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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

My husband and I arrived in the evening, after a long flight, and were given such a warm welcome. The hotel is decorated in a very modern and minimal design, which we loved. Our bedroom was cool, quiet and the bed was fantastic. The breakfast was of a very high standard, with a choice of local Sri Lankan breakfast or...

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Aberdeen
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed 3 nights here, very quiet hotel in the centre of the city! A great find, and highly recommended. Accommodation excellent, food very good, and staff very friendly. What more could you ask!? A little difficult for some taxi drivers to find, but the reception will give you their card with a map. Will go back again!

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Painswick
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Arriving early morning after a long flight from Melbourne via Singapore, we were greeted with delicious lime and mint "ice lollies" before being shown to our delightful room. Breakfast was excellent as was the evening dinner we enjoyed on the terrace. The staff are lovely and nothing is too much trouble. We had the garden suite which has a huge...

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Chinnor, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I flew from UK to Sri Lanka with a stop at Mahe, so it was about 14 hrs altogether. Our driver-guide collected us and took us to the first of our hotel stops. We were touring having selected places to stop and things to see and do for a 2 week holiday. We arrived late afternoon to...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed one night at lake lodge, it was our final stop before going back home. We were very happy with our pick: staff is very friendly, the manager is super helpful. We had dinner there and had pasta (we just couldnt bear the idea of another curry!) and it was delicious! Breakfast is nice as well, lovely coffee. Our...

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Paris, France
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a boutique hotel with a villa taste, and the Taru service (other select places in Sri Lanka) is always at its top. Our standard room was not very big, but enough for the 2 of us with 2 suitcases, beatiful decor and furniture, great comfort. Excellent wifi. Quiet night. A great + to the staff who was available...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our last night was spent in this lovely hotel! Very nice comfortable room, staff very friendly & helpful. We had late flight following day, our bags were stored & were free to use lounges,charging stations etc. We had a very good dinner & an excellent breakfast. Decor was modern & stylish. One of nicest hotels we stayed in during time...

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1Thank Lynne M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 17 February 2017

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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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: RM430 - RM642 (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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“The garden suite is excellent”
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“Garden Room was lovely”
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