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Mount Lavinia

Address: Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

This attraction is entitled BEACH but many of the reviews here are for the 'Mount Lavinia Hotel' which is just one venue on this stretch of beach. The others include, well the beach itself and of course the variety of pubs and restaurants that scatter the land side. Things to do by Day include sunbathing (plenty of small entities along... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

we spent 3 nights here before returning home. It is a place for families, couples and mostly newly weds as I saw 4 weddings there during my stay.

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Not a very clean beach but boasts of very good restaurants like Loon Tao, Steamboat, Seaspray, Lavinia Seabreeze etc. A stay near this beach will be perfect but try to get a place away from the railway tracks.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I enjoyed a nice walk in the water and stopped for a beer at the Beliz. It was cool to see cricket on the beach and the view of the hotel

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I can say Lavinia has the best breakfast buffet I have had in Sri Lanka and I live here. seafood cove is a great restaurant on the beach for diner and I proposed to my wife there. We stayed there on our wedding night and really enjoyed the seaview room. They also did our wedding reception and did a great... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This is a tourist trap and the resturant prices on the beach are added with hight taxes of 12%+10%+1% so at the end of your meal you are bombarded with a huge bill..the town is a track away and there is nothing much there..would bypass this area and go elsewhere..

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Lovely hotel and food. Staff service was good and spent the afternoon lazing on the beach. Try the vodka with coconut water in the shell. Amazing!!!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We stayed in mount lavinia for 12 days and found it a great place to base ourselves. There is a train station there and it only costs 10 rupees (5p) each to get into Colombo fort (main station). We stayed at the mount lavinia hotel and there were several beach bars on either side to enjoy a drink or something... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Super service, family friendly and wonderful food, what more does one want? There is also a private beech and fish restaurant outside. Lots of weddings to watch too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Yes feels like u were completely on a tour whenever u walk on the beaches, u will find all nationals here. Completely friendly people, fantastic food, with good nightlife. Can have a wide range of food & affordable in every price range. Enjoy the scenic oceans...as u wish

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