The hotel is in a small dead-end street and most taxi/tuk-tuk drivers had problems finding it, so make sure you have the hotel phone number if further directions are needed. That said, the area is very calm and there is not much you can do in the night beside drinking beer and chatting with friends in the garden. But actually it's quite nice activity after a day spent in the hustle and bustle of Colombo. Even better if you have a torrential rain as a backdrop.
There is certain atmosphere in the hotel that looks more like a colonial mansion from the Ceylon days than a modern hotel. The rooms have character, with high ceilings, maybe a bit dark for my taste.
We paid like EUR 100 per room, so obviously you could go much cheaper in Colombo and not much value for money. Service as everywhere else in Lanka was impeccable, breakfast also quite good. Did not try the restaurant.
Airport is quite far away, plan at least an hour to get there.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Lake Hotel Colombo