Cinnabar Resort
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What guests are saying:
The resort is fantastic for relaxing with amazing food&a chilled athmosphere.
Johanna from Austria
Couple
Fantastic !!!
Justine from Malta
Solo traveler
We had an amazing time and really enjoyed staying at cinnabar. The food was great and the team very welcoming and helpful! We will come back! Thank you guys!
Sarah from Germany
Group
Great. The only drawback is the beach, which no very good for swimming.
mariana from Switzerland
Couple
Fantastic. We stayed for two nights in a treetops room and loved it.
Damian from United Kingdom
Couple
We stayed one night at the Cinnabar Resort and enjoyed it. The rooms are nice and clean but basic. The beach was beautiful and the food was excellent.
Sarah from Canada
Solo traveler
We loved our stay at Cinnabar! The staff was great, the food was some of the best we've had in Sri Lanka and the atmosphere was relaxing and peaceful.
Jessica from United States
Couple
Good. Minus points - have to walk a bit to swim in the sea. Coffee not great
Nicky from Canada
Couple
Excellent
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8.6
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10
Excellent cleanliness
8.6
Value for money8.5
Distance to city center4.5 km
Location rating9.3
Nearest airportMattala Rajapaksa International Airport (HRI)
Distance to airport44.0 km
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8.3
Excellent
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Tree House
Tree House
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  • 1 double bed
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Standard Chalet
Standard Chalet
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Beach view
  • 1 double bed
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Tree House
Tree House
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Beach view
  • 1 double bed
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Deluxe Chalet
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Beach view
  • 2 king beds or 1 king bed
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Triple Room with Sea View
Triple Room with Sea View
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  • 1 king bed
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Budget Double Room
Budget Double Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 king bed
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Queen Room with Sea View
Queen Room with Sea View
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  • 1 king bed
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Luxury Tree House
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 double bed
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Standard Chalet
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8.6
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Cleanliness8.6
Facilities8.5
Location9.3
Room comfort and quality8.3
Service8.2
Value for money8.5
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9.0
Exceptional
Mark from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in August 2015
Fantastic beach-side resort”
Food, Beach Location, Staff
We had a great time staying at Cinnabar Resort. We stayed in one of the new treehouses which was huge with a large double bed and two single beds, large bathroom and big balcony. The treehouse was great, all wood high up off the beach, literally in a tree, part of which formed a feature within the room. The staff were all great and very friendly and the food we had during our stay was such a high standard, great fresh ingredients. The resort is right on the beach-front and the sound of the waves can be heard throughout the resort. It's one of the nicest beaches we saw during our time in Sri Lanka and we highly recommend the experience of staying in one of the treehouses. We extended our stay by an extra night on arrival.
Reviewed August 15, 2015
10.0
Exceptional
jack from United Kingdom
Couple
Tree House
Stayed 5 nights in February 2015
A truly memorable stay!”
The location, the food and the lovely staff
Just wonderful from start to finish. The resort is set on a really quiet stretch of beautiful beach with 2 or 3 swimming spots which are no more than a 10 minute walk. We stayed in the beach front tree but which meant we could step straight into the sand. The food was outstanding and Amila the tuktuk Driver really made our stay very special :) We will defintely be returning to Cinnabar Resort
Reviewed March 02, 2015
8.4
Excellent
Jessica from United Kingdom
Couple
Luxury Tree House
Stayed 2 nights in March 2017
Best in Tangalle!”
We stayed in the luxury treehouse which is an absolute must for anyone staying in Tangalle. The room, bathroom and balcony were huge and the whole experience was magical. The bar area is in a beautiful setting right on the beach under the shade of palm trees. It is also situated along the most stunning stretch of beach near a few other beach restaurants. (Definitely stay in this area rather than near the main town). The breakfasts were fantastic and staff friendly - sometimes however service was a little slow and disorganised. Overall this was our favourite place in Sri Lanka!
Reviewed March 20, 2017
8.8
Excellent
Manon from Switzerland
Family with teens
Tree House
Stayed 1 night in February 2017
Little gem on infinite beach”
The facility is simple but very welcoming, very clean and really sweet. We were so lucky to have the little treahouse with the ocean view which was absolutely breathtaking. Tangalle beach is fantastic as you feel almost alone on it. What we missed a bit was a friendlier and more accommodating/helpful/good vibes staff, but maybe it is due to the young age (lack of experience) .. Foodwise we cannot tell as we chose not to eat there. Swimming is not always possible due to the strong currents but the ocean is just amazing. If you are considering staying there go for it, you will love it for sure!
