Hotel Address:162 / 19, Wathuregama, Ahungalla
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|Hotel Type||Beach Resort|
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Overview Lotus Villa Ayurveda Resort
The Lotus Villa Ayurveda Resort specialises exclusively in Ayurveda. The Lotus Villa Ayurveda Resort is situated in the south west of Sri Lanka, around 75 km south from Colombo, on a very long stretch of sandy beach between shady coconut palms and directly by the tropical warm Indian Ocean.
The house is under the management of Mrs. and Mr. Huber - he (Peter) is Austrian and his wife (Sumendra) is Singhalese. They have one son (Sushan) and are proud of a friendly, experienced team, that enjoys indulging you in the concept of Ayurveda. Personalised service, family atmosphere and caring for guests and patients are at the forefront of the The Lotus Villa Ayurveda Resort's staffs mind.
The grounds consists of a large garden, in with 19 ground-floor rooms, the restaurant and treatment rooms. All facilities are accessible by wheelchair. The drinking water throughout the whole house fulfils the standards of international law. At the Lotus-Villa you will be given in your room the newest qualification certificate of the water. In the natural garden are also located a waterfall, which many of the guests and patients call meditation fountain, an Ayurvedic herbal sauna, a stony oil-bath-tube for skin treatments, a raised Yoga and meditation platform and a fresh water pool. In the second part of the ground are situated the pharmacy with "oil-kitchen" (in which the oils for treatments and medicine itself are produced), a bedroom for physicians on night duty and one for the night duty manager, water-filtering-system, rooms for the employees (at present there are 118 people employed), an own laundrette (which can "remove oils" from anything), office and a workshop and next to the bird voliere, the Lotus-Fountain.
Sometimes we are asked why we put up a fence around the The Lotus Villa Ayurveda Resort and if one should be afraid that without a fence "something could happen". The answer is simple, we are living "in the country-side" and many of our neighbours let their cows (also dogs and cats) walk around unrestrained, which one might find disruptive especially if one has comfortably fallen a sleep on the sun lounger and is woken up rom the dripping salvia of a cow walking by or a dog marking "his territory" with urine.
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Accommodation at Lotus Villa Ayurveda Resort
The rooms are an important thing for each guest or patient, as these are going to be their "sanctuary" in the next days and weeks during the stay. Because the rooms are mainly not the same as ones own "four walls" at home, one needs a certain time until one "settles in". When one comes here for the second time it is usually easier to find ones way around.
6 single rooms and 14 double rooms (with two washbasins each). They are around 25 m in size.
Three of the rooms also have a connecting door to the neighbouring rooms, which is often very comfortable for accompanying people and also for couples, who wish to sleep separate during the time of treatments. For people with back problems the resort can provide water beds (small fee) or place underlies under mattresses.
Three rooms are also furnished for wheelchair users (with adjustable toilet and shower seats), whereas if requested, we adjust handles and properly mount them in all rooms, something that elderly people appreciate very much. Important for wheelchair users: The entire premises - such as restaurant, treatment rooms, rooms, office, etc are located on the ground floor. Only in front of the rooms we have to place ramps, as crabs from the sea could "invade" the room.
Bed linen and towels are changed daily. Reason being: after treatments some oil or medicine residue always stays on the body, which might cause ant invasions.
Every rooms is fitted with an alarm bell and the three rooms for wheelchair users have the alarm-bell-string reach right down to the floor in the bathroom., As you may already know, is at least one physician available 24 hours a day at the The Lotus Villa Ayurveda Resort.
Because of the treatments, the pores need to stay open and hence we do not have air-condition but fans in the rooms and against possible mosquito bites, there are mosquito nets. Regarding (the subject) "Malaria" please read the page "vaccinations" at the "Arrival"-information.
Something we also do not have in the rooms are, telephone, TV, fridge and Internet connection. The rooms should be used to relax and in Ayurveda it is said, that one should always only do one thing at a time.
By the way: the warm water supply throughout the entire house except for the laundrette is powered by solar energy. Our water-filtering-system produces drinking water to the requirements of international laws. Therefore you can use for example the water in the bathroom to brush your teeth.
Dining at Lotus Villa Ayurveda Resort
In Ayurveda restaurant and kitchen are quite different to a usual catering business. Many restaurants do not care much about health but rather try to make the food look good, taste good and are concerned about quantities. Ayurvedic nutrition also cares about appearance and taste.However, the most important aspect is health. Every individual meal must be produced to suit each individualís needs. Moreover, in Ayurveda there are 6 categories of taste (instead of the usual 5) which are to be taken into account. In our Lotus-Villa the kitchen is being checked every lunchtime and evening by one of our Ayurveda physicians.
After the first consultation with an Ayurveda physician each patient will receive a personal nutritional plan which will also be forwarded to our kitchen and restaurant. This plan contains the following information:
- The amount of salt to be used (from "no salt" to "normal")
- whether oils/fats and which types should be used
- the quantity of food in gramms
- which fruit and/or vegetables should be avoided
- whether and which herbal wines can be served
- whether and which snacks / drinks should be served between meals.
- and many more criteria.
The Hotel is pleased to explain your personal nutritional plan if you so desire. Since these criteria are only valid for a short period of time we will give you a nutritional recommendation for daily use at the end of your stay. This daily list is based on european fruit and vegetables. In our The Lotus Villa Ayurveda Resort you will obviously eat the local fruit and vegetables.
|Address||162 / 19, Wathuregama, Ahungalla|