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“Relaxing Paradise”
Review of Ayurveda Garden

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Ayurveda Garden
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Ambalangoda
Reviewed 18 April 2014

Go to this place if you are knowledgeable of the Ayurveda medicine, and what are the treatments, otherwise you may be quite disappointed.

It is an extraordinary place to go, for your mind, body and soul. It was my first time and I enjoyed it all.
The place is a paradise, the staff is extremely gentle and professional, and the therapist are just outstanding.
I spent 8 days without meat, bread, pasta, wine, alcohol and coffee and I didn't miss them.
I completely relax and felt fully re-energized.
Compliment to everyone who is contributing to make it a pleasant reality.

Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 December 2012

Just came back from this very special and scenic location 2 hours south from Colombo, where I spent three weeks, doing classic Pancha Karma. I want to give best marks to this place, as they really care for your health, are friendly and treat you even after your return home. The two doctors and the staff care for your health, treat you well and are very friendly. I will certainly return next year!

Room Tip: The beach-front bungalow is very special, but wlan is better in the upper rooms
  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 21 November 2010

We can not recommend this place. It is not clean (dirty shower) and the treatments/massages are made halfhearty. A young lady gave me a herbal stamp massage having a conversation with her colleague at the same time, resting on her elbow - incredible ... Regarding food - all guests get the same stuff - depending on your dosha you can "improve" it with chili, garlic or pumpkin chutney, that's all. But what really sucks is that they ring you by phone to remind you to come to breakfast (at 07:00 a.m.)!

Additionally the trip from Colombo Airport to Ambalongoda is much too far, it is not only strenous, but also perilous - they transport their guests in a bus without safety belts.

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 July 2008

I was really looking forward to this vacation, but was badly dissappointed. I suffered from shoulder pain, and I thought going there would make it better.

The ayurveda doctors didn´t speak english or german, thus communication was very difficult.

The treatments were supposed to last 4-5 hours a day, but very often the therapeuts didn´t feel like giving them, and after waiting for a long time for the treatment one got told, that there wasn´t going to be any.

The `therapeuts` working there get very little money, thus they are begging you constantly to give them extra.

They are pretty inventive what for, and not at all humble. The first time I was asked for 50 Dollars for vacation, second time it was 300.- Dollars for studying. The second time it was during a sauna-treatment, when I was completely at their mercy. I couldn´t get out off the ´sauna´on my own, thus I promised them everything just to get out. I never paid that amount, because I left for good, and stayed somewhere else instead.

Another german girl felt pity and gave 300.- Dollars to her (male) therapeut. He wrote her a lot of emails, asking when she would come back. She went back, and he asked for 30000.- Dollars for a house,- no joking!! As she said, she hasn´t got that amount of money, his disapointed comment was: I thought you were rich!

The rooms: hardly any furniture, no ac just a fan, for 150.- a night.
The matresses were very old, there was no slatted frame, thus my back became worse instead of better.

The bathroom was clean, but hardly any hot water, which is fatal if you´re covered in smelly coconut oil (after the treatment).

Cancerous naphtaline in the bathroom (-well o.k. it kills all the bugs...). It got removed, when I asked them to.

The premise was nice, but the beach was full of [----], because the neighbours used it as a toilet. So you better look out, where you put your feet. Unluckily there was no swimming pool.

I could go on writing for hours, what happened there. All I can do is just warn you.

Better go to Sri Lanka, there lots of ayurveda clinics and pay for treatments, as you get them.

The website is well made, but what you find in Ambalangoda is just a COMPLETE RIPP-OFF.

  • Stayed: October 2005, travelled solo
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Reviewed 6 August 2017
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  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled solo
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Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: July 2017, travelled solo
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Reviewed 8 June 2017
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  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Ayurveda Garden

Address: 95B Sea Beach Road | Ambalangoda, Ambalangoda 80300, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle District > Ambalangoda
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Ambalangoda
Price Range: £37 - £93 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Sri Lanka Ayurveda Garden and the Shakti Villa are Ayurveda Spas. The booking is only possible in conjunction with a cure. The room prices are incl. Full board from 60 to 125 euros. The cure prices vary between 85 and 100 Euro per day. ... more   less 
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Ayurveda Garden Sri Lanka/Ambalangoda

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