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Talalla Retreat

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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?
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I could not of chosen a better place to see in my 40's I visited for 4 days and the place is surreal It has a special aura about it and the staff are very happy and friendly, the staff really make the place from kalyana and all of house keeping to the yoga teachers and bar
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Response from laurie432, Owner at Talalla Retreat
Responded 2 days ago
Hi and what a great review...thank you
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We have loved our stay at Talalla & really don’t want to leave. The retreat is beautiful, every corner has been carefully designed. Our ocean view room was spacious, comfortable and had truly amazing views of the beach, which is the best beach I have ever seen. The yoga
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Response from laurie432, Owner at Talalla Retreat
Responded 30 Jan 2019
I to am sad when I have to leave.....Thank you for your kind words.
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We stayed for one night in talalla retreat, this is our most fancy stay during our trip. We booked the big house room which I can absolutely recommend, it’s beautiful and feels very open and tropical. Initially, we booked a ‘twin-bed’ as we’re friends but I would say that’s
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Response from laurie432, Owner at Talalla Retreat
Responded yesterday
So glad you enjoyed talalla.....hope you get a chance to stay longer next time...
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Lovely 2 night stay in spacious bamboo hut by the beach. Location is absolutely perfect at one end of Talalla beach. Not usually fans of buffets but buffet here was great with a good mix of local and western options. Get down to the beach for 5.30am to watch the sunrise and the
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Response from laurie432, Owner at Talalla Retreat
Responded yesterday
A great review...Thank you.
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My 5th visit and still great. Already planning next trip. Staff all lovely and are willing to help you with all requests. The lunch is varied and delicious. The surf course is brilliant and caters for all levels.
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Response from laurie432, Owner at Talalla Retreat
Responded yesterday
Hi and what a great compliment...five visits and planning your next....great
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Hi!! Apologies for the delayed response, yes we have availability and you're welcome to book online via our website! We also offer drop in Yoga, Pilates and Boxilates classes, as well as private surf lessons! We look forward to welcoming you here soon!
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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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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 un-able to buy a post-surf beer!) Essentials like sunblock and bug spray are available from our on-site shop and from shops in the village. Our shop also sells swimwear and locally made clothes. Although you are likely to be visiting some surf shops on your outings during your retreat, we would recommend buying the clothes you will need before your arrival, just in case. Hope this helps! Looking forward to welcoming you, and do get in touch with any other questions.
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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 experience and views) very rude and have decided not to return to the resort because of it. My experience is definitely that the resort is not very accommodating when it comes to requests from customers (...and they say the fish stinks from the head). They simply stick to their rules, instead of providing first class customer service that makes people feel at home and want to return. If that is the kind of service you are looking to get, don't stay there.
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we travelled in August the weather was fine, not too hot but not great clear skies, it rained most days for a little while especially up in the hills, on the coast we swam every day, we were in the south
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"Different types/grades of rooms at varying price eg bungalows closest to beach most expensive."
"Near beach for breeze"
"Would not recommend booking a room in the big house."
"Choose a room with a balcony. Cooler."
"Luxury first floor"
US$45 - US$130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Sri LankaSouthern ProvinceTalalla
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