OYO 233 The Lion Pub & Hotel
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OYO 233 The Lion Pub & Hotel

4 Hotel Road, Mount Lavinia, Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia 10350 Sri Lanka

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4 Hotel Road, Mount Lavinia, Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia 10350 Sri Lanka
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Vachintha Piyadasa wrote a review Apr 2021
Colombo, Sri Lanka
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is one of the oldest pubs in Mt. Lavinia that runs back to over 3 decades. Over time, it has become a prominent venue amongst most of the locals and even foreigners. Their iconic Lion structure at the entrance has become a landmark in the area. They serve a range of Chinese dishes that are well alinlgned with the Sri Lankan taste pallet. All of them are absolutely delicious and great in quality. They also serve a range of alcohol beverages. Prices seems reasonable. Staff is attentive, helpful and extends a great service. Certainly a place that deserves a 5 star rating and a revisit.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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ash-uk69 wrote a review Feb 2020
Burnley, United Kingdom
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Had a beer here last night and can concur the service needs improving. The waiter couldn’t understand anything both my wife and I asked.

Arrived and liked the look of the place and the ample sports tv channels they were showing. Very cool in the air on. Took a seat and ordered a beer then ordered food, only to be told what I’d ordered was no longer available when the waiter returned. Ordered something else and in true Sri Lanka style it all arrived at different times after my wife asked for it all to come at the same time. She asked both in English and Sinhalese so a misunderstanding was out of the question.
Food was ok nothing special. Service quite slow... Reasonably priced with most main dishes around the 1200lkr.
I ordered a second beer, a small one and the guy returned with a 500ml can of Lion and I said small so he disappeared and came back with a pint of draught beer .... I gave in and drank it.

Decent place for a beer and to watch football if that’s your plan. Willing to switch channels to find a game of your choice.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Red wrote a review Oct 2020
Stockport, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Loved the place. Relaxed atmosphere. Very good menu and superb quality food. We ate here several times and were never disappointed. Good for just a beer and watching the sport as well. We've seen some negative comments about the service but we always found the staff all very friendly and helpful.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Xavier S wrote a review Jul 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The place is clean and well located in Mount Lavinia. The staff, and specially Fasir, made me feel like home. Its restaurant is also convenient. I will come back to The Lion when I am in the area again.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Sudan E wrote a review Jul 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Best place I can recommend for a safe and convenient stay. No any delays , the rooms was tidy and perfect for our stay.Excellent service provided by the staff. Also we can order food from the restaurant down stairs.
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Date of stay: July 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: The place gets kinda busy on Saturdays.
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YASIRU H wrote a review Jul 2023
Nugegoda, Sri Lanka
5.0 of 5 bubbles
fantasitc knowlagable service. super fresh delicious food. reasonable price
the staff is very helpful and friednly. on arivval we were greeted absolutdly fine...service was quike i highly reccomend this plce for you all
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Date of stay: July 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Kris G wrote a review Jun 2022
Colombo, Sri Lanka
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Went for drinks and dinner tonight with family
Walking distance from my home
Amazing service
Good choice of drinks
Amazing pizza and Other dishes
Quick and efficient service
Good value for money
Do visit and have drinks and food for a lovely evening in
mount Lavinia
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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prem s wrote a review Nov 2019
Colombo, Sri Lanka
3.0 of 5 bubbles
When it comes to service!!!! This place need improvement, second visit since I've been in Sri Lanka, the sports bar last night was annoying, senior looking staff need a bit of customer service training out there, ordered a pitcher was waiting for nearly 15min without any feedback at the end after following up claimed that the machine is not working and asking us what to do???? Seriously
This place can do better for it's location and for the popularity.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Imnannoosaa wrote a review Aug 2019
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1.0 of 5 bubbles
That's definitely not a suitable place for a female solo traveller to be.. went in for 1 second and left after seeing how full it was with men who, although as mentioned above it only took me a second, were staring at me. So I LEFT. Wouldn't advise for solos, nop.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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NW wrote a review Jul 2019
Nugegoda, Sri Lanka
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Superb Place. The food is unbelivably good and affordable. The place is awesome to hangout and have a fun night out👍 If drinking is your thing then you got to try this place out as well😏. The rooms are clean and they have cctv system in the building as well which makes it more secure.
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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Sudan E wrote a tip Jul 2023
1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The place gets kinda busy on Saturdays."
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£15 - £16 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about OYO 233 The Lion Pub & Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to OYO 233 The Lion Pub & Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Smiley Escapes (0.1 miles).
What food & drink options are available at OYO 233 The Lion Pub & Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to OYO 233 The Lion Pub & Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Fat Crab, Arthur's Pizza, and Sugar Beach.
Is OYO 233 The Lion Pub & Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the centre of Mount Lavinia.
Are there any historical sites close to OYO 233 The Lion Pub & Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (4.2 miles), Paramadharmawardhanaramaya (2.5 miles), and Vehera Kanda Ruins (4.5 miles).
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