The Villa in Lavinia
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The Villa in Lavinia

.No 26/3, Sri Dharmapala Mawatha, Mount Lavinia, Mount Lavinia Beach, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 10370
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    The Villa in Lavinia Reviews

    8.5
    Excellent
    /10
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    10.0
    Exceptional

    "Wonderful stay."

    Bryce

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    June 24, 2017

    9.1
    Exceptional cleanliness

    Things you’ll love about The Villa in Lavinia

    Things you'll love

    • Airport transfer

    • 120 meters to the beach

    • Located in heart of Colombo

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

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    Location
    7.7
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    Very good location - 120 meters to the beach
    Popular neighborhood
    Nearby
    Popular
  • Mount Lavinia beach430 m
  • Lion Pub500 m
  • Fashion Bug Dehiwala730 m
  • St Thomas College840 m
  • Concord Cinema1.26 km
  • Mount Lavinia Bus Station1.3 km
  • Mount Lavinia Train Station1.42 km
  • Buba Restaurant & Beach Club1.62 km
  • National Zoological Gardens2.1 km
  • Dehiwela Vishnu kovil2.37 km
  • This property is in high demand!

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    Value for money8.6
    Distance to city center7.5 km
    Location rating7.7
    Nearest airportRatmalana Airport (RML)
    Distance to airport3.8 km

    Rooms available at The Villa in Lavinia

    8.8
    Excellent
    Room comfort & quality
    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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                  What people love about The Villa in Lavinia

                  • 8.0
                    Very good

                    "Was a pleasant stay and the caretaker Steven was really helpful and so were the other staffs."

                    Kannadasan

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                    October 1, 2018

                  • 8.0
                    Very good

                    "Rooms were very clean."

                    Kannadasan

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                    October 1, 2018

                  • 8.8
                    Excellent

                    "For the rest, great place to stay."

                    Erika M.

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                    May 26, 2018

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                  8.8
                  Excellent

                  "It is a very cozy space and definitely with a great value fo..."

                  Erika M.

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                  May 26, 2018

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                  9.2
                  Exceptional

                  "The family room was very nice, clean and in a good standard!"

                  sharon

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                  January 5, 2019

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                  Agoda Reviews (153)Booking.com Reviews (72)
                  8.5
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                  10
                  Cleanliness9.1
                  Facilities8.1
                  Location7.7
                  Room comfort and quality8.8
                  Service8.9
                  Value for money8.6
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                  10.0
                  Exceptional
                  Hari from India
                  Solo traveler
                  Double Bed
                  Stayed 2 nights in March 2019

                  Great clean small place”

                  It’s a great place with happy friendly staff. Very helpful to small needs. It’s a quiet place with a small pool. Must stay place with very close proximity to the beach. The advantage of this particular section of the beach is that it is one of the less populated sections for seeing a peaceful sunset.

                  Reviewed March 10, 2019

                  Dear Mr. Hari, Thank you for your kind review and voting us the best. We are glade that you enjoyed your stay. Look forward to welcome you at your HOME AWAY FROM HOME in the near future. With regards, Tyrone Rabot

                  Responded March 12, 2019
                  The Villa in Lavinia
                  8.0
                  Excellent
                  kylie from Australia
                  Couple
                  Double Bed
                  Stayed 3 nights in April 2019

                  Nice place in good area”

                  Good place for a few days in Colombo if you wish to be out of the city

                  Reviewed April 23, 2019

                  Dear Mr.Kylie, Thank you for your kind and encouraging review. We are pleased that you had enjoyed your stay in our hotel. Look forward to welcome you and be of service in the near future. With regards, Tyrone Rabot

                  Responded April 23, 2019
                  The Villa in Lavinia
                  3.2
                  Andrew from United Kingdom
                  Couple
                  Double Bed
                  Stayed 2 nights in January 2019

                  Review score”

                  Nice breakfast clean and tidy a bit boring no atmosphere feels like your being watched you have to ring the bell to get in which is good for security as the whole area is full of beggars and thieving bastards never set foot on mount Lavinia as long as I live

                  Reviewed February 01, 2019

                  Dear Mr. Andrew, Thank you for your kind review. In the interest of our guest we have established the procedure of the bell and the closed door policy at the main entrance. We do apologize for any inconveniences cause. Sorry of the out side influences to which we do not have any control. Notwithstanding the above we look forward to welcome you in the near future. With regards, Tyrone Rabot

                  Responded February 09, 2019
                  The Villa in Lavinia
                  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
                  7.6
                  Very good
                  marie from Ireland
                  Couple
                  Double Bed
                  Stayed 3 nights in January 2019

                  Family run hotel”

                  Very friendly, helpful staf. But Very basic hotel 10 Kim's from Colombo There is a bus from the top of the road that will take you directly into Colombo for 30rpes pp There is a small swimming pool which appeared to be well maintained . Its two Minutes walk to the beach across the railway tracks. Breakfast is good. We ate dinner there one evening and it was also good. IThe hotel was difficult to find when we arrived first and the tuc tuc driver had to stop several times looking for directions. The pedestrian and vehicle gates are locked all the time which was a bit disconcerting but All in all it was a pleasant stay made all the more special by the warmth of the staff

