I booked 3 days at the Mt. Lavinia Hotel to celebrate my first trip to Sri Lanka. While the location is wonderful and the building stately, the service, food and general ambiance are very disappointing. Hot water that turns cold (or scorching hot) in the shower), hard to find waiters, front desk that was unhelpful all made this not worth the luxury premium that you pay to stay here. Suggest you stay at other hotels that are not just resting on their laurels.
- 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