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Lovely hotel and restaurant

Former governor's residence from 1812 extended and converted into a top class hotel virtually on... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Cambridge, United Kingdom

This beach is located a bit outside colombo but worth visiting. A clean golden sand beach with blue... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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“nice beach”(86 reviews)
“colonial hotel”(13 reviews)
“beach side”(19 reviews)
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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The beach was absolutely amazing, so clean and well kept with plenty of beds to relax and take in the views. There are places to eat and drink as well as just chill in the beautiful warm sunshine

Thank TracyHitchmough
Reviewed 2 days ago

Former governor's residence from 1812 extended and converted into a top class hotel virtually on the beach. Very comfortable and spacious with very helpful and friendly staff. Amazing breakfast buffet, second to none. Great fresh fish restaurant on the beach - select your fish, choose...More

Thank Quicksy
Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited the public beach from mount Lavinia hotel. The hotel stretch is clean the public beach covered in rubbish. Nothing to recommend visiting it.

Thank CarmelSthYorkshire
Reviewed 1 week ago

When i was a kid i used to patronized Mount Lavinia beach with my parents to explore the serenity of the area. I lives 15 minutes away from the beach. When i turned into a photographer i used to roam here with my camera to...More

Thank Dhilip d
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mount Lavinia Beach is not one of Sri Lanka’s great seaside venues, but if you want to take a stroll along the ocean in the city, do get down to Mount Lavinia!

Thank Christopher B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is nice beach hotel in colombo in the night very beautiful food is good service also good very good atmosphere

Thank Sut S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This best is located slightly outside Colombo. This is with bidding add it is clean beautiful with golden sand.

Thank 260rjp
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This beach is located a bit outside colombo but worth visiting. A clean golden sand beach with blue water and cool breeze.

Thank Umang A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really lovely beach, would definitely go back. We settled for sitting outside Babu Restaurant. Nice seats and we didn’t get hassled by anyone.

Thank Laura031081
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This Old Colonial hotel is one of my faves! Love their high tea! You fee like you are entering the Old and exotic Sri Lanka that used to be.. the doormen are dressed in clothing from the past and we love it. The food is...More

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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
Janet G
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