Location, Style and Luxury for Less

Taru Villas – Lake Lodge, Colombo, one of the city’s first accredited hotels, was transformed into a stunning city break haven in 2009. Keen to respect the rich heritage of a building which had been in her family for four decades, Nayantara ‘Taru’ Fonseka embarked on a project which would crystallize into the gold standard for ‘luxury-for-less’ hotels in Colombo, Sri Lanka. With her creative emphasis on lines, light, and space, Taru’s brainchild is the template for contemporary elegance and excellence.

It is testament to the tranquility of this accommodation in Colombo that you could easily forget just how close you are to all the amenities that any thriving city has to offer. With the capital’s restaurants, business district and other attractions only moments away, this exquisite hideaway proves that having the best of both worlds is certainly possible.


We are renowned for our service and attention to detail. Booking directly with us means your Preferred Guest status starts right away.

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This small boutique hotel in Colombo offers a range of services and amenities:

Room Amenities

King size beds, en-suite bathrooms, in-room safes, A/C, overhead fans, cable TV, hot/cold rain showers, hair dryers

Daily Housekeeping

Enjoy having your room attended to every day if you choose

Fully serviced property

Staff in residence at all times

Free WiFi

Stay connected to your colleagues and loved ones back home

Airport Transfers/ Taxi Service

Lake Lodge staff can help you organise your transport needs

Left Luggage

Travel lightly knowing your luggage is safely stored

In-House Laundry Service

Have your clothes laundered as you go

Cot and High Chair

Your Little Ones' needs are considered too


Food we are renowned for and a licensed bar


Ideally located in the heart of the city




Ground Floor Room

Lake Lodge


First Floor Room

Lake Lodge


Garden Suite

Lake Lodge


Owners 2 Bedroom Serviced Apartment

Lake Lodge


This competitively priced, 13-room hotel effortlessly blends style, elegance and tradition with comfort, warmth and intimacy. It is the epitome of understated charm, tucked away in the lively city centre, to retreat to at the end of a busy day.


Rates Include:
Daily breakfast, tea & coffee throughout the day and WiFi.

Rates are in US Dollars. Rates are subject to Government Taxes and Service Charge. Government taxes are subject to change without notice.
Child Policy:
Children up to 3 years sharing parents’ bed will be on complimentary basis. Children between 3 to 9 years may share parents’ bed or have an extra bed (subject to room configuration) at the rate of US$ 15 nett, including breakfast.

Children 9 years and above are considered adults for pricing purposes.
Extra Beds:
We are able to accommodate an extra bed in some rooms only. Extra bed & breakfast charge per person of US$ 25 nett
Owner's 2 Bedroom Serviced Apartment:
A Security Deposit amounting to the rate for 1 night is compulsory. Location to be notified on confirmation.

Guests will be picked up from their desired location within Colombo or the Airport and transferred to the apartment, where the keys will be handed over by a Taru Villas representative.

Payment Policy:
The booking is confirmed upon receipt of 50% refundable deposit, balance payable 14 days prior to arrival. For bookings between 20th December and 15th January (both days inclusive) a 50% non-refundable deposit is required for confirmation, balance payable 60 days prior to arrival.
Cancellation Policy:
Any cancellation received 14 days prior to arrival will be free of charge. Cancellations received within 14 days of arrival will incur 100% cancellation charge.
Peak Period Cancellation Policy:
During Peak Period (20th December – 15th January, both days inclusive) cancellations within 60 days of arrival will result in 100% cancellation charge. All other cancellations will be charged the 50% non-refundable deposit.


There is no shortage of choice at this hotel in Colombo. The signature Taru Villas breakfast is fuel for the day, where you can choose from a selection of traditional Sri Lankan dishes or Continental breakfast, and everything in between. The lunch and dinner á la carte options offer many of the usual favourites such as crisp salads, warm soups, hearty burgers or our famous Sri Lankan rice and curry, to both non-residents and in-house guests.
Always living up to Taru Villas reputation for personalized service, our chef will be happy to adjust meals according to your preference and dietary requirements, with a little notice. We also invite you to try one of our unique cocktails or healthy smoothies on the terrace at sunset. There are far tougher ways to end a busy day! To avoid disappointment we ask visiting diners to call ahead for reservations.


The city of Colombo and its surrounding areas offer an abundance of activity, history and culture. We will be happy to arrange any of the following and more, either prior to or after your arrival.

Tour of The Colombo Fort
Take a tour of this busy historical part of the city that is strong in architecture and is a photographers’ paradise. Begin at the Old Dutch Hospital, now a precinct of bars, restaurants and shops, that retains its original architectural structure. Walk around the Fort and the bustling Pettah markets, break for tea (or an arrack, for something stronger!), and stop to sample street food along the way.
Tour of the Galle Fort
Asia’s largest remaining fortress built by European occupiers, this gorgeous UNESCO World Heritage Site offers plenty by way of culture and history. Explore it all on foot, by bicycle, or in a tuk-tuk. You may also choose to extend your visit with a stay at either Taru Villas – Lighthouse Street or Taru Villas – Rampart Street.
Day Tour to Kandy
Capital of the last Sinhalese Kingdom and home to the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha, this hill country town sets itself apart in history and character.
Day Tour to Sigiriya and Dambulla
Start your day early and challenge yourself to climb over a 1000 steps to the top of the Sigiriya Rock upon which the ancient King Kasyapa built his palace. Hidden behind a formidable fortress of moats, walls, and ramparts are the palace water gardens, rock paintings or ‘frescoes’, and at its summit, a 360 degree panoramic view of the landscape. On your return to Colombo is the Dambulla Cave Temple, a centuries old sacred pilgrimage site made up of 5 temples within caves, embellished with murals and numerous statues.
Gangaramaya Temple and The Seema Malaka
Designed by the famous Geoffrey Bawa and exhibiting a happy marriage of cultures in its architectural design, the Seema Malaka Temple sits on the Beira Lake as an oasis of tranquility in the city of Colombo. A short walk away is the Gangaramaya Temple, known for its famous annual Navam Perahera (a colourful pageant of dancers, drummers and elephants). The temple is also notable for its unusually lavish decoration, and has a library and museum within its premises.


From Sir James Pieris Mawatha turn on to Perahera Mawatha. Passing Bishop's College auditorium and the adjacent playground, Alwis Place is the first road on your left. Take the first left turn again at Alwis Terrace. Taru Villas - Lake Lodge is the last property at the end of this lane.

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