Welcome to a charming resort set in the little town of Habarana, located at the heart of Sri Lanka’s world famous cultural triangle of Kandy-Anuradhapura-Polonnaruwa. Explore the glorious past of our country from a hideaway 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 – Ritigala, Minneriya and Kaudulla. Unearth the endless possibilities of a place where you choose what to do and where you want to do it.
Gaze into Sri Lanka’s fascinating history as you visit nearby Sigiriya, the masterpiece of construction that once literally housed a palace in the sky. Or find yourself in our forested grounds. Marvel at the splendid golden rock temple at Dambulla. Re-discover Polonnaruwa the ancient ruined city. Meditate beneath the Bo tree at Anuradhapura, the first kingdom of the island. Ride an elephant or trail one of the 138 species of birds that have been identified here. Feed the resident squirrels, so tame they will eat out of your hands. Experience comfort that feels like home.
Lie back and soothe your senses at our very own Ayurvedic spa. A qualified ayurvedic doctor supervises the traditional massages, scrubs and baths as well as the signature treatments and therapies dispensed at our spa, set amidst our herb garden. Spa sessions start at 45 minutes, and go up to the special 5 hour Cinnamon Wellness package, which provides the ultimate in pampering.
An energizing morning dip, a relaxing pre-dinner plunge, fun and frolic all day long … has a more pleasant form of exercise or de-stressing than a swim ever been invented? Our large, uniquely designed swimming pool, abutting the Ehala and Lotus restaurants, has an adjoining shallow pool for children. Grab your swimsuit and jump right in. Or order a drink from the Tusker’s Bar nearby, and catch up on your reading or sunbathing. Barbecue nights by the poolside can be arranged on request.
Curl up with a thriller or murder mystery from our collection of English, French or German novels, or try to identify the bird you saw outside your bedroom window in G.M Hearey’s "Birds of Sri Lanka". The library is part of our Ebony Lounge, so order yourself a snack or drink as you unravel the mystery.
Away in the jungle doesn’t mean you need to be out of touch with your office. Our computer facilities and Internet access keep you connected, while every kind of secretarial assistance, from photocopying to typing and faxing, is provided on request.
Several of our staff members have been trained to administer basic first aid. A defibrillator is available on site, and a doctor is on call around the clock. In case of an emergency, Habarana Hospital, the nearest basic hospital is just 500 metres away, while Dambulla Hospital, the nearest general hospital is 20 km away.
You are advised to carry along any prescription medicines you need.
At Cinnamon Lodge, Nature is all around, in the hotel and outside. Find your very own secluded spot and picnic with the squirrels or take long walks through the splendid landscapes within the premises.
The Cinnamon Lodge is an excellent base to explore Sri Lanka’s rich cultural heritage, situated as it is in the heart of the Cultural Triangle. The royal and sacred cities of Anuradhapura and Kandy, the cave temples of Dambulla, the rock fortress ruins at Sigiriya … all are a convenient drive away from Habarana. We will be pleased to organise cultural excursions for you, on request.
Can you imagine coming back from a holiday without doing any shopping? We can’t either. Our gift shop offers you a wide range of superbly crafted souvenirs for friends and family back home. Choose from wooden carvings, textiles, quality clothing, leather items, spices, and knick knacks from the neighboring villages.
In our lush green grounds it is easy to forget that the hotel is located in a part of Sri Lanka referred to as “The Dry Zone”. Conceived for the modern-day eco-tourist and constructed to be in harmony with its surroundings, Cinnamon Lodge and concern for nature have been inseparable right from the beginning. The Lodge represents green hospitality at its best, made to grow with and into nature. We invite you to be a part of the eco-conservation efforts by taking advantage of the energy and water saving features in your room.
Cinnamon Lodge has won the following eco-conservation awards: