Found in the heart of Sri Lanka’s Cultural Triangle, Cinnamon Lodge Habarana sits in a 0.15 square kilometre nature sanctuary which is home to numerous bird species and primates.
Distinctly Sri Lankan architecture with columns and verandas combine with dark wood furniture and colourful textiles to create a relaxed and welcoming feel. Rooms are housed in two storey buildings which are spread throughout the grounds, many of which feature elevated beds to mimic the ancient customs of Sri Lankan kings.
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Rooms at Cinnamon Lodge are spread out over the large site in small, low-rise buildings that are nestled among the trees. Super rooms are on the ground floor, while Deluxe rooms are on the top floor. Both have ample space to relax and private bathrooms, as well as TVs. There are also two types of suite at the lodge: Deluxe and Superior. Deluxe Suites are spread over two floors with a separate living area, dressing room, bathroom and Jacuzzi, as well as an additional bedroom downstairs. Superior Suites are single floor lodges, each with a private butler.
Cinnamon Lodge's location in Sri Lanka’s Cultural Triangle means that many of the country’s main sites are easily accessible, with Sigiriya Rock and Polonnaruwa just a short drive away.
Food and drink
The property has a large buffet restaurant, Ehala, which provides the opportunity to sample local dishes, including lotus flower curry. The Lotus restaurant is an à la carte option that serves organic dishes made from home-grown produce. Meanwhile, for a more casual dining experience or afternoon tea, The Veranda provides a pleasant setting overlooking the pool. For pre- or post-dinner drinks, Tusker's Bar has a charming colonial style and serves a variety of beverages, including cocktails, throughout the day and evening.
The suites are particularly well-suited to families and the property also has a children’s play area and pool. Children’s food can be cooked to order.
Honeymoon couples can enjoy a private dining experience set up in a secluded area of the grounds on request, as well as a couple’s massage.
Facilities and activities
Facilities at Cinnamon Lodge include a spa, a gift shop and a large outdoor pool. There are also a number of running trails to enjoy and bikes to hire if you wish to explore the local area.
Environmental and social responsibility
The hotel has been awarded a number of accolades for its green practices, and even has an Environment Centre you can visit where practices such as paper recycling, waste management and soap production takes place.
A combination of the location, facilities and room quality make Cinnamon Lodge the most rewarding option in the Cultural Triangle. At times the hotel can be quite busy, but staff always have time for their guests and extend a warm welcome.