After touring Sri Lanka for two weeks, staying in 7 hotels, we spent our last night at this hotel. Sadly, whilst well located and packed full of history, this hotel is showing its age. Worn floors, tatty edges in bathrooms, smaller rooms than we experienced elsewhere and service that was less than attentive made it a little disappointing. On the plus side, the beach seafood restaurant was very good. Better hotels can be found in Negombo, which is also better placed for the airport.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- With a history spanning over 200 years, Mount Lavinia Hotel Colombo is one of the oldest hotels in Sri Lanka. This premier colonial heritage hotel in Colombo has earned a reputation over the years for its magnificent structure and ambiance, the old world charm which harks back to the grandeur of old Ceylon, a romantic legacy left by the colonial Governor General who used it as his residence, the exceptional service offered by its well-trained staff and its popularity as a venue for weddings. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mount Lavinia Hotel Sri Lanka/Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia