Talalla Retreat
Talalla Retreat
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10.0
Exceptional

"Fantastic friendly staff and owner."

YOHANN

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October 2, 2017

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What guests are saying:
This is a really lovely place. Best so far in Sri Lanka!!
michelle from United Kingdom
Family with young children
Beach and pool are beautiful, breakfast could be more variations, wifi poor. Accommodation is so romantic and close to the nature.
Samu from Hungary
Couple
Absolutely wonderful real treat. Can't say a thing against it beautiful rooms fab location and wonderful food best place we stayed in Sri Lanka
cheryl from United Kingdom
Couple
We stayed 4 nights at Talalla Retreat and absolutely lived it. Beautiful gardens and pool area to relax in. Yoga classes were excellent and dinning was easy and delicious. Not much else in Talalla beach to do however amazing spot to relax and unwind in comfort.
Pamela from Australia
Couple
Excellent
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8.2
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10
Excellent cleanliness
8.7
Value for money7.6
Distance to city center5 km
Location rating8.8
Nearest airportKoggala Airport - Domestic (KCT)
Distance to airport33.8 km
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  • Private beach

  • Currency exchange

  • Daily housekeeping

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8.4
Excellent
Room comfort & quality
Deluxe - First Floor
Deluxe - First Floor
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 queen bed
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Big House Room
Big House Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Nature view
  • 1 double bed
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Sea View Balcony
Sea View Balcony
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
  • Beach view
  • 1 queen bed
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Bamboo Hut
Bamboo Hut
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Nature view
  • 1 king bed
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Bungalow Room
Bungalow Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Nature view
  • 1 double bed
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Sea View Air Conditioning
Sea View Air Conditioning
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 1 queen bed
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Deluxe Ground Floor
Deluxe Ground Floor
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 queen bed
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Dormitory
Dormitory
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  • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 bunk beds
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Bungalow
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      What people love about the property

      • 8.0
        Very good

        "The beach is amazing and great place to get away and relax."

        Oliver

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        December 6, 2016

      • 8.0
        Very good

        "Staff fantastic and very helpful."

        Chris

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        May 23, 2016

      • 10.0
        Exceptional

        "This is a really lovely place."

        michelle

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        April 7, 2016

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      10.0
      Exceptional

      "Treatments were fantastic, Ayurveda massage very good."

      RAchel

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      December 25, 2016

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      8.0
      Very good

      "The rooms are very nice."

