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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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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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 2 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks 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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136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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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