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Taru Villas-Lake Lodge

4-star hotel with restaurant, near Nawaloka Hospital

  • Free WiFi and free parking

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20, Alvis Terrace, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Quiet villa-style hotel in the middle of everything but still feels quiet and secluded.…

    Sep 6, 2019

  • My favorite parts were the homemade popsicle and jasmine scented towel upon arrival. The…

    Apr 21, 2019

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 10 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace

For families

  • Television
  • Free toiletries
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

What’s around

  • Nawaloka Hospital - 16 min walk
  • Galle Face Green - 17 min walk
  • Galle Face Beach - 18 min walk
  • Bellagio Casino - 18 min walk
  • Bally's Casino - 37 min walk
  • Chabad of Sri Lanka - 8 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Deluxe Double Room
  • Classic Double Room
  • Superior Garden Suite


20, Alvis Terrace, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Nawaloka Hospital - 16 min walk
  • Galle Face Green - 17 min walk
  • Galle Face Beach - 18 min walk

What’s around


  • Nawaloka Hospital - 16 min walk
  • Galle Face Green - 17 min walk
  • Galle Face Beach - 18 min walk
  • Bellagio Casino - 18 min walk
  • Bally's Casino - 37 min walk
  • Chabad of Sri Lanka - 8 min walk
  • Liberty Plaza - 9 min walk
  • Colombo City Centre - 10 min walk
  • Gangaramaya Temple - 10 min walk
  • United States Embassy Colombo - 10 min walk
  • Crescat Shopping Mall - 0.6 mi / 0.9 km

Getting around

  • Bandaranaike Intl. Airport (CMB) - 47 min drive
  • Wellawatta Railway Station - 13 min drive
  • Colombo Fort Station - 15 min drive
  • Seeduwa - 29 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 10 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 1:00 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-out

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. The host will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*


  • Free secured onsite valet parking
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Free reception
  • Coffee/tea in a common area


  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • Hand-held showerhead
  • Height-adjustable showerhead

Languages Spoken

  • English

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding

Things to enjoy

  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished

Freshen up

  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Table by Taru - Overlooking the garden, this restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Onsite venue #2 - bar. Open daily.

Small print

Also known as

  • Taru Villas Lake Lodge Colombo
  • Taru Villas Lake Lodge
  • Taru Villas Lake Colombo
  • Taru Villas Lake Lodge
  • Taru Villas-Lake Lodge Hotel
  • Taru Villas-Lake Lodge Colombo
  • Taru Villas-Lake Lodge Hotel Colombo
  • Taru Villas Lake
  • Taru Villas-Lake Lodge Colombo
  • Taru Villas-Lake Colombo
  • Taru Villas-Lake

Optional extras

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 45 per vehicle (one-way, Maximum occupancy 2)

Airport shuttle service for children up to age 11 costs USD 15 (one-way)


This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.


  • Yes, Taru Villas-Lake Lodge does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free valet parking.
  • Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 1:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11 AM. Express check-out is available.
  • Yes, Table by Taru offers international cuisine and garden views. Nearby restaurants include Mango Tree (8-min walk), Nuga Gama (8-min walk), and Noodles (8-min walk).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 45 per vehicle one-way.
  • No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Bellagio Casino (18-min walk) and Casino Marina Colombo (6-min drive) are both nearby.
  • Taru Villas-Lake Lodge has a garden.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Charming little gem

    It’s unfortunate that we were there only one night. We arrived after the first bombs of April 21 and decided to leave the country. The hotel is very clean, modern, and comfortable. The staff is outstanding and the food is delightful. I’m sad we could not even leave the hotel to explore given the Marshall law but at least we were in a place we felt comfortable. Would love to come back under different circumstances.

    catalina, 2 night romance trip, Apr 21, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great Stay

    In the heart of Colombo, this hotel is an oasis. Good service, terrific food, and quite. We were happy to stay here upon arrival into Sri Lanka. We would stay here again if the opportunity arises. OsborneAdventures

    1 night romance trip, Mar 31, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The decor was beautiful! Serene, artistic and modern

    Nienke, 1 night trip, Oct 12, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    This property is an oasis within the busy streets of Colombo city. A very short Tuk Tuk ride gets you to Galle Face where you can watch the sunset into the sea.... The hotel is clean and fresh, the staff are so friendly and helpful, and the food is great. You wont need a lunch after their Sri Lankan breakfast!

    Paul, 2 night romance trip, Jan 6, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    A nice bungalow in central Colombo. Room to sit out on the roof with a drink or a meal. Food was good but not outstanding.

    1 night romance trip, Dec 27, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional


    Outstanding. Home from home. If your home is that of James Bond. Or a Rock Star maybe. More staff than guests. Outstanding food. Fabulous cocktails. Helpful staff. An oasis of tranquility. Make sure you do a tuk tuk tour with the irrepressible Samon too.

    Andy, 3 night trip with friends, Dec 5, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great location and calm. Comfortable room. Loved breakfast.

    2 night trip, Oct 3, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    very friendly staff, excellent breakfast! 100% recommended!!!

    H, 3 night trip, Sep 21, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Beautiful place, brilliant service & food!

    Brilliant experience. We came in after a tiring road trip and were immediately greeted by courteous and efficient staff who allowed us to relax immediately and explained everything in a very professional manner. It is obvious they are very well trained. The bungalow itself is very tastefully done, there wasn't a single thing I found out of place. It is simply beautiful by day and takes on another lovely facet at night. The rooms are well designed and gorgeous. The food- absolutely outstanding. Every single thing was superb. As an experience, I would rate our stay here 5 out of 5 stars- and would definitely stay here again. A big thank you to all the well trained staff who went out of their way to accommodate our requests (while travelling with young children, bound to be a few of those) and make our stay a relaxed and memorable one.

    Ashwin, 1 night family trip, Sep 9, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great customer service, very helpful with every request we had, rooms very quiet, no traffic noise, great hotel.

    3 night romance trip, Sep 5, 2019

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