Hotel Mount Lavinia Hotel Hotel 4 star
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The Mount Lavinia is a hotel of undeniable charm. Enthusiasts of the colonial period will enjoy its 1806 architecture. Its unique location makes it one of Colombo's most valuable hotels. Nested on a headland overlooking the ocean, it will be perfectly convenient for couples seeking tranquility and a glimmering of romance.

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    Location 6.5 /10

    The Mount Lavinia is a small residential city located 7.5 miles south of Colombo. Bordered by beaches, it is the ideal stopover for people in transit. The international airport is 40 minutes away from the city. The Mount Lavinia hotel is located on a headland overlooking the ocean.

    Accommodation 7.70 /10

    The hotel has 275 rooms whose decoration is rather old fashioned . The shades of the rooms are not very bright, the tiling and walls are beige and some decoration on the walls give some life to the whole setting. Only dark furniture contrasts with the beige colours. Some rooms have a view of the sea or the swimming pool. The differences between the Deluxe and standard rooms are: Deluxe rooms have a bathtub and a different view. All the rooms have modern amenities such as television, telephone, air-conditioning, mini-bar and balcony. The bathrooms are very spacious, have a bathtub or a very large shower with welcome products and hair dryer.

    Overview 8.70 /10

    The Mount Lavinia is an old English governor residence dating back to 1806. It was transformed into a hotel in 1877. A huge white 5-storey building with a fountain decorating its hall, the Mount Lavinia exhudes an attractiveness that is very unique and an antiquated atmosphere. Also note that a new section of the hotel was built in 1987. A British-style reception awaits each visitor on arrival. The reception hall, all made entirely of marble, glass chandeliers and mirrors, is an imposing structure. A swimming pool overlooking the beach allows people to swim since the ocean is dangerous. 3 bars (lobby bar, beach bar and pool bar) offer cocktails and snacks 24 hours a day.

    Food and drink 7.70 /10

    The Governor' s restaurant is open 24h a day and serves local traditional cuisine. A large room decorated with white columns, wood flooring and strewn with greenery welcomes guests in a haven of peace. Many bay windows let external light in. A shaded terrace area allows outdoor eating notwithstanding weather conditions. The Governor's offers a different menu each evening; barbecue, Italy, Arab, vegetarian? An a la carte restaurant, "The Terrace", makes it possible to taste various typical dishes for dinner.

    Beach 7.70 /10

    Notwithstanding the fact that the Mount Lavinia hotel overlooks the beach of the municipality bearing the same name, it has its private beach. However, be careful when swimming since the ocean can be very dangerous with strong streams, depending on the period of year. The Mount Lavinia beach is at the same beautiful and very appreciated by Singhalese and the inhabitants of Colombo.

    To know

    During our November 2005 visit, work was being done in some parts of the hotel,especially the swimming pool. The Mount Lavinia is a built-up area on the outskirts of Colombo which receives unmarried Singhalese couples on week ends.

    Equipment

    • Car park
    • Restaurant
    • Internet access
    • Air conditioning
    • Spa

      beauty salon, sauna, keep fit, spa, Turkish bath

    • Swimming pool
    • Sports equipment

      tennis, volleyball, beach volley, golf, fitness

    • Meeting room

    advantage

    • The charming beauty of its 1806 architecture
    • Its location and view of the Indian Ocean

    disadvantages

    • Works around the swimming pool

    Traveller Reviews

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      • Package deals in mars 2003 Posted on 2011-03-16 En couple - 3 à 5 nuitées (Chambre avec vue)

        VEry nice and friendly hotel - clean with good hot breakfasts. Well secured.

      • Advantages

        Situated directly on the beach

      • Disavantages

        Sometimes ocean is very rough but the sweeming pool is very open (no shadows)

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      • Situation
      • Restauration
      • Sports / Loisirs
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      • Overall Score 5.43/10
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