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Talalla Retreat

Talalla beachfront resort with outdoor pool, restaurant

  • Free WiFi in the lobby

Restrictions related to your trip

  • This is a designated quarantine resort. The property can only accept bookings from travellers who are required to quarantine (i.e. international travellers). You may be asked to provide evidence of this on arrival.

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8.6.Fabulous.
  • A beautiful retreat that really feels like a hidden oasis. Very friendly staff and the…

    Jan 16, 2020

  • We loved the grounds of talalla retreat - absolutely beautiful and peaceful. The…

    Apr 7, 2019

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • 48 hours Gap period enforced between guest stays -
  • Individually wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 83 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available

What’s around

  • On the beach
  • Talalla Beach - 1-minute walk
  • Gandara Beach - 15-minute walk
  • Noonnawella Beach - 25-minute walk
  • Devinuwara Beach - 2.5 mi / 4.1 km
  • Polhena Beach - 8.9 mi / 14.3 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Deluxe Villa Ground Floor
  • Shared Bungalow
  • Big House
  • Bamboo Hut
  • Sea View First Floor
  • Sea View Ground Floor
  • Deluxe Villa First Floor
  • Dormitory Shared Bathroom

What’s around

Landmarks

  • On the beach
  • Talalla Beach - 1-minute walk
  • Gandara Beach - 15-minute walk
  • Noonnawella Beach - 25-minute walk
  • Devinuwara Beach - 2.5 mi / 4.1 km
  • Polhena Beach - 8.9 mi / 14.3 km
  • Dondra Lighthouse - 3.4 mi / 5.5 km
  • Lakshawaththa Beach - 3.9 mi / 6.3 km
  • Matara Beach - 5.2 mi / 8.3 km
  • Dickwella Beach - 5.5 mi / 8.8 km
  • Our Lady of Matara Shrine - 6 mi / 9.6 km

Getting around

  • Colombo (CMB-Bandaranaike Intl.) 140-min drive
  • Midigama Railway Station 37-min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
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At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 83 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-10:00 PM
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-in/out

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.
  • This is a designated quarantine resort. The property can only accept bookings from travellers who are required to quarantine (i.e. international travellers). You may be asked to provide evidence of this on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. This is a designated quarantine resort. The property can only accept bookings from travellers who are required to quarantine (i.e. international travellers). You may be asked to provide evidence of this on arrival. This property is a certified Sri Lanka Tourism Level 1 hotel.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • Children (6 years old and younger) are not allowed between December and January
  • No cots (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Parking

  • On-site motorhome/coach/lorry parking (fees apply)
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Water dispenser

Things to do

  • Beach towels
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool sunloungers
  • Spa services on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Snorkelling nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby

Working away

  • Conference space
  • Conference space size (feet) - 500
  • Conference space size (meters) - 46

Services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter

Facilities

  • Number of buildings/towers: 25
  • Year Built – 2004
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Things to enjoy

  • Yard
  • Separate sitting area
  • Patio

Freshen up

  • Shower only

Stay connected

  • Desk

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

Spa

Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the on-site spa services. Services include deep-tissue massages, Swedish massages, Thai massages and facials. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and reflexology.

Dining

Main Restaurant – This restaurant specialises in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting).

Small print

Also known as

  • Talalla Retreat Hotel
  • Talalla Retreat Resort Devinuwara
  • Talalla Retreat Devinuwara
  • Resort Talalla Retreat Devinuwara
  • Devinuwara Talalla Retreat Resort
  • Talalla Retreat Resort
  • Resort Talalla Retreat
  • Talalla Retreat Devinuwara
  • Talalla Retreat
  • Talalla Retreat Resort
  • Talalla Retreat Devinuwara
  • Talalla Retreat Resort Devinuwara
  • Talalla Retreat Resort
  • Talalla Retreat Devinuwara
  • Talalla Retreat Resort Devinuwara

Optional extras

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 7 for adults and USD 3.5 for children (approximately)

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 100 per vehicle (one-way)

Policies

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have lifts.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a security system and a first aid kit on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Individually wrapped food options are available through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

For transfers, guests must contact the property 72 hours prior to arrival on the number on the booking confirmation.

