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Taru Villas - Lake Lodge

20 Alvis Terrace, Colombo 03000, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #8 of 76 Colombo B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed in the courtyard suite which was private and comfortable. The concrete did make the room a little dark and we had a few issues with the electrics when we first checked in but it was sorted out extremely quickly. The staff were very helpful and the breakfast was excellent. Thanks for a comfortable night's stay.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very nice an clean but breakfast very poor and you need to pay for additional normal thing . Room acceptable , toilette poor Overall, you pay for. 5 stars hotel and you get a 3 star hotel. Too far from city center

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The lake lodge is right in the centre of the city, but because it is quietly set back from the lake you will have a good sleep. The rooms are clean and the staff professional and helpfull. Breakfast is good (selection from fruit or eggs or sri lankan). Free wifi is available.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is truly a gem of a hotel, quietly set back away from the lake & hustle & bustle of Colombo. The staff were amazing, so friendly & helpful & everything done with a smile. We had a lovely room downstairs with a courtyard area & breakfasts were lovely, they've also started our love of local cold Lion beer! We... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Customer Service - All staff were more than willing to help with a smile, the manager also helped us organise a driver for an upcoming journey. Food - definitely book your room with breakfast as it is value for money and delicious. Room - spacious and comfortable with a really good shower. Location - really conveniently located, just up the... More

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Kuala Lumpur
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here only 1 night when I arrived in Colombo at the end of July. What little time I did have here was gorgeous. The place is beautifully decorated and the staff and food were fabulous. It was just a shame i didn't get to stay longer but I would definitely go back!! It is an absolute gem of... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here several nights on earl July 2014, booked from Agoda, they didnt have the option for extra bed , so we noted for one.Upon arrival, about 7.00 pm , we're given the family room ,with 1 extra bed , for our daughter, with an additional fee. The room was beautifully decorated ,clean , and have complete amenities, working AC,... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel was a lovely quiet surprise in a busy city. The hotel staff were lovely and couldn't do enough to make our stay comfortable. Tuk tuk drivers are on the ready to take you out for the day or just drive you to your destination. The hotel room was lovely, however we booked it as a triple and the... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Lake Lodge was such a lovely surprise, just like the rest of Colombo. We stayed 2 nights and booked an extra night because my boyfriend became very sick. The staff was so nice and caring and they managed to get another room for us. The manager and staff are great, the rooms are spaceous, clean and very calm. They have... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The rooms at Lake Lodge are clean, modern, nicely fitted out, and the bathrooms are spacious and modern with a great shower. The staff at Lake Lodge were excellent, though the real standout was the food. We ate dinner at their restaurant the first night and had the Sri Lankan breakfast both mornings and it was all fabulous. The array... More

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Address: 20 Alvis Terrace, Colombo 03000, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Colombo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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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