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Taru Villas - Lake Lodge

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20 Alvis Terrace, Colombo 03000, Sri Lanka
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

No nasty surprises here, a well maintained, friendly hotel in central Columbo. The bed was pristine and very comfy, the staff were very nice and the location is as good as can be for temple viewing, a stroll down Galle Face Green, or bat watching in Victoria park. It's not cheap, but nothing is in Columbo! My advice is head... More 

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

Spent 4 nights here upon arriving for our first visit to Sri Lanka. We were slightly apprehensive as we had not visited then country before and had been told by friends that Colombo was a crazy place and everyone was out to rip off green foreigners. We checked in at 3am and woke up the next morning to a total... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at lake lodge for our first night in Sri Lanka. The staff were lovely, very welcoming. We arrived early morning, way before check in time but as the room was empty they allowed us to check in. This was very much appreciated after the 10 hour flight and sweaty taxi drive from the airport. The room was stunning!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here on our last night in Sri Lanka and really enjoyed it. The hotel is modern and stylish, in a minimalist fashion, but with some striking paintings around. Our room was large and very comfortable. The staff were very helpful. We had dinner on the terrace, very relaxing and the food was good. A great base to explore... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a terrific find! The staff could not be more helpful! Raj the manager helped from the moment we arrived with everything from making dinner reservations to arranging transportation to the airport. This was the last place we stayed on our grand tour of Sri Lanka and we are so glad we booked here. There are no fancy pools or... More 

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Aveiro, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived tired after a long flight and were welcomed in what could only be described as a wonderfully Northern hospitality. Although the owner is Sri Lankan he had lived and worked in the hospitality business in Liverpool for many years and this obviously showed. We were shown to Room 2 which was a reasonable sized room with good air... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at lake lodge on he last night of our trip to Sri lanka on the 3rd March 2015. It's right near town but quietly located down a lane. The rooms are simple but plenty big enough. Bed very comfortable. Air conditioning and a fan. Very friendly staff who couldn't be more helpful. No tea or coffe facility but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We arrived in the early hours of the morning later than anticipated and Sathivel was still up and waiting for us. We had a deluxe room which was lovely. It is in a good location away from the hustle and bustle of Colombo. Lunch at the hotel was excellent with large portions, great service and presentation. This hotel was recommended... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This hotel is in a lovely setting , the staff were very helpful , the room were very comfortable, , breakfast filling with plenty of coffee. Unable to see the lake, not sure why they called it lake view. Lake a bit smelly anyway. About 15 min walk to town & sea front.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We stayed for just one night on arrival to Sri Lanka. The hotel arranged a transfer from the airport and all the staff were friendly and helpful. Good walking distance to Galle road. Air conditioned rooms. Wifi. Modern and fresh. We stayed next to the kitchen but not too much noise. Recommended

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