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The Penthouse Above Sea

Star Rating
3.5 out of 5



4.7 / 5Exceptional
39 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
  • Air Conditioning


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Mount Lavinia Beach
    14 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Siddhalepa Ayurveda Hospital
    5 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Lanka Hospital
    8 min drive
  • Airport
    Colombo (CMB-Bandaranaike Intl.)
    36 min drive

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    About this area

    Mount Lavinia

    Located in Mount Lavinia, The Penthouse Above Sea is in the city center and near the beach. Shoppers can check out Pettah Market, while everyone can enjoy the natural beauty of Mount Lavinia Beach and Galle Face Green. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Sinhalese Sports Club or R. Premadasa Stadium.

    Visit our Mount Lavinia travel guide
    4.3/5 guest location rating

    Guests like it for

    • Safe (9 reviews)
    • Quiet (9 reviews)
    • Walkable (8 reviews)

    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      Mount Lavinia Beach - 14 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Siddhalepa Ayurveda Hospital - 5 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Majestic City - 6 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Lanka Hospital - 8 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Asiri Hospital - 9 min drive

    Getting around

    • Wellawatta Railway Station - 11 min drive
    • Colombo (CMB-Bandaranaike Intl.) - 71 min drive

    About this property

    The Penthouse Above Sea

    Along with a rooftop terrace, this hotel has concierge services and dry cleaning. Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, laundry facilities, express check-in, and express check-out are onsite. All 7 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi and Select Comfort beds. For a bit of entertainment, LED TVs come with satellite channels, and guests will also appreciate thoughtful touches like bathrobes and slippers.

    Property amenities


    • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
    • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

    Parking and transportation

    • Free self parking

    Food and drink

    • Free buffet breakfast available daily 7:30 AM–10:30 AM

    Things to do

    • Beach yoga
    • Shopping

    Family friendly

    • Dry cleaning service
    • Grocery/convenience store
    • Laundry facilities


    • ATM/banking services
    • Elevator
    • Free newspapers in lobby
    • Gift shop/newsstand
    • Grocery/convenience store

    Guest services

    • Concierge services
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Dry cleaning service
    • Front desk (limited hours)
    • Laundry facilities
    • Luggage storage
    • Multilingual staff
    • Tour/ticket assistance

    Languages spoken

    • English
    • German
    • Thai


    • Rooftop terrace


    • Designated smoking areas
    • TV in lobby

    Room amenities


    • Air conditioning
    • Blackout drapes/curtains
    • Ceiling fan
    • Egyptian cotton sheets
    • Linens
    • Premium bedding
    • Select Comfort bed


    • Bathrobes
    • Bidet
    • Free toiletries
    • Hair dryer
    • Rainfall showerhead
    • Towels


    • 32-inch LED TV
    • Satellite channels

    Food and drink

    • Coffee/tea maker
    • Electric kettle
    • Free bottled water

    Outdoor space

    • Balcony


    • Desk
    • Individually decorated
    • Individually furnished
    • Iron/ironing board (on request)
    • Laptop-compatible safe
    • Slippers

    Nearby things to do




    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor
    Service and Staff
    Property condition


      Not good start of holiday

      I received email from manager that hotel is closed ( day before staying in hotel) due to some government issues and got directed to other hotel . Even though Chitra was helpful it wasn’t hotel I would chose and it added stress to my 32 hrs flight not knowing exactly where I’m staying .

      Stayed 1 night in Feb 2019

      5/5 Excellent

      • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

      Stayed 3 nights in Jan 2019

      4/5 Good

      • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

      Everything about the place was great. The only small disappointment was that there was no direct access to the beach. The manager/owner was extremely helpful and the breakfast very good too.

      Stayed 3 nights in Jan 2019

      5/5 Excellent

      Excellent choice

      The accommodation was excellent. We arrived early but were welcome to get changed, leave our bags, and gather information from the extremely helpful owners. Wonderful views along the beach from the reception area. Our rooms were a good size with small balcony, very well appointed, with tea and coffee making facilities in the rooms as well as in the shared lounge. Helpful staff to assist with requests, and to serve the fantastic breakfast. Continental and curries etc -everything freshly made and organic. Slightly difficult to find restaurants for the evening meal, but close to trains, and tuktuks always available.

      Pros: Staff, room appointments, breakfast.

      Cons: More information on restaurants, activities in the vicinity.

      Location: Very close to beach.

      Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2018

      5/5 Excellent

      • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

      An oasis in the middle of chaos!

      We loved this hotel and were sorry to only spend one night here. Fantastic views over Colombo and right next to the railway station. Really welcoming and helpful manager.

      Stayed 1 night in Jul 2018

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