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Excellent 4.7/5.0

256 Ratings from our customers

Excellent 4.7/5.0

No. 3 Hotel for Ayurveda This hotel is the 3 most popular choice for our hotels for Ayurveda. The popularity depends on how often a hotel is called, requested and booked via this website. No. 2 Hotel in Sri Lanka This hotel is the 2 most popular choice for our hotels in Sri Lanka. The popularity depends on how often a hotel is called, requested and booked via this website. Ideal for Solo Travelers. This destination is especially suitable for solo travelers. More than 70% of our guests have traveled here alone.

Heritance Ayurveda Maha Gedara First Class

Popular resort with authentic Ayurveda in friendly, comfortable surroundings

Contemporary Ayurveda resort belonging to the Aitken Spence Group with its own meditation and yoga center as well as the Original Ayurveda Panchakarma Spa within the modern Ayurveda Center.

Most Popular Hotel Features

  • Free Wifi
  • Swimming pool
  • Seaside
  • Ideal for solo travelers
  • Ayurveda doctor
  • Ayurvedic dosha meals
  • Yoga
  • Vegetarian meals

Packages and Programmes with Best Price Guarantee

Ayurveda (1 Pers.) + Accomp. Person without Treatment

from 6 nights, double room, Full board

£614

£479

"Ayubowan" literally means ‘Live Longer’. It is the resort's concept of healing body and mind through professional Ayurveda Treatments, Yoga & Meditation and Heritance Cuisine.

Rejuvenation & Relaxation (from 7 days)

A wide range of holistic treatments for regenaration of the celles and tissues, combined with treatments such as: facial massages, head massages, foot massages, body massages, Shirodhara, steam baths, herbal baths, steam inhalations; for 14 days and more Panchakarma treatments; as needed: Ayurveda medications & herbal teas, acupunctures and Pindasweda.

Ayurvedic Slimming or Stress Relief (with Panchakarma) (from 14 days)

Treatments for stress and for Ayurvedic slimming through diet, fitness and medical gymnastics. The programme includes Panchakarma purification therapies, such as: Snehapana (concentrated butter), Nasya (nasal purification) and Virechana (bowel purification) or Vamana (chest purification), Udawartana (scrub) as well as Pindasweda (rice temple massage), Shirodhara (forehead affusion with oil), Shirowasthi (head treatment with oil), facial massages, head massage, body massage, steam-, herbal and flower baths, acupunctures, foot massages, steam inhalations, herbal teas and drinks and a special diet.The programme is aimed to support long term weight loss through metabolic changes.

Immunity Improvement (from 14 days)

Intensify your body’s natural defence mechanism with holistic authentic ayurveda practices. What can you expect? Rejuvenation and enhancing of immunity, improving the digestive power, soft ayurvedic cleansing, balance in body, mind and soul.

  • ayurvedic full board (vegetarian, occasionally chicken or fish)
  • herbal teas (10 a.m. - 9 p.m.), water all day
  • Yoga (ca. 1–2x per day) and meditation (ca. 2x per week)
  • participation in Ayurvedic lectures and cooking demonstrations (subject to availability, ca. once a week)

Ayurveda Programme for 1 Person:
Choose from 3 focuses at the resort: Rejuvenation and Relaxation, Ayurvedic Slimming, Stress Relief or Immunity Improvement.

  • first consultation and pulse diagnosis with the Ayurveda doctor incl. determination of Dosha, attendance by Ayurveda doctor during cure
  • creation of individual treatment plans according to dosha type and focus chosen
  • all Ayurvedic treatments (ca. 4–5 daily, in 2 hours) according to therapy plan and focus choosen

Accompanying person without Ayurveda programme (2. person).

Additionally included for SpaDreams guests

  • Use of outdoor swimming pool with deck chairs, beach towels and sunscreen, WiFi (6am-10pm)
  • Participation in the entertainment program (night, about 2-3x per week) with folkloric shows, flute or oriental music
  • Fruit basket upon arrival in the room
  • Drinking water dispenser, use of thermo flasks
  • Insured as a package tour with insolvency protection and security certificate
  • Rebook and cancel free of charge up to 14 days before arrival with the Flex Upgrade
  • For all details see Flex Upgrade

Recommended for the following conditions

Cancer rehabilitation, High blood pressure, Locomotor system, Metabolism / Stomach / Intestines, Migraine, Rheumatism / Joints / Arthritis / Arthrosis, Skin / Allergies, Slimming & weight loss, Stress / Exhaustion

We have already calculated the following discounts for you:

  • 5% Early Bird discount - 75 days
  • Stay 21 nights - pay for just 17: 4 nights free
  • Stay 14 nights - pay for just 11: 3 nights free

All available discounts

Telephone booking code: 750P2

Personalise your stay

Ayurveda "Ayubowan"

from 6 nights, double room, Full board

£847

£661

"Ayubowan" literally means ‘Live Longer’. It is the resort's concept of healing body and mind through professional Ayurveda Treatments, Yoga & Meditation and Heritance Cuisine.

