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"Extremely relaxing with great service and food and well located for seeing the many sites nearby."
Paul - February 3, 2020
The grounds at Cinnamon Lodge are really beautiful.
Adrienne | February 6, 2020
The staff is very nice and accommodating.
Adrienne | February 6, 2020
Huge buffet meals with lots of options.
Adrienne | February 6, 2020
The dinner buffet is delicious!!!
Carrie | March 8, 2018
Overall a pleasant stay.
Adrienne | February 6, 2020
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
|Value for money||8.6|
|Distance to city center||30.00 Km|
|Nearest airport||Sigiriya Airport (GIU)|
|Distance to airport||9.1 km|
Check-in is from 02:30 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The resort offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.
Cinnamon Lodge Habarana is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the resort know you want to book a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at Cinnamon Lodge Habarana also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the resort. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Cinnamon Lodge Habarana has a car park available for guests. Parking is free for guests.
Cinnamon Lodge Habarana does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.
"Great setting surrounded by all sorts of wildlife."
February 3, 2020
"Arbi was very helpful on introducing the room."
March 6, 2020
"Staff are very friendly and professional."
March 6, 2020
Well-placed in the culture, sightseeing area of Sigiriya city, Cinnamon Lodge Habarana provides a most conducive spot for you to take a break from your busy days. The excitement of the city center is only 30.00 Km away. Also within easy reach are Habarana Hospital, Archaeological Museum, Citadel of Sigiriya - Lion Rock.
Take advantage of a wealth of unrivaled services and amenities at this Sigiriya hotel. A selection of top-class facilities such as 24-hour room service, free Wi-Fi in all rooms, facilities for disabled guests, Wi-Fi in public areas, car park can be enjoyed at the hotel.
Experience high quality room facilities during your stay here. Some rooms include television LCD/plasma screen, separate living room, internet access – wireless, internet access – wireless (complimentary), non smoking rooms, provided to help guests recharge after a long day. The hotel offers wonderful recreational facilities such as outdoor pool, spa, massage, pool (kids), tennis courts to make your stay truly unforgettable. Discover an engaging blend of professional service and a wide array of features at Cinnamon Lodge Habarana.
"Great garden surrounds big pool brilliant AC lovely dining a..."
December 25, 2019
Children and extra beds
Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.
All children are welcome.
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Children 0-6 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 7 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Cinnamon Lodge Habarana
Kandalama Lake Front
Sigiriya Rock Front
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Luxury Comfort Style Culture”
Centrally located in Habarana it is no doubt the best hotel to stay when visiting Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya and Dambulla. The Cinnamon Lodge is certainly a luxury resort with all you would need for an idyllic holiday. Starting with a welcome cool cinnamon scented towel and fresh juice to the tastefully decorated rooms scented with a hint of cinnamon freshness, large bathrooms with rain showers and beautiful toiletries, the brilliant pool, the serene gardens, fantastic cocktails at the bar and the very friendly, helpful and always attentive staff. And then there is the FOOD - it really is to die for - the variety of dishes at each buffet is tremendous and don't forget the glass enclosed dessert room! If you love local fauna, then you are in for a treat with the most tamest of monkeys, mongoose and king squirrels who will be literally a few feet away from you! I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone who is planning a holiday in Sri Lanka and touring out to the North Central Province. You will love it!
We had an exceptional time at Cinnamon Lodge Habarana - the facilities, grounds, food and staff were excellent! Huge thank you to Gayan, Cinnamon Lodge's nature specialist whose guidance and knowledge about the birds and elephants made our visit to the Minneriya even more special than it already was. We would absolutely recommend Cinnamon Lodge for anyone visiting Sigiriya and the national parks near Habarana. I wish we were back there already!
Dear Felicity, Thank you for choosing Cinnamon Lodge Habarana and it was a pleasure having you with us. We are pleased that you had ana amazing stay and We truly appreciate the feedback given. We would be pleased to have another opportunity to welcome you back in near future.
