Taru Villas - Lake Lodge

Address: 20 Alvis Terrace, Colombo, 01000, Sri Lanka | Hotel
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This hotel, located on 20 Alvis Terrace, Colombo, is near Temple of the Tooth (Sri Dalada Maligawa), Mount Lavinia, Colombo National Museum, and Dehiwala Zoo.
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          • Free parking


          • Continental Breakfast
          • Room service

          TravelPod Member ReviewsTaru Villas - Lake Lodge Colombo

          Reviewed by mbcx6djh

          Day 1 - Lake Lodge

          Reviewed Mar 22, 2016
          by (1 review) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

          Arrived in Colombo after leaving Gatwick a full 18 hours later thanks to the only flight we could get having a 7 hour layover in Dubai.
          Free meal in the airport thanks to Emirates but looking forward to the 2 hour layover on the return journey.
          Trying to book a bed for 6 hours in the airport turned out to be not as cheap as the air attendant said, basically $50 per hour, so we slept on the sofas in the airport when one became available!

          35 minute taxi drive to Lake Lodge costing 4500Rs, not sure if this is good value, basically £23 but at this point we just wanted to get to the hotel!

          Lake Lodge is nice,mid range hotel with industrial feel to it, polished concrete walls & floors. Would definitely stay again. Location is good, 5-10 minute walk to the beach once you get your bearings.

          Day 2 off to Galle, tuck-tuck to train station for the 2:20 train, 2nd class as only the 6:35 train has 1st class accommodation.

          Colombo, Sri Lanka
          Taru Villas - Lake Lodge
          Colombo, Sri Lanka

          This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

          Reviewed by candcthai

          Stylish but terrible service

          Reviewed Mar 21, 2011
          by (4 reviews) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

          The rooms are very clean if somewhat bare. Concrete beds, polished concrete walls and floors. No hot water for our 3 days stay there and the staff and management could not give a toss for the guests. Such a shame because it could be a nice place

          This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

          TripAdvisor Reviews Taru Villas - Lake Lodge Colombo

          4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding

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