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Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were a group of twelve (from grandma/dad to 8-month old grandchild) who stayed at the hotel for 9 days in February 2017, and we had a superb time there (grandma and granddad stayed there also in 2014). The hotel used to be the British Governor's residence and as such has a lot of charm. The employees are all extremely...

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Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Like a lot of the tourist industry in Sri Lanka, this hotel has to get its act together when it comes to customer service. They should begin by answering emails which they don't. After 3 attempts to contact them (3 different addresses from their website) I had to make an expensive international phone call to book an airport pickup! The...

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

When you walk into reception you think, very nice 5 star hotel, but when you go to your room you think 2 star just. Paint was falling off of the walls in the room and bathroom, the corridors were in need of a paint also. The shower was a disgrace, the shower tray was heavily stained with black scratch marks,...

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed here on our last night of 9 day tour. We arrived about 6pm and checked out at 2.00am for our flight home. Wished we could have stayed longer. The buffet dinner was excellent with a wide choice. The staff were polite. The room was dated but must have been top notch in its day. Was very clean which is...

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Peterborough, New Hampshire
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The hotel is right on the ocean, with lovely views, long beach walks, good swimming, a beautiful pool area. The staff is helpful and nice, and the breakfast buffet is just incredible, Save your appetite for the fresh fruit and local specialties--I particularly loved the egg hoppers.

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Wellington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There's no arguing that when you arrive at the hotel and are met at reception by immaculately dressed staff wearing white 'military style' uniforms you can't help feeling impressed and excited about what lies ahead. Unfortunately the bedroom and en suite bathroom that we were allocated did not match the outward facing grandeur. Both rooms were very tired and needed...

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Dudley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed here for one night at the start of a tour and four nights at the end. On the face of it, a colonial style hotel harking back to pre independence days. Staff in immaculate white uniforms and always greeted with a smile. Lobby area well appointed, and staff are very helpful. Had an ocean view room, all usual amenities...

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited the hotel as a day guest for several years. My tips are that the lunchtime buffet is very good variety and quality, and is well priced. The standard terrace meals are average at best, but drinks are good and there is a happy hour between 6 and 7pm, but this is not well advertised.

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Norway
Reviewed 1 week ago

Old and worn should about cover it. The location by the beach is very nice, and that is what speaks to the hotel advantage. But that is. Old furniture by the pool, and some with defects. Way out in location, with a long Tuk Tuk ride if you want to go anywhere. The hotel employees seemed "tired" of tourists although...

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Essex, United Kingdom
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While Mt Lavinia is only 20 klm from airport the drive is usually between 1 to 2 hours due to traffic. If you need a one night stay this is not a good location. We stayed 3 nights and it's old charm is infectious. It has an historic tragic love story which is enchanting. Whilst not the most up to...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Room Service
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
With a history spanning over 200 years, Mount Lavinia Hotel Colombo is one of the oldest hotels in Sri Lanka. This premier colonial heritage hotel in Colombo has earned a reputation over the years for its magnificent structure and ambiance, the old world charm which harks back to the grandeur of old Ceylon, a romantic legacy left by the colonial Governor General who used it as his residence, the exceptional service offered by its well-trained staff and its popularity as a venue for weddings. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mount Lavinia Hotel

Address: 100 Hotel Road, Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia 10732, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia
Price Range: $125 - $172 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Mount Lavinia Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 275
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“make sure you do not get a room overlooking the railway”
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“Definitely go for ocean view! We had one on the second floor with small balcony over the water--so lovely!”
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“Request the direct sea view rooms. They have a fabulous view of the Indian Ocean and a great sun set to watch.”
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