Excellent 8.1
Based on 931 reviews

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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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Internet access

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

Getting around

  • Airport transfer
  • Car park
  • Rental car
  • Valet parking

Things to do, ways to relax

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

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Poolside bar
  • Restaurant(s)
  • Room service
  • Room service [24-hour]

Services and conveniences

  • Concierge
  • Currency exchange
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry service
  • Lockers
  • Luggage storage
  • Newspapers
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Salon
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Shop(s)
  • Smoking area

For the kids

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


  • Check-in/check-out [express]
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Pets allowed

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Sinhala
  • Tamil
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Child and extra bed policy
Infant 0-1 year(s) Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Children 2-4 year(s) Must use an extra bed
  • Guests over 4 years old are considered as adults.
  • Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room capacity for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Airport Transfer Fee: 45 USD
Breakfast Charge (when not included in room rate): 10 USD
Check-In From: 12:00 PM
Check-Out Until: 11:00 AM
Distance from City Center: 12. Km
Distance to Airport: 65. Km
Non-Smoking Rooms / Floors: Yes
Number of Bars: 3
Number of Floors: 6
Number of Restaurants: 3
Number of Rooms : 226
Reception Open Until: :00 AM
Room Voltage: 220
Time to Airport (Minutes): 90
Year Hotel Built: 1805
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Recent customer comments

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based on 931 reviews
  • Cleanliness 8.0
  • Facilities 8.2
  • Location 8.5
  • Room comfort and quality 8.0
  • Service 8.1
  • Value for money 7.7
  • Food and dining 8.4
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Haris from Sri Lanka
Ocean View
Stayed one night in September 2016
Overall great experience
Everything was fine except for the heater in the room . The night was very cool and we couldn't increase the temperature beyond 22 degrees. The maintenance guy who came didn't know how to fix it.
Reviewed September 15, 2016

Rachael from Australia
Family with older children
Deluxe Direct Ocean View
Stayed one night in September 2016
Beautiful history, needs updating.
The premise behind Mount Lavinia Hotel is great, the history and setting after amazing. The buffet's were great and staff exceedingly helpful. The rooms were dated and if you look too closely you can see the flaws in the hotel. It would be a major job to do a complete update on the hotel though, so you just enjoy what it is and take in the view.
Reviewed September 12, 2016

Lloyd from Australia
Deluxe Direct Ocean View
Stayed 11 nights in August 2016
Old World Charm.
The location of the Hotel with it's history makes it a delightful place to stay. The staff are just so lovely, with an absolute noteworthy member of the wait staff on the terraces. A young man named Malinda was just fantastic, a credit to himself and the Hotel. Would definitely stay again at this Grand old Lady. The theme nights held in the Governors Dining Room at night is worth trying.
Reviewed September 01, 2016

Jassim from United Arab Emirates
Deluxe Direct Ocean View
Stayed one night in May 2016
Truly disaster from every aspect
Very bad location even though it's right front of the ocean but you can't swim. Terrible food quality , terrible hygiene in room utilitilies the bed sheets very old , the towels are brownish and old , the bathroom is very old with black plaques , very poor staff service , everything about this hotel is just terrible , don't get fooled by the lobby charming design of old English colonial design because that's about it .. The hotel needs a major renovation in order to continue running as s business
Reviewed August 31, 2016

Richard from United States
Solo traveler
Ocean View
Stayed one night in August 2016
Wonderful Sti Lanka stay
Was a fabulous hotel stay at one of the most impressive properties I have ever encountered. The staff, grounds, and service all impeccable. Will stay again in future, I assure you.
Reviewed August 23, 2016

RATHA from Malaysia
Deluxe Direct Ocean View
Stayed one night in August 2016
Great location
Great location very near to town centre railway station and bus station. Great colonial history and grandeur. Found it overpriced. Also bathroom had defects and could be improved. Eventhough room was overlooking the beach there was no access from the hotel. The hotel private beach was far and access was through the lobby and courtyard
Reviewed August 22, 2016

Kona from India
Business traveler
Deluxe Direct Ocean View
Stayed 3 nights in August 2016
Stay at Mount Lavinia
Vegetarian food menu need to have better choices
Reviewed August 19, 2016

JOHN from Australia
Solo traveler
Deluxe Direct Ocean View
Stayed 3 nights in August 2016
Recommend sea view
Lovely hotel with great facilities.
Reviewed August 16, 2016

Tarak from United States
Deluxe Direct Ocean View
Stayed one night in August 2016
Great location.
All staff were excellent except our receptionist. When we checked in we were being given someone else's charges and we were told that we only booked the room for a one person which was incorrect. He was ready to charge us an additional fee. I had to show the receptionist his error on the form which he gave us to sign. He lacked customer service.
Reviewed August 15, 2016

Donna from Singapore
Deluxe Direct Ocean View
Stayed one night in July 2016
Old fashioned hotel
Haven't been to such hotel since the 80s. It felt like I was being transported back into the past. Charming with colonial feel. Love the breakfast buffet. One of the best experience.
Reviewed August 05, 2016


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