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This famous hotel was built in 1806 as a weekend home for the British Governor Sir Thomas Maitland - ask the staff about him, his mistress Lavinia, and the secret passage to his wine cellar! The Terrace Bar has been called 'one of the world's best gathering places'. There is a variety of eateries, including Dine Under the Stars overlooking the bay, the Seafood Cove and the Tropical Bar down on the beach.
Where is it?
On a bluff, adjacent to a secluded sandy beach at Mount Lavinia and just 12km from the city of Colombo. Transfer time from airport: 1 hour 15 min.
Governor's Restaurant serving buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Terrace for alfresco dining under the stars. Seafood Cove (on the beach, open for dinner only). Lobby Lounge and bar. Beach bar. Swimming pool, volleyball, snooker, spa and fitness centre. Shopping arcade. Room service. Beauty Salon.
226 rooms on 6 floors in 3 buildings with 4 lifts. All have air-conditioning, satellite TV, room safe, tea/coffee making facilities, mini-bar and hairdryer. Standard rooms have a choice of shower or bath. Bay Wing Rooms have a private balcony and spacious bathroom with bath. Rooms with twin beds or 1 king-size bed (plus rollaway bed if required) sleeping max 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.