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Taru Villas - Lake Lodge

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20 Alvis Terrace, Colombo 03000, Sri Lanka
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Bedlington, United Kingdom
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160 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Nice room, though the bare plaster initially looks odd. We were next to the kitchen but we did not find it noisy. Only stayed two nights after long flight times in before moving on to main hotels in Sri Lanka. Staff are great and food is all of high standard. Very good value. Easy transport arranged by staff and very... More 

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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128 reviews
119 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The room & shower were fine. We had an excellent grilled fish dinner. The staff were friendly and helpful, except in the morning we had to leave at 4.30am and had trouble finding and waking the ’24 hour’ reception to open the gate and check out.

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Thank Jeremy138
Gurgaon, India
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an elegant boutique hotel right in the middle of the city. We were here for just one night, but had a very comfortable stay. They make you feel like home, with all that you need and more. The staff was always there to help and the meals at the Terrace were quite delicious and were even made fresh... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to relax after our flight. Friendly helpful staff and good food in a quiet setting, what more could you need for a short stay. We moved on the next day so only went for a stroll around the lake after our curry dinner which was lovely.

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Sydney, Australia
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85 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our short stay in this chic and surprisingly quiet boutique hotel. While the rooms are not especially large, they are comfortable and well designed and furnished. And there are 4 distinct common sitting areas that are beautifully furnished looking out to water features and a frangipani - so there's plenty of space for pleasurable reading etc. The... More 

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Thank AnthSydney
Faridabad, India
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic room with all basic amenities. However room at ground floor gets disturbance from staff. Late night food not an option. You can hear voices from adjoining rooms. However if you are looking for surprise make sure to book your room here.

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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lake Lodge is a beautiful small hotel with fantastic staff. It's about 30 minutes walk from the historic Fort area, but it's really easy to get a tuk-tuk from the end of the street. The hotel itself creates a really calming atmosphere. Our room (no.13) had it's own separate entrance with small walled garden and terrace, where we chose to... More 

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Clean and beautiful hotell with very comfortable beds. Nice bathroom and very good breakfast. Close to many interesting places. Personal and quite. Very central. Many tuctuc outside the hotel. Nice streets to walk around the city and close to Galleroad and the nice lake.

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Trendy hotel but rather meager facilities in rooms (no fridge or coffee making equipment). Insufficient plug sockets in room. Very limited view of lake and some way from other amenities. Pricey for what is offered.

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Thank susanhipperson
TaruVillas, General Manager at Taru Villas - Lake Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Susan Hipperson, Thank you for taking the time to review Lake Lodge, we truly value the opinions of all our guests. We do apologise that your stay with us fell short of expectation. We greatly appreciate your comments about our in-room facicilities, but we have clearly stated on our website and on all our affiliated booking engines, the list... More 

dublin
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111 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a poor start with a warm beer and an angry customer, things got much better re service. The guest house is located in a very quite area (can be difficult to find at night!) which is good as it gets you away from the manic driving that takes place in Columbo. The room was excellent except for a tap... More 

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TaruVillas, General Manager at Taru Villas - Lake Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Tarzangav, Thank you for taking the time to review Lake Lodge, we truly value the opinions of our guests. We apologies that the beer was not cold enough and we are glad that we did not disappoint the second time around! We were as surprised as you were to hear about the tap coming on at 4am and as... More 

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