A British Governor's residence forms the nucleus of the hotel which has expanded in size and style to the sprawling colonial palace it is today. It’s unique products being the unusually extensive beach frontage, a generous terrace (overlooking the bay and offering a stunning panorama of the Colombo skyline), a spectacular view of the ocean, an absolutely incredible atmosphere and indeed the famous romance rainbowed over the hotel one of the reasons why, perhaps, it is a favourite choice for lovers, weddings and honeymoons.
Slow Food convivium to green initiatives that make the hotel leave a small environment footprint are just a few that make Mount Lavinia Hotel a hotel above the rest. An extract from Newsweek magazine which describes The Mount Lavinia Hotel Terrace as “One of the World’s Best Gathering Places” has this to say……..”For many people the romance of the East is inseparable from the Old World Charm of its colonial era buildings – and none is more romantic than Colombo’s Mount Lavinia Hotel….Today, the Hotel’s Governor’s Terrace offers much more than just a romantic history. Connoisseurs of gracious living come for the heart-stoppingly beautiful panorama of the Indian Ocean. But equally potent is the exquisite service and tantalizing delicacies all cooked up by world class chefs that make your visit to the hotel nothing short of picture perfect.
Mount Lavinia Hotel remains committed to their philosophy of producing high quality products which comply with what travelers yearn for, developing mutually beneficial partnerships with local business entities, investing in fabulous initiatives which works well with Mount Lavinia Hotel’s 200 year history and maintaining their stance as good corporate citizens.