Dubbed the wedding capital of Sri Lanka , where four evening weddings could take place at a given time without disturbing the guests of the hotel, the romance of the British governor's victorian grandeur is very much alive,We stayed @ the hotel from the 12th to the 18th of August . The ocean view room was ideal for watching the day break and sunset over the ocean and experiencing the sounds of the sea from the balcony.
our baggage were delivered with care to the room on our arrival
The rooms mock four poster beds were even positioned to suite our needs when requested without any delay. even the house keeping manager and the resident engineer saw to it asap.
The rooms were comfortable,bathroom neat but heard these rooms will be refurnished/or housed in a new wing soon. i hope they keep the expensive wood.
The food was five star+. we enjoyed the srilankan and western breakfast spread every morning. The variety of fruit and herbal drinks we drank and the special cuppa of Dilmah tea made on request was something we missed in Europe and the USA in 5* hotels.
Evening buffet on every themed night lived up to t the billing.
we even arranged few dinners @ the mount for a group of our local friends who enjoyed the food as much as we did.(remember to eat at the sea food cove- fish cooked from display todays catcht from the fisherman)
The Gym needs more equipment. you can always jog on the beach to the left of the hotel or on the roads( early morning)
The service was excellent. We have never experienced so much individual attention.The front office managers,The food and beverage managers,housekeeping managers clearly understood the meaning of hospitality at its best.
will i stay at the Mount again - yes of course. Hope by then the new wing is ready to experience the full 5* comfort.
- 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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