The Thaulle Resort in Sri Lanka
At Thaulle Resort we strive to make your stay in Sri Lanka unforgettable. To achieve this, our resort combines the advantages of three hotel concepts:
- With us you enjoy the visual sophistication of a design hotel.
- We offer you the relaxing seclusion and healing treatments of an Ayurvedic hotel.
- Our handling of resources and the nature that surrounds us corresponds to the sustainability standards of an organic hotel.
Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life with admission to Thaulle Resort. We have set up a separate Ayurveda center for our Ayurveda guests so that they can concentrate on the healing effects of their treatment without being distracted.
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Our hotel obtained its name from its incomparable location right next to the Yoda Lake. In the Sinhala language “Thaulle” means “shore”. Each of the 28 rooms has a large glass front with a balcony and lets enjoy you the view over the lake and the beautiful scenery. Inside, our rooms flatter the eye with visual stimuli: they are individually furnished with handpicked antiques from Sri Lanka. The rooms are spread over two buildings, one of which is reserved for the accommodation of our Ayurveda guests. In both hotel buildings there is a choice of different room types types, which offer something for every taste. To provide a carefree stay for our guests who have difficulties with walking, most of the rooms are accessible by elevator.
Our guests receive all Ayurvedic treatments in our separate Ayurveda centre. Here you have the possibility to enjoy the healing effects of all treatments in a calm environment and to indulge in complete relaxation.
All treatments and examinations are done by our professionally trained therapists in an intimate atmosphere in our private treatment rooms. The use of our own pharmacy guarantees a reliable supply of medicines. Here you will find only certified Ayurvedic medicines. The Ayurvedic centre also has its own garden, overlooking the soothing Yoda Lake. If you want, come between individual treatments to rest and leave the weight of everyday life behind you. You can practice Yoga in our loft, which provides a beautiful view over the lake. By the way: You can also use the loft for retreats. You can even rent this space for retreats.
The Ayurveda Hotel Thaulle Resort is the ideal base camp for safaris and excursions in Sri Lanka.
In our restaurant with a view of the lake, we spoil you with specialties from three different cooking cultures: Our chefs are trained in the local (Singhalese), the healing Ayurvedic and the diverse international cuisine.
“Regional solidarity”: sustainability and local coexistence
Thaulle Resort has dedicated itself to gentle and sustainable tourism in Sri Lanka. We would like to offer our guests – in conformity and harmony with the nature around us and the people of the region – an unforgettable stay. Accordingly, our Resort concept rests on four “green pillars”, ensuring sustainability and balance:
Our experienced team is available for your questions and wishes around the clock. When selecting our employees, we pay attention not just to professional qualifications but also especially to openness and friendliness. Sri Lanka rightly bears the title “Land of Smiles” – an image your visit to the Thaulle Resort will confirm. We would like to introduce some of our team members to you, so that you can already convince yourself of our competence before even leaving home.
Thilak Wettimuni is our hotel manager and visionary. He spent more than ten years in Germany and is fluent in German and English. Thilak visited many hotels in Europe to find out what perfect service consists of. He then returned to his homeland to build a unique hotel that combines the Western conception of comfort with the understanding of peace, serenity, humility and satisfaction that is so typical of Sri Lanka.
When he first set foot on the property that is now Thaulle Resort, it was love at first sight. He found confirmation in a Sinhala proverb that says: “To be happy, all you need is water, a village and a stupa.” Because all these things surrounded the property on which the hotel stands today. Finally, in 2011, construction of the hotel began, which lasted three years. Thilak attached great importance to loving details and followed the rules of the traditional Indian architectural theory Vastu. This is evident in every corner of our resort.
With Dr. Upul M. Rajapakshe, the head of our Ayurvedic centre, you are in good hands. He has been treating European guests for many years in high-class facilities, and is one of the most renowned Ayurvedic physicians in Sri Lanka. Dr. Upul was trained in all aspects of Ayurveda, including yoga and acupuncture, in Sri Lanka and India. At Thaulle Resort, he accompanies your personalized treatment from beginning to end: in cooperation with our therapists, he creates treatment plans that fit your needs, and ensures that all treatments are adapted to changes in your condition.
Pemasiri Wickramaarachchi is our Executive Chef who will delight all your senses with his culinary creations. Trained in international cuisine while in Spain, he and his hand- picked team conjure up Sinhalese and international dishes every day and spoil our Ayurveda guests with traditional Ayurvedic dishes. His speciality is in Ayurveda foods and he acquired his versatile skills in close to 40 years as a chef in hotels and restaurants in Sri Lanka. He places the highest demands on his employees, just as he does on himself. He is open to new ideas and regularly adds his own creations to our menu.
Shawn Peterson is our Front Office Manager. He and his team will anticipate your every wish. He greets you the moment you arrive at Thaulle Resort and ensures that all your needs are met and that your entire stay is memorable. For over 25 years he has been looking after the guests of first-class hotels both locally & internationally and has made their satisfaction his top priority. If you have any questions or requests, please contact him and his team at any time - regardless of whether you have a concern about your stay in the hotel or need help organizing an excursion.
Suminda Rubasinhe is our Food & Beverage Manager and runs the Thaulle Restaurant. He ensures that you receive excellent service there. His motivated team and he read your every wish from your eyes and are helpful in the selection of food and beverages. Whether it's Ayurvedic fare or a gourmet menu for a special occasion, Suminda and his team make it happen.
Kirinda is a 3 km long sandy beach in the south of Sri Lanka near a fishing village of the same name. High waves and beautiful reefs here attract exceptional surfers and underwater swimmers. The beautiful beach with light golden sand and huge rocks on the coast is also a great place for unique photo shoots and long walks along the coast.
Thaulle’s infinity pool is an incredible sight. The turquoise waters seem to blend with the horizon in the distance. From here, you have a breathtaking view of the surrounding landscape. The pool is perfect for a relaxing swim and provides a welcome cool down on hot days. You can reach our Thaulle pool in a few minutes via tuk tuk or bicycle directly from the resort.
With Thaulle Resort, you are not just choosing accommodation. You are opting for a hotel that has the nature and people of Sri Lanka at heart. We’d like to make your stay unique and offer you the benefits of an Ayurvedic, eco and design hotel.
To protect the wonderful nature that surrounds us, we rely on renewable energy, operate our own solar and biogas plants and grow fruits, vegetables and herbs in our own gardens. But responsibility towards the environment also means responsibility towards the regional inhabitants. Therefore, we work hand-in-hand with the local people, employ people from the nearby villages, contract regional artisans and involve ourselves in the local community.
This close cooperation is reflected in our beautifully decorated rooms, which have a blend of traditional Sri Lankan craftsmanship and Western design elements. We are especially proud of the heart of our hotel: in our Ayurvedic centre, our spa guests can enjoy a holistic treatment that corresponds to the original Ayurvedic teachings.
We set the highest standards for the care of our Ayurveda guests: all our therapists and physicians are professionally trained, the senior physician (Dr. Upul) being one of the most renowned Ayurvedic physicians in Sri Lanka. He has over 15 years experience in caring for European spa guests. In the restaurant, we offer Ayurvedic food, as well as the culinary delights of both domestic (Sri Lankan) and international cuisines. Relaxation for all guests is guaranteed by our extensive outdoor area, including our fruit and vegetable garden and pool.
In addition to relaxation, we offer our guests countless opportunities to explore the magic of our island. The various activities range from a safari in the famous Yala National Park to exploring the holy city of Kataragama.
We will be happy to answer further questions about the hotel or our accommodations by e-mail or telephone.