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Mount Lavinia Hotel
Mount Lavinia Hotel
Mount Lavinia Hotel
Mount Lavinia Hotel
Mount Lavinia Hotel
Mount Lavinia Hotel
Mount Lavinia Hotel
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8.1

Excellent

1,436 reviews

1,436 reviews

View51
Breakfast25
Beach24

The location excellent right next to train station which you can take both directions , Colombo one way and other way to Galle.

Ala
- Aug 16, 2021
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8.5

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
Parking
FREE
Popular landmarks
Mount Lavinia Beach 1.1 km
Independence Square 7.8 km
Independence Memorial Hall 7.9 km
Colombo National Museum 8.5 km
National Zoological Gardens of Sri Lanka 8.8 km
Viharamahadevi Park 9.1 km
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple 9.4 km
Galle Face Green 10.1 km
Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct 11.3 km
Jami Ul-Alfar Mosque 11.6 km
Nearby landmarks
Mini supermarket and Gem Store 110 m
Mount Lavinia Train Station 230 m
Buba Restaurant & Beach Club 420 m
St Thomas College 570 m
Mount Lavinia Bus Station 570 m
Food city express 580 m
Quadrangle 590 m
Ginsomin 820 m
Our Turtle Conservation Project 880 m
Lion Pub 1.0 km
Free Wi-Fi

Mount Lavinia Hotel

100 Hotel Road, Mount Lavinia, Mount Lavinia Beach, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 10370 - See map
Hygiene Plus
This property has self-selected and self-certified the following hygiene measures.Learn more
Safety Features
Temperature check for guests and staff
Body thermometer
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Free face masks
Sterilizing equipment
Health and Medical
First aid kit
Doctor/nurse on call
  • 230 meters to public transportation

  • Airport transfer

  • Currency exchange

  • Private beach

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Facilities

Airport transfer

Valet parking

Shuttle service

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Spa

Swimming pool [outdoor]

Front desk [24-hour]

Check-in/out [express]

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Colombo every 22 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money7.7
Distance to city center12. Km
Location rating8.5
Nearest airportRatmalana Airport (RML)
Distance to airport3.3 km

Rooms available at Mount Lavinia Hotel

Very good
Room comfort & quality

8

Direct Ocean View, Guest room, 1 King or 2 Double
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 1 king bed
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Ocean View Suite
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  • Room size: 27 m²/291 ft²
  • Ocean view
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Colonial Governors Suite
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  • Room size: 52 m²/560 ft²
  • Partial ocean view
  • 1 king bed
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Ocean View Twin
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  • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 2 single beds
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Direct Ocean View Suite
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  • Room size: 52 m²/560 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 1 king bed
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Ocean View King
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 1 king bed
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Colonial Room
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  • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
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Colonial Governor Suite
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  • Room size: 52 m²/560 ft²
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Colonial Governor Suite
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  • Room size: 52 m²/560 ft²
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Colonial Governor Suite
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  • Room size: 52 m²/560 ft²
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Mount Lavinia Hotel?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Mount Lavinia Hotel?

Mount Lavinia Hotel is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 45 LKR. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Mount Lavinia Hotel has a car park available for guests. Parking is free for guests. Parking options include a full-service valet for total ease. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Colombo with private transportation, the hotel can arrange both taxis or car rental.

Is breakfast offered at Mount Lavinia Hotel?

Start your mornings right, with the continental and buffet breakfast options offered at Mount Lavinia Hotel. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 1667 LKR if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hotel.

What are my dining options at Mount Lavinia Hotel?

Mount Lavinia Hotel features 3 on-site restaurants for your dining convenience. To meet any special dietary requirements, halal diet is prepared with the utmost care and attention.

What is the smoking policy at Mount Lavinia Hotel?

Mount Lavinia Hotel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Mount Lavinia Hotel?

The closest train, metro, or bus station to Mount Lavinia Hotel is Mount Lavinia Train Station, 220 m away.

What restaurants are nearby Mount Lavinia Hotel?

