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Lavinia House
Ranked #87 of 131 Colombo B&B and Inns
Karlsruhe, Germany
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15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Pretty good guest house”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2014

With a common area containing some couches, magazines, a big table and a TV the manager was watching himself, the place has a really homely feeling. The manager was nice and helped my to find my way around for diner and to move on by train.
Rooms are simple but good.
Located in Mt. Lavinia, around are endless streets full of hotels and no real budget places to eat. The railway station is just 5 minutes walk though.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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Prague, Czech Republic
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27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2014 via mobile

Spent one night there with cocroaches running in very neglected bathroom, having to listen to nearby local celebration to early morning hours, fighting with mosquitos. Electricity only for US plugs. Visit only if you have no other choice. The neighbourhood should offer a lot of alternatives.

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2013

Fantastic owners, making you part of the family. Helped me to book and plan a 6day trip over the country for a good price. to qute them "People need people, specially when you travel alone".

Rooms are very basic but with towels, clean sheets etc.

The wifistrength is strongest on the bottomfloor and the more walls between you and the router the weaker it gets (as in everywhere in the world). My room got balcony and was the furthest from the wifi. Was slow in the room, so I sat and talked with the owners whie surfing instead.
That way the picked up the phone and called the places i was looking at as well.

When i spent my 20days traveling over Srilanka, this is the place im returning to before leaving the country.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Roedvig, Denmark
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58 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2013

Simpel rooms, but clean. If you only need a place to sleep it's fine. Free wii fii. The maneger and the staff ar everyone helpfull and polite. It.s nerby the City but in a very carm area. The sheeds and towels are clean

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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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berlin
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338 reviews
60 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2013

I was absolutely not satisfied
I booked the guest house 2 months before because I saw the pictures
when I arrived the price was more than we agreed and the breakfast not more included
the bathroom we can see the picture that I taked in the room 103

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank paolosbg
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Canacona, India
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2013

Lavinia house, we found very good. Positioned in a quiet area of Mount Lavinia, an easy walk from the beach, some excellent shops and bar/restaurants it was still in a quiet street.
The room and linen were clean and comfortable. True some of the recently painted walls had begun peeling again, but we are in the land of monsoon.
We were hosted with warmth and charm by Patrick and the staff, and at all times felt welcome and safe.
Overall, exactly what I look for in a budget residence, cleanliness, great position and great value.
I would recommend it to anyone wanting to visit Colombo for short or longer stays, as it is in such a good location.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank gms_chi
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Veliko Tarnovo Province, Bulgaria
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2013

We spent a week here. Fantastic location, extremely helpful. You get what you pay for. The guys are cheerful and even gave their number in case we needed any help on our trip around Sri Lanka. Will be spending our last night here before flying out :)

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Lavinia House
Address: 23A, Simon Abeywickrama Mawatha | Mount Lavinia, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Colombo
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Ranked #87 of 131 B&Bs / Inns in Colombo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 5
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