Mount Lavinia Relaxon Hotel
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Mount Lavinia Relaxon Hotel

No. 98/1A, Hotel Road, Mount Lavinia, Colombo Sri Lanka
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#17 of 67 small hotels in Colombo
4.2 of 5 bubbles
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.1 of 5 bubbles
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3.7 of 5 bubbles
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See why so many travellers make Mount Lavinia Relaxon Hotel their small hotel of choice when visiting Colombo. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a luxury setting with an array of amenities designed for travellers like you.

Mount Lavinia Relaxon Hotel offers guests an array of room amenities including air conditioning, blackout curtains, and a seating area, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available.

The small hotel offers 24 hour front desk, room service, and currency exchange, to make your visit even more pleasant. The property also features a pool and a lounge. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to parking.

While staying at Mount Lavinia Relaxon Hotel, visitors can check out Number 11 (2.5 mi), which is a popular Colombo attraction.

Travellers looking for cafes can head to Kopi Kadé, Cup Cafe, or One Up all Day Breakfast & Coffee.

If you’re looking for something to do, The Lighthouse and Colombo Fort Clock Tower are a nice way to spend some time.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Mount Lavinia Relaxon Hotel as you experience all of the things Colombo has to offer.

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Property amenities
Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Poolside bar
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Meeting rooms
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Clothes dryer
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Seating area
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Classic
Luxury
Languages Spoken
English, Sinhala

Location

No. 98/1A, Hotel Road, Mount Lavinia, Colombo Sri Lanka
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
Places to stay are graded on a 0-100 scale. The higher the grade, the easier it is for travellers to find restaurants and things to do within walking distance.
Grade: 77 out of 100
77
Bandaranayake Intl Airport
23.5 mi
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Diyawanna Oya Seaplane Base
1 Attraction
within 0.3 miles
56Reviews3Q+A22Room tips

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SingaporeHO wrote a review Jul 2018
Singapore, Singapore224 contributions14 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
My family chose that hotel because firstly, it is away from the hustle and bustle of Colombo town and yet near enough (a short ride on a 3-wheeler for a fare of 200 rupees per person would get you there, or a hired van for 700 rupees for a group of 7 people would do too). Secondly, it is a classic hotel complete with all the colonial styles, rich history (for a small fee, one gets to visit the ancient hidden tunnel at the hotel grounds!!), service with class, luxury setting and comfort too. Thirdly, it is seated on a cliff (not a high one though) and so, we got a fantastic view of the ocean before us and the waves rocked us to sleep at night (urban-ites like us don't get to hear the waves very much, especially at night). Finally, it was FIFA world cup season then, I got to watch the matches on a huge screen while enjoying my drink and the lively crowd too.

The rooms were of good size and very clean. The breakfast spread was great too. In the evening, The Governor's restaurant is "transformed" into a luxurious venue for buffet dinner, costing 3400 rupees per person. We thoroughly enjoyed the hotel.
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Date of stay: June 2018
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Mark123abc wrote a review Feb 2016
Barnsley, United Kingdom33 contributions64 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Has a old feel of by gone years, food was nice and only £10.00 for buffet per head great value recomended, sea view rooms are fantastic. Nice pool area with music on a evening. Chipmonks at your feet.
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Date of stay: February 2016
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Get the train outside to columbo
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manishgreat wrote a review May 2015
Pune, India33 contributions27 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed there for two night on 19th and 20th May 15. The hotel location is absolutely fantastic on a beach. The view from the balcony is breathtaking. This is a good option for a holiday with family. The hotel is a heritage property. It has an easy access to the beach. The Breakfast is lavish and with good Sri Lankan food variety. The staff is very courteous. The Wifi works very fast at all the corners of the hotel. Its a little far away from Colombo city center which is the only disadvantage of this property. If you want to just relax for few days with you family or with your spouse, this is the best place
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Date of stay: May 2015
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Take a beach facing room
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Dana P wrote a review Jan 2015
11 contributions9 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
we found this place on TripAdvisor, but when we arrived we found out, that all the pictures, services and rewiews bellong to the Mount Lavinia hotel next door! Relaxon hotel is right by the railway, has no restaurant, no swimming pool, no room service etc. It is not clean and trains are realy like going through your bedroom. When we try to complain, the owner newer answer. This was the last time we used Agoda to book and pay by credit card. After you come to hotel and find out that this is not what was advertised they say it is canceling reservation! And keep money! Never again...
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Date of stay: December 2014
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: No good room, " family room" has no window
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Lau010293 wrote a review Aug 2016
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom16 contributions17 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Arrived in the middle of the night to rooms (colonial) which had leaking roofs and dirt in the bathroom. Finally got switched room after refusing to not pay extra, these rooms were much better. Say on the side of the hotel where reception is. Pool area gets taken up by outside guests so go out early to get a sun lounger. Watch out for the crows.
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Date of stay: August 2016Trip type: Travelled with family
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jajubabu wrote a review Sept 2014
Kochi (Cochin), India2,111 contributions259 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a colonial feel when checking in Room no 111 of this two century old hotel on the sea shore at the end of 100 Hotel Road by the southern suburbs of Colombo.Four British Governors resided in this palacios mansion with 275 rooms facing the Indian Ocean. Our room was facing the bay with the panoramic view of the fading skyline buildings near Colombo . The exclusive beach of the hotel on the left spreads unto a nearby Railway Station. Beach is neat with huts , shacks and watchtower. Fish and music is a guarantee for any party till late night. Governor ' s restaurant on the third floor is captivating both in food and service. Unfortunately the pool on the rooftop is overexposed and often crowded. With memories of the scenes from " Bridge on the River Kwai " we're spellbound by the romantic location. We were told that hotel keeps alive the name of the dancing girl with whom the First Governor fell in love - Lavinia ! For two days we forgot our home and everything gave memorable moments. We were ending up a week long Srilankan tour. When leaving to airport , true the mind whispered - encore !
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Date of stay: September 2014
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Rooms with view towards Colombo bay are lovely !
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Faraz S wrote a review Mar 2017
Geneva, Switzerland21 contributions21 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife And I visit the hotel every year as it's not just a hotel for us but also where we had our beach wedding. Most of the staff even remember us well and give us great care. I checked in again a few days ago and yet again the hotel and its atmosphere take away all the stress of your life away through exceptional service and hospitality. This time we also met Sandamali at the reception who right from check inn to check out made us feel so special. She is not only very professional but extremely helpful and skilled so you never feel disappointed when she's handling you. I give her 7 stars for her hospitality. Thank you. And also a big thank you to all the others as well as you all make the stay worth it. I think I'll have to buy a room in the future 😂 lol. That's how much I love this place. See you in a few days again;)

Faraz & Desiree Sheikh.
Switzerland.
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Date of stay: March 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Gillian W wrote a review Mar 2016
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom54 contributions11 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I had the best room of the entire tour. The whole hotel which was I believe a former Governers home. It exuded opulence and a time gone by where people were number one priorities. The staff could not do enough for you. After leaving my beautiful room with a balcony overlooking the sea where big soothing waves rolled in and lapped near the lower part of the hotel. It was almost a shame to leave ! The enormous buffet was well worth waiting for, the choice amazing, to suit everybody"s taste. The only complaint which applied to Sri Lanka hotels in general was the exorbitant price of wine. This was locally produced and not good quality. I had one bottle which was more than thirty pound and this was standard pricing. Bottled water was freely available and a lot easier on the pocket.
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Date of stay: September 2015
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Facing sea, so cooling
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Peter M wrote a review May 2015
3 contributions4 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel located at the sea is very nice. Colonial style furniture and ambiente.
The food,service and staff was nice.
Stayed there two days with my family it was a nice time.
If you want to relax away from the crowded areas of Colombo and your are able to pay a little higher price. The Mount Lavinia is a good adress. The prices are reasonable.
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Date of stay: May 2015
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: you should book the beach view.
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paxcot wrote a review Apr 2015
staines164 contributions111 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a wonderful hotel on the outskirts of Colombo. The room we had was huge with a large balcony overlooking the sea. The breakfast terrace was just amazing with a view of the sea, the beach and the trains - and the breakfast buffet was brilliant. Their Sea Cove restaurant situated directly on the beach was a delight and we ate there two of the three nights we were there - you can pick your own fish from their "fish market" and have it cooked how you like - it really was amazing and so reasonably priced. Can't recommend this hotel highly enough. We stayed at the Taj Sumudra on our return and the Mount lavinia is far superior.
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Date of stay: April 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Answer from calmly
Switzerland203 contributions82 helpful votes
I don't know about all the rooms but the ones we have stayed in the beds don't normally face the sea. You do have a balcony and a big window over looking the sea. Best to ask the hotel directly regarding the beds. Fantastic hotel
Karen S wrote a tip Dec 2018
Ilford, United Kingdom14 contributions6 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"There is a newer side and an older side to the hotel"
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Gillian W wrote a tip Mar 2016
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom54 contributions11 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Facing sea, so cooling"
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Mark123abc wrote a tip Feb 2016
Barnsley, United Kingdom33 contributions64 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Get the train outside to columbo"
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ivorgunaseelanthevat wrote a tip Dec 2015
Singapore, Singapore1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Best views of sea"
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Akhlaq A wrote a tip Nov 2015
Karachi, Pakistan31 contributions38 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Get a 'Direct Ocean facing' room. Don't book a 'Room Only' deal through your travel agent. You just shouldn't miss their breakfast."
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Which popular attractions are close to Mount Lavinia Relaxon Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Asian Gems and Jewellery (0.00 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Mount Lavinia Relaxon Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Mount Lavinia Relaxon Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, blackout curtains, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Mount Lavinia Relaxon Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Mount Lavinia Relaxon Hotel?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
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Conveniently located restaurants include The Angler, LOON TAO, and The Fat Crab.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Mount Lavinia Relaxon Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Mount Lavinia Relaxon Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Mount Lavinia Relaxon Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Mount Lavinia Relaxon Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Mount Lavinia Relaxon Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and meeting rooms during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Mount Lavinia Relaxon Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Sinhala.
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