      vincent

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      January 9, 2017

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      Agoda Reviews (217)Booking.com Reviews (523)
      8.2
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      10
      Cleanliness8.7
      Facilities8.0
      Location8.8
      Room comfort and quality8.4
      Service7.9
      Value for money7.6
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      9.2
      Exceptional
      Tessa from South Africa
      Couple
      Sea View Air Conditioning
      Stayed 3 nights in December 2018
      Exceptional”
      It’s so peaceful, you feel relaxed as u enter :) and if anything... go for the food! A vegan paradise ❤️ Also great for non vegans
      Reviewed December 09, 2018
      2.0
      Guillaume from France
      Group
      Bungalow Room
      Stayed 1 night in October 2018
      Worst stay in Sri Lanka ”
      We are extremely disappointed with our stay in the resort. There was a huge gap between our expectation and our actual stay. We booked the bungalow room. But we were not expecting that it has no view at all, is located behind the toilet of the swimming pool, in a remote area. Contrary to what is stated in our booking, , there was no toilets and shower in the room. They are outside in the garden. The wifi was not available in the room and the quality was poor in common area. Staff were not as welcoming as other hotels in Sri Lanka. Finally, we feel a bit rip off with the price 52 USD and abusive exchange rate. The food is buffet canteen and priced at 15 USD per pax almost 2 times more expensive than hotel in the same range. Renting a surf board is 20 USD for half day which is 2 times more expensive than in France. Waves were shore break. In a nutshell, I was our most terrific experience in our 3 week stay in the country!
      Reviewed October 02, 2018
      8.4
      Excellent
      Denise from Switzerland
      Group
      Deluxe - First Floor
      Stayed 1 night in December 2017
      Very nice”
      The hotel is a little off the main beach, but only a short walk away. It was very clean and the bath room spacious and modern. The staff was very friendly and helpful! The pool area is nice since you cannot swim in the ocean because it‘s rocky. We would stay there again.
      Reviewed December 31, 2017
      10.0
      Exceptional
      michele from Germany
      Couple
      Deluxe - First Floor
      Stayed 7 nights in January 2013
      great hotel, great staff, great beach”
      yoga!
      Super cozy place, great yoga lessons, great food. we had all in all about 10 hotels during our sri lanka stay: this was the best one! book the full food as there is no restaurant near tallala (but you dont need one) btw: notice that it is not easy to find places for dinner as in thailand or vietnam. most restaurants are for rich tourists and serve lame food, singhalese restaurants close early
      Reviewed February 12, 2013
      9.7
      Exceptional
      Michele from Luxembourg
      Couple
      Deluxe - First Floor
      Stayed 4 nights in January 2012
      Paradise!”
      Swimming pool and Yoga
      we absolutely loved the place. it beautiful! privacy in the cottages might be an issue for some people but it didn't really bother us. the outdoor shower was awesome. food was delicious, staff was helpful. yoga classes twice a day is the best.
      Reviewed April 11, 2012
      9.7
      Exceptional
      Sabine from Germany
      Couple
      Deluxe - First Floor
      Stayed 5 nights in March 2012
      Great location”
      Everything
      the days at the talalla retreat were a highlight of our 2 week journey. the resort is a bubble of beauty and piece and even if there unpredictable events like bees which decided to use our wardrobe - there appears to be almost no problem that cannot be solved. we loved the food however there is no great choice. you can get into contact with other guests if wanted.
      Reviewed April 01, 2012
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Ian from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Deluxe Ground Floor
      Stayed 3 nights in March 2018
      Incredible location, really lovely organic food, great staff, surf and yoga available daily.”
      We were actually pleasantly surprised. It was our cheapest stay during our holiday and was a stop between hikkaduwa and being able to head to Mirissa for whale watching on our last day. Amazing pool, huge grounds, spacious room and the beach and swim are just incredible. Easier to swim there than hikkaduwa. Healthy food too and providing both Sri Lankan and European fusion food. For us, we could have done with a bit more sunlight being blocked in the room so as to sleep for a little longer, and it being more tranquil when your sleep gets disturbed. But for some you will absolutely love the room being so open, I am sure. It blends in nicely with nature. Great place for a stay, they also do wellness retreats there and reiki I think. Tallala beach is so lovely and is like a private bay.
      Reviewed March 27, 2018
      8.8
      Excellent
      Julia from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Bamboo Hut
      Stayed 3 nights in February 2018
      Relax and unwind”
      A peaceful location - well apart from the sound of the Indian ocean washing into the beach and the local wildlife! A beautifully maintained garden with a large pool, plenty of sunbeds and a popular restaurant.
      Reviewed February 26, 2018
      9.6
      Exceptional
      HOI from Hong Kong
      Solo traveler
      Deluxe - First Floor
      Stayed 1 night in September 2018
      Quiet place for refreshment”
      Like it's name, you feel like retreat from your daily life. Clean and tidy room. Good place to stop over for 1-2 nights.
      Reviewed September 08, 2018
      7.6
      Very good
      Samanthi from Sri Lanka
      Business traveler
      Bungalow Room
      Stayed 1 night in July 2018
      Spacious resort - watch out for gunman”
      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 net provided was fantastic and protected us from infects. The pool and beach are so nice and peaceful here Breakfast was simple and mainly vegetarian ( except for a choice of egg) and limited in choice. In general the food is expensive for what you pay The rooms don’t have TV facilities but one next to the reception with seating for approx 5 persons All was good during our stay until a man with a gun popped up when going for a walk around 1pm. It was scary and he moved with a gun. When complained to the reception they were very casual about it saying it’s to kill the monkeys! Guns are illegal without a license in SRI Lanka and wonder how this guy is even allowed to legally carry a gun around!!
