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Party on Beach

I can say that this is a hot spot for tourism and nightlife. There are a lot of restaurants in... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Mahmudur R
Lovely sunset

Took a Tuk tuk north to Mount Lavinia- The sunset did not disappoint. Afterwards we found a local... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kirsty B
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“nice beach”(86 reviews)
“colonial hotel”(12 reviews)
“sea view”(12 reviews)
Mount Lavinia Beach is located just out of the Colombo city. This beach strip has a lot to offer for the locals as well as the tourists visiting Colombo. Along the beach there are many nice restaurants pubs as well as relaxing areas. As a tourist...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We took the train from Colombo which was a bit hectic but worth the trip. It’s a beautiful beach and despite the monsoon season and the sea being a bit rough, it was still beautiful and one can only imagine how appealing it would be...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The closest beach from the city. The sea was rough. You can't get in the water. Also mostly local crowd and less tourists. Would not recommend to a tourists..I am sure there are better beaches here.

Thank Soumya111
Reviewed 4 days ago

I can say that this is a hot spot for tourism and nightlife. There are a lot of restaurants in beach side and some have good music system. I think evening time is the best time to visit there. Finally if ever been to Colombo...More

Thank Mahmudur R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food and top notch service with incredible beaches!! It was amazing two weeks of experience in Sri Lanka. Need lest to say I had a privilege to dine Vegan buffet in Mount Lavinia Hotel . I am excited to say that fascinating selection of...More

Thank Silva630
Reviewed 1 week ago

This beach was really fantastic it its own way and we had a spicy sea food near that in a beach restaurant and was very delicious i dont have any mind to get out of the beach because of its calmness

Thank Derickhustler
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took a Tuk tuk north to Mount Lavinia- The sunset did not disappoint. Afterwards we found a local hotel for a simple meal and headed back into Colombo by tuk tuk

Thank Kirsty B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Favourite Beach as there are some beach restaurants to taste sea food with the fresh air breeze really an awesome time spend in the beach

Thank W5596TApeterp
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A British Time hotel which also famous for their beach restaurant and has good view to the sea but the quality of food was not up to mark when I was there don’t know why !!!! But as whole seemed great to me

Thank Himanshu S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ocean was too rough to swim in at the time we traveled but the atmosphere and cleanliness of the beach was excellent.

Thank Swilankan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

well as captioned if you fall in to this category of traveller check in to one of the 2 most popular properties on this strip, the Mount Lavinia hotel on hotel road or the Berjaya Mount Royal hotel,on barnes avenue.,,,with secure beachfront restaurants cabanas and...More

Thank Rohan F
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29 January 2017|
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Response from Sudantha  S | Reviewed this property |
sorry I could not find any detail. However go there and research the locals will help you for sure
29 December 2016|
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Response from Vachintha | Reviewed this property |
Hi there... Distance from Mt. Lavinia to Pinnawala is around 100 km. Easiest way to get there is by a taxi which will cost you around 5,000 LKR (Pls note that the cost may vary depending on traffic, type of taxi, waiting... More
Janet G
18 August 2016|
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Response from Charmaine S | Reviewed this property |
Best beach did surf lessons or serious surfing is Weligama beach down south. Plenty of places on the beach offering lessons