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Ely, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

So drive up to hotel, nice at midnight, all lit up and no one around. Check in fine, get to room along the first floor below the pool and there's a pervasive smell of damp, into room which was nice, newly upgraded but the smell of damp was awful. Back to reception who put us in room 455 which had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We recently had a great stay at Mount Lavinia, so much so that we have already booked our stay in January next year. Food was great, including the buffet. Staff too were fantastic, especially Endra who was very patient and dealt with all our requests v professionally. Fernando L (London, UK)

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

Dear Valued Guest Your insights and review is very much appreciated We are delighted that you enjoyed the services and the ambiance of our hotel and our very own chefs committed in providing a unique culinary experience for all our guests during their stay. we would have the pleasure of welcoming you back to the Mount Lavinia Hotel on your... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Our room was so damp it had mildew on the walls and the windows had not been cleaned since 1800. It fairness after one night we were relocated to a better room but should never have been allocated such a poor room in the older part of the hotel in the first place. The staff, apart from a few time... More 

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Spalding, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Have stayed several times but no more the nightly influx of coach loads of badly mannered people doing the island tour completely ruin the ambience to the dismay of staff and guests alike. A can't name them by nationality as the site censors have already prevented me but let's just say they have a worldwide reputation now. Shame as it's... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The general staff is oke, but the whole reception team (especially the lady) is awfull!!!! Only had amazing experiences in guesthouses and homestays in Srilanka but this was a huge dissappointment. We wanted to chill and have some luxuery before we went back home but only the hall, and the area Around the pool, looked like it belonged to the... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Recently I have visited to Sri lanka for business purpose. Where I stayed ar Mount Lavinia Hotel. The overall experience was very good. From my Room the Sea view was excellent. Quality of food was good. Hotel even invited me for a complementary party with snacks and drinks.

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

Dear Valued Guest Thank you very much for taking time to review the Mount Lavinia Hotel. We are glad to know that you have enjoyed your stay at Mount Lavinia Hotel and we hope you would consider visiting us again. Thank you More 

Doha, Qatar
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I enjoyed this hotel as it has the feel of an old colonial building with a grand entrance, great views and good facilities. The staff can be a tad slow and the fact the gym is locked is a pain I had to wait 15 mins to get in. But the food is good, the beds are comfortable and it... More 

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

Dear Valued Guest It is indeed delighted to take note of your genuine feedback. The hotel always focuses on giving the best for its valuable guests and 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 to the Mount... More 

New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been traveling through Sri Lanka and was fortunate to have jumped off the train at an unbelievable historic hotel upon my return to Colombo, from the south. The Mount Lavinia Hotel has been welcoming travelers to Sri Lanka for over 150 years. They have great practice at hospitality and they have not missed a beat during all of... More 

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

Dear Valued Guest We sincerely appreciate you taking time to review our hotel on TripAdvisor, the pleasure was ours to host you at the Mount Lavinia Hotel. Your Patronage is indeed of great value to us. We at the Mount Lavinia Hotel constantly strive to give our guests a unique holiday experience in keeping with the rich traditions and colonial... More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Terrific buffet food at all times, good service and a very nice pool but the rooms are definitely need a lot of TLC. The hotel is ageing and in need of a good level of maintenance to keep it up with the 4 Star standards. Even small things like falling off the wall sockets, broken lights, broken minibars etc. could... More 

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Herefordshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

At check in we were giving no information about where restaurant etc was situated and hotel although in fantastic position really didn't live up to the web site hype.The bedroom and bathroom were great sizes but dated and toiletries were tiny very good wi fi connection though.Staff not very people friendly except for door man the rest could do with... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting

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: $116 - $171 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Mount Lavinia Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 275
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