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5.0 out of 5

"Facilities: Distinctive; Value: Reasonable; Service: Good; Cleanliness: Spotless; At first seemed a bit like a holiday camp, but after an hour or so ... " More

By Sarah, from UAE on Sat 05 Jan 2013

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Hotel Description

Talalla Retreat places you steps from Talalla Beach and within a 20-minute stroll of Gandara Beach. Highlights at this beachfront resort include a restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool, and free self parking.

Patios, sitting areas, and private yards are featured in all 83 rooms. Room service, fans, and safes are also available.

A day of pampering can include deep-tissue massages, Swedish massages, and body wraps along with aromatherapy and reflexology. The restaurant, Main Restaurant, serves international cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. For a drink, you can stop by the resort's own bar/lounge. Spend the day at the beach where you'll find yoga, and enjoy the onsite pool loungers. Plus you'll find free WiFi in public areas and laundry facilities. Each morning buffet breakfast is served between 7:00 AM and 10:00 AM. There's also RV/bus/truck parking, along with the convenience of an airport shuttle.

Within a 30-minute drive of this 3.5-star Devinuwara resort, attractions include Mirissa Beach and Polhena Beach.

Deluxe Villa Ground Floor

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$81* Per night/room 13 Jul. - 14 Jul.

Dormitory Shared Bathroom

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Sea View Ground Floor

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Big House

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Villa First Floor

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Shared Bungalow

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Talalla Retreat ratings based on 1 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
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Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 0.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Talalla Retreat

Couples (1)
5 out of 5
Pros: The amazing unspoilt beach, and yoga
Location: Perfect, Away from it all, Inspiring
Facilities: Distinctive; Value: Reasonable; Service: Good; Cleanliness: Spotless; At first seemed a bit like a holiday camp, but after an hour or so in our room open to the sounds of the sea and the trees we were sold. We'll be back

Posted by , from UAE on 5 Jan. 2013

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Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi is free in public spaces. Event space at this resort measures 500 square feet (46 square meters). An airport shuttle (available 24 hours) is available for a fee. An outdoor pool, spa services, and a library are also featured at the business-friendly Talalla Retreat. The resort can provide wedding services and tour/ticket assistance. Self parking is free. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3.5-star Devinuwara resort.

  • 83 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 25 buildings
  • 500 sq ft of conference space
  • 46 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 2004
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Towels for the beach
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Wedding services available
  • Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Bellhop
  • Smoking in designated areas
  • Water dispenser

Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , RV, bus, truck parking

Transport

  • Airport: Bandaranaike Intl. Airport (CMB) (190.2 km / 118.2 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Talalla Retreat offers 83 accommodations with fans. Rooms open to patios. Accommodations offer separate sitting areas. Business-friendly amenities include desks and safes. Bathrooms include showers. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Private patio
  • Sitting area
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Private outdoor space
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Safe
  • Desk
  • Fan

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast daily from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM.

Main Restaurant - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Spa Services

  • Deep tissue massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Thai massage
  • Reflexology
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Body treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Facial treatments
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Massages

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 10:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

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.

24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM.
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Airport transportation is offered on request 24 hours a day. Fees may apply. Please make arrangements in advance by contacting the property.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children 6 and younger are not allowed at this property from December to January. The rest of the year they are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 15 per day.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards in each accommodation. 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 sanitizer.Individually-wrapped food options are available through room service.Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Security system
  • Protective clothing is not available for guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • No lifts
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are available
  • Individually wrapped food options are available through room service
  • Debit cards
  • Gap period enforced between guests' stays 48 hours

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • 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've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: USD 7 for adults and USD 3.5 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 100 per vehicle (one-way, maximum occupancy 6)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 15 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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

You should know

  • Talalla Retreat offers transfers from the airport (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation 72 hours prior to arrival with your arrival details.
  • Reservations are needed for massage services. For reservations, contact the resort before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Children 6 years old and younger aren't allowed from December to January.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
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