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#4 of 27 Specialty lodging in Talpe
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SassieLH wrote a review Apr 2020
Leeds12 contributions
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I can not recommend Sri Devi highly enough. I was lucky enough to stay there as part of a wonderful yoga retreat taught by Will Wheeler. Sri Devi was beautiful, spotlessly clean and immaculately maintained. The staff were lovely, friendly and helpful and the food was amazing. Breakfast and dinner were fresh and varied, and the staff were very accommodating of any requests. Ulricke organised a variety of excursions for us and facilitated multiple trips to local beaches, recommending bars and restaurants for us. Everything was taken care of for us, thank you Ulricke for making it such a wonderful relaxing stay. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the place and would go back in a heartbeat!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Louise R wrote a review Mar 2020
Cheltenham, United Kingdom1 contribution
Sri Devi is the perfect place for a retreat - it is a incredible space for rejuvenation and I came home relaxed and refreshed! Our group was spoiled from the second we arrived with nourishing Sri Lankan food, kind, efficient and polite staff and we were spoiled by Ulricke who shared her wealth of knowledge of Sri Lanka, arranged all trips, recommended restaurants and massage treatments. She took the time to talk to our group each day and advise on anything we needed - this was incredible. Massage treatments were uplifting, their therapist adapted each massage to individuals and I left feeling so relaxed. During the Chakra massage, I was in such a deep state of relaxation I could only feel the base on my hands - incredible experience that I am truly grateful for! I cannot thank the team enough for such an incredible retreat, Will Wheeler for amazing yoga sessions and YOAS for organising such a lovely space and programme. Thank you all so much, I won't hesitate to return and this was my first trip to Asia!
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Date of stay: March 2020
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jimchuck2016 wrote a review Mar 2020
London, United Kingdom3 contributions1 helpful vote
This was our second visit and Sri Devi just gets better. 5 star hotel levels of attention to detail in every aspect of the accommodation and grounds, private villa ambience, really friendly and helpful staff. Close to Galle and Incredible beaches in a tuk tuk, which are organised for you. It’s a little slice of paradise. Highly recommend a visit. See you again soon Ulricke and team. Jim & Jenny
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from ulrickeh, Owner at Sri Devi Retreat
Responded 7 Mar 2020
Dear Jim and Jen, It was our pleasure having you back here again, thank you for your lovely comments which are truly appreciated. We do hope to see you here again. Best wishes from the Sri Devi Retreat team.
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funkydubster wrote a review Mar 2020
London, United Kingdom8 contributions2 helpful votes
An amazing oasis of tranquility... perfect for our yoga retreat. Incredibly obliging, helpful and happy staff... great amenities... swimming pool, treatments, lovely gardens teeming with wildlife (monkeys, peacocks, chipmunks amongst many others). We were treated to amazing local food... with many ingredients completely new to me... Ulricke was incredibly knowledgeable about the area... and happily arranged all manner of excursions... but to be honest there really was no need to head out! (we saw elephants, went to the local temple, restaurants, etc)... which made the trip utterly painless. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from ulrickeh, Owner at Sri Devi Retreat
Responded 7 Mar 2020
Dear Funkydubster, Thank you for your lovely comments, we try our best to give all who come stay with us a great time to experience the beautiful Island that we call home. We too where very lucky to have you share some of your delicious recipes with us. Thank you very much. From the Sri Devi Team
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Jess wrote a review Feb 2020
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Have been here twice for yoga holidays and cannot fault a single thing. Friendly & helpful staff who are always smiling Amazing food and always more than enough for our group (don’t worry though it’s not wasted) 5 star service Great prices You must stay here Warning you may become used to being spoiled rotten 😄😄❤️❤️❤️
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from ULRIKE210513, Owner at Sri Devi Retreat
Responded 21 Feb 2020
Dear Jessica, Thank you so much for your kind words. We loved having you back and will reserve your room for next year:) We are happy that you enjoyed yourself and we succeeded in spoiling you. Wishing you all the best, From the, Sri Devi Reteat Team
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Carolmacartneyyoga@gmail.com wrote a review Feb 2020
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This incredible place is Paradise. If you are a yoga teacher looking for the perfect venue then you need look no further!!!Everything is perfect from the beautiful spacious villas, the incredible delicious cuisine to the amazing customer service, which is fantastic. The attention to detail is wonderful, it's the small gestures like flowers on your bed!!!! The staff are fantastic, welcoming and so accommodating. This place has been carved from love. Wim and Ulrike have created a safe and beautiful corner of heaven on earth for us all to take refuge in ourselves. Passion fruit, peacocks, kingfishers,the sound of the monks chanting from the nearby temple in the early morning, laughter and wonderful smiles and a generosity of spirit are just some of the memories that I'm taking home 🙏 I've already booked for next year
