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Taru Villas - Lake Lodge

20 Alvis Terrace, Colombo 03000, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #8 of 68 Colombo B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I loved the styling of this hotel. It's largely cast concrete, but rounded edges and polished surfaces make it sleek and comfortable, not to mention cool. It's all very open with lots of nooks and crannies to tuck yourself away in. Food is good, service great. A very friendly vibe. Close to the town centre but peaceful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed for two nights on our arrival to Sri Lanka. I highly recommend this hotel for all that it offers. The airport pickup is over priced in comparison to meter taxis, but it's convenient. The service is fantastic and the rooms are immaculately clean. We'd certainly return, given the opportunity.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed for 3 nights in a first floor room. We arrived in Colombo very early in the morning but were picked up by a hotel driver and were able to check in straight away. Lake lodge is a beautiful up open air style building with places to sit and relax or enjoy breakfast on the ground and first floor.... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a fun first night stay in Sri Lanka at Lake Lodge. Rooms we're clean and comfy and the breakfast was great. We ordered the Sri Lankan breakfast the night before which was weird but tasty. Curried eggs for breakfast is a good way to begin your holiday in Sri Lanka! The upstairs bar was nice and they did... More

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Langkawi, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely, stylish and understated remodel by the owner. Staff are also very friendly without being overbearing. Location is great - tucked away in a quiet nook, yet close enough to some nice shops and cafes within walking distance. And if you need to get around Colombo, the staff will be more than happy to give you recommendations and/or get you... More

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Bodmin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic location for this great guesthouse. The breakfast was huge and staff were unbelievably helpful. The assistant manager, Raj, helped to book our next accommodation in Dambulla. Just outside the hotel there were a number of tuk tuk drivers who were all very friendly and happy to negotiate their rates! A great city and a brilliant guesthouse. Thoroughly recommended and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very impressed with the Lake Lodge. Very comfortable room, very clean. The service was excellent and the food was very good. The location is great. Short tuk tuk ride into the city. Not much to see though as the shopping is poor. The temples and lake nearby are very nice. Recommend going up to the Skybar of the Legend Hotel... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We recently spent 6 nights at Lake Lodge and enjoyed our stay so much. The staff are wonderful. Thanks to Ceylan, Mohan with his huge smile, Kamish. Ravi and Shelta. Sorry if the spelling is not correct ! Thanks to Rizwan and management to - you are all doing a great job. We had an upstairs room, which was very... More

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Lake George, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The rooms are tranquil and well appointed. Breakfast features three delicious menus and is included. We woke early each morning and walked around the lake before breakfast. A short tuk tuk ride to bustling metropolis

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Smaller room but so clean with every essential needed. The breakfast served free with your stay was terrific. We ate dinner here, again, great food and eaten on the outside balcony. Wine by the glass and the best mojito in the country. They welcome you with open arms!

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Additional Information about Taru Villas - Lake Lodge

Also Known As:
Lake Hotel Colombo
Lake Hotel
Address: 20 Alvis Terrace, Colombo 03000, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Colombo
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 68 B&Bs / Inns in Colombo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
in March 2009, Nayantara Fonseka, also known as Taru, helms the re-opening of Lake Lodge, a 13-room Bed & Breakfast Budget Hotel that has been owned by her family for over 40 years. Down a quiet residential lane in the heart of commercial Colombo, Lake Lodge was one of the first accredited Tourist accommodations in Sri Lanka, which Taru has refurbished with her usual creative flair & inimitable style. Your ‘home away from home’ while in Sri Lanka, whether for a few days of holiday or a month on business, Lake Lodge will be run in the typically friendly yet professional manner that she successfully spearheaded for several years with her Taru Villas boutique hotels.•12 + 1 stylish ensuite Double Rooms with all modern conveniences (King sized beds, AC, H/C Showers, and Cable TV etc).•FREE – Wi-Fi •Spacious Lounge areas + 2 large terraces with view over park & lake. •Breakfast Bar•As well as providing our guests with a delightful lunch and dinner menu, our Chefs are also available to prepare any meal to your individual requirement•Licensed Bar. •Guest Laundry, Left Luggage, Safety Deposit, Fax, Airport Transfer, Taxi Service. ... more   less 
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