Restaurants including Seafood Cove, Loon Tao Restaurant and Lavinia Breeze are popular in Mount Lavinia Hotel’s neighborhood which is known as Mount Lavinia Beach.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Mount Lavinia Hotel?

Mount Lavinia Hotel’s nearby natural sights include Mount Lavinia Beach located in the same Mount Lavinia Beach area.

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What people love about Mount Lavinia Hotel

  • 10

    Exceptional

    "The location excellent right next to train station which you can take both directions , Colombo one way and other way to Galle."

    Ala

    |

    August 16, 2021

  • 10

    Exceptional

    "Rooms very large and good."

    Ala

    |

    August 16, 2021

  • 10

    Exceptional

    "Staff were brilliant."

    Ala

    |

    August 16, 2021

Property ranking|Compared to 495 Colombo properties
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Location score
8.5/10
Room comfort score
8.1/10
Room size
35 sqm.
Cleanliness score
8/10
Better than
91
%
of Colombo properties
Better than
90
%
of Colombo properties
Bigger than
82
%
of Colombo properties
Better than
81
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of Colombo properties
Overall rating:

8.1

Excellent
1,436 reviews
Cleanliness
8.0
Facilities
7.9
Location
8.5
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What travelers say they love:
High tea was delicious and served on the Terrace overlooking...
Brian from Australia
Couple
More about Mount Lavinia Hotel

More 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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Amenities and facilities
Very good
Facilities

7.9

Most talked about facilities

Food & Dining

102 mentions

Beach

85 mentions

Breakfast

78 mentions

Swimming Pool

55 mentions

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Sinhala
  • Tamil

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Billiards
  • Fitness center
  • Garden
  • Hot tub
  • Massage
  • Private beach
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Swimming pool [outdoor]
  • Tennis court
  • Ticket services
  • Tours
  • Water sports (non-motorized)

Cleanliness and safety

  • Body thermometer
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Doctor/nurse on call
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hygiene certification
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Sterilizing equipment
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Bar
  • BBQ facilities
  • Coffee shop
  • Grocery delivery
  • Poolside bar
  • Restaurant [halal]
  • Restaurants
  • Room service [24-hour]

Swimming & soaking

  • Hot spring bath

Services and conveniences

  • Cash withdrawal
  • Concierge
  • Currency exchange
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Food delivery
  • Gift/souvenir shop
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Salon
  • Shops
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Babysitting service
  • Family room
  • Kids club
  • Swimming pool [kids]

Access

  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Check-in [24-hour]
  • Exterior corridor
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Pets allowed
  • Security [24-hour]

Getting around

  • Airport transfer
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Rental car
  • Taxi service
  • Valet parking

Available in all rooms

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/terrace
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Daily newspaper
  • Desk
  • Free bottled water
  • Hair dryer
  • Individual air conditioning
  • In-room safe box
  • Ironing facilities
  • Mini bar
  • Non-smoking
  • Satellite/cable channels
  • Shower
  • Telephone
  • Wi-Fi [free]
Food and dining
Breakfast options
  • Asian
  • Continental
  • Halal
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
Location
100 Hotel Road, Mount Lavinia, Mount Lavinia Beach, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 10370
Excellent
Location

8.5

Airports

  • Ratmalana Airport (RML)
    3.3 km 13 min drive
  • Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB)
    38.6 km 1.3 hour drive

Public transportation

  • Mount Lavinia Train Station
    230 m
  • Mount Lavinia Bus Station
    570 m

Hospital or clinic

  • Ginsomin
    820 m

Shopping

  • House of Fashion
    8.7 km

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM on-site
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Mount Lavinia Beach
    1.1 km
  • Independence Square
    7.8 km
  • Independence Memorial Hall
    7.9 km
  • Colombo National Museum
    8.5 km
  • National Zoological Gardens of Sri Lanka
    8.8 km
  • Viharamahadevi Park
    9.1 km
  • Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
    9.4 km
  • Galle Face Green
    10.1 km
  • Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct
    11.3 km
  • Jami Ul-Alfar Mosque
    11.6 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Mini supermarket and Gem Store
    110 m
  • Mount Lavinia Train Station
    230 m
  • Buba Restaurant & Beach Club
    420 m
  • St Thomas College
    570 m
  • Mount Lavinia Bus Station
    570 m
  • Food city express
    580 m
  • Quadrangle
    590 m
  • Ginsomin
    820 m
  • Our Turtle Conservation Project
    880 m
  • Lion Pub
    1.0 km
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Children 0-1 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 2 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-out until11:00
  • Reception open until