One of my favorite hotel stays - fabulous location”
I arrived after more than a day of flights and layovers to find comfortable accommodations waiting for me despite errors I had made in booking online. The hotel facilities are beautiful and the area is surrounded by greenery and trails. I enjoyed the buffet breakfast and dinner more than at most hotels. The spread of food spans multiple cuisines and all of it is well prepared and presented. The dining area is spacious and comfortable with a wall open to the rear of the main building. Perhaps the most impressive feature of the Cinnamon Lodge Habarana is the staff. I ventured out one evening in a light drizzle and was promptly overtaken by the 'room boy' with an umbrella. This is the same person who laid out "Good Bye" in a floral arrangement on the day of my departure. Overall this hotel is right at the top of my best hotel stays ever. Even if it was not located in the heart of the golden triangle of tourist destinations this would be a hotel worth a visit. Highly recommended.
Excellent location and beautiful rooms”
the experience at cinnamon lodge habarana starts with efficient and friendly service at check in and is maintained across all areas of the hotel including bar, restaurant and even guff shop. the hotel is spread in villas across several acres with rooms spacious and beautifully appointed including large bathrooms with separate bath and shower. french doors open onto verandas (lower level) and small balconies (upper level). buffet provided very wide range of food including live cooking with a la carte also available. staff were extremely attentive and even senior staff were very visible. only disappointment was tat i hadnt booked a longer stay. highly recommended.
Exceptional in every way”
The staff were absolutely fantastic, ensuring our every need was attended to in a way that made us feel as though we were the only couple staying at the Lodge – despite the fact that there were probably over one hundred other guests there at the same time. The food was out of this world, with plenty of variety to suit all nationalities and tastes; it was beautifully prepared and presented and it was mostly locally produced and organic. I would like to make special mention of the wait staff and in particular Mr Upasena, and also the chefs with a special mention of Mr Indika Mendis who went to great lengths to accommodate my many food allergies whilst still presenting us with the most wonderful tastes, flavours and variety of food I have ever experienced without any adverse reactions. Thank you so very much. Every meal was amazing from breakfast with the squirrels to the incredible array of deserts offered in the buffet, to our romantic solo dinner on the island or our private banquette dinner for 2 overlooking the pool. I thoroughly enjoyed the fresh fruit cocktails in the lounge bar. We originally chose Cinnamon Lodge as a base to explore the cultural triangle, for which it was ideal, but we were pleasantly surprised by the wildlife (especially the squirrels and monkeys) found around the lodge and also the wild ones in the nearby national parks. Cinnamon Lodge is located picturesque surrounds with clean, well appointed, modern and spacious villa style accommodation. I would also like to thank Finlay Travel in Colombo for supplying our excellent car and driver, Bernard organised expert guides for our independent tours as well as being able to speak and understand our Australian English and he anticipated our needs as well as provided great humour.
Love the staff, love the breathtaking sights”
Cinnamon is a local brand and the best luxury hotel chain in Sri Lanka. However, the 50% flashdeal made the stay very affordable. And now, even without the deal, I would definitely make a return stay at the hotel. Habarana is a great location to access the surrounding sights - Sigiriya, Dumbulla, Minneriya National Park. The staff is very personable and attentive without sounding forced. The food is also very good. Lotus is a fine dining restaurant but very affordable that I ate there every evening. There is alot of wildlife in the hotel itself!
Lovely setting in a beautiful and rich garden.”
Our stay was a lovely experience, combining cultural visits and a safari in the nearby Wildlife reserve. The Cinnamon Lodge Habarana is idealy situated and a lovely place to unwind after the visits. Having stayed in 7 hotels during our trip round the island I can confidently say that the service was probably one of the best we encoutered, bearing in mind that in Sri Lanka, altough the staff is friendly and seeks to please, service is generally poor, due essentialy to a lack of proper management. Beware of the chef who gives a preferential treatment to passing friends or local "dignitaries".... So, in view of the above, Cinnamon Lodge Habarana stands out and I would highly recommend it as a place to stay in the central region of Sri Lanka.
Little piece of oasis”
We had a lovely stay here for four nights. Cinnamon Lodge Habarana is a great base for exploring the cultural triangle. We stayed with our two young children and the staff were very friendly and accommodating. Recommended.
