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“Upmarket hotel with great service and good location for sightseeing.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cinnamon Lodge Habarana

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Cinnamon Lodge Habarana
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Habarana
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76 reviews
67 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Upmarket hotel with great service and good location for sightseeing.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2014

Part of a national chain this Hotel this hotel is established and has a lot of character. It's actually a complex of buildings with two rooms in each block. Its Located next to the lake, it has a colonial look about it with monkeys running around and was a really nice place to stay. The whole place was run to a very high standard and was definitely a top end option.

Rooms are large and nicely decorated, it's not modern. Again it's very colonial with wood floors but decorated to a high standard. Beds are very comfortable and you even get a choice of pillows which is a good touch. All the staff were very friendly and helpful.

The restaurant is in use main building and has an excellent buffet of currys. It overlooks the large pool which was perfect for a dip after sightseeing. Breakfast was good and included a wide range of foods.

The hotel is conveniently located for visiting Anuradhapura, Sigiriya, Dambula. We like to get out and explore normally but there really didn't seem anywhere to go in the nearby village on a night. There are lots and lots of people here on bus tours so there is a high turnover of people.

We came here straight from the airport as we weren't interested in Colombo, it was against our travel agency's recommendation but as we arrived mid afternoon we had already lost the day, it was great getting all the travelling over with, missing the obligatory elephant orphanage and not having to drive through the sun on our first day.

Would recommend organising elephant safaris and massages via local guides (we used our taxi guy) who seemed to offer a better service at a cheaper cost.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Murfad S, Resident Manager at Cinnamon Lodge Habarana, responded to this review, 18 July 2014
Thank you for taking the time to give your feedback on your recent stay with us.
All of us at Cinnamon Lodge were happy to have you with us and we are glad to know that you had a great experience during your stay with us .
We look forward to welcome you back during your next visit.
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2014

The hotel is beautifully located. We stayed for two nights but probably only got to explore half the grounds. A very relaxing environment.
Very friendly and efficient staff. Our special request (cot for baby) was dealt with effortlessly - not always the case in 'top' hotels in Sri Lanka.
Great food - in terms of quality, quantity and variety. Restaurant staff were quick to help and deal with drink orders. Very welcoming.
The room was good quality; spacious and overlooking a green surrounded by other chalets. My only complaint about the room was the volume of the air conditioner - the outside unit made quite a racket.
The pool is great, even for small kids (we have a one year old) as one end is shallow enough for a toddler to stand in. However I thought there could be more available to really young kids (1 - 5 yr olds), a play area maybe or even a kids co-ordinator. Sri Lanka in general is not great at catering to small kids (although the locals love them to bits!).
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will come back when the kids are a little older.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a quiet A/C - preferably one where the outside unit isn't directly outside.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Stephen L
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Murfad S, Resident Manager at Cinnamon Lodge Habarana, responded to this review, 18 July 2014
Thank you for giving your feedback on your recent stay with us .
We are glad to know that you and your family had a wonderful time during your stay with us .
All of us at Cinnamon Lodge look forward to see you and your family during your next visit to Habarana
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Welling, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2014

This was the second hotel on our tour of Sri Lanka and it something different. The rooms are set in groups remote from the main area. Local monkeys frequent the chalets and pathways. Very peaceful setting. A very good nature trail exists around the perimeter of the grounds, a nice way to spend a couple of hours. Food was excellent and the staff very friendly. Next stop is the Cinnamon Citadel in Kandy.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled 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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Murfad S, Resident Manager at Cinnamon Lodge Habarana, responded to this review, 11 July 2014
Thank you for taking the time to give your valuable comments.
We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us .Cinnamon Lodge is a paradise for nature lovers and a place to relax.
W e look forward to have you with us once more
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Suva
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2014

