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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)

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Mount Lavinia Hotel

100 Hotel Road, Mount Lavinia, Mount Lavinia Beach, Colombo, Sri Lanka (Show on map)

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"The architecture of the hotel is simply brilliant. The..."

Rumi, India November 24, 2015
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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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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.
Rumi E. Couples
India, November 25, 2015
A Hotel With A History

The architecture of the hotel is simply brilliant. The staff across all levels were very professional and looked to please the guests. The view from the hotel room is breathtaking, especially at dawn
Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the hotel. Although it is a heritage structure, the room decor as well as furniture and fittings can be brought into the 21st century.
David G. Couples
Australia, November 18, 2015
Good Transit Hotel for starting/ ending your visit

Location, space , pool
Md. I. Business travelers
Bangladesh, November 12, 2015
Wonderful location though a bit far from the city.

Private beach, view from the room, cleanliness
David G. Couples
Australia, November 16, 2015
lavinia review

Draught beer, swimming pool, location
Pretty good
Mahmoud A. Business travelers
Qatar, October 31, 2015

Galvin T. Couples
Australia, October 30, 2015
Location and good to relax

Location service
Very good
krishan J. Business travelers
Sri Lanka, October 24, 2015
stay at the mount

the friendly staff / the ocean view/ good food
Regunathan S. Families with young children
New Zealand, October 23, 2015
Stay at Mount Lavinia Hotel

The location by the ocean, nothing else I can comment on
Not a very pleasant one. The staff were not very confident, especially the front desk, I spoke with a lady there to complain about the condition of my room. We booked 4 rooms, and 1 out of the 4 rooms was in a decent conditio0n and the remaining 3 was in a poor condition. The bathroom in the 3 rooms were in a very poor state, yet we were charged the same for all 4 rooms. When I protested to the lady at the front counter, all she did was grin and nod her head, and not say anything which really annoyed me. When we were having breakfast, we had to request to be served a few times, when the waiters would walk past us with the coffee and tea jugs. I expected that Agoda would have been more cognisant about their recommendation, but this was a very poor choice and was misrepresenting the truth. I truly would appreciate a refund for the money I paid as the conditions were far from expectations and the service had a lot to be desired for.
Kiran G. Families with young children
Australia, November 29, 2015
Colonial charm with great sea views

location, colonial architecture, view from room
I had a lovely stay at the Mount Lavinia Hotel - my room was a direct sea view so i had the sound of the crashing waves to sleep to. The balcony was great, so was the room service and the quality of the food and drink was very good. My baby and I enjoyed the pool and it is definitely a taste of old world charm. The rooms could however do with a bit of updating - particularly the bathrooms.

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