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Taru Villas - Lake Lodge

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Dunedin
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Taru Villas Lake Lodge was our final stop on a three week trip around Sri Lanka, and proved an ideal base while in Colombo. Depending on your inclination it is either a short walk or inexpensive tuk tuk ride from a number of the city’s key attractions such as the National Museum, Galle Face Green, Viharamahadevi Park, and Gangaramaya Temple....

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed here for our first night right after arriving in Sri Lanka and it was a perfect start. The rooms are stylishly decorated and breakfast was excellent. After exploring the busy streets of Colombo we found Taru Villas to be a wonderful retreat. What amazed us the most was how kind and helpful the staff was. The airline had...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed five nights altogether. We chose it because of TA reviews. We were not disappointed, it was exceptional. Pros Location – central but quiet, in a good part of town. No taxi driver or tuk-tuk driver we used had any difficulty finding it - and we used lots. Hotel provides a handy map just in case. Beautifully designed building,...

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Thank Pirate2070
Reviewed 1 week ago

Can’t think of enough good things to say about Taru Villas Lake Lodge. We ‘bookended’ our Sri Lanka vacation with the Lake Lodge as we flew in and out of Colombo. It was the least expensive hotel we stayed at in Sri Lanka and the best quality – in absolute terms, not just relative to price. Good location but quiet...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

How nice it was to arrive at Lake Lodge after arriving in Colombo (from India). The rooms and decor of this boutique hotel are tasteful, clean and relatively simple. Anything the hotel does however, it does to a high standard. From the yummy breakfast to the great shower to the complimentary tea/coffee and excellent meals at dinner, everything is just...

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Thank Thomas C
Kilkenny, Ireland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great Hotel. .. great staff, very clean very welcoming.... our luggage didn't arrive with our flight and the manager here was very helpful and understanding! We both enjoyed a lovely dinner outside on the terrace..... it's tucked away from all the madness of Colombo but yet walking distance to the centre! Friendly staff! Great place!

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We only stayed for 1 night but it was such a welcome stay. Well designed, attentive staff, quiet, central, good food (we actually had breakfast (sri lankan) and light dinner there as my wife was a little under the weather). We travel a lot and can say Lake Lodge, for what is on offer, is a real find

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Thank Steve S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's 10:30 PM and I've got the TV on and I can still hear the kitchen washing silverware and chatting. I'd prefer not to from this bunker of of a room. Especially not after waiting 1/2 hour to check-in at 3 pm today nor waiting nearly 2 hours for our delicious dinner. The service here is polite and gracious and...

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TaruVillas, General Manager at Taru Villas - Lake Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Eric B, Thank you for your feedback and for your encouraging comments. I do sincerely apologize for the noise disturbance. All our doors have been sound-proofed to the best of our abilities, but regrettably sound still carries within the structure. (This is a problem that we are currently trying to find a solution for) Had your discomfort been brought...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Warm staff, very delicious local food, comfortable rooms, clean and cosy ambience, makes you feel at home. Strongly recommended. Please do make sure that you have their welcome ice bar made of mint, ginger and lime! Awesome stuff.

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful place to stay in Colombo- Quiet- great rooms, Wonderful staff and great breakfast. Really enjoyed our two nights here. We stayed in the garden suite which was awesome with our own private garden entrance.

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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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Address: 20 Alvis Terrace, Colombo 03000, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Colombo
Price Range: $137 - $201 (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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“Our ground floor room was great.”
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“Room number 12 is upstairs. We had number 1 which was small but fine.”
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“I was in a ground floor room, which was cheaper than 1st floor. No idea why because it was quiet and fine.”
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