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Reviewed 3 March 2019 via mobile

What an absolute treasure this place is! From the warmest of welcomes to assistance with booking a tuk-tuk (ask for Salaman, he’s fab!). Beautiful, quiet rooms, very comfortable bed with gorgeous soft cotton bed linen, exceptional service and the best breakfast we’ve had during our 2 week stay. Can not praise this hotel and the staff enough. If you’re staying in Colombo look no further 10/10..

Date of stay: March 2019
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Thank HVHDJD
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TaruVillas2016, Business Development & Marketing Manager at Taru Villas - Lake Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2019

Dear HVHDJD,

Thank you for your wonderful review!

We are so pleased to hear that you have had such a memorable stay with us.

We hope you return for another stay on your next visit to Sri Lanka, and look forward to welcoming you back.

Yours sincerely,
Team Taru Villas

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Reviewed 1 March 2019

Very modern hotel, very well located in Colombo. It's in a back street and you may want to take a torch if you walk back to the hotel late at night.
No traffic noise but the layout means that your room opens directly onto the bar/breakfast area and we could hear staff faffing with cutlery/glasses quite late into the night.
Big comfy bed, nice room but poor natural light.
Breakfast (we chose healthy) was very good with curd & muesli that tasted home made. If you want a sri lankan breakfast, it must be ordered the night before and can only be served from 8am.

Date of stay: February 2019
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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TaruVillas2016, Business Development & Marketing Manager at Taru Villas - Lake Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2019

Dear dbgigs,

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us!

We appreciate your constructive feedback, and will pass this on to our team at Lake Lodge.

We hope to welcome you back for another stay with us - hopefully in the near future.

Yours Sincerely,
Team Taru Villas

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Reviewed 24 February 2019

We only stayed here a night before we left Sri Lanka. They had these amazing icy poles for us on arrival which helped with the heat. The rooms are nice clean and comfortable. The hotel is also in a great location in the city. We had an early flight in the morning and they made sandwiches for us to take to the airport which was nice. The staff were helpful and friendly. The only issues were was that the wifi was a bit slow and the bathroom had a bad smell coming from it. Also the restaurant area seemed very hot and I'm not sure if it could be closed off and if aircon could be used in this area? Our room was right next to the bar and restaurant area (room 5 i think). Luckily it was quiet so we didn't deal with any noise. If it were busy though this would of been a very different story. Overall we had a comfortable stay here and would still recommend it to others.

Room tip: To be safe choose a room away from the bar and restaurant area.
Date of stay: February 2019
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank redsherrin
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TaruVillas2016, Business Development & Marketing Manager at Taru Villas - Lake Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2019

Dear HardCorN1,

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us.

We are happy to hear that you would recommend Lake Lodge, and I will be sure to pass on your feedback to our team. We are always keen to hear our guests feedback, especially on areas where we can improve.

We hope you return for another stay with us on your next visit to Sri Lanka.

Yours Sincerely,
Oshaan Weerasekera
Business Development & Marketing Manager

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Reviewed 18 February 2019 via mobile

We had a 2 night stay at the start of Sri Lankan holiday. We arrived after midnight and finally got to the gate of the Villas, which was closed. I had a momentary sinking feeling before our driver pushed the buzzer and the night manager came out to greet us, check us in and show us to our room. The hotel is modern and comfortable with some nice design features. The bar/dining area is particularly well set up. The features for us though were the food and the service. We ate breakfasts and 1 dinner and all were excellent. The service on all levels was perfect but exceptional in the dining area. Thanks for a great stay.

Date of stay: February 2019
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank MaxR664
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TaruVillas2016, Business Development & Marketing Manager at Taru Villas - Lake Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2019

Dear MaxR664,

We are so happy to hear that you have enjoyed your stay with us!

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us.

We look forward to welcoming you back at Lake Lodge.

Yours Sincerely,
Team Taru Villas

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Reviewed 18 February 2019

Overnight stay at the end of a tour excellent room with all amenities and great food cooked to order - Sri Lankan breakfast to see me off in particular
Staff very attentive - bit noisy in the morning as next to a school but away from traffic

Date of stay: February 2019
  • Trip type: Travelled solo
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Thank tryanythingonce2015
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TaruVillas2016, Business Development & Marketing Manager at Taru Villas - Lake Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2019

Dear tryanythingonce2015,

Thank you for your wonderful review!

We are so happy to hear that you have enjoyed your stay with us, and hope to welcome you back for another stay soon.

Yours Sincerely,
Team Taru Villas

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