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Cinnamon Lodge Habarana
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Habarana
Certificate of Excellence
Ipswich, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
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“Cinnamon Lodge”
Reviewed July 27, 2013

Lovely rooms, friendly staff, great pool, really good place to explore cultural triangle from. The breakfast was fantastic - huge choice and excellent quality, Although the dinner buffet seems expensive - about £15 per head - the variety and quality was excellent and you can eat until you burst. We tended to have lots of small helpings. Grounds have many beautiful trees, monkeys, lizards and giant squirrels - nothing for anyone to be worried about.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Ghazzali M, General Manager at Cinnamon Lodge Habarana, responded to this review, July 28, 2013
We are glad indeed that you enjoyed your stay with us & that the 138 species of birds & other wild life that have made the Cinnamon Lodge their home enhanced your experience.

Thank you for your review & we look forward to having you with us again.
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colombo
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Reviewed July 27, 2013

Me and My Family have stayed at the Cinnamon Lodge Habarana for several times, and each time it keeps getting better. The service, the facilities and the entire ambience is beyond compare. The staff was terrific - friendly and efficient. They were always very professional, extremely attentive and would go out of the way to help you out

Food was excellent. Buffet had a good spread. The homemade ice cream and the yogurt was so delicious. We were given the opportunity to go in to the hotel kitchen. That was a great experience. Chef Isuru explained us the functions of each and every unit of the kitchen. We met the regional chef and the executive chef Nimal Rajapaksha. We got to know that they only use natural food colors and flavors when preparing food. Their main concern is to prepare nutritionally balanced, healthier meals which are delicious and enjoyable for their guests. Meanwhile we got to know that chef nimal rajapaksha is a culinary Olympic medalist.

Athula showed us the butterfly garden and the organic farm. (In addition to butterflies, butterfly garden also feature the insects' nectar plants and host plants.).He also arrange us the elephant safari at short notice.

The hotel is very peaceful and serene built on the lake with beautiful views. All in all if you want relaxation combined with some excursions this is the ultimate place.

I have stayed at many wonderful hotels, but this is truly the best experience I have ever had.
A big thank you to Chef Nimal,Chef Isuru and Athula.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Ghazzali M, General Manager at Cinnamon Lodge Habarana, responded to this review, August 4, 2013
Thank you for your review, we are glad indeed that your stay with us was a memorable one & that you took time to experience our Butterfly garden & Organic farm. Your comments about our ice creams & yogurts made from fresh milk from our own dairy farm will put a smile on the faces of our chefs.

Thank you for staying with us & we look forward for your return
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Reviewed July 26, 2013

Lovely bungalows scattered around the property which looks out to the lake filled with bird life. The rooms are large and well presented. Staff are happy to oblige with requests though communication is sometimes an issue as they nod and smile regardless of whether they understand or not. Pool was large and refreshing following a day exploring the Cultural Triangle. Buffet was a little disappointing due to the lack of variety.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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PramukshiKariyawasam, Public Relations at Cinnamon Lodge Habarana, responded to this review, July 31, 2013
Thank you for your review and we are glad that you enjoyed the tranquil spaces, the food and other aspects of our service. We also thank you for your constructive comment and corrective measures will be taken where applicable.
Cinnamon Lodge Habarana awaits your next visit.
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Reviewed July 24, 2013

I booked this hotel through agoda and got a great deal. Just room only but the driver's quarters was included and for about 300 rupees the driver's food (breakfast, lunch and dinner) can be added. The buffet dinner was expensive (2900 rupees per person).

The kids really enjoyed the huge pool. The service was excellent. The lake view was fabulous and we didn't find any mosquitoes either.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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PramukshiKariyawasam, Public Relations at Cinnamon Lodge Habarana, responded to this review, July 31, 2013
Thank you for staying with us and for your review, we are truly glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We would be privileged to have you with us when you visit our island home Sri Lanka again.
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New York
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Reviewed July 24, 2013

A nice retreat to discover the sites in the area.

The hotel is 31 years old and is set in a lovely garden, with a nice lake and tropical garden with two species of monkey hanging everywhere.
the rooms are tired and could use a lifting but all is functional except for the synthetic bed sheets, the pillows are awful. The laundry there if very reasonably priced and top notch !
The Pool is nice but considering the hotel size there could be another one.
The only down point there are the buffet for breakfast / Lunch / Dinner,
Quality of food is mediocre at best, they think quantity while quality does not seem to be considered.
internet is free but extremely slow

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sri Lanka
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

we went to this hotel on an office trip. there were many recreational activities organised in their space. there are wildlife, good for wild life photo shoots.
we went on to see elephants in nearby park; there were so many of them and even peacocks and much more.
hotel staff were friendly and usually gives fast response

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

What a place! Incredible setting. I don't want to give away the surprise of all the details so will only say it is amazing. The real highlight was seeing a troupe of Grey faced leaf eating Langurs feet away and their encounter with the troupe of Bonnet Macaques - unbelievable. Beware of the Macaques however who have learnt a lot. They upset all the peanuts in the bar so as to get the nuts! Some tourists must have been silly enough to feed them on the balconies because I had three on mine asking for food and when I would not give any they threw my drying trousers on the roof! There were Kingfishers and I saw two enormous Lizards which I am guessing were Monitors.
We were there for 3 nights and our rooms were beautiful and immaculate with incredible views. The only tiny thing was the cocktails in the Bar. After my first on the first night tasting decidedly lacking I asked to watch my second on the second night being made and the coconut was powder and I noticed the Bar tender measured out a Sri Lankan alcohol as well as the one apparently in the branded bottle. He did not reply when I asked him why. Neither of my drinks tasted the way they should have done and would have at Cinnamon Lakes where I had had both drinks before so perhaps they should get their bar tender down to give them a few tips and encourage fresh ingredients. However this was minor on such an amazing experience and easily resolved by not having any more on the visit.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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PramukshiKariyawasam, Public Relations at Cinnamon Lodge Habarana, responded to this review, July 31, 2013
Thank you for the elaborated review and we are truly glad you enjoyed your stay. Your comments on the birds and wildlife are a facet of the Cinnamon Lodge which we are truly proud of and it is indeed an aspect that makes the resort unique. We are happy that it added to your holiday experience.

Thank you for your constructive feedback and we hope to see you soon!
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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 9 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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