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Tranquil setting across infinity pool to lake beyond
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Tranquil setting across infinity pool to lake beyond
Chill by the pool
View from the sitting room.  At night you can hear the sea...
One of the bedrooms
One of the open- air showers
View to the lake
Peace and quiet in the courtyard
Through the front door into the peace and seclusion of the courtyard beyond
Use our tuk tuk for short trips
Ask the fisherman for fish, prawns and crab from the lake
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Villa -
4 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Habaraduwa, Galle District, Southern Province

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TheBarlow...
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“We don't want to go home!”
Reviewed April 11, 2015 for a stay in April 2015

What an amazing find! We have had such a relaxing stay in such a wonderful setting. Waking up to the view of the lake each morning has been a luxury in itself. Perfectly located for any of the beaches with just a short tuktuk ride away. The boat ride on the lake organised by the amazingly helpful, kind and attentive staff, was so tranquil. Definitely better to take the rustic catamaran than one of the motorised boats! The 'putting of feet' in with a load of fish was quite an experience! Wildlife was abundant with monitors, kingfishers and the odd monkey to name a few. Sadly we didn't get to see the 5 metre croc! The food was excellent and our every needs catered for. For the chef, Chatoora (hope I have spelt that correctly!) nothing was too much trouble and our children think he should be on Masterchef! Our only complaints would be that we wished we had booked 2 weeks not just 1! And the photos do not do it justice!

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Paris148
Cambridge
1 review
“A Fantastic retreat”
Reviewed March 24, 2015 for a stay in March 2015

A marvellous tranquil spot within easy reach of all the local tourist attractions.
An extremely comfortable house in a beautiful location with fabulous staff and the most delicious food prepared by Chatura the chef aided admirably by the houseman Dikman and his houseboy Bartu over seen by the manager Ranga for whom no request was beyond his reach to organise. The property was imaculate ,the pool always perfect .I was thouroughly spoilt.

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Traveling group: Friends
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561vasili...
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“We had a blast”
Reviewed March 19, 2015 for a stay in February 2015

We were two families with 3 kids each and we spent 5 days in The Lake House. The Villa was amazing and the pictures are not fair to the property which is far better. Ranga, the house manager made the stay very pleasant and adviced on places to visit. Chantura the cook, spoiled us in each meach.
We definitely want to go again.

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Liked best: The location
Liked least: Difficult to reach there on foot
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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RR1969-07
Singapore, Singapore
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Lakeside serenity”
Reviewed December 12, 2014 for a stay in December 2014

We've just finished a week at The Lake House and it was divine. Superb cooking and wonderfully attentive staff on hand throughout the day. Stunning view over the lake from the pool and lounge. Plenty to do near by though in truth we had to force ourselves to leave the property! We'll definitely be back......!

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Liked best: View, serenity and attentiveness of the staff
Liked least: Hard to say!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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PJM2005
Market Harborough, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
“Couldn't be Bettered”
Reviewed April 21, 2014 for a stay in April 2014

Just returned from idyllic 5 nights at Lake House. This met all our expectations and more. Beautiful house, amazing peaceful location and brilliant staff who looked after us superbly. Food was some of the best we had in Sri Lanka. Perfect place for chilling out after 8 days touring around island. Had lots of fun being ferried round in tuk-tuk and would recommend lake trip - but whatever you want to do, Ranga can organise. Nothing was a problem or too much trouble. Loved it and will be returning.

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Liked best: Peaceful and beautiful location as well as excellent standard of house
Liked least: Wi-fi worked for first day only - forced us away from real world!
Traveling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Peter K
Hangzhou, China
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best vacation in a long time”
Reviewed March 19, 2014 for a stay in February 2014
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The Lake House in Koggala is conveniently located close to the train station, but the staff will be glad to help with pick-up from anywhere - even the airport in Colombo.
Pictures cannot do this precious gem justice, it was - simply put - the best vacation I can remember. From the genius architecture with built-in ventilation to the impeccable cleanliness, from seldom-seen friendliness, helpfulness and politeness of everybody around you to the amazing beaches within a short tuk-tuk ride from the house, there is not a single complaint I could file.

Southern Sri Lanka itself is definitely worth a trip, and if you are looking for a place that exceeds even the loftiest of expectations, get in touch with the people at The Lake House.

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Your age range 25-34
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Dubai
Reviewed November 3, 2013 for a stay in October 2013

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Liked best: Location and customer service
Liked least: Can't think of anything
Traveling group: Large Group
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