The Villa in Lavinia
The Villa in Lavinia
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"The food was delicious, the staff are all very friendly."

Katie

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April 1, 2018

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What guests are saying:
Close to the beach, very helpful staff and good food.
Emma from United Kingdom
Group
Good location with excellent restaurants on the beach within a 5 minute walk. The staff are excellent and nothing is too much trouble
Greg from Australia
Family with teens
Nice, clean.....super friendly staff! Best value around for sure!.
PIERRE from Canada
Couple
My friends and I stayed here over New Years and were very happy with the rooms and staff. The food was great tasting and value. The pool was a big plus, perfect for a dip after a day shopping/sightseeing. The night manager especially was very helpful.
Hannah from Australia
Group
Room was cleaned upon request. It is very reasonable. I relaxed in the hotel.
SHINKICHI from Japan
Solo traveler
Great little hotel with friendly staff and a nice little plunge pool, was an oasis from the pollution of Colombo, good breakfast too
matthew from United Kingdom
Couple
Lovely spot. Small but quaint.
Dale from Australia
Family with young children
We enjoyed our stay at this hotel. Only thing was that no chef available to order any lunch or dinner as it seems they only had one chef and he had to go on leave!
Thiru from United Kingdom
Family with teens
Clean and in good location
HATTAN from Saudi Arabia
Couple
We stayed at the Villa at the beginning and end of our trip in Sri Lanka to be close to extended family. It was a convenient and cool place to have as a base.
Melissa from Australia
Couple

The Villa in Lavinia

Very good location
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8.6
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Exceptional cleanliness
9.2
Recommended by 91% of guests
Value for money8.7
Distance to city center7.5 km
Location rating7.8
Nearest airportRatmalana Airport (RML)
Distance to airport3.5 km
  • Airport transfer

  • 120 meters to the beach

  • Located in heart of Colombo

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

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8.8
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Deluxe Family Rooms
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 double beds
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Double Bed
Double Bed
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 double bed
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Family Room
Family Room
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  • Room size: 21 m²/226 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 double beds
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SINGLE SUPERIOR - BED AND BREAKFAST
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          What people love about the property

          • "Wonderful stay."

            Bryce

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            June 24, 2017

          • "Very safe and secure ."

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            May 4, 2017

          • "Breakfast is great."

            Youngkun

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            April 21, 2017

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          "Yeah nice place with a good vibe"

          Stephen

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          September 7, 2017

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          What they offer

          "Clean, new room, beautiful pool."

          vadim

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          February 20, 2018

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          Real reviews from real guests

