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Taru Villas - Lake Lodge

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Really nice place, very comfortable rooms, great food and very good, attentive service. Well designed and finished with nice art and furniture. Close to the action yet so far away - short walk to seafront / Galle Face. Good for couples and families

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We loved our stay at lake Lodge, the location is central but you feel away from The busyness of the city, it is like staying in a private house. Very close to the lake, we managed to go walking to some restaurants and to the temple just across. The staff is really lovely and speak good English. The bedrooms are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My family (me, wife, kids age 2 and 6) stayed here and enjoyed. Room was comfortable and clean. Location is pretty central and located near temples. Meals were good and varied with western and sri lankan food. Wifi worked well. Was able to skype with the office. They did some laundry for us and packed a lunch for an early... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel was excellent in terms of comfort and quiet in this busy city for a very reasonable price. It is located down a small road off Alwis Terrace. It is very well designed in a simple fairly minimalist style that still retains every comfort without the clutter. We stayed in the suite as no other rooms were available. This... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely guesthouse tucked down a lane but within minutes of central Colombo, either on foot or by tuk tuk. This hotel was excellent for value. No fridge in the room and no view but that didn't detract from our enjoyment and the communal sitting areas were very good. Had read earlier reviews about noise but didn't find that at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very nice boutique hotel. It's tucked down a quiet lane and everything is accessible via a short tuk tuk ride. Location is good as you are in the middle of the trendy/tourist areas. The building is stylish and rooms are simple but spacious. Free breakfast was great.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great little hotel, exactly what we had hoped for. Well located, great rooms and staff. Cannot fault anything. We organised a driver from here as well who was a fantastic guy called Ashoka. Thoroughly recommend, we liked so much we have booked the sister hotel in Galle (hopefully it's just as good).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We hadn't intended to stay here - but are very glad we did. In the middle of town, but doesn't feel like it, in a good way - a shelter from the full hustle and bustle but still connected to the city, hearing the sound and the skyscape. Food was exemplary, accommodation was good - the downside of the location... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful way to start our three weeks in Sri Lanka. This is a stylish hotel in a great location. The breakfast was lovely and the staff friendly. They even arranged a 3am taxi for our arrival at the hotel and a very early check-in. Good value too. A short tuk-tuk or walk to the lively Galle Face area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

Very perfect for couples We kept our bags until 10pm in the villa and they was cooperative Nice touch of decoration Erhvjkhfdsdfvbkuhfdsfhjbvfddfhbbvdfghvvddfghbbvdddfgjkiihcdddhbvcxssfhbvvddfyuknbvfssssdhbbouytf

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about Taru Villas - Lake Lodge

Address: 20 Alvis Terrace, Colombo 01000, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Colombo
Price Range: $91 - $130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Taru Villas - Lake Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 13
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