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Taru Villas - Lake Lodge

20 Alvis Terrace, Colombo 03000, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #8 of 74 Colombo B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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Melbourne, Australia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
15 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here with my friend towards the end of our holiday and it was perfect! Nice, large, cool rooms, monsoon shower, good food and very friendly, helpful staff. Excellent location to visit the sights - just a cheap tuk tuk ride away from most things, and yet wonderfully peaceful. Would highly recommend it and would definitely return myself.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We recently stayed at Lake Lodge and had a great experience. The hotel is relatively new and is very well kept. The location is fantastic very close to the centre of the city and is just a small tuk-tuk ride from the sights. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful. Most importantly though, the rooms are quite with no street... More

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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Crisp and Clean with much needed strong A/C. The rooms were sparse in a modern manner. I only had breakfast there and it was fresh, simple and lovely. Conveniently walkable or an inexpensive tuk tuk. The staff was very helpful. I arrived in Colombo with a plan to see as much of the country as possible over the next 2... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lake lodge is a quiet haven in manic Colombo. Down a quiet private road and gated for security! Not that it is needed the area is safe. Right by the lake. Feels very relaxed even though the city is manic. Walking distance to Gangaramaya Temple. Cheaply available Tuk Tuk. Stayed in a beautiful first floor room. Spacious. Lovely shower. Staff... More

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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We consider ourselves lucky to have found this hotel for our three-night stay. And wise to ignore those who said that Colombo was not worth visiting. I had a hard time internet searching for a hotel in Colombo. The spare but simply elegant decor at this relatively small hotel suited our taste, as did the price. The location was excellent.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I was recommended to stay at lake lodge and am pleased that I was. We booked the garden villa it was a great choice. The room was beautifully appointed and the villa had its own private courtyard. The food and wine was superb as was the management and staff. We found this hotel very central and would recommend it. Could... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We stayed here in May 2014. Good position close to the lake. Very quiet and peaceful considering its position. Stayed 2 nights and had excellent food and service. Comfortable rooms and bed. Would recommend.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We stayed here in May 2014 for 2nights. Well located in Colombo city - walking distance but in a quiet location. Spacious, clean rooms. We had the Sri Lankan breakfast one morning and we were not disappointed - delicious! Staff were very friendly and accommodating.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Great location - you can walk to the excellent National Museum through the city gardens. Lovely hotel design and nice clean rooms - we stayed for two nights. The staff gave good service, and the bed was nice and big for the tall one. Impressive looking room, but no outlook and pillows like large bricks. Complimentary water bottle one day,... 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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