The Mount Lavina Hotel is a magical place, situated just half an hour away from the center of Colombo. It is very popular with expatriates and with members of the Sri Lankan government. It was formerly the residence of the Governor of Ceylon during the period of British colonization. It has been functioning as a hotel for just over 50 years. The decor of the rooms is colonial, with many lovely details. The rooms are not as expensive as one would expect, less than $ 100 per night, it seemed cheap compared to the new, charmless resorts that you tend to find in towns like Negombo. I highly recommend it for a honeymoon or an anniversary, a special occasion. But beware, during the summer the sea becomes cloudy and is not the most romantic place on the planet!
Goldi Sands Hotel Negombo is situated in the tourist center of the town, on the beach, to the north of the historic center. It is a modern hotel that also uses the city for their weddings and corporate events, as it has a conference room there. Now they are doing a promotion for the season, with single room priced at $ 50 per night and double room at $ 55 per night, including breakfast. The rooms are large, they offer a total of 75, with a.c. and a private terrace, some with a sea view. The best time to visit this hotel is from the months of October to April. They have packages for honeymoons but, to be perfectly honest, I think staying there for a week would be boring, because the visits are limited options. There is a nice pool overlooking the sea.