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Talalla Retreat

Talalla South, Talalla 60604 Sri Lanka
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 30/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 5 hotels in Talalla
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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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Hotel Lover wrote a review Feb 2021
london26 contributions4 helpful votes
Great stay just after Sri Lanka re-opened for tourists with new covid procedures. Felt completely safe during the stay with all the procedures in places Lovely bedroom overlooking the sea, woken each morning by the sound of birds chirping. The room was spotlessly clean and comfortable. Food was good in the restaurant and the service from Mahesh was excellent. Mahesh was always friendly, going the extra mile, chatting to guests. He was what made the retreat so special and personalised. Sadly couldn’t have a massage or yoga until after the 7 day covid test, which was understandable, so will definitely have to visit again.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
Anja M wrote a review Jul 2020
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As a large retreat group from the Capital Colombo we had 4 wonderful post-pandemic-days to reconnect with each other, with nature, the stunning empty beach of this beautiful bay. The team went out of their way to make this a perfect experience. The food was great, the hygiene measures and cleanliness top, the 3 yoga shalas are amazing, the pool and all facilities great for families, friends and individual hideaway spots. We will surely be back for more. Much gratitude team Talalla from team Prana Lounge
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Date of stay: July 2020
Ula Oboza wrote a review May 2020
Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates33 contributions
It was our first time in Sri Lanka, we spent one week in Talalla Retreat, we loved this place form the first day! Very comfortable accommodation, friendly and helpful staff, delicious and fresh local food and amazing beach! We'd love to go back there again...
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
OntCommon wrote a review Apr 2020
Norwich, United Kingdom202 contributions62 helpful votes
We had read that Tallala offered one of the best, most unspoilt, beaches on the south coast and we were not disappointed. It is a beautifully undeveloped crescent of sand fringed by coconut palms. The Retreat has substantial grounds and beautiful well-kept gardens and the best swimming pool of any of the hotels we stayed in on our trip. Our first-floor room was open to the elements (beware of invading monkeys) which gave a very natural feel. Beds are equipped with good quality mosquito nets but we were not troubled by insects in March. The spacious open-air bathroom contributed positively too. There was a vibrant young clientele enjoying the on-site yoga and the surfing school facilities. This gave a very relaxed, international atmosphere and the staff were unfailingly pleasant and helpful. The one disappointment was the quality of the food at breakfast and dinner. Compared with other similar establishments where we stayed that offered buffet style meals, both the range and the quality here could easily be improved. Consequently, on our second and third evenings, we chose to eat dinner at a restaurant further along the beach which provided superb authentic dining in a much more romantic setting for the same price!
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Date of stay: March 2020
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CosimaL wrote a review Feb 2020
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Perfect place, nice stuff members, delicious food, cute bamboo huts, offer yoga & surf camps! Try it I‘m here for the 2nd time again and I will return next year for sure. I don’t know any other place in Sri Lanka where it’s this beauty & nice
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
Response from laurie432, Owner at Talalla Retreat
Responded 29 Feb 2020
Hi and thank you for such a great review...makes all Talalla very happy....see you again.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Talalla Retreat
Which popular attractions are close to Talalla Retreat?
Nearby attractions include Talalla Beach (0.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Talalla Retreat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Talalla Retreat?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Talalla Retreat?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Talalla Retreat?
Conveniently located restaurants include Talalla Juices & Curry, Zephyr Talalla Restaurant & Bar, and Canilro.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Talalla Retreat?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and fitness classes during their stay.
Does Talalla Retreat have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Talalla Retreat offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Talalla Retreat?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Talalla Retreat?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Star Fort (8.5 km).
Does Talalla Retreat have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.