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Lake Lodge Hotel

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21/05/2017 22/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

I have stayed here 2 nights & simply it was "Awesome" place if you wish to stay quite & calm. It was situated in a really good place with overlooking the Kandalama lake. Staff was really helpful all the time even the foreign owner & his partner. Food was really good & you can have good choices in the menu....

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Lakelodge_13, Manager at Lake Lodge Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sir/Madam Thanks a lot for staying with us and sharing your kind review regarding our staff and property. What you have mentioned above is the reflection of the Yes I Can Attitude that we are providing to our guests. We are truly happy that our services are in line with your expectations. As a team , we are looking...

Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed for 1 night to break up a long journey, excellent hotel - Michele the owner very welcoming and we were lucky to be upgraded with a great view over the forest tree tops and fabulous sunset. The room was spacious with air conditioning plus a mosquito net, the hotel has a lovely pool. Our evening meal was one of...

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Lakelodge_13, Manager at Lake Lodge Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sir/Madam Thanks a lot for staying with us and sharing your kind review regarding our staff and property. What you have mentioned above is the reflection of the Yes I Can Attitude that we are providing to our guests. We are truly happy that our services are in line with your expectations. As a team , we are looking...

Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After an idyllic stay at LLH in 2014, I immediately decided to book a 4-night stay and use this little oasis of calm as my base camp to visit the cultural triangle. Over 3 years what has changed? Nothing much I would say. What was there in the beginning and made Lake Lodge so special is still there. The equipments,...

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Lakelodge_13, Manager at Lake Lodge Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sir/Madam Thanks a lot for staying with us and sharing your kind review regarding our staff and property. What you have mentioned above is the reflection of the Yes I Can Attitude that we are providing to our guests. We are truly happy that our services are in line with your expectations. As a team , we are looking...

Horsham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely hotel, great location for lots of great places to visit (cave rock temples, lions rock, safari), really relaxing, lovely helpful staff. Breakfast and dinner really good food but would recommend perhaps trying somewhere else for lunch. Definitely would recommend this hotel!

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Lakelodge_13, Manager at Lake Lodge Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sir/Madam Thanks a lot for staying with us and sharing your kind review regarding our staff and property. What you have mentioned above is the reflection of the Yes I Can Attitude that we are providing to our guests. We are truly happy that our services are in line with your expectations. As a team , we are looking...

Ra'anana, Israel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lake Lodge is convenient for sightseeing in Sigiriya and Dambulla. It has about 12 rooms surrounding a swimming pool. Each room was divided into a bedroom, dressing room and huge bathroom. The rooms were spacious and comfortable, and ours included an attached sub-room with an additional bed that we did not need. The beds were covered by mosquito nets, and...

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Lakelodge_13, Manager at Lake Lodge Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sir/Madam Thanks a lot for staying with us and sharing your kind review regarding our staff and property. What you have mentioned above is the reflection of the Yes I Can Attitude that we are providing to our guests. We are truly happy that our services are in line with your expectations. As a team , we are looking...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our first stop after Colombo which we chose for its accessibility to Dambulla, Sigiriya and Polonnaruwa. Frankly, Lake Lodge set an incredibly high benchmark for the remaining places we stayed in Sri Lanka - a standard which wasn't really matched in its entirety elsewhere. A charming setting, attentive staff and excellent cuisine made this a very memorable experience. Sitting on...

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Lakelodge_13, Manager at Lake Lodge Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sir/Madam Thanks a lot for staying with us and sharing your kind review regarding our staff and property. What you have mentioned above is the reflection of the Yes I Can Attitude that we are providing to our guests. We are truly happy that our services are in line with your expectations. As a team , we are looking...

Vienna, Austria
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Michel Chapelain and Heinz Burli are owners who are personally involved in every detail of this wonderful boutique hotel. The staff, who come primarily from the local village, are as well or better trained than those in many 5 star European hotels. Excellence is in the details and in the care given to the guests. My wife and I spent...

