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Reviewed 31 March 2018

Stayed at the Mount Lavinia Hotel for 8 days in March 2018. Extremely friendly staff, fantastic food for local and overseas visitors, excellent pool with a view of the ocean. Room was very spcious and we got a king and two single beds for a family of four.
Staff was ever willing to help, organised a get together for 30 guests in a very short time

Location of the hotel is excellent for people who love the sea and a nice private beach.

Room Tip: Direct Sea View
  • Stayed: March 2018, travelled with family
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MLHGroup, Public Relations Manager at Mount Lavinia Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Dear Valued Guest
We are delighted to read your review and thank you for taking the time to write such an excellent feedback regarding your recent experience with us. It is the biggest reward for all our efforts towards creating memories for our guests. We appreciate your generous compliments on our friendly staff, food, pool, spacious rooms, service and amazing views. We are delighted to hear you had an enjoyable experience with us. We look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back soon.
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Staying at the Mount Lavinia Hotel is a real experience; from the moment you arrive and are greeted by the doormen in colonial white uniforms to the lovely, old-style architecture and rooms.

The lady, Dilumi(sp), at check-in was extremely friendly, welcoming and helpful; qualities which were reflected in the other staff.

We will definitely be back!

Stayed: March 2018, travelled as a couple
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MLHGroup, Public Relations Manager at Mount Lavinia Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Dear Valued Guest
We are delighted to read your review and thank you for taking the time to write such an excellent feedback regarding your recent experience with us. It is the biggest reward for all our efforts towards creating memories for our guests. We appreciate your generous compliments on our friendly staff, colonial ambiance and service. We are delighted to hear you had an enjoyable experience with us. We look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back soon.
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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Fantastic hotel with lots of character and its own museum. Very friendly staff and dressed to impress. We had a lovely spacious room with a view towards colombo. Seafood restaurant on the beach pay for what you eat by the 100g we didn't eat here but it looked nice. Happy hour every day from 6 till 7 o'clock selected drinks buy one get one free but you must have two the same. Service in the pool bar I must say was a bit slow and got our cocktails wrong twice but went with the flow as we are on holiday. Fantastic location right next to the railway so easy excess to Colombo. Did have a walk outside hotel but didn't find much but may not have gone far enough. overall we had a enjoyable stay and would recommend.

Stayed: March 2018, travelled as a couple
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MLHGroup, Public Relations Manager at Mount Lavinia Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Dear Valued Guest,
Thank you very much for taking the time to share your recent experience with us. It is much joy that we value your generous comments on our friendly staff and rooms. We do however apologize for the unsatisfactory experience of yours with the service at the pool bar. May we kindly request you to consider this as a one off incident and not a reflection of the usual standards at Mount Lavinia Hotel. Nevertheless, we are glad to hear you had a wonderful experience and wish to serve you better for your next visit with us.
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

This is the best location of any hotel in Colombo. Sitting on a rocky outcrop with views both north and south. It felt like walking into an Agatha Christie movie set. Just bear with the fact that it is due a serious updating, come back in two years, the ambiance and staff are great. In addition to a serious buffet breakfast meals can be taken in the hotel or on the beach.

We couldn't have been better looked after. Bravo to GM Kassim and his team

  • Stayed: February 2018, travelled as a couple
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MLHGroup, Public Relations Manager at Mount Lavinia Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Dear Valued Guest
We are delighted to read your review and thank you for taking the time to write such an excellent feedback regarding your recent experience with us. It is the biggest reward for all our efforts towards creating memories for our guests. We appreciate your generous compliments on our friendly staff, food and amazing views. We are delighted to hear you had an enjoyable experience with us. We look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back soon.
Team MLH

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Reviewed 29 March 2018

The mount lavinia hotel is situated in a commanding spot with lovely views. We were in the new wing room 458 the view was of the small beach and old wing to the left and local beach and Colombo in the distance to the right. The room was large,yes a little tired but clean and well equipped. The governor restaurant where we ate breakfast daily was beautiful,cool,with lovely views. The breakfast was plentiful,buffet style,English,European,Chinese and Indian the waiting staff polite and helpful. Pool area was clean and good quality sun loungers,we enjoyed the jazz band on the Sunday afternoon. We thought the building to be grand and loved its history. Also the way the staff dressed in the old colonial style especially mr Dooman Ranjith who always had a warm smile and welcome.

Stayed: March 2018
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MLHGroup, Public Relations Manager at Mount Lavinia Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2018

Dear Valued Guest
We are delighted to read your review and thank you for taking the time to write such an excellent feedback regarding your recent experience with us. It is the biggest reward for all our efforts towards creating memories for our guests. We appreciate your generous compliments on our friendly staff, food, colonial setting and amazing views. We are delighted to hear you had an enjoyable experience with us. We look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back soon.
Team MLH

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