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Mount Lavinia Home Stay

17/7 Off De Saram Road, Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia 10370, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
alice b Mirissa, Sri Lanka
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Mirissa, Sri Lanka
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a fantastic stay at mount Lavinia homestay- the owner is lovely flexibke and very helpful! The room was clean and comfortable and the communal room was spacuous! 2 minutes walk from the beach! Extremely good value for money, especially pleased we had a lockable cabiet, fridge and towels in rooms, which no other hostel of this price has... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I travelled to Sri Lanka with my husband and 2 year old daughter to renew an Indian visa and take vacation. Priyani was absolutely wonderful in helping us arrange transportation. The house was quiet and the other guests were so considerate and friendly. I think my daughter was the noisiest thing there :-). It was within walking distance to many... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Nice place to stay is very quit, a little far away from the noisy Colombo and this is good . We had to walk quite long to get there from the train station, better if you take a tuk tuk.The owner is a gentle and welcoming woman. We loved the turtle in the garden!

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London, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

When we stayed here we had the whole place to our selfs, it's almost like your own home, nice lady who runs it and get what you pay for, nice sitting area with tv and computer however the kitchen is very dirty. Recommend eating out.

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Girona, Spain
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The woman of the house is very kind. It is a regular neighberhood house of the area. Near the beach crossing the train track. Simple rooms, just a bed and a private restroom with a shower. Cold water ofcourse. But good! This house offer to guests a shared equipped kitchen and a livingroom. WiFi is open and available. Near 15min... More 

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We came here twice because of the good ratings and they are true! The owner is a nice woman and the rooms are spacious and clean, tough they could be a little more decorated... Ther are a few good restaurants close to the home stay and the train is a 5 minute walk Overall perfect for a few nights

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I was on a trip to colombo, looking to do a Chef Course and needed a budget place to stay. Owner-lovely lady and very helpful. Situated- in a quiet and safe neighbourhood. Room-old town house classic type (Sir Lanka style ) basic amenities that one could ask for in a guest home. Home a way from home atmosphere.

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33 hotel reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

A friend & I were on a budget trip thru Sri Lanka in December 2010 and we chose this place from the Internet. What a catch.......! It's a 2 minute walk to everything - the beach, the store, the main road. And yet, it's situated in a quiet & peaceful neighbourhood. The owner Priyani is a lovely lady - no... More 

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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Our family of four from India stayed at the Homestay in last week and December 2013 and again in the first week of January 2014 while returning back from Sri Lanka. Originally we booked for our inward journey but the stay was so pleasant that we booked aging for our return journey back from Sri Lanka. The owner is a... More 

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Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

The owner is lovely and willing to help you with things as much as she can. Clean rooms and spacious - enough for two people. Met other lovely backpackers there. Only thing was it didnt have a mosquito net so i was bitten alot on our first night but i have only been to one hostel in Sri Lanka that... More 

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