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Cinnamon Lodge Habarana
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Habarana
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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15 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Nothing to add, just enjoy”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2013

Location: great location if you want to do the tour of cultural triangle.

Rooms (Lodges): smart, clever, clean and warm (not the temperature, the feeling)

Service: one of the best. Upon arrival they informed us, that we are getting an upgrade. As they were taking us to a relatively remote lodge, we were wondering why was that, as most of them were not occupied. Well, during weekend we realized why: there was a big and loud gathering, big event. And being in remote lodge it gave us peace, quiet, regardless of the big event going on. Great forward thinking.

Food: Impressive. Really impressive. Both breakfast and dinner. And in connection to the above mentioned event - they have prepared special place for the hotel guests, so that we were not bothered by the masses...

Surroundings: incredible lake, better for relaxation than any treatment.

Spa: well, ok, get a treatment there. It is worth it...

My usual experience is that I check reports that point out shortcomings. Well, we couldn't find one.

Just one advice for travelers from Europe: please hire a guide/driver for transportation across the island. We couldn't even imagine getting around without our guy...

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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PramukshiKariyawasam, Public Relations at Cinnamon Lodge Habarana, responded to this review, September 25, 2013
We appreciate you taking the time to review Cinnamon Lodge Habarana. It was a pleasure to have you holiday with us. Thank you for your comments and feedback and we look forward to having you with us again.
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Burgdorf, Switzerland
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147 reviews
72 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2013

First, we booked 2 nights but prolonged our stay by another 2 nights. Absolutely great location at the shore of the lake. We stayed on the upper floor of a double villa: very spacious room, large bathroom, 2 verandas. The garden is populated by monkeys, goannas, birds, squirrels and giant squirrels. The pool is very large and there are very comfortable deck chairs. The open restaurant serves very good food and the buffets are excellent. I especially liked the AC- room for desserts and fruits. Very nice bar. Also the staff was very friendly except for a guy at the front desk. It seemed he didn't like to do business with women.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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PramukshiKariyawasam, Public Relations at Cinnamon Lodge Habarana, responded to this review, September 25, 2013
Thank you for your review and it is a pleasure to find that you enjoyed your stay at Cinnamon Lodge Habarana. We look forward to seeing you again at our resort.
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2013

We spent a very relaxing couple of days here, between longer stays in Kandy and Tangalle on the south coast. The hotel was excellent - the staff very efficient and friendly, the rooms clean and ensuite showers excellent. The evening buffet had a great choice but was a bit pricey at about $100 for 4 once you'd paid for drinks. The breakfast was great.

The pool was very relaxing, with good food and drinks service brought to the poolside. The safari in the afternoon to see the elephants in the nearby safari park was great, well worth the expense.

All in all, a very good hotel experience.

Room Tip: We stayed about 200m from the main hotel in 2 ground floor units - excellent all round.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 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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PramukshiKariyawasam, Public Relations at Cinnamon Lodge Habarana, responded to this review, September 25, 2013
Thank you for your review on Cinnamon Lodge Habarana. Cinnamon Lodge Habarana is a five star resort which promises indulgence; and it seems that you and your family have experienced a holiday filled with indulgence. We do look forward to having you back with us for yet another memorable stay.
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Delfgauw, The Netherlands
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2013

We stayed at this hotel from the 17th-21 August 2023. The service was bad from arrival till we left. The lady at reception was bored, didn't bother to look at us. The room was dirty, the locker didn't work and the bathroom door and shower door couldn't close. In the morning we wanted to order roomservice for breakfast, we were told that it wouls cost us money. It was only after my husband yelled, that the room was cleaned. There was a cockroach in the room, only after getting angry, it was removed. The only good thing about this hotel is the service at the Buffet Restaurant, staff was very friendky and helpful.
Concluding: probably one the worst five star hotel we stayed at.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ramautar
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PramukshiKariyawasam, Public Relations at Cinnamon Lodge Habarana, responded to this review, September 25, 2013
Thank you for sharing your review on Tip Advisor following your recent stay with us.
We regret any inconvenience that may have been caused to you during your stay with us.
We do take constructive feedback seriously and we sincerely regret that certain areas, especially the service of our Front Office staff and the room conditions, did not meet your expectations.
We will take necessary steps to rectify the issues highlighted.
Thank you for taking time to write to us and we certainly hope to have you with us again.
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Geneva, Switzerland
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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2013

Oh what a real treat was this place! Superbly merged into the nature with wild monkeys roaming around the colonial Portuguese style lodges, beautiful lake right next to the hotel for a lovely sunset and bird-watching, simply royal breakfast with big and excellent choice, lovely staff! Highly recommended!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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PramukshiKariyawasam, Public Relations at Cinnamon Lodge Habarana, responded to this review, September 25, 2013
Cinnamon Lodge Habarana was built on an arid piece of land which was then transformed into a man-made forest with over thousand trees and a man-made lake. The waterways that border the property makes the resort a natural habitat for wildlife. It is a pleasure to know that you experienced the five star luxury comfort at our resort. We hope to have you back with us for yet another memorable stay.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2013 via mobile

These guys don't need any more endorsement really. They've been in the game a long time and know what they're doing. I'll mention a few points only: great service (lovely to be greeted on entry with refreshing towels and cool drinks with staff dressed in traditional singhala attire, also gave us a late checkout free of charge), rooms are tasteful and set on amazing grounds (any amateur naturalist would be in heaven), meals are delicious although 'buffet' can get boring if you are there for a few days (but they offer a la carte in a seperate restaurant), plenty of Mosquitos given the location therefore come prepared! Enjoy!

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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PramukshiKariyawasam, Public Relations at Cinnamon Lodge Habarana, responded to this review, September 25, 2013
Thank you for your feedback following your recent stay at Cinnamon Lodge 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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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2013

This was the first hotel as part of our honeymoon tour around Sri lanka. Great hotel, villa was great with all modern facilities. Great food with lots of choice of Sri lankan cuisine with different theme nights. Staff really helpful and welcoming.

Room Tip: Villa opposite the lake has great views
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Cinnamon Lodge Habarana
Address: P.O Box 02, 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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