Getting around

  • Airport transfer fee45 LKR
  • Distance from city center12. Km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)90

Extras

  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)1667 LKR

The property

  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
  • Number of bars/lounges3
  • Number of floors6
  • Number of restaurants3
  • Number of rooms 226
  • Room voltage220
  • Year property opened1805
Property announcements

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, certain public facilities and areas may be closed in accordance with government directives. Please contact the property for more information.

Reviews of Mount Lavinia Hotel from real guests

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8.1
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Cleanliness8.0
Facilities7.9
Location8.5
Room comfort and quality8.0
Service8.2
Value for money7.7
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10.0
Exceptional
Scott from United Kingdom
Couple
Direct Ocean View, Guest room, 1 King or 2 Double
Stayed 4 nights in July 2014

Stunning hotel with amazing staff”

Location is stunning, staff are some of the best I have ever had in a hotel and the seafood restaurant is fantastic

We had 4 nights at this wonderful hotel, it really was a pleasure to stay at such an old and amazing hotel steeped in history. The staff are fantastic from the second we arrived to the second we left, every door was opned for you and always greeted with a smile and a good morning or good evening Sir, they literally couldn't do enough for you. The food is great, buffet breakfast on the terrace overlooking the Indian Ocean is a great way to start the day, the private beach is a great place to spend a good few hours, my best experience is the seafood restaurant, amazing food so reasonably priced, I would return just for this restaurant :-) This is my 2nd time in Sri Lanka and it really is the most amazing country to visit, Mount Lavinia Hotel is a must for anyone either travelling around Sri Lanka or just visiting for a short break....a truly wonderful hotel.

Reviewed July 10, 2014

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10.0
Exceptional
Lesley from Australia
Couple
Direct Ocean View, Guest room, 1 King or 2 Double
Stayed 6 nights in November 2017

a touch of Agatha Christie”

What's not to love about the grand colonial Mount Lavinia Hotel? Every time I stay here I am pulled between the covers of an Agatha Christie colonial adventure and I love it. It's all helped with the splendid uniforms the staff wear, the doorman who insists on opening the door for you, (Ranjith wept as I left - yes, I know, but what is life without flirtatious comedy?) the helpfulness and courtesy of the staff - sometimes under difficult circumstances- and the gorgeous buffet breakfasts. I must mention two of the breakfast staff, although truth to tell I could mention them all, but these two went out of their way : Priyanthi and the 'Princess of Sri Lanka' Lomini., All the rooms are good and I particularly like the Governor's Wing - in keeping with the Colonial feel - but this time we stayed in a beach view and it was fabulous. Go and enjoy olde-world charm and service and dress up to suit the feel of the place. Oh yes, and watch for the weddings, particularly on the week-ends.

Reviewed December 12, 2017

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10.0
Exceptional
Angela from United Kingdom
Family with young children
Direct Ocean View, Guest room, 1 King or 2 Double
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

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9.7
Exceptional
John from United Kingdom
Family with teens
Direct Ocean View, Guest room, 1 King or 2 Double
Stayed 1 night in July 2012

Historic Hotel with Great Staff and Facilities”

Good Location, Colonial Feel, Great Staff

we chose the mount lavinia as a stopping off point from colombo airport to the south coast. we were not disappointed. we had a lovely room with views over the ocean and gardens. the hotel has a colonial feel, but is more modern than the galle face in colombo. the hotel provided an extra bed for my daughter, but we did not feel overcrowded. bathroom was well provisioned and all facilities worked well. the best feature of the hotel is the lovely terrace, which has sea on two sides, and the excellent buffet. the staff are well trained and very polite. worth a stop over if you are travelling south and don't want the hassle of a 50 minute drive to colombo first.

