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“Very chic and attractive colonial house with splendid garden in walking distance fro Mount Lavinia Hotel.”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Royce Hotel

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Royce Hotel
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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6 reviews
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“Very chic and attractive colonial house with splendid garden in walking distance fro Mount Lavinia Hotel.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2013

Mount Lavinia now has two outstanding hotel options. One is the famous Mount Lavinia Hotel, with its beautiful sea front location, the other is Royce Hotel, a colonial house which has recently been refurbished to its former splendour by the owner, Gino, an Australian of Italian origin. The Italian touch is evident throughout, and what distinguishes this hotel from other small hotels in Mount Lavinia, which do not compare with Royce Hotel. Affordable prices make Royce Hotel a very valid alternative to rooms at Mount Lavinia Hotel. Very nice staff, ensuring a comfortable and relaxed stay.

Room Tip: Ask to see the rooms on arrival - Gino and his staff will happily oblige.
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Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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New Delhi, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2013

My review is more personalized as anybody staying in Royce Hotel will experience a more personal bonding with top class customer service. Gino and his wife (are the proud owners of this amazing place) and they made this an awesome place with never ending hard work. My best wishes are with them, and as far as my stay was concerned, I had an amazing 7 days experience and was satisfied with everything around. Hopefully I will see them soon in a couple of months. A place worth spending every penny. Thanks again.

Room Tip: Everything was nearly perfect. Just go without any worries.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled on business
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2013

- The hotel totally renovated.
- The cleanliness perfect.
- The rate is good 40 $ including breakfast and hot drink of your choice.
- The staff smiling and warm welcoming.
- The guests are recognized.
- The location of the hotel excelent.
- A/C available in rooms and nice HD screens with cable.
- The owner of the hotel friendly, suciable, available most of the time to listen to all the guests concerns.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2013

We have traveled for 2 weeks in the Sri Lanka, spent time only in 5-star hotels and in the end we booked Royce Hotel for a week. Royce is much much much better than those 5-star hotels.

Why? - The owners are fantastic people and they do anything to make sure your stay is perfect, they take care and assure you don't get ripped off by the locals (it's a common behavior in the country), it's clean, tidy, everything brand new, quiet and it looks and feels amazing. If you want to really enjoy your stay in Colombo, book this place!

Room Tip: Any room you choose is great
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled on business
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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2013

I recently stayed at Royce Hotel on a business trip for a week.

Ive been to Sri Lanka a few times and stayed and various 5-star hotels that did not impress me. From the lack of service, cleanliness, food.. being back I thought I would dread it again... but boy was I wrong!

The staff and service was impeccable and they paid attention to every detail which made my hectic business trip very comfortable!

The hotel is a boutique colonial style that transported me back in time! yet I was treated to thai-style raw prawns and the best french toast for breakfast.. best of new and old worlds!

The hotel is near the beach which is great for a short run.

Overall my stay was great and if i ever came back to Sri lanka it would be to stay only at Royce hotel.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled on business
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Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2013

Mt.Lavinia was my last stop to visit in Sri Lanka. By the time I reached Mt.Lavinia, my body, mind, and spirit needs nothing but peace and quietness. Forget about the beach and the bustling city scenes, all I want is to stay in a tranquil space where I can write and reflect on my journey for a duration of 5 days, considering myself extremely lucky, I found Royce Hotel.

Royce Hotel's superb location allows me to access to morning beach jog and restaurants within 5 minutes of walk. Staff is extremely helpful and honest, noted that I've been traveling solo for years in SE Asia countries, thus I tend to be very cautious with the people I encounter initially, and I have to say, I must have done something very good in order to stumble in to this colonial paradise, where I always feel safe and treated respectfully by friendly staffs.

It's an elegant boutique hotel with stylish colonial architecture and impeccable interior design. The owner/designer had excellent taste that shows in the subtle details. Visually pleasing that ultimately lead to real relaxation.

I love everything Royce Hotel had offered, wether it was tea in the morning, or comfortable large bed, or superior services, it certainly had marked a beautiful bold double bar line to my trip in Sri Lanka.

Royce 旅館是這次為期一各月的斯里蘭卡之行裡的住的最好的行程。
絕佳地點、一流服務、價錢合理。
在Mt.Lavinia 時幾乎足不出戶,每天在旅館裡,享受寧靜,享受視覺的美好,遠離塵囂。而旅館的服務都快與五星級旅館不相上下了。雖然我目前還沒有想到任何回斯里蘭卡的理由,但是,若有一天我要再度拜訪斯國,Royce Hotel一定會在我的行程裡。
非常非常推薦Royce Hotel!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled solo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2013

Lovely place run by an Australian , and a cute white Tuk tuk at site to get to the town.fast WiFi and friendly staf2f and two min to the famous mount beach to taste delicious seafood at beach restaurants .

  • Stayed July 2013
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Property: Royce Hotel
Address: 8 Barnes Avenue, Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia 31000, Sri Lanka
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Region: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 10 Hotels in Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Royce Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Royce Boutique Hotel is a charming boutique property situated within a 5-minute walk of Mount Lavinia Beach and 1 hour from the Airport. It offers free Wi-Fi access in its public areas. Royce Boutique Hotel is a 10-minute drive from Dehiwala's National Zoological Garden and the city of Colombo. Bandaranaike International Airport is a 45-minute drive away. Fitted with mosquito nets, rooms offer air conditioning and a fan, a flat-screen TV, and an attached bathroom with hot shower facilities. Some rooms include a private balcony. At Royce Boutique Hotel, guests can head to the reception for assistance with services such as airport transfer, laundry service and Tuk-tuk shuttle. Free public parking spaces are available at a nearby location. ... more   less 
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