We spent six nights here taking in the Christmas Eve dinner which was a spectacular evening all round although being a Brit they don't quite manage the Turkey and trimmings - so eat like the locals and you will not be disappointed. We did find that being tourists we were charged THREE times the local rate for the same event which we found frustrating. We made this point to hotel staff but suppose we must get used to it, seems to be par for the course in Sri Lanka in both hotels and at Tourist sites. I hope they don't price themselves out of the market.
Our deluxe room was overlooking the lake, as requested, and was a bit tired. Although spacious it had most of the 'bits' but as another contributor mentioned, slippers would have been a nice touch. Room was dusty on arrival but this was quickly addressed. We found all the staff helpful and attentive, room service for a late supper after a long day out was quickly served and was delicious.
The site is large and rustic and you are close to wildlife - monkeys, birds and squirrels. There was a great deal of rain and lake was flooded during our stay - it became quite exciting watching the water level rise and fall. Umbrellas provided but we just accepted that our feet would be wet walking in to supper in the evening.
We enjoyed a good meal in the a la carte restaurant. This could do with being advertised more with the menu on display.
The pool looked inviting but we must try that next time - it was too wet for us!
- 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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