This stylish Boutique Hotel offers three luxurious suites, each with its own bathroom, living room and gardens. You may recognize a touch of the Raj. Mount Lodge is the perfect retreat to relax and discover the hidden charms of Mount Lavinia and the City of Colombo.
You get smooth lines, indoor gardens, and walls of glass in this neat little hideaway, just a skip and a jump from the beach. The house was designed by one of Sri Lanka's finest architects and it shows. Great use of light and space create airy interiors that elate. Contemporary Sri Lankan art hangs on shiny white walls, local stone floors hold smart creamy sofas, and big glass doors open onto a stone-walled courtyard garden, where tropical plants take to the skies.
An open-plan feel runs throughout the house. Downstairs, the dining room flows into the sitting room, which is flanked on one side by an indoor garden. Here, a light shaft rises up through the house to the sky. When the rains come, sink into the sofa and watch them fall. Wander around inside and you'll find Buddhist icons, flourishing ferns, the odd stone wall and antique wooden furniture. Alternatively, follow your nose outside and stroll down to the beach along Mount Lavinia's pretty streets.