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Last 5 reviews
Buffet is very good
We stayed for one night and fell in love with this old antic type of hotel, the wood floors gave the room its own character. See view rooms are a best option here if you are picking a one. They have a boog buffet and we loved it.
We loved Mount Lavinia,
We stayed for 2 nights before going on our travels of Sri Lanka. Really enjoyed the food especially the sea cove restaurant on the beach, lovely fresh fish freshly cooked for you. On the second day we had an incident in the lobby where an outsider cheated my husband out of 5000 rupee. When reported to the members of staff they could see the person in question on cctv take my husbands money but made no attempt to try and rectify the situation. Only to say sorry and could we go to the police and report it,, which made no sense as we were leaving columbo that day. They never accepted that their security was not up to standard. This marred our stay somewhat and we will not return in the future. Just be very vigilant, especially in the hotel lobby......
A very old hotel. It is quite up market but seriously need a lick of paint. We couldn't believe how beautiful it was until we took a closer look. Please fix this. The reception was gorgeous. Looked like a very expensive place. Piano player kept us entertained. Great feel. Staff were all wonderful. Food outstanding and lots of variety. Shame about the outside by the pool. We wanted to sit out there but all the chairs were covered in bird poo. YUK. I would have loved to chill out there but sadly not to be. A boy with a catapult chasing away the squirrels. Pool nice but we never used it cos of the bird poo. Everything perfect except the decor. Surely a handyman can take an area at a time and smarten this up.
Just the Best
A great location on the beach - just a short train or taxi ride from central Colombo. All rooms have balconies & sea views. There is pool that gets busy but ther is also a fabulous beach. A very luxurious hotel, the dining roooms (either AC or open terrace). Wonderful selection of food. Friendly professional staff - highly recommended for a puxurious break away from the busy city.
Need a renovation BIG time!!!
Just go to the men's toilets at the buffet restaurant or walk along the promenade to see how dirty the hotel looks. Yes it's old, yes we love the old charm, but what's the excuse to keep the hotel clean? View and the food are amazing!!
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