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“Best Family Vacation ever !!!”
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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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Katja W
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3 reviews
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“Best Family Vacation ever !!!”
Reviewed 6 May 2014 for a stay in April 2014

We had one of our best holidays in our Family Life at the Villas !!!!!
It is so perfect for families . First of all it is auch a beautiful spot and the houses are gorgeous , also the Art and the furniture . The Service and Cooking is outstanding ,we were so pampered by these loving people . We even had a beautiful Wedding ceremony on the property for my parents golden anniversary . Well I sure hope we get to come back very soon , we love this place thank you for sharing this Paradies .
I highly recommend this place, we fell in love !!!

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Rahma M
New York City, New York
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A really special place”
Reviewed 5 May 2014 for a stay in March 2014

Staying at Talamba Reef is def one of the best holidays of my life. 9 of us rented one of the villas in March 2014 for about a week.
Everything was amazing; considerate, polite, friendly service, excellent food, beautiful decor and maintenance, super clean. They have thought of everything (everything! board games, bluetooth enabled speakers to connect your devices to, movies etc.). We don't have a single complaint. It was truly magic.
As the name suggests, TR is on a reef and not a beach, but you can still hang walk along the reef and watch beautiful sunsets or stay in and frolic in the pool. The beach is a short tuktuk ride away, which Deepani and her crew can order for you.
You can also have a masseuse come over if you are too lazy to go to a spa.
The staff, especially Deepani is super awesome. They really are lovely people who make the experience special and frankly, really spoil you. Bakery baked Sri Lankan bread every morning, single estate tea delivered directly from a plantation served with cake in the evening, catch of the day grilled to perfection for lunch, fresh coconut water whenever you please - it truly is amazing.
We booked through FleeWinter (thanks, Kate!) and also spoke to the owner before we confirmed, who was also very gracious and friendly.
Can not recommend this place enough and can not wait to be back!

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Liked best: Food and decor
Liked least: The reef
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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Huckers1
London
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3 reviews
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“Beautiful Villa!!”
Reviewed 24 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014

Our stay at Villa Sulanga was unforgettable. Very clean, comfortable and spacious villa. Lovely big pool at the back of the villa. The service provided by the villa staff was second to none. The home made Sri Lankan curries cooked by the villa Chef, were absolutely delicious and the best we tasted in Sri Lanka!

i would highly recommend staying here. A great place to kick back and relax.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Huckers12...
Hong Kong
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“A little slice of heaven on the Sri Lankan coast...”
Reviewed 23 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014

The villa is magnificent. The surrounds stunning, and the hospitality is second to none.

My sister and I stayed at Villa Sulanga for two nights in April. We did not want to leave.

There has obviously been a great deal of thought put into the finer touches of the villa layout and interior. Whilst rustic and very much in keeping with its situation, its creative and there is real imagination behind the chosen decor. Its chic, extremely comfortable, and family friendly to the last.

There is a massive swiming pool at the back of the property set in some spectacular grounds. We enjoyed many a G&T in the comfortable loungers next to the pool listening to the waves crashes on the beach behind also.

The Villa staff were excellent, and the authentic Sri Lankan food we ate at the Villa both nights was some of the best I had in my two weeks in the country. Mirissa beach is a walk away too.

I am going back to this place as soon as I possibly can.

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Liked best: The situation and staff
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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ClaireB22...
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“An Amazing Place”
Reviewed 16 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014

This was the most relaxing holiday we have ever been on.

I cannot speak highly enough of Talaramba Reef (we stayed at villa vatura). The villa was amazing and Deepani and the staff were exceptional. It was perfect for 2 families, as we had in our group, but would also be excellent for 4 couples as the four large rooms were all the same with gorgeous decor and full bathrooms in each room.

We had 4 young children in our group and the villa was perfect with the pool (including an excellent shallow section for younger children), gardens, the beach out the front where we explored the rockpools daily. My husband surfed right out the front.

Marissa beach was only a short tuk tuk ride away, so we were close to everything but enjoyed a quiet location tucked away.

We tried lunch at the beach in Mirrisa, but found the amazing food that Deepani cooked at the house was far superior!

There are so many things I could say about this place, in a word it was wonderful.

We are already trying to see when we can come back again!

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Liked best: Everything!
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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