Mount Lavinia Hotel - Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia

100 Hotel Road, Mount Lavinia, Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka, 10732show map
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Overview

Mount Lavinia Hotel is a 4-star accommodation within 2.7 km of National Zoological Gardens of Sri Lanka. Featuring modern architecture, the hotel occupies a 5-story building opened in 1806.

Mount Lavinia Hotel is set a few minutes walk from the tropical local beach. The city center lies within 2 km from the venue.

Quick access to pubs and restaurants is provided.

Mount Lavinia Railway train station is nearby. Due to its location 40 km from Bandaranayake airport, it will take about 45 minutes' drive to get there.

Rooms

There are 275 guestrooms featuring colonial king room, king room and colonial room equipped with individual climate control, a mini bar, a private balcony, a dressing room and a wardrobe. Many guestrooms offer views of the Indian Ocean. Guests can also use a dishwasher, a toaster and glassware.

Eat & Drink

Vegetarian meals are served at the restaurant. Serving an array of dishes, La Rambla and Governor's Restaurant are 450 meters away.

Services

The hotel offers cars for rent to explore the local sites.

Relax

Guests will appreciate karaoke and live performances organized at the hotel. Such fitness options as a gym, yoga classes and a fitness club are available on site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible at a location nearby for free.

Year renovated:   2011.  Number of floors:   5.  Number of rooms:   275.

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Facilities
Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

Off-site car park

Luggage storage

Luggage storage

Locker room

24-hour services

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

A la carte restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Snack bar

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre
  • Wind surfing
  • Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Canoeing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Tennis court
  • Bowling
  • Golf course
  • Billiard tables
  • Darts
  • Table tennis
  • Squash
  • Fishing

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Bicycle rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wake up service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Shoe shine service
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • Continental breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Snack bar
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
  • Packed lunches
  • Special diet menus
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots
  • Paid babysitting/ Child services
  • Board games
  • DVDs/ Videos for children
  • Children's menu
  • Children's pool
  • Children's play area
  • Game room

Spa & Leisure

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Karaoke
  • Live entertainment
  • Night club
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • BBQ facilities
  • Spa & wellness centre
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Library
  • Open-air bath
  • Public Bath

Room view

  • Sea view
  • Ocean view

Room features

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • VIP room facilities
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Turndown service
  • Ironing facilities
  • Queen bed
  • Double bed
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer on request
  • Free toiletries
  • Toilet

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator
  • Electric kettle
  • Dryer

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Check-infrom 2 pmFREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 2 yearsExisting beddingFREECotFREEChildren above
2 years or adults
Extra bed
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Mount Lavinia Railway StationMount Lavinia Railway Station1000 ft
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La RamblaLa Rambla1400 ft69 Hotel Road
Governor's RestaurantGovernor's Restaurant1400 ftMount Lavinia Hotel
The AnglerThe Angler1400 ft71 Hotel Road
CharcoalCharcoal1400 ft75 Hotel Road
LOON TAOLOON TAO1900 ft43/12, College Avenue,
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Dehiwala Railway StationDehiwala Railway Station1.1 mi
Ratmalana Railway StationRatmalana Railway Station1.2 mi
Dutch Hospital Shopping PrecinctDutch Hospital Shopping Precinct6.9 miHospital Street Galle Fort
LaksalaLaksala7.0 miNo 60, York Street No.215, Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Colombo 07, Thummulla.
Khan Clock TowerKhan Clock Tower7.1 miColombo Fort
Jami Ul-Alfar MosqueJami Ul-Alfar Mosque7.2 miSecond Cross Street
R. Premadasa StadiumR. Premadasa Stadium7.3 miKhettarama Road Maligawatta
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Getting around
Airports
Colombo Ratmalana (RML)1.9 mi
Bandaranayake (CMB)24.0 mi
Train
Mount Lavinia Railway Station1400 ft
Dehiwala Railway Station1.2 mi
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Reviews
8.2
FabulousBased on  130  reviews

Rating by category:

7.0
Location
9.0
Service
9.0
Rooms
  • 10.0
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    When the hotel manager heart of us that we are coming for honeymoon He upgrad the room for the same rate. It's very nice hotel

  • 10.0
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    Everyhting was perfect. I selected the hotel for my birthday while on holiday in Sri Lanka. The hotel provides excellent buffet food, western and Sri Lankan cuisines. The service is excellent - and the staff is friendly and helpful. We paid for a half day visit of Colombo organised by the Travel Desk of the hotel. The driver was really good and an excellent guide. The room had a sea view and an excellent bed. We had a few electrical problems in the room but it was sorted out at the end by a team of electrician who were not only friendly but very professional. The hotel is away from the city of Colombo so it is quiet and in a very nice location. There is an atmosphere in the old building - a step back in the past. I really enjoyed my stay there. Nadia from Paris / Vernon, France

    The hotel driver who drove us to the airport did not speak English and had very poor driving abilities. It took us one hour and a half instead of the one hour as the Travel desk lady mentioned.

