Taru Villas - Lake Lodge

20 Alvis Terrace, Colombo, 03000, Sri Lanka | Hotel
Prices starting from $96.00

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One extreme to another

A travel blog entry by lorenhine


... evening and said a lot about not having the easy access to technology that we do. Today we went to see a couple of elephants and on the way we stopped off and had some 'Jack' which tastes like a juicy banana with the consistency of pineapple and a 'King Coconut' which was a different kind of coconut (I never knew there was more than one kind). Once we arrived at the elephants I wasnt too keen. Unfortunatey it was ...

Joining in celebrations and placement experience

A travel blog entry by beckeyjw

... forward to each meal. Going to the project was really interesting as this gave us an idea of what to except and again getting used to the buses. We played games this time, but they don't always just play games, it was good to see the variety and different levels of English, as most groups are totally mixed. Also got good ideas about how to get attention etc. we had our present coordinater come with us, which was really useful as we now ...

A very high tea indeed.

A travel blog entry by fergysrambles


... Sri Lankans coming and going but there was never any pressure on us to leave. There was even a wedding party having photographs taken and rather stupidly I missed the opportunity for what would have made a fine VT flag photo but there have been other chances since. The only other Caucasians I saw came in much later and were presumably hotel guests as service had finished by then. I do like that when I travel, being the
only "white man" in ...

This should have been posted ages ago!

A travel blog entry by fergysrambles


... plied with excellent conversation and toasted cashew nuts with chilli accompanied by the usual incredulity that it was not too hot for a white man but I really should make a move here. Hopefully, I shall get a load of stuff posted this afternoon so you may get to see this and possibly even some images.

Obviously this was not published as I thought it had been but hopefully I am getting the hang of it now. I really must do a trial run on a new site in future!

The end is near...

A travel blog entry by gos201


... it was good to relax and have a few bevvies!

Sunday was better weather wise - although due to a hangover I was in bed till 1pm...
Did some final present shopping and lay on the beach for a couple of hours before returning to Ethul Kotte for dinner before bed! Weekends are as exhausting as weekdays!

On Monday the newest cohort of volunteers arrived, who are here joining on to the last 2 months of the last group.. So they're here for 8 weeks.
Only two girls ...

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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

    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