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3.5 out of 5

"Great hotel, loved touring the tunnel which Lavinia used and Governor Maitland's room. Staff very friendly and helpful, history was amazing! " More

By a verified traveller on Fri 11 Jan 2019

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Hotel Description

Mount Lavinia Hotel puts you in the center of Mount Lavinia, 0.5 km (0.3 mi) from Mount Lavinia Beach and 4 km (2.5 mi) from Dehiwala Zoological Garden. Highlights at this beachfront hotel include 3 restaurants, a full-service spa, and an outdoor swimming pool.

You can enjoy TVs with cable channels, and all 210 rooms feature free WiFi, furnished balconies, and DVD players. Minibars provide refreshments, and room service makes dining in an option. Nice touches include bathrobes, slippers, and free toiletries. Additionally, coffee/tea makers, free newspapers, and free bottled water are available.

A day of pampering at CocoSpa can include massages and mani/pedis along with access to the spa tub. The restaurant, Govenors Restaurant, is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The hotel's own beach bar and poolside bar are nice places to enjoy a drink. Spend the day at the beach and enjoy the onsite 24-hour fitness center, kids' swimming pool, and pool loungers. A conference center and a 24-hour business center are among the business amenities offered. Additionally, you'll find a free manager's reception, a coffee shop/café, and coffee/tea in a common area. Continental breakfast is available daily between 6:30 AM and 10:30 AM. There's also free valet parking, along with the convenience of a theme park shuttle.

Places within a 15-minute drive of this 4-star Mount Lavinia hotel include Sri Lanka Air Force Museum and Bellagio Casino.

Colonial Governors Suite Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Ocean View King

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Ocean View Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Direct Ocean View Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Ocean View Twin

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Direct Ocean View King

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Mount Lavinia Hotel ratings based on 2 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.5 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Mount Lavinia Hotel

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5 out of 5
Great hotel, loved touring the tunnel which Lavinia used and Governor Maitland's room. Staff very friendly and helpful, history was amazing!

Posted by on 11 Jan. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

16 Jan. 2019 by Team MLH

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review and rate us. We are glad to have made your stay memorable and enjoyable. We appreciate your generous compliments on our friendly staff and historical ambience. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

2 out of 5

Friendly welcoming staff

Pros: Swimming Pool and Buffet Dinner
Cons: At check in the staff need to advise if the room is close to the railway track. Double glazed windows would reduce noise from outside. Bathroom mould.
Location: Location of room was next to railway track; passing train very noisy. Nightclub noisy. Woken very early at 5:30am by prayers from local mosque.
Our room was not ready when we arrived at 2pm although a two hour late checkout was given as compensation. Colonial Room provided was metres from the railway track and very noisy due to passing trains and the train horn, loudspeaker from mosque at 5:30 am and loud music from a nightclub. Sleep constantly interrupted. Bathroom tiles not very clean due to black mould. Room service staff and door men are were friendly and try hard. Pool itself was clean and well maintained. Dining tables around the pool were often dirty and uncleared when we sat down to dine although it was quite busy. Wait staff need to be more responsive to diner requests.

Posted by , from Melbourne, Australia on 8 Jan. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

9 Feb. 2018 by Team MLH

Dear Valued Guest Thank you for taking the time to share your comments on your recent experience at the hotel. We value your feedback to us and appreciate you taking the time to bring the matter to our attention. It is with much regret that we read of this unsatisfactory experience of yours with our service and the inconvenient noises. Please accept our sincere apologies for same. We believe that it is only by accepting and working on constructive feedback from our guests, that we can achieve the highest levels of service that we aspire towards. While we truly value your patronage, may I request you to kindly consider this incident as a one off case and not a reflection of the usual standards that we at Mount Lavinia Hotel follow or aspire to deliver to our most valued guests! Once again, please accept our sincere apologies and we hope to serve you better for your next visit with the best of our services provided to you.

Property Features

Mount Lavinia Hotel offers its guests a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a 24-hour fitness center. There are 3 restaurants on site, along with a coffee shop/café. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include a beach bar, a poolside bar, and a bar/lounge. A free manager's reception is offered daily. There's an onsite 24-hour business center. A children's pool, a rooftop terrace, and tour/ticket assistance are also featured at the business-friendly Mount Lavinia Hotel. A shuttle from the hotel to the airport (available 24 hours) and a theme park shuttle are available for a fee. Free valet parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this Colonial Mount Lavinia hotel.

  • 210 guestrooms or units
  • 3 dining venues
  • Built in 1806
  • Bar on the beach
  • Bar by the pool
  • Bar or lounge
  • Manager's reception (free)
  • Coffee shop
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Terrace on the roof
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference center
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • DVD player

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Parking

Free valet parking

Transport

  • Airport: Bandaranaike Intl. Airport (CMB) (46.1 km / 28.7 mi)
  • Train station: Wellawatta Railway Station (5.5 km / 3.4 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport drop-off, train station pick-up, and theme park shuttle
  • Parking: Free valet parking

Room Amenities

Mount Lavinia Hotel offers 210 accommodations with DVD players and minibars. Rooms open to furnished balconies. Televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers, bathrobes, slippers, and complimentary toiletries. This Mount Lavinia hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary newspapers, and phones. Additionally, rooms include safes and complimentary bottled water. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily. Amenities available on request include irons/ironing boards.

  • Private balcony (furnished)
  • Separate bedroom
  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (late night)
  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • DVD player
  • Coffee maker
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Wardrobe or closet

Food & Drink

The hotel hosts a free manager's reception daily.

Govenors Restaurant - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

The Terrace - This poolside restaurant serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Happy hour is offered. Open daily.

Seafood Cove - This beach seafood restaurant serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.

Late night fare is available from room service.

Spa Services

  • Spa tub in spa
  • Number of treatment rooms 4
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massages

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at anytime
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Airport transportation is offered 24 hours a day. Fees may apply. Please make arrangements in advance by contacting the property.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! One child stays free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 3650 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • Pets and service animals are not allowed at Mount Lavinia Hotel

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

  • One child stays free
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Security system
  • Protective clothing is available for guests
  • Masks are available for guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Property does not follow sanitisation practices of any association
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are available
  • Service animals not allowed
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for lunch
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for dinner
  • Individually wrapped food options are available through room service
  • Debit cards
  • No gap period between guests' stays

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per adult: USD 80
  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per child: USD 40 (from 6 to 11 years old)
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: USD 150
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per child: USD 75 (from 6 to 11 years old)

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for continental breakfast: USD 11 for adults and USD 5 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 48 per vehicle
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: USD 48
  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 3650 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Hotel Mount Lavinia
  • Mount Lavinia Hotel
  • Mount Lavinia Hotel Sri Lanka/Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia
  • Mount Lavinia Hotel Hotel
  • Mount Lavinia Hotel Mount Lavinia
  • Mount Lavinia Hotel Hotel Mount Lavinia

You should know

  • Mount Lavinia Hotel offers transfers from the airport and train station (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation with your arrival details prior to travel.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Pets and service animals are not allowed on site.

Promotions

Added Benefits


Book a stay in any room type or rate plan and receive the option to upgrade to breakfast on the beach for USD 5 per person.


Full details at check-in. Offer subject to availability. Offer is not valid with groups/conventions and may not be combined with other promotional offers. Other restrictions and blackout dates may apply.

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