Mount Lavinia Hotel
Mount Lavinia Hotel
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"This is excellent accommodation with first rate staff."

Peter

22 April 2018

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8.1
Recommended by 83% of guests
Value for money7.7
Distance to city center12. Km
Location rating8.5
Nearest airportRatmalana Airport (RML)
Distance to airport3.0 km
Has restaurantYes
  • 230 meters to public transportation

  • Airport transfer

  • Currency exchange

  • Private beach

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8.0
Very good
Room comfort & quality
This property is in high demand!Last booked 11 hours ago
Deluxe Direct Ocean View
Deluxe Direct Ocean View
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  • Ocean view
  • 35 m²/377 ft²
  • 2 single beds and 1 double ...
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Colonial
Colonial
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  • Ocean view
  • 45 m²/484 ft²
  • 1 queen bed
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Suite with Sea View
Suite with Sea View
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  • 27 m²/291 ft²
  • Shower
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Ocean View Suite
Ocean View Suite
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  • Ocean view
  • 287 m²/3089 ft²
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Colonial Suite
Colonial Suite
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  • Partial ocean view
  • 559 m²/6017 ft²
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Standard Suite
Standard Suite
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  • 51 m²/549 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
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Ocean View
Ocean View
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  • Partial ocean view
  • 30 m²/323 ft²
  • 2 single beds and 1 double ...
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Ocean View - 1 King Bed
Ocean View - 1 King Bed
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  • Ocean view
  • 208 m²/2239 ft²
  • 1 super king bed or 2 singl...
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Superior Suite with Sea View
Superior Suite with Sea View
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  • 52 m²/560 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
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Colonial Deluxe
Colonial Deluxe
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  • 318 m²/3423 ft²
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"We got a very warm welcome and fantastic service all round."

Reviewed 24 March 2018

Robert from United Arab Emirates

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"Breakfast and facilities really excellent."

