Mount Lavinia Hotel – Mount Lavinia
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. Walk the halls of a Governor’s Palace that was once the centre of power and intrigue; relax in rooms that have witnessed the secrets of courtly love and adventure. One of the last enclaves of the old orient, and one of the best hotels in Colombo, the Mount Lavinia Hotel offers a selection of 210 rooms inclusive of suites; each offering a unique experience in comfort and sophistication. 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 the discerning traveller. Majestically overlooking the shimmering turquoise waters of the vast Indian Ocean, embroidered with white ribbons of waves stretching far into the distance and with breathtaking views of the sweeping bay of golden sands and tall exotic palms of Mount Lavinia’s celebrated paradise beach, the Governor’s Wing is an idyll of hushed and mellowed luxury. 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. The premier restaurant of the hotel provides an ambience of old world charm. Enjoy dining at this colonial era Ceylonese style restaurant, which serves a creative blend of regional and continental specialities. The Governor’s Restaurant can comfortably seat up to 200 people and features daily international lunch buffets and a world of themed nightly buffets that take you on a gastronomical journeyEnjoy the enchanting experience of dining under the stars, seduced by a soft tropical breeze, while lounging by the pool. The bright pinks, oranges and purples of the sky as the sun sets over the Indian Ocean will mesmerize you while you enjoy your meal or sip a tropical cocktail. 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. Enjoy the magic and romance of the Seafood Cove, with a table set right on the beach, candle light, the warm ocean breeze and the surf breaking softly just a few feet away. Relax and enjoy the magnificent view of the Indian Ocean while you sip a tropical cocktail and munch on your favourite snack.