Boasting a private beach area and a terrace with views of the bay and Colombo’s skyline, Mount Lavinia Hotel offers a relaxing getaway. This colonial-style hotel features a spa and 3 dining options. It is the only hotel in Sri Lanka to provide with an underground historical tunnel tour and an in-built historical museum tour. Located on Mount Lavinia Beach, the hotel is 20-minute drive from the National Zoological Garden in Dehiwala. Driving from Bandaranaike International Airport takes an hour and 30 minutes. The rooms are built in true colonial style, fitted with dark wood furnishings, air-conditioning, satellite TV, private bathroom with bathtubs and shower facilities and tea/coffee making facilities that help you relax and unwind. Rooms with private balconies faces the bay and Colombo’s Skyline. The hotel is equipped with 24-hour travel desk, Gym, game room, business center and a shopping arcade. The Balinese spa at the beachfront is available for guests to relax with the private beach view. Fresh seafood can be enjoyed at “Seafood cove” on the sandy beach. International buffets are served at The Governors restaurant, while The Terrace offers local and international dishes.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.2 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.6)

Breakfast Info

Buffet

Free private parking


Availability

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Property practices

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Guest reviews

Categories:

Staff
8.3
Facilities
6.4
Cleanliness
7.0
Comfort
7.3
Value for money
5.8
Location
8.6
Free Wifi
10
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Hotel area info

Restaurants
2 Restaurants On Site

  • GOVERNOR'S RESTAURANT
    • Cuisine
      Indian • Italian • Australian • Local • International • Grill/BBQ
    • Open for
      Breakfast • Brunch • Lunch • Dinner • High tea
    • Ambience
      Family-friendly • Traditional • Modern
    • Dietary options
      Halal • Vegetarian • Vegan • Gluten-free • Dairy-free
  • THE TERRACE
    • Open for
      Breakfast • Brunch • Lunch • Dinner • High tea • Cocktail hour
    • Ambience
      Family-friendly • Romantic
    • Dietary options
      Halal • Kosher • Vegetarian • Vegan • Gluten-free • Dairy-free

Amenities of Mount Lavinia Hotel

Most popular amenities
  • 2 swimming pools
  • Airport shuttle
  • Free Wifi
  • Beachfront
  • Free parking
  • Family rooms
  • Spa
  • Bar
  • Private beach area
  • Breakfast
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Slippers
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
Bedroom
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Walk-in closet
  • Extra long beds (> 6.5 ft)
View
  • View
Outdoors
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Beachfront
  • Sun deck
  • Private beach area
  • BBQ facilities
    Additional charge
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Kitchen
  • Dryer
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Drying rack for clothing
  • Fold-up bed
  • Clothes rack
Activities
  • Bicycle rental
    Additional charge
  • Live sports events (broadcast)
  • Live music/Performance
  • Cooking class
    Additional charge
  • Tour or class about local culture
  • Walking tours
  • Beach
  • Badminton equipment
  • Evening entertainment
  • Entertainment staff
  • Pool table
  • Playground
  • Game room
  • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    Additional charge
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels
  • DVD player
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Fruit
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kids' meals
    Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Minibar
Internet
Wifi is available in the rooms and is free of charge.
Parking
Free private parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is needed).
  • Valet parking
  • Accessible parking
Transportation
  • Public transit tickets
    Additional charge
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Lockers
  • Private check-in/out
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Currency exchange
  • Express check-in/out
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Baby safety gates
  • Outdoor play equipment for kids
  • Indoor play area
  • Board games/Puzzles
  • Babysitting/Child services
    Additional charge
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Suit press
    Additional charge
  • Ironing service
    Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key card access
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
General
  • Shuttle service
    Additional charge
  • Convenience store on site
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Mosquito net
  • Wake-up service
  • Private entrance
  • Car rental
  • Packed lunches
  • Elevator
  • Fan
  • Family rooms
  • Ironing facilities
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Airport shuttle
    Additional charge
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Wake-up service/Alarm clock
  • Room service
2 swimming pools
Pool 1 – outdoor
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
Pool 2 – outdoorFree!
  • Open all year
  • All ages welcome
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Pool bar
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
Spa
  • Kids' pool
  • Locker rooms
  • Fitness classes
  • Yoga classes
  • Fitness
  • Full-body massage
  • Head massage
  • Foot massage
  • Neck massage
  • Back massage
  • Spa/Wellness packages
  • Spa lounge/Relaxation area
  • Spa facilities
  • Beauty services
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Public Bath
    Additional charge
  • Open-air bath
    Additional charge
  • Massage
    Additional charge
  • Spa
    Additional charge
  • Fitness center
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Hindi

House rules
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Check-in
From 14:00
Check-out
Until 11:00
Cancellation/ prepayment
Cancelation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Enter your stay dates and check the conditions of your selected option.
Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 18 and above will be charged as adults at this property.

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Crib and extra bed policies

Adult (18+ years)
Extra bed upon request
$25 per person, per night

Prices for cribs and extra beds aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction
There's no age requirement for check-in
Pets
Pets are not allowed.
Cards accepted at this hotel
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FAQs about Mount Lavinia Hotel

  • The nearest beach is 350 feet from Mount Lavinia Hotel. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Mount Lavinia Hotel has 2 restaurants:

    • GOVERNOR'S RESTAURANT
    • THE TERRACE

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • Yes, Mount Lavinia Hotel is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • The prices at Mount Lavinia Hotel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Check-in at Mount Lavinia Hotel is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • Room options at Mount Lavinia Hotel include:

    • Double
    • Twin/Double
    • Suite

  • Mount Lavinia Hotel is 1,950 feet from the center of Mount Lavinia. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Mount Lavinia Hotel offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Spa
    • Fitness center
    • Massage
    • Playground
    • Pool table
    • Game room
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Evening entertainment
    • Beachfront
    • Public Bath
    • Tour or class about local culture
    • Swimming pool
    • Walking tours
    • Open-air bath
    • Live music/Performance
    • Bicycle rental
    • Locker rooms
    • Beach
    • Cooking class
    • Badminton equipment
    • Live sports events (broadcast)
    • Beauty services
    • Spa facilities
    • Private beach area
    • Spa lounge/Relaxation area
    • Spa/Wellness packages
    • Back massage
    • Neck massage
    • Foot massage
    • Head massage
    • Full-body massage
    • Entertainment staff
    • Fitness
    • Yoga classes
    • Fitness classes