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

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Vancouver, BC
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22 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This boutique hotel is convenient to central Colombo by tuktuk (Make sure to have your own small bills as the hotel does not keep a surplus to make change with). It had the best staff that we encountered in our two weeks in Sri Lanka. They were always available, never intrusive, communicated well, were incredibly hard working, and had a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place away from the bustle of central Colombo. Loved it. Only issue was that the room I had on ground floor was a bit noisy with staff kitchen. The service was great, helpful staff and food very good. A great place to start in Sri Lanka.

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Aalsmeer, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Staff is very nice and welcoming. We had a room downstairs which was a little noisy sometimes. One day we came back and found out they were painting some walls. Our room smelled very badly due to the painting but they worked on. Breakfast was really nice and they made a lovely chocolate cake for my birthday. Really nice gesture.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We only stayed for one night but it was a peaceful, relaxed place, right in the centre of things. Helpful staff and lovely welcoming food in the restaurant. I'd recommend as an intro to Sri Lanka. Reasonable value for the price. We would stay again.

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