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Talaramba Reef

Talaramba Reef is a place to unwind and reconnect with the simpler pleasures in life
40 reviews
Talaramba Reef is a place to unwind and reconnect with the simpler pleasures in life
Each villa has it's own swimming pool
All bedrooms are air conditioned, although often the fan is enough to keep you cool
Mosquito nets are there if you choose to sleep with the doors open and the sea breeze cooling you
Work by local Sri Lankan artists is featured throughout Talaramba Reef
En-suite bathrooms feature open showers, dual basins, and baths for a long soak.
Living rooms are open and airy, with enough comfortable seating for everyone
Exquisite woodwork adorns the villas throughout
The extensive gardens are a particular feature of Talaramba Reef
Spend your days doing nothing but relaxing
Work up an appetite with a stroll along the beach at sunset
Dusk is a particularly tranquil and special time
Dinner is taken on the terrace
Sri Lankan curries are a specialty of the house
Breakfast is fruit, eggs, toast, juice, tea or coffee
Our friendly, attentive team, will take care of every need
Take afternoon tea enjoying the view over the Indian Ocean
Or just relax on the balcony, lulled by the rythm of the waves
Pool towels, bathroom towels, and crisp bed linen are all provided
You'll see the iconic stilt fishermen plying their trade right at the end of our garden
Stunning Mirissa beach is only 2 minutes by tuk tuk
Mirissa is one of Sri Lanka's best surfing spots
Getting here is half the fun. Come by road, train or seaplane
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8 Bedrooms, 10 Bathrooms, Sleeps 24
Mirissa, Southern Province
The lush tropical gardens, the steady sea breeze, and the hypnotic sound of the Indian Ocean rolling onto the reef, make this a very special place to unwind and reconnect with the simpler things in life.
There are two houses at Talaramba Reef: Villa Sulanga (Wind) and Villa Vatura (Water). Intended as informal beach houses where you can kick off your shoes and relax, the wide verandas, open living areas and colonnaded courtyards, blur the boundaries between house and garden, and heighten your awareness of the natural elements around you. The open design allows cooling breezes to waft through the villas, even in the height of summer, and screens can be dropped to keep the elements out if Mother Nature's mood turns grey.
Each villa has four spacious, air conditioned, double bedrooms, with four poster beds, comfortable mattresses, and...
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About the Owner, Andrew C
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 89 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 3 days ago
Listed since : Dec 2010
Overall rating: 4.7 / 5.0
Based on 123 reviews and 5 properties
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Listing #HL192497
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English first
London, UK
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago for a stay in July 2017

Two families sharing a wonderfully appointed spacious villa. Set in its own grounds, secluded from, but with very easy access to, the beach - walkable to Marissa, but a tuk-tuk to anywhere else. The staff were attentive, but very capable. The food was amazing, bought and cooked to order. A wonderful experience and we would love to be able to...

Nish D
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed May 24, 2017 for a stay in April 2017

This was our third time back and there was absolutely no disappointment at all. It is and has always been a wonderful holiday "home" meeting every expectation and ... more. Unbelievably friendly staff who serve you with their hearts in true Srilankan style. Deepani's (the lady in charge) scrumptious cooking was enjoyed by the entire family including the children. We...

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 review
Reviewed April 2, 2017 for a stay in March 2017

Talaramba reef was just perfect! Large family holiday (8 adults 6 kids under 11)- garden sooo spacious, villas configuration perfect, food amazing, the staff were so friendly and took care of our everyneed! Kids spent hours in the two pools, fishing off the rocks and catching frogs in the beautiful Lilly ponds. Exciting Wildlife was abundant- chipmunks, monkeys, monitor lizards...

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Children's Pool
  • Cots:(4)
  • Dining Seats (24)
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (8)
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(8)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (24)
  • Microwave
  • Ocean Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Private Yard
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Secure Parking
  • Shower Rooms (2)
  • Single Beds:(8)
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Staffed Property
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
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Jul 1, 2017 -
Aug 31, 2017
High Season
2 nights
Sep 1, 2017 -
Oct 31, 2017
Low Season
2 nights
Nov 1, 2017 -
Dec 22, 2017
High Season
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About the neighborhood
If total relaxation and fine dining is your goal, then you never have to leave Talaramba Reef, but if you're feeling a little energetic, there's plenty to keep you occupied nearby:<BR><BR>Dining<BR>There are numerous beach cafes for a drink or fresh barbequed fish along Mirissa beach, fabulous rice & curry up at Mirissa Hills cinnamon plantation, and if you want to go further afield, glamorous dining at the Galle Fort Hotel and Amangalla in Galle Fort.<BR><BR>Cycling<BR>We have four bikes at the house for energetic types who fancy a spin through the paddies. Once off the main roads, you are embraced by the charm of rural Sri Lankan life, and two wheels provide the right pace at which to experience it.<BR><BR>Surfing<BR>The s... more
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: Colombo: 118.7 mi
Railway: Matara: 9.3 mi
From Colombo airport you have the option of road, train or seaplane. <BR><BR>We can arrange transfers from Colombo by van or car. The journey on the coast road takes 3-4 hours, but the new expressway to Galle cuts the time in half. <BR><BR>Far less stressful than dealing with Sri Lankan roads is the coast train, which takes about 4 hours from Colombo to Matara, and then 15 minutes by road to Talaramba. <BR><BR>Or for a real adventure take the Airtaxi seaplane which leaves Colombo for Koggala Lake every morning. Sri Lankan Airlines offer a free transfer from the airport to the Buddhist monastery on the river, which acts as the seaplane terminal/dock. We'll pick you up in Koggala for the 25 minute drive to Talaramba.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 0.0 mi.
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