Rejuvenation & Relaxation

A wide range of holistic treatments for regenaration of the celles and tissues, combined with treatments such as: facial massages, head massages, foot massages, body massages, Shirodhara, steam baths, herbal baths, steam inhalations; for 14 days and more Panchakarma treatments; as needed: Ayurveda medications & herbal teas, acupunctures and Pindasweda.

Ayurvedic Slimming or Stress Relief (with Panchakarma)

Treatments for stress and for Ayurvedic slimming through diet, fitness and medical gymnastics. The programme includes Panchakarma purification therapies, such as: Snehapana (concentrated butter), Nasya (nasal purification) and Virechana (bowel purification) or Vamana (chest purification), Udawartana (scrub) as well as Pindasweda (rice temple massage), Shirodhara (forehead affusion with oil), Shirowasthi (head treatment with oil), facial massages, head massage, body massage, steam-, herbal and flower baths, acupunctures, foot massages, steam inhalations, herbal teas and drinks and a special diet.The programme is aimed to support long term weight loss through metabolic changes.

Immunity Improvement

Intensify your body’s natural defence mechanism with holistic authentic ayurveda practices. What can you expect? Rejuvenation and enhancing of immunity, improving the digestive power, soft ayurvedic cleansing, balance in body, mind and soul.

Choose from 3 focuses at the resort:

  • Rejuvenation and Relaxation from 7 days cure
  • Ayurvedic Slimming from 14 days cure
  • Stress Relief (with Panchakarma) from 14 days cure
  • Immunity Improvement from 14 days cure
  • ayurvedic full board (vegetarian, occasionally chicken or fish)
  • herbal teas (10 a.m. - 9 p.m.), water all day
  • first consultation and pulse diagnosis with the Ayurveda doctor incl. determination of Dosha, attendance by Ayurveda doctor during cure
  • creation of individual treatment plans according to dosha type and focus chosen
  • all Ayurvedic treatments (ca. 4–5 daily, in 2 hours) according to therapy plan and focus choosen
  • Yoga (ca. 1–2x per day) and meditation (ca. 2x per week)
  • participation in Ayurvedic lectures and cooking demonstrations (subject to availability)

The prescription of the treatments is made by the Ayurvedic doctor according to the chosen focus, your dosha and your state of health. For cures of at least 14 days also Panchakarma purification therapies.

Additionally included for SpaDreams guests

  • Use of outdoor swimming pool with deck chairs, beach towels and sunscreen, WiFi (6am-10pm)
  • Participation in the entertainment program (night, about 2-3x per week) with folkloric shows, flute or oriental music
  • Fruit basket upon arrival in the room
  • Drinking water dispenser, use of thermo flasks
  • Insured as a package tour with insolvency protection and security certificate
  • Rebook and cancel free of charge up to 14 days before arrival with the Flex Upgrade
  • For all details see Flex Upgrade

Recommended for the following conditions

Cancer rehabilitation, High blood pressure, Locomotor system, Metabolism / Stomach / Intestines, Migraine, Rheumatism / Joints / Arthritis / Arthrosis, Skin / Allergies, Slimming & weight loss, Stress / Exhaustion

We have already calculated the following discounts for you:

  • 5% Early Bird discount - 75 days
  • Stay 21 nights - pay for just 17: 4 nights free
  • Stay 14 nights - pay for just 11: 3 nights free

All available discounts

Telephone booking code: 750P1

Personalise your stay

Heritance Ayurveda Maha Gedara in Detail

Your Hotel

☀ On the southwest coast of Sri Lanka, in the Beruwela, known for its beautiful beaches, lies the beachfront Heritance Ayurveda Maha Gedara of the Aitken Spence Group. The "Heritance" concept is especially aimed at guests who experience Sri Lanka's cultural heritage with Ayurveda, want to get in contact with them or seek advice and support for their daily lives in it. The expansive 4-star resort awaits you with an eco-friendly, bright ambience, where Ayurveda is the central theme in a comfortable and relaxed environment. Here only Ayurveda guests and their escorts are accommodated. The transfer time from the airport is about 2-3 hours.

