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Ulpotha

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County Cork, Ireland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have wanted to go to Ulpotha for ages. Eventually I grabbed the moment and took my 16 year old son out of school and we arrived in the most glorious place. Ulpotha is like no other place that I have been to and it was an adventure for the two of us. My 27 year old daughter met us...

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Ulpotha, Guest Relations Manager at Ulpotha, responded to this review

Thank you for your sweet words Mary Jane. It was an absolute pleasure to have both you and your children stay with us! I'm so glad your son managed to join some of the yoga classes and enjoyed himself too. We look forward to having the opportunity to welcome you all back one day. Bright greetings

Reviewed April 12, 2017

My expectations for Ulpotha were perhaps higher than any other place I've visited. This was down to the huge number of reviews I had read and researched. Ulpotha exceeded all these expectations. It is hard to put into words what a special place this is. Saying I feel 'refreshed' is an understatement. After two weeks of delicious, nourishing and healthy...

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Ulpotha, Guest Relations Manager at Ulpotha, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words about Ulpotha (very much appreciated) and thank you so much for coming to stay with us - it was a true delight to have you here! So glad you managed to overcome your fears of the creepy crawlies to be found in the jungle, learned to relax with this kind of nature and returned...

Munich, Germany
Reviewed April 8, 2017

It took my unbelievable 9 months to write my review on my stay at Ulpotha. Now here is the thing: my memories are just as vivid today as they were 3 weeks after being back home. I just need to close my eyes and think of the yoga shala, think of my hut, the lovely people and I am right...

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Ulpotha, Guest Relations Manager at Ulpotha, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to go online 9 months after your stay with us to write your impressions of Ulpotha and thank you for your kind words (very much appreciated)! We are very pleased to note that you managed to overcome your fears of the creepy crawlies to be found in the jungle, learned to relax with this...

Reviewed April 4, 2017

Are you ready for a fairy tail? Go visit Ulpotha. This must be the best place if you are interested in Yoga, beautiful nature, friendly people and as a bonus - ayurveda. Best food, beautiful houses and surroundings and friendly people. This is for persons looking for a slow and mindful holiday among nice people and monkeys!

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Ulpotha, Guest Relations Manager at Ulpotha, responded to this review

Thank you Katarina for your very kind words - and thank you for coming to stay with us! It was a true pleasure to meet you. We hope to see you again, perhaps back at Ulpotha one day? Have a lovely day, Warm wishes,

Indonesia
Reviewed April 2, 2017

Where to begin? This was my first time ever traveling to Sri Lanka, although I had been wanting to visit the mythical country for years. I am so glad that I experienced Sri Lanka through Ulpoltha because this places seeks to preserve the country as it was like 100 years ago, before the advent of modern technology. There is no...

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Ulpotha, Guest Relations Manager at Ulpotha, responded to this review

Thank you for your amazing review of Ulpotha and everything that goes on there (very much appreciated) and thank you so much for coming to stay with us - it was a true delight to have you here! We sincerely hope we'll have the opportunity of welcoming you back very soon. Until then, be well and happy. Bright greetings,

New York City, New York
Reviewed March 31, 2017

I could say that it is very beautiful place, very peacefull. The food is delicious ,the accomodation was great It was a real resorcing place It is a 5 star place in the jungle. I appreciated every minute in that place.

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Ulpotha, Guest Relations Manager at Ulpotha, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of Ulpotha and for your very kind words. I hope you are well and I hope we'll be able to welcome you back here one day! With warm wishes,

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed March 20, 2017

If you're looking for the cool blast of air conditioning, white-glove service, all your creature comforts, the tropics without insects, gourmet meals, and the luxury of plush carpets, Ulpotha is simply not for you. If you're looking for soulful sanctuary, a community of smiles, a village with a sense of purpose, authentic food, communion with nature, respite from social media,...

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Ulpotha, Guest Relations Manager at Ulpotha, responded to this review

Wow! Thanks Ed for your spot on review of what Ulpotha is and isn't - very much appreciated. We hope to see you back here some day. In the meantime, be well and we hope life treats you wonderfully. Warm wishes,

Paris, France
Reviewed March 14, 2017

A place that stands on its own with nothing to add and nothing to remove. A place to get inspired by the beauty, the kindness and the smile of the people, the quality of the food, the local music and the infinite luxury by its simplicity. A place where time flies with the rhythm of the nature. For all the...

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Ulpotha, Guest Relations Manager at Ulpotha, responded to this review

Thank you Maia - your kind words are much appreciated and capture the essence of Ulpotha in a nutshell. We hope to have the opportunity of welcoming you back here next year for more fun and relaxation. Warm wishes,

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed March 8, 2017

Ulpotha is a place like no other. It defines really luxury. Luxury of not having a phone, wifi or electricity. The service is incredible and the food like nothing I have ever tried before, simply delicious. It is all prepared with no electricity but over a wood fire. It is also all fresh from Ulpothas extensive garden. All Vegan too...

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Ulpotha, Guest Relations Manager at Ulpotha, responded to this review

Thanks Tarka for your lovely review. It was a pleasure having you stay with us and we hope one day to see you again. In the meantime, be well and happy and we hope life treats you well. Bright greetings,

Ubud, Indonesia
Reviewed March 4, 2017

What if a place could bring you back to your center, to yourself.. close to your heart and your body ? Feeling yourself. Experiencing the "Nothing", the "Pause", or call it also "the Off" state will really change your life.  It’s the proposition of ULPOTHA and the philosophy of AYURVEDA.

Softening with natural surroundings. I wanted to practice on deepening a body relax and a...

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Ulpotha, Guest Relations Manager at Ulpotha, responded to this review

Thank you Isa for your very kind words. It was a pleasure to have you stay with us and watch you deepen your yoga practice under the masterful eye of one of our top yoga instructors, maestro Mika. Thank you for coming to stay with us and thereby supporting our little jungle village. We hope to see you back here...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
'The best yoga retreat in the world', according to the Observer, 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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ulpotha

Address: Ulpotha Village, Dambulla, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Dambulla
Price Range: $180 - $250 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
Also Known As:
Ulpotha Hotel Embogama
Ulpotha Spa Embogama
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“I liked my hut close to re ricepaddy.”
183katarinac, Apr 4, 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms have their charm”
BALOU29560, Mar 31, 2017 | Read review
“I liked my hut in the area of the fields, but in the groups the preferences were quite varied.”
gessy01, Jan 23, 2017 | Read review
“No need to worry - all huts are amazing, and they do an amazing job in allocating people to the right spots!”
760alinad, Jan 20, 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are in the forest ,surrounded by trees and monkeys. We had a room over looking the paddy fields- better location.”
Lara006, Dec 6, 2016 | Read review
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