  • 6.6
    Good

    There lepers in the room, and staff says this is normal it doesn't matter !!

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    Everything was very nice.

    The music noise late into the night.

  • 6.0
    Good

    Location, great ocean view.

    Small insects in my bed. This place is in need of refurbishing, as it is run down. Many staff milling about, but few are eager to serve.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    One of the word's classic colonial luxury hotels with a long history.. Prices are very reasonable for such high standards. The chef is internationally acclaimed. Good atmosphere.

    There was a lot of on-the-job training with staff trainees who undertandably could not answer straightforward questions. Few experienced staff were present at the check-in desk. The hotel, being to the south of Colombo, makes for a long journey to the airport north of the city.

  • 10.0
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    old colonial style hotel first stayed there 34 years ago and the high standard of service is still tops.

    Could do with a slight tart up.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    The staff at the Mount Lavinia were excellent. Both friendly and professional and if you had any issues they were addressed immediately. I have stayed in 100's of hotels for both business and pleasure all over the world and the staff are of the highest calibre.

    To be fair it's looking a little tired and thats also reflected in the quality of linen and bedding. However that said everything worked. Breakfast is a little chaotic although the choice was extensive.

  • 10.0
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    The hotel was well above standard it was set of a cliff top but no hills easy to walk in and out, it was well maintained through out, everyone was polite, food was very good and a good range to pick from,

    there was nothing i did not like

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Once I had occupied the room that I had booked (see below) everything was fine. Very pleasant hotel, wonderful views although the frequency and noise of trains was disturbing, and the personal touch from all of the staff was excellent.

    I booked a room with a direct ocean view through Booked.net and also added a note that I wished to know about airport pickup as my arrival time was midnight. After 3 days I had received nothing but on calling the hotel 2 hours before my flight I was told to email my request direct and I had a response almost immediately confirming the pickup. On arrival at the airport, all was good and my transfer went well. However, on gaining access to my room (511) at 1.30 in the morning I noticed that it was not ocean facing but, as I later found out, facing the railway. I called reception and was told that the hotel was full and that was all that was available, however they would change my room in the morning. Tried to sleep but the air conditioning was freezing and I could find no way to adjust it, so another call to reception and 30 minutes later a member of staff arrived, moved the bed and indicated the controls behind the headboard, how ridiculous! By now the time is around 3.00am! And then at 7am or thereabouts, the trains started. Bearing in mind that I had been travelling (changing time zone from Malaysia) and then subjected to disturbances when I have meetings to attend to in the morning you can understand that I was getting angry. I took an early breakfast (couldn't sleep) and after I complained further, I was eventually moved to the ground floor (room 008). My point is the lack of concern or consideration for a person arriving in the middle of the night, tired and his room booked and confirmed but not available probably due to another guest complaining and considered on a first come first served basis (my room card for 511 had another name Ms Khan crossed out and replaced with mine), and placed in a room knowing full well that the chance of reclaiming any sleep was zero. I chose this hotel because it afforded me time to relax on arrival with the website painting a glorious picture of my surroundings, what I actually got was nothing like that at all!

  • 10.0
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    Our favourite hotel in Sri Lanka. The attention to detail in this hotel and the customer service is first class. We spent 4 nights of our honeymoon here. The beach and pool are fantastic very relaxing. The Govenors restaurant and Seafood restaurant are both excellent! We visited the CoCo Spa twice and each time it was fantastic!

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Excellent hotel with a great view of the Ocean from the room and can hear the waves lashing on the rocks. Good service and delicious food

    Restaurant dress code of formal....!!! no slippers/shorts etc....this is a beach hotel....

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Excellent location, a bit far out from the city but amazing place.

    They have to work a bit on their customer service. I had to call twice for anything i requested from room service.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Hotel staff was very friendly and attentive. Territory and room were clean. Restaurants provides variety of delicious food.

    My first impression was negative because the hotel building is very old and definitely require renovation but it was compensated by the friendly attitude of hotel staff.

  • 10.0
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    I loved everything!!! They let me check in extremely early (about 6am instead of the usual (?) 11am). The location is perfect - right on the beach. The Hotel is extremely well run with plenty of staff but they are not annoying or overbearing. The food was delicious, the rooms were great, the taxi drivers were pleasant and very helpful, cleanliness of the entire Hotel was perfect, the number of restuarants and variety of food was great, pool is good and I'm sure there is more I cant think of now to compliment.

    There is not one minor issue I could mention. Everything was perfect

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Highlights
8
FabulousBased on  130 reviews
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Best Luxury Hotels in Sri Lanka

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Good to know
Check-infrom 2 pmFREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 2 yearsExisting beddingFREECotFREEChildren above
2 years or adults
Extra bed
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Colombo Ratmalana (RML)1.9 mi
Bandaranayake (CMB)24.0 mi
Train
Mount Lavinia Railway Station1400 ft
Dehiwala Railway Station1.2 mi
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