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Excellent 4.8/5.0

11 Ratings from our customers

No. 1 Hotel in Bentota-Dharga Town This hotel is the 1 most popular choice for our hotels in Bentota-Dharga Town. 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.

River View Villas

Find peace amidst palm trees, river and the sea

Ayurveda resort decorated with great care located in a beautiful area. Recharge between tropical forest, river and the sea.

Packages and Programmes with Best Price Guarantee

Ayurveda Cure

from 7 nights, double room, full-board

$678

  • Ayurvedic full board (1x in the river restaurant)
  • Herbal tea and water included
  • Diagnosis and initial examination by the Ayurveda physician
  • Extensive diagnosis and initial consultation, individual treatment plan, follow-up consultation on request
  • Daily ayurvedic treatments (approx. 2.5-3 hrs) e.g. head, face, foot or full body massage (also synchronous 4-hands, intensive and thermo), Shirodhara (pouring oil on forehead), flower and steam bacth, acupuncture
  • Daily yoga and meditation (60 min.)
  • Usage of pools, loungers and pavilions

Recommended for the following conditions

Back pain, Diabetes, Heart / Vessels / Circulation, High blood pressure, Locomotor system, Metabolism / Stomach / Intestines, Migraine, Rheumatism / Joints / Arthritis / Arthrosis, Skin / Allergies, Stress / Exhaustion

Telephone booking code: 75HP1

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River View Villas in detail

Your Ayurveda Resort

☀ River View Villas founded by a German couple are located on the west coast, in a small town Dharga close to Bentota. A true oasis of peace between mangroves, palm trees and river Bentota, the resort amazes with the surrounding gardens with multiple bird species. The fine sandy beaches of Bentota are approx. 2 km away.

How You Reside

14 accommodation units in total (approx. 20-23 s qm) decorated with attention to detail, some of which villas, bungalows and a floating house. All rooms with shower/WC, air-conditioning, mosquito net, hair dryer, Wi-Fi, kitchenette and terrace or balcony. Some with garden, space for grilling, and/or private pool. Single rooms are offered as double rooms for single use.

Dining

Main restaurant with a terrace in the garden by the river bank and one more floating on the river. Breakfast can be served in the restaurant or in one of the cosy pavilions, depending on your preference. All dishes are ayurvedic, prepared to match individual types of constitution as determined by the ayurvedic doctor, on request vegetarian or vegan. Private dinners and cooking lessons available.

Ayurveda Centre

8 treatment rooms, professional team of 3 doctors and 8 therapists. Strictly controlled production of ayurvedic medicines. Fish basins for fish therapy.

Leisure

3 pools (approx. 36/50/50 s qm), one with a waterfall, TV room. Boat tours on the river or the sea. Many opportunities for trips such as cycling tours or visits to street markets or temples.

Double Room

Approximately 20-23 sqm, furnished with attention to detail with shower / WC, air conditioning, mosquito net, hair dryer and Wi-Fi, kitchenette and terrace or balcony. Partly with garden, barbecue and / or private pool.

Room code for telephone bookings: 75HD1

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Approximately 20-23 sqm, furnished with attention to detail with shower / WC, air conditioning, mosquito net, hair dryer and Wi-Fi, kitchenette and terrace or balcony. Partly with garden, barbecue and / or private pool. Single rooms are double rooms for single use.

Room code for telephone bookings: 75HE1

Getting There

Return transfers from CMB Airport € 100 per car (1 - 2 people), booking via SpaDreams.

Nearby Airports
Bandaranaike International Colombo Airport (CMB) : (approx. 108 km / 113 minutes)

Additional information

Please note that during the Muslim prayer times the Muezzin is widely audible.

