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“Excellent stay, Amazing hospitality”
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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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Villa -
8 Bedrooms, 10 Bathrooms, Sleeps 24
Mirissa, Southern Province

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Venu M
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent stay, Amazing hospitality”
Reviewed 6 October 2015 for a stay in September 2015

My 3rd visit to SL and the first time to Mirissa. We'd booked the entire villa for 2 days. The architecture is inspired by Geoffrey Bawa and the whole place is laid out amazingly well. The Villas are comfortable and overlook the colossal Indian Ocean. There are 2 beautiful swimming pools in the property.

The best bit about Talaramba reef are the hosts. Deepani & Co. are the sweetest bunch of people. The hospitality is top notch.

The beach that can be accessed from Talaramba is quiet rocky and not the best place to swim. It took us roughly 4 hours to reach the place from Colombo Airport.

Thanks for the wonderful generosity. We had an amazing time.

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Liked best: Hospitality, Food
Liked least: Should have more activities to do
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Sophie D
Singapore
1 review
“Wonderful stay at Talaramba”
Reviewed 9 September 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Our stay at Talaramba Reef was truly excellent. The villas are perfectly equipped and beautifully furnished. The staff were second to none, a very high standard of food and wonderful attention to detail.

I couldn't recommend Talaramba Reef highly enough, the location is great for easy access Mirissa Beach, but secluded enough to ensure a quiet break.

We held our wedding within the grounds and it was the perfect place for it, large enough to host 80 guests but with a comfortable and relaxed feel. Again, the staff (Deepani & team) were wonderful in accommodating all of our needs and Andrew & Sarah were very helpful throughout.

We will be returning back!

Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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IndiSanot...
London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Stunning villas and superb hospitality”
Reviewed 1 September 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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We were a large group of 15, staying at the villas for 7 nights. Everything met if not succeeded our expectations. The villas were spotless, spacious and the decor was impressive. Many days were spent lazing by the pools, sipping on fresh coconuts.

The food Deepani cooked was amazing - we ventured out to a restaurant one evening but had lunch and dinner at the villas every other night. The breakfast in the morning was a great start to the day.

A special thanks to Nuwan, Prabu, Shankar & Lakhshti, who really looked after us. We were a family with very different requirements and they went out of their way to cater for us all. Especially the incredible BBQ they did for us.

Looking forward to visiting you again.

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Liked best: The food and the staff
Liked least: Mosquitoes this time of year
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
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Catherine...
Gillingham, UK
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51 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Close to perfection!”
Reviewed 31 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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The humble little lane that leads to Talaramba Reef doesn't prepare you for all the glories that await! The rooms are spacious and tastefully and artistically decorated. The Manager, Deepani, is extremely helpful, charming and always available to assist. The grounds, with two swimming pools, are lovely, and a short walk through them leads you onto the beach. Breakfasts, served on the veranda, consisted of an excellent variety of fruit - and omelettes, etc if desired. We had a number of other meals there as well - also absolutely delicious Sri Lankan food.
Very small niggles would be interruptions to power and water in our room, and the wait staff could speak better English.
I can't recommend Talaramba highly enough, and very much hope one day to return.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Sebastian...
2 reviews
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“Dream place”
Reviewed 21 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015

Dream place, beautiful architecture, garden, ocean. Really great.
Deepani houskiper and all staff are great people. They served us excellent meals, coffe, fruits and generall everything.
No mosquitos at this time.

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Liked best: everything
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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