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Cinnamon Lodge Habarana
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Habarana
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NW London
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“Very characterful hotel and charming oasis”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2014

This hotel was one of our favourites. We were put on the top floor of one of the remote chalets which was beautifully furnished with 2 verandas and outdoor seating. The bathroom was good but not quite up to the standards of the more opulent bedroom.
The situation of the hotel is very special - with a natural lake and the base and some fascinating wildlife right on your door step. I would make sure that this hotel is a "must stay at" destination if you are heading to SL and on your way to Sigiriya.
As Kuoni customers we were given a table in a separate glass fronted room by the pool which was excellent. We had a special honeymoon menu which was fabulous so I cannot comment on the standard buffet here.
Highly recommended and unique experience!

Room Tip: I would recommend going for a top floor chalet room for the views
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

Stayed at the Cinnamon lodge for 3 nights. Our room was quite a distance from the pool/main reception but this did not matter. Staff very friendly and willing to help. Rooms a little bit dated on the interior but still very comfortable with modern bathrooms. Wide range of food available at breakfast time with endless supply of tea!
Definitely recommend booking your own bbq with own chef and waiter for the night. We had seafood bbq in the tree house, amazing views and could also hear the wild elephants! Waiter and chef even ended the meal by singing to us in sri lankan...special touch. Spa expensive. Definitely visit again...home from home...if not better!

Stayed August 2014, traveled with friends
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kent
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

We stayed for 3 nights during our tour of Sri Lanka and loved it here. It is a beautiful hotel in stunning grounds with amazing wild animals including fascinating monkeys, iguanas, chipmunks, lizards and it's a bird watchers paradise.

The food I'd amazing with a dessert room, yes a dessert ROOM to die for!

The rooms are lovely with a huge bathroom and shower and lovely comfy beds. We didn't use the pool but it looked great. We ate a la carte which was great but to be honest the buffet food was so delicious I would have been more than happy to eat there every night.

  • Stayed July 2014
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Ghazzali M, General Manager at Cinnamon Lodge Habarana, responded to this review, September 1, 2014
We are indeed delighted that the flora, fauna & the 136 species of birds that have made the Cinnamon Lodge their home enhanced your holiday experience.

Thank you for having stayed with us
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2014

The room was away from the main reception, with Langer monkeys running about outside and on the veranda. You sat in the restaurant and could watch the monkeys running about, and chipmunks strolling around the pool. The food was good as were the facilities.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Murfad S, Resident Manager at Cinnamon Lodge Habarana, responded to this review, August 29, 2014
Thank you for your lovely comment
We are extremely happy to know that you had a wonderful time during your recent stay with us .And as mentioned by you the monkeys are a treat to observe .
We look forward to have you with us once more .
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2014

This was our first stay at Cinnamon Lodge and we're already planning to go back. indeed it was the first time, in a very long time, that we have given a hotel top ratings in virtually every category.
It is located in the middle of the Cultural Triangle, giving easy access to all the main sights as well as to the safari parks.The grounds to the hotel are extensive with lots of wildlife including very cheeky monkeys and chipmunks. We had a spacious room on the top floor of one of the bungalows which was very clean . The staff are incredibly friendly and helpful and there is an amazing range of food on offer at all meal times. There is also a very nice swimming pool.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
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Murfad S, Resident Manager at Cinnamon Lodge Habarana, responded to this review, August 29, 2014
We are truly glad to know that you had a great time during your stay with us and loved all the facilities that we had on offer .We look forward to have you with us during your next visit .
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2014

We stayed 5 nights at the CL and absolutely loved it. We had the standard rooms and they exceeded our expectations, beautifully decorated, quiet and amazing views even when not looking over the lake. The grounds are really peaceful, the lake is stunning, wildlife was extraordinary. We saw water monitors, land monitors, iguanas, giant squirells, turtles, so many birds and off course the gentle Grey Hanuman Langur and the more aggresive Toque Macaque. So from that perspective i couldn't be happier to stay there.
On a more practical level, staff was great (if you take the time to speak to them they will be really happy to share their knowledge and provide wonderful services).
I also thought that given the number of different nationalities coming to the hotel (local, UAE, Asia and Europe) the choice available at the buffet, quality and taste of the food were just superb! We also did the A La Carte and it was simply great (try the cinnamon ice cream).
The hotel also has an organic farm and you can definitely notice they care about their environment and lead by examples.
Swimming pool is beautiful and I would recommend swimming there when dark, looking over the stars and the palm trees!
I personally wouldn't pay too much attention to some negative comments about bathrooms etc...It's Sri Lanka and don't expect air condionning everywhere!

Your stay there will be what you make of it, so put your feet up, you've reached the Nirvana.

Feedback for the hotel: you should definitely invest in few modern bikes, as the one you provide are just dangerous and they do not meet 5 stars hotel criteria.
Although tipping is part of the Sri Lankan culture, it can be uncomfortable at times feeling that the staff is waiting for the extra (bar, meals, gardeners, someone showing you a bird, or just taking you to the Spa!) you are never quite sure when to tip or not, and you have 100s of staff!! And if you don't you can feel the disappointment... not sure what can be done about it though!
Finally, i was a little disappointed by the treatment received at the massage and did not go again (just lack of attention to details, room was too cold and masseur not great).

Room Tip: Cycle all the way to the other side of the lake, pass the sister hotel next door, turn left to a pas...
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
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Murfad S, Resident Manager at Cinnamon Lodge Habarana, responded to this review, August 29, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on your recent stay with us .
It was our pleasure to have you with us and we are glad to know that you enjoyed your stay .we have also taken note of your constructive comments for our betterment.
We look forward to welcome you back during your next visit.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2014 via mobile

Great food and the hotel was really beautiful with great staff.
Best hotel in habarana
And the bed room was excellent with a great service.
Also you should stay at least 2 nights because unfortunately we stayed only a one .
But that was not enough for us .
We stayed at the suite room call satin and that two days were awesome.
Hope to go again in the next vacation !

Stayed August 2014
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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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