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No. 100 Hotel Road, Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia 10350 Sri Lanka
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#1 of 27 hotels in Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia
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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)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Poolside bar
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Concierge
Currency exchange
Shops
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
Doorperson
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
Private beach
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Grade: 72 out of 100
11Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
1Attractionwithin 0.5 km
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Hiran G wrote a review Jan. 24
We booked a night stay at the hotel based on recommendations that they used to be one of the best hotels in Colombo. They are also not cheap by any means. We were disappointed at the condition of the hotel and how poorly it was kept. We stayed the night of January 30 at the hotel and wilted Christmas decorations were still there on the tables in the lobby. Interestingly one of the decorations was rotting and no one had noticed. The rooms were also very shabby with an old musty smell. The positives were that the view from the room was great, it opened to the Indian ocean and we could see the city skyline. The food was also great.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Holly H wrote a review Jan. 21
Lantana, Florida19 contributions7 helpful votes
I had heard the hotel was really special, and though it wasn’t on our itinerary to stay there, we made a special point to visit it and have lunch. It is an old world, classy hotel with history. Wonderful, setting, and ambience. It would be a great place to stay and certainly was a delightful place for lunch.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Damien M wrote a review Dec. 2022
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Time has not been kind to the Mount Lavinia Hotel. The Staff are very friendly and helpful and then apologetic. The room was the Ocean view Suite. The one in the pictures on all websites, do not be deceived. The view from one side was delightful, the other side was like a building site. The bedding was STAINED and damp The shower area was full of mold The window blinds in the bathroom were full of mold All other window blinds were damaged and tatty The bath was old and dirty looking with ingrained stains The bathroom door was falling off The cupboard drawers were falling off The furniture was ripped and tatty The extra bed in our room which we had not requested was damaged and tatty The fridge actually made me feel sick when I opened it from the smell. There were so many flies in the room The price for this with the Xmas Eve Gala dinner was GBP790. I've never been more disappointed after travelling so far to be with family then having to find alternative accommodation. The staff were very professional and so apologetic and could not offer us a cleaner/better room as this was apparently the best they had.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Kapila G wrote a review Sep. 2022
3 contributions1 helpful vote
Came here with my buddies. Lovely hotel with few different restaurants for all types of people. We stayed here for 3 nights and the rooms were worth the price. The beach was also very near so we enjoyed the views.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Solih wrote a review Jan. 2022
Hulhumale25 contributions7 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
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Response from Corporate Communications, Marketing at Mount Lavinia Hotel
Responded Mar. 1, 2022
Dear valued guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience at the hotel. We value your feedback and look forward to welcoming you back in the future! Team MLH
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Sameera Wanninayake wrote a review Dec. 2021
Colombo, Sri Lanka963 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
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Response from Corporate Communications, Marketing at Mount Lavinia Hotel
Responded Mar. 4, 2022
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience at the hotel, we appreciate you taking the time to bring this matter to our attention. Please be kind enough to get in touch with us via email - imasha.d@mountlaviniahotel.com. We hope you can accept our sincere apologies and we hope to serve you better for your next visit to the hotel.
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Prasad P wrote a review Feb. 2021
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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: Travelled on business
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Response from Archna Balakumar , Marketing at Mount Lavinia Hotel
Responded Apr. 14, 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 contributions238 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: Travelled with family
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Response from Archna Balakumar , Marketing at Mount Lavinia Hotel
Responded Apr. 14, 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: Travelled with family
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Response from Archna Balakumar , Marketing at Mount Lavinia Hotel
Responded Apr. 14, 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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Travis wrote a review Oct. 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Gotta say, this place really disappoints. I got one of the new rooms facing the ocean so that's a plus but that's about it. Carpets had these orange stains, I don't know what those are but they really don't look clean. There is dust behind the toilet and water damage in the ceiling of the toilet. The nearby train basically forces me to wake up early in the morning because the rooms aren't soundproof, the A/C is loud and the room in general doesn't look great. There are far cheaper hotels providing a better service, unfortunately, I was not lucky enough to get into one of those for quarantine.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Response from Archna Balakumar , Marketing at Mount Lavinia Hotel
Responded Nov. 11, 2020
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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US$114 - US$153 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Sri LankaWestern ProvinceDehiwala-Mount Lavinia
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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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.