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Cinnamon Lodge Habarana
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Habarana
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Reviewed January 9, 2013

Loved this hotel. We stayed for two nights and I will never forget the wonderful food we enjoyed at breakfast and dinner on both nights. Our room was a small walk from the main hotel and we felt the room was very clean with all the facilities you would expect of a hotel of this quality. The hotel had a strong wireless broadband connection which was beneficial. The pool was also excellent. We felt close to nature here as the hotel was surrounded by trees and marsh, full of birds and other wildlife. One of the best hotels we stayed whilst in Sri Lanka.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Ghazzali M, General Manager at Cinnamon Lodge Habarana, responded to this reviewResponded February 10, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback & we are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us.We are truly pleased that the nature aspect of the Cinnamon Lodge added to your experience as we take pride in this, 138 species of birds, 2007 trees, & many other species of wildlife have made the Cinnamon Lodge their home adding to the rich bio-diversity
Our priority is, and remains; to offer guests an exceptional experience, we look forward to having you with us soon again

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Reviewed January 9, 2013

Travelled here with our 3 kids and we had booked their deluxe villa which is basically a two bedroom duplex villa with a living/dining room so plenty of space for a family. The villa comes with your own butler - yes, our kids had lots of giggles at this:)! The benefits of the butler was that he was always available in the main restaurant when we arrived, knew our drinks orders, had the same table blocked for us for the entire stay, etc.
Apart from the villas, the quality and variety of food at the buffet restaurant was outstanding which is a good thing because there is no alternative that you can walk to!
The hotel is set in extensive grounds which are beautiful. There is also a family friendly pool. The only downside for families is that they do not offer a baby-sitting service which is a shame as we wanted to use the spa but could not leave the kids.
The location of the hotel is excellent, about 25km from Dambulla so it makes a good spot to visit Sigiriya, the ruins at Polonoruwa, etc. I would recommend a stay of at least two/three nights to make the most of the area. Besides, if you travel around Sri Lanka, you spend so much time driving that it's nice to stay somewhere for a few nights before lugging everyone around again. There isn't much in the way of entertainment or other activities at the hotel so be prepared to either spend your time visiting sights or just lounging at the pool with a good book!

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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Ghazzali M, General Manager at Cinnamon Lodge Habarana, responded to this reviewResponded February 10, 2013

Thank you for you review & we are truly glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We do offer Baby-sitting services on prior requests. However your comments on the service not being available will be reviewed for the communication aspect of this service provided, thank you for highlighting this.
Looking forward to having you stay with us in the near future.

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Reviewed January 5, 2013

Stayed here one night as we couldn't get 4 nights at our chosen hotel in Dambulla. The grounds looked beautiful with a huge lake and we loved the monkeys on the roof peering at us over breakfast. Our room was small and far away but having booked through Expedia we didn't expect too much.
The only problem was having arrived too late for the lunch buffet we asked for a menu. We were given a western menu with nothing but club sandwiches and chips. We then asked for a Sri Lankan menu and were told there wasn't one and we would have to wait for dinner. So we ordered a chicken wrap and made do. Half an hour later as we got up to leave the restaurant an Indian family of 6 came in and sat down and without even asking were handed a lovely looking Sri Lanakan menu. I resent the assumption that as a westerner I only want to eat chips. We have met this assumption all over Sri Lanka but most people are friendly and willing to offer you Sri Lankan food if you ask for it. This was the first place we were 'not allowed'

That said we had the buffet for dinner and the food was beautiful. So it's just a small annoyance...

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ghazzali M, General Manager at Cinnamon Lodge Habarana, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2013

Thank you for the candid feedback on your recent stay with us. As we sustain primate life at the resort, Monkeys are of common sight.
We assure you that the details you have mentioned are closely looked into and corrective measures will be taken accordingly.
Cinnamon Lodge Habarana awaits your next visit.
Thank you!

