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The Privilege
Ranked #6 of 9 Hotels in Wadduwa
Reviewed March 16, 2014

If you want a retreat from the daily life stress and be inspired to a more healthy way of life, I do recommend the Privilege .
The manager, the doctor and all the staff made my stay at The Privilege
a really memorable holiday. The way they treat the guests is outstanding. All are greeted with warm kindness, friendship and good feelings. They make the guests feel at home.
The professional Ayurvedic treatment is carried out according to individual need.
I surely will come back

Stayed: March 2014, traveled solo
3  Thank Lene G
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Susild, General Manager at The Privilege, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2014

Dear Ms.Lene,

Many thanks for your honest feed back. It was definitely a pleasure having you as a valued guest here with us at The Privilege.

We wish you the best of luck and hope to see you soon back again.

Best Wishes,
General Manager

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Reviewed February 20, 2014


Set amidst a lush palm fringed two and half acre coconut estate right on the beach, 35 kilometers South of Colombo lays this oasis of comfort “The Privilege”, Ayurveda hotel in Wadduwa. The hotel built in 2002 by a student of the famous tropical architect Geoffrey Bawa overlooking the Indian Ocean, in this un-spoilt hamlet. The guest can enjoy the view of the garden , pool then up to the lovely beach at a given time with fresh air and natural lighting across the hotel.
This small resort is renowned to be an ideal hideout for those seeking serene and absolute peace for relaxation and rejuvenation. With few guests in the hotel, Ayurveda treatment is personalized in the true sense of the word and at “The Privilege” guests are treated like valued visitors at a colonial mansion. The Privilege caters mostly to hotel residents ensuring their privacy and relaxation during Ayurveda holiday. The ancestral antique furniture across the hotel reminiscent of the bygone colonial era add a touch of luxury to the hotel on top everything else.
Key Points to be noted.
• Hotel located right on the beach, guest can see the Indian ocean no matter where they are in the hotel
• Privately run small hotel with peace and quietness with a maximum of 20 guests
• Open architecture through the hotel and spacious gardens with no fertilizers used on the lush lawn or trees
• German speaking Ayurveda doctor who has practiced in Germany
• Attentive friendly service
• Food is delivered fresh by farmers and fisherman
• All food are freshly cooked to Ayurveda specifications
The Privilege Ayurveda is reserved exclusively for guests undertaking Ayurveda treatments or on Ayurveda holiday. Thus, you are among warm hearted people and can devote yourself entirely to your individual treatments and your regeneration of both mind, body soul. The Ayurveda team and staff’s complete attention is focused on your personal and individual health and well-being. Our hand-picked Ayurveda staff is trained especially for this purpose and is not preoccupied with other tourist issues. Personalized caring and service is our unmatched character. At The Privilege Ayurveda Resort individuality is paramount.
Ayurveda doctors recommend a stay of minimum of 7-14 days and extensive treatment of 2-3 weeks to give you the best possible results from general detoxification and rejuvenation programs. Your rejuvenation experience with us will be everlasting as you learn the art of self-healing and healthy living.
The well qualified doctors will analyze your constitution through pulse diagnosis and discover your “Doshas” ailments and other parameters of the body based upon Ayurvedic examination principles. After that he will listen to you very carefully and decide what your body, mind and soul required and prescribes the treatments for your Ayurveda cure in Sri Lankan which is most appropriate to your body needs. A treatment schedule for your Ayurveda cure in Sri Lankan will be given to you. You will get constant doctor consultations during the 14 or 21 days Ayurveda treatment while and you can see the doctor any time when you need.
Our Treatments Include
Full Body Massage (Synchrpnized massage hands and normal Massage)
Head Massage
Face massag
Thermo massage (Pinda swedha)
Foot massage
Herbal bath
Steam Bath
Vamana ( Vomiting when nesasar)
Virechana (Pergation)
Flower Bath
Kawala (Mouth wash)
Eye treatment (Akshi tharpana)

The Ayurveda stay at The Privilege also includes the following.
• All stays are booked on Full board.
• Morning, Afternoon,Evening herbal tea & snacks
• One & half hour Yoga every day.
• Complimentary excursion.
• Ayurvedic cooking demonstration
• Participation in Ayurvedic lectures
• (about 4 -5 day) Treatments per day
• Free Wi-Fi in the Lobby Area

Room Tip: Romantic and peaceful
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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Mark_London412
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Reviewed August 11, 2013

We had a good, relaxed and peaceful holiday at the hotel. The location was great. The service and hospitality shown to us was top quality. The room was nice, comfy bed and a good clean bathroom. Tasty breakfast in the morning. Great place to kick back and unwind. Very quiet and peaceful.


  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank RangaDS
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Reviewed April 19, 2013

we had a very relaxed & peaceful holiday at this wonderful hotel. The location was great. The rooms were clean and the bed was very comfy clean bed linen,clean towels, comfy pillows, tasty food, Great Staff, Keep up the good work.


  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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3  Thank 229Diana
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Reviewed March 21, 2013

The privilege ayurveda... Such a blissfull hotel with.lovely staff and a wonderfull ayurveda program ... Staff food n location is absolutely wonderfull...its nothin short of a paradise in the little tropical island....Ayurveda doctors and therapist are extra ordinary gifted people...
Thank you for everythin

  • Stayed: February 2013
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3  Thank Ukji
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Reviewed January 20, 2013

For many years I come back again and again to The Privilege. Warmth, friendliness, honesty, feel right at home - a place to relax and draw power though a magnificent treatment schedule. The resort is just right to step away from the stress of everyday life. The hotel is a haven for body and soul to relax and unwind. The charm luxury in the hotels and clean spacious rooms gives you the best of both worlds. Very spacious lawn under the palm trees with many birds and squirrels freely around the hotel since no fertilizers are used on the large garden. The hotel has direct access to the clean beach which is inviting for long walks. The buffet served on clay pots makes it wonderful sri Lankan experience. Yoga outdoors done by Indian qualified yoga guru overlooking the sea is a delight every morning, welcome you by two young lovely doctors with flower necklace gives you a very professional consultation and the medicine is of best of quality. You are treated with fresh fruits in the room to welcome you, all lovingly directed from a very friendly and courteous staff, plenty good food and an ideal hotel for a peaceful environment to let Ayurveda treatments on themselves.

  • Stayed: January 2013
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1  Thank Nataliiee
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Reviewed October 3, 2012

After a really long trip, the Privilege was just what the doctor ordered!. One of the most comfortable beds I have slept in for a long time. Rooms are basic, very clean and there is lots of space. Quite dodgy wiring though. One complaint - why do they always have to put flowers on the beds!. Other than the flowers dying in a short space of time, it brings ants! Not just this hotel, but all hotels in "tropical" settings.
The food was good, and nothing was too much effort. When we were there it was the start of the T20 World Cup cricket but the hotel was not full. I think it is because it is quite a way from Colombo - a good hour and a bit - but it is on the way to Galle and there are a number of tourist attractions along the way.. The staff were brilliant, the English basic but good and a nice ambiance. All in all, a nice and pleasant hotel.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Sharon S
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Additional Information about The Privilege

Address: No 260 Samanthara Road | Molligoda, Wadduwa 12560, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Wadduwa
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Luxury Hotel in Wadduwa
Price Range: $202 - $296 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Privilege 4*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Privilege, Ayurveda Beach Resort built on a three acre coconut estate on the golden sandy beaches of Sri Lanka a few miles away from the capital city Colombo. The hotel is renowned for its Ayurveda treatment and personalized service. The hotel is ideal hide out for Ayurveda therapy,relax and rejuvenate yourself. ... more   less 
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