Warming Doorman's Hospitality to the Guests at Mount Lavinia Hotel
The Resort by the City
Paradise Beach and the Indian Ocean
The Resort by the City
The Resort by the City
The Resort by the City
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Mount Lavinia Hotel Colombo

With a history spanning over 210 years, Mount Lavinia Hotel Colombo is one of the oldest hotels in Sri Lanka. This premier colonial heritage hotel in Colombo has earned a reputation over the years for its magnificent structure and ambiance, the old world charm which harks back to the grandeur of old Ceylon, a romantic legacy left by the colonial Governor General who used it as his residence, the exceptional service offered by its well-trained staff and its popularity as a venue for weddings.

Why Book with Us?

  • Free room upgrade on availability
  • Late Check Out on availability
  • Early Check In on availability
  • Free Hotel Museum and Tunnel Tour

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Colonial Rooms
Ocean View Rooms
Direct Ocean View Rooms


  • Colonial Rooms
  • Ocean View Rooms
  • Direct Ocean View Rooms
  • Suites

With antique period furniture and wooden floors immerse you in the hotel's rich history.

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The ideal refuge for the modern traveller, with a view of golden beaches and aquamarine ocean hues.

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Modern luxury etched into panoramic vistas of the turquoise blue Indian Ocean, a perfect invitation for pure relaxation.

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The very best in colonial luxury, with period furniture and decor, and a breathtaking view of the Indian Ocean.

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  • Beach
  • Dining
  • Weddings
  • Spa


The most private beach on the coast of Colombo, Paradise Beach beckons you to relax under the sun with your feet buried in the soft golden sand and a breathtaking view of the Indian Ocean

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Make dining an experience and a memory worth taking home. International cuisine prepared to perfection taking you through a delicious gastronomical journey.

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Built on a legacy of Romance and Passion, with generations of love stories retold under one roof. What better place to tie the knot than in the ‘Mansion of Love’ itself?

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Rejuvenate yourself at the Balinese styled spa where the aromatic oils mingle with the fragrance of fresh flowers allures you to a pure state or relaxation.

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  • Beautiful Atmosphere & Service ......!!!

    My partner & I visited this hotel for the day. We paid a small amount to have a lounge chair each at the beach which came with a bartender, towel and access to the hotels pool. The atmosphere was excellent, the service from the staff were very professional but friendly. There was lifeguards at the beach and pool in case of any issues with people swimming. Around the pool area there were staff keeping away the crows which was excellent as the birds didn’t bother us at all. The staff that did this job all day keeping the birds away were awesome, they continued to look after everyone even with common enquires. Definitely would recommend to anyone!!

    Amy L
  • Celebrating Birthday at MLH......!!!

    We love Friday dinner buffet at Mount Lavinia Hotel. It is without a doubt the best in Colombo. The staff was friendly and helped my family to surprise me on my birthday. The cake was really delicious. Looking forward to dine there soon.

    Venurika P
  • Our Stay in Mount Lavinia

    We stayed as a honeymoon couple at Mount lavinia hotel for 2 nights .we got nice room 112 .wish we could stay more. The room is beautifully decorated by housekeeping staff. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Our room always cleans and decorated. Thanks all arrangement for Housekeeper indika, flower boy Geeth.you both is done a great job. We loved the atmosphere of mount lavinia hotel and would definitely recommend this place.

  • Great Service & Friendly Staff

    Great Traditional & Historical Hotel in Colombo. Enjoy private beach and International foods in excellent pool side location. Specially thank you very much for Frendly services all the time specially my regards to Hotel Lobby Managers TINESH and LAL Hope to see you`ll soon before end of this year again. All the best Shinkai......

  • Such a wonderful place to visit. The staff was so helpful and its hospitality is highly appreciated.

    Being at the hotel was such a wonderful experience. The Suit and its facilities are way beyond superior.The food, atmosphere, peaceful environment,dinner with soothing music near the pool, sea view of the room was breath taking, helpful staff and entire hospitality was fully completed without and hesitance.

    kalpasha h
  • Ms. Sachi

    This was my solo trip to srilanka and i am glad that i choose mountlavinia. Its an excellent property with awesome breakfast options i had never seen so much variety in food and it tasted so good.Superb private beach area to spend your time peacefully extra friendly staff i had my grear time there just wanna say thanks for making my trip memorabale.

    Ms. Sachi
  • Lovely colonial hotel

    This was our third visit as we love this hotel. The room was comfortable, the food was delicious and the staff are very friendly. They remembered us from our last visit two years ago. Beautiful beach, perfect for early morning walk and evening sunset. The terrace restaurant is perfect for the evening meal and we were lucky enough to watch a wonderful thunderstorm one evening.

  • Holiday at Mount Lavinia Hotel

    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.

  • Wonderful Hotel

    I just had a short 6 day break at Mount Lavinia, my fifth time there. It's a lovely Colonial building. I stayed in the older part of the hotel with a direct view of the Ocean. The food is to die for, especially the breakfast. The Seafood Cove is wonderful too. As always the staff are brilliant and so attentive, especially Lakmal on the terrace bar. I will return.

    John C
  • Simply the best

    Frequent travellers to mount Lavinia hotel!! Upon arrival we were greeted by the doormen. It was wonderful to see them again. We were shown to our room 454 once we were checked in. We enjoyed our 8 night stay very much and we were so well looked after. Thank you to all staff at mount Lavinia hotel. The concierge is very knowledgeable and always happy to help. Service from the poolside, restaurant and the beach were beyond 5 star. A huge thank you everyone; thusitha, Chinthaka, Mendis, Cemlis, tiddy and many more. The food at the poolside, beach restaurant and the buffets were all excellent. The gym has new equipment, it’s a tight squeeze in there but everything works well. The beach is by far my favourite it’s so peaceful and perfect, but you cannot really swim in the sea due to the under currents. Thank you everyone at mount Lavinia we cannot wait to return.

  • Magnificent

    I loved my hotel experience. Excellent service, fabulous food and staff. All the staff were so friendly and welcoming from Tilakarathne and Ranjith the doormen, to Tiddy and Wijesinghe the dining room doormen, to the reception staff and managers. This was my second visit and it was wonderful. The direct ocean view room was so roomy, modern and comfortable. The views were stunning. Looking forward to our next visit. Keep up the good work.

    marina w
  • Lovely

    Lovely clean and comfortable. The food was good and the hotel was decorated from lanterns from the full moon festival. So beautiful. The rooms were nice and service on the mark. Recommended. The beach was just a stroll away and lovely