          Agoda Reviews (133)Booking.com Reviews (74)
          8.6
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          Cleanliness9.2
          Facilities8.3
          Location7.8
          Room comfort and quality8.8
          Service9.1
          Value for money8.7
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          8.0
          Excellent
          Kannadasan from Malaysia
          Family with young children
          Double Bed
          Stayed 2 nights in September 2018
          Clean and comfortable place to stay.”
          We a family of 12 adults and a child stayed for 2 nights. Was a pleasant stay and the caretaker Steven was really helpful and so were the other staffs. Rooms were very clean. The only setback would be the bed. They have to upgrad the beds as its squeaking each time you turn. Other then that I would clearly recoomend this place tho it's slight out of city center. Kanna Malaysia
          Reviewed October 01, 2018
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Jane from United Kingdom
          Couple
          Family Room
          Stayed 1 night in September 2018
          Exceptional”
          Choose the family room fab and spacious,
          Reviewed September 10, 2018
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Robert from Australia
          Couple
          Double Bed
          Stayed 1 night in August 2018
          Outstanding . A Colombo gem.”
          Great value for money. A little far from central Colombo but this is more than compensated for by ... well ... everything. Great in house dinner by the pool. Great breakfast. My only regret is that I did not discover it sooner.
          Reviewed August 07, 2018
          6.8
          Good
          Elizabeth from Malaysia
          Couple
          Double Bed
          Stayed 1 night in July 2018
          Too far”
          This was really far from the city centre. And the traffic makes it really harder to access. My friend and I had made prior arrangements with the hotel to have us picked up from the airport when we arrive. But no one was there to pick us up. We waited close to an hour, walked up and down the waiting area just in case we had missed anyone holding a placard with my name on it. We even called the hotel to ask about this but theu gave us the manager James' number, who could not be reached. In the end, we decided to take another taxi to the hotel. James called me back later and after telling him what happened,he apologised and said he wpuld find out what happened with the driver and get back to me. But he didn't and so it seemed to me that he didn't really care that this had happened. Though it was not a big deal and we got ourselves sorted out, i just felt that this was not a nice thing and i was kot informed later why the driver wasn't there.
          Reviewed July 08, 2018
          7.2
          Very good
          John from Australia
          Family with teens
          Double Bed
          Stayed 1 night in June 2018
          Just ok.”
          Clean, secure place like a fortress, relaxing pool, hot showers, wifi never worked kept dropping in and out, and can get fairly noisy as it’s close to the train tracks and a few trains pass each hour. Could find a cheaper same facility place elsewhere
          Reviewed June 07, 2018
          8.8
          Excellent
          Erika from Italy
          Group
          Family Room
          Stayed 1 night in May 2018
          Great choice!”
          Right next to the sea! It is a very cozy space and definitely with a great value for money. Unfortunately we couldn’t take advantage of the brekfast as we left the hotel too early in the morning. We were only a bit disappointed with true cleanliness of the pool. For the rest, great place to stay. Especially if you love evening’s walk on the sea side!
          Reviewed May 26, 2018
          8.0
          Excellent
          Jackie from United States
          Couple
          Double Bed
          Stayed 2 nights in May 2018
          Good spot”
          Tasty food. Stephen was very helpful if not a little too involved in your goings about. Also both the hotel staff constantly warn you not to go towards a certain side of town and instead direct you to the tourist spots... but for travelers like us, it's the opposite of what we want. The room was nice and we'd stay here again.
          Reviewed May 15, 2018
          9.6
          Exceptional
          Katie from New Zealand
          Couple
          Double Bed
          Stayed 3 nights in March 2018
          Wonderful!”
          We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Villa in Lavinia! James was a fount of helpful information, and happily answered our slough of questions. The food was delicious, the staff are all very friendly. We look forward to staying here again next time we're through Colombo!
          Reviewed April 01, 2018
          9.6
          Exceptional
          David from Canada
          Couple
          Double Bed
          Stayed 5 nights in February 2018
          Sweet little villa”
          Great hotel....quaint. Super clean, nice breakfast to order, very close to the beautiful beach. Staff are incredible especially night super Stephen. He took us to bus to make sure we got to see Kandy.... go there...you won’t be disappointed! Only thing is wifi not so good but we got done what we needed to do!
          Reviewed March 10, 2018
          8.8
          Excellent
          Chrishna from Australia
          Couple
          Double Bed
          Stayed 2 nights in February 2018
          Extremely Comfortable Stay”
          The staff were friendly and helpful., especially the night manager. The communal areas were aesthetically pleasing and the Sri Lankan breakfast delicious. Our room was a little small but the private balcony gave us extra space. A small quiet establishment with easy access to a clean beach and shopping area.
