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Taru Villas - The Muse

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The original source of inspiration for Taru's celebrated style of boutique hideaways, "Taru Villas - The Muse" first opened in 2002 and soon became the genre-defining benchmark for small, contemporary boutique hotels in Sri Lanka. Formerly named "Taru Villas - Taprobana", this intimate villa on the beach, located next door to "Taru Villas - Rock Villa" in Bentota, offers 9 stylish and comfortable rooms; a beautiful, wild beach; tropical gardens and a sun-dappled pool; great food & warm, friendly service. Steal away to this bijou beach hotel - a private escape, designed for relaxation, for romance, for reconnecting with yourself, your best friends and lovers.
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As a frequent traveler to Hotels worldwide for Business, it is challenging to find a suitable property for leisure since Business travel allows Platinum upgrades/incentives and all the amenities which go with Business Travel of large hotel chains. Taru Villa's was chosen by my
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Response from TaruVillas2016, Business Development & Marketing Manager at Taru Villas - The Muse
Responded 1 week ago
Dear _dilhanrodrigo, Thank you for your wonderful feedback! We are so happy to hear that you have experienced the best of what Taru Villas has to offer - and our staff really are at the heart of everything we do. We hope you return for another stay with us again, soon, and wish you the best. Yours sincerely, Team Taru Villas!
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We are leaving this beautiful little boutique hotel tomorrow after three wonderful nights. Delicious food, fantastic staff and such a magical setting. Really comfortable bedrooms and bathroom. We stayed in a garden view room which was really comfortable. Very sad to leave but
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Response from TaruVillas2016, Business Development & Marketing Manager at Taru Villas - The Muse
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Davina G, Thank you for your wonderful review! It truly was a pleasure to have you stay with us. We hope to welcome you back soon, and wish you the best. Yours Sincerely, Team Taru Villas
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A lovely spot on Bentota beach . Very quiet except for the trains. Not much to do here so we had a driver fortunately to take us out some days. A romantic getaway really rather than for friends . Food is very good but quite expensive. Staff are unfailingly charming. Good for 2
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Response from TaruVillas2016, Business Development & Marketing Manager at Taru Villas - The Muse
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear FendeOxford_England, Thank you for your review. It truly was a pleasure to have you stay with us. We hope to welcome you back soon, and wish you the best. Yours Sincerely, Team Taru Villas
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Marvellous boutique villa, excellent staff (Nov 2018). They were very accomodating when friends visited. Beach nearby once you cross a railway track. Wish the quantity of food for the Sri Lankan meal seat was a little more generous. Breakfast menu could have been a little more
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Response from TaruVillas2016, Business Development & Marketing Manager at Taru Villas - The Muse
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear arachichangi, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us! Your constructive feedback has been noted, and will help us improve our services. We hope you return for another stay soon. Yours Sincerely, Team Taru Villas
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This place was spotless, had great staff with comfortable rooms and a lovely pool area. Staff were great, always on hand to help, you have a little bell on your balcony to ring should you want drinks or anything for the room. Food was excellent! The chef and kitchen team here
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Response from TaruVillas2016, Business Development & Marketing Manager at Taru Villas - The Muse
Responded Jan 14, 2019
Dear Tjs20, Thank you for your wonderful review! It truly was a pleasure to have you stay with us. We hope to welcome you back soon, and wish you the best. Yours Sincerely, Team Taru Villas
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Hello Karen, Yes, we have hairdryers in every room. Please let us know if you have any further questions. Kind regards, Oshaan Weerasekera Business Development & Marketing Manager Taru Villas
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Hi Jos, We have an extensive menu at The Muse, that a lot of our guests (especially those that stay for 3 nights or more) tend to opt for. There are other restaurants in the area as well, but I am sure that the array of options that we provide would more than suffice for a 4 night stay. Do let me know if you have any other questions. Yours Sincerely, Oshaan Weerasekera Business Development & Marketing Manager
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Hi Upen123, We do not have driver's accommodation available, but if required our Villa Guardian will be able to assist in finding suitable accommodation for your driver. The cost for this can be settled directly at the confirmed accommodation. I hope this helps. Kind regards, Oshaan Weerasekera Business Development Marketing Manager
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Hello Rowan F, Thanks for getting in touch with us. To answer your question, yes there is a a single-track railway line that you have to cross in order to access the beach (the same with all other properties located on this stretch). However, this has not been a hindrance to our guests as trains pass by once every 1.5/ 2 hours or so, and most of our guests find this a quirky addition to their stay. I hope this helps. Yours Sincerely, Oshaan Weerasekera Business Development & Marketing Manager
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"Choose the rooms on Level 1."
"Rooms facing the hotel lawn."
"Book direct to get the best value for money"
"The Room with the Private Jacuzi located just outside the Room nicely tucked away"
"Room 3 has a lovely little loft bedroom, perfect for friends travelling together giving you each privacy."
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PRICE RANGE
$181 - $359 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Sri LankaSouthern ProvinceGalle DistrictBentota
NUMBER OF ROOMS
9
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