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Lakelodge_13, Manager at Lake Lodge Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sir/Madam Thanks a lot for staying with us and sharing your kind review regarding our staff and property. What you have mentioned above is the reflection of the Yes I Can Attitude that we are providing to our guests. We are truly happy that our services are in line with your expectations. As a team , we are looking...

The Netherlands
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

With 17 rooms, this boutique hotel offers a truly Asian hospitality with a twist of French-Swiss nicely blended in. The room was nicely portioned and the bed decorated each night in a different style. The a-la-carte menu is mainly European style, but the set menu offered a choice of great Sri Lankan curries. Very jammy! A formidable pool and spa...

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Lakelodge_13, Manager at Lake Lodge Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sir/Madam Thanks a lot for staying with us and sharing your kind review regarding our staff and property. What you have mentioned above is the reflection of the Yes I Can Attitude that we are providing to our guests. We are truly happy that our services are in line with your expectations. As a team , we are looking...

Reviewed 18 March 2017

Stayed two nights half board, at this lovely welcoming hotel. The setting is stunning, facilities perfect.The food was excellent, served in a perfect setting on terrace with lovely views. Evening drink and canapé brought to room late afternoon, nice touch we thought :), but then charged for it on departure ?! The owners are hands on and always present, ensuring...

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Lakelodge_13, Manager at Lake Lodge Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sir/Madam Thanks a lot for staying with us and sharing your kind review regarding our staff and property. What you have mentioned above is the reflection of the Yes I Can Attitude that we are providing to our guests. We are truly happy that our services are in line with your expectations. As a team , we are looking...

Chinnor, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This was our second hotel in Sri Lanka. It had the same name as our previous one, but it was very different. On arrival the part owner welcomed us and showed us around. All was well, and our room was large with views towards the lake. We had been told that cocktails would be brought to our room, but this...

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Lakelodge_13, Manager at Lake Lodge Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sir/Madam Thanks a lot for staying with us and sharing your kind review regarding our staff and property.Actually on that day we were in a busy scheduled its not mean we forgot to give the cocktails and to take the dinner order actually its delay really apologist for that. What you have mentioned above is the reflection of the...

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  • Pool
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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Greetings From Lake Lodge Boutique Hotel....!We are kind to inform you that the Lake Lodge Boutique Hotel is now running with a new management from 01st October 2012. The new management was brought this property in February 2012 and after that we were closed for 8 months for renovation of old six rooms and billed new six rooms. We reopened in October 2012. The history of the original structure dates back to the time of the construction of Kandalama hotel in the Early 1990's. The famous Architect Geoffrey Bawa was taken over the area by helicopter to choose a site for the Kandalama hotel. Having preferred the Lake Lodge site, found it too small an area to build the Kandalama hotel. He then recommended his friend Mr Hameed whom he had already designed a boutique hotel for, to acquire this land. The land was subsequently acquired on a long term lease from the government for development.The original plan was to have 20 rooms, however due to constraints caused mainly due to the slump in the tourist industry during the war years; construction began only in 2004 and was stopped at six rooms. Provision was made however for the expansion plan, a large swimming pool constructed, kitchen and restaurant. The original project consisted of 6 large 450 sq ft rooms overlooking the Mihintale hills and dambulla caves. The swimming pool, kitchen and reception area overlook the Kandalama reservoir. The extent of the property is 4 acres. The establishment continues to provide its guest with the highest quality standards in Hospitality service combined with two contrasting yet equally fantastic panoramic views that immediately tends to relax the mind. The dry zone sunset to the west on a clear day is much more spectacular across the sky than from the more humid coast of the Island."Experience Our Worm Hospitality" Thank YouBest Regards, Ranjith P'KumaraManager ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lake Lodge Hotel

Address: Wewa Road | 16 Division, Kandalama 21106, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Kandalama
Price Range: $166 - $506 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Lake Lodge Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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