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Talalla Retreat

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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good32%
  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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“open air”(44 reviews)
“yoga classes”(57 reviews)
“first floor”(39 reviews)
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Free Internet
Free Parking
Breakfast Buffet
Air Conditioning
Beachfront
Pool
3 Star Hotel
Some places we do not merely visit, we become a part of! Places that touch your spirit, and replenish your soul. Where time fades, and your only schedule is the turning of the tides! Welcome to an undiscovered Beach Resort Sri Lanka paradise. Welcome to Talalla. Talalla retreat is a...
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Special Offer: $15 Drop-in Yoga
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Location and contact
Talalla South, Talalla 60604, Sri Lanka
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4.7 miles to Mawella Lagoon Airport
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Stayed here for 4 days in the low season. Really gorgeous, well cared for grounds and I loved my Bungalow house room that was open to the air and jungle all around. They have lovely 4 poster beds with mosssie nets, and the open showers...More

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Reviewed 29 December 2017

I spent 5 nights at Talalla and had a fantastic time. Having been on yoga retreats before, I would say this for me was a yoga holiday rather than a retreat, but still fab nonetheless. There were 3 fantastic yoga teachers, Melanie, Yes and Evy...More

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Response from laurie432, Owner at Talalla RetreatResponded 30 December 2017

Hi and so glad yoga enjoyed the yoga and talalla......and I agree with you...Sri Lanka is such a great place and the more you see the better...which is why we have the big "what to see board" so you can explore....and even if you are...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Poor quality on every scale. Mandatory „service charge“ on ALL BILLS. Service was bad as was the food! Yoga, Pilates and other stuff offered at over the top prices! This is not a hotel to make you well but empty your wallet! My review is...More

Thank Jones A
Response from laurie432, Owner at Talalla RetreatResponded 3 days ago

Just your ...no mini bar,television in rooms and your photo with your nice tie lets me know you chose the wrong type of accomodation We are not a Hilton type hotel.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We initially booked the bungalow but the room was too small far from the common facilities and hot so paid and got ourselves upgraded. The downstairs room facing the pool was lovely. No air con and the open windows means lots of bugs but the...More

Thank Sam1976Colombo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed for a week for the Surf and Yoga retreat - best decision ever! Travelling from NZ there are many surf and yoga retreats on offer in Australia, but I decided to look further afield and this is the place to be! The top...More

1  Thank Sallly123
Response from laurie432, Owner at Talalla RetreatResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Sally and so glad you enjoyed Talalla...see you next time

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US$31 - US$108 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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ClairenNathan10
28 November 2017|
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Response from World_Traveller_8633 | Reviewed this property |
We had some rain but if, then mostly in the late afternoon or during the night. But weather is getting better and better and the days are sunny with blue sky.
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mobrien247
16 November 2017|
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Response from TalallaManagement | Property representative |
Hi Mo, Lovely to hear from you! You are welcome to use US dollars to pay for anything at Talalla Retreat, but we would recommend purchasing some Sri Lankan rupees for use outside of the retreat (don't want to be stuck... More
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9 November 2017|
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Response from Franziska S | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I don't recall any encounter with the owner during the 10 days I stayed at the resort. But I did find her response to my tripadvisor review (which did not include any false comments, but was a simple recollection of my... More
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"1st Floor with A/C is worth the extra money."
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"As close as possible to the beach is probably the best option for nice views"
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"Be sure to book room with private bathroom- read the small print!"
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"ocean view first floor- but expensive"
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