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No. 100 Hotel Road, Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia 10350 Sri Lanka
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#1 of 25 hotels in Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia
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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Poolside bar
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Currency exchange
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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69Somewhat walkable
Grade: 69 out of 100
10Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
1Attractionwithin 0.5 km
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Solih wrote a review 10 Jan
Hulhumale17 contributions5 helpful votes
I and my best half stayed in this place for 2 nights and it was the most amazing place we have stayed in Colombo. The secret path to the wine cellar is a must to see. The staff are so kind and the place is a few minutes away from the beach.
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Date of stay: February 2021
Sameera Wanninayake wrote a review Dec 2021
Colombo, Sri Lanka934 contributions61 helpful votes
They monitored my health condition about 4 times a day and supply the medicine in correct time.That was a plus point for me as a covid patient. Food was OK but not best. Room condition is not worth for money.It was a old room .I saw many fungus areas in the room.Only plus point was room is facing to the sea. Staff was friendly and helpful.
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Date of stay: October 2021
Prasad P wrote a review Feb 2021
1 contribution2 helpful votes
Stayed in Mount lavinia Hotel from 26th November 2020 to 10th December 2020 for Quarantine. Very old hotel. Room is not well presented. Very old and not renovated. Not clean. Taste and quality of food is very poor. They serve very small quantity as room service and not enough. Even the yogurt they serve is of very poor quality. Not a standard one available in Sri Lanka. Service of the hotel is not matching to its star class. Not worth for the money at all. Only positive I saw is its minor staff is very helpful and trying their best to help guests.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled on business
2 Helpful votes
Response from Archna Balakumar , Marketing at Mount Lavinia Hotel
Responded 14 Apr 2021
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience at the hotel. We value your feedback and appreciate you taking the time to bring this matter to our attention. It is with much regret that we read of this unsatisfactory experience of yours and we would like to speak to you on this. Please be kind enough to get in touch with us via email - imasha.d@mountlaviniahotel.com. We believe that it is only by accepting and working on constructive feedback from our guests, that we can achieve the highest levels of service that we aspire towards. Please accept our sincere apologies and we hope to serve you better for your next visit to the hotel. Team MLH
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Bristolmember wrote a review Jan 2021
bristol153 contributions218 helpful votes
When we can we travel regularly to Sri Lanka to visit family. This was our second stay in the hotel the last one being in 2017. The hotel still has a lot of offer its guests such as beautiful scenery, great restaurants offering traditional Sri Lankan food, fresh seafood and western food such as burgers & chips, the staff are pleasant and polite and there is a beautiful private beach. However the hotel is in need of refurbishment as the corridors/ hallways leading to the rooms are looking drab- walls need painting and carpets need replacing . The rooms desperately need refurbishing - new carpets , updated decor and new bathrooms. The rooms really are a let down and for us would be a reason for not returning here in the future which is a shame as we like everything else about the hotel so please update them!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
1 Helpful vote
Response from Archna Balakumar , Marketing at Mount Lavinia Hotel
Responded 14 Apr 2021
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share such wonderful feedback. We appreciate your most valuable compliments on our signature restaurants, friendly staff, food, service, Paradise Beach and iconic location. While we thank you for complimenting us, we also wish to thank you for the constructive criticism on our rooms. We apologize for any inconvenience caused. Nevertheless, we are glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope to welcome you soon once again. Team MLH
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Amaani wrote a review Dec 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
I was quarantined here for two weeks with my mom and sister. We wish to commend the staff for their tireless efforts and sacrifices they made to ensure our safety and comfort throughout our stay. They provided a great service in all aspects. We also wish to give Mr Asela from fine-dining a special shout out for readily catering to our special meal requests and cooking us delicious food that we enjoyed. It is much appreciated. However, some improvements can definitely be made with regards to the conditions of the room interior to make it look more aesthetically pleasing. For example, some of the walls were damp. Furthermore, the wifi connection was very poor and this caused us some inconvenience as we had to attend virtual seminars and lectures.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
1 Helpful vote
Response from Archna Balakumar , Marketing at Mount Lavinia Hotel
Responded 14 Apr 2021
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the share your recent experience at the hotel. We appreciate the most valuable feedback during your quarantine period at the hotel. Thank you for your compliments on our friendly staff, service and food. While we appreciate your compliments we also thank you for the constructive criticism on our room conditions and WiFi connection. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused. Nevertheless, we are glad you enjoyed your stay. Team MLH
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mount Lavinia Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Mount Lavinia Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Kochi Miris (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Mount Lavinia Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Mount Lavinia Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Mount Lavinia Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Mount Lavinia Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Mount Lavinia Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kanchi's, The Angler, and Seafood Cove.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Mount Lavinia Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and locker rooms available in the fitness centre during their stay.
Does Mount Lavinia Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Mount Lavinia Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Mount Lavinia Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Mount Lavinia Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.