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Taru Villas - Lake Lodge

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20 Alvis Terrace, Colombo 03000, Sri Lanka
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

We stayed for 1 night after arriving in Colombo. It is a beautiful boutique hotel just down a little street where you are treated to your first sight of a local cricket game. The room is great and really unique, and an ice cold beer on the terrace was the perfect place to relax after a long trip. We ventured... More 

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sydney
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed here for just one evening while passing through Colombo, but would have loved to stay for longer. One reviewer remarked that this is 'a boutique hotel at its best', and this is absolutely correct. The meals were a cut above - always beautifully presented, and served by the incredibly attentive staff. Wifi was fantastic, and the common areas... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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77 reviews 77 reviews
40 hotel reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a Peaceful, elegant, oasis, centrally situated close to the city, the Biera Lake and Ganganarama monastery. Superb modern architecture with a large open first floor bar and dining area which overlooks the courtyard and is accessed by the very impressive central stairs dominated by a huge modern painting. The 1st Floor rooms mostly open onto this space which has... More 

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Manila
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent our last night in Sri Lanka at this nice hotel. It is quite comfortable and homey, with spotlessly clean rooms. The manager is very welcoming. We have not tried the restaurant as our local friends treated us out to dinner but the diners there seem to enjoy the food and service.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I spent four nights on two separate trips at Lake Lodge, Colombo. The manager, Rizwan, was very prompt in responding to my email about reservations and tariffs and following up on my several queries. I landed in Colombo very late at night, and had no problem finding the very pleasant taxi driver they sent to pick me up. I had... More 

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Luxembourg
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel is simply delightful, a perfect base for a stay in Colombo. It is situated at the end of a quiet road, tucked away with a pretty garden and upper terrace where you can see the locals play cricket nearby on most days (note: there is no noise problem with the cricket). You are welcomed with a much needed... More 

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Perth, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent our first and final night in Sri Lanka in this hotel. The customer service was excellent, the staff were polite and very helpful. The hotel is in a great location, Colombo Fort train station is a short ride away in a tuk tuk. We had a first floor room (room 10) our first night, and a ground floor... More 

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10 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We arrived here after a long journey to Sri Lanka and were welcomed with a smile and a refreshing 'lolly'. The staff were welcoming and helpful. The rooms are a good size and the bathroom is very modern; as mentioned in other reviews the mothball things in the shower do give off a pungent smell but if they keep the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

We really enjoyed staying here. Staff were so helpful. Great location. Quiet but central. Loved the public park nearby. Great people watching. No pool so not great for more than couple days if you have younger kids. Our rooms didn't have views but that didn't bother me. Could hear staff quarters above us in morning and eve but again no... More 

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Dendermonde, Belgium
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We have stayed at this hotel last February. We were in Colombo for Gangaramaya Nawam Maha Perehera and for visiting this festival the location of the hotel was perfect. It was not too far from Pettah and Fort also. The hotel was very clean and staff friendly. They served very delicious food but it was rather expensive, as were the... More 

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