Mount Lavinia Beach
Mount Lavinia Beach
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Mount Lavinia Beach is located just out of the Colombo city. This beach strip has a lot to offer for the locals as well as the tourists visiting Colombo. Along the beach there are many nice restaurants pubs as well as relaxing areas. As a tourist who is visiting Colombo, Mount Lavinia Beach is a must visit. The weekends could be crowded with locals though, during the week it is relaxing and peaceful. If you would relax at a pool overlooking the ocean or the sunset, The Mount Lavinia Hotel terrace is recommended. You can use the Mount Lavinia Hotel pool for an affordable fee.
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  • Mr Happy Traveler
    Kandy, Sri Lanka32 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mount Lavnia Beach
    Calm and good place to relax and be with your loved ones. After six you cannot bath in the beach and lifeguards will always make followups. Finding right place to park you vehicle is key here. You can come with yout pet and enjoy.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 6, 2023
  • nilu rupasinghe
    Colombo, Sri Lanka99 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Late lunch
    Visited Governor's restaurant for late lunch. Had french onion soup and Baramundi fish with chips. Quick service with a smile by Akini who served us. She was very friendly and promoted the Hotel. And she wants me to come more often and enjoy the same.The food quality and size of potion was excellent as before. Prices was very reasonable . I would recommend to anyone to come here and enjoy as much as i did. As a Earlier priority member, i think Priority Card given to regular guest will be an added support to the hotel.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 21, 2023
  • Sushi M
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mount Lavina Trip
    We had an absolute amazing time at Mount Lavina and will be looking for a return trip soon! The staff are extremely kind and go above and beyond. We had a wonderful waitstaff named Aruni who constantly checked on our family to make sure we had everything. The food, the staff and the view are unsurpassed!
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written November 27, 2023
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Séline
Brussels, Belgium21 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
the beach is beautiful and has some unexploited potential. I found it ok but couldn't swim as the season for swimming was off and stream was strong and dangerous. Bars and restaurants do not offer anything special and look like expensive to me. You get annoyed by some beach boys; drug addicts look for clients and sell coconut and may keep your change. Beware, be straightforward and firm about what you want and don't want. Women, beware as well. Lots of people on weekends and holydays. I stayed two months in the area and found it rather sad and boring. I am not sure if people were friendly or hypocrit
Written August 16, 2020
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candytravel92
London, UK62 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
What a beautiful place to sit and eat dinner. We arrived before dark and watched the sun go down with cocktail in hand, what a treat! We then went and chose our fish, how we would like it cooked and what we would like to go with it. The waiter was very busy trying to up sell all the time but we quickly realised and asked to reduce the amount of prawns and squid by half and we still had more than plenty! The food was delicious, the setting lovely and the staff ok, the only place we visited in the whole of our Sri Lankan trip where they really did not care, though it did not deter from a very pleasant evening.
Written February 9, 2020
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cabeysiriwardhane
Western Province, Sri Lanka11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
This is very crowded during the holiday and weekend mornings. Few beaches boys around and harmless. Two different atmosphere south and north of Mount Lavinia hotel. You can have an amazing sunset from the Mount Lavinia hotel pool terraces.
Written January 14, 2020
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sanjaya b
Berlin, Germany7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Couples
Famous for its beaches known by many as the "Golden Mile" of beaches, Mount Lavinia has been a hot spot for tourism and laid back nightlife. Many beach restaurants scattered on the beach serving continental menus, eastern and local cuisine, fresh seafood beverages and liquor adds color to the area. The golden mile is undoubtedly is the best beach stretch closest to Colombo and attracts the locals in numbers during the evenings.
Written January 14, 2020
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Mr Happy Traveler
Kandy, Sri Lanka32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
Calm and good place to relax and be with your loved ones.

After six you cannot bath in the beach and lifeguards will always make followups.

Finding right place to park you vehicle is key here.

You can come with yout pet and enjoy.
Written August 7, 2023
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nilu rupasinghe
Colombo, Sri Lanka99 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
Visited Governor's restaurant for late lunch. Had french onion soup and Baramundi fish with chips. Quick service with a smile by Akini who served us. She was very friendly and promoted the Hotel. And she wants me to come more often and enjoy the same.The food quality and size of potion was excellent as before. Prices was very reasonable . I would recommend to anyone to come here and enjoy as much as i did.
As a Earlier priority member, i think Priority Card given to regular guest will be an added support to the hotel.
Written August 21, 2023
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Kekin2011
Mumbai, India301 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We were here on an early Saturday morning. It was quite busy but in a good way. People were walking, exercising and sunbathing as well. Our hotel, Berjaya was right beside the beach and we had an over-bridge to reach the beach from our hotel (there was a train track under the bridge). There were a few restaurants that were literally on the beach itself.

It's a fairly long beach. There were some watersports activities happening. I remember jet skiing. Although, we didn't do any.
Written January 31, 2021
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Sushi M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
We had an absolute amazing time at Mount Lavina and will be looking for a return trip soon! The staff are extremely kind and go above and beyond. We had a wonderful waitstaff named Aruni who constantly checked on our family to make sure we had everything. The food, the staff and the view are unsurpassed!
Written November 27, 2023
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SimoFlight
Lombardy, Italy1,100 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Friends
Enchanting and historical hotel with all the best services. On a beautiful beach, it seems to be in the last century. For me it is also very important, because during this holiday, my beloved father was with me. ❤️ RIP DAD ❤️
Written April 27, 2019
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Taaro
Doha, Qatar108 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Friends
Mount lavinia (named after Lady Lavinia) is a high graded city to foreigners and locals. Specially the Sea side of Mt. lavinia. You can reach the ML (Mt. Lavinia) beach from both Train and Vehicles. If you are travelling from ‘Colombo fort’ don’t forgot to get down on 7th Railway station. The reason to say it because some stations doesn’t have a English translator to inform which Station you passed now.
And be at the right hand side on the train. It will make you look at some beautiful scenery close to beach and some fishermen passing to bamba (Colombo 04). Same goes if you are coming from Galle. Be at left side. And ask someone in the train about Mt. Lavinia Station.
Mt.L has a vast area. But best place enjoy could be Close to Mount Lavinia Hotel. It was covered with friendly neighbourhood and some nice local restaurants. Beach is clean. And good for a sun bath too.
To be honest some restaurant keep over priced menu for people. So it is your duty to find the best for you. Having a Dinner on a clean beach will make you so romantic. Find a Dinner hut close to beach. And the sound of Sea and wind will make you feel so relax.
For Swimmers>>
The sea some time becomes rough. So better keep an Eye on others so you can have a clear idea what is going on. Keep your children close to you. Because if you miss place a small guy. It is hard to find him back. And secure your wallet/purse too

Hope you all will enjoy. if this review help you up. please click helpful button. so others also can learn something from this.
be safe Always.
Written July 3, 2014
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