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Cinnamon Lodge Habarana
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Habarana
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Portchester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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“A fantastic start to our Sri Lankan adventure”
Reviewed July 7, 2009

Reading the other reviews on this site, we wish to second all the positive comments made......we were very impressed with the Cinnamon Lodge from the moment we arrived after a long journey from London. Being greeted with a cool towel and a fruit drink was exactly what we needed.

The room was lovely with a very modern and up to date decor and all the amenities you would expect. We even had our own gecko that lived in our roof! This proved to be indicative of the amount of wildlife that we would see whilst we were staying: squirrels, monkeys, geckos, monitor lizards....

We very much enjoyed the food at both breakfast and dinner, both of which were served buffet style. The choice and quality were both excellent.

We would highly recommend a visit to this hotel.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 30, 2009

Agree with all that has been said by previous reviewer, do stay here you will not be disappointed.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
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Dorset, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 26, 2009

This was our first stop on a touring week and we stayed for 3 nights.
The room was perfect. Plenty of space and a comfortable bed with large ensuite. Despite the fact that the occupancy rate was low there was a full buffet for the first two nights with a special cold room for the desserts. The food was very good with plenty of variety. The location was perfect with the lake and the swimming pool attracting all types of wildlife especially in the mornings. Watch out for the monkeys if you leave your bags unattended. A lovely place to stay with very attentive staff.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled with family
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Karachi
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Reviewed June 25, 2009

The second stop on a ten day honeymoon trip, we picked this hotel as our stop for the sights in the cultural triangle (went for this as a second choice because the Kandalama was stretching the budget too far)

Arrived at dusk, and were immediately impressed by the greeting and friendliness of the staff, who always have a smile and a hello for you. The rooms are laid out across the large grounds and it is a challenge to reach them, especially at night, among the maze of pathways. Thankfully there is plenty of staff to guide you.

The room itself was fairly spacious, although our double bed was two singles pushed together. The bathroom was a little narrow but very well appointed.

There is a large buffet restaurant by the pool where most guests take their meals. There is a good variety on offer and much better than the a la carte option. Didn't venture to the Thai restaurant so cannot say how it was. Room service is a bit slow, better to make the trek to the restaurant(s)

There is also a small ayurveda centre attached to the hotel, where we went for massages. Quite relaxing after a hot morning climbing Sigiriya Rock!

Wifi is available but not free, and tea and coffee (and execrable cakes) are complementary by the pool.

The grounds are beautiful, and wildlife abounds, from squirrels that come to your breakfast table to a huge monitor by the lake.

Overall, a beautiful place to stay and not far from the main tourist sites in the area. Great pool and helpful staff. In hindsight we should have complained about the bed and changed rooms, but that was really the only false note.

  • Stayed December 2008, traveled as a couple
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india
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Reviewed June 13, 2009

This trip was a "Getaway from the city"- BREAK. These rooms are spacious and are extremely comfortable. The pool is huge and has a lot of space around it. The lodge has a very good service, good food, excellent rooms and variety of restaurants which serve different cuisine, it has extensive grounds with different wildlife and birds the room itself was adequate in size and decorated well. The beds were comfortable and above all clean. The Cupboard space was sufficient for few days stay, Bathroom was well-maintained & clean, Single sinks, good shower & toiletries, TV. Water and instant coffee & a selection of teas were complimentary.
My rate included breakfast and they buffet breakfast which had an enormous variety. Good variety of breads/cheeses/hams/cereals/fresh fruits/yoghurts/juices/etc.

tHe Reception and the hotel staff were friendly, professional and helpful and spoke english.
Would recommend for people going on honey moon too.

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  • Stayed September 2008, traveled with family
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Delhi
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Reviewed May 26, 2009

excellent hotel, excellent service, excellent views, excellent rooms

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  • Stayed June 2008, traveled with family
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mrsswood
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Reviewed May 8, 2009

We stayed here for 4 nights at the beginning of our honeymoon. We were so impressed when we pulled up despite it being at night, the hotel and the lake is lit so beautifully at night, it was very romantic. We were greeted warmly with cold towels and a drink - it had been a 17 hour journey in total from London. Our room (no.38 in a superior villa style) was beautiful. The room was cleaned and turned down every day as promised and on the last night, beautiful flowers were left on the bed. We were in awe of the wildlife, we've never seen so many monkeys, birds, squirrels, igunas and even a water monitor lizard. The restaurant was great, the food was a great standard and we loved the chilled desert room! It was a great location for elephant rides, the eco park and the rock fortress. We were sad to leave such a great place with great service. Very nice staff. The only slight negative was that it was very quiet but I think that was more to do with negative tourisim due to the conflict and it was also the Sri Lanka new year. We would be back in a heart beat! Perfect for couples on their honeymoon

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
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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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