The iconic Mount Lavinia Hotel, with a history dating back over 200 years, takes visitors back to the elegance of Old Ceylon while also offering modern amenities. Set in a landmark colonial building, the hotel was once the lavish home of Ceylon’s Governor General.
Today, Mount Lavinia Hotel features a swimming pool, a children’s pool, three restaurants, three bars, a gym, a spa, a beauty salon and a range of other facilities and services. Just steps from the beach yet within easy reach of downtown Colombo and only around 25 miles from Bandaranaike International Airport, Mount Lavinia Hotel combines the charm of a resort with the convenience of a city hotel. Guests can enjoy all the entertainment, dining, shopping and cultural attractions that Colombo has to offer, and come home to a luxurious and peaceful retreat.
The hotel has 226 rooms and suites, some with wooden floors, colonial decor and period furniture and others decorated in contemporary style. Many rooms with views of the beach and ocean and are equipped with the many luxury features that contemporary world travelers expect in a fine hotel. Mount Lavinia’s elegant meeting facilities are very popular for business events, weddings and other occasions. Mr. Sanath Ukwatte, Chairman, says that even more meeting space is being planned for Mount Lavinia Hotel to add to its attractions for meetings, incentives, conferences and events (MICE) tourism.
In tune with the times, the Mount Lavinia Hotel is committed to environmental protection. Mr. Ukwatte explains, “Our aim is for the hotel to be completely environmentally friendly.” He adds, “Whether you are traveling to Sri Lanka for business or pleasure, Mount Lavinia Hotel is your ideal choice in Colombo.”
Located on Mount Lavinia Beach, the hotel is 20-minute drive from the National Zoological Garden in Dehiwala. Driving from Bandaranaike International Airport takes an hour and 15 minutes.
Fitted with dark wood furnishings, air-conditioned rooms have satellite TV and tea/coffee making facilities. The private bathrooms offer a hot shower and Ayurvedic toiletries. A dental kit is provided on request.
Guests can visit the beachfront CocoSpa for a massage, or relax in the outdoor pool while younger guests play in the children’s pool. A gym and game room are available. Other facilities include 24-hour travel desk, a shopping arcade, and a business centre.
Fresh seafood can be enjoyed at the beachfront restaurant. International buffets are served at The Governors restaurant, while The Terrace offers local and international dishes.
This property also has one of the best-rated locations in Mount Lavinia! Guests are happier about it compared to other properties in the area.