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3.0 of 5 Guest house   |   No 09, Samudra Mawatha, Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Saltburn-by-the-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I would stay again tomorrow if I could. Such a haven of quiet in beautiful surroundings. I cannot echo enough the more positive reviews of the place. The staff are pleasant and helpful. The room was clean and beds comfortable. Breakfast was basic but fine for us and adequate. We did not arrange to eat in there in the evening... More 

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Thornton Heath, England
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

After a hectic month touring Sri Lanka this was a disappointing end to our stay. The room was large but leaked copious amounts of rain water through the roof and under the doors. The balcony was slimy and flooded, my husband ended up cleaning the water outlets! Train noise quite unbearable after 6am. The hotel was deserted in the night... More 

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New York City, New York
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Go back in time to the beginning of the 20th century under British Rule. Just far enough from downtown Colombo, but close enough for a short Tuk Tuk Ride. The pool is beautiful overlooking the Ocean. The breakfast buffet is enormous from Western to Sri Lanka dishes! Several wonderful restaurants just outside the compound. Suggest you talk to the local... More 

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Ascot, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

A frequent visitor to the beautiful island of Sri Lanka and to Mount Lavinia House its only fair to share my experience of a great place to stay .... Mount Lavinia House is simply stunning! The first time I arrived in 2008 was a 'WOW'! moment ... such a stylish and individual 'Boutique Hotel'! This feeling has not gone away... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

My wife and I have recently returned from our second stay at this truly wonderful hotel and have now booked to return for a few days over New Year! We were this time in the adjacent apartments which were spacious and well equipped. The welcome was warm and genuine, the breakfasts lovely and dinner in the beachside restaurant was outstanding!... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

I stayed at Mount Lavinia House for 5 days in October and enjoyed the stay very much. The staff were welcoming and were very happy to prepare drinks and food, or its a very short walk to the beach and a great restaurant if you prefer - you have to try the battered prawns! The house is very stylish with... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013 via mobile

Me and my mum stayed here the first week of September, and upon walking in our first words were WOW! The house itself is beautiful inside and out and has been decorated tastefully highlighting the Sri Lankan art and cultures. The pool stretches from inside the main room downstairs out into the beautiful walled garden, allowing you to escape inside... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Stayed 1 night instead of 2. We were in the house next to the main house, which felt very strange, especially since there were no other people staying throughout the hotel and the pool (looked unclean) and games (great!) were in the main house. The hotel has lovely furnishing, and the two rooms were actually a 2-bedroom apartment (convenient) but... More 

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8 hotel reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

We stayed at Mount Lavinia House for the first 3 days of our trip - in the suburbs of Colombo but far enough out to have that 'beach feel', though still urban. It is a small guest house, in a beautifully designed and maintained neo-colonial house, with a swimming pool which amazingly stretches from inside the house into the garden.... More 

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29 hotel reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2012

this is a beautiful colonial style building, which didn't compensate for the atrocious service, the room not being made up or cleaned, and no fresh towels. There wasn't even any soap in the bathroom. The room was beautiful but lacked furniture, apart from a bed, so there was nowhere to put clothes etc. They were very short-staffed and the young... More 

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Address: No 09, Samudra Mawatha, Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Mount Lavinia House 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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