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Reviewed January 4, 2013

I had a very spacious and well appointed double room, with fresh flowers, little candles and citronella anti-bug things in the room, with two wide balconies from my upstairs room. Excellent shower and great facilities. Cleaning leaves a little to be desired, some Ajax could decalcify some of the fittings and the shower floor, but that's small thing to complain about in a lovely, green oasis kinda place, with monkeys playing in your front yard, beautiful ponds, and one of the loveliest gardens and common areas when lit up at night. I have tried out the spa but found it rather ordinary, at least in comparison to places like Earl's Regency, so I would skip it and have your massage elsewhere. Lovely place overall. Some of our party tried the food at the buffet and were disappointed, we tried their little restaurant which is supposed to have excellent reputation, but I think in the end it was just a particular chef lending his name, and on the night we dined the sole waiter was just clueless. I would stay at this place for accommodation not for food, it also has some of the quietest aircons I have experienced on my 10 days in Sri Lanka.

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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Ghazzali M, General Manager at Cinnamon Lodge Habarana, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2013

Thank you for your detailed review. We are glad that you enjoyed your vacation at the resort where we take pride in our lush green surroundings. Please be rest assured that we have taken note of your constructive comments for review.
We look forward to welcoming you back when you next visit Sri Lanka.
Thank you!

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Reviewed January 3, 2013

The Hotel is very huge & Beautiful! Its a really nice nature resort! The location is best! Very clean Hotel! Food was very very nice! Can recommend this Hotel for the nature lovers! it was very nice experience in this awesome Hotel. Housekeeping , Landry , Restaurants are best!!!!!!!! Very helpful staff! This is one of Best Hotel in Sri Lanka

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Ghazzali M, General Manager at Cinnamon Lodge Habarana, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2013

Thank you for sharing your experience at Cinnamon Lodge Habarana. Your compliments will be conveyed to our dedicated team.
Hoping to see you in the near future.

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Reviewed January 3, 2013

Landed in Colombo and drove for hours to Cinnamon Lodge. Great reception and a free upgrade to a Deluxe room, which was huge. A bit of a stroll from the main part of the hotel but all very pleasant with the well appointed garden. Friendly staff and great service. Their buffets were fantastic, especially their Sri Lankan fare (best we've had in Sri Lanka). Not so much their ala carte restaurant unfortunately. The squirrels playing around the pool area at breakfast added to the charm of this hotel.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Ghazzali M, General Manager at Cinnamon Lodge Habarana, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2013

Thank you, for sharing your review and for choosing Cinnamon Lodge Habarana for your recent vacation in Sri Lanka. The abundant wildlife is one of the many highlights of the resort and we are glad you enjoyed them. In fact 138 species of birds have made the gardens of Cinnamon Lodge their home
We look forward to welcoming you back soon.
Thank you!

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Reviewed January 2, 2013

We spent three days at Cinnamon Lodge and found it to be a great location for exploring the cultural triangle. We were greeted and checked in efficiently, we were even allocated our room early as we arrived about midday and due to the rain were wanting to check in then explore.
We found the staff throughout our stay to be pleasant and helpful
The hotel is set in attractive grounds with rooms set out in two story lodge type buildings. Our room was a superior ( rather than the more expensive deluxe) on the ground floor of the lake facing block which was quite near the main restaurant and pool area, and we found it generally very good. It had a seating area, large bed and bathroom with good shower. Negatives were the old school t.v and the hardness of the bed.
It rained off and on all throughout our stay so the whole place had a dampness to it which no doubt affected the atmosphere, but we found it fine to move about with an umbrella - provided. We enjoyed the breakfast and evening buffets which included live cooking stations, the food quality was surprisingly good - loved the laksa soup!
The restaurant and pool area are really nice and a swim was enjoyable even in the rain!

Room Tip: The lake facing rooms have a great outlook and are near the restaurant and pool area.
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Ghazzali M, General Manager at Cinnamon Lodge Habarana, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2013

Thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us at the Cinnamon Lodge despite the rain. The live cooking stations have been always been popular and we are indeed pleased that you enjoyed the fare.
We hope to welcome you once again.
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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
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Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Habarana
Price Range: $53 - $234 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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