Customer reviews

Excellent 4.8 / 5.0
100% would recommend
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11 Rating from real clients At SpaDreams, only clients who have travelled with us can submit a review.
  • SpaDreams Client
    from Japan

    ‘A lot of changes were given from the stay.’ Original review

    It was my first time stay at the hotel, but had nice experiences while I stayed, and also met other guests nicely talking to me, they have stayed there three times six times and told me how they love it. It was solo trip but I really felt like being at home, enjoying the natural sight, relaxing moments... show more

    • Hotel in general
      the room is clean. birds singing, squalls and other wild animals, ants... if you like such living creatures this place will do.
    • Service and hospitality
      All staff are friendly greeting every time. they are not in uniform but no stranger in the property.
    • Cuisine
      Food will be served individually. doctor consulting food on ayurvedic patients. They also adjust the hotness of spices.
    • Spa, treatment and pool area
      pool is cleaned every morning. spa area is made natural taste. mosquito coils must be burned.
    • Treatments and programmes
      I feel my body has changed definitely. acupuncture and nose treatment especially.

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    • January 2018
    • 4 - 8 days
    • solo
  • Rita B.
    from Germany

    ‘Completely happy’ Original review

    I had booked a Panchakarma cure, and felt very comfortable and in good hands. All staff was very attentive and extremely caring. Fantastic. The complex is very well maintained and there is a nice garden. My thanks to doctor Naleke and his staff. What warmth and competence. I miss you all already! By the family-like care one feels right at home. The owner of the complex fulfills all guests wishes. I immediately fell in love with these people and the beautiful, quiet, family-like place. I am happy to come back next year and am already looking forward to my second family. Thank you all, you have deeply touched my soul and I feel renewed all around. show more

    • Hotel in general
      The welcome was very warm and the rooms in a very clean condition.
    • Service and hospitality
      The friendliness and attention of all staff is remarkable.
    • Cuisine
      The food was always fresh and tasted delicious. I miss your green soup, it was great.
    • Spa, treatment and pool area
      The pools were cleaned every day, everything was great. The treatments in the Ayurveda Center were just great. Yoga every day, I participated in yoga and I am glad that I had this opportunity. Thanks doctor Naleke, also for the yoga exercises, very very good.
    • Treatments and programmes
      The recreational value is fantastic and I can only recommend friendliness is exceptional and very remarkable.

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    • November 2017
    • 12 - 16 days
    • solo
    • 50 to 59 years
  • Jeannette D.
    from Germany

    ‘Great, extraordinary and extremely beneficial experience with a feel-good factor’ Original review

    Family atmosphere, a beautiful garden, beautiful location right on the Bentota River, excellent Ayurvedic cuisine, friendly staff and helpful accommodating hosts rounded off the Ayurveda treatment under the care of the very competent doctor and his great team. We felt well recovered enjoyed a soothing spa holiday. show more

    • Hotel in general
      A great villa with simple but clean rooms in a great garden with direct riverfront location and pool. Nice atmosphere, great views. Quiet location set back from the main road. Shops in the immediate vicinity. Sometimes a bit annoying: the calling + preaching of the muezzine from 3 mosques in the immediate vicinity. Beach with tuktuk easily accessible.
    • Service and hospitality
      Helpful, always friendly service. Always there for your wishes. Always considerate, especially with regard to the treatments during the cure. Dedicated staff and hosts with a personal touch, who also like to provide a surprise or a trip.
    • Cuisine
      Varied, very tasty Ayurvedic cuisine, mostly vegetarian, supplemented with fish and chicken, as well as daily fresh fruit. Outstanding!
    • Spa, treatment and pool area
      An imaginative, clean spa area set amidst a beautiful green garden. Yoga in the garden overlooking the river. A nice pool in the garden. What more do you want?!
    • Treatments and programmes
      A super competent doctor, always to personal care, tailored to the personal and individual needs, accordingly. Consistently good, friendly and helpful staff. Soothing and holistically coordinated treatments that contribute to a high degree of recovery.

