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Cinnamon Lodge Habarana
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Habarana
Certificate of Excellence
Tel Aviv, Israel
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36 reviews
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“monkeys and great staff”
Reviewed October 29, 2012

This isn't a hotel, it' an experience. By the lake, surrounded by wild animals, literally monkeys around the rooms, as well as other animals. The most perfect pool, and a breakfast fit for a king. we liked it so much, we cut a night off another location to return to this place for a night. Over a year later, we still talk about this place as one of our favourite hotels ever. Make sure to close your windows though, the monkeys have no scruples about entering the rooms and stealing stuff., sometimes even when you are there. The staff were amazing, so friendly and helpful.

Room Tip: The grounds are quite big, so bear in mind the walk from the room to the dining room. Also, you migh...
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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Reviewed October 29, 2012

The resort is well located in the heart of the cultural triangle. Rooms are spacious and quite comfortable...though the mattress was too soft for my liking and there are lots of insects in the bathroom. Breakfast was disappointing, coffee terrible, and under-serviced for a very busy operation (hotel was packed). I had dinner at the Terrace Restaurant to avoid the hoards at the buffet - it was ok, but at least it was quiet. The setting is lovely though, on a lake and there are lots of trees - and monkeys. Probably the best choice in the area - but not the Ritz.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed October 28, 2012

part of our trip across the island we only stayed 02 days here at habarana. the room boy was great it was really a pleasant stay in the hotel . we were really impressed by the hotel staff.special thanks to ruwana( not really sure to pronounce ) for making our stay a great one. we had few issues but it was only just for a matter of time since he took care of everything. meals we have variety of dishes. it was a great stay. thank you all

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 25, 2012

We travelled as a family which included a 7 yr old and a 73 yr old! We stayed at Cinnamon lodge for 15 days and it was excellent throughout!! During our stay my now husband and I got married and despite the drought the staff went the "extra mile " to make this extremely special. We opted to marry at the hotel then have canapes and champagne at the local village which was fabulous, followed by a trip on the lake there for more photographs which are beautiful!

The rooms were lovely-clean and comfortable. The buffet food was good our son of 7 yrs enjoyed the pasta and egg hoppers. The desert room was just lovely and our son enjoyed excessive amounts of home made ice cream most evenings!! Local cuisine lovely and lotus resturant was great too!!

Pool was fantastic!! Service excellent staff very helpful and knowledgeable about everything including local wildlife and flora. In particular Rukmal and Suba were wonderful!!!

We enjoyed the sights of the cultural triangle in particular sigirya, Kandy was a must see, safari to see wild elephants was great!! The elephant ride via the hotel was not as good as the those run elsewhere which were better value. We went out into Habarana I would recommed the wood carver down the road whose work is excellent!! Tuk tuks easily available and reasonably priced to travel out and about!!

All in all we had a brilliant time. We are looking forwads to a return visit and would recommed this hotel to others without hesitation. The location is great to see wildlife, cultural triangle and the hotel is lovely-the local people are lovely and our whole party had a very positive trip even my exacting Mother!!!

Room Tip: We had a delux room which was great and then a suite 2nd week - lovely views of what would have been...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Sherborne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 19, 2012

We were lucky to be upgraded to a deluxe suite which was well appointed and spacious. The hotel is large, smart and well run. Good choice of food at the buffet restaurant. We also ate at the fine dining restaurant which was very good. The hotel is very well located for sight seeing and wildlife. At the time we visited there had been a drought which was a bit unfortunate but didn't spoil our overall experience.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 12, 2012

Spent 5 days here, ideal for visiting the cultural triangle sites.Very relaxing atmosphere in a clean service led environment, rooms very spacious and well appointed. Restaurant offered large selection of dishes, with a cool room full of desserts!! The pool was stunning with plenty of sunbeds. Staff were polite and helpful. If you like monkeys and chipmunks you'll love it . Only drawback was no entertainment in the evenings ang as there had been no rain the lakes were all dry.

  • Stayed September 2012
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Crawley, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 10, 2012

Wonderful big room Very luxurious Very clean, and well decorated with large and luxurious bathroom, loved our stay here. Food very good.Service was great.

Monkeys ,Birds, Elephants all to be seen from here..Our stay here was excellent.

Want to go back.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Cinnamon Lodge Habarana
Address: Habarana, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > North Central Province > Habarana
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Habarana
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Cinnamon Lodge Habarana 4.5*
Number of rooms: 137
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cinnamon Lodge Habarana is located at the heart of Sri Lanka's world famous cultural triangle where history, time and tradition meet. Make delightful discoveries in over 27 acres of resplendent beauty, shielded by over 1700 tall trees, surrounded by three nature reserves. Discover tranquility in the midst of lush greenery. The 68 Superior, 63 Deluxe, 2 Superior suites and 4 Deluxe suites are aesthetically designed and are located on the ground and first floor level of chalet type accommodation. ... more   less 
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