Siddhalepa Ayurvedic Spa.

Cinnamon Gardens' spas (much like its shops, restaurants, rent, and everything else) are generally flashy and exorbitant. Siddhalepa stands out a little because it's a lot less glitzy, a lot less expensive, and a lot more authentic. I'd actually call it more of an ayurvedic centre than a spa.

Services & Prices

The prices aren't bad at all, with a neck to toe massage (everything except your head, basically) coming in at Rs. 3250, which is less than half of what the same would cost you down the road at Spa Ceylon WHITE. Just a head massage or neck and shoulders massage comes in at about Rs. 2000.

Half day packages, full day packages and signature treatments are understandably a lot more pricey. Signature treatments are all about 2 hours long and cost between Rs. 5000- Rs. 7000, and feature stuff like body polishes and slimming treatments. If you opt for the full day package (Rs. 20,000), it's about 6 hours of a variety of massages, scrubs, herbal baths, and lunch.


The reception service was pretty great, with an efficient older gentleman manning the phones and ushering us in. The therapist first takes you to an ayurvedic doctor, who quickly goes through any particular ailments you may have or what you want to get out of the massage, checks your blood pressure, and prescribes a herbal oil suited to your body and requirement. 

After that, you're ushered into a dim changing room to put your stuff in a locker and change into some papery disposable undies and a bathrobe.

My therapist was alright, but not very polished or certain. It often felt like she wasn't sure what she was doing, and at some point it felt like she was performing Chinese burns on my leg (not nice, reminded me of darker childhood days). I also said I had particular pain on my neck area, and she proceeded to massage it with her nails (it hurt a lot and I ended up with an open scratch) until I asked her to stop, and she switched to using her elbow on my neck bone (this also hurt) and I asked her to stop that too. I ended up in more pain (and less money) than when I entered.

After my 60 minute neck to toe massage was over, I had a shower at the changing rooms and tried to get the pungent-smelling oil off me with some luminous green gloop in an unmarked plastic bottle (it could have been Harpic but it was not as effective in removing grime). The therapist then sat me down with some nice soothing tea and a performance review form, and thus my session was over.


The massage room itself is slightly dingy, with scuffed floors and a rexine plastic mat on the table. There's just one loudly whirring fan, the light bulb, and no ambient music or candles. The outer area has some amateur artwork of flowers and such, and some seating areas. The reception area downstairs is a shop, which is super handy if you want to pick up some herbal or ayurvedic stuff or gifts.


Siddhalepa is the go-to spot for picking up herbal oils, balms, and more. They're generally also great for people looking for a straightforward frills-free deep tissue massage, or tourists looking for a village-like "authentic" experience without wandering out of Colombo 7. For me, and people like me just looking for relaxation and pampering, it didn't quite work out. 

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on whatsapp




Beyond the Hook: Exploring Totally Hooked’s non-Seafood dishes

By Hashini Pathirana Totally Hooked CMB, as we are all aware, is widely renowned for

Kamu Yamu Guide

The Art of Fusion Cuisine at Mövenpick Hotel

By Vera Wadugodapitiya We walked into Robata Grill, Mövenpick. Instantly, what struck me about the

Highlights Kamu

A Taste of Mexico – Cinnamon Red’s Latest International Cuisine

By Shamrina Carim Every month, Cinnamon Red has come up with an exciting initiative to

Highlights Kamu

A Classical High Tea Encounter with the Coronation at Mount Lavinia Hotel

By Shamrina Carim Mount Lavinia Hotel hosted a casual evening of classic high tea encounters

Highlights Kamu

The Bento Box at Royal Thai, Cinnamon Lakeside

By Hiruni Herath When you step into the Royal Thai Restaurant at Cinnamon Lakeside, you’ll

Highlights Kamu

Totally Hooked – The Ultimate Seafood Destination

It is not a surprise that “Totally Hooked CMB", the talk of the seafood town,

Highlights Kamu


Chef Sanjay Brings the Flavours of Our Neighbours to Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo

Colombo, Monday 05th June 2023: Despite Sri Lanka’s proximity to the Indian Sub-Continent and a


Award Winning Indian Restaurant Junior Kuppanna in Colombo

Junior Kuppanna, opened its newest international branch in Colombo on 25th May 2023. The new


Hilton Sri Lanka Unveils ‘Enchanting Beginnings’ Wedding Sale

Swoon over exclusive wedding packages in stunning venues for a lifetime of memories Colombo, Sri


Ramada Colombo’s Exclusive Limited Time Wedding Discount

Book before June 15th and enjoy 25% off Planning the perfect wedding can be an


The 30th Gratiaen Prize shortlist was announced with the launch of the Gratiaen Trust Young Writers Club

The Gratiaen Trust in association with the John Keells Foundation partnering with the Trust for


Hilton Sri Lanka is set to commemorate Mother’s Day in grand fashion

Continuing our long-standing tradition of celebrating extraordinary mothers, Hilton properties across Sri Lanka have gone


Yamu Guide.

7 Yoga Studios in and around Colombo

By Udaraa Gamage Are you looking for ways to escape from all that hustling and

Highlights Yamu Guide

Beyond the Hook: Exploring Totally Hooked’s non-Seafood dishes

By Hashini Pathirana Totally Hooked CMB, as we are all aware, is widely renowned for

Kamu Yamu Guide

7 Decent BnB spots for under LKR 7500 – Sri Lanka

We all like spending mini vacations at affordable spots to relax or stay on the

Highlights Yamu Guide

7 Places to Dine Under LKR1500 LKR per person

By Udaraa Gamage Are you a foodie looking for budget places to satisfy your taste

Highlights Yamu Guide

The Aesthetics of Club Palm Bay

Club Palm Bay is a hotel located in the heart of a charming fishing village

Yamu Guide

High Tea Affairs at L.A.B by Hilton Colombo

By Hashini Pathirana A little chit chat with your besties, while sipping onto an Iced

Yamu Guide