We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Talalla Retreat

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
Talalla Retreat
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

558 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for Talalla Retreat
See the most recent reviews
Showing 441: English reviews
Paris, France
Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

1 week in Talalla The camp is for me the most beautiful place of the area Its clean, the swimming pool is big and you are in the nature, 1 minute from the sea. It's much better in reality than in picture that I saw. The level of accommodation are very different (check what it offers : private bathroom...) The...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Olivier B
Talalla Y, Guest Relations Manager at Talalla Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your thoughts about many great features and facilities of the resort. I say it time and time again, we pride ourselves delivering great service, incredibly fresh and tasty food with endless variety, professional and dynamic surf camps and inspiring and heart lifting Yoga classes. We are so pleased you enjoyed you stay! Please visit us again...

Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 16 January 2016

The Talallat retreat doesn't promise too much. It really is a retreat! If you have the possibility take a week with the surfing/yoga retreat - you won't regret it :) There is a really nice and relaxing atmosphere, the staff is really sweet, helpfull and professional. Especially a big thanks to the surfing instructors (James and Matt) ant the yoga...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Ullatopp
Talalla Y, Guest Relations Manager at Talalla Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words about our favourite people. The instructors are just that- professional and FUN! They really add value to your holiday. Be sure to share your experience with your friends and we always look after returning guests :) Keep up the surfing and the skills you have gained from our coaches. We hope to see you...

Reviewed 14 January 2016

Overall a great place within paradise with perfect surf conditions around. The beach is very nice as it is located within a quite fishermen village. The Ayurveda studio over the street (wijayananda) made our stay perfect. It is a family with knowledge and experience of 7 generations Ayurveda and the treatments are indescribable. Try it out, you will never forget...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Johannes H
Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 14 January 2016

The set-up is amazing in a huge quiet garden with palm trees, pool and yoga area, and merging into a wild beach. The rooms are located in individual two-story bungalows. There are some without any doors/windows/air condition and some less rustic ones with all conformities. The rooms close to the beach are exposed to constant sound of the sea (some...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Enzian1408
Talalla Y, Guest Relations Manager at Talalla Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write about our resort. You have certainly given readers a true perception of the styles of accommodation, the geographical location and the amazing food. We hope that you enjoyed your stay and the kids enjoyed running around the large grounds and swimming in the pool. We hope to see you return to Talalla...

Blue Mountains, Australia
Reviewed 11 January 2016

There was a mix up with the check in time (Agoda said noon when it was actually 2pm) but this was sorted by the helpful staff. The A/C room was spacious, comfortable and clean and it had a fantastic outdoor bathroom. Not really a fan of buffets however, the food on offering was varied and delicious. The breakfast was great....

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Jon B
Talalla Y, Guest Relations Manager at Talalla Retreat, responded to this review

Hi Jon! Thank you for your honest review and attention to our facilities. I was the person who helped you with your check-in and appreciate your gratitude. Sounds like you loved our new Ocean View Villas, they are sooo relaxing by the sea and peaceful! I never get tired of looking up at the moon in the shower its definitely...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 January 2016 via mobile

This may be one of the best places I've ever stayed on my travels. There are some prerequisite understandings needed for this place. (1) everything is quoted in dollars but at the end they charge you in rupees (2) all prices are inflated western prices with some things, such as the yoga for me, being the same price as what...

 Report
Helpful?
3Thank Saara I
Talalla Y, Guest Relations Manager at Talalla Retreat, responded to this review

Wow, where do I begin with this wonderful detailed review but thank you for highlighting the distinctiveness of our new Ocean View Villas; they are very exclusive yet functional making the most of the ocean views and natural environment among beach and jungle. If you like to be outdoors and see a monkey or two then they are just for...

Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 7 January 2016 via mobile

We were staying at another place with friends, but we asked if we could rent two sunbeds by the pool, and they said no problem. Had an amazing day relaxing with good food/drinks and good quiet atmosphere. Can't say anything about the rooms, other than they look nice. Would recommend this place to anyone.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank anderswinther
Talalla Y, Guest Relations Manager at Talalla Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely response. We always invite visitors in to enjoy our facilities. Please come again! Happy travels!

