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Review of Talaramba Reef

Talaramba Reef is a place to unwind and reconnect with the simpler pleasures in life
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Talaramba Reef is a place to unwind and reconnect with the simpler pleasures in life
Each villa has it's own swimming pool All bedrooms are air conditioned, although often the fan is enough to keep you cool
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Talaramba Reef is a place to unwind and reconnect with the simpler pleasures in life
Each villa has it's own swimming pool
All bedrooms are air conditioned, although often the fan is enough to keep you cool
Mosquito nets are there if you choose to sleep with the doors open and the sea breeze cooling you
Work by local Sri Lankan artists is featured throughout Talaramba Reef
En-suite bathrooms feature open showers, dual basins, and baths for a long soak.
Living rooms are open and airy, with enough comfortable seating for everyone
Exquisite woodwork adorns the villas throughout
The extensive gardens are a particular feature of Talaramba Reef
Spend your days doing nothing but relaxing
Work up an appetite with a stroll along the beach at sunset
Dusk is a particularly tranquil and special time
Dinner is taken on the terrace
Sri Lankan curries are a specialty of the house
Breakfast is fruit, eggs, toast, juice, tea or coffee
Our friendly, attentive team, will take care of every need
Take afternoon tea enjoying the view over the Indian Ocean
Or just relax on the balcony, lulled by the rythm of the waves
Pool towels, bathroom towels, and crisp bed linen are all provided
You'll see the iconic stilt fishermen plying their trade right at the end of our garden
Stunning Mirissa beach is only 2 minutes by tuk tuk
Mirissa is one of Sri Lanka's best surfing spots
Getting here is half the fun. Come by road, train or seaplane
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8 Bedrooms, 10 Bathrooms, Sleeps 24
Mirissa, Southern Province

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EAB317
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
“Fantastic stay”
Reviewed 10 March 2014 for a stay in February 2014

Stayed for a week with family and had a fantastic time.

Property is beautiful with a large garden (great for croquet, petanque, cricket and football) giving direct acces to the beach. As the reef goes all the way to the shore, there is no swimming from the beach, but the villa has a great pool (with good shallow end for the kids to play) for a refreshing dip and lounging during the day. In addition Mirissa beach (one of the best in Sri Lanka with plenty of beach bars and free sunloungers as well as good surfing) is a two minute tuktuk ride away. Tuktuk service is reliable, efficient and cheap.

Villa is beautifully designed and stylishly appointed with local artwork.

Food is absolutely fabulous. Breakfast, lunch, tea, dinner, all delicious and fresh.

Staff are super friendly and helpful and keep the property spotless.

Highly reccommended.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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plumPorts...
portsmouth uk
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Amazing place”
Reviewed 19 February 2014 for a stay in February 2014

After a long drive from Columbo we arrived at the talaramba reef villas, we have traveled all
Around the world staying in lovely hotels but this is by far one of the best places we have ever been
The villa is just beautiful and Deepani Ranjit and their staff are just wonderful making you feel welcome from the time you arrive , nothing is to much trouble ,the food the surroundings the pool the staff we could go on and on ,we will definitely be returning,

Travelling group: Friends
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Catherine...
Hong Kong, China
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“The perfect villa for a relaxing retreat.”
Reviewed 8 February 2014 for a stay in February 2014
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person found this review helpful

The design of the villa is very open and flows into the outdoors. It is spacious and tastefully decorated. The staff are very polite and the service was faultless. Whatever we wanted was provided. We loved the food so much we stayed in for all our meals. Barbeques of spicy chicken, salads, seafood and wonderful curries from authentic Sri Lankan recipes.
There are two villas on the property, each with their own pool. Easy access to the reef at the front of the property and local beaches.
We will definitely miss our afternoon tea and cake on the verandah. A great retreat for those with a busy lifestyle looking to relax and be pampered by the service.

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Liked best: The fact that you do not need to leave the villa. Relax and enjoy
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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LizY123
Tunbridge Wells
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49 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Magical holiday”
Reviewed 6 January 2014 for a stay in December 2013
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person found this review helpful

We've just returned from a wonderful two weeks at Talaramba Reef. Everything about our stay was perfect. There was loads of space and we never felt as though we were on top of each other as there were so many different areas to go and relax.

Deepani and the staff was wonderful and really looked after us. Each meal was delicious and they went to so much effort, particularly on Christmas Day and our last night.

The villa is in a brilliant location and is a long way back from the road, so traffic noise is minimal. It's wonderful falling asleep to the sound of the ocean. We also loved the daily walk to Mirissa beach for a sundowner and will miss watching the sun set over the sea.

Everyone said it was a holiday of a lifetime and we are all desperate to return.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
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Ed F
Hong Kong
2 reviews
“Unbeatable”
Reviewed 1 August 2013 for a stay in July 2013

Absolutely fantastic couple of weeks at Talaramba Reef. We were two families (4 adults, 4 kids) and the place could not have been more perfect. Ideally located right on the beach, the compound is just perfect for little kids to run around in, while the parents relax, safe in the knowledge that all are safe. The pool is, again, perfect. Long enough for dad to do some laps to try to lose the odd pound or two as well as a great shallow end for the toddlers to splash around in. And then there are Deepani and Ranjit. I would travel miles to eat the food that Deepani serves and Ranjit could not have been more helpful. Nothing was too much for this delightful couple who looked after us as if we were part of the family. We will be back!

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Liked best: Deepanis food
Liked least: The fact we had to leave
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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