Taru Villas - Lake Lodge
No prices found through our partners. Please contact the business directly or check some of our recommended alternatives.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
TravelPod Member ReviewsTaru Villas - Lake Lodge Colombo
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
Travel Blogs from Colombo
We arrived in Sri Lanka to some pretty intense heat, which was a welcome change to the drizzly UK that we were leaving behind. Our surfboards were squeezed into a taxi and we headed off to a boutique hotel Rosie had eyed up in the Lonely Planet guide. We were feeling a little sad about leaving so thought we should stay somewhere nice to take our …
... surfing, 3 sessions a day, making the body exhausted but the mind revived.
It's time for some culture, we move inland to visit the former cultural capital of Sri Lanka, Kandy. Our train trip going there is one to remember, we were reluctant to reserve ahead and find out there are only 3rd class tickets left with no appointed seats. Before we know which carriage to board its already fully packed, leaving us on the train balcony almost hanging out, for ...
... to ensure the driver starts the meter so that he doesn't come up with some random price to overcharge the passenger. Apparently, non-working meter is a common excuse that drivers often spring on tourists!
On our return journey, we flagged a Tuk Tuk, but when we boarded it, the driver drove a little ways, got off the vehicle and went ...
... visit as well.
We got back, had lunch and then a nap. I think we were still worn out from our long day visiting Kandy and the Elephant Orphanage. We went to dinner in the dining room and then to the show -- a repeat performance by Ukebox. I enjoyed the show very much, but they played a lot of music (especially Beatles) that I like. Despite our afternoon nap, we were both pretty tired and we called it a night early.
Next: Two days at sea then our visit to ...
... Fruit bats compete for airspace and huge monitor lizards slip malevolently through the water. The kids are in raptures.
As we pass the Temple, sounds of huge drums and clouds of incense fill the air, the evening rituals are underway and barefoot pilgrims, wrapped in white sarongs, swarm the grounds. The Bahiravokanda Vihra Buddha - an 88ft tall white statue up on the hill looks down serenely and the beguiling, heady atmosphere gets under the skin of even this ...