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Mount Lavinia Hotel

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100 Hotel Road, Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia 10732, Sri Lanka
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I, along with our 5 year old son have stayed at Mt Lavinia Hotel twice now in the past month. Our first stay was for 3 nights on arrival in Colombo, and we stayed again for 2 nights prior to flying out. We loved our time here, yes the hotel is old, yes there are a few... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I recently stayed here two nights with a family group numbering six adults and we thoroughly enjoyed the place. I first visited Sri Lanka (Ceylon as it was) as a teenager in 1963 and during that visit I was a guest at a function at the Mount Lavinia and I vowed one day to return and stay there. It was... More 

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Quite an old hotel but steeped in history. Plenty of space, nice room with ocean view. Staff really helpful, even put a nice bouquet of flowers together when nipping out to friends for dinner. Staff still wearing traditional Raj style uniforms. Pool nice and buffet style breakfast, lunch and dinner either buffet style or a la carte. All in all... More 

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed here for one night before starting our tour, and again for one night before flying home to the UK. We also had the same rooms for both stays so this review covers both. This hotel was booked for us by Kuoni as part of the package, but I must say it's not at all convenient for the airport.... More 

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Bexhill East sussex
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed here for final night of our Sri Lanka tour before flying to Maldives. We had a 7 hour drive up from Yala, so were very tired. On arrival, the check in staff sorted the paperwork and then we had to wait for over 40 minutes for the room keys. We had to ask them why it was taking... More 

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Bahrain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was the venue for one of our friend's beach wedding and their night before the wedding party. Excellent choice of venue if your planning to have a beach wedding. We stayed in the sea view rooms. The view was nice. The rooms however were not well maintained. It is a old hotel so maybe the management should think about... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nicely located on sea beach, it is very good for spending time with family. You can walk on very nice beach just walkind distance from your room. Food is ok and service needs to be improved. Overall very good hotel with sea facing swimming pool .

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a reservation for the dining room. We weren't informed that shorts were not allowed in the dining room. Not being a resident at the hotel we couldn't just nip up to the room and change. Now for the stupid bit. Women were allowed to wear shorts, but not men. What?! Also, I could be wearing the nastiest, tatty... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for two nights at the end of the trip and this hotel was perfect. The hotel itself is stunning to look at and the view of the beach and shoreline from the pool and bar area is breathtaking. Being monsoon season, it was beautiful watching the waves roll in and crash on the rocks. The lighting of... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful English colonial style hotel. Nice view from the room. Other than that it was boring. Not too many activities, rocky beach and bad room service. Rooms were poorly remodeled and does not match the decor of the building. Breakfast was good. Poor room service, had to call to replace towels and amenities. Shower door leaked into the bathroom. Minor... More 

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