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Taru Villas - Lake Lodge

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Cologne, Germany
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The best place to stay at in Colombo -quite expensive, but worth it :-) Furnished and decorated with love and taste! Outstanding service, delicious food, extremely friendly staff! If you need a tuk-tuk ask for MANOJ! We spent all our time with this friendly, funny, very obliging, reliable and trustful guy! He made our day :-) !!!

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Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 3 night @ taru villas and thouroughly enjoyed the service, the location and setting of the hotel. Within walking distance of many restaurants and sights, good breakfast, good beds and good sleep. Steven

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for one night before we travelled to the south of Sri Lanka. The hotel was very clean, modern and comfortable, the staff were very friendly and check in was very easy. Would recommend to anyone staying in Colombo short or long term. One piece of advice - make sure you have the directions the hotel send you to...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the most beautiful place to stay at when you are in Columbo. Friendly staff, great food and stunning rooms! Highly recommend! Worth the price. Also, offers close location to the lake for a nice walk.

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Greater Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the first arrival to departure the staff were extremely helpful. Cold drink, and cups of tea on artival. Great fish curry for dinner and good service at reasonable price. Very early departure call no problem. All round a very good place to stay first day in Sri Lanka

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West Midlands, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely little hotel, located close enough to Colombo city, however far away from the hustle and bustle which is ideal. Located 2 minutes walk from the lake, which is super pretty. We didn't arrive to this hotel until 2am, however the guy was waiting for us on reception to check us in, which was great. We arrived by taxi (approx...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I stayed there for five nights in early November.It was our first stay at a boutique hotel in Colombo. It was a lovely experience. The facilities and room were well maintained and clean and the staff lead by the resident manager Raj ever obliging and courteous. The breakfast was excellent. All in all, it was like a...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The lodge is in a secluded quiet area at the end of a short private road. It is simple in design but that is its best asset. Our room was furnished sparsely with a large bathroom and a great shower. The service was nothing short of excellent. Nothing was too much for the waiting staff who were extraordinarily attentive to...

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Lisbon, Portugal
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice location on the heart of Colombo city. Warm reception and atention from employees and manager, helping us planning aditional tour on sri lanka . Minimalist and software decoration . Modern and comfortable rooms, wonderful breakfast in a relaxed atmosphere.

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great airport pick-up(35 minutes at midnight!) and travel arrangement. Lovely suite, great food both at breakfast and at two dinners. Rooftop dining room/ deck with good view of city buildings. Clean rooms, secure compound in central location.

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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 

Additional Information about Taru Villas - Lake Lodge

Address: 20 Alvis Terrace, Colombo 01000, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Colombo
Price Range: $119 - $170 (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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“My room was ground floor near reception but still very quiet.”
jws4646, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“The garden suite is excellent”
JerryDunnett, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Garden Room was lovely”
551eileenf, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Rooms on the upper floor will be quieter.”
jgust2017, 2 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Our ground floor room was great.”
tdthomas1, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
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