Reviewed February 21, 2017
9.2
Exceptional
Tatiana from Brazil
Couple
Stayed 1 night in February 2016
Tree house”
We got the tree house which was a great experience. We booked it for 1 night first and decided to extend it for one more night. Breakfast was super good. Staff was great. Very lay back place. A bit far from the city centre, but you can rent motorbikes from the hotel.
Reviewed October 16, 2016
9.2
Exceptional
Johannes from Germany
Couple
Stayed 3 nights in August 2016
Wonderful location with good food ”
Make the treehouse experience, its definitely worth the money! Dinner is great, with good variety of food. Breakfast is a bit simple, no Sri Lankan and no fruits. Staff is very kind, but sometimes also very slow, considered from a European perspective.
Reviewed September 04, 2016
9.6
Exceptional
Julia from Germany
Group
Stayed 3 nights in April 2016
Special Place! ”
WE were here for 3 nights, it was really nice place to enjoy the accommodation, nature, beach and the friendly & helpful staff. We were warmly welcomed and the staff was helpful with getting a tuktuk or answering our questions / giving us recommendation for our travel. The food (breakfast and dinner) was delicious, for the breakfast they had every day something special for the guests (e.g. coconut pancakes). The cabanas are sweet however you're not allowed to be afraid of the nature. Otherwise it is really recommended, we are definitely going back on our next visit in Sri Lanka!
Reviewed April 09, 2016
10.0
Exceptional
Eleanor from United Kingdom
Couple
Tree House
Stayed 1 night in March 2016
Little paradise ”
We had a great stay at cinnabar resort. The resort is picturesque with cabanas in amongst palms and plants and the restaurant and bar on the beach. Our treehouse was large with a good balcony and hammock which was great. The room had ac so was cool at night and the shower was good. We had a really good breakfast and also a great curry in the afternoon before we left. The staff were super friendly & helpful, so we were able to kayak on the nearby lagoon for free. We even got invited for drinks in the evening as it was the managers birthday. We had a great time in a nice area and would definitely go back. We wish we could have stayed longer.
Reviewed March 18, 2016
9.7
Exceptional
Nina from United Arab Emirates
Couple
Tree House
Stayed 1 night in January 2016
A childhood fantasy - Treehouse”
Treehouse, beach proximity, treehouse
Our stay was amazing. We had just one night there and wish we could have had more. For future travellers, remember to bring mosquito repellent and also cash as they do not have a card machine and the nearest ATM is a 15minute scooter into town. Perfect for a bit of relaxation time - its a pretty basic set up but it has everything you need in terms of the beach and tree house(s). The staff were very nice also. Seafood platter is highly recommended. Cocktails very strong :)
Reviewed February 04, 2016
10.0
Exceptional
Bernt from Sweden
Family with teens
Tree House
Stayed 4 nights in December 2015
The best place in Tangalla ”
We stayed for 5 nights and then 4 nigts more because we really liked the place The stuff is really nice and helpfull,specailly thanks to Sonil who is very helpfull The bungalow is clean and the woodhouse is really nice you fee likel you sleep up in the sky The food is very good as well We like to come back
Reviewed February 03, 2016
8.3
Excellent
Sara from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Stayed 4 nights in January 2016
Very relaxing”
Wonderful beach
Had a great 3 days here doing nothing but enjoying the beach! The food is good and staff are helpful. My 'chalet' was basic but very comfortable. Of the places I've stayed in in Sri Lanka, this week was definitely one of my favourites.
Reviewed January 29, 2016
8.0
Excellent
Crystal from Australia
Family with teens
Stayed 3 nights in January 2016
Treehouse escape”
We enjoyed our stay in the treehouse at Cinnabar, having stayed in one of the rooms previously. The price for the treehouse is a bit high compared to proper resorts we stayed in on our trip but it is a unique experience. We liked the privacy of it, the beds were good, the breakfasts were lovely and the natural beach side setting of the restaurant was great. Service could be a bit faster in the restaurants but that's the Sri Lankan way. All in all a very fun experience!
Reviewed January 23, 2016
10.0
Exceptional
DARREN from United Kingdom
Couple
Tree House
Stayed 3 nights in January 2016
Best stay”
Staff...particularly Asanka, lovely food, nice chilled out feel
Walked up and down the beautiful beach and agreed we had picked the best place. Lovely fresh food served in a nice spot to chill and watch world go by. Stayed in great treehouse, but would have been happy to stay in bungalow. All staff very friendly. We were treated like a king and queen by Aranka.
