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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 attractions in the area:
  • 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 (Show on map)

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October 04, 2015 - October 06, 2015 | 2 nights
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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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Natasha M. Families with older children
Canada, September 29, 2015
Stay away!

The Spa
bad service from staff, very old rooms in desperate need of renovation, entire hotel needs cleaning and renovation, extremely overpriced and overrated. Needs a much better pool and a lounging area, bad location! Not worth it one bit.
atle B. Couples
Norway, September 29, 2015

Location , quiet room, beach
Mohammad A. Families with young children
Jordan, September 29, 2015
best hotel to stay in

room comfortability, staff welling, food
Simply Very nice and exciting
Manish S. Couples
India, September 25, 2015
Very good...old charm with modern amenities

Location .was perfect..private beach is very well kept. ...buffet served had variety..
Wonderful stay. .good staff..location had variety..swimming pool nd poolside bar was good band by evening. ..preferably should opt for a deluxe direct with ocean with balcony ..view is worth spending
Garry S. Couples
United Kingdom, September 22, 2015
Mount Lavinia Hotel Review By Garry Stiven

Staff, Food, Beach
We had an excellent stay owing to the high standard of staff, the excellent choice of food and beverages and choice of restaurants. The private beach proved to be a wonderful calm haven very welled served by the Sea Cove bar and restaurant. Rooms were a bit old fashioned but did have all the necessary facilities and were very comfortable. Overall an excellent hotel full of typical Sri Lankan charm and freindliness. I would highly recommend anyone to stay here.
Rachna A. Families with older children
India, September 22, 2015
Mt Lavinia - paradise

Location , room views and room service
Very comfortable.
KHIRUL M. Couples
United Kingdom, September 16, 2015

Beautiful hotel, excellent service,beach location
Absolutely fantastic, very welcoming staff excellent food and clean beautiful room. Special thanks to Camilus who was a member of staff from the Governers Restaurant who was so helpful and so jolly. Reception staff were excellent and welcoming. I will definitely stay there again.
Rudolph V. Solo travelers
United Kingdom, September 17, 2015
Great time in Colombo

The location, right on the beach, it is nice and quite from the city hustle and bustle and the seafood there on the beach is just wonderful.
This was the fourth time I stayed at this hotel and each time I have enjoyed myself. It is not quite a 5 star as they would like to think, but it is comfortable, the location is great and the seafood on the beach is the best.
Ibrahim D. Business travelers
Maldives, September 16, 2015
The hotel is too old

Beach, spa, pool
It was horrible
Peter S. Solo travelers
United Kingdom, September 10, 2015
They actually rate themselves 4 *.

I spent a week here, partly holiday and partly business. When I arrived I was given a lower standard of room than booked. Then moved to one of even lower standard. Finally moved to what I had booked. The duty manager was unhelpful to put it mildly although did eventually move me to what I had paid for. During discussion he claimed the hotel is a 4*, not 5*. When I finally got the room I booked, 2 hours after arriving, it was good with a stunning view from the balcony. Restaurant and bar are disappointing but there is plenty of choice just outside the hotel ranging from cheap (but good) beach shacks to outstanding at very good prices (La Rambla). Once away from the management the staff are very pleasant and helpful at every level

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