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1 room, 2 adults

Talalla Retreat

3.5-star3.5 stars
Sampaya House, Talalla South, Gandara, Devinuwara, Sri Lanka

Devinuwara beachfront resort with outdoor pool and restaurant
  • Free WiFi in lobby
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  • Overall a very nice property with a great location and a relaxed feel. Good and varied…Jan 19, 2020
  • Beautiful property-great massages and service. Talalla is a nice lovely clean long beach…Apr 12, 2019

Talalla Retreat

from $39
  • 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 Talalla Retreat


  • On the beach
  • Talalla Beach - 1 min walk
  • Gandara Beach - 15 min walk
  • Noonnawella Beach - 25 min 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

Getting around

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

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

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


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-10:00 PM
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-in/out
The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

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

Travelling with others


  • Children (6 years old and younger) not allowed December-January

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • RV/bus/truck parking

Payment types at the property

  • Cash
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Water dispenser
Things to do
  • Beach towels
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Spa services on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
Working away
  • Conference space
  • Conference space size (feet) - 500
  • Conference space size (meters) - 46
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • 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
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


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

Talalla Retreat’s small print

Also known as

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


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards 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 sanitizer.

Individually-wrapped food options are available through room service.

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

For transfers, guests must contact the property 72 hours prior to arrival at 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.

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)

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for USD 15 per day

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, Maximum occupancy 6)

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 for Talalla Retreat

  • Does Talalla Retreat offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    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.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Talalla Retreat?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is there a pool at Talalla Retreat?
    Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Are pets allowed at Talalla Retreat?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Talalla Retreat?
    You can check in from 2:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Check-out time is noon.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Talalla Retreat?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that serves international cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Red Chillz (4.7 mi), Waka Surf (5.6 mi), and Amba Sewana (5.8 mi).
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Talalla Retreat?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 100 per vehicle one-way.

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Recent reviews

Very Good 8.4 From 21 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Fabulous retreat! Will definitely return.
A beautiful retreat that really feels like a hidden oasis. Very friendly staff and the food was actually delicious. Wifi very patchy.
Mark, gb14 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Peaceful and beautiful grounds
We loved the grounds of talalla retreat - absolutely beautiful and peaceful. The breakfast was fantastic and the spa facilities good, although a little on the pricey side. I was initially a little disappointed with the room itself as it was a little basic, but actually grew to like its simplistic style and open-air bathroom
Genevieve, gb2 night romance trip
Very Good 8.0
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, au2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
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, as1 night trip with friends
Very Good 8.0
Beautiful setting and very relaxing. Bungalow rooms have a shared bathroom, which wasn't clear on the website. But overall lovely stay
Natasha, ieTrip with friends
Very Good 8.0
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, de7 night romance trip
Very Good 8.0
Superbra tripp!
Helene, se7 night business trip
Very Good 8.0
Øystein Holm, no2 night trip
Good 6.0
Thor-Martin, no2 night trip
Good 6.0
no5 night trip with friends

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