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“nice beach”(93 reviews)
“colonial hotel”(13 reviews)
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Mount Lavinia Beach is located just out of the Colombo city. This beach strip has a lot to offer for the locals as well as the tourists visiting Colombo. Along the beach there are many nice restaurants pubs as well as relaxing areas. As a tourist...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Colombo, Sri Lanka
+94 77 670 0439
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All reviews nice beach colonial hotel beach side colombo city indian ocean sri lanka galle road tuk tuk waves railway stroll foreigners
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Well well mount Lavinia Hut opened today Music average Great food and drinks supplied by the hotel as usual Richard Souza who has taken over to run the place music and so on My friends had personal invitations from the hotel but he decided it...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank satypal r
MountLB, Representative at Mount Lavinia Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Satypal, We have notices that you have written on the wrong thread. This not the Mount Lavinia HOTEL. This is the thread of the Mount Lavinia BEACH. We kindly like to request you to take necessary action. Thanks in advance.

Reviewed 6 days ago

Mount Lavinia Beach is a small patch of beach close to Colombo, just south of the city. It is an average beach as such because I found that the shacks didn't really maintain the acceptable level of hygiene and the beach was broadly speaking quite...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank nrm77
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice beach with nice view one can watch nicely Sunset there and can enjoy beauty of nature just nearby one Railway line is there where train passes in regular intervals

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sanjay j
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice beach near Colombo city. Has some good scenic views. The tides are good is a place to visit in Colombo city.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank AALEKH07
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very sad to see this beautiful beach which was once a clean and a nice place to go for a morning run or a stroll, is now dirty. We saw plastic bags of curry, plastic bottles and garbage thrown on the beach. Why isn't anyone...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank udumbara2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Want to experience Sri Lanka beaches like a local... head here. It’s great but not the white sands and sun lounges with shady palm trees! It’s the grungy Sri Lanka with locals playing soccer, warm beers served on plastic outdoor furniture and plenty of hawkers...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank 123tonim
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I grew up near here and spend many long hours on this lovely beach. For me, the best time is 6.00 a.m. where the waters are calm, greenish/blue and graceful. The two striking rock-outcrops are ideal to swim to and watch fish meander about their...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Cheyne W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Three of us wanted to have lunch but could not make it.So decided to have tea. Found a table,waited for sometime, then asked for the menu.befoe we could look at it the waitress took it away to use it as a hard surface to sign...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MandG1234
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lavinia beach best relaxation via Galle road in south part Colombo. where you get all budget/4 star etc hotel restaurants parks..hiring cars self-driving cars as i stayed at hotel road..and Sidhalepa Ayurveda spa close by and rented self drive car from Advent travels which 5-10...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank wildviewer
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The comfortable entry to the beach is either via College avenue or beach road to get a parking slot. Safest location is the entry through College Ave, has the life guard watch tower also. It is too crowded during week ends and holidays. Otherwise it...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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28 January 2017|
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Response from Sudantha  S | Reviewed this property |
sorry I could not find any detail. However go there and research the locals will help you for sure
28 December 2016|
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Response from Vachintha | Reviewed this property |
Hi there... Distance from Mt. Lavinia to Pinnawala is around 100 km. Easiest way to get there is by a taxi which will cost you around 5,000 LKR (Pls note that the cost may vary depending on traffic, type of taxi, waiting... More
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18 August 2016|
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Response from Charmaine S | Reviewed this property |
Best beach did surf lessons or serious surfing is Weligama beach down south. Plenty of places on the beach offering lessons