I love old colonial Hotels.The Mount Lavinia Hotel is a gem. The Hotel dates back to 1806 and was the original British Governors residence it's soaked in history.
Location wise Mount Lavinia is around 12 Km from Colombo on the train line (Be adventurous and take the train into Fort Station it's a great experience) Mount Lavinia Beach has some really great restaurants.
The Breakfast and Dinner Buffet at the Hotel are excellent.
It's my 3rd visit and love it, I can't fault the service and the staff are generally very friendly.
It was my first Solo visit I only stayed one night, it's really a Hotel that needs to be shared.
A great place to start and/or end a visit to Sri Lanka
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- With a history spanning over 200 years, Mount Lavinia Hotel Colombo is one of the oldest hotels in Sri Lanka. This premier colonial heritage hotel in Colombo has earned a reputation over the years for its magnificent structure and ambiance, the old world charm which harks back to the grandeur of old Ceylon, a romantic legacy left by the colonial Governor General who used it as his residence, the exceptional service offered by its well-trained staff and its popularity as a venue for weddings. ... more less
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