Amazing sri lanka trip”
Really enjoyed our 2 night stay here. We stayed in 5 different hotels during our 8 day trip of sri lanka. I feel that the Habarana Cinnamon lodge is centrally located to multiple sight seeing locations. The kids were very happy to see so much of wildlife and birds within the hotel complex. The buffet was excellent for choice and value.
Cinnamon Lodge was a great base to explore the Ancient Cities of Sri Lanka. It allowed us to sight see in the mornings then relax making the most of the facilities in the afternoon. Our room was beautifully designed with a large comfortable bed and all amenities you could wish for. We had a small problem with the bathroom light on arrival but the team were onsite and problem fixed within the hour. The layout of the rooms meant that the surroundings were peaceful and you had privacy. The jogging path was a great idea to encourage guests to explore and take in views of the lake. The food was fantastic with a great selection available for all tastes - it was the best introduction to the local flavours with the staff available for guidance on spice level and how to best enjoy each dish. We love that the fresh produce is grown organically onsite! We cannot fault the hotel and would recommend it to anyone visiting the area.
The room was superb and we had a good rest. Nice swimming pool. The surroundings are worth exploring. Fantastic views and there is a farm, where the hotel produces delicious curd. As for food: there was a dinner buffet, which was nice, but not great. When we asked for dishes "a la carte", it took almost 40 minutes until the food arrived. These dished were very good, but small relative to the price (and we are used to French-size portions). Overall, in Cinnamon Lodge we had the best hotel experience in Sri Lanka (among 4 hotels we stayed in).
Relaxing, great bedrooms and bathrooms, ”
It was great at the cinnamon Lodge. the bedrooms were great, the bathroom very clean and the staff very kind. Cinnamon lodge is close to very interesting places to visit (Culture en safari). It is the best place to stay for the price you pay for it. By agoda you can have great reduction. Normally I would not recommend a resort, but this resort is also visit by many people from Sri lanka.
Wonderful hotel to relax and eat wonderful food”
I was travelling with my husband around Sri Lanka for 2 weeks. We booked 2 nights including breakfast. The buffet breakfast was wonderful (national foods and international foods), therefore we decided both evenings to have dinner at the hotel. The first evening we had dinner in the Restaurant "a la carte", which was wonderful, both service and food, and the second evening we opted for the buffet dinner, which was again perfect (choice, quality, and very good fresh fruit juices). The hotel pool was perfect to relax after a daily excursion or all day long. The pool size was more than sufficient and there was a shallower pool for children, however we didn't see any young children during our stay. This seems to be a hotel for romance, relaxation and spa. We didn't use the spa facilities as they are not included in the hotel price. The staff was very attentive, and every evening we would find a litte welcome message on the table in our room made out of flowers in our language (German). The hotel premises/gardens are beautiful and you will see different animals on your way from your lodge to the pool or main area of the hotel. We rented a driver for the whole trip in Sri Lanka, therefore location was not such an issue for us, however the location is central for all the sightseeing related to Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya and Dambulla. Check in and out was fast and easy. We enjoyed this hotel very much and it was a wonderful way to relax before heading further to Adam's Peak to do the pilgrammage night climb.
Wonderful Hotel Experience”
We loved Cinnamon Lodge, just walking the grounds is a treat, there's so much to see, the tank, elephant riders walking around it, monkeys wandering around, lots of other birds and wild life, cute squirrels, Our deluxe room was wonderful good bathroom with bath and separate shower, large bed sitting area, outside tables and chairs, really friendly staff, the smell of cinnamon sprayed through the room amusing. A tour of the veg garden with the head gardener also fun, and if you've got time the pool. Definitely stay here it's great.
Lovely hotel and service with a smile”
We were a bit startled with the dryness of the grounds when we arrived at Cinnamon Lodge. They looked like something out of Africa, rather than Sri Lanka. This dry area is experiencing an unusually dry dry season. We were so well looked after we settled in quickly. The freshness and variety of the food was excellent. We always found delicious things at the buffet so did not venture to the a la carte menu. Rooms are spacious and well equipped, although for some reason we were missing a soap dish and bottle opener. Shower was fantastic (not always the case in SL). The swimming pool is in front of the restaurant, so very public, which could be off-putting for some. We loved this place! Thank you.