Reviewed August 11, 2012

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9.3
Exceptional
Beau from Australia
Couple
Direct Ocean View, Guest room, 1 King or 2 Double
Stayed 2 nights in July 2015

Possibly the most beautiful hotel we've stayed in”

The Architeture. The Rooms. The view.

We stayed here for two nights at the end of the trip and this hotel was perfect. The hotel itself is stunning to look at and the view of the beach and shoreline from the pool and bar area is breathtaking. Being monsoon season, it was beautiful watching the waves roll in and crash on the rocks. The lighting of the palm trees at night and subtle lighting of the hotel is equally as impressive. Our room was spacious, clean and just what we needed after 3 weeks of running around. Room service was great and cable tv appreciated with the cricket on ;) Seaside view was to die for. The private beach is a bit strange but the Mount Lavinia area is a gorgeous suburb feel where you get a taste for Sri Lankan life but away from the hectic nature of the city itself. We didn't make it to the turtle hatchery nearby but that sounded cute as well. Nearby Bixton St Cafe was our favourite though there are many beachfront bars and restaurants to enjoy. In the lobby, the puff pastries are a must and happy hour by the pool from 6-7 a treat, as well. Overall we had a ball here and highly recommend it to anyone considering!

Reviewed July 25, 2015

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9.3
Exceptional
Lynden from Canada
Solo traveler
Direct Ocean View, Guest room, 1 King or 2 Double
Stayed 9 nights in April 2014

Caring staff, wonderful Sri Lankan food!”

Staff, food, Coco Spa

My stay, as usual, was just so relaxing and enjoyable. I believe the standard of service has increased over the years and the staff are all extremely helpful and customer service oriented. The Coco Spa is excellent and relaxing. The Seafood Cove on the beach offers up some delicious fresh seafood rice and curry. The breakfast buffet is excellent with a food choice available for every nationality. I am from Canada but only eat Sri Lankan food when in Sri Lanka and one does not need to go outside of the Mount Lavinia to get virtually every type of food. I was also pleased with the high speed internet wifi available in the room, which work seamlessly. The room is old, but everything worked well and everything was kept in order. I used the laundry service almost every day, and came back just the way I liked. Great hotel that holds sentimental value for me as I have been coming here since 1986.

Reviewed April 24, 2014

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10.0
Exceptional
Fabrice from Singapore
Family with teens
Stayed 1 night in August 2013

Superb hisoricalblandmark hotel”

hotel history and private beach

travelling with two childrem ( 13 and 8 years old ) we were looking for a nice hotel for the last leg of our trip in Sri Lanka. With private beach, excellent buffet restsurant and attentive staff Mount Lavinia hotel perfectly met our expectations. We are impatient to go back to Sri Lanka and stay again in this hotel which have more than 200 years History. Please note the sea can be rough in this area and you need to watch carefully tge beach flag color. Anyway the hotel beach lifesavers will warn you.

Reviewed August 09, 2013

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9.7
Exceptional
SIDDHARTH from India
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in June 2012

hotel with character second to none!”

this hotel is magical. stay to believe. its something ive never experienced before

possibly the best hotel to stay at in colombo. theres something magical and ethereal about mount lavinia. it has a perfect blend of history, location, service, food and views. from the time we checked in until we checked out, there hotel took great care of us. they also let me have a late checkout until 7pm!! i mean which hotel lets you do this? their food is absolutely to die for! one of the best buffet sets ive seen.

Reviewed June 11, 2012

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10.0
Exceptional
Graham from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in May 2014

Best hotel experience I have ever had”

Staff, Food , comfortable room and public areas.

This was my first stay at the famous Mount Lavinia Hotel and I was recommended by a friend. I found the whole experience af this hotel delightful. Warm friendly and helpful staff from the General management all the way down. Wonderful themed restaurants and bars including on the beach and the food is superb! I will return one day and definitely recommend it to my friends and colleagues.

