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Taru Villas - Lake Lodge

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12/06/2017 13/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed here briefly for only a night as we got into Colombo late and planned to leave early the next day to Galle. There are probably cheaper places you could book if you just need a clean decent bed for a quick overnight. We chose this hotel on the reputation of Taru Villas. Loved the ambience of the compound...

Thank RUIWEN78
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for two nights in March after arriving in Sri Lanka. The rooms are absolutely beautiful. The breakfast that is included in the price is some of the best food we had in Sri Lanka. The hotel is centrally located, easy to get to most places on foot. This is a wonderful home base in Colombo!

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Lorne, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 2 nights here in may and had a very enjoyable time. Rooms are well presented and clean. ... the staff were very helpful. ... breakfast was excellent as was the dinner we had there one night. Very enjoyable stay. .. definetely recommend the lake lodge.

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Jaipur, India
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our last hotel stay before our holiday ended. We received a warm welcome from the manager. Arriving at noon we were greeted with a delicious lime and mint ice pop.Though not a luxury hotel it is centrally located and peaceful. We were not provided with kettle & tea bags but on demand the staff provided us with cups...

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Manchester, England, Uk.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our last hotel stay before heading back from our holiday. The hotel is tucked away down a side street. The only sign says Lake Lodge, not Taru Villas. The welcome was nice, a refreshing iced lime popsicle. We were shown to our lovely room. It a ground floor room hence the cheaper price but it was perfect for...

Thank worldtraveltoday
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in the room with the private garden, which we really enjoyed. This room has a private entry into a garden, which connects with a lovely patio and the room. Lots of privacy and it was nice to sit outside on the patio in the evenings. The room decor has a modern, yet warm vibe to it. Looked great,...

1Thank Lilian V
Cologne, Germany
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 :-) !!!

1Thank franziska h
Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 17 April 2017

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 14 April 2017

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...

Thank sg584
Reviewed 11 April 2017 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.

Thank Bobby J

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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 01000, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Colombo
Price Range: ₹ 5,428 - ₹ 7,949 (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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