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Mount Lavinia Hotel

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100 Hotel Road, Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia 10732, Sri Lanka
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Zürich
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22 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I came to the Hotel before Lunch. I was really impressed with the outside look. Charming colonial elegance. I did not expect the room to be ready but I have been told that I could already check in. They first tried to put me into a rather dark looking room in the groundfloor without balcony or garden seating and facing... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The hotel is nice to have a drink , enjoy the pool or sundowns. Well I've eaten there 4 times in the last weeks and 3 out of 4 I left disappointed. If you can go for the Buffet, it's good. But with all my a la carte orders I left quite stomach sick. Mostly it was burnt or sandwiches/... More 

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Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We only spent one night here following our flight from the UK. We wished we had booked another. It was a great introduction to our tour of Sri Lanka. We were impressed by the friendliness of the staff. A breathtaking view from our room. No complaints about the food we enjoyed our meals. We wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.

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MLHG-Management, General Manager at Mount Lavinia Hotel, responded to this review

We sincerely appreciate the time taken to review our hotel. We are delighted to note that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Mount Lavinia Hotel. Thank You Bazeer Cassim Group General Manager Mount Lavinia Hotel More 

london
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18 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I have stayed in this hotel few times, but never had to write a review. Old architecturally pleasing to the eye colonial hotel with history and service to match. The pool is adequate and the beach with its vast golden splendour is great to relax. But beware that the under current is frequent and even the experienced sea swimmer gets... More 

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MLHG-Management, General Manager at Mount Lavinia Hotel, responded to this review

We sincerely appreciate you taking time to review our hotel. The pleasure was ours to host you at the Mount Lavinia Hotel. We hope we would have the pleasure of welcoming you back at the Mount Lavinia Hotel on your future visit. Thank You Bazzer Cassim Group General Manager More 

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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56 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I know the MLH since the 1960's - when we first stayed there with my parents. Still, the Old world Charm is there - a great warm feeling. best location, too. On a peninsular, overlooking the ocean and Colombo in the distant. The private beach - a one off in Ceylon - is also a great bonus. The service and... More 

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MLHG-Management, General Manager at Mount Lavinia Hotel, responded to this review

We sincerely appreciate you taking time to review our hotel. The pleasure was ours to host you at the Mount Lavinia Hotel. We are pleased to note that you enjoyed the panoramic view from your room as well as the other services and facilities of our hotel. We take note of your concerns regarding the service level and food, which... More 

Houston, Texas
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27 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We did not stay here but had dinner and tea at the restaurant. Governor's restaurant gives a beautiful view of the sea, which can help you relax while having your meals. The buffet was complete with excellent choices and price was reasonable. We also had high tea at the restaurant, which did not have the snacks like some other places... More 

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MLHG-Management, General Manager at Mount Lavinia Hotel, responded to this review

It is indeed a pleasure to know that you had a wonderful experience on your recent visit to the Mount Lavinia Hotel. We thank you very much for taking time to review our hotel on TripAdvisor. We look forward to your valuable patronage in the future. Thank You Bazeer Cassim Group General Manager Mount Lavinia Hotel More 

Singapore, Singapore
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Mount Lavinia is a bit pricey but the stay was simply amazing. The view of the Indian Ocean was breathtaking (imagine waking up to this each morning). What really took the wow factor to another level was the culinary expertise of the chefs. Never have I had such an excellent explosion of tastes in every single dish! I stayed at... More 

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MLHG-Management, General Manager at Mount Lavinia Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review our hotel. It is indeed a privilege to know that you found the team friendly and polite. We are pleased that you enjoyed the services & facilities of our hotel and sincerely appreciate your support. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to be of service to you and look forward to welcoming... More 

Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This Historical establishment is set on Beautiful grounds with nice private beach. Room has fantastic view of the ocean (from a private balcony). Unfortunately we ended up in a Room that was in need of tender loving care. There are several wings in this hotel (some rooms had undergone renovations). Some staff members at reception could have been a little... More 

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MLHG-Management, General Manager at Mount Lavinia Hotel, responded to this review

We sincerely appreciate you taking time to review our hotel. The pleasure was ours to host you at the Mount Lavinia Hotel.We are please to note that you enjoyed the panoramic view from your room as well as the other services and facilities of our hotel. We take note of your concerns regarding the room and service level at the... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The MLH has a history spanning over 200 years, and a great tale it has to tell, situated on a semi rock cliff with great views this is a must stay hotel, for all its grandeur and colonial setting The buffet is a lavish sumptuous spread catering for local and western food, it presents a different theme each night in... More 

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MLHG-Management, General Manager at Mount Lavinia Hotel, responded to this review

It is indeed delightful to take note of your positive feedback. We sincerely appreciate your valuable comments and thank you for your patronage. The hotel continuously strives to provide its guests with a unique experience in par with its rich colonial heritage. We hope we would have the pleasure of welcoming you back at the Mount Lavinia Hotel on your... More 

London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I did not stay here, but I came here for a dinner and this was by far the best value for money dinner buffet in Sri Lanka in my view. Sat outdoors on the nice veranda overlooking the sea and city, enjoying really delicious food. The lentils with banana and the mutton curry were some of the best I've eaten... More 

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MLHG-Management, General Manager at Mount Lavinia Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Philip It is indeed a pleasure to know that you had a wonderful experience on your recent visit to the Mount Lavinia Hotel. We thank you very much for taking time to review our hotel on TripAdvisor. We look forward to your valuable patronage in the future. Thank You Bazeer Cassim Group General Manager Mount Lavinia Hotel More 

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