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Mount Lavinia Beach

Colombo, Sri Lanka
+94 77 670 0439
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excellent place to have a quite and romantic dinner

only 1/2 an hour drive from Colombo city,Excelent fresh sea food, sea side, soothing breeze... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jyotiranjan P
Mount Lavinia

We spent several weeks in a Mount Lavinia budget beach hotel eating mostly in a beach restaurant... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Mount Lavinia Beach is located just out of the Colombo city. This beach strip has a lot to offer for the locals as well as the tourists visiting Colombo. Along the beach there are many nice restaurants pubs as well as relaxing areas. As a tourist who is visiting Colombo, Mount Lavinia Beach is a must visit. The weekends could be crowded with locals though, during the week it is relaxing and peaceful. If you would relax at a pool overlooking the ocean or the sunset, The Mount Lavinia Hotel terrace is recommended. You can use the Mount Lavinia Hotel pool for an affordable fee.
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good42%
  • Average19%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“nice beach” (85 reviews)
“loon tao” (11 reviews)
“beautiful hotel” (11 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Colombo, Sri Lanka
+94 77 670 0439
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Reviewed 3 days ago

only 1/2 an hour drive from Colombo city,Excelent fresh sea food, sea side, soothing breeze, amazing feelings.

Thank Jyotiranjan P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent several weeks in a Mount Lavinia budget beach hotel eating mostly in a beach restaurant, which was cheep but with descent food and inexpensive beer. It was close to the train track, but it did not bother too much. The sandy beach is...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best place to visit is Sea Spray at the Berjaya hotel for drinks, relaxing and good food... You can also enjoy the sunset...

Thank Gavin R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

More sand in the beach than normal west coast beaches. Could be maintained better. Children had skin allergy after playing in it. Not sure if it on account of the cleanliness of the water. May be because of the drainage water which is let into...More

Thank chepachoo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Go on early morning or in the evening to spend a relaxing time. I went with my family and my daughter had an awesome time playing on the beach and also playing with water rafts. Collecting different types of sea shells and don't forget to...More

Thank Thisanthi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mount Lavinia Beach could be lovely but is not looked after. It is covered in litter and the local people don't seem to notice. It's a real shame, because it could be a great tourist attraction. The Mount Lavinia Hotel is nice and the village...More

Thank David_Cotton
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wish we had spent more time there. The beach was empty which was a good thing. Didn;t walk very far to check out the area, but it seemed like a fun place to relax and spend a nice day swimming and chilling out. Just 15...More

Thank francesrebello
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel is a throw back to a previous Colonial life and is an oasis in a hustling bustling city. The swimming pool is child friendly and it also has access to a beach where a variety of beach food is available - including freshly...More

Thank Mike020255
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I ate at Mount Lavinia which was delicious, but was so sad by the dirtiness and garbage filled beach here.:(

Thank m0rgankrajczar
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Better than Galle face green in terms of cleanliness. But there are stray dogs wondering. During rainy season the beach area shrinks by a large margin.

Thank Arshad M
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28 January 2017|
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Response from Sudantha  S | Reviewed this property |
sorry I could not find any detail. However go there and research the locals will help you for sure
28 December 2016|
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Response from Vachintha | Reviewed this property |
Hi there... Distance from Mt. Lavinia to Pinnawala is around 100 km. Easiest way to get there is by a taxi which will cost you around 5,000 LKR (Pls note that the cost may vary depending on traffic, type of taxi, waiting... More
Janet G
18 August 2016|
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Response from Sanjo73 | Reviewed this property |
I don't think this is the best place for surf lessons - the beach gets very congested most evenings as well as on the weekends or holidays - further down south to unavatuna or mirissa is where I would recommend you go for... More