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    • October 2017
    • 12 - 16 days
    • as a couple
    • 50 to 59 years
  • Sonja W.
    from Germany

    ‘Like in paradise!’ Original review

    During the 20-day Auyurveda treatment in the hotel with a park ambience, I was able to relax and let loose. The afternoons we mainly used for excursions in the surroundig area and the beach, which gave us a wonderful impression of the land and people. show more

    • Hotel in general
      The hotel consists of several villas in a beautifully maintained garden. You do not feel like you are staying at a hotel but at home. The houses and rooms were cleaned each day.
    • Service and hospitality
      The hotel staff could easily pick up on any wishes and the landlord made sure that we feel welcomed almost daily about our stay. He also organizes excursions that are close and far away, e.g. cycling and tips to avoid falling into the tourist traps.
    • Cuisine
      Wonderful buttler in the lounge area or directly served meals by the river. Unfortunately the chef was not allowed to cheat because of our Ayurveda treatment. They had excellent local dishes often with chicken or fish. Varied spiced and served with side dishes.
    • Spa, treatment and pool area
      With 3 pools at the hotel you had the choice between square sized, even longer and one in shape of a kidney. All three pools were really clean and well maintained by housekeeping despite the fact it was low season. The Ayurveda area is beautifully decorated and managed by the Ayurveda team. Only the mosquitos (last streamers of the monsoon)
    • Treatments and programmes
      The Ayurveda treatment is administered by a state-approved Ayurveda doctor, who also carries out the yoga program in the morning.The team of Ayurveda therapists perform the massages and treatments in a very attentive and friendly way. During the daily acupuncture treatment by the doctor, the current health status was always queried and immediately included in the next treatment steps. There was always someone who had a very attentive, loving eye on one. The not so comfortable applications were still treated wonderfully by the Ayurveda therapists and the doctor.

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    • June 2017
    • 17 - 23 days
    • with friends
    • 40 to 49 years
  • Sabine K.
    from Germany

    ‘My expectations were exceeded’ Original review

    Illyas with his team and Dr. Nalaka with his team have made the impossible possible. Everyone was very competent, friendly, helpful and attentive. Illyas always stood by with advice and action and the competence of Dr. Nalaka .... without words .... he is great. He found causes and symptoms that no physician could fix at home and the Ayurvedic holiday was more healing than a rehabilitation measure in orthopedics. show more

    • Hotel in general
      The complex was cleaned every day, the air conditioning worked perfectly and vermin was not to be seen. The location on the river was beautiful and far from the street noise. The bed was decorated every day with flowers and I felt very comfortable. The garden is a dream.
    • Service and hospitality
      It does not get any better. Everyone were very helpful, friendly and fulfilled every request immediately. The basic attitude of the team was simply coherent and as a guest I felt very well cared for. Even the washing of my laundry was possible and thanks to the existing ironing board and iron I could even iron everything.
    • Cuisine
      The chef is great. Since I do not like vegetables, I was worried about starving, but this was completely unfound. The dishes were delicious, when praised, they were prepared once again. Taste preferences were also possible. If I mentioned that I did not like a particular fruit, it was never served again, but there was always a wonderful alternative. After each course fresh fruits were offered. There was no desire left open and the chef even spoiled one of his recipes.
    • Spa, treatment and pool area
      I liked it. It was clean and every day the pool was being cleaned. The sculptures (dragons), which Illyas manufactured, fit wonderfully into the ambience. Sure, with so many oil applications it can happen that there might be a oil stain on the wall, but is that really a concern?
    • Treatments and programmes
      The treatments went every day for 3 hours and every day the doctor felt the pulse and asked about the current the health condition. He found things that the German doctors said were normal. He did not find this normal and treated it.The therapy is similar to the basic scheme (detoxification and build-up), but for each individual and every day the pulse diagnosis is re-determined how often one needs what. Some ayurvedic applications were not very pleasant but beneficial. So I do not have a hoarse voice anymore, do not have to any longer constantly clear my throat and my pain while swallowing is also gone. This is one of the things that nobody found at home. Dr. Nalaka has also explained the basic principle of Ayurveda in terms of my symptoms, so I finally know what is and what I can do about it. There was also a food list at the end.

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    • May 2017
    • 17 - 23 days
    • solo
    • 40 to 49 years

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