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Review of Mount Lavinia Home Stay

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Mount Lavinia Home Stay
Peniche, Portugal
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70 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Very well located”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2014

I was there per 2 nights, very well located, close to everything, supermarket, restaurants, beach, train station.
The room is ok, and the bathroom also,
The onwer is very friendly and the place is clean.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Pune, India
Level Contributor
21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2014

Located very close to Mt Lavinia beach as well as Galle road, this is the perfect place to be if you`re on a budget/backpacking trip, but otherwise too. Priyani ma`am is a wonderful host, always providing information as and when required.
Pro`s-
1. Kitchen where you can cook your own meals
2. A fantastic grocery store barely a couple of minutes from here where you get lots of stuff. There`s a bakery as well which makes fantastic bread and cakes.
3. Very spacious room with ABSOLUTELY clean linen. Hot water provision.
4. Perfect place to relax after you flight on the previous day or base camp to roam around Colombo and catch your return flight.
5. FREE internet use and Wi-Fi. This turns out to be a boon if you`re on a backpacking trip.
6. Located in a quiet neighbourhood, so you get a sound sleep. :)

Con`s- NONE!
I shall recommend this place to everyone who`s travelling to Sri Lanka :)

Room Tip: All rooms are equally good! Just make sure you stay here if you happen to be in Colombo! :)
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2013 via mobile

Hi everyone,

Iv been staying with Priyani on several occasions over the last 4 years. I can't begin to express the relief that such a wonderful accommodation option exists like this one.

Colombo can be expensive and you don't always get value for money but at Mt Lavinia home stay you truly do!

The Internet is great. The location is quiet. Priyani ensures all is kept clean and the nature of the home has a hearty feel.

What I like best is that the beach is near by, as are bus stands and super markets. They are all within 5 minutes walking distance. I also appreciate that Priyani gives her guests space. You will feel independent to come and go as your please. This is a nice touch.

All of it. Awesome!

Can't wait to return in 2014.

Tashi from Australia

Stayed December 2013
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2013

This hostel was clean and well priced with very friendly owner. It was in a good neighborhood, just on the outskirts of Colombo, and very close to beach, railway station, as well as main road with shops, groceries, and restaurants. Relaxed environment that I would definitely return to on my next visit.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2013

I stayed here with my partner twice in early July and early August for 4 nights in total. The en suite room cost 1700SR per night and had a fan (no A/C) and a shared TV and computer (reservation made through hostelbookers and by email). The owner was friendly and welcoming, and there was a tortoise, Otto, in the garden at the front. The location is good with Mount Lavinia beach only a few minutes’ walk and the area containing the majority of bars and restaurants in Colombo. Use the train station down the road to travel between the centre of town (Fort) and the hostel – about 30SR for a return rather than the 700SR tuk-tuk ride each way.

Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Prague
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45 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2013

I booked this place over phone call and woman which booked our room was not very pleasant, just told me "come". After we came she just told us the price and nothing more. I expected more warm welcoming and offer of dinner as it was at other places. The room was average clean and smell quite bad, hadn't A/C and mosquito net. For 2000 rupies per 1 night ok but nothing special.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank SimonitaPrague
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Wales
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100 reviews
57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2013 via mobile

The information we got before travelling here was fantastic and we arrived here easily on public transport. Although two hours later than we said we were greeted with a smile and felt at home.

The room was good, fridge was an excellent idea and there is no need for hot water (we've been in Sri Lanka for a week and never used a hot shower even when it's been available). A mozzi net would have been a welcome addition to the room (we used our own).

Our hostess was excellent and really helpful including helping to resolve a conflict with an unreasonable taxi driver.

The lounge area is great for relaxing as is the garden. Wifi is excellent and the use of a desktop was good for research and planning.

Close to supermarkets, restaurants and beach. Would not hesitate to use if back in this area.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank PinkladyWales
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Additional Information about Mount Lavinia Home Stay

Property: Mount Lavinia Home Stay
Address: 17/7 Off De Saram Road, Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia 10370, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 37 B&Bs / Inns in Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Mount Lavinia Home Stay 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The House is situated 33 kilo Meters away from the Colombo International airport. 10 Km away from the Colombo City. 3 minutes walk to the beach 3 minutes walk to the Restaurants, Hotels, Take away outlets, Pubs, Odel, Clothing Store, Super Markets, KFC,Burger King, Places of Worship, Banks, Bus Stop, Taxi Stand, Galle Road, Close to the Railway Station It is situated in a tourist resort and a good residential area. The Rooms are with Ensuite Bathrooms( Hot and cold water) , Ceiling fans,Fan, A/C on request. The Rooms are furnished with two twin beds, table, two chairs, A rack to hang clothes, A cupboard, Fridge There is a Common Pantry, Hot water available in the Pantry. A Dining Room, A Living area, A TV Room (satellite), Internet, WiFi available , a Garden is provided to relax. Inclusive is: electricity, water, Bed Sheets and Towels (once a week.) Air conditioning -Three A/C Rooms Available ( A/C Supplement Rs 1000 per night) Single Rooms Available Internet wifi available in the room on request Free wifi available in the lobby ... more   less 
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