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Taru Villas - Lake Lodge

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We stayed here on our first night in Sri Lanka, on arrival at the airport we were picked up by the driver which was organised by the hotel. We arrived late in the evening and were checked in to our lovely Garden Room which was spacious with a seating area,a very large long bathroom. There was also an outside area...

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Wareham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We arrived in Colombo and stayed for 2 nights at the start of our trip around Sri Lanka. It was a perfect start, walking distance to the centre of Colombo. The staff were very friendly and efficient, food was excellent, and it was an excellent stopover to start our tour. Many thanks.

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Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

first visit to colombo and did not know what to expect. Found this small boutique renovated B&B and it was delightful. As others have mentioned, you must get on the second floor to avoid some noise. Also do not expect ***** 'cause it is very clean and very workable but not luxury at all. Easy walk to a lake and...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

With a few rooms, this hotel is nested behind a cricket field and a stroll from Gangaramaya temple. Roughly in between Cinnamon Grand and Cinnamon Red, you have thus a few dining opportunities a short walk away while enjoying quietness. If you don't want to walk, the staff in Taru will happily arrange a taxi or three wheeler. The breakfast...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best part of our stay in Colombo was this beautiful hotel. Beautiful decor, calming rooms and uniquely helpful staff. We stayed here twice, on our arrival and the day preceding our departure. The staff remembered us and were so kind and helpful. The location is close enough to the city to be a convenient one, but just far enough...

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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I stayed at the Lake Lodge for 4 nights. We booked directly via internet and paid for room in advance to get better rates. No problem at all using credit card for booking. Paying balance at check-out (meals, laundry, taxis, tips etc) had to paid by cash. Suggest you keep that in mind as we had trouble...

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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From arrival to departure this is the perfect place to stay while in Colombo. Due to missed connections and delayed flights we arrived after 30 hours of travel in the early morning hours. The management turned over a vacated room within 30 minutes so we could rest. So considerate. The property itself is small and intimate and definitely not impersonal...

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lake Lodge Hotel 4 star This hotel has been built in a stylish modern design which is very attractive. Attention to detail in the design and decor is great with immaculately manicured garden, beautiful pools and fresh cut flowers on tables in the public areas. However the view from the window in our otherwise brilliant bedroom was non existent, being...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed one night 13th Jan 17 at Lake Lodge on our last night in Sri Lanka. We arrived about 2pm after travelling by train from Galle to Colombo. At check-in we discovered to our horror that our passports had been stolen (as we got off train). A stressful 24 hrs ensued as we were meant to fly out at...

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Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This family-owned place is a real gem. It offers lovely, tastefully decorated and spacious rooms, comfortable terraces for breakfast and an always accommodating staff. We promised we would be back after our first visit three years ago, and we are very happy that we did. Taru Villas - Lake Lodge is close to Galle Face Green and other sights. We...

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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
Region: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Colombo
Price Range: $129 - $171 (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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“Garden Room was lovely”
 of 5 bubbles 551eileenf, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Rooms on the upper floor will be quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles jgust2017, 2 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Our ground floor room was great.”
 of 5 bubbles tdthomas1, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms were very good.”
 of 5 bubbles SP5658, 8 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Room number 12 is upstairs. We had number 1 which was small but fine.”
  • Very comfortable
 of 5 bubbles ilTouristico, 25 Jun 2016 | Read review
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