Taru Villas - Lake Lodge

Address: 20 Alvis Terrace, Colombo, 03000, 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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TravelPod Member ReviewsTaru Villas - Lake Lodge Colombo

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

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TripAdvisor Reviews Taru Villas - Lake Lodge Colombo

4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding

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Old town drama but Buddhists are calmer

A travel blog entry by williamluff on Jan 04, 2015

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... life without the overwhelming chaos of a weekday, or the craziness we witnessed during last night's drive.

We start in the car however, driving from out hotel past the presidential palace where we see, by chance, the changing of the guard. We're not allowed to take photos of any military institutions or personnel at the best of times but it transpires we've arrived just ahead of a very hotly contested presidential election so security is ...

Day one in Colombo!

A travel blog entry by sarahinsrilanka on Dec 18, 2014

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... I'm rather happy. The cold showers are the worst though. If I'd been more settled I may have moved, but I'm actually rather comfortable here and the location is central. I think no matter how hot it gets, I'll never find a cold shower 'refreshing'. I'm not looking forward to washing my hair under the cold water, maybe I'll just put it off for a while..! I was at a loss for what to do this morning, where to start! It's rather intimidating to walk out the doors having no idea where ...

Getting involved at the WYC

A travel blog entry by beckeyjw on May 09, 2014

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... 160;it was such a shame as the performances tend to be really good here and this was the only time it was set up like this, no idea how the people at the back saw. There were some big screens, but they didn't always show the dancing though. I managed to get to just behind the VIPs to film the other girls, and it was brilliant, the crowd obviously also thought so as it was the only one to get a standing ovation.They were helping special needs, once you watch the video on here ...


A travel blog entry by sheilacruise on Mar 23, 2014

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... foxes in the trees, the little Tuk Tuks get right in the way, the coach driver has to keep slamming on the brakes to avoid them, one braking incident was closer than you'd want but so glad the brakes work perfectly, we all jerked forward but I don't think anyone was hurt. We git back to the ship in one piece. Overall it's quite obvious that there is a huge divide of wealth, but everyone lives alongside one and other. The very posh houses ...

Our last night in Colombo!

A travel blog entry by linds.and.don on Feb 23, 2014

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... malls” definitely weren’t the type of malls Don or I are used to. They smelled like mold and incense……..and I felt like I was shopping in a flea market. All the stores were filled with name brand items that look like they had shipped from the US years ago and have been waiting for someone to buy them.
Another thing that doesn’t seem to bother Don, which I CANT STAND, is the shopping experience. As soon as you walk into a store, you have a ...