Ivory Inn

Ivory Inn

no.21 Desarem road Mount Lavania, Mount Lavinia, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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    7.5
    Very good
    /10
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    10.0
    Exceptional

    "Great family owned."

    John

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    February 1, 2017

    9.0
    Exceptional facilities

    Things you’ll love about Ivory Inn

    Things you'll love

    • 770 meters to public transportation

    • Airport transfer

    • 200 meters to the beach

    • Located in heart of Colombo

    Very good
    Location
    7.8
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    Very good location - 200 meters to the beach
    Nearby
    Popular
  • Mount Lavinia beach270 m
  • Lion Pub270 m
  • St Thomas College300 m
  • Mount Lavinia Bus Station770 m
  • Mount Lavinia Train Station930 m
  • Buba Restaurant & Beach Club1.13 km
  • Fashion Bug Dehiwala1.21 km
  • Concord Cinema1.75 km
  • National Zoological Gardens2.31 km
  • Dehiwela Vishnu kovil2.81 km
  • Value for money7.9
    Distance to city center1.0 Km
    Location rating7.8
    Nearest airportRatmalana Airport (RML)
    Distance to airport3.4 km

    Rooms available at Ivory Inn

    Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
    Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
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    • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Standard Non A/C
    Standard Non A/C
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    • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 double bed
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    Deluxe Room
    Deluxe Room
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    • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 3 single beds
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    Standard
    Standard
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    • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 double bed
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    Economy Room
    Economy Room
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      Shared Room - Women only
      Shared Room - Women only
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        Reviews of Ivory Inn from real guests

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        Agoda Reviews (35)Booking.com Reviews (14)
        7.5
        /
        10
        Cleanliness7.3
        Facilities9.0
        Location7.8
        Room comfort and quality6.8
        Service8.3
        Value for money7.9
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        10.0
        Exceptional
        John from United States
        Solo traveler
        Standard Non A/C
        Stayed 5 nights in January 2017

        Nice location steps from beach, rail station 10 minutes away, lots of bars & restaurants.”

        Great family owned.

        Reviewed February 01, 2017
        8.3
        Excellent
        Inge from Denmark
        Couple
        Standard Non A/C
        Stayed 2 nights in March 2016

        Clean and nice”

        Comfory, cleanliness, location

        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.

        Reviewed March 17, 2016
        7.0
        Very good
        Colin from United Kingdom
        Couple
        Standard Non A/C
        Stayed 1 night in January 2016

        Good location, good breakfast, average room”

        Staff, breakfast and proximity to beach
        Reviewed January 12, 2016
        6.7
        Good
        Joy from United Kingdom
        Couple
        Standard
        Stayed 3 nights in September 2015

        Ok”

        Staff friendly and helpful

        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.

        Reviewed September 08, 2015
        6.7
        Good
        Leon from United States
        Couple
        Standard
        Stayed 1 night in July 2015

        OK hotel not far from beach and main road”

        Competitive price, public areas very comfortable, room decent

        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.

        Reviewed August 25, 2015
        9.7
        Exceptional
        Chris from United States
        Solo traveler
        Standard
        Stayed 7 nights in July 2015

        Best value for the money!!”

        Breakfast was included, AC worked great, Best value for the price, Nice ambience

        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.

        Reviewed August 06, 2015
        8.0
        Excellent
        Linda from United States
        Solo traveler
        Standard
        Stayed 7 nights in July 2015

        If you like quiet hotels...”

        staff, breakfasts, nearby beach

        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.

        Reviewed August 02, 2015
        9.3
        Exceptional
        Elliot from United Kingdom
        Couple
        Standard
        Stayed 1 night in April 2015

        Great loved it”

        Location, staff, food

        Great

        Reviewed April 15, 2015
        7.7
        Very good
        Josh from United Kingdom
        Solo traveler
        Standard
        Stayed 1 night in April 2015

        Nice, Cheap and Friendly”

        The staff were very friendly and nothing was too much, the outside area is really nice to chill out in the evening and the location close to the beach is great for Colombo.

        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!

        Reviewed April 13, 2015
        9.3
        Exceptional
        Vit from Czech Republic
        Couple
        Standard Non A/C
        Stayed 2 nights in February 2015

        Nice place to stay”

        approach of the staff, rooms, breakfast

        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.

        Reviewed February 22, 2015
        5.0
        Sanjeev from United Kingdom
        Couple
        Standard
        Stayed 4 nights in December 2014

        Good location to the beach”

        Location, comfort chairs

        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

        Reviewed February 10, 2015
        8.0
        Excellent
        Robert from United Kingdom
        Couple
        Standard Non A/C
        Stayed 8 nights in January 2015

        ivory inn”

        service, location, dining area

        Fine

        Reviewed February 08, 2015
        7.3
        Very good
        Henrik from Sweden
        Couple
        Standard Non A/C
        Stayed 2 nights in December 2014

        Helpful staff but noisy ”

        Staff, food, location

        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.

        Reviewed December 29, 2014
        6.7
        Good
        Brooke from United States
        Couple
        Standard Non A/C
        Stayed 2 nights in September 2014

        Okay”

        Conveniently by the beach, Complimentary breakfast, Comfortable bed

        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.

        Reviewed October 05, 2014
        8.7
        Excellent
        hannah from United Kingdom
        Couple
        Standard
        Stayed 2 nights in September 2014

        Good simple budget hotel near the beach”

        Lovely and friendly staff, very near the beach and good hot water

        Simple but good place to stay. Had some slight Wifi issues but generally good. Staff are really nice and helpful.

        Reviewed September 18, 2014
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Rajesh from India
        Business traveler
        Standard Non A/C
        Stayed 2 nights in June 2014

        Excellent!!!”

        Staff, Breakfast, Garden, Ambience

        great

        Reviewed July 06, 2014
        7.3
        Very good
        Christopher from United Kingdom
        Solo traveler
        Standard
        Stayed 5 nights in December 2013

        Near Beach, Cheap”

        Close to the beach and restaurants, friendly staff, good value for money

        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.

        Reviewed July 03, 2014
        9.0
        Exceptional
        Rajesh from India
        Solo traveler
        Standard Non A/C
        Stayed 2 nights in June 2014

        Staff is Xlnt. Easy booking online, Smooth Stay”

        Garden, Breakfast, Staff

        Excellent stay. Better WiFi connectivity could have been like "cherry on top", that's that only thing need some improvement

        Reviewed June 23, 2014
        9.7
        Exceptional
        Rajesh from India
        Group
        Standard Non A/C
        Stayed 3 nights in March 2014

        Excellent and comfortable Stay”

        Nice Garden, Great Staff, Near to beach

        Excellent stay, Great Staff members taking good care of each guest, very clean, quick service, Nice garden, nice balcony/sit-out, value for money.

        Reviewed May 18, 2014
        5.7
        Alan from United Kingdom
        Couple
        Standard Non A/C
        Stayed 2 nights in December 2013

        Dirty dusty place”

        None

        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

        Reviewed January 04, 2014
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        • Very good location
        • Mount Lavinia beach
        • Mount Lavinia Bus Station is within 0.77 km