Mount Lavinia Hotel Colombo
The beautiful Mount Lavinia Hotel Colombo is one of the oldest hotels in Sri Lanka, dating back over 210 years. This premier colonial heritage hotel has earned a reputation for its magnificent structure and ambiance. The hotel’s old world charm harks back to the grandeur of old Ceylon, and is a romantic legacy left by the colonial Governor General who used it as his residence. Now hotel guests can walk the halls of a Governor’s Palace that was once the centre of power and intrigue and enjoy the exceptional service offered by its well-trained staff – no wonder the hotel is so popular with couples as a luxurious place to relax and a perfect venue for weddings.
Rooms and suites
With rooms that have witnessed the secrets of courtly love and adventure, Mount Lavinia Hotel is one of the last enclaves of the old Orient, and one of the best hotels in Colombo, offering a selection of 210 rooms inclusive of suites; each offering a unique experience in comfort and sophistication. Choose from 34 Colonial Rooms; 79 Ocean View Rooms; 4 Colonial Suites; 2 Direct Ocean View Suites and 5 Ocean View Suites\
The graceful elegance of a bygone era is still retained in the highly appointed rooms and suites of the Governor’s Wing, constructed in the 1930’s as an addition to the original colonial building dating back to the 1800’s. Enhanced with the natural warm glow of solid wood and the calming embrace of natural shades, the Governor’s Wing provides a regal and secluded haven of splendid quietude for honeymooners. Majestically overlooking the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, and with breathtaking views of the sweeping bay of golden sands and tall exotic palms of Mount Lavinia’s paradise beach, the Governor’s Wing is an idyll of hushed and mellowed luxury.
Wining & dining
Indulge in the sumptuous range of dining experiences amidst breathtaking views at some of the finest restaurants in Colombo, ideally located by the Indian Ocean. Restaurants include:
Govenor’s Restaurant Colombo
The hotel’s premier restaurant provides an ambiance of old world colonial charm. The Ceylonese style restaurant offers a creative blend of regional and continental specialties served with elegance and sophistication.
Colombo at the Terrace
Referred to as one of the “World’s best gathering places”, you can dine under the stars by the pool and be seduced by a tropical breeze, whilest enjoying daily international lunch buffets and themed nightly buffets to the sounds of live music.
Enjoy the magic and romance of the quaintly rustic yet stylish Seafood Cove, with a table set on the pristine sands of Paradise Beach, candle light, the warm ocean breeze, the surf breaking softly just a few feet away and the sound of a live calypso band. Here you will be served freshly caught seafood by waiters in ethnic island-style attire
Lobby lounge & Bar
Relax and enjoy the magnificent view of the Indian Ocean at the Lobby Lounge while you sip tropical cocktails and munch on your favourite snack – it is open 24 hours a day.
Situated on Paradise Beach, the Baywatch Tower is the perfect setting for a romantic private dinner. Distantly elevated and thus secluded, it provides the ideal intimate ambiance and is the preferred choice for honeymoon couples
Activities and Leisure
One of the key attractions at the Mount Lavinia Hotel is its swimming pool with pool-side entertainment making this a popular and relaxing place to while away the hours.
The Shopping Arcade houses several boutiques selling jewellery, fashions and souvenirs.
For those wanting to keep fit during their stay there’s also a fully equipped Fitness Centre. If you want to explore Sri Lanka the hotel can arrange a number of excursions into the surrounding sightseeing hotspots.
Spa & Wellness
The CocoSpa at the Mount Lavinia Hotel is located on the beach overlooking the Indian Ocean, the mangroves and palms. The spa has two rooms for couples treatments; two single rooms, plus a lounge for relaxation and an open-air Jacuzzi above the beach. The spa offers a comprehensive selection of spa treatments using its own blend of essential oils, fragrances, spices, herbs, flowers, and fruits and genuine herbal cosmetics made from Sri Lanka’s finest natural ingredients. CocoSpa offers a complete range of spa services including massage therapies, body treatments, facials and nail care administered by professional therapists from Bali to ensure a rejuvenating, enjoyable and memorable experience. The spa also offers Chagall Hair & Beauty Salon for manicures, pedicures, hair styling and bridal make-up – perfect for preparing for your big day.
Mount Lavinia hotel is famous for the many traditional weddings it has organized for couples from around the world. Traditional attire for the bride and groom, Kandyan dancers and drummers to accompany them to the poruwa (a decorated ceremonial stage where the wedding rituals are conducted), a translation of the marriage certificate from Sinhala to English, champagne to celebrate the event and other luxuries are provided so that you have the paradise wedding you have always dreamed about. Mount Lavinia Hotel offers civil, non-denominational and religious wedding ceremonies. The hotel offers a range of wedding and honeymoon packages to suit your wedding style and budget.
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