ABOUT Mount Lavinia Hotel

Mount Lavinia Hotel invites you to walk into an Era of Colonial Splendor and Romance. Offering the best facilities of the modern world, this beachfront hotel is a legacy to the romance between a beautiful mestizo dancer, Lovina and the British Governor general of Ceylon, Sir Thomas Maitland. Hence this hotel has been famous for weddings and romantic getaways. Guests can enjoy the ambiance of the Victorian Era with meals prepared by world class chefs and the best service staff to make your stay fascinating and memorable.


With a history of 200 years and offering the ambience of a regal colonial heritage, the Mount Lavinia Hotel is an ocean front premier holiday destination offering world class services. Guests are offered a range of guestrooms to choose from while the interiors depict the old world charm and of a host of modern amenities. The dining venues are a world of their own with delicious cuisine available at all times. The hotel also consists of a range of recreational facilities from a modern gymnasium to a soothing spa.


The beautiful and luxurious Mount Lavinia Hotel is located in the coastal resort town of Mount Lavinia which is about 12km away from the commercial capital of Colombo. The travel time to the Bandaranaike International Airport is approximately an hour depending on the traffic and time of day you wish to travel. The hotel is beautifully located on a rock overlooking the waters of the magnificent Indian Ocean. Taxi services are available to and from the hotel while travelling to the city is convenient.


With an ambience of a century old colonial building, the Mount Lavinia Hotel consists of a selection of 210 guestrooms which are inclusive of luxury suites. All accommodation units emanate sophistication and unique living experiences while modern conveniences are available right throughout.

Other room categories include Colonial Rooms, Direct Ocean View Rooms and Ocean View Rooms. Colonial rooms consists of antique furnishings and wooden floors while the direct ocean view and ocean view rooms boasts of a more modern ambience. Guests are also given the option of choosing from Colonial Suites, Direct Ocean View Suite and Ocean View Suites. Standard in-room amenities include air-conditioning, IDD facilities, 24 hour housekeeping, satellite television, hair dryer, mini bar, tea/coffee making facilities and en-suite bathrooms with luxury amenities and hot/cold running water.


A number of dining venues are available for guests to enjoy delectable cuisines while holidaying at the Mount Lavinia Hotel. The 'Governor's Restaurant is the main restaurant of the hotel providing guests an ambience of a bygone era. With a capacity to accommodate up to 200 guests, the restaurant serves a fusion of regional and continental specials. A la carte meals are served for lunch and dinner while you can dress up for the evenings. 'The Terrace' is one of the most picturesque and sought after venues of the hotel while guests can enjoy dining under the stars with a soft tropical breeze. With live music during dinner, the venue serves daily International Lunch Buffets and themed Nightly Buffets with a la carte served in the mornings.

Located right on the beach, the 'Seafood Cove' is the perfect venue to enjoy a candle lit meal. The ambience is a rustic island style while the huts are Cadjan-thatched. Fresh seafood from jumbo prawns, fish, cuttlefish etc are displayed in a large ice filled basket while your choice can be cooked to suit your taste be it grilled, poached, sauteed, devilled, fried or any other way that you prefer. You can also enjoy a live calypso band during dinner while an a la carte menu is available during day time. The 'Lobby Lounge and Bar' offers you tropical cocktails and snacks while you can walk in any time of the day. The 'Fish Tale Bar' offers guest's the chance to savour some of the best alcoholic beverages from around the world while it is an extension of the Seafood Cove. 24 hour in-room dining options are also available at the Mount Lavinia Hotel.

The Mount Lavinia Hotel is also a famous destination when it comes to weddings and special events. There are a number of venues which includes the Empire Ballroom, Regency Room, Horizon Room, Imperial Room, Tropical Hut and the Beach Hut while you can choose the venue according to your requirements. For recreational purposes, the hotel consists of a modern gymnasium which is fully equipped, the Coco Spa which includes a comprehensive list of spa treatments and an outdoor swimming pool with pool side entertainment. The hotel also comprises of 'Capello' which is a team of professional hair care specialists offering unique haircuts, styles and beauty treatments. Mount Lavinia Hotel consists of a fully equipped business centre which is ideal for business clients while the entire property offers wireless internet access.


A number of exciting activities can be enjoyed while holidaying at the hotel which includes a range of outdoor and indoor games, a boat trip along the inland Bolgoda Lake and elephant ride along the beach or a visit to the Dehiwala Zoo. There are also a number of excursions that you can enjoy which are available to different parts of the country. From exploring the beaches down south to enjoying a scenic train journey to the hills, the hotel can assist you in organizing an excursion of your choice. Due to the proximity of the beach, you can always enjoy long walks, the sun and sand.

Our Facilities

The Mount Lavinia Hotel has earned an international reputation for its fine cuisine and immaculate service. Our very own celebrity Master Chef Publis is a member of our team of international chefs. We 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. Our 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.
One of the key attractions at the Mount Lavinia Hotel is its swimming pool which invites guests to take a cooling dip in its azure waters on a sultry tropical day. Pool-side entertainment has also made this a popular gathering place at the hotel. This is the ideal location to unwind and relax, in the pool or out, lounging on a comfortable easy chair with a refreshing cold drink in hand, lulled by the calming swell of the ocean in the distance.


CocoSpa @ 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.