Stayed there for about 2 months while in Sri Lanka and I would recommend it to anyone. The pool is really nice, it's about 4 feet/1.2 meters deep all around except for the kiddie pool. The staff is very friendly and helpful. They often went out of their way to get things for us. I was told that the management pays well and only keeps the people who are good. It shows. Free Internet - try to get that in any other place in the area. We stayed in room #2 so we had wireless in our room since the router was right below us. I can't say for sure if it's the same in the other rooms, I never went in there. My wife and I were able to work from the hotel room half a world away from home. In the pictures above it is the pink room but they painted over the pink with brown. It looks a lot better now. You may have read elsewhere that the trains are very noisy but if you want to be anywhere near the shore you will have to deal with that and it really wasn't all that bad. They come by during the morning rush hour and you can hear them but I had no trouble ignoring the sound and went right back to sleep when I did hear them. The owner is a really nice guy, he even took us out to the German restaurant a couple of kilometres north of the hotel one day. The place is within walking distance of the main road so you can go to the supermarket and such. The beach in that area is good for walking on and playing in the sand if you have kids. Too many rocks for swimming in my opinion. The food they serve is not bad overall and priced well. They do make a killer breaded chicken and fried rice/noodles. The rates are pretty cheap for the area and the owner is always looking to make improvements. Looking for a really good hotel not too far from everything in Colombo for a good price? Go to Ranveli.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In operation since 1972,one of the oldest budget hotels in mount Lavinia, which has been creating memorable holidays for thousands of satisfied visitors from around the world, such as USA, UK, Australia, Germany, Italy, France, Netherlands, Sweden, India, Maldives etc.Due to our long experience in the hotel trade we have many repeat guests. The main attraction in our hotel is located by the beach, adjoining to the famous Mount Lavinia Hotel and the affordable rates that we offer. Ranveli Beach Resort has 32 comfortable, Clean, well furnished rooms (with attached bathrooms) equipped with standard and Semi Luxury amenities. All A/C double rooms and family rooms are equipped with Air Conditioning, hot/cold water and cable TV and also over looking the Indian ocean. Most of our rooms are with private Balcony where can watch the incredible “sunset” or the breath taking view of the Indian Ocean.In addition we are famous for our very friendly and helpful staff. The well laid large Garden and our private beach can be used for “sun bathing & relaxing while enjoying the fresh air of the Mount Lavinia beach.Most guests like our “Rice & Curry “However our restaurant offers its guests a tasteful a la carte menu of Eastern, Western & International cuisine at a very low price. Sea food "Platter” which is prepared by our well experienced chef is delicious and popular. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ranveli Beach Hotel Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia