We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Ulpotha Village 21100 Sri Lanka
Contact accommodation for availability.
There are similar hotels available.
View all
Traveler (230)
Dining (28)
Room & Suite (15)
What is Travelers’ Choice?
Tripadvisor gives a Travelers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travelers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.


Travelers' Choice
"One of the world's best yoga retreats" according to The Guardian, Ulpotha is a beautiful private eco-hideaway open to guests for part of the year; a place of total peace, where you can experience the warm, generous and gentle hospitality Sri Lankans love to offer. This oasis of tranquility is a traditional working village cradled on one side by low mountains and a lotus ringed lake, and on the other by emerald green paddy fields. World renowned for its elegant barefoot luxury and sustainable chic, Ulpotha offers fun-filled two week yoga retreats with top international teachers throughout its winter and summer seasons. Complemented with traditional Ayurveda treatments, off-grid relaxation, free massages with outstanding visiting therapists, forest walks, boating, swimming, cycling, exploring, excursions to Sri Lanka's splendid cultural heritage sites, your stay at Ulpotha can be a life-changing experience. Just read the reviews!
Read more
Full view
Property amenities
Lazy river
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Bicycles available
Airport transportation
Foot massage
24-hour security
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Yoga room
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Evening entertainment
Walking tours
Taxi service
Full body massage
Head massage
Neck massage
Open-air bath
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Mosquito net
Outdoor furniture
Shared bathroom
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
First aid kit
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Show more
Room features
Interconnected rooms available
Seating area
Wardrobe / closet
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Complimentary toiletries
Clothes rack
Show more
Room types
Mountain view
Good to know
Hidden Gem
Languages Spoken


Full view
Ulpotha Village 21100 Sri Lanka
See all nearby hotels
315Reviews3Q+A63Room tips
Traveler rating
  • 297
  • 11
  • 4
  • 2
  • 1
Time of year
Traveler type
  • More
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
Cathrine Hovmand wrote a review Apr 2020
1 contribution
My two kids and I had the most amazing holidays at Ulpotha. The staff and the whole atmosphere is so loving and generous. Not being able to use the internet is an amazing experience - The kids loved it - they were free to do what ever they wanted to do - no computer or phone "dragging" them. Books and speaking english with new people (we are from Denmark) suddenly became fun. The feeling of really having time to other people and yourself are something we take with us home. We can definitely recomend this wunderfull place :) THANK YOU!
Read more
Date of stay: January 2020
Abigail S wrote a review Mar 2020
3 contributions
What a fabulous two weeks I have just spent in idyllic Ulpotha! I loved everything about it - the unique environment, yoga (Georgia is an exceptional instructor who taught me so much), warm hospitality (Suzi is incredibly attentive and gracious), delicious food, accomodation, ayurvedic treatments and wonderful massages from the visiting therapists. An added and unexpected bonus was meeting the other guests who were all so interesting and a lot of fun! I'm sure I will remain in touch with many of them. A holiday like no other!
Read more
Date of stay: March 2020
D3RM1RK0 wrote a review Mar 2020
1 contribution
We just came back from Ulpotha. It was amazing, as always. Although we like to explore the world and discover new places it has been our third time there. Because this place is truly unique. You immerse yourself in pure nature. Nestled in an amazing stretch of land, the village is surrounded by impressive rock formations, jungle and lakes. It was 14 days of doing my favorite things: Spending time with my missus, practicing yoga, swimming in a lake (absolutely crocodile-proof), watching nature (monkeys, birds, giant squirrels, …) while relaxing in the sun. And eat! The food is amazing. Mostly plant based and healthy as far as I can tell. With fruits and vegetables you’ve never tasted before. Everyday there’s something new to explore for your taste buds. The yoga was outstanding. With great teachers and two classes per day I made real progress within our two weeks stay. The massages do an amazing job in supporting these yoga efforts so that you always feel relaxed and never tense. Beyond all those things it’s the people who make the difference. The communal aspect of the experience is very special. We enjoyed sharing the time with our co-guests. Always fascinating to meet people with different backgrounds you would have never crossed ways with otherwise. Same with the fine people of the village who took great care of us. As always, they were happy to share their culture with the guests. Like cooking over fire, harvesting rice or their harvest ceremony. Thanks to their effort and the management of the resort things run smoothly although you’re in the middle of nowhere. The only thing I can’t really speak to is the Ayurvedic treatment because I never did it. Just not up my alley. But we’ve heard many guests talking highly about the treatment. Even without Ayurveda treatment Ulpotha is perfect for detoxing of any kind - electronics, smoking, stress, unhealthy food. So, as much as we want to find new places on this big planet I’m afraid to say that we’ll most likely be back in Ulpotha soon. Can’t wait.
Read more
Date of stay: February 2020
Sleep Quality
d01e0n wrote a review Mar 2020
London3 contributions1 helpful vote
This is the most beautiful & rewarding holiday I have ever been on. The warmth & expertise of the people & the raw unspoilt natural beauty of Ulpotha was transformative for my health & well-being. I can’t wait to return.
Read more
Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: March 2020
Room Tip: All rooms are wonderful. I have never slept so well or so charmingly.
See more room tips
1 Helpful vote
lindsayantoni wrote a review Mar 2020
Galle, Sri Lanka2 contributions
Sounds a little over the top but I have just returned from a week at Ulpotha and I can honestly say that it was one of the best weeks of my life. Everything about it was perfect, the food, the yoga, the treatments both the ayurveda and from the visiting therapists, the accommodation and above all the wonderful people: not only those that looked after us so brilliantly but the other guests too. I met some truly fantastic people who I am sure I will know for life. I did a lot of laughing last week!! I have come away feeling calmer, stronger, happier and deeply grateful for the experience. I also feel so much better equipped to deal with the madness of the world we currently inhabit. Living so close to nature and the removal from the modern world can take a bit of getting used to for some people but it is the best thing for the soul. Sit back, relax and let Ulpotha work her magic. The only two questions you will ask yourself upon leaving is why didn't I come here before and how soon can I come back?
Read more
Date of stay: March 2020
Sleep Quality
ulpotha hotel embogama, ulpotha spa embogama
Sri LankaNorth Western ProvinceUlpotha Village
Is This Your Tripadvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Ulpotha
What are some of the property amenities at Ulpotha?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, airport transportation, and breakfast buffet.
Which room amenities are available at Ulpotha?
Top room amenities include extra long beds, a mosquito net, and a view of the mountains.
What food & drink options are available at Ulpotha?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and a free welcome drink during their stay.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Ulpotha?
Yes, guests have access to an outdoor pool, a sauna, and yoga classes during their stay.
Does Ulpotha have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Ulpotha offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Ulpotha located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.1 miles away from the center of Ulpotha Village.
Are there any historical sites close to Ulpotha?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Yapahuwa Rock Fortress (7.7 miles).