Reviewed June 03, 2014

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9.0
Exceptional
carly from Australia
Couple
Direct Ocean View, Guest room, 1 King or 2 Double
Stayed 2 nights in September 2013

Beautiful Location”

Amazing attentive staff, excellent views and very clean

Had a very present stay at the Mount Lavinia hotel. The staff we're incredibly helpful and spoke English well. Breakfast was very good and the restraint and room service was also very good quality. The room was nice with 180 degree view of the ocean. Sunset is something to take not of - very beautiful. Only downfall is there is not anything close by to do - you need to hire a driver for 10,000r per hour to go anywhere or do anything. I would stay here again for sure

Reviewed October 05, 2013

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10.0
Exceptional
Christine from Sri Lanka
Group
Stayed 6 nights in December 2008

Mount Lavinia hotel review Sri Lanka”

Great atmosphere, wonderful colonial style building, friendly staff. It has it's own private beach!
The shop owners in the shopping arcade are very persistant & will try their best to get you to look at thier merchandise even if you say you are not interested.

My sister & I stayed at the Mount Lavinia from 06.12.08 to 12.12.08. It is a wonderful hotel. You arrive to a huge courtyard with a fountain in the middle & the hotel surrounds this are. Our room was in the Bay Wing. The room was on the ground floor & we had a lovelly large balcony too with wonderful sea views.This was great for my sister in particular as she smokes! The staff we found to be very pleasant & always had a smile. The food was excellant & the breakfast buffets were fantastic with a varied & wide choice of both Sri Lankan & western food.

Reviewed January 10, 2009

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10.0
Exceptional
Paul from United Kingdom
Family with teens
Stayed 3 nights in April 2014

Excellent, enjoyable, friendly colonial hotel”

Rooms, facilities, food

We stayed for 3 days at the start of our 2 week Sri Lanka trip. Could have stayed a fortnight! A hotel with colonial history and character. Uniformed staff with their own policeman in a white uniform and helmet. Breakfast was marvellous every day with a very extensive choice. Great ambience, service, rooms, entertainment, swimming pool etc. Everything good about the Mount Lavinia Hotel!

Reviewed April 15, 2014

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7.3
Very good
Jessica from Canada
Couple
Stayed 3 nights in October 2012

Great location and view!”

Located near to beach (with private beach area for hotel guests), breakfast included

Perfect location on the beach, about 30 minutes (driving) from Colombo and central shopping areas. We stayed on the first floor, and had an incredible view of the Ocean - that was definitely the best part of our stay at Mount Lavinia Hotel. One downside: the area has lots of tourist traps. Would highly recommend taking advantage of the private beach, as there are many locals loitering near the perimeter of the hotel and on the public side of the beach looking to sell anything from coconuts, to paintings, to tours of temples (for a surprise donation at the end, of course!). The breakfast buffet was included in our hotel price, which was nice. The food was delicious and featured many traditional Sri Lankan dishes, fruit, and fresh juices. They also had eggs, waffles, sausages, etc. for those looking for more typical hotel fare. The hotel desk clerks were very friendly, however we unfortunately did not find that they were very helpful. We asked for recommendations on Sri Lankan restaurants nearby and popular shopping areas for clothing, and after several discussions (with several different clerks) they still seemed confused and pointed us to Chinese and Italian food, then a grocery mart for shopping. As a highly rated and popular hotel with English-speaking guests, I am surprised that their staff were not more fluent in the language or prepared to answer these questions. Overall, we really enjoyed our stay at Mount Lavinia Hotel and would recommend it for a first trip to Sri Lanka due to its convenient (and beautiful) location.

Reviewed October 29, 2012

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8.7
Excellent
Sundip from United Kingdom
Couple
Direct Ocean View, Guest room, 1 King or 2 Double
Stayed 3 nights in January 2012

great service”

staff, food, service, location

we stayed 3 nights at mount lavinia. the hotel is located on the beach about 20 mins south of colombo. service was excellent throughout, staff remembering our faces and always friendly, doing more than was asked even on some occasions. i will almost certainly stay here again and would recommend. a word of caution: the hotel isn't modern, and could do with updating a little. for our needs everything was satisfactory.

