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Mount Lavinia Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   100 Hotel Road, Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia 10732, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I recently conducted a 2 week workshop at Mount Lavinia Hotel with international guests including guests from the US, France and Pakistan. It was an intensive workshop with 27 people attending. The hotel and the lovely setting on the Ocean, and the hospitality at Mount Lavinia helped make the workshop more successful than it would have been otherwise. The hotel... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed for only one night at Mount Lavinia Hotel in the Lavinia-Moratua area south of Colombo so my wife could link up with some of her professor friends. Given that's it's not Colombo, it's hard to believe that such a historical classy hotel could exist. The hotel has been around since he British rule and was originally headed by... More 

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Bedford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was my 25th visit to 'The Mount' and it was nice to be 'home' again! Staff as always attentive and helpful and the food selection amazing. Seafood Beach dining very reasonable and delicious, try the sole with burnt peppers and rice. Super service on the Terrace for lunch and loads of Colonial history (see The tunnel of Love!)Meet Chef... More 

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

Dear Guest thank you for your repeated patronage to our property. Thank you for the glowing recommendation to all our readers, and we look forward to your 26th visit in the near future. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We started our trip in Sri Lanka at the Mount Lavinia hotel - it is absolutely stunning and the staff there are more than helpful. The breakfast setting is an amazing way to start the day - lovely views and excellent food. We stayed in both wings of the hotel - the new and old wings. Though both are faultless... More 

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

Dear Guest thank you for choosing the Mount Lavinia Hotel to start off your tour of Sri Lanka. Thank you for the comments on the food, staff and the views. We do look forward to your return. More 

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for one night during our 15 days tour to Srilanka, and loved this hotel, which was earlier governors mansion. we got a room with small balcony facing sea view. Terrace bar/restruant and swimming pool area was fantastic. Governor's restaurant was also amazing. They had their private beach. with a nice restaurant. We loved everything about this hotel,... More 

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

Dear Guest we appreciate your lovely sentiments and look forward to your next stay with us in the future. More 

Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent our first night in colombo stayed as a family here as people have stated it has colonial charm and the rooms we not too bad. My teenage daughter was not too keen about the extra bed delivered to the room but it ok for the night. As we were leaving on an early flight the next day from... More 

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

Dear Guest thank you for choosing to stay with us during your recent trip to Sri Lanka. We are truly sorry if there was any inconvenience cause due to the condition of the extra beds and we have brought it to the notice of the management. We do look forward to your return. More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I stayed here in January 2013 and after a horrendously long journey and delays. We arrived at the hotel to be told that the two twin rooms we ordered were not available. I explained to the manager that 2 double rooms would not be acceptable as I was sharing a room with my uncle. The manager explained... More 

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

We had 3 nights at the start of our 15 night tour to Sri Lanka and 1 night at the end so we near Colombo Airport, at Mount Lavinia Hotel. Having stayed here 2 years ago we wanted to experience the Colonial charm of this lovely old Hotel once again and were not disappointed. The service, food and general elegance... More 

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

Dear Guest thank you for choosing mount Lavinia Hotel to start off your round tour in Sri Lanka. We are extremely sorry for the inconvenience caused to you during your stay and will take necessary action to improve upon the highlighted areas. The new kitchens have also opened and we are serving our full menu to all our patrons. Thank... More 

Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this hotel - it manages to retain its colonial heritage without being cloying - if that makes sense? All the rooms I have stayed in have been good - with fabulous indian ocean views. The stay are just lovely and the food far better than you would expect - the curries are exceptional. A little out of downtown Colombo... More 

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

Dear Guest thank you for the glowing recommendation on TripAdvisor. We look forward to your return. More 

London
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i returned after 14 years and whilst the service was every bit as good as I remembered, the hotel needed a coat of paint (which it was starting to get), and work was underway on a refurbishment of one wing. Although our room was very nice, it needed a few things spruced up to bring it up to the standard... More 

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

Dear Guest thank you for your continued patronage to our colonial heritage property. Your comments on improvements are well noted we hope you will return to stay with us again. More 

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Address: 100 Hotel Road, Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia 10732, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Mount Lavinia Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 275
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