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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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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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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 policy 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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Hotel Condition/Cleanliness
Room Comfort/Standard
Staff Performance
Value for Money

10 Jason F.
May 01, 2016
Colonial charm
We checked in late and we received a room on 1st floor but then aircon had been left on really cold and the room was wet including all walls and ceilings, the staff moved us and upgraded us to the 5th level straight away. The breakfast buffet is second to none along with the colonial style and sunset views

9.2 kim M.
United States of America
April 23, 2016
Great location
Rooms could be a bit updated but all in all we really enjoyed the pool and food.

9.2 Philippa H.
United Kingdom
April 17, 2016
Most stunning vue from our balcony
Lovely hotel, food and view were both outstanding, rooms are quite dated but clean. The rest of the hotel is beautiful example of colonial style.

8 Roy K.
March 09, 2016
Beach, Pool, food

United Kingdom
March 09, 2016
location, pool, food
The most beautiful colonial hotel with high standards, stunning and beautiful location, staff superb, food astonishing in its diversity, wi fi brilliant, rooms so comfy, staff helpful and attentive,historically wonderful. One downfall was minibar/fridge, which was unsuitable for a deluxe room and stopped working, but was mended within 4 mins of informing staff it did not work. For its age it ran like a smooth new vessel, butas being built 1806 it was aging beautifully, just remember it is not a new 5 star but deserves every star. 2 beaches, one beach with fish market and restaurant, beautifully romantic , both beautiful gorgeous pool, terrace bar pool area bar and dining area, morning afternoon and evening every area was just a joy being there.

7.6 Ole A.
March 26, 2016
Service degrading
Hotel is surviving on reputation rather on actual performance. Service personel and waiters are often confused and need more management attention. According to street rumors the reason might be that the personel don't get their fair share of the service charges !

7.2 sourav P.
March 12, 2016
Fantastic Location and great breakfast
Room was nice with a view view of the sea. Breakfast spread is really great. It has a private beach access and a great seafood restaurant on the beach. Only one complaint, our room was not ready even at 4pm, when the check in time is 2pm.

10 John W.
February 17, 2016
Reliving colonial history
Architectural beauty, beautiful site, colonial charm
I had a wonderful stay at the Mount Lavinia Hotel.

5.7 Amy C.
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,

10 Zabarie T.
January 18, 2016
Near to Train Station
Great Staff
100m next to Mount Lavinia train station. Great staff performance and nice ocean view.