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from ULRIKE210513, Owner at Sri Devi Retreat
Responded 17 Feb 2020
Dear Carol, We are truely blessed to have had you and your amazing group stay with us. Only sorry that your stay here went by so fast. The entire team of the Sri Devi Retreat and I are excited to have you come back again next year, we and loads of passion fruit will be waiting. Thank you very much for being a part of our Sri Devi family. Ulricke
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Ali wrote a review Feb 2020
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It has been another incredible stay at Sri Devi Retreat. The owners, Ulricke and Wim, have put so much love into this place and the generosity and genuine care to serve is apparent among all the staff. I have been running my retreats here for a few years now and it’s a hidden gem of beauty and tranquility surrounded by nature and loads of wildlife. It is a truly magical place to come for a retreat. The place is huge, the grounds and pool maintained daily. The villas are spacious and stunning with large balconies. There was an abundance of exotic fresh fruits every morning and the food sourced locally each day. All the staff were wonderful. Thank you to Probath, for creating exceptionally delicious, authentic Sri Lankan food with a light and healthy touch. To Nimesh and Thilina in the kitchen who were always so friendly and attentive to the needs of the guests and to Trevor and Greshan who were making sure everyone was happy. Nothing was too much trouble for them. And not forgetting the gardeners, cleaners and security guard all taking care of us. This is one of my favourite places to visit, offering a personal touch to my time in Sri Lanka. I will definitely be back next year. Thank you
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from Wander301367, Owner at Sri Devi Retreat
Responded 16 Feb 2020
Thank you so much Ali, we love having you here and look forward to seeing you back here hopefully very soon. All the best, Ulricke
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lizangelfernando@gmail.com wrote a review Jun 2019
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Its is not only the serenity and tasteful and beautiful interior and set up at Sri Devi Retreat it is also the absolutely well trained and members of staff that sets this place world apart from any other retreat i visited before.We stayed with a group of 10 guests for 10 days and the team around Mr Trevo, the dedicated housekeeping, the absolutely wonderful team around the Chef managed with warmth and dedication to make our stay as truly, truly memorable. It seems that every single high standard ingredients of selected produce from the island to prepare the outstanding cuisine, the well maintained and beautiful retreat and mostly once again the attentiveness and outstanding entire team that makes this place a real hidden gem, the love for details and uncompromising quality of the entire retreat is what needs to be underlined. I can only recommend this retreat for anyone looking for quiet, serene, tasteful experience that cannot be easily forgotten or matched by any other experience.
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Travelled on business
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Jansyoga wrote a review Mar 2019
United Kingdom15 contributions6 helpful votes
As much as I would rather not write this review, preferring to keep it a secret, hosts Wim and Ulricke and their wonderful team Rusinda, Probath, Thilina, Nimesh, Trevor and Greshan deserve this accolade. Nothing is too much trouble for them. From the moment we stepped into this oasis of tranquillity, calm and peace I was immediately in love with it. Attention to detail is second to none. It is a luxurious retreat venue whilst keeping in tune with its natural environment. Food, perfect, Rooms, perfect, Service, perfect, location, perfect, just a short tuk tuk ride from amazing beaches and interesting things to do. Hospitality, perfect, There is nothing I would change, except to keep it a "secret".
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Date of stay: March 2019
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: I would be happy in any of the rooms.
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Olivia S wrote a review Mar 2019
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My daughter and I stayed here in Feb 2019 for a yoga retreat. The staff were friendly, very helpful and we had a wonderful time, I would definitely recommend visiting here if you ever have the opportunity! The food was excellent too : )
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Date of stay: February 2019
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sri Devi Retreat
What are some of the property amenities at Sri Devi Retreat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Is parking available at Sri Devi Retreat?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Sri Devi Retreat?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Sri Devi Retreat have airport transportation?
Yes, Sri Devi Retreat offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.