Wonderful hotel, worth the splurge!”
After a hectic wedding my family and friends and I retreated to Cinnomon Lodge in Habarana and enjoyed 3 wonderful days of exquisite food, wonderful service and peace and quiet. An absolute delight- a highlight of my trip. The food was out of this world! Incredible- I swore off buffets because I had so many in sri Lanka- but I couldnt resist this buffet. They went out of their way to make it a very special time for my family and friends. Bathrooms are incredible, verandahs lovely, bath heavanly. Well worth the splurge! Also dont forget to go to the elephant safari! we nearly missed out because I have seen many elephant safaris before- but this was the best by far- apparently one of the top 10 in the world! They organised the tour and did everything efficiently and courteously. Will definately return!
Review from Singapore”
This is my first trip to Srilanka and i came across reviews recommending Cinnamon Lodge habarana. Hence, i give it a try. The location is about 5-10min drive from Habarana train station. Upon arrival, we are greeted by their friendly staff and served with a welcome drink each. Rooms are clean and well-managed, it comes with a very spacious bathroom (with bath tub). The food is value for money as well. will definitely recommend this place to others.
Hi Wen, Thank you for your feedback following your stay at our Resort. it was a pleasure having you with us. Your feedback is extremely valuable to us as we strive to improve ourselves with each and every stay. We are pleased to learn that you had ama amzing stay with us. We would love to have the pleasure of welcoming you again at Cinnamon Lodge Habarana.
We had a wonderful stay in Cinnamon Lodge and will definitely return on our next trip to Sri Lanka. Internet access was never an issue and, although the rooms were a little dated and old, the beds were comfortable and the shower always had hot water. The setting is just idyllic. It is so peaceful and green. The pool area is well maintained and there are always monkeys chattering and playing in the trees overhead. There are some lovely walks through the trees and along a nearby lake where you can see elephants drinking or swimming just before sunset. The food selection for breakfast and dinner buffet was amazing and very good value. Snacks are also available from the bar during the day so you really can have a very relaxing chilled time in a beautiful setting.
the lay out of cinnamon lodge is very comfortable. there's space and no overcrowding of tourists. the nearby lake also offers a nice spot for watching the sun set and taking a little stroll. everyone at the hotel offered the biggest of smiles and enthusiatic 'good morning's. the room itself was very spacious, had everything you need and things you didn't think you might want (like stereo system etc).
Beautiful Resort, Mediocre Pricey Food”
My boyfriend and I stayed at Cinnamon Lodge Habarana for 3 nights. Location - The drive to Habarana is approximately 4 hours from Colombo. The resort is located around a beautiful live lake. If you are sight seeing in Sri Lanka, this hotel can be a great base to explore Minneriya National Park, Sigiriya Rock, Anuradhapura and Polonaruwa. Resort Grounds -Beautiful trees and greenery surround the villas. A peaceful place to enjoy a leisurely walk. Squirrels, small monkeys and birds will cross your path. The lake surrounding the resort is bustling with avian life. Room - The room was beautiful. Rustic, comfortable, simple yet luxurious. The bed was perfect and large. The bathroom had a tub, and was well equipped with great toiletries. There were appropriate provisions for luggage in the room. Floor to ceiling windows which open out to a huge balcony on both sides of the room. Swimming Pool - It is large, clean, with many loungers available, beautifully tiled and gives justice to the 5 star status. Food and Dining - This is the worst thing about this resort. For a 5 star hotel with the Cinnamon brand, the buffet meals were expensive and mediocre. We tried the breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets the 1st day, and opted to go a la carte for the rest of our stay. To make matters worse, there is virtually no good place to eat outside and near the resort. Customer Service - When you stay at a 5 star hotel, you expect outstanding service. We simply did not get that. The worst service provided was in the buffet restaurant. During serving times, the waiters were inattentive, forgot orders and requests and never smiled. The only good thing was check in and check out, where the staff were quick and polite. No one was overtly rude in the hotel, however, do not expect warmth and smiles. Overall, I would probably stay in this hotel again, but expectations must be set about the mediocre food options in the hotel. It was still a wonderful stay and we enjoyed ourselves tremendously.
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!