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Ranveli Beach Resort
Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

Actually this is the best budget hotel in Colombo. Ofcourse best in Mt Lavinia. Friendly staff. Parking available.I pick this because of the good reviews on tripadvisor and it proved me right. This is not a very big hotel; but a hotel with very reasonable prices hotel plus decent rooms. Highly recommend if u want a cheap and a good hotel. Check with AC sometimes the AC is not that powerful but with the price it can be justified

Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 2, 2014

I stayed at this hotel during for a couple of weeks during April and I have to say I was very impressed with not only the hotel itself but the staff. Everyone one staff was very polite and smiling and tried to accommodate any need that I had during my time there. Everything is very clean and well kept as well. They will come in and clean everyday which is something that I was not expecting for the price. I had a wonderful time there and would highly recommend it to anyone who is visiting the country. It is close to the beach and close to several restuarants as well. Anytime you need a cab or a ride they are more than happy to get one for you and it is a very short drive to Colombo. In addition there is free (free!) WiFi and air conditioning. An amazing experience that I would be more than happy to repeat!

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 27, 2014

Comfortable hotel near the ocean. Very responsive, honest, polite and smiling personnel.
The rooms are clean, cleaning done in a timely manner, there is hot and cold water and air conditioning! (This is very valuable on Sri Lanka)
The hotel has free WI-FI even poolside. Also include a private beach with the ability to organize parties.
At the reception to you kindly explain how to get to your destination, talk about interesting and beautiful things to do of Sri Lanka, will change the currency and cause a taxi if necessary.
Kitchen for every taste: Lankan, European, American .. Food delicious.
Guys, everything was cool!!! =)
Ayubowan, Ranveli Beach Resort.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank NastiaSher
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Reviewed April 22, 2014

We had a great time staying at Ranveli Beach resort. Staff was very friendly would go out of their way to help. You feel like you are part of family as they treat you very well. Rooms are very clean and very reasonable. You can relax by the pool or by the beach. From our room we watch beautiful sunset. Location of this hotel was great as well. You can easily go to heart of Colombo taking a Tuk Tuk or Nano taxis which are very cheap. Front desk will call one for you and in matter of minutes you could be on your way. If you go to Sri Lanka this is one of the places you would want to be. Well worth it.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with family
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1  Thank Sbrock32
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Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

If you are on a budget this is a great place to stay in mount lavinia / rooms are super basic, but rather clean/ the staff is extremely friendly! Overall though the mount Lavinia isn't worth the detour ! The beach is overpopulated and dirty!!!!

Stayed: April 2014, traveled with friends
1  Thank Alex P
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Reviewed March 28, 2014

Having spent 5 weeks travelling around Sri Lanka staying in guest houses we finished our trip with a lash out staying here for 4 nights.
The swimming pool area is lovely and relaxing through the day (when not visiting Colombo city) and for the afternoon the beach area just across the railway lines made for a pleasant walk and people watching experience.
The rooms were of a good standard and when we had a plumbing problem it was taken care of immediately. Overall I would have to say that the service we received here was excellent.
My only caution would be that if you are of a nervous disposition the train line runs literally past the back fence and during peak periods trains can be quite frequent and noisy. For us this was not a problem however I did hear someone else complain.
The food that we ate at the resort was very nice and available at all reasonable hours and down on the beach were dozens of alternative food and beverage outlets.
All in all, I thought it was a well run establishment. I did feel that it was a bit over-priced however in general I found Sri Lanka to be ridiculously expensive for the quality of accommodation and at least here at Ranveli the service was good and the pool lovely.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank AugustineM
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RANVELIMOUNTLAVINIA, Front Office Manager at Ranveli Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2014

we are so happy to hear that your stay in our Beach Resort was wonderful .Thank you so much Hope to see you again

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Reviewed March 3, 2014

We stayed for a day in Nov 2013. Property is bit old and need renovation. There are no rooms which overlooks sea. Staffs were friendly. We have to cross the railway track to reach the beach. The pool is almost on the entrance. AC was not working and water leakage from it, they corrected after complaining. Overall VFM for the price.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Ranveli Beach Resort

Address: 56/9 De Saram Road, Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia 31000, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 45 B&Bs / Inns in Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia
Price Range: $29 - $45 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ranveli Beach Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In operation since 1972,one of the oldest budget hotels in mount Lavinia, which has been creating memorable holidays for thousands of satisfied visitors from around the world, such as USA, UK, Australia, Germany, Italy, France, Netherlands, Sweden, India, Maldives etc.Due to our long experience in the hotel trade we have many repeat guests. The main attraction in our hotel is located by the beach, adjoining to the famous Mount Lavinia Hotel and the affordable rates that we offer. Ranveli Beach Resort has 32 comfortable, Clean, well furnished rooms (with attached bathrooms) equipped with standard and Semi Luxury amenities. All A/C double rooms and family rooms are equipped with Air Conditioning, hot/cold water and cable TV and also over looking the Indian ocean. Most of our rooms are with private Balcony where can watch the incredible “sunset” or the breath taking view of the Indian Ocean.In addition we are famous for our very friendly and helpful staff. The well laid large Garden and our private beach can be used for “sun bathing & relaxing while enjoying the fresh air of the Mount Lavinia beach.Most guests like our “Rice & Curry “However our restaurant offers its guests a tasteful a la carte menu of Eastern, Western & International cuisine at a very low price. Sea food "Platter” which is prepared by our well experienced chef is delicious and popular. ... more   less 
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