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Taru Villas - Lake Lodge

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 3 days ago NEW 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 1 week ago 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was so lucky when I stayed in this fantastic lovely and quiet villa I classy place near to the lake The staff were very nice and so the service At the last day in Colombo they keep our bags for 8 hours after check out what a help and I'm great-full to them Khalid and Ahmed .

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Birkeroed, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very relaxed and beautiful place. Very nice and big rooms. Beautiful decorated. Very clean. The staff very polite and helpful. Three different complimentary breakfasts to choose from and the possibility of buying extras if you feel like it. We also had a very nice dinner there. We found the prices very reasonable. We are a family of four and we... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The owners have done a great design job in the boutique hotel in Colombo. Nice materials are used. The rooms are nicely decorated and cool. Beautiful bathroom. The sitting room, dining area are all very nice and homy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent our last 2 nights in Sri Lanka here and very happy that we did. Very nice room and bathroom. Fairly central, all major sights are a short tuktuk ride away. The Srilankan breakfast was delicious. Expensive by Srilankan standards but if you're looking to end your holiday on a high note without it costing you an arm and a... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a clean simple but elegant hotel located between the fort and the downtown area but it is in a quiet street near the lake. The rooms are appealing to the eye and comfortable, the food is good and the service is excellent. We left early and received a little breakfast package - we were helped with every enquiry.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a brilliant little hotel in the heart of Columbo, We stayed for 1 night with our three children and we loved it, the food was amazing, the staff were so helpful, the rooms are very clean and modern with lovely showers and facilities would recommend anytime😄

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pros (1) Clean and modern rooms (2) Relatively quiet location (3) Staff are friendly (4) Sri lankan breakfast was good. Western breakfast was ok. (5) Nice dining area Cons (1) Service not smooth and staff need reminders eg. water not given every day, wake up call not made, laundry not returned, correct number of clean towels not given (2) Hot... More 

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TaruVillas, General Manager at Taru Villas - Lake Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Kallang, Thank you for taking the time to review Taru Villas – Lake Lodge. We do value each and every review made by our guests. Having gone through your review, I thank you for listing the positive aspects of your stay. We strive to maintain a high level of service at our property and I sincerely apologize for having... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Free Parking
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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 03000, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Colombo
Price Range: $90 - $158 (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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