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Taru Villas - Lake Lodge

20 Alvis Terrace, Colombo 03000, Sri Lanka
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I'm a bit worried that by sharing this review, this absolutely delightful, gracious, peaceful little architectural gem will gain in popularity!!! In the big city of Colombo, this hotel is truly a find. The owner/architect has created spaces that are functional, but also inspired, beautiful, and a delight to live in. The service is calm, smooth and whilst sometime a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This hotel was a wonderful stop-gap for our first couple of days in Sri Lanka. The rooms, public areas and gardens are immaculate. There's plenty of space to relax and kick back. The bedroom and en-suites were minimalistic, functional and comfortable. The shower had excellent pressure and lots of hot water (something that became a rarity further along our travels!)... More 

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

A beautiful place to stay with the luxury of a quiet stay yet near the heart of the city! This is near the Beira lake, and that makes it a dream for early morning walkers. Though I was confused between walking around the lake or on the promenade next to Galle face (walking distance again). The rooms are nice and... More 

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Castlemaine, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This is a truly beautiful place to say. The staff are wonderful - very friendly and nothing was too much trouble. The rooms are delightful and comfortable and the atmosphere of the entire place is just gorgeous. I have some food allergies and this too was no problem for the chef who cooked me the best Sri Lankan dinner I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Though not at the heart of the city, Lake Lodge is very conveniently located. Tucked away in a peaceful bye-lane, you can approach Fort, Galle Face & the shopping destinations like Odel in just 10 mins. The Lodge has been done up very artistically with lot of open areas (dining/seating/library,etc) which gives it a very rustic Sri-Lankan flavour. The food... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We enjoyed our time here. It is fairly central but not sitting in the middle of madness that is Colombo. Our bottom level room was very clean, beds comfortable and bathroom was very nice. AC effective but a little noisy to have on all night. Staff were friendly. Mostly discreet but it didn't take much to attract their attention. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

A truly great experience. Very personal service. Not like the huge complexes that you often get when you want comfort in Asian cities. One of the best hotels I've ever visited. Their food, especially their curry was amazing. Highly recommended. We only were in Colombo for 48 hours and went around with taxi so don't really know about the location... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Colombo … A city in flux, its changing before your eyes. For the urban explorer this can be a fantastic adventure, for some a nightmare. It offers the old and the new, and everything in between … Regardless, Lake Lodge is a beautiful refuge, offering comfortable accommodation, helpful and friendly staff, and amazing food! A bit of luxury among the... More 

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Rueil-Malmaison, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We have decided to spend our last night before the flight back, in a luxury hotel, calm and confortable. This was exactly what we had there! The employees are really nice, helpful, smily, they do their best to satisfy every demand you can have. the food is absolutly delicious!! the bed is incredible, the most confortable during all our trip.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Enjoyed our almost three nights at Lake Lodge ,after a very early morning arrival .. Peaceful and serene and only minutes from the hub of construction around Galle face green..so pleased we chose Lake Lodge! Everyone went out of there way to make our stay memorable. The room and building are pretty cool.. Great design if you like minimalist ...... More 

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Address: 20 Alvis Terrace, Colombo 03000, Sri Lanka
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Location: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Colombo
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Number of rooms: 13
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