Excellent 8.6
Based on 814 reviews

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About Lake Lodge


Renovated in 2009, the Lake Lodge guarantees guests a pleasant stay whether in Colombo for business or pleasure. The city center is merely 2.0 Km away and the airport can be reached within 50 minutes. No less exceptional is the hotel's easy access to the city's myriad attractions and landmarks, such as Start Dust Casino, Gangarama Temple, St Michael's Church Colpetty.

Lake Lodge offers impeccable service and all the essential amenities to invigorate travelers. The hotel provides 24-hour front desk, luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas, car park, room service to ensure our guests the greatest comfort.

Hotel accommodations have been carefully appointed to the highest degree of comfort and convenience. In some of the rooms, guests can find television LCD/plasma screen, internet access – wireless, internet access – wireless (complimentary), non smoking rooms, air conditioning. The hotel offers wonderful recreational facilities such as garden to make your stay truly unforgettable. Superb facilities and an excellent location make the Lake Lodge the perfect base from which to enjoy your stay in Colombo.
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  • free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas


  • car park
  • airport transfer
  • car hire

Food & beverage

  • room service
  • restaurant(s)
  • coffee shop
  • bar


  • pets allowed

Cleaning services

  • laundry service

Guest services

  • luggage storage
  • newspapers
  • tours

On-site facilities

  • garden
  • smoking area

Health and security

  • 24-hour front desk
  • safety deposit boxes

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Sinhala
  • Tamil
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Child and extra bed policy
Infant 0-2 year(s) Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Children 3-4 year(s) Must use an extra bed
  • Guests over 4 years old are considered as adults.
  • Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room policy for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Airport Transfer Fee: 4200 LKR
Check-In From: 01:00 PM
Check-Out Until: 11:00 AM
Distance from City Center: 2.0 Km
Distance to Airport: 30. Km
Non-Smoking Rooms / Floors: Yes
Number of Bars: 1
Number of Floors: 1
Number of Restaurants: 1
Number of Rooms : 13
Room Voltage: 240
Time to Airport (Minutes): 50
Year Hotel Built: 1964
Year Hotel Last Renovated: 2009
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Recent customer comments

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  • Hotel Condition/Cleanliness 9.2
  • Facilities 8.5
  • Location 8.5
  • Room Comfort/Standard 8.6
  • Service 8.9
  • Value for Money 8.3
  • Food/Dining 8.1

George H.
United Kingdom
July 22, 2016
Great Sri Lanka starting point
We had a great two nights at lake lodge before we started the rest of our holiday around Sri Lanka. All the staff were very helpful and Raj, the manager, was particularly useful in sorting airport transfer and advising us on the rest of our trip. The room was clean, comfortable and tidy and the food was delicious!

Sam S.
July 16, 2016
Great comfortable base
This was a fantastic place to start our Sri Lankan adventure. short tuk tuk ride from the bus or train station although we mainly walked about 30-35mins. Staff really helpful and rooms were spot on, clean and extremely comfortable!

Ken G.
July 15, 2016
We had a wonderful stay at Lake Lodge. The staff were very helpful in all thing related to Colombo. The meals were just what you needed after a days cycling into Colombo from Ratnapura. We had Sri Lanka breakfast for the first 2 days & it was perfect. Early breakfast before the flight back home & they were very helpful in assisting with this. Couldn't recommend a better place to stay.

Bing Y.
July 15, 2016
Location, friendly staff, cosy invironment
We had a very pleasant stay

Ken G.
July 01, 2016
Relaxed atmosphere
This is a great place to relax and unwind after a day of traveling on the train. We arrived on our bicycles from the Fort Railway Station where we arrived from the centre of Sri Lanka. The staff were very welcoming & helpful. We have booked a nights stay when we return to Colombo from Galle & beyond.

Lee J.
June 23, 2016
Not worth for money .
Paradise Tintagel is still the best . Lake lodge 's room is too small . Staff isn't informative to inform us sri lankan breakfast has to make a day in advance and they took 30mins to prepare us wetsren breakfast . Facilities is poor .

Charlotta B.
United Kingdom
June 18, 2016
Our favourite place
Our favourite place to stay in Colombo. Like home from home!

May 31, 2016
Recommend for business trip
Room design, hot and big shower water, service, and esp. Good lobby for talks!

May 22, 2016
Good service
We loved the privacy at garden suites. And center of the city.

Ariadne L.
Sri Lanka
May 21, 2016
Wind-down in Colombo
At the end of our Sri Lankan adventure we needed to treat ourselves and found the Lake Lodge by Taru. And man, were we treated! From the moment of arrival to the moment of departure were we kindly, attentively yet never intrusively tended to. The staff did everything possible to make us feel welcomed, and what we could gather from any kind of interactions, honored their guests. Food was delicious and clean despite being a bit pricey. Choices were limited still sufficient. The staff rightfully adorn themselves with service excellence. The ground floor rooms are quite dark and the proximity to the kitchen and therefore early morning activity does get a little noisy, so do the doors of the other rooms when being slammed by other unaware guests. Sound-proofing or insulation would definitely help with that. The rooms are well-equipped and carefully designed, although a better mattress would def upgrade the sleep experience at Lake Lodge by Taru. All in all, we spent two lovely days and nights there. Thank you!