Reviewed January 16, 2012

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10.0
Exceptional
Chandimal from Sri Lanka
Couple
Ocean View Twin
Stayed 1 night in December 2019

Nice View & Classic Beauty!”

Mount Lavinia Hotel is more than 200 years old hotel. I have experienced modernized service meanwhile enjoying the beauty of old castle. The view from up there is great. Specially at the sunset and sunrise. Staff was also kind,friendly and ethical. I had forgot my dental kit at home and the hotel sent me a complimentary dental kit. Enjoyed the stay there. Definitely go again.

Reviewed December 16, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
KHIRUL from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 7 nights in March 2018

Great”

I stay at this hotel every year and have had a great stay. Nedra the lobby manager to Camillus from governors restaurant along with rest of the restaurant staff and the reception staff and Mr vignesweran and the cleaning staff on 2nd floor to the front door staff gave us such a welcoming helpful service that I will always stay at Mount Lavinia hotel every time. Thank you to all the staff

Reviewed March 20, 2018

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8.3
Excellent
Matthew from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in July 2013

Fantastic views of the sea and amazing terrace”

Terrace over looking the sea, amazing breakfast choice, beautiful rooms with an ocean view

We spent 2 nights at the hotel after travelling around Sri Lanka for 3 weeks, it was a brilliant choice, the staff are very friendly and look to assist you anyway they can, from the doorman in his traditional dress to the reception staff for easy check in. We came by train from Galle and the hotel is a 5 minutes walk at a leisurely pace from the train station at Mount Lavinia. We had an amazing sea view balcony room with a large room, the views were amazing every time you looked out of the panoramic windows. We had room service the first night and the food was really good, and came still very hot to our room, we had a meal on the terrace the 2nd night and this was equally impressive and the staff with really good service added to the occasion. The prices are very reasonable for a 5 star hotel and we are travelling so are on a pretty tight budget, so this was good. Its not too far to Colombo and you may as well catch the train there as its literally a 5minute journey and 40rps to boot. The breakfast buffet has plenty of choice for any diner and if you wish ou can enjoy this in our room at no extra charge.

Reviewed July 22, 2013

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10.0
Exceptional
Denise from Canada
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in August 2013

Heaven awaits you at Mt Lavinia”

Location, Ambiance,staff

A stay at Mt Lavinia is a pleasing to all of your 5 senses! The sound of the waves from the ocean pounding on the beach on your doorstep, the taste and smell of the mouthwatering breakfast buffet, the sight of the unimaginable beautiful coastline and skyline of Colombo, the feel of the great cotton sheets and fluffy pillows and towels and the gorgeous cinnamon smell you inhale when you walk into any of the public washrooms on site all make Mt. Lavinia a 5 sense explosion. Lastly, the beautiful welcome and service you receive from the Mt. Lavinian staff who can’t do enough for you make you feel like a queen. Certainly one of the best hotel experiences I have ever had. I can't wait to return and enjoy a longer stay.

Reviewed August 23, 2013

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10.0
Exceptional
Qinchuan from China
Couple
Stayed 1 night in August 2014

A real good colonian style hotel, fanstastic stay”

food, view, service

The mount lavinia hotel is a really good one, we spend the last day of our journey there, the staff all friendly and nice, the seafood is terrific (excpet price, lol...). the cove in the sand is also beatiful! The swimming pool is also very good! my wife like it! also you can see many local couples holdig their wedding ceremony here!

Reviewed August 29, 2014

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9.7
Exceptional
Paul from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 1 night in August 2012

Perfect start and end to the perfect honeymoon.”

Unique Colonial Charm.

The Mount Lavinia Hotel provided us with a beautifully relaxing start and end to our honeymoon in Sri Lanka. We will never forget the afternoon we spent lounging in the pool while live jazz played all around us. It's not the cheapest hotel in Sri Lanka, but if you get the chance to pamper yourself, spend one night in this uniquely colonial relic.

Reviewed March 10, 2013

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