Excellent 8.1
Based on 922 reviews

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About Mount Lavinia Hotel


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


  • Valet parking
  • Car park
  • Airport transfer
  • Rental car

Fitness & recreation

  • Fitness center
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Massage(s)

Swimming & soaking

  • Swimming pool [outdoor]

Water sports

  • Private beach
  • Water sports (non-motorized)

Land sports

  • Tennis court(s)

For kids

  • Kids club
  • Swimming pool [kids]

Food & beverage

  • Room service [24-hour]
  • Room service
  • Restaurant(s)
  • Coffee shop
  • Poolside bar
  • Bar


  • Pets allowed

Cleaning services

  • Laundry service
  • Dry cleaning

Guest services

  • Check-in/check-out [express]
  • Luggage storage
  • Babysitting service
  • Newspapers
  • Tours
  • Concierge

On-site facilities

  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Family room
  • Garden
  • Elevator
  • Salon
  • Shop(s)
  • Smoking area
  • Shared lounge/TV area

Health and security

  • front desk [24-hour]
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Lockers

Business & money services

  • Currency exchange

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Sinhala
  • Tamil
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Child and extra bed policy
Infant 0-1 year(s) Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Children 2-4 year(s) Must use an extra bed
  • Guests over 4 years old are considered as adults.
  • Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room capacity for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Airport Transfer Fee: 45 USD
Breakfast Charge (when not included in room rate): 10 USD
Check-In From: 12:00 PM
Check-Out Until: 11:00 AM
Distance from City Center: 12. Km
Distance to Airport: 65. Km
Non-Smoking Rooms / Floors: Yes
Number of Bars: 3
Number of Floors: 6
Number of Restaurants: 3
Number of Rooms : 226
Reception Open Until: :00 AM
Room Voltage: 220
Time to Airport (Minutes): 90
Year Hotel Built: 1805
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Recent customer comments

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  • Hotel Condition/Cleanliness 8.0
  • Facilities 8.3
  • Location 8.5
  • Room Comfort/Standard 8.0
  • Service 8.1
  • Value for Money 7.7
  • Food/Dining 8.4

Richard V.
United States
August 23, 2016
Wonderful Sti Lanka stay
Was a fabulous hotel stay at one of the most impressive properties I have ever encountered. The staff, grounds, and service all impeccable. Will stay again in future, I assure you.

August 22, 2016
Great location
Great location very near to town centre railway station and bus station. Great colonial history and grandeur. Found it overpriced. Also bathroom had defects and could be improved. Eventhough room was overlooking the beach there was no access from the hotel. The hotel private beach was far and access was through the lobby and courtyard

Kona C.
August 19, 2016
Stay at Mount Lavinia
Vegetarian food menu need to have better choices

August 16, 2016
Recommend sea view
Lovely hotel with great facilities.

Tarak K.
United States
August 15, 2016
Great location.
All staff were excellent except our receptionist. When we checked in we were being given someone else's charges and we were told that we only booked the room for a one person which was incorrect. He was ready to charge us an additional fee. I had to show the receptionist his error on the form which he gave us to sign. He lacked customer service.

Donna D.
August 05, 2016
Old fashioned hotel
Haven't been to such hotel since the 80s. It felt like I was being transported back into the past. Charming with colonial feel. Love the breakfast buffet. One of the best experience.

Martin B.
Sri Lanka
July 31, 2016
A Step Back in Time
A worthwhile experience for the first-time visitor. An ambience from a previous age! Could do with some investment on the bedrooms and bathrooms though.

Albert N.
July 27, 2016
Overall Satisfactory
Will visit again.

Marsha B.
July 22, 2016
Great location and view
The hotel is lovely with a great view. You can just spend a whole day by the pool overlooking the sea. Just lovely

July 15, 2016
Our rating 6
Such reputed hotel does not follow bank rate to exchange currencies. In room toiletries are not kept as promised as published. Extra tax charged with booking confirmation price.


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