I found this place on Tripadvisor and went there for a 2 week stay thanks to all good reviews on this site. The place (location, staff, service, attention to detail) has exceeded my expectations. Both me and my mom were very happy with our choice and do hope to be back one day.
Location: It is in fact quite amazing. The hotel is isolated from the outside world which makes one feel very relaxed and in peace. It is on the top of a hill with beautiful views over the ocean and gorgeous sunrise and sunset times. It has easy access to two beaches: one good for swimming and another good for walking and watching the local fishermen at work.
Territory: great idea and design; the hotel is harmoniously integrated into the nature, there are many trees, flowers and animals around. Nature watching is great and again very relaxing. And you are never bored, rather the opposite... there were interesting surprises at every corner. There is a nice swimming pool and yoga pavilion. The territory is fairly big and very well maintained.
Staff: all smiles, friendly, kind. We were very happy with all the service and attention we got. Felt very personal with a lot of care.
Food: I still miss it... A LOT :). It is all vegetarian; great selection of curries, spicies, fruits, they bake nice cakes (I have sweet tooth), many juices and different herbal teas.
Activities: there are really many and all complimentary. One can attend yoga, tai-chi, meditation, cooking classes; listen to lectures on different ayurvedic topics, visit nearby places on tours. I was surprised how busy we always were and all activities were organized professionally and were a lot of fun.
Ayurveda: We did not go with any specific problems but wanted to do a general detox program. We were very satisfied; both physically and mentally. Feel very relaxed and rested... There are 4 hands massages, steam and herbal baths, acupuncture, different specialized treatments... We usually spent about 2,5-3 hrs per day on treatments.
Rooms: we had a standard room at first and a delux one later on. Did not see much difference though. One thing which bothered me was that we were gived one big bed, it would be more comfortable to have two separate ones. Otherwise, rooms are spacious, bright, simple and have nice ocean views from the balcony.
In addition, I liked very much the tranquility at the resort. Even in high season, there was never any rush or crowds; I did not expect it to such extend.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience authentic Ayurveda during a luxurious beach holiday. Gain strength through daily Yoga exercise and let yourself be pampered on a beach with a breathtaking view of the Indian ocean near Weligama. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Barberyn Beach Ayurveda Hotel Weligama