Reservations are required for massage services and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:
  • Christmas Day (25 December) Gala Dinner per adult: USD 65
  • Christmas Day (25 December) Gala Dinner per child: USD 45 (from 6 to 10 years old)
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: USD 65
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per child: USD 45 (from 6 to 10 years old)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs

  • Yes, Talalla Retreat does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • You can check in from 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Check-out time is noon. Express check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes, Main Restaurant offers al fresco dining and international cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Red Chillz (4.7 mi), Waka Surf (5.6 mi) and Amba Sewana (5.8 mi).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 100 per vehicle one-way.
  • Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as beach yoga. Additional recreation on-site includes yoga. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the resort's other amenities, which include spa services and a garden.
8.6.Fabulous.
  • 8.0.Very good

    Nice property, simple rooms.

    Overall a very nice property with a great location and a relaxed feel. Good and varied food. However, room standards even for the most expensive villas are extremely simple and has seen its best days regarding maintenance. In sum it seems a bit overpriced. The open air floors are very special and are not for every one's taste and comfort. Activities like surfing is extremely overpriced compared to what you pay elsewhere in the area. A specific negative to our stay: Just outside our bedroom window, for large portions of the day, the cleaners seem to locate their cleaning central for the sea view villas, "hanging out", storing cleaning appliances, gathering dirty towels and empty bottles and glasses etc on the ground. Visually not a nice sight and definitely compromising our privacy.

    2 night trip, Jan 13, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Thank you Talalla, we had a fantastic time. Also a big thank you to Wasantawe, our housekeeper, who always made sure our bed was lined with flowers, you made us feel very special.

    6 night romance trip, Apr 1, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Lovely stay!

    Beautiful property-great massages and service. Talalla is a nice lovely clean long beach to stroll down. Stayed in an oceanfront bungalow which was fabulous but the mosquitos are NO JOKE so make sure to tuck your net in tight use repellent and light the coil! My only complaint was my fan like barely worked so was super hot at night as the wind died down but asked the staff for an extra floor fan which they happily provided. Food and drinks were excellent as well. Would highly recommend!

    Jessica, 2 night trip, Mar 31, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Talalla Retreat

    Beautiful, serene location to relax, swim and practice yoga in a secluded retreat environment. The buffet breakfast offers fresh fruits and Sri Lankan options. We did not eat any other meal in the restaurant as it was fairly Westernized, however if you need a change up from curries etc, I'm sure this food would be fantastic. Expect to pay about $10 for drinks and $5 for coffee. Overall, a comfortable stay with the beach right on the back doorstep.

    Rachel, 2 night romance trip, Mar 8, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Special place.

    Wonderful relaxing beautiful retreat feeling. The grounds and pool are magnificent. Our room was up near the trees so no breeze and had to close shutters in case of monkeys...made for a very warm night. Also one of the shared bathrooms needed attention. Food and staff excellent. Beach is exquisite with local fishermen offering boat rides for $25 US....well worth. Would recommend but try for room near beach for breeze.

    jinx, 1 night trip with friends, Feb 10, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Sehr schöne Anlage aber zuviel Fokus aus Yoga

    Das Retreat an sich ist super. Das Personal ist sehr freundlich und zuvorkommend. Die Bungalows sind schlicht eingericht. Hier fehlt etwas der Charme. Die offene Bauweise lädt besonders im Sanitärbereich Mücken ein. Was nervt waren drei teilweise große Surf und/ oder Yogareisegruppen. Teilweise gab es Streit zwischen den Yogaklassen wegen den Locations. Doppelt oder Falschbelegung. Weiterhin sind solche Gruppen meist eine geschlossene Einheit. Als Individualreisender kommt sich da mitunter verloren vor, weil man kaum Gelegenheit hat, andere Menschen kennenzulernen. Die Yogazeiten der Privatklassen sollten eingeschränkt werden. Man muss nicht unbedingt halb sechs mit Yoga starten und andere Gäste durch Weckerklingeln oder das Singen von Liedern mit aus dem Schlaf reißen.

    Steffen, 7 night romance trip, Nov 3, 2018

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  • 6.0.Good

    Schöne gepflegt Anlage Zimmerausstattung rechtfertigt nicht den Preis

    Dolores, 4 night trip, Oct 26, 2018

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Øystein Holm, 2 night trip, Jan 6, 2020

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  • 6.0.Good

    Thor-Martin, 2 night trip, Jan 3, 2020

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  • 6.0.Good

    5 night trip with friends, Apr 13, 2019

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