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Mount Lavinia Beach
Ranked #6 of 145 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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“Best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2013

Very good location selected by British and you can enjoy there.
Little far from city center but worth traveling that extra miles

Visited November 2013
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“Visit to Mt Laviniya beach”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013

grand for synny evening. relax on sandy beach & have your supper/dinner in beach side resturant or in star class hotel as you wish.
just 4-5 KM from city limit.
Ideal location for holiday travellers as ample hotel/guest house facilities available in the area.

Visited February 2013
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Colombo
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“A most beautiful building!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013

This hotel was the British Governor's residence prior to independence and is now a lovely hotel. It is situated a little outside Colombo but well worth the additional distance. The beach is beautiful and the scenery stunning. The hotel facilities are excellent and the food is very good. The Afternoon tea is of particular mention! The staff are friendly and very helpful. Non residents can purchase a 'pool' ticket and spend the day beside the lovely swimming pool.

Visited March 2013
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Colombo
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“Place of beach hotels”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2013

One of the best Srilankan beaches and having lot of flagship beach hotels. I have been in Mt Laviniya beach three times. One I gave a big cocktail party for my orthopaedic unit. It was amazing experience. There are lots of cabins and cottages you can reserve for cheap rates for parties. Nice place to visit.

Visited August 2013
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“Not much to do”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2013

If you like to sit back on the beach or at a beach bar and relax you may love it, but I prefer to be active and there wasn't much to see or do here. I went for a walk along the beach and ended up back at the Mount Lavinia Hotel for lunch before heading back into the centre of Colombo.

Visited March 2013
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