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“A Weekend Getaway from Colombo..”

Mount Lavinia Beach
Ranked #6 of 150 things to do in Colombo
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Mount Lavinia Beach is located just out of the Colombo city. This beach strip has a lot to offer for the locals as well as the tourists visiting Colombo. Along the beach there are many nice restaurants pubs as well as relaxing areas. As a tourist who is visiting Colombo, Mount Lavinia Beach is a must visit. The weekends could be crowded with locals though, during the week it is relaxing and peaceful. If you would relax at a pool overlooking the ocean or the sunset, The Mount Lavinia Hotel terrace is recommended. You can use the Mount Lavinia Hotel pool for an affordable fee.
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Chennai (Madras), India
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149 reviews
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“A Weekend Getaway from Colombo..”
Reviewed 17 February 2014

A peaceful stretch of beach, just an hour out of colombo. Great for a weekend getaway while in colombo and a dip in the sea, but not comparable to the sands of bentota or galle.

Gets a bit crowded in the evenings. The beach has a string of cafes for some refreshing juice or some chilled beer.

Visited February 2014
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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“Best beech in Colombo”
Reviewed 15 February 2014

Nice clean beach for sea bathing and dining at Night .. many restaurant options along side the beach. Saturdays and Sundays are full with local community . you will see them playing Beach Foot Ball, Cricket and lot of recreations, there is Life guards ,, so you needn't worry .. cos you are basically safe .. good and must place to visit if you are in Colombo more than 2 days

Visited September 2013
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Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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“Unsurpassed Location”
Reviewed 14 February 2014

There is no doubt that the location of the hotel is one of its assets, the colonials certainly knew how to look after themselves - even the railway line comes to the hotel. The view from our room was a bit of a surprise after walking down an endless underground corridor (not the best introduction to the hotel): we were within a few feet of the sea! A bit off putting, however, was the fact that we were also within a few feet of the security guard who paced regularly past our window. Surprising for this standard of hotel was the fact that they charged for Wifi, the only hotel out of the five we stayed in on our tour to do soq.
The outdoor dining area is certainly one of the positive points of the hotel and particularly having just arrived from a cold English winter it was a brilliant introduction to a holiday in the tropics. We found the staff extremely helpful and friendly, offering to help when we were obviously confused with the way the buffet system worked.

Visited January 2014
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New Delhi, India
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“Best place to spend an evening in Colombo”
Reviewed 30 January 2014

This is a very old property and one not be missed while on a trip to Colombo. The soothing sound of sea waves right beneath with a great view accentuates the experience. Nice restaurants and good collection of drinks. Choice of enjoying indoors or by the pool in the open. Absolutely great place to be.

Visited July 2013
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Jaffna, Sri Lanka
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“Mt. Lavania, Lovely beach facing place ..”
Reviewed 29 January 2014

Mt. Lavania, Lovely beach facing place .. it is a pleasure to visit this place at any time of the year. it's cool climate and exotic view of the sea makes the visit worthy.

Visited December 2013
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