Sri Lanka has a rich collection of (British colonial) historic hotels, but only a handful was able to maintain a reasonable standard. The Mount Lavinia is our choice beach hotel outside of Colombo. Overlooking a bay, it sits on a huge rock. It is privately owned and maintains a high standard, thanks to a Malay general manager, who speaks perfectly Swiss German (married to a Swiss) and who keeps a perfect high European level of service in the hotel and in the restaurants. The hotel is a perfect setting for young couples and honeymooners. The food is outstanding even for Sri Lankan standards (which are in general high).
Happiness is made to be shared, knew the great French dramatist Jean Baptiste Racine (†1699).
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