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Habarana Village by Cinnamon

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Stayed for 3 nights as part of a tour. Rooms a a little basic but comfortable and clean. You have to get milk for tea though . Meals were good with a very good choice of veggie curries , but the meat curries were less good . Breakfast was ok but worth trying the local specialties. For lunch we preferred the bar snacks vs the same again buffet. The setting is fantastic - we had a 6.30 am nature walk which was great - not many hotels have sea eagles in the grounds and much more too. I did get lost on the way back - it's a big place and needed help to find my room ! We also did the 3 hour jeep safari which was excellent and fun . Shame that the bar ran out of local gin and had very limited choice of white wine by the glass - and beware the service charge and taxes - but overall the drinks were ok and good value. Lovely touch at the end to leave a towel elephant in the room. All staff were friendly and helpful throughout

Recently toured in Oct, 2017... Two adjacent rooms provided with a single water heater between the two, so no adequate hot water.... no proper Indian food available... staff not so co-operative.. ok ambience.

Habarana Village by Cinnamon is a charming and tranquil place to stay. The rooms were spacious, very clean and had lovely views of the lake. The dining was wonderful and full accolades to its head chef and staff!! He was extremely attentive to his guests and took pride in what was on the menu. The food was delicious!! The hotel is so much better than any pictures and very well set out. So convenient to the many attractions like Sygirya, Elephant Safari and more. Highly recommended, not crowded, peaceful and relaxing! Congratulations!!

This is a wonderful location to spend a day or two. lovely atmosphere. good food with a variation. staff is very good and helpful.rooms are clean ans spacious. The rooms are located as small houses, therefore brings village like atmosphere to the hotel

We stayed for 2 nights whilst touring Sri Lanka. The setting is beautiful, alongside a lake, you can view elephants doing children rides. The hotel was very clean, good choice of food and very friendly staff. Monkeys are also in the hotel grounds but they did not become too inquisitive.

I spent two nights in this lovely village resort and my room was spacious, basic and clean with free Wifi in room. Breakfast and dinner were buffet style with many choices of western food and local delicacies. This resort provides very peaceful atmosphere in the morning with many birds calls and occasionally, seeing elephants passing by in front of lake. I also saw a trip of monkeys jumping up and down from trees to the rooftop which made me realize what the pounding sound came from during the night. Hotel Staffs were friendly. Note: There was a set of insect repellent tablets and electric plug in room that I found very useful.

I spent with my boyfriend Francesco a few nights in Habarana Village by Cinnamon and had an amazing time. The day we arrived we were welcomed by a very kind, friendly and smiley staff that offered us a fresh juice and some hot wipes to clean our hands. After checking in, the porter and a member of staff showed us all the different spaces (Restaurant, bar, swimming pool etc..) and accompanied us to our room. The room was stunning! We had The King fisherman’s Lodge that overlooked the lovely lake and where surrounded by big trees and vegetation. Every morning we were woken up by the most fabulous view of the lake and elephants passing by in the grounds. I also met some very sweet monkeys that jump around the trees of the hotel grounds. The room was very big, super clean and finely decorated. Beside the normal in room amenities such as TV, air conditioning, mini-safe, in room free of charge WiFi connection, it had a highly standard bathroom equipment. The thing I liked the most was the bathroom- It was huge and had an outside shower that I really enjoyed. I really appreciated how the staff was very attentive with us- Every day someone from reception phoned us to make sure we were happy and nothing was missing. I also found this kindness in the restaurant staff, that always made sure we had drinks and were happy with food. At the buffet dinner we were offered a lot of different options and it was delicious. They have live cooking and also have stations of authentic Sri Lanka’s food that I really appreciated. I like to go in different countries and try the real food and not have to eat things like Pizza or pasta that I find at home. I would highly suggest this beautiful hotel to anyone that wants to enjoy the green and lovely vegetation of Sri Lanka pampered in a gorgeous room, and looked after from the kind and sweet Sinhalese staff.

English follows: Lle braf a thawel. Bwyd bendigedig - digon o ddewis. Y staff yn groesawgar iawn ac yn annwyl dros ben. We’ve had a great time here. The location is peaceful and relaxing. We’ve had a really warm welcome by the helpful staff. The rooms are clean and spacious.

Stayed at Habarana Village with family & friends on 06th & 07th October 2017. Following is my review in short. 1. Lobby, reception & reception staff - 9/10 [The lobby is simple, clean & colorful. Reception was prompt & friendly. Baggages were handled, cool towel & welcome drink served in a matter of seconds on arrival. Very friendly staff] 2. Rooms/Suits - 9/10 [Cozy, comfortable & homely rooms. Clean & comfortable beds. Clean washrooms] 3. Pool - 10/10 [Super awesome pool, made in a shape of a Wi-fi signal. You have different level in the pool and the water temperature in each level is different. It was awesome just laying back on the shallowest level when the water was warm] 4. Garden, sports & activities - 9/10 [Garden is humongous and facing the Habarana tank. Hammocks, tree-houses & benches can be found for you to just chilax. A variety of sports to do. Cricket, Tennis, Badminton, Cycling.. etc. Also an elephant ride can be arranged from a third-party] 5. Food & dining - 6/10 [The only bad experience is "food & dining". The dining room is open, but it doesn't have proper ventilation in my opinion. When it's crowded, it tends to get very hot in the dining room & it becomes hard to enjoy the meal. If I remember properly, there were ceiling fans, but they don't help when it's crowded. Also we faced a situation at 06th Dinner. There was only plain rice & beef rice for the main course on 06th night. There were many guests who didn't eat beef & their only option was to opt "plain rice". My wife got furious & made a complaint to the executive chef itself. He offered to prepare any other meal that we requested, but we asked him to keep a good variety for next days' breakfast & lunch. As promised, 07th breakfast & lunch was full of varieties. However, I must say that the food is of average taste/quality for me (I know taste differs from person to person)] 6. Staff & service - 9/10 [The staff was always friendly, helpful & smiling] 7. Value for money - 9/10 [The normal FB price of a double room of this hotel is around LKR 30,000. I got it on an offer for around LKR 19,000. And therefore, it was money well spent.]

Situated right at the Habarana Junction next to the Habarana Tank. Nicely built hotel with the resembling of a village. Very helpful staff with a smile in their face always :). Took additional care of many of our special needs as our 1 1/2 year old son got sick as we checked in. Food in the standard Buffet, a la carte and in room dining menu tasted great. 1 hour drive to Polonnaruwa. 20 - 25 min drive to Dambulla.

North Central Harbana Habarana

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool

Located in Anuradhapura District, Habarana Village by Cinnamon is 7.3 mi (11.8 km) from Ancient City of Sigiriya. This 108-room, 4-star resort has an outdoor pool along with free in-room WiFi and free self parking. Dambulla Cave Temple is also 15.7 mi (25.3 km) from this Habarana resort.


This resort is home to 2 onsite restaurants, perfect for a quick bite to eat. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served each morning for a fee.


All of Habarana Village by Cinnamon's 108 air-conditioned rooms provide minibars, coffee makers, and laptop-compatible safes. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs and free toiletries.

Property features

At Habarana Village by Cinnamon, guests enjoy features like an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and an outdoor tennis court. You can put free parking to good use if you drive. Additional amenities include free WiFi in public areas, conference space, and a business center.

Room options

Superior Triple Room, 1 Double Bed

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Deluxe double room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Triple Room, 1 Double Bed

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

89% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1458 reviews