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“Very nice and convenient. A little overpriced”
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Lavinia Villa
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“Very nice and convenient. A little overpriced”
Reviewed January 29, 2013 via mobile

Beautiful little place. Rooms are comfortable and bathrooms clean.
Location is perfect!!!! Colombo is actually really boring with nothing to do, all the restaurants are within walking distance to this place and out the back and over the train lines is the most amazing sunset over the beach!!! Definitely go there for sunset!!! But don't et at the restaurants I would go to one of the others off the beach :)
The bus stop is also right out front if you want to catch this into town or take a tuk tuk for about $4
Breakfast was cooked before you even ask so hopefully you like omeletes, if not you can ask for something else!! The fresh juice was also delish!!

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Reviewed October 23, 2012

I was put off by the approach to this little hotel - it is down an alley. However when you get inside it is spacious, clean, airy and very suitable for a couple of nights stay.
The bedrooms are spacious, with large bathrooms and more than adequate but our bedroon had no view.
On the first floor there is a sitting area with a TV and a balcony - but it overlooks the alley - still it is nice to sit out.
I didnt see the proclaimed view of the sea - or any view at all - but we were on the first floor not the second - but the beach is only a 5 minute walk away.
Not sure that the website gives a really true impression of this place but it is reasonably cheap and as I say is adequate for a couple of nights. Dont expect a bar or a restaurant - (great sea food reastaurants 5 minutes away on the beach) use is as somewhere just to lay your head. Oh and dont be surprised if you are served bacon sausage and egg for breakfast - with no consultation as to what you may actually want to eat! - still it was very edible!

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed October 11, 2012

Just off the main road and down a tiny street you will find this hidden oasis. Greeted with big smiles and a cool drink we felt welcome immediately.
Not far from beach. Breaky was eggs, toast fruit. On last day we had a feast of roti and curry.
Beach a short stroll. Recommend spending afternoon at mt Lavinia pool. 1000 but worth it.
Thanks again to the wonderful staff who really make this place.
Colombo only a shirt tuk tuk drive.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Lavinia Villa
Address: 1 / 3 Dharmapala Mawatha, Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia 10370, Sri Lanka (Formerly Sri Lankan Stay)
Location: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 39 Specialty Lodging in Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our goal is to provide our guests with a comfortable stay in a cosy surrounding. The private and homely atmosphere Lavinia Villa offers, allows you to unwind and relax while sipping a hot cup of tea. You have the option of either reading a book or watching a movie while enjoying the cool breeze from the ocean which is in sight from the second floor of the Villa. If you feel like having a dip in the sea, the life guard patrolled famous beaches of Mount Lavinia is approximately 3 minutes away. The Mount Lavinia surf club too is located in the vicinity. ... more   less 
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