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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our stay at Talalla retreat was amazing. The staff is friendly, the food is some of the best in Sri Lanka, the Yoga is great and peaceful and the surroundings we will never forget. Don't cheat yourself from getting a massage!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Talalla Retreat Centre has been such a special experience. As soon as you arrive, you're welcomed by very kind and caring staff. You feel right at home straight away. I had a few relaxing days on arrival, long walks along the stunning talalla beach, swimming, attending yoga classes, enjoying the delicious buffet food. Then I started my surf and yoga...

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was my second visit to Talalla Retreat. I made the mistake of only staying for a week the first time, so extended to two weeks this time. It's a great resort with fantastic accommodation, food and location. I did a 2 week surf camp, and I can't rate this experience highly enough. Coach Andy found us waves every day...

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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely room, nice set up, open air, open shower / bathroom. Nice Swimming pool and the beach was spectacular. But the food in this hotel was very bad. We booked half-board (Breakfast / dinner) because we didn't bother dine out, but it was the wrong decision we had made.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Talalla beach is beautiful. Undisturbed, not yet over developed like other places on the south coast. In talalla retreat we stayed in a double room, which later found out, was more of an open communal space. Fine for us, but perhaps a bit noisy for others with families etc. Room was clean, great outdoor shower area, but perhaps a little...

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a pretty hectic, jam packed trip around Sri Lanka, Talalla Retreat was a perfect place to unwind and relax. The resort is located in large grounds at one end of Talalla Beach. The grounds are beautifully kept and there is an aire of tranquility about the whole place. We had a deluxe ground floor room with an open air...

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Reviewed 9 October 2016

I stayed in the Big House which consisted of a number of private rooms and was attached to a hostel style dormitory. The accommodation consisted of shared bathroom facilities, a double bed, mosquito net, mirror, cupboard and fan. The accommodation is a short walk to the pool and restaurant areas. The surroundings are spectacular and relaxing, with villas dotted around...

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Thank Kirk R
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 18 September 2016

We stayed here for a week in August 2016 for a surf camp and it was a wonderful experience. The level 1 surf camp was fantastic. We felt we really laid down a solid foundation for continuing in the sport. The coaching is attentive and personalised. The video reviews and theory sessions are extremely valuable. The resort itself was also...

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Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Talalla retreat was really a shock to me, for I did not expect a resort of that serenity to exist within the area. In a place where mostly local restaurants and stay in homes exist, this was really a surprise.it was really calm and peaceful and most of all safe. The vast area with access to the beautiful beach was...

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Reviewed 6 September 2016

Expensive but oh so worth it. I stayed 4 nights and totally shut down in this beautiful calming resort. Woke with the monkeys, watched them jumping from tree to tree from out door bathroom/shower. Rooms basic, extremely comfortable with ceiling fan and mosquito nets.Wandered over to the yoga pavilion where the lovely Crystal guided us through restorative yoga moves. Walked...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
  • Spa
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the 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 boutique hotel, offering barefoot rustic charm on the Southern Beaches of Sri Lanka. The retreat sits on Talalla Beach, an undiscovered cove of crystal clear turquoise water, spotless golden sand and mesmerizing sunrises and sunsets. Of all the resorts in Sri Lanka, Talalla offers its guests a level of elegant simplicity just metres from the lapping waters of a secluded cove. Here, time is measured in moments of serenity and pleasure. It is a place to get away from it all and to absorb the unsurpassed natural beauty of Sri Lanka. A jungle paradise, Talalla is built low rise, and set into lush gardens, resplendent with tropical flora. Monkeys play in the coconut palms as they sway softly in the breeze. Monitor lizards roam freely as they have since the days of the dinosaurs. Squirrels twitter as they dart through the grass. And at night, fireflies light­up the surrounds, guiding you lightly to your villa.... Relax in the 20 metre freshwater pool, swing in a hammock or lounge on a sun­chair by day and by night indulge in a cocktail at the bar, or lounge on the sofa nearby. Sri Lanka’s best kept secret is waiting for you, are you ready to replenish your soul and get in touch with nature? ... more   less 

Additional Information about Talalla Retreat

Address: Sampaya House, Talalla 60604, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Talalla
Price Range: £27 - £104 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Talalla Retreat 3*
Number of rooms: 70
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“Most the rooms are open, so expect some noise at night,”
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