From the time of arrival we felt we were the king of a kingdom and we were in our own country. Check in was very smooth an efficient. We had an excellent room (house) the atmosphere made us fresh and energized even after almost 6 hours travelling. We had our lunch it was very good selection and lots of variety My wife and both teen age sons enjoyed the food and the service of the restaurant staffs. Due to our travel plan we had only one night stay there we enjoyed every second of our stay there. I must state the attention of the F&B manager Mr. Kasun he was brilliant and we attentive to all guests. Definitely we will stay again. Don't miss the lake by the side of the Hotel and the Farm.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Aadhes
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Murfad S, Resident Manager at Cinnamon Lodge Habarana, responded to this review, 11 July 2014
Thank you for your valuable feedback.
We are happy to know that you enjoyed every aspect of your stay with us .I will pass on your comments to Kasun as well
We look forward to welcome you back hopefully for a longer stay.
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

We took a family holiday. The check in was smooth, but there was a bit of a long walk from the restaurant and pool areas towards the room. We booked deluxe rooms but there was a lot of black ants in the wash rooms and in the living area other than that the rooms were cleaned. The food was good but most of the action stations had run out of food hence we had to wait for a considerable amount of time till it was refilled. The overall service was good and the staff was very friendly.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Janitth
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Murfad S, Resident Manager at Cinnamon Lodge Habarana, responded to this review, 2 July 2014
Thank you for taking the time to give your feedback on your recent stay with us .
We would like to thank you for the constructive feedback given .
All of us at Cinnamon Lodge Habarana look forward to have you with us once more .
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2014

It is one of the best hotels I had used in Sri Lanka. It could be the best hotel in the area. The Elephant back and the Safari Jeeps are near by. Sigiriya Rock is about 10 minutes by car.Nice breakfast and dinner buffet with a lot of varieties and quality food. My wife used the SPA and she liked it a lot. The rooms are located in a jungle ground area, each unit contains two rooms one down and one up. The lake and ground area in the hotel is amazing, I think it is part of the hotel area. rooms are clean and the bathroom is very spacious. The only issue we have faced is that there were a lot of insects specially in the night, they were in the bathroom and at the entrance of the room from outside... The room is very spacious (Triple room) we were 2 adults and 3 kids and it was very comfortable for us.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
    • 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank AlaOwaidah
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Murfad S, Resident Manager at Cinnamon Lodge Habarana, responded to this review, 11 July 2014
Thank you for your feedback .
All of us at Cinnamon Lodge are glad to know that you enjoyed your recent stay with us .The garden area close to the lake that has been mentioned by you is also within the hotel premises .
W e look forward to have you with us once more
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2014

We planned our anniversary getaway with my 1 year old at the resort and we had an excellent time. Apart from a few minor issues the overall stay is excellent. We originally planned for 1 day stay but then extended it to 2 days.

Location: Excellent with a grand view of the Habarana tank with plenty of nice wind coming across the tank. Just 20 minutes out of Dambulla (due to excellent roads).

Staff: The staff are some of the friendliest I have seen at a hotel. My 1 year old wreck havoc at the restaurant for six meals straight but i did not feel the slightest hint of disapproval from the staff. They even took extra effort to provide special food for the little one.

Room: We stayed in a deluxe room and it was very nice. The only complain is the wardrobe could use some more shelves. The 3 of us find it hard to pack everything in to the wardrobe for the 2 night stay. On my very late request, they decorated the room and sent a complimentary cake on the anniversary date which was a great hit for my wife and child.

Food: Excellent and good variety. No fancy items but overall good taste and well arranged.

Environment: Green, well groomed and quite pleasant. Take a trip to the butterfly garden/farm to kill some time. The bird trail is also a nice walk.

Overall the excellent reviews are true to their words. It was a very pleasant stay. Kudos to the staff

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 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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Thank Jeevan_VJT
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Murfad S, Resident Manager at Cinnamon Lodge Habarana, responded to this review, 11 July 2014
Thank you for your candid feedback
We are glad to know you and your family enjoyed your stay with us .I would definitely pass on your comments to all our staff .And we would like to thank you for choosing Cinnamon Lodge to celebrate your anniversary .
W e look forward to have you with us once more
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Property: Cinnamon Lodge Habarana
Address: P.O Box 02, Habarana, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > North Central Province > Habarana
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre 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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