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18 reviews
Simply gorgeous sunsets!
Stunning beach and beautiful views.
Beautiful sunsets
Outside, covered, Dining area
Front View of the house in the evening.
Dining table
Terrace at the front of the House
Terrace table outside the downstairs bedrooms
Amazing Food cooked for you.
The 3rd lovely double bedroom upstairs
Our first double bedroom
One of our single rooms upstairs
Another of our single rooms upstairs
The Kitchen where Ranga, the chef, cooks you an amazing meal!
The bathroom in the double bedroom
Our second double bedroom
View from the bedroom looking on to the beach.
Relax on our hammock and read our book whilst looking over the beach.
Outside lounger on the terrace
Upstairs seating on the balcony with fantastic views.
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5 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Talalla, Southern Province

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Saaluaa
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Paradise on the beach, falling asleep by the sound of the waves and amazing food!”
Reviewed 3 November 2015 for a stay in September 2015

This place is really like a little paradise. The house is literally on the ocean! There are steps from the garden directly down to the sea and from the cute lovely rooms you can hear the sound of the ocean all night long. Even if we stayed only 5 nights, we felt refreshed as if we spent a month! Honestly, we would've wanted to satay for a month:) You can walk on the beautiful quiet bay until the other edge (about half an hour) where you can climb on the rocks and have an amazing view from the top. It's not crowded like other beaches in Merissa and so on, but not totally deserted either. There's a nice little beach bar at 5 minutes walk on the beach, a small shop and 2 boat restaurants. And if you want some more luxury, you can go for a yoga session in the neighbouring Talalla retreat (nice yoga btw:) Not to forget the food and staff! Our cook Ranga is fantastic and every day we had an enormously tast healthy diner and beuatiful breekfast with fresh fruits in the morning by the lovely ladies present. They where so sweet and also arranged a tuc tuc for us. It feels like your staying with family. The house is surrounded by lush gardens and we even had monkeys visiting us:) Be ware that they don't steal your bananas! The bathroom is small but clean; the rooms comfortable and with mosquito net. To recommend for couples or individual travellers who're up for beautiful nature, authenticity and great food!

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Liked best: Above the beach sound of ocean and food
Liked least: mattress
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
People with pets
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Management Response
26 Oct 2016
Dear Saaluaa. Ahh!! thankyou so much for your amazing and lovely review! Apologies for taking time to respond to you.
It makes us very happy that you had a wonderful time with us and we sincerely hope that you can come and join us again in the future! :)
The cheeky monkeys can no longer steal our bananas as we have moved the fruit bowl to the Kitchen!
Its great that you climbed up on the rocks to get a better view! There is also a fab view above the House up the wooden stairs
Thankyou once again!
Warm regards
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waddlingb...
Western Australia
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Keep this a secret!”
Reviewed 29 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014

Everything from making several booking amendments to arranging several trips around the area was handled with patience and efficiency by Emma and Ranga. Our group came from Australia, Canada and South Africa and we felt more at home than I can explain! We had the most fabulous, relaxing, funfilled 10 days in this magical beachhouse. Ranga fed us with skill and passion and was delighted to show us some Sri Lankan cooking secrets. He made no end of transport arrangements for us always with a smile and enthusiasm. Damianti and Nilmini looked after our every need and their smiling faces were a delight. We definitely arrived as guests and left as friends, all of us were in tears saying our goodbyes. I hope this special place never changes, its rustic charm and isolation is its attraction. Being lulled to sleep by the waves on our front step and waking to birds and an early morning swim and Ranga's freshly brewed coffee will remembered for a long time to come.

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Liked best: The rustic charm and isolation, Ranga's excellent kitchen skills and humour!
Liked least: That we had to leave!
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
8 Oct 2014
Thankyou so very much for your kind review and compliments. We are so glad that everything went smoothly and that you had an amazing time! Hope you can come to visit us again!
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Catriona...
London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Stunning place to stay on perfect beach”
Reviewed 21 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014

This is an absolutely wonderful place to stay. We rented one room for 3 nights. The food cooked by Ranga is some of the best food we ate in a month in Sri Lanka, and the staff were very kind in taking care of me when I was unwell from a previous meal. The house is really beautiful and the beach is one of the loveliest we've ever seen. Highly recommended.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
8 Oct 2014
Thankyou kindly for your review and compliments. I will relate the compliments back to Ranga. He will be very happy! Please come and see us again!
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Andrea E
Barcelona
Level 5 Contributor
75 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Wonderful house on a wonderful beach”
Reviewed 28 April 2014 for a stay in March 2014

Had a wonderful stay at Talalla Bay Beach House. The house is right on the beach, which is probably one of the nicest, undeveloped beaches in Sri Lanka. It’s a beautiful house with only 5 rooms for rent, so it feels small and personal. There is no AC but cool at night with the sea breeze and the fan. The house is very tastefully decorated with lots of little areas to chill out, with stunning views of the perfect beach and turquoise water. And great food by the very friendly chef. Can’t recommend this place enough.

Travelling group: Solo
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
8 Oct 2014
Warmest thanks for your kind review and compliments. Yes, i couldn't believe how gorgeous the beach was when i first saw it too! So glad you had a good time. Please come again!
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Obbie75
Oosterhout, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Paradise (Ranga-Style!)”
Reviewed 23 March 2014 for a stay in February 2014

Just perfect, this old Colonial beach house is 10 steps away from a quiet untouristy beach. You wake up, take as swim in the ocean, have a shower and enjoy breakfast! We visited this place at the end of our 4 week tour of Sri Lanka, and only here we truly managed to relax. It's just beautiful! The beach house is nicely decorated, beds are good, it's fairly clean (only minor point of improvement: the crew should put a bit more effort into keeping this place clean).

And the food? Ranga is your chef and he knows how to cook, enthousiastic, creative, it's just jummy! Try the rotti, try the fish curry, try the pasta (and make Ranga a happy man!): it's all 100% Ranga-Style!

The Talalle retreat (5 minutes walk) offers yoga classes and has a surf camp, a perfect combination!

Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
8 Oct 2014
Ah thankyou so much for your kind review and compliments. Yes we love Ranga style too and we are so glad you had a wonderful time! The staff have now improved on their cleaning skills.
We hope you can come and visit us again!
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