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Travel Lodge Lake View Tourist Resort
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Reviewed February 19, 2014

This hotel was recommended to us, and we would certainly recommend it to others. The service was excellent, from the food to providing us with a free tuk tuk on several occasions. The breakfast was huge and consisted of pancake, roti, hoppers, toast,eggs, fruit juice, fruit and tea. The curry and rice for dinner was the best we had in Sri Lanka, and consisted of about 8 different dishes. All were well cooked and presented by the owners wife.The boys who waited on were a delight. Always cheerful and full of fun, but also very efficient.
The owner was very helpful, without being pushy, and organised bikes for us.
The rooms were basic but very clean and the bathroom was newly done. There was a mosquito net.
It's only a 5 to 10 minute walk to town where there are plenty of shops

The owner and his wife deserve to do really well.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Koswattage C, Owner at Travel Lodge Lake View Tourist Resort, responded to this reviewResponded January 27, 2015

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Reviewed February 16, 2014

Chathu, the owner, and his wife are charming and customer satisfaction is their top priority. Chathu will do anything for you. He can organise very good tuk-tuk trips at reasonable cost and pays great attention to employing first rate drivers and guides. He wants to continually improve his service and is keen to hear any feedback you may have.

Breakfast is delicious and large, whilst rice and curry for dinner is enormous and wonderful. Up to 14 dishes of superbly prepared genuine Sri Lankan home cooking.

Rooms smallish and basic, but made up for by everything else. Wouldn't hesitate to go back or recommend tothers.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Koswattage C, Owner at Travel Lodge Lake View Tourist Resort, responded to this reviewResponded January 27, 2015

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Reviewed February 9, 2014

I felt right at home here & never felt "nickle & dimed". The friendly owner offered us coconut fresh off their tree & would always run guests back to the bus station after check-out for free. The 2 boys who work there are so sweet & are each others shadows. One of them does a great impression of Spotty Dog from the Woodentops (you have to be an older British person to get this!). Had a small hiccup around the bike rental which arose because the dodgy tuk-tuk driver tried to take advantage of getting me to the bike rental place. Would strongly suggest that the guesthouse get their own bikes to rent out. Really enjoyed the rustic location with seeing cows walking down the street. You can walk around this area & the local people will be happy to see you. You will miss out on a lot by only going to the tourist spots. I didn't eat at the guesthouse due to my budget restrictions although they tried to accommodate by dropping the price a little.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled solo
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Koswattage C, Owner at Travel Lodge Lake View Tourist Resort, responded to this reviewResponded January 27, 2015

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Reviewed January 6, 2014

It was pleasant for us to stay with you. Thank you for your care and service, delicious dinners (especially curry and fresh fruit coctails), very nice and clean rooms and funny games :) Jan, Czech republic

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with friends
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Koswattage C, Owner at Travel Lodge Lake View Tourist Resort, responded to this reviewResponded January 27, 2015

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Reviewed January 3, 2014

This new hotel is run by the charming Chathuranga. The staff were lovely and very helpful and the food was exceptional (don't eat lunch, the dinner is a feast!). Some of the best food we had all trip.
It lacked a little atmosphere when we were there as the guesthouse was empty. The rooms were very basic. The bathrooms were nice but our toilet did not flush well and the shower was cold.
The staff are helpful but I would avoid their 'tuk tuk deal' to explore the ancient city. It just did not feel right somehow.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Koswattage C, Owner at Travel Lodge Lake View Tourist Resort, responded to this reviewResponded January 27, 2015

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