                  Reviewed January 23, 2019

                  Dear Sir/Madam, Thank you for giving us the opportunity to be of service. We are pleased that you had enjoyed your stay at our hotel. Our apologize for any inconveniences caused. Look forward to welcome you in the near future. With regards, Tyrone Rabot

                  Responded February 04, 2019
                  The Villa in Lavinia
                  10.0
                  Exceptional
                  york from United States
                  Solo traveler
                  Double Bed
                  Stayed 7 nights in January 2019

                  Quaint Charm and a Caring Attentive Staff near the beach, in the heart of Mt Lavinia”

                  this was my second stay here, its quiet, once the sun starts to set, the beach is just across the train track not 5 minutes from the Villa, the food is good, the management is more than fair and the old timey care for customer satisfaction is something not easily found any more. highly recommend this place and its wonderful staff. I found myself feeling at home at The Villa in Lavinia, and plan to return soon.

                  Reviewed January 16, 2019

                  Dear Mr.York, Thank you for your kind review. We are please to have been at your service. You are the purpose of us all been at The Villa In Lavinia. Look forward to serve you better. Regards, Tyrone Rabot

                  Responded February 04, 2019
                  The Villa in Lavinia
                  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
                  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
                  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
                  SARAH from Australia
                  Couple
                  Double Bed
                  Stayed 7 nights in March 2016

                  A peaceful haven close to the beach”

                  The Villa is a quiet and peaceful haven, located a short stroll from Lavinia beach and it's restaurant strip. we really enjoyed the friendly Sri Lankan hospitality from James and his team and of course the lovely Lavinia the resident dog. The rooms are spotless and comfy although be it a little small, lots of hot water and a lovely waterfall head shower,each room has a small balcony on which to relax, breakfast is good with a choice of Western or Sri Lankan, they kindly prepared an early breakfast for us every day as we were diving. There is a small cool plunge pool which is very appreciated in the heat of the day. A small suggestions would be to service the rooms daily, they are only serviced on request and then they are fully serviced, this isn't necessary,sheets don't need to be changed daily, but tea/coffee and bathroom supplies and water need to be topped up daily and towels could be changed if left on the floor. We will definitely stay again on our next visit to Sri Lanka.

                  Reviewed April 15, 2016
                  10.0
                  Exceptional
                  AK from Norway
                  Solo traveler
                  Double Bed
                  Stayed 1 night in February 2016

                  Great place to start the adventure”

                  Picked this hotel because it had good reviews, especially compared to nearby hotels. Very close to beach with resturants, and supermarket and shops only few minutes walk from hotel. Clean environment, and the staff is very helpful and hospitable. Best of thanks to James and his crew for tips and help. The very cute dog Levinia is a mascot at the hotel, and gives everyone a warm greeting

                  Reviewed March 01, 2016
                  10.0
                  Exceptional
                  Konstanze from Germany
                  Solo traveler
                  Double Bed
                  Stayed 2 nights in December 2015

                  Excellent ”

                  Well appointed Hotel with super nice staff

                  Super nice staff, very well appointed & secure Hotel, super clean, Thanks to the Chef we even received Christmas cake on Christmas day. Super nice Hotel and super nice staff. Thanks very much for a wonderful stay. The only thing to wish for next time would be a quieter room.

                  Reviewed December 29, 2015
                  9.7
                  Exceptional
                  LESLIE from United Kingdom
                  Couple
                  Double Bed
                  Stayed 3 nights in December 2015

                  Super place to stay”

                  Location, staff helpful & attentive.

                  We really enjoyed our stay at this comfortable & friendly hotel. Helpful host James greeted us by name which was nice. Our well appointed room was as described, clean & comfortable. The location just 5 minutes walk to the lovely beach with an array of nice restaurants. The day we arrived there was a music concert happening on the beach, lots of youngsters enjoying the music. Access to Colombo was easy, use the train or at the top of the road plenty of buses to get you to the city, bus or train stations. This was our first trip to Sri Lanka, we really enjoyed the warmth & welcoming nature of the people.

                  Reviewed December 28, 2015
                  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
                  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
                  7.6
                  Very good
                  Ulrich from Germany
                  Couple
                  Double Bed
                  Stayed 1 night in January 2019

                  Good”

                  We booked this apartment for our first night after touched down in Colombo. We had a friendly host and everything we needed. Thanks!

                  Reviewed February 04, 2019

                  Dear Mr.Ulrich, Thank you for your kind review. We hope you will provide us with many more opportunities to be of service in the near future. With regards, Tyrone Rabot

                  Responded February 09, 2019
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                  • Very good location
                  • Mount Lavinia beach
                  • Mount Lavinia Bus Station is within 1.3 km