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Mount Lavinia Hotel

100 Hotel Road, Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia 10732, Sri Lanka
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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

I stayed here for 4 nights on my business trip to Sri Lanka Pros: a. Good traditional hotel b. Excellent service c. Great place to stay, d. Amazing location close enough to Colombo but far enough out and on a wonderful beach. e. Hotel has real character and charm f. Hotel has a private beach g. Decent number of Vegetarian... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Spent two nights here at start of our holiday to Sri Lanka. This is a charming hotel with lots of character. We found the staff to be very helpful and friendly. The hotel and room were very clean. We would stay here again should the opportunity arise.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had to check this was the right hotel to review, as the photographs are doing this place an enormous disservice! We only stayed here for one night, at the end of a tour through Sri Lanka, but once we got here, we immediately regretted having to leave the next day. The hotel is absolutely magnificent. The lobby is full... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed in this hotel for 7 days and it was really a good stay, They have their own private beach about a 2 minute walk away which has a nice bar and a good selection of fresh seafood , you pick your own and they will cook it at the restaurant. Good pool and good rooms the food is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have stayed at this beautiful colonial style hotel on previous visits and it has yet to disappoint !! From the time you are greeted by Lal, the assistant lobby manager (who appears to know most of the guests by name) to Sameera, the room attendant who keeps a comfortable and relaxing room for you, your entire stay is awesome.... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent 10 days here at the end of February and had a wonderful time. The previous reviews are all pretty accurate. A lot of weddings and private events take place at the hotel however the grounds can cope with it and we did not find it adversely affected our holiday in any way. In fact we really enjoyed watching the... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful colonial style with big public rooms, old world charm and service which may not suit everyone. We arrived on St Patrick's day and were greeted to harp music and after a very good buffet dinner went to a ceilidh with River Dance dancers and Irish Folk songs. Over a very nice breakfast we noticed the pool and terrace area... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Close to Mt Lavina train station, we got off the train from Jaffna and walked straight up to the hotel. Staff are very friendly, the rooms are comfy and have sea views. There is a private beach and a public beach. Breakfast buffet was memorable and so was the dining out on the beach. This is not a modern high... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hotel was originally the mansion of the British Govenor of Sri Lanka. I understand that the oldest parts of the hotel date back nearly 200 years. The hotel plays on its history with Staff uniforms and general decor taking inspiration from its colonial heritage. While the original core of the hotel is the governors mansion, you're more likely to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfect for a holiday by the beach!! Beautiful views and location. The beach is so lovely and the hotel is well designed to be complimented by the environment. Admirable architecture, very serene. The service was excellent and rooms were spacious and lovely.

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