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“Sea Food Par excellence!!”

Mount Lavinia Beach
Ranked #22 of 154 things to do in Colombo
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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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Reviewed January 24, 2013

The Mount Lavinia Hotel is steeped in history and is well worth a visit . We enjoyed a seafood restaurant on the beach, with oil lamps providing the atmosphere together with the waves acting as a backdrop.After selecting your fish from the kitchen precinct, you await its arrival. Great taste, magnificent Lobster Thermador. A seranade by the travelling musicians made this a night to remember. A must see is the cave by which Lavinia found her way to the Governors rooms for their regular dalliances.Thoroughly recommend this as a meal and sight seeing venue/location

1  Thank Alan T
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Reviewed January 20, 2013

good mixture of city and beach life! be careful when choosing your accommodation as the train line goes right along the beachfront!

1  Thank Ricarda84
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Reviewed January 18, 2013

Travel to Mount Lavinia by a Tut Tut from central Colombo takes around 45 minutes. The beach is quite lovely in places although in some parts it is slightly soiled with debris and garbage. Lots of restaurants and bars on the beach which are well priced. Worth visiting the hotel nearby if you require more civilised food and surroundings

1  Thank Bristolmember
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Reviewed January 18, 2013

Spectacular place on the only private beach in colombo, a ver atmospheric beach shack and am excellent choice for evening drinks on a pleasant day.
Foodwise, it certainly doesn't have too many options for vegetarians(fair enough!), but the right choice for some delicious sea food.

1  Thank Tanvi J
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Reviewed January 14, 2013

really cant get the real beach experience but any way good for a small visit to eat and drink and thers a nice pub called booba

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