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Mount Lavinia Hotel

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Mid March we had our wedding in Emperor ballroom. Special thanks goes to Mr Chandana Perera our banquet hall manager for his excellent service. We were given an awesome room for the overnight stay. Dinner at "Sea food cove" under candle light was romantic. If you were given a choice to select the room ask for 217.

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Dear Viraj, Thank you very much in selecting Mount Lavinia Hotel to host your most memorable event.Your complements will be extended to our wedding team and specially to Chandana. It is delighted to know that you enjoyed our service and ambiance and specially the Sea Food Cove Restaurant. Looking forward to having you with us at Mount Lavinia Hotel on...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The hotel is clean, and very british. We had a lovely stay and very good food. Staff really friendly as well. The pool area felt a little bit on the small side and although you have a nice beach view and palm trees, the beach is not really swimming quality. There are plastic bottles etc that washes up on the...

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Dear Valued Guest Thank you very much for taking time to review the Mount Lavinia Hotel. We are pleased that you enjoyed the services and the romantic ambiance of our hotel. We look forward to welcoming you back on your future visit. Best regards

Cambridge, Canada
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

We visited for their Sunday brunch which was tasty and very reasonably priced. There was a wide selection of both Western and local options. The terrace provides a pretty view of the coast and the staff are all attentive. Would recommend if you are not on a budget.

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Dear Laura, Thank you very much for taking your valuable time to review Mount Lavinia Hotel. It is indeed a pleasure to know that you enjoyed our Sunday Brunch. Our Chefs are committed in providing a unique culinary experience for all our guests. We wish to have you with us in your future visits. Kind regards

Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We usually stay at the Mount Lavinia hotel whenever we visit Colombo. Our daughter loves the service and the ambience of this beautiful hotel. But this time I am writing this review about a totally different experience I had at Mount Lavinia Hotel. My niece got married on the 6th of February 2017 at the Empire Ball Room in the...

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Dear Valued Guest Whilst thanking your niece for selecting Mount Lavinia Hotel for her most memorable event, it is indeed delighted to hear that you and the rest of the party was content with the outcome. The Team Mount Lavinia will go to the extent of all possibilities to have a our customers contented. Your compliments will be extended towards...

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I always try to write fair reviews of places as I found them to be. This hotel is wonderful. The sole purpose of the staff seems to be to ensure the guests every need is met. We felt very comfortable and well looked after as there was nothing they wouldn't do to ensure our well being. That said, we had...

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there in September. We were old that we could use the beach facilities if we ordered food from the restaurant on the beach. As the water was quite rough the red flags were up. However, we thoroughly enjoyed the food and drinks on the beach.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Mount Lavinia Hotel is more than 200 years old and is in a prime location, on a rocky outcrop, at the base of Mount Lavinia beach. The views from the terrace and pool area are stunning and the building is a beautiful piece of colonial indulgence. The service is overwhelmingly friendly and we were given a free early check...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you love to stay in a rustic and old hotel this is the best hotel to stayed. The building is a story it self, and attached within the building is a museum with a tale of a love story between a British army and a pretty dancer ♥️. With a hotel so great the staff are friendly, they are...

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Herne Bay, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel was the home of a former governor& there is a love story too-you can find out all about it & see the secret tunnel & visit the museum in the hotel. It's like stepping back in time-very grand & the staff all have wonderful uniforms. Meal times are a bit chaotic & prices are higher than we expected-the...

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Dear Valued Guest Thank you very much for taking time to review the Mount Lavinia Hotel. We are pleased that you enjoyed the services and the romantic ambiance of our hotel. We look forward to welcoming you back on your future visit. Thank you

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Every year we start our trip to Sri Lanka at Mt Lavina it is such a beautiful hotel with so much history, worth calling in just for a drink if not staying there!. The rooms are good lots of space nice balconies all you could possible want. Just love the views over Colombo Bay from the terrace the pool and...

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Dear Valued Guest It is indeed wonderful to have to stay with Mount Lavinia Hotel once again and thank you very much for taking time to review the hotel. It is delighted to know that you enjoyed the service and ambiance of the hotel. We hope to welcome you back again Kind regards

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
With a history spanning over 200 years, Mount Lavinia Hotel Colombo is one of the oldest hotels in Sri Lanka. This premier colonial heritage hotel in Colombo has earned a reputation over the years for its magnificent structure and ambiance, the old world charm which harks back to the grandeur of old Ceylon, a romantic legacy left by the colonial Governor General who used it as his residence, the exceptional service offered by its well-trained staff and its popularity as a venue for weddings. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mount Lavinia Hotel

Address: 100 Hotel Road, Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia 10732, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia
Price Range: $153 - $200 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Mount Lavinia Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 275
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“Ask for room number 217”
 of 5 bubbles 861virajd, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“5th floor, overlooking the beach and city skyline. rooms 540-549 is good.”
 of 5 bubbles xBiancax13, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The lowest floor does not have lift access so not good for disabled.”
 of 5 bubbles anitaCarmarthen, 18 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Make the most of the beach.”
 of 5 bubbles 400nadeema, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All sea view rooms are good”
  • View over Colombo Bay
 of 5 bubbles calmly, 12 Mar 2017 | Read review
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