"Great family owned."
February 1, 2017
770 meters to public transportation
200 meters to the beach
Located in heart of Colombo
|Value for money||7.9|
|Distance to city center||1.0 Km|
|Nearest airport||Ratmalana Airport (RML)|
|Distance to airport||3.4 km|
Well-positioned in Mount Lavinia, Ivory Inn is the ideal point of departure for your excursions in Colombo. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.
Ivory Inn offers impeccable service and all the essential amenities to invigorate travelers. For the comfort and convenience of guests, the hotel offers 24-hour room service, 24-hour security, daily housekeeping, grocery deliveries, luggage storage.
The ambiance of Ivory Inn is reflected in every guestroom. air conditioning, wake-up service, desk, balcony/terrace, fan are just some of the facilities that can be found throughout the property. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Whatever your purpose of visit, Ivory Inn is an excellent choice for your stay in Colombo.
Children and extra beds
Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.
Minimum age of guests is: 0 year(s).
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib available upon request
Children 2-4 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 5 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Nice location steps from beach, rail station 10 minutes away, lots of bars & restaurants.”
Great family owned.
Clean and nice”
Fine stay, fine breakfast, and close to the beach. However the chairs at the balcony were extremely uncomfortable, and the hot shower did not work.
Good location, good breakfast, average room”
It was ok- we only just arrived so were greatful for requesting breakfast as it was nice enough egs and banana and toast. We would say however don't leave any money in your room. Although we cannot prove it , we think there was money taken from our camera case when we popped out for an hour. As I say we cannot prove it, but we are quite sure. A shame really as 80% of the staff were excellent.
OK hotel not far from beach and main road”
I felt like the rooms were a little expensive for their low comfort level, but it's hard to find much lower for this in this area. Still, the rooms sufficed. The public areas are very nicely furnished and comfortable, if you have time to hang out. The staff disappeared when not needed. There are safety boxes in the main house, but no safes in the rooms.
Best value for the money!!”
This hotel is the best value for the money in Mount Lavinia! The staff was friendly and helpful,a nice breakfast was included in the price (which most of the other hotels in the area does not provide). The room was clean, large and comfortable, and the AC worked great although it was a bit noisy. My room even had a balcony. The lobby and garden gives it a nice ambiance, which other hotels in the area lack. Walking distance from several nice restaurants and the beach. The only letdown was the bathroom, which could be upgraded, and could have been a little bit cleaner. But nevertheless I will stay here again on my next visit.
If you like quiet hotels...”
I had a fine stay at Ivory Inn! The air conditioning was great, the hot water was hot, and the water pressure was good. It's quiet and near the beach. I think they are in the midst of transitioning from a hostel to a hotel, so there is some painting that needs to be done along with the purchase of new mattresses and linens. However, I felt very comfortable even without those changes. I had a balcony, and the grounds are very pretty. As more of the staff practice their English, they will be ranked as super. There is good security with the gates watched during the day. At night, there is a watchman on the gates all night. I walked to the beach and nearby fast food places at night and felt safe. For the money, it is hard to beat. Small fridges in the rooms and tea kettles would be big hits, I think. I was there last month, so it was not crowded at all. It may change, but if they separate the young hostel crowd from seniors and families and add a greater variety of drinks and some snacks, I think their ranking will be rising soon. Some literature in the rooms on nearby restaurants and attractions would also be helpful, but the staff will try to answer any questions.
Great loved it”
Nice, Cheap and Friendly”
Everything was as expected, although it is a little out of the way. Had a great chat with the owner/manager and his passion for the place really shone. If you're looking for cheap and friendly this is definitely the one! Close enough to Central Colombo for ease but the proximity to the beach is even better!
Nice place to stay”
We stayed for a 2 night as a backpackers just after our arrival to Sri Lanka. Ivory Inn was a good place to relax after long flight, with nice staff, excellent brekfeast. Overall good value for money. Visit recomended.
Good location to the beach”
Basic stay, value for money. Great location to the beach. Had to change rooms on second night due to no water in the shower. A/c was dripping water all night again had to change room. Staff friendly enough however no one available after 12am in case of emergency. Overall basic stay
Helpful staff but noisy ”
Although a nice, good for your purse type of place with friendly staff a nearby disco in combination with only mosquito nets in front of the windows made it impossible to sleep.
The stay was okay, but not up to expectations. The Wi - Fi wasn't working the entire time. There wasn't hot water in the room. The staff didn't speak much English so it was difficult to ask for anything. The complimentary breakfast was good and the room was fairly comfortable.
Good simple budget hotel near the beach”
Simple but good place to stay. Had some slight Wifi issues but generally good. Staff are really nice and helpful.
Near Beach, Cheap”
Enjoyed my stay at this lil cheapy. Room was clean and basic, tho balcony needs a sweep/mop. Internet worked sporadically, so don't bank on Skyping or major productivity. Staff do their best to assist in every respect and the owners seemed lovely too. Simple breaky each day was most appreciated and the hotel is super close to the beach and all the great restaurants down there. Will stay again as opportunity arises.
Staff is Xlnt. Easy booking online, Smooth Stay”
Excellent stay. Better WiFi connectivity could have been like "cherry on top", that's that only thing need some improvement
Excellent and comfortable Stay”
Excellent stay, Great Staff members taking good care of each guest, very clean, quick service, Nice garden, nice balcony/sit-out, value for money.
Dirty dusty place”
We have been around Sri Lanka for a month and this was the dirtiest place visited. The balcony had never been cleaned in years the stairs the same net curtain in the bathroom was filthy and so was the mosquito net.The manage was so helpful but the rest of the staff were a waste of time just lounging around in the daytime watching the video.I had to go and tell them to be quiet at 2.30 in the morning.It was all awful