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Amba Ayurveda Hotel

No. 704 Welagedara, Balapitiya 80550 Sri Lanka
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#6 of 12 hotels in Balapitiya
Amba is an Ayurveda hotel in Sri Lanka and offers Ayurveda treatments for both skeptics and followers. At Amba we are aware that every person has a unique approach to his or her health and well-being. As we are a very small Ayurvedic hotel, we are able to adapt our service and Ayurvedic treatments to the needs of our guests. We offer Ayurveda massage, ayurvedic treatments, certified Ayurvedic medicine, yoga and organize excursions to beautiful places in Sri Lanka. Amba is located on the beach, a few kilometres outside Ambalangoda, an authentic and thriving mid-sized city in Sri Lanka. Amba is environmentally friendly. With solar collectors on the roof, an ecological sand sewer system and a saltwater basin, we strive to keep the environmental impact as low as possible.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
BBQ facilities
Outdoor pool
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
Additional bathroom
Flatscreen TV
Extra long beds
Bath / shower
Private balcony
Room service
Seating area
Bottled water
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, German
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Petuldo111 wrote a review Jan 2019
Zurich, Switzerland29 contributions6 helpful votes
This was our first Ayurveda experience and we will for sure do it again. I spent two weeks at Amba with my mom and we had an amazing stay. The rooms facing the ocean as well as the garden villa (we moved because I booked too late and there was no room free for two weeks). The food, the treatments, the beach are perfect. Thanks for everything Amba! Zuzana & Mom
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
Judy wrote a review Jan 2019
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Dr. Chamari Palika is an excellent Ayurvedic doctor, the staff is very very friendly and the hotel ist stylish and clean. The food is excellent. The size of the facility is small and through that you get in contact with other guests - i travelled alone and met very nice people. I can highly recommend the hotel!
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Date of stay: December 2018
Trip type: Traveled solo
David G wrote a review Jan 2019
Melbourne15 contributions7 helpful votes
The hotel has everything you need for a relaxing stay. Very nice rooms with A/C, fan etc. The beach is so empty, it is almost a private beach. Sometimes the room smelled a bit - until we covered all the drains. A massive new Dusit Thani hotel is being built at the moment which didn't interrupt our stay - but will change the beach considerably in the future. The hotel is right on the main road - I never heard the traffic in our room though - only the noise of the waves. A new iron is needed with ironing board. Available old dirty iron, no ironing board. The massage and treatment staff and the kitchen staff were super nice and tried to make up for the inefficiencies of the doctor and the manager. The "new" manager was not suited to this hotel - organising trips seemed like a con. We ended up walking onto the road and got TukTuks ourselves - much cheaper! The doctor was a big disappointment as well. The food was really good - we needed to get used to the small portions though - it helped with loosing 4.5kg though. The fish every 4th day or so - surprised me, but you could always choose vegetarian. Nice pool - the Austrian guests seemed to "book" the sun lounges with their towels from early morning. The manager could not care less. We just went to the beach instead. The treatment rooms were really nice. New scales would be appreciated - if you pay this amount of money and you want to loose weight - you would expect to get a decent scales. The Yoga was for everyone - therefore a little soft for my taste. The acupuncture was a bit odd - as it was done by the pool or in the doctors office. When the doctor was grumpy it hurt! The massages etc were great. The doctor. It started with taking our pulse and then guessing what our problems were. Yes, she got something right after the 6 guesses. She seems to guess the same things with every guest until she guesses something right. Then she prescribed a specific diet without telling us what the different pills are and what they do. No guidance and explanations whatsoever. Then she booked us (couple) in at different times of the day - so we could not spend time together. She also was very disorganised and got bookings wrong all the time. She was overweight and asked everyone if they want to loose weight - she was not a good example of health in a health retreat! We would stay at Amba again if Mosvold employ a new manager and new "real" doctor who value their customers . Don't expect answers from emails sent to the hotel!
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Date of stay: January 2019
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: The rooms overlooking the pool are great. The guests in the garden room have no view and...
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andreav0gel wrote a review Nov 2018
Vienna Region, Austria3 contributions1 helpful vote
Thanks a lot for all that care, the wonderful treatments and the magnificient cuisine. The Manager Mr. Jayasiri, his assistant and all the staff anticipate our every wishes. Dr.Chamari's therapy, the acupuncture and the combination of treatments were individual and helpful. Her EMDR therapy is recommendable. Morning Joga with Mr. Asantha was sensationel. And my therapists, Chandima and Asantha are world beating. I will miss them. Bw, Andrea Vogel
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Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Traveled with family
Lisa C wrote a review Oct 2018
Dublin, Ireland26 contributions6 helpful votes
I came here with three of my friends for 3 nights and four days. We were really pleased with everything in Amba. The food in particular was a highlight for us and we loved how the waiters explained each meal in detail for us when it was brought out. If you’re someone who is happy to sunbathe in the sun, read a book or just relax between the meals and treatments, Amba will suit you perfectly. We enjoyed the yoga/meditation in the morning, a lovely way to start the day. I think I would have loved the option of a second yoga class at some point during the way. Our room was very spacious and faced out towards the beach which we were delighted with. Every staff member we dealt with was so welcoming and accommodating. The treatments I received were amazing, particularly the synchronised massage. The massages were really gentle and relaxing, which is the style of massage I like. Overall, even though we only spent 3 nights there, I returned home feeling so refreshed and positive. Thank you so much to all the fabulous staff there in Amba. I loved how there were only 10 rooms in the hotel as it made the experience more intimate and the service was second to none!
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Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Traveled with friends
Sri LankaSouthern ProvinceBalapitiya
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Frequently Asked Questions about Amba Ayurveda Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Amba Ayurveda Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Ahungalla Beach (3.7 miles), Suduhansa Tours (4.2 miles), and Madu River (2.0 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Amba Ayurveda Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Amba Ayurveda Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Amba Ayurveda Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Amba Ayurveda Hotel?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Amba Ayurveda Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bord'eau, Jungle Beach Restaurant & Watersport Ahungalla, and Sunshine Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Amba Ayurveda Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Amba Ayurveda Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Amba Ayurveda Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Amba Ayurveda Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Amba Ayurveda Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and German.