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Taru Villas - Lake Lodge

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was the first stop of my 2.5 weeks-long trip in Sri Lanka. The location is a bit out of the way. It's in the middle of town, but off a small side street and not near a whole lot in terms of walking distance. The lake is a short walk but it's not the most picturesque place. The hotel... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Whilst the rooms are very modern and spotlessly clean, one of the best things about Lake Lodge is the staff. Friendly and attentive, without being intrusive. The hotel is located down a private road, a little difficult for some taxi & tuk tuk drivers to find, but if you have hotel's phone number they ring for instructions. Hotel is within... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed 2 nights here The room is spacious and the breakfast is huge The staff are very friendly and anxious to please In a quiet area Tuk Tuk driver in laneway gave us a guided tour of the city and found us a good massage

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for two nights earlier this month, and can't rate it highly enough. The facilities were excellent - the room was beautiful and clean and the AC worked perfectly. We're now a further week into our Sri Lanka trip, and can honestly say that the best food we had all trip came from the Lake Lodge kitchen! The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here our first and last nights of our Sri Lanka holiday. Very impressed. Beautiful rooms, very modern, king beds and good wifi. Lovely gardens also. Breakfast was delicious and we highly recommend the Sri Lankan breakfast (you need to pre order the night before). Staff were very helpful and courteous. We had friends who needed to kill time... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Found this on TA and it's a great place with very good service. Breakfast is excellent. 3 options. Healthy, not so healthy (that's what it's called) and Sri Lankan. Healthy is obviously the fruits and so on, the not so healthy has eggs and bacon and the Sri Lankan consists of rice and fish etc. Place is tucked away yet... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is located in a corner of the street near a playground and lake. You are greeted by a very refreshing welcome drink in the form of an ice lolly. The overall atmosphere is calm and serene. The Galle face is at a walking distance of 10-15 min. The rooms are furnished very nicely with a smooth concrete like finish.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We only had one night here on our way home but could have stayed a lot longer. I remember our meal was delicious one of the best we had in Sri Lanka. The hotel was relaxing & totally different to the normal high rise. Next time !!! I wish.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 weeks ago 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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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: $92 - $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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