How You Reside

The 64 comfortable rooms with balcony or terrace are facing the Indian Ocean with side or direct sea view. 16 Standard approx. 29 sqm (of which 10 single rooms), 36 Deluxe approx. 40 sqm and 5 Deluxe corner rooms approx. 79 sqm. Both deluxe categories have a large terrace or balcony, single rooms are double rooms for single use. 6 suites with optically separated living and sleeping area, approx. 61 sqm. All rooms have air conditioning, fan, mosquito net, safe, shower/WC, hairdryer, bathrobe, yoga mats, telephone. Small refrigerator on request. TV in suites and corner rooms.

Doubleroom Classic

About 29 sq.m., balcony or terrace facing the Indian Ocean with lateral or direct sea view, air conditioning, fan, mosquito net, safe, shower/WC, hair dryer, bathrobe, telephone. Small fridge upon request.

Wifi

Air conditioner

Safe

Hair dryer

Room code for telephone bookings: 750D1

Singleroom Classic

Balcony or terrace facing the Indian ocean, lateral or direct sea view, air conditioning, fan, mosquito net, safe, shower/WC, hair dryer, bathrobe, telephone. Small fridge upon request.

Wifi

Air conditioner

Safe

Hair dryer

Room code for telephone bookings: 750E1

Sea View

With optically separated bedroom and living room, about 61 sqm, balcony facing the Indian ocean, direct sea view, air conditioning, fan, mosquito net, safe, shower/WC, hair dryer, bathrobe, telephone, TV. Small fridge upon request.

Wifi

Air conditioner

Safe

Hair dryer

Room code for telephone bookings: 750S1

Doubleroom Deluxe

About 40 sq.m, balcony or terrace facing the Indian ocean, lateral or direct sea view, air conditioning, fan, mosquito net, safe, shower/WC, hair dryer, bathrobe, telephone. Small fridge upon request.

Wifi

Air conditioner

Safe

Hair dryer

Room code for telephone bookings: 750D2

DBL for single use/Deluxe

About 40 sq.m, balcony or terrace facing the Indian ocean, lateral or direct sea view, air conditioning, fan, mosquito net, safe, shower/WC, hair dryer, bathrobe, telephone. Small fridge upon request.

Wifi

Air conditioner

Safe

Hair dryer

Room code for telephone bookings: 750E2

Corner Room 2 P. upper fl.

On the upper floors, about 79 sqm, big balcony facing the Indian ocean, lateral or direct sea view, air conditioning, fan, mosquito net, safe, shower/WC, hair dryer, bathrobe, telephone. Small fridge upon request.

Wifi

Air conditioner

Safe

Hair dryer

Room code for telephone bookings: 750D3

Corner Room 1 P. upper fl.

On the upper floors, about 79 sqm, big balcony facing the Indian ocean, lateral or direct sea view, air conditioning, fan, mosquito net, safe, shower/WC, hair dryer, bathrobe, telephone. Small fridge upon request.

Wifi

Air conditioner

Safe

Hair dryer

Room code for telephone bookings: 750E3

Corner Deluxe 2 P. GF

On the ground floor, about 79 sqm, big balcony facing the Indian ocean, lateral or direct sea view, air conditioning, fan, mosquito net, safe, shower/WC, hair dryer, bathrobe, telephone, TV. Small fridge upon request.

Wifi

Air conditioner

Safe

Hair dryer

Room code for telephone bookings: 750D4

Corner Deluxe 1 P. GF

On the ground floor, about 79 sqm, big balcony facing the Indian ocean, lateral or direct sea view, air conditioning, fan, mosquito net, safe, shower/WC, hair dryer, bathrobe, telephone, TV. Small fridge upon request.

Wifi

Air conditioner

Safe

Hair dryer

Room code for telephone bookings: 750E4

Dining & Leisure

The spacious, open Ayurveda restaurant overlooks the pool and garden and offers healthy buffet or Ayurveda-inspired meals - typically traditional dishes that focus on taste, effect and presentation and are prepared under the supervision of Ayurveda doctors. The dishes are predominantly vegetarian, occasionally chicken or white fish are served. The guest learns to choose the food that is suitable for his body type.

Wellness

The beautiful outdoor pool in the spacious garden with water features as well as quiet areas and sitting corners invite you to relax. In our own meditation and yoga center you will find relaxation and contemplation in a peaceful atmosphere. Yoga takes place approx. 1-2 times a day, meditation approx. 2x a week, in nice weather outside by the pool.

