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“Excellent First stop”

Mount Lavinia Beach
Ranked #6 of 148 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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Miami Beach, Florida
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Excellent First stop”
Reviewed June 3, 2013

Though it was a bit far from the airport, it was a beautiful place to start our trip through Sri Lanka. The breakfast here is TO DIE FOR and the beach is beautiful too.

Visited May 2013
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Bengaluru, India
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8 reviews
“A very romantic place”
Reviewed June 3, 2013

I celebrated my birthday here, and the experience was fantastic. They have live music playing and the buffet spread is huge..their salad counter is amazing.They had atleast 20 types of salads and countless toppings. Poolside is very quiet and ideal for celebrations.

Visited June 2013
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Doha, Qatar
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Brunch at the poolside”
Reviewed June 1, 2013

This is a popular hotel and the weekend brunches are well attended, so it pays to reserve a table. The selection is broadly divided into Sri Lankan staples, European offerings such as pasta and roasts, and a smattering of Oriental dishes. The chafing dishes are replenished regularly and quickly, but the local food is typically only lukewarm, eaten as it is by hand. Nevertheles a pleasant, relaxing atmosphere in a typically colonial venue overlooking the crashing of waves onto the rocks below. Strategically located ceiling fans help keep the outdoor heat at bay.

Visited September 2012
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 reviews
“Must visit !”
Reviewed May 29, 2013

Super romantic and a sea food lovers paradise ! I was there only for a meal by the sea. The shacks decorated illuminated with colorful lights and the soft music playing in the background just took my breath away !

Visited June 2012
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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“Nice place to hang out..”
Reviewed May 19, 2013

Very famous among the Sri Lankans as well as foreigners for its beach and the lovely restaurants/entertainment around the place. It gets lively towards the evenings and a great location to see the sun set.

Visited May 2013
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