Taru Villas Lake Lodge

20, Alvis Terrace, Colombo, Sri Lanka

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Hotel Description

Family-owned for decades, the Lake Lodge was one of the first accredited hotels in Colombo. But it’s no nostalgia act. Taru Fonseka, the designer and event planner whose family ran the hotel all those years, has taken the reins, and in 2009 totally reinvented it as Taru Villas - Lake Lodge, a budget-friendly boutique hotel in a style that’s at the same time totally contemporary and authentically Sri Lankan.

Where’s the lake? It’s not some secluded retreat up in the hills, but Beira Lake, right in the city, not far from the U.S. Embassy, the Prime Minister’s residence, and Galle Face Beach. But here on the lakeside, Taru Villas’ setting feels secluded indeed — hard to believe you’re barely a mile from the city center.

The villas, naturally, play to this feeling of a private hideaway. Twelve double rooms come with king beds, rain showers, and air conditioning, and the garden suite adds a private terrace. And the hotel’s all-day restaurant serves Sri Lankan specialties as well as international fare, served on the terrace overlooking the lake. It’s a city hotel and a country getaway all in one — just the sort of stuff a memorable stay is made of.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 13 Rooms
  • Style: Modern Design
  • Atmosphere: Quiet

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour medical assistance
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Bar
  • Free parking
  • Garden
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • No pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Rooftop terrace bar
  • Wake-up service

Need to Know

Rates include - Daily breakfast, tea & coffee throughout the day and Wi-Fi. Rates are in US dollars. Child Policy - Children up to 3 years sharing parent's bed will be on complimentary basis. Children between 3 to 6 years could share the parent's bed or have an extra bed (subject to the available room) at the rate of US$ 40.00 nett including breakfast. Children 6 years and above are considered adults.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express

Check in:

1pm,

Check out:

11am

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  • Ground Floor Room

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 176 ft²/16 m².
    Amenities

    Views: no view.

    This room includes:

    • adjoining room on request (charges apply)
    • air conditioning window unit
    • concrete floor
    • crib (on request)
    • Fixed Day Beds are available in limited number of rooms.
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • rain shower
    • safe
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
  • Upper Floor Room

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 226 ft²/20 m².
    Amenities

    Views: no view.

    This room includes:

    • adjoining room on request (charges apply)
    • air conditioning window unit
    • concrete floor
    • crib (on request)
    • Fixed Day Beds are available in a limited number of rooms.
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • rain shower
    • safe
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
  • Garden Suite

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 376 ft²/34 m².
    Amenities

    Views: garden.

    This room includes:

    • air conditioning window unit
    • concrete floor
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • rain shower
    • safe
    • sofa
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour medical assistance
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Bar
  • Free parking
  • Garden
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • No pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Rooftop terrace bar
  • Wake-up service

Need to Know

Rates include - Daily breakfast, tea & coffee throughout the day and Wi-Fi. Rates are in US dollars. Child Policy - Children up to 3 years sharing parent's bed will be on complimentary basis. Children between 3 to 6 years could share the parent's bed or have an extra bed (subject to the available room) at the rate of US$ 40.00 nett including breakfast. Children 6 years and above are considered adults.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express

Check in:

1pm,

Check out:

11am

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