      Reviewed July 10, 2018
      8.4
      Excellent
      Sarah from Australia
      Couple
      Big House Room
      Stayed 1 night in March 2017
      Amazing location”
      We stayed here 2 nights, one in a bungalow and the other in a big house (due to their availabilities). The bungalow room was very small and quite stuffy, even with a fan and we had a shared bathroom (which we did know about). We thought this room was poor value for money (about AUD65). The big house room was airy, much more spacious and had a private bathroom for around AUD100. Maybe not great for new couples as there is not much privacy as far as the bathroom goes! We liked this room and was better value. The facilities here were great - nice pool, a stones throw from the gorgeous beach, which is great for swimming not surfing. The restaurant looked good but we found a delightful beach restaurant next door and ate all our meals there - delicious and cheaper. Around the pool and beach there are a lot of 'posers' but i would recommend this place. Ask for a place close to the beach or pool, as both our rooms were quite a walk from either.
      Reviewed March 16, 2017
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Ian from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Bungalow Room
      Stayed 2 nights in February 2017
      Exceptional”
      The bungalow rooms are good value - especially if you can get one with its own bathroom - ok, no beach view, or fridge, but, on the other hand quiet, small-but-comfortable rooms and access to all Retreat facilities. Not sure I'd be so excited about the more expensive options, not sure how much extra benefits you'd actually get. Efficiently run. Wifi only in restaurant...
      Reviewed March 03, 2017
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Stefanie from Germany
      Couple
      Deluxe - First Floor
      Stayed 4 nights in March 2016
      Great stay - totally recommend it”
      We had a wonderful stay in Talalla Retreat. Including free running apes from the surounding forest who visited us in our open-roof-bathroom (yes - really!) All was excellent - the food (we had half-board), the room without roof and walls, the staff (the most friendly ppl I ever met) and the village!
      Reviewed March 01, 2017
      8.0
      Excellent
      olivia from Italy
      Solo traveler
      Dormitory
      Stayed 1 night in February 2017
      Nice location and perfect for.families and couples”
      The retreat is great for relaxing, meals are excellent and the location is great. A bit too expensive in my opinion, considering I slept in a dorm. Almost all couples and families, pool.is nice and place is very stylish and well kept. I just didnt really feel it very authentic honestly, like.a.sort of brand, american style a bit.
      Reviewed February 15, 2017
      8.0
      Excellent
      vincent from France
      Couple
      Sea View Balcony
      Stayed 3 nights in January 2017
      very expensive, but very fancy. ”
      The rooms are very nice. The location is great, One of the nicest beach we saw in SR. The big minus are: the food is decent but expensive and you get tired of it after a couple of days. (little variation in the menu). Luckily there are some cheap restaurants nearby. internet available only in the restaurant and is very slow.
      Reviewed January 09, 2017
      10.0
      Exceptional
      RAchel from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Deluxe - First Floor
      Stayed 5 nights in December 2016
      Amazing experience, perfect setting, food incredible, lots on offer to do, Yoga great. ”
      Food was fantastic, a lot of variety. Location was great, beach stunning. Yoga staff wonderful. All staff wonderful. Very smiley and helpful. Treatments were fantastic, Ayurveda massage very good. Can't fault any of it really
      Reviewed December 25, 2016
      8.0
      Excellent
      Oliver from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Bamboo Hut
      Stayed 2 nights in November 2016
      Good Hotel”
      We stayed in the Bamboo hut which was amazing. Very natural and relaxed design. The food at the resort was not much to write home about, in particular, the evening buffet. The restaurant is in the garden area rather than the beach. Would have been nice to have a bar or seating to eat by the beach/sea. The beach is amazing and great place to get away and relax.
      Reviewed December 06, 2016
      8.0
      Excellent
      Jemma from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Bungalow Room
      Stayed 2 nights in September 2016
      Relaxing”
      Well maintenance do grounds. Rooms are at one with nature. Attended one yoga class, level was aimed at beginner so I became bored fairly swiftly. Surfing is not available at the beach where the retreat is, surf beach is approx. 30 minutes drive. Costs $50 USD for a 1.5 hour surf lesson via the retreat. So unless you are doing the retreat package deal and do want surfing, I would recommend staying at the surf beach as less travel time and much cheaper.
      Reviewed September 30, 2016
      8.0
      Excellent
      Chris from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Bamboo Hut
      Stayed 2 nights in May 2016
      Nice Retreat”
      This is a retreat, not a resort. Food is limited - only a buffet dinner (more sri lankan food than others) and may not suit certain tastes. Excellent yoga classes. Fantastic grounds and a great swimming pool. Talalla area is really small and off peak season there are no other restaurants available. Staff fantastic and very helpful. We had a great stay.
      Reviewed May 23, 2016
      8.0
      Excellent
      JOHN from Australia
      Family with teens
      Bungalow Room
      Stayed 4 nights in April 2016
      Lovely little resort ”
      Loved the location, loved the accomodation and general feel to this resort/retreat. Front of house staff let this place down with a lacsidasical attitude .. But don't let this deter you!.. We stayed in an sea view open air room which we loved, but we did take ear plugs with us, which meant a good nights sleep.
      Reviewed April 23, 2016
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