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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

This is a delightful place that needs updating in a big way. Sadly the owner is not interested in upgrading however the hotel manager Chanaka tries his best in every way to make your stay comfortable as possible. Only one power point that worked in the room which was behind a bed. Very poor quality sheets and towels with holes... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2016

The property is a quiet and quaint guesthouse. The staffs are always willing to help. Rooms and toilet are decent for the price. Neighborhood is quiet and a minute away from the beach. You can also walk to Galle road with access to shops, supermarkets, burger king, pastry shops within two minutes.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2016

Our stay here was the best room for the price that I had experienced in all of Sri Lanka. The staff could not have been more accommodating and friendly. The rooms were beautiful and that is an understatement considering how cheap the rooms were. I looked at 5 or 6 other hotels in the area and talked to a handful... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

The rooms are spacious and the beds are comfortable. You can sleep 3 to a room because the couch they provide is practically a bed. The staff is super helpful and friendly. The location is a 50m walk to the beach for sunrises and sunsets but the balcony with two chairs in the room is a great place to catch... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

The bed in this hotel was large and comfortable and we had a very good nights sleep after a long long flight. The room was spacious and had everything we needed for our one night here. The bathroom wasn't particularly clean and we couldn't use the veranda when the air con was on as the unit outside pumped out hot... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2016

Great location in Mount Lavinia, very quiet area 5min stroll to the beach over the railway line..the place is Ok, rooms not clean and breakfast sparse, but nice friendly staff...I would recommend looking at the many other such hotels/inns etc in Mount Lavinia area before settling for this one, but would definitely recommend the area, and if you end up... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2016 via mobile

Our first stop in Sri Lanka was here and we stayed for 2 nights. We received a warm welcome in the reception/ courtyard/ dining room. The space is very inviting and seemingly quiet and relaxing. We were shown to our room, which was a good size, clean, with A/C and a fan. However, we soon discovered that the shower didn't... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

This is my second time staying at Ivory Inn and suited my needs just fine, both times. The staff are very helpful and brought our suitcases up stairs for us and always offer a friendly smile. Great air con in the room and a private balcony with a view of the street. Basic guest house but so close to the... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2015

This Hotel (we should call it Motel) is situated very closed to the beach, but not in the beach. Takes a 4-5 min walk to reach a nice spot with lots of restaurants and bars with a good ambient. It's not very convenient if your plan is to visit Colombo, as you'll need to take a tuc-tuc, taxi or bus... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2015

As in almost all 11 places I have stayed in Sri Lanka in August 2015, in this place also I did not get what I booked earlier, i.e. a double room with a/c and a quadruple room with a/c. After 4 messages I have sent them about a very early morning arrival, no one was there to open our rooms,... More 

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  • Airport Transportation
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Ivory Inn is conveniently located at 21, De Saram Road in Mount Lavinia, which is located about 10 km from the city of Colombo. Consisting of 15 rooms including 2 dorm rooms. It is in close proximity to one of the best beaches in Sri Lanka, the Mount Lavinia Beach which is a hop, step and a jump from the Ivory Inn. It is within walking distance to Banks, ATMs, Super-markets, Restaurants, Take-away outlets and Shops. It is situated close to the popular Mount Lavinia Hotel. The Ivory Inn offers affordable, clean and comfortable hostel accommodation for back packers and budget travelers. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ivory Inn

Address: 21 de Saram Road | Mount Lavinia, Colombo, Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia 10370, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia
Kitchenette Airport Transportation
Price Range: $19 - $43 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ivory Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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Ivory Hotel Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia
Ivory Inn Sri Lanka/Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia
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