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Address: , Colombo, Sri Lanka
Phone Number: 0112739610
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great beach

great beach on the outskirts of colombo. Spent lazy saturday morning on the beach. Very few souls.. Clean beach. clear water. Upon return to colombo took passenger train from Mt... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

great beach on the outskirts of colombo. Spent lazy saturday morning on the beach. Very few souls.. Clean beach. clear water. Upon return to colombo took passenger train from Mt. Lavinia station to colombo fort. Very special and local experience. The train most of the time passes very close to sea.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

It use to be a lot cleaner, very popular with locals in the area and surrounding Colombo, can get very busy during weekends and consequently quite dirty with a lot of rubbish left around. Locals need to learn to keep beach clean and take rubbish home with them. It once was a very nice beech for both locals and foreigners

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

I cannot rate this hotel highly enough. OK, it's a little tired but that doesn't detract from the fact that it feels like you're stepping back in time and an extra from "Poirot". The staff are delightful and the restaurants amazing. We visited because we had seen a Rick Stein programme where Rick had cooked on the sunset terrace with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The vintage feel around the hotel is very nice. The beach is a must go. It has a beautiful clean beach.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Amazing. I was visiting this property. The views, the Old fashion British atmosphere, the swimming pool and open air terrace for breakfast buffet. The icing on the cake: the private beach.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

A very nice and clean beach. one can stay near by it will be expensive but worth staying near by. gets bit crowded on weekends.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Visited twice Great place to have your own choice. There is a large choice. We can select anythng and get it prepared the way we want. Food is very fresh. Great ambience by the beach and efficient service. Minimum price on average 1,500/- per head .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Mt Lavinia is a great place for lunch or dinner on the beach . . . and only 10 mins from downtown Colombo. Visit the historic Mt Lavinia Hotel (the old governors mansion) and enjoy an uninterrupted view all the way down to Colombo Fort. Buffet lunch is great and well priced. Or choose to dine in one of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Unfortunately our room still had the last people's foot prints on the floor and dirty towels in the Bathroo, the tea, coffee and toiletries had all been taken by the previous guests! However within twenty minutes the place had been spruced up - it would have been nice to be offered a free drink whilst cleaning took place. The location... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Fine beach for one day. you could better travel further down south as the beaches are more beautiful and clean.

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