We stayed in a spacious, oceanfront room at Mt Lavinia for a couple of days as part of our round Asia honeymoon. Sri Lanka has an amazing culture and this hotel with its rich history adds to the mystique of the place. The location is great for the beach but a car is needed for venturing outside around Colombo since the hotel is a bit far from the city centre. The buffet breakfast was to die for; everything you could possibly imagine a great breakfast should entail was included and a picturesque view overlooking the ocean to top it off.
The facilities are top notch. There is a business centre in another building adjacent to the hotel with a number of fast computers which are complimentary to use for guests. We found dining in the hotel expensive but just a short walk outside the hotel there are a few restaurants which were inexpensive. This is a very good hotel for a short or long stay in Colombo. Also, if you love the sound of a roaring ocean and crashing waves at night this is definitely the place to be.
- 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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