Reviewed January 16, 2016
8.3
Excellent
Johanna from Germany
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in November 2015
We want to come back!”
the staff, the view from the restaurant
We loved Cinnabar! I could go back right away. We stayed in the little hut with open outside bathroom. The room was clean, the staff nice, the breakfast very good with a nice variety of fruits, toast with butter and jam, and tea or coffee. Dinner is good but don't be too hungry when you come because it takes some time till it is on your table. There are no huts right at the beach, facing the beach but this doesn't matter, because the green lush garden with palm trees is very nice and it is only ca. 20-30 m to the beach. Unfortunately you can not swim right in front of the hotel because of the rocks in the water but if you walk ca. 300m to your right there is a good spot. If you want a massage ask for Amila and you get a great massage in your room. He can also drive you around to see things or bring you to another town.
Reviewed January 02, 2016
10.0
Exceptional
Karolina from Poland
Couple
Tree House
Stayed 4 nights in November 2015
Paradise”
Food, staff, beach
We stayed 4 nights at Cinnabar Resort and would stay even longer if we could. The place is beautiful, the staff is great and the food was fantastic! The breakfast included in the price was amazing, with fresh fruit or juice and a surprise dish from the cook. The beach is very peaceful. If we visit Sri Lanka again we will definitely stay at Cinnabar Resort again!
Reviewed December 23, 2015
9.7
Exceptional
Sarim from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in December 2015
I would go back in a heartbeat”
Food, staff, location
Cinnabar hotel was absolutely fantastic. I was a solo traveler and the staff made me feel incredibly welcome and were genuinely very friendly. The chef Amit cooked some Sri Lankan style prawns on my first day, which were the best thing I ate in Sri Lanka. Cinnabar is set on a quiet patch of Markolliyah beach which is pretty beautiful. But if you walk down the beach for about 1km the beach is completely secluded and even more stunning. I honestly can't recommend this place enough. A few points of constructive criticism: - The plug for the fridge didn't fit the power socket (weird) - The room could do with a TV.
Reviewed December 17, 2015
10.0
Exceptional
rebecca from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in November 2015
Bucket list stay”
tree house, location, food
We could not have asked for a more perfect stay at Cinnabar! we are gutted we only stayed one night, would highly recommend staying longer if you can! we stayed in the tree house and it was absolutely fantastic and so unique! great value for money considering the lovely location! the food was amazing in the evening, and the breakfast was also very good!
Reviewed December 07, 2015
9.7
Exceptional
Rachel from Australia
Couple
Tree House
Stayed 4 nights in October 2015
Beautiful rustic stay ”
The location, the beachfront treehouse & the dining right on the beach
We loved our stay at Cinnabar! We stayed for 5 nights in the beachfront treehouse, where we fell asleep each night to the sound of the waves. Magical! The food, especially the seafood, was fantastic & the included breakfast was great value (with a "special" extra dish served every morning). The staff were super friendly & always willing to help. The only thing we can complain about was the western dance music that was played loudly on our first evening, but that was quickly replaced by something a little more suitable!
Reviewed October 14, 2015
10.0
Exceptional
Markus from Germany
Couple
Tree House
Stayed 2 nights in September 2015
Excellent Resort, best value for money, must visit”
Staff, location, rooms
Excellent resort with superb staff, great location and wonderful rooms. We stayed in the tree house for 2 nights and did not want to leave. This place is a must visit when you come to Tangalle. Value for money is excellent, never experienced anything like this in Sri Lanka before. Strongly recommended - go there!!
Reviewed September 15, 2015
10.0
Exceptional
sara from Italy
Couple
Stayed 1 night in September 2015
AMAZING BEACH HOTEL WITH EXCELLENT FOOD AND STAFF!”
Wood house, food/cocktails, position on the beach
Cinnabar Resort is the best place we have stayed in Sri Lanka. There is a great atmosphere, very relaxed and friendly. We stayed in the wood house with sea view and a balcony in front of it. The room was very clean and with lovely furniture, including a massive bed. Bathroom was great too with a giant shower and hot water. The food was prepared with attention and care; sri lankan curries were very delicious! I would also reccomend the grilled lobster. Breakfast is a mixture of western and sri lankan breakfasts, very nice and filling. They have chairs, beds and hammocks on the beach too, and they bring you fresh juices and food just in front on the sea. You can just go for long walks and there is a lagoon to explore just behind the place. Staff is great, Sunil does basically everything for guests. He is always in a good mood and willing to bring you whatever you want, at any time. He knows about the area and could advise you if you have questions. I think prices are definetely too low for a place like this. I will definetely go back here when I return to Sri Lanka!
Reviewed September 07, 2015
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