Health & Treatments

The large Ayurveda center according to the own Ayubowan concept ("Live longer") is an oasis of tranquility. 24 therapy rooms with water fountains and a pond create a unique, soothing atmosphere for well-being. In addition to the herbal steam baths, there are herbal baths and the Ayurvedic pharmacy. A small herb farm is operated to familiarize guests with the natural ingredients used in the therapies. The extensive team of qualified and experienced Ayurvedic doctors and therapists perform the authentic Ayurvedic treatments using naturally pure oils and herbs. The Ayurvedic medicine used is not a necessary part of the therapy. Acupuncture treatments are also available. German speaking translators are available. 

Free Time

At Maha Gedara you will find (Ayurveda) library and store for souvenirs and handicrafts, TV room, laundry service, money exchange, internet PC. WiFi is available throughout the hotel. Weekly "mocktail party" with the Ayurvedic doctors and hotel management. Lectures on Ayurveda, cooking demonstrations on how to prepare Ayurvedic dishes and country evenings, musical events and trips to religious ceremonies are offered from time to time..

Getting There

Transfer (there & back): Colombo airport € 65/person (single travelers + € 65), from 1.5.23 € 70 (single travelers + € 70).

Nearby Airports
Bandaranaike International Colombo Airport (CMB) : (approx. 109 km / 103 minutes)

Additional information

A new hotel is being built on the neighboring property until an indefinite time. The building is under construction. The Maha Gedara has erected a visual barrier. Currently, no work is taking place. However, it is not known when the work will be resumed.

Good to Know

Winner of the Fit Health & Wellness Awards: In addition to equipment and service quality, the health offerings, many years of experience, professional expertise and innovative ideas were also evaluated.

Hotel Amenities at a Glance

Customer Reviews

Excellent 4.7 / 5.0
99% would recommend
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256 Ratings from real clients At SpaDreams, only clients who have travelled with us can submit a review.
  • Susanne D.
    from Austria

    ‘fantastic from A-Z’ Original review (automatically translated)

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    • Service and hospitality
      Feel good from the first minute, this warmth is unsurpassed
    • Cuisine
      Ayurveda great buffet according to the doshas
    • Spa, treatment and pool area
      Therapeutic treatments are very good, cleanliness very good
    • Treatments and programmes
      I will be back

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    • February 2024
    • 12 - 16 days
    • with friends
    • 60 to 69 years
  • Siegfried E.
    from Germany

    ‘Sensational’ Original review (automatically translated)

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    • Hotel in general
      Renovations should now be carried out promptly.

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    • February 2024
    • Longer than 23 days
    • as a couple
    • 60 to 69 years
  • Klaus R.
    from Germany

    ‘Relaxing healing therapies thanks to a good team’ Original review (automatically translated)

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    • Hotel in general
      Both the hotel and the Ayurveda Center were top, except for the bathrooms, at least ours, which need renovation and modernization. The sleeping mattresses we found in our room had to be upgraded because they were too hard.
    • Cuisine
      a little more variety would do us good

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    • February 2024
    • 12 - 16 days
    • as a couple
    • 70 to 79 years
  • Gabi H.
    from Germany

    ‘Very qualified Ayurveda’ Original review (automatically translated)

    • January 2024
    • 12 - 16 days
    • solo
    • 50 to 59 years
  • Rolf S.
    from Switzerland

    ‘As soft an experience with feel-good potential’ Original review (automatically translated)

    This was not my first time at Heritance. The doctors are impressive in their knowledge and active support. At the same time, there were up to 54 guests at the Heritance; the organization in Ayurveda worked perfectly. Men and women should not have any excessive extra requests: for example, we like to wait for the weather and then make a treatment plan! - I feel relaxed and fresh; and 4 kilos lighter. As always, the food was plentiful and very good. To lose weight, you just have to cut back or give up rice. So a stay here is highly recommended! show more

    • Hotel in general
      The location directly on the beach is uniquely beautiful. Everyone (98%) here is very friendly and helpful. The catering management should be a bit friendlier; it falls noticeably short of the service staff. - The welcome as a repeat guest was very warm; almost a bit cheesy! The room was very clean every day ... So everything was OK.
    • Service and hospitality
      see above
    • Cuisine
      see above
    • Treatments and programmes
      I have been doing Ayurveda in various hotels in Srilanka for over 25 years. I like the Heritance best of all.

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    • November 2023
    • 12 - 16 days
    • solo
    • 70 to 79 years

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