Reviewed 7 January 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for 4 nights. Lovely place and location. The Beach is beautiful and you have it almost for yourself. The rooms are so cool and nice. Fantastic breakfast. Helpful staff. The pool area is really good. The best thing was the fantastic yoga. We practise it every day and Sandra is superb. Not so many other places to eat.

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Marie N
Talalla Y, Guest Relations Manager at Talalla Retreat, responded to this review

Such a positive response and we are so joyed to hear that you also had an inspiring experience with Sandra in our fantastic yoga program. We say it all the time, but yes the beach is amazing. How beautiful it is to watch sunrise from our beachfront yoga shala and enjoy a sunset walk. We hoped you got to experience...

Reviewed 20 December 2015 via mobile

We had fantastic 6 day yoga retreat at Talalla retreat. The yoga was perfect and this place was like paradise. Great food and very nice open air rooms with outdoor shower. It was very close to the beach, and we were almost alone on this beautiful beach - it really looks like a postcard.

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Synnøve S
Talalla Y, Public Relations Manager at Talalla Retreat, responded to this review

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your holiday in paradise. Postcard picture it is. How lovely it is to see many guests taking part in our daily Yoga and making the most of our services. We hope to see you return to sunny Sri Lanka in the near future. Please tell your friends! Warm Wishes.

Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 17 December 2015

Very lovely relaxing retreat. The staff is very nice and helpfull and the retreat is kept clean and beautiful. It is very nice to go for morning walks on the beach or do morning yoga. There is not that much else in the area, so it depends on what you are going there for. But for relaxing it is perfect.

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Inger P
Talalla Y, Guest Relations Manager at Talalla Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for recognizing the continual commitment and effort we extend into our grounds, accommodation and services. It is the perfect place for a relaxing getaway without all the hustle and bustle of touristy areas. Don't forget to print those photos when you get home so you will always recall your holiday at Talalla Retreat. :)

448 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (412)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (79)
Viewed
Room/Suite (51)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (54)
Viewed
View from Room (12)
Viewed
Bathroom (17)
Viewed
Dining (27)
Viewed
Business Centre/Function Rooms (2)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (2)
Viewed
0:48
Videos (1)
Viewed
Other (167)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (36)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (4)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (7)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Room/Suite (6)
Viewed
View from Room (2)
Viewed
Other (15)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Talalla
19.5 km away
Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort
20.5 km away
Nuga Eden Villa Tangalle
Nuga Eden Villa Tangalle
#5 of 20 in Tangalle
321 reviews
6.4 km away
UTMT Underneath the Mango Tree
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.1 km away
Secret Bay Hotel
Secret Bay Hotel
#15 of 17 in Matara
84 reviews
16.7 km away
Esprit d'Ici Hotel
Esprit d'Ici Hotel
#1 of 9 in Mirissa
232 reviews
0.7 km away
Talalla Bay Beach Boutique Beachfront Accommodation
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Spa
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
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 

Additional Information about Talalla Retreat

Address: Sampaya House, Talalla 60604, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Talalla
Price Range: $60 - $131 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Talalla Retreat 3*
Number of rooms: 70
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Hotwire, Hotels.com, Orbitz, Travelocity, Agoda, Priceline and HotelQuickly so you can book your Talalla Retreat reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Talalla Retreat staff and other travellers.
9 questions
Ask a question
Bunbury, Australia

See all questions (9)

Questions? Get answers from Talalla Retreat staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Try to get a room facing pool / ocean , or opt for one with Air Con”
her177, 18 Mar 2017 | Read review
“A warning about open air rooms. If you're a light sleeper and rooms are close together or the hotel is near the road, don't. Just don't.”
ERSFBayArea, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Rooms away from the pool”
SharonT668, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“the beach bungalows are amazing”
zoes466, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Best views”
JussiViking, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
5 of 5