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Review of Habarana Village by Cinnamon

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Habarana Village by Cinnamon
Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Habarana
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Woking, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“This really was a poor substitute!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

The hotel we were originally booked into closed for decoration so we were switched to this one. We were told that it was better than the original and if that is the case then we clearly had a narrow escape; however, I do not think this was the case. We were allocated room 232 which turned out to be at the end of a row behind staff quarters backing onto an ugly concrete wall topped with barbed wire. The rooms were dingy and dull, although clean and are long overdue decoration. The view was awful as the grounds surrounding the rooms were a dust-bowl with scrubby and scant vegetation. I complained long and hard at reception and was told that the hotel was full and a move would not be possible until the next day. As we moving on after two days we bit the bullet and stayed where we were but did so under protest.
The pool was clean although it did get very full and sun-beds were consequently sometimes hard to find. The area surrounding the pool and to the left as you look from the hotel is best avoided as the smell of raw sewage from the visible manholes is decidedly off-putting and eating and drinking in this area would prove gut-wrenching.
The bar and restaurant were pleasant and the music provided by live bands was relaxing and unobtrusive. The buffet meals were adequate if uninspired and suffered from what almost every other hotel I have stayed at in Sri Lanka does, a lack of chicken breast meat. Every chicken meal is made up of bony thighs or wings, the bone making up 50%+ of the dish; this failing extends to other meats also, a false economy I feel.
All-in-all a disappointing experience which I would not recommend to other travelers.

Room Tip: Keep away from rooms in the L232 area, the settings are grim!
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank hopefullarry
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PramukshiKariyawasam, Public Relations at Habarana Village by Cinnamon, responded to this review, September 25, 2013
Thank you for sharing your review on Tip Advisor following your recent stay with us.
We sincerely apologize for the unpleasant experience you had with us during your stay. We have noted your concerns and will certainly look at improving the highlighted areas. Thank you for your invaluable feedback and we hope to have you with us again.
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2013

lovely 2 night stay at the hotel where we were upgraded to a suite. staff are very welcoming and the surroundings are beautiful. waking up with monkeys running around and elephants across the lake is a great experience and is a good base to go to Minneriya national park and also Sigiriya. would definately recommend this hotel and would love to go back again one day soon :) we had 1 suite and 1 standard room. both were great but was great to have our own private jacuzzi.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank mmm__766
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Australia
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70 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2013

The hotel is spread over a large area with well kept gardens. My room was large and comfortable and the hotel service was good in all respects.
The large diningroom was very busy however the buffet was excellent with a very wide choice of good foodwell prepared food.
There are many attractions in the vicinity and the hotel seemed to cater well for children.

Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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PramukshiKariyawasam, Public Relations at Habarana Village by Cinnamon, responded to this review, September 26, 2013
Thank you for your feedback following your recent stay at Chaaya Village Habarana. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. Whilst thanking you for sharing your positive feedback we eagerly look forward to having you with us again.
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2013

Stayed here as part of a two week tour of Sri-Lanka and it was heaven.
Monkeys sit beside you at the pool and elephants can be seen in the fields nearby.
Staff are very pleasant .
Rooms simple but right for the property. Would defiantly visit again.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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PramukshiKariyawasam, Public Relations at Habarana Village by Cinnamon, responded to this review, September 26, 2013
Thank you for your feedback following your recent stay at Chaaya Village Habarana. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. Whilst thanking you for sharing your positive feedback we eagerly look forward to having you with us again.
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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2013

Excelent choice to stay at the ancient cities sightseeing. Close to major atractions and very good hotel to arrive in the end of the day and relax at the pool and restaurant. The rooms are big, very confortable and clean. The property is beautiful, close to the lake and well kept gardens. Perfect place for children with a big pool and plenty of space in the gardens to run and play. There are bikes to rent and elefant rides nearby.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2013 via mobile

On arrival . They receive us and treat us nicly and the manager him self receive us treat us with excellent manner. Our room was little far comparing to all hotels we stayed in srilanka . The room was clean . Good space . Clean toilet . Free Wifi signal reaching the room . Great breakfast and lot of choices. Expensive dinner and lunch . Swimming pool nice and towels available all the time . We enjoyed 2 night here .

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Canterbury, England, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights during our tour of the south of the island. The rooms are bungalows set in the grounds of the hotel so they are lovely and quiet! Quite a walk to the restaurant and pool so may not suit those with physical disabilities. The food was good and comprised standard buffet fare with a good choice. Staff were helpful and friendly. An enjoyable stay.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Habarana Village by Cinnamon

Property: Habarana Village by Cinnamon
Address: Habarana 50150, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > North Central Province > Habarana
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Habarana
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Habarana Village by Cinnamon 4*
Number of rooms: 108
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Habarana Village by Cinnamon lies sprawled across 27 acres of luxuriant land bordering a stunning lake of Habarana. The hotel's cozy cottages, inspired by the typical thatched roof huts found locally, lie in clusters with low roofs and brownish yellow exteriors. Habarana Village by Cinnamon boasts of 94 Superior Rooms, 12 Deluxe Rooms and 2 Suites set in the middle of thousands of high-rise trees that provide fruit, medicinal properties and plenty of shade. ... more   less 
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Chaaya Village Habarana Hotel Habarana
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