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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.
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.
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 sleeping max 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child. Delete bay Wing rooms are available at a supplement. Rooms with 2 twin beds or 1 king-size bed (plus rollaway bed if required), sleeping max 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.
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.Book this hotel Back to top
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We visited this beach a couple of times during our stay in Mount Lavania. It could be the experience at this beach depends on what you are looking for. This beach would be ideal place for morning... Read more walk. We walked there in the morning morning and then came back in the evening. It could be cleaner but that didn't seem abnormal in Sri Lanka so didn't affect our enjoyment of the beach. We did not swim and only walked along the water but you can swim if you want. There was really so much going on at this beach during weekends. I'd definitely make time for visiting here if I visit Colombo again. Mount Lavania is the one of best beach in Sri Lanka. Read less
This hotel was the British Governor's residence prior to independence and is now a lovely hotel. It is situated a little outside Colombo but well worth the additional distance. The beach is... Read more beautiful and the scenery stunning. The hotel facilities are excellent and the food is very good. The Afternoon tea is of particular mention! The staff are friendly and very helpful. Non residents can purchase a 'pool' ticket and spend the day beside the lovely swimming pool. Read less
One of the best Srilankan beaches and having lot of flagship beach hotels. I have been in Mt Laviniya beach three times. One I gave a big cocktail party for my orthopaedic unit. It was amazing... Read more experience. There are lots of cabins and cottages you can reserve for cheap rates for parties. Nice place to visit. Read less