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Burnham-on-Crouch
Reviewed 3 September 2016

Stayed 4 Nights, could not fault it, Travelled as a family of 3 so the only option available to us was a Ground floor deluxe villa. The open bathrooms are amazing with great showers but not always very hot water. We booked in on a B&B basis, the breakfast were great with lots of choice and amazing pancakes. We used...

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Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Talala retreat in many ways, gave us exactly what we needed. We were looking for a little piece of paradise and found it here. We booked a bamboo hut which was in between rustic and luxury. The vicinity has everything you need for a comfortable vacation. That includes a pool, buffet style restaurant, spa which by the way should be...

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Reviewed 26 August 2016

I came to Talalla on my own to do yoga. I did not book a retreat, but just paid to do the morning and evening yoga class each day, and the teacher was really good. The resort was beautiful, the staff were amazing and upgraded me to a beautiful bamboo hut. The food was nice and healthy. The beach is...

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1Thank Clara S
Reviewed 19 August 2016

This review is not for the hotel itself rather for the staying option called Double room in Bunglow. To be true Talalla Retreat is a good nice looking retreat at the end of Talalla beach. It has got villa type accommodation which is located in nice part of hotel. However we booked in Bungalow type double room option with shared...

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Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

I am a solo female traveler from South Africa who stayed here in August 2016. Background info: have done 6 months of solo travel around SE Asia prior to this. So upfront I want to clarify that Tallala retreat is beautiful and I enjoyed my stay, as I don't want the management to think I didn't enjoy my stay based...

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Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

We spent 2 weeks at the Talalla Retreat attending the Talalla Surf & Yoga and we had the most amazing and relaxing time. - beautiful resort - great food (breakfast, lunch & dinner buffet with a broad variety of dishes) - courteous and helpful staff - amazing surf coaches (Go Garret!) ...and, of course, consistent surf with beautiful waves🌊😻 We're...

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1Thank Alex L
New York
Reviewed 4 August 2016

I chose to stay here based on a glowing recommendation of a friend though based on the mixed reviews on this site I wasn't sure what to expect. Talalla is a spacious yoga and surf camp retreat that allows you to reconnect with nature and yourself. The vinyasa classes were scheduled for 7am which was a bit too early for...

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2Thank gal7onthego
Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Upon arrival we checked into the big house but it was located right at the back of the complex so we upgraded to the bamboo hut. A beautifully crafted hideout which made me feel very close to nature (squirrels and birds coming into the room!). Delicious buffet food. Great staff and service. Morning and evening yoga. And surf lessons available....

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Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

At Talalla Retreat, I had the ultimate getaway/remote experience. From the initial point of contact till my departure, I experienced a high level of service. I stayed in a private bungalow with shared bathroom. To me, it was perfect. I never stayed in my bungalow anyway! The dining and pool area are perfect spots for relaxation. The food was amazing...

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1Thank Signe A
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Beautiful beach, cool pool and great food, what's not to like? Add in the fact that this is a surf school and yoga retreat makes for a great stay in a beautiful setting. Whilst the location is a bit of a trek from Columbo, the journey is well worth the effort. A good choice of well appointed accommodation serves those...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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? ... more   less 

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Address: Sampaya House, Talalla 60604, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Talalla
Price Range: $48 - $186 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Talalla Retreat 3.5*
Number of rooms: 70
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