. Be aware of the 27 percent- it makes a big difference and when you sign for anything check the bill thoroughly as we had several mistakes on ours. Better still photograph what you sign for!! For a beautiful hotel like this not to give a copy of what you sign for or an itemised bill is very inefficient.

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