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The Cinnamon Lodge,Habarana

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The Cinnamon lodge is a tranquil location nestled in the heart of the Cultural Triangle of Sri Lanka, Just 178 kilometers away from the city of Colombo.


With its unique special butler service allows the luxury to the guests to arrange everything on their behalf from the moment they arrives to the hotel or even from the moment they arrives the country till they leaves the hotel or even till they leaves the country. The hotel boasts with 72 superior rooms, 40 deluxe rooms and 4 Suites set on a 27 acre land ensuring that each guest enjoys the untamed beauty of nature from the privacy of his own space. Each room provides with IDD facilities, Color Satellite TV, in room safe, comprehensive mini bar, and fully individually controlled air conditioning. By hosting a specially designed room for the disabled guests Cinnamon Lodge ensures the interest they have taken to provide the special care for them. A total of 136 different bird species have been recorded from the hotel premises, belonging to 12 orders & 22 families. An average of 60 species can be observed early morning or during the evening bird walk. The main open air restaurant ‘EHALA’ offers an exquisite array of dishes with its special Ala Minute menu allowing the guest to select the ingredients at their preference to cook the dish in their presence. You may try your own salad by selecting the ingredients at your choice with your favorite dressings. The ‘Lotus’ restaurant serves a selection of inspired dishes offering both outdoor & indoor seating. If you are in the mood, you could try number of holistic therapies (the ancient secrets of Asian beauty) to nourish the soul by using the herbs, leaves and greenery collected from the jungle. The Ayurveda & Wellness centre of the Cinnamon Lodge offers number of stress releasing therapies to celebrate the harmony of transforming the mind, beautifying the body and nurturing the soul.

Favourite spots:
Some of the very attractive features the Cinnamon Lodge offers are • Cultural visits to Sigiriya ancient ruins, Ritigala , Polonnaruwa & Anuradhapura ancient ruins • Elephant safaris around the Habarana lake • Wildlife safaris to Kaudulla & Minneriya sanctuaries • Bird trails • Biking • Nature trails • Bullock cart rides • Participation of Sri Lankan cookery workshops • Sri Lankan Wedding packages • Awareness programs of Sri Lankan reptiles by the trained naturalists • Preparation & serving meals at the excursions • Picking up your preferred fresh vegetables for your own meal from the organic farm maintained by the hotel

What's really great:
Habarana
Habarana
The Kaudulla & Minneriya sanctuaries are the shelter for hundreds of wild elephants, crocodiles, wild boar, peacocks, fishing cat, sambar, about 150 species of birds including number of endemic species and even the elusive leopards. Sri Lanka Jungle fowl, Malabar Pied Hornbill, White bellied fish eagle, Grey headed fish eagle, and Sri Lanka Grey Hornbill can be seen in Minneriya & Kaudulla sanctuaries. Also these two parks are very famous to see the biggest herd of wild elephants in Sri Lanka.

Sights:
view of a room in CInnamon Lodge
view of a room in CInnamon Lodge
bird watching,Ancient ruins

Accommodations:
View of the pool at Cinnamon Lodge
View of the pool at Cinnamon Lodge
The Cinnamon Lodge provides luxury accomodation.

Published on Wednesday February 28th, 2007


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Wed, Feb 28 2007 - 02:11 PM rating by travler

I wish you had put both of your reports together.

Wed, Feb 28 2007 - 08:37 AM rating by marianne

This is not quite a complete report because it only describes one hotel. Very beautiful and comfortable, but most of the info will be on the hotel's website, I suppose. That's why it may be better to upload this in the 'tips' section. Still it was a good read

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