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Agoda Reviews (1269)Booking.com Reviews (1359)
8.1
Cleanliness8.0
Facilities7.9
Location8.5
Room comfort and quality8.0
Service8.2
Value for money7.7
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3.6
Ranjith from United States
Business traveler
Colonial
Stayed 1 night in September 2018
Staff were untrained. They could not find my Agoda reservation. Did not apologize. Did not make any ”
They did not make any attempt to compensate. First room they Gabe me very noisy. Then they gave me another bad room with two beds. Not value for money I paid. Old hotel with glory is coming down. Paint and plaster inside the hotel is failing. I paid for breakfast but did not get. I asked to pack it but told me I have to request 24 hrs in advance. They treat SRI Lankan as third class citizens. Guy gave the packed BF to the white girl but not for me. I will never go back again ever!! Food quality has gone down tremendously.
Reviewed September 17, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Giri from United Kingdom
Couple
Deluxe Direct Ocean View
Stayed 2 nights in September 2018
Just excellent ”
Lovely 200 year old colonial building. Food, staff and amenities all brilliant. Definitely worth a visit
Reviewed September 12, 2018
7.2
Very good
Godfrey from Sri Lanka
Business traveler
Colonial
Stayed 1 night in September 2018
Excellent value fr money. ”
The only issue was they could not find my Agoda reservation fr some time and delayed me unnecessarily at the reception.
Reviewed September 06, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Angela from United Kingdom
Family with young children
Deluxe Direct Ocean View
Stayed 1 night in August 2018
Colonial elegance with a poignant love story”
This is our second stay at Mount Lavinia, the first being 16 years ago on our honeymoon! This is a very special place indeed & many people stay here on at the beginning or end of their stay in Srilanka as it’s so conveniently placed about an hour from the airport. The building has so much history & holds a beautiful (but sad) love story which includes a secret tunnel that the staff will show you! My kids loved that & going on a tour of the small museum & the original building including the Governor’s living quarters. The staff are exceptional here., warm, helpful & friendly. We enjoyed an evening seafood cove meal on the beach (choose your fish. & portion size & watch them cook it fresh on the beach!) & an English High Tea by the swimming pool on our last afternoon (sensational). We enjoyed the spectacular views of Colombo & the coastline while sipping our tea feeling very grandeur in the Old Governors Palace. Would dearly love to return again!
Reviewed August 15, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Paul from United Kingdom
Family with teens
Colonial
Stayed 2 nights in July 2018
Excellent as ever”
A favourite. Excellent staff and service. Amazing breakfast buffet - consistent standard with wide choice. Beautiful location with private beach. Great service from staff.
Reviewed August 12, 2018
9.6
Exceptional
Ajay
Family with young children
Stayed 1 night in August 2018
Great!”
Mt Lavinia Hotel is a beautiful colonial hotel. I loved the fact that our rooms opened into a lawn overlooking the sea. The hotel had a swimming pool and a poolside breakfast which was a sumptuous spread. The seafood cove was an amazing sea-side restaurant with fresh fish and wines to choose from. The staff were super friendly. The rooms comfy. Our stay felt too short.
Reviewed August 07, 2018
9.6
Exceptional
Prasad from India
Group
Stayed 1 night in July 2018
Hotel with an amazing view”
A heritage property converted into a hotel, this place oozes comfort and class. Enjoyed every minute of my stay here, soaking in the amazing views offered! The breakfast spread was yummy too!
Reviewed July 20, 2018
6.4
Good
Edmund from Australia
Couple
Deluxe Direct Ocean View
Stayed 2 nights in July 2018
Lost it’s edge”
This is the 3rd time I have stayed here over a 5 year period . It has lost its feeling of exclusivity , Huge school tour groups staying have it a package holiday feeling rather than a famous 5 star iconic hotel , bathrooms need a refurb and overall he hotel was looking a bit worn ; given the traffic issues and the time to reach here from Colombo 1 or from the Airport Expressway it’s had to justify paying 5 star prices for a 3 star experience- staff are great but hotel needs to do more than trade on its history
Reviewed July 18, 2018
9.2
Exceptional
Prasad from India
Group
Colonial
Stayed 1 night in July 2018
Excellent hotel with a stunning view”
Though it is almost an hour away from the happening locations in the city, the hotel offers great rooms with a stunning view of the ocean, in a heritage building. Rooms are clean and the staff, friendly. Even though I felt the rooms were a bit expensive, overall they left me with no cause for complaint. The breakfast spread too was quite impressive!
Reviewed July 16, 2018
8.4
Excellent
Shanthini from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Colonial
Stayed 2 nights in June 2018
One of the most beautiful hotels I have been to ”
Only problem was to far from Colombo but when you have a drink at the terrace your troubles will just melt away
Reviewed July 02, 2018
8.4
Excellent
Nicole from Australia
Family with young children
Stayed 4 nights in June 2018
Beautiful history and you can feel it in the walls”
Great opportunity to experience a bygone era. The staff exude such service. Their uniforms are great. The food is superb and the wifi is good. The views spectacular..... I can only imagine the need of upkeep on a building so close to the harsh seas. Doing great.
Reviewed June 22, 2018
9.2
Exceptional
Coen from Netherlands
Couple
Stayed 4 nights in June 2018
Exceptional”
This is as good as it gets in Mount Lavinia. Old colonial style hotel, large rooms, nice pool, beach next door, good food, train to Colombo next to the hotel. Well trained staff is a big plus.
Reviewed June 21, 2018
9.6
Exceptional
Marise from Sri Lanka
Couple
Deluxe Direct Ocean View
Stayed 1 night in June 2018
Exceptional”
the breakfast was amazing <3
Reviewed June 15, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
DARREN from Australia
Couple
Deluxe Direct Ocean View
Stayed 2 nights in May 2018
Absolutely fabulous hotel”
I loved the welcome we received, could not fault the service or food. They surely aim to please every which way. The rooms were luxurious so roomy, modern and comfortable. Definitely returning for our third visit.
Reviewed May 19, 2018
8.0
Excellent
Suresh from India
Business traveler
Colonial
Stayed 3 nights in May 2018
A lovely property which I have had the pleasure of staying in ...”
Have stayed here for the last couple of years, making 2-3 visits a year. A beautiful locale.. steeped in history, with view of sea wonderful. Gradual decline in quality however, especially in waiters, and of food. Old rooms quaint... newer ones not so nice, but functionally comfortable. Nostalgic memories however pull me back!!
Reviewed May 15, 2018
8.0
Excellent
BEN from Australia
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in April 2018
Very good”
good view food and great staff DO NOT book the hotel tour. they only take to places where the drive gets a commision.
Reviewed April 27, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Andrew from Maldives
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in April 2018
Exceptional”
Old world charm!!! Location location location!! Service with style!! Can hardly wait to go back!
Reviewed April 26, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Peter from Australia
Couple
Stayed 3 nights in April 2018
First class accommodation ”
At the 4 star and beyond hotels it it is the little things that make the difference and Mount Lavinia gets them all right. This is excellent accommodation with first rate staff. The breakfast is very good.
Reviewed April 22, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Vidura from Singapore
Couple
Deluxe Direct Ocean View
Stayed 1 night in March 2018
Everything was great”
Staff was really good and friendly. Food taste so good and portions are really big one portion could be enough for two.Themed dinners every night. Buffets were always different and had many choices. And great view.
Reviewed April 18, 2018
9.6
Exceptional
Vidura from Singapore
Couple
Deluxe Direct Ocean View
Stayed 1 night in March 2018
nice hotel”
had some relaxing time there.
Reviewed April 11, 2018
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