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Ayurveda Guesthouse

A tropical holiday paradise awaits you at the Ayurveda Guesthouse. Located in a fishing village on the west coast of Sri Lanka, the resort has a spaciously laid out garden with a small lagoon in the centre and direct access to 3 kilometres of sandy beach. The guest rooms are spread over the main building – the Bogenvillya – and several bungalows. Situated right on the lagoon is the “Lagoon Bungalow”, a house on stilts that includes three residential units with private terraces and views of the lagoon or the sea. The “Palm Grove Bungalow” leads via a bridge over the lagoon. The building consists of two loft-like, transparent housing units with partially roofed terraces. From here, you have a view of the palm grove and the sea. The “Araliya Bungalow” is surrounded by palm trees and araliya trees and is ideal for families. The simple, elegant building includes four bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and large verandas. Opened in 2022, the “House Above Trees” floats on six-metre-high steel pillars with views over the mangrove forest to the sea. The construction is inspired by the Buddhist temple architecture of the late Middle Ages, the white-red-blue side walls a homage to classical modernism. The wooden box made of local teak is divided into bedroom and living room with a large glass front to the terrace.

The Ayurveda Guesthouse is part of the one world foundation Sri Lanka. The revenue from the guesthouse is used to finance a school for more than 1,000 children, adolescents and adults. The school founded by the Austrians Kathrin Messner and Josef Ortner in 1995 had been completely destroyed by the tsunami in 2004 and was rebuilt in a different location. The Lagoon Bungalow is one of the few buildings on the coast that survived the tsunami.

Pictures by Eva Schlegel

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A stay at Bogenvillya may be combined with an individually designed Ayurveda treatment.


Details

Region LK – Sri Lanka, Ahungalla
Name Ayurveda Guesthouse
Scenery Between palm trees and a lagoon right on the ocean
Completed Lagoon Bungalow 2001, Palm Grove Bungalow 2012, Araliya Bungalow 2015, House Above Trees 2022
Design Carl Pruscha/ Wien, Varuna de Silva/Sri Lanka, Valerie Messini
Architecture Modern
Accomodation Hotel, House
Criteria 1-2 (house/apartment), Rooms for 1-2 (hotel), Beach, Family, Garden, Lake/river, Loft, Pool, Restaurant, Sea, Spa
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2 Comments

Lars O. Lüke sagt:
Ein absoluter Traum. Direkt am Strand. Architektonisch wunderbar. Tolles Essen. Spannende Menschen. Jederzeit wieder.
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Dunja Liebmann sagt:
Willkommen im Paradies! Wir waren 2 Wochen in der Bogenvillya und haben eine Woche lang eine Ayurveda-Kur gemacht... So gut erholt war ich noch nie! Die Massagen sind wahnsinnig gut und die Ärztin extrem professionell!Meine Rückenschmerzen sind seit der Kur wie weggeblasen.... Die Anlage ist ein Traum, die Besitzerin unglaublich nett, das Essen ist gesund UND lecker. Man trifft auf sehr nette und interessante Menschen und es gibt eine Vielzahl an interessanten Tagesausflügen. Zum Bespiel zu den Wohnhäusern der beiden Bawa-Brüder. Nicht nur für Architekten ein Muss! Außerdem unterstützt man mit seinem Besuch in der Anlage auch noch eine gemeinnützige Foundation, die sich um die Ausbildung von über 1.000 Kindern und Jugendlichen kümmert - ein sehr tolles Projekt! Wie werden auf jeden Fall wiederkommen! Dunja und Jörg aus Köln
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