          Reviewed March 03, 2018
          8.0
          Excellent
          Russell from Australia
          Couple
          Double Bed
          Stayed 2 nights in February 2018
          We'll presented, comfortable stay”
          Nice, clean rooms with lots of extras including TV, air-conditioning, safe, fridge with mini bar and tea and coffee facilities. Beautiful hot shower with lots of water pressure. Hotel has good security. Rooms have rear door opening into a courtyard. The property features a lovely plunge pool and is a short walk to the beach. Our safe was locked closed when we arrived. We asked the staff to fix and they said they needed to call the manager but then never returned.
          Reviewed February 28, 2018
          9.2
          Exceptional
          Elaine from South Africa
          Couple
          Double Bed
          Stayed 7 nights in January 2018
          Great value for money in a quiet residential area, close to the beach & restaurants.”
          The hotel is a beautiful old building that has been renovated quite recently. The property is walled in & has paving & planters which make the outside areas very attractive & the pool area, whilst small is really lovely. There is not much space for loungers, however every room has it's own outdoor seating area. The aircon. works well & the breakfasts were good. The usual eggs to order with toast, fresh juice & tea or coffee. There was also a Sri Lankan option on offer. The staff are helpful & friendly, as are James (Mngr.) & Roseanna (Ass.) Make sure you leave your room key should you wish your room to be cleaned. The beach is 2/3mins. walk away & has lots of restaurants for both lunch & supper. We recommend The Villa in Lavinia for all types of travellers
          Reviewed February 20, 2018
          7.6
          Very good
          vadim from Sri Lanka
          Couple
          Double Bed
          Stayed 1 night in February 2018
          Very clean and new hotel”
          Friendly staff, But the guys don't understand that some tourist could be tired after long way, and instead of being quiet, they talk and laugh very loud disturbing guest. Other things are good. Clean, new room, beautiful pool.
          Reviewed February 20, 2018
          9.2
          Exceptional
          Elaine from South Africa
          Couple
          Double Bed
          Stayed 4 nights in January 2018
          Excellent value & close to the beach & restaurants in a quiet area of Mt. Lavinia”
          The Villa in Lavinia is a beautifully renovated Colonial style home set in a secure garden. It is excellent value for money & the staff are really helpful & friendly, particularly Chandi, Malith (?), James & Roseanna & the chef is very competant. Breakfast is the usual eggs to order with fresh juice, tea or coffee & bread or toast & there is usually a Sri Lankan option. The airconditioned downstairs rooms have a veranda leading on to a small paved area & the upstairs have aircon. & a balcony. Both have outside furniture. The small tiled pool is great for a freshen up before or after the beach & whilst there is not too much space for loungers, there is quite a bit of space around the pool to sit & socialise or have breakfast.The beach, where there are a good few beach restaurants, is a 3min. walk away. We would recommend them for any type of traveller from solo, couples, groups, families & ground floor rooms for the not so mobile. Thanks to the Management & Staff for a great 7 days
          Reviewed January 25, 2018
          9.6
          Exceptional
          Julia from China
          Group
          Double Bed
          Stayed 3 nights in December 2017
          Relaxed Stay!”
          Good location at the outskirts of Colombo. Warm & welcoming staff, ready to help you with all your needs. Very nice & comfortable rooms, outdoor terrace & lovely pool. Close to the beach and beachside restaurants. Recommend this place for your stay in Colombo if you don't want to stay right in the hustle & bustle of the city!
          Reviewed December 21, 2017
          10.0
          Exceptional
          david from Canada
          Family with teens
          Deluxe Family Rooms
          Stayed 2 nights in December 2017
          Incredibly friendly and helpful. Sense of community amoungst the guests. Five minutes from a beach. ”
          It is a bit of a distance from the city centre but meter rickshaws are easy to get. Vicinity to a beach makes up for the distances to the city. I suspect it is more chilled out than anything you will find in the city. Centre. Easy to get to the train station to get to your next destination. We will defiantly go back again.
          Reviewed December 20, 2017
          8.0
          Excellent
          Stephen from United Kingdom
          Group
          Double Bed
          Stayed 2 nights in April 2017
          nice”
          Yeah nice place with a good vibe
          Reviewed September 07, 2017
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Bryce from United States
          Solo traveler
          Double Bed
          Stayed 3 nights in June 2017
          Great stay”
          Wonderful stay. The night staff was especially kind and helpful.
          Reviewed June 24, 2017
          8.8
          Excellent
          Matthew from United Kingdom
          Couple
          Double Bed
          Stayed 1 night in April 2017
          Excellent”
          Comfortable stay with great helpful staff
          Reviewed May 14, 2017
          10.0
          Exceptional
          barbara from United Kingdom
          Solo traveler
          Double Bed
          Stayed 1 night in April 2017
          Lovely secure villa. ”
          Very safe and secure . Well run , clean and friendly . Would deffinately recommend 100% A big thank you to James the British owner
          Reviewed May 04, 2017
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