Step back in time to an era of colonial splendour, mystique and romance. Mount Lavinia Hotel offers you the very best of modern facilities blended with a magical touch of antiquity. This enchanting British Colonial heritage hotel, located on a breathtaking beachfront, is a living legacy to the secret love story between the British Governor General of Ceylon, Sir Thomas Maitland, and the beautiful mestizo dancer, Lovina. The legendary romance has made this Colombo hotel one of the most popular venues in Sri Lanka for weddings; couples from around the world fly to this fabled island for a custom-planned wedding at the Mount Lavinia Hotel.
Accomodation at Mount Lavinia Hotel
Tastefully furnished with antique furniture and parquet floors, these 30 semi-deluxe rooms are a perfect blend of traditional hospitality and modern comfort. The spacious rooms are available with a choice of shower or bathtub. Colonial Rooms come with a fully supplied bathroom. If you are looking for the relaxed lifestyle of the colonial era, look no further than these delightful rooms. Feel like a guest of the Governor General of Ceylon in his colonial mansion.
Smoking and non-smoking Colonial Rooms are available with the option of king or queen-size beds.
Direct Ocean View Room
A mesmerizing view of the turquoise ocean waters, golden beaches and a panoramic view of the city of Colombo await you on the private balconies. Allow the gentle and soothing lull of the ocean to caress and relax you as you inhale the fresh ocean breeze. Enjoy the amenities of this deluxe room; bury your tired feet in the plush carpeting. Enter the spacious bathroom and succumb to the temptation of soaking in the bathtub. Hide yourself among the soothing covers of the bed which is positioned with a beautiful canopy above it, and let your mind and body escape from the cares of the world. Smoking and non-smoking rooms come with a choice of king, queen or twin beds.
Ocean View Room
The decor and furnishings are in soothing soft pastel shades. The atmosphere of tranquility and relaxation is enhanced by the pastel tiled floors. The serenity of the private balcony overlooking the sea and the lush gardens of the hotel add to the appeal of these rooms. A spacious bathroom with a shower cubicle and all amenities complete the ambiance of these rooms. Guests have a choice of smoking or non-smoking rooms with king sized, queen sized or twin beds.
Just three Colonial Suites are available, making them exclusive and always in high demand. They come with a separate sitting area with an additional television, and a dining table. The huge wooden four poster and canopied beds designed in traditional colonial style lend the suites an authentic colonial aura. The luxurious feel of these suites are further enhanced by the antique wooden furniture and wood flooring that whisper secrets of intrigue and adventure. They have not spared any modern amenity; every facility from satellite TV, a digital safe and a Wi-Fi to International Direct Dialing (IDD) are available. Amenities have been tastefully blended with the decor. The comfort and luxury of these suites extend to the spacious bathrooms that are fitted with luxurious bathtubs. The suite bathrooms come fully supplied.
Direct Ocean View Suite
These suites, which are two in number, come with a separate sitting area with an additional television. The unparalleled view of the ocean from these suites enhances their appeal. Walk barefoot on the soft carpeting and feel your stress melt away. Our suite bathrooms with luxurious bathtubs come fully supplied. Direct Ocean View Suites offers every comfort and amenity available in Direct Ocean View Rooms in a more spacious and luxurious setting. At your request, an adjoining room accessible through an inter-connecting door can also be booked with these suites.
Ocean View Suite
The 6 Ocean View Suites come with beautiful parquet flooring, a comfortable sitting area and a spacious bathroom fitted with a large bathtub. Our Ocean View Suite bathrooms come fully supplied. The view of the Indian Ocean and the pristine sands of the beach from these three suites is second to none. Experience the magic and romance of this colonial hotel as you sip a drink from the mini bar and lounge on the plush sofa as you enjoy your favouriteprogramme on an international TV channel.
Drink and Dine at Mount Lavinia Hotel
The Mount Lavinia Hotel has earned an international reputation for its fine cuisine and immaculate service. The famous Master Chef Publis is a member of the team of international chefs who are connoisseurs in Caribbean and American cuisine, Molecular Gastronomy and European Cooking. They are the preferred caterer to the President and Government of Sri Lanka, as well as celebrities and dignitaries. The vast spread at our buffet and a la carte menu, combining the finest in international cuisine with exotic and uniquely Sri Lankan fare, will satisfy even the most discerning gourmet. The sumptuous dessert spread will keep you coming back for more. With three restaurants and three bars to serve you, there is a range of dining options available at any time of the day.
The premier restaurant of the hotel provides an ambiance of old world charm. Enjoy the ambiance of a colonial era Ceylonese style restaurant, with a creative blend of regional and continental specialties. The Governor's Restaurant can comfortably seat up to 200 people. A La Carte is served at lunch and dinner. Dress up and go to the Governor's for an evening of elegance and sophistication.
Enjoy the enchanting experience of dining under the stars, seduced by a soft tropical breeze, while lounging by the pool. You can dine to the soothing sounds of live music over a gourmet dinner; on Sunday a live jazz band plays while you enjoy our brunch. The Terrace features daily international lunch buffets and a world of themed nightly buffets that takes you on a gastronomical journey, while A La Carte is served daily from 9.00am to 1.00am. Walk in for breakfast and lunch in casual wear, or take out an elegant dress for dinner.
Freshly caught seafood straight from the Indian Ocean is on display on a massive ice filled basket, to be cooked just the way you want it, grilled, sautée, devilled, poached, fried or in any other style that you prefer. Enjoy the rustic setting and live calypso band that plays during dinner while you tuck into your lobster, jumbo prawns, cuttlefish, squid or fish. You don't even need to dress up to dine on the finest cuisine at the Seafood Cove - come as you are.
Lobby Lounge and Bar
Relax and enjoy the magnificent view of the Indian Ocean while you sip a tropical cocktail and munch on your favourite snack. The Lobby Lounge is open 24 hours a day and the bar is open till midnight. Reserve a cocktail dress or smart shirt especially for an evening at the Lobby Lounge.
The bar designed in the style of a Cajun beach tavern is where you can savour traditional blues as well as the world's finest alcoholic beverages. Located on the golden beach, this is the place to find a bit of shade and sip a cool beer or cocktail after enjoying a spell in the sun. The Beach Bar is an extension of the Seafood Cove and is open from eight in the morning to midnight. You don't need to dress up to enjoy a drink here.
You can experience the convenience of 24-hour in-room dining at the Mount Lavinia Hotel.
Health and Wellness at Mount Lavinia Hotel
CocoSpa at Mount Lavinia Hotel is located on the beach. Set amidst the view of the Indian Ocean, the mangroves and palms.The spa has two rooms for couples who wish to indulge in a treatment together; two single rooms, one room for manicure/ pedicure and hair treatment, complete the space with a lounge for relaxation and an open-air Jacuzzi above the beach.
CocoSpa has developed a comprehensive selection of spa treatments using nature's gifts only: exotic essential oils, fragrances, spices, herbs, flowers, and fruits.
CocoSpa offers a complete range of spa services: massage therapies, body treatments, facials and nail care.
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Hotel Guide Price £490
The price is a guide price only to include flights from the UK (other world wide flights available), transfer or car hire as required and one weeks accommodation assuming twin / double room share.
Sports prices are additional as required (see sports centre pages for more on this).
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