Cinnamon Citadel - Kandy

Cinnamon Citadel - Kandy

Fancy waking up to a picture-postcard view of a river, set against a backdrop of mountains shrouded in varying degrees of mist? Reveling in a soundtrack written and performed by Mother Nature herself? Then travelling back in time for a history lesson? That’s exactly what you’d get, and more, at the Cinnamon Citadel Kandy. Nestled high up in the hill country, beside a quiet bend in the Mahaweli River, our iconic four-star hotel caters to those looking for quiet relaxation not far from Kandy, Sri Lanka’s bustling hill capital and the last domain of the Sinhala kings.

Three and a half hours away from the airport and just 15 minutes away from the Kandy town, our hotel is located in the very heart of serenity. It’s a constantly recurring theme that embraces you at the reception, waits with you in the lobby, walks you through the hallways and stays with you in your room until you check out. And while all tranquility is clearly reflected in the contemporarily stylish interiors of the hotel, there are plenty of subtle reminders in the form of vibrant tones of red and traditional Kandyan art, reminding you that you’re still very much in the majestic realm of the ancient kings.

Everything about the Cinnamon Citadel Kandy is an escapist’s dream. Be it the luxurious amenities and panoramic views offered in every room, or boat rides and nature walks that get you up close and personal with the wild inhabitants of the surrounding forests. Or simply the warmth of our ever-smiling staff, whose prompt service and attention to every little detail completes the experience of the perfect getaway. 

 Being ISO 14,000-, ISO 18,000- and ISO 22,000-certified, Green Globe-Certified and recipient of Trip Advisors Traveller’s Choice Award means guests can expect nothing but the finest service and environmentally friendly practices at the hotel. In fact, we’ve taken many notable green initiatives to reduce our carbon footprint and be more at one with our pristine surroundings.



Life was good for the ancient Kandyan Kings who lived amidst some of nature’s finest gardens. And now it’s your turn to experience that same tranquil elegance. The Cinnamon Citadel Kandy has 95 superior rooms24 deluxe rooms and 2 suites. All quiet, spacious and comfortable, with excellent amenities, absolute privacy and of course, breathtaking views.

Staying with us combines comfort with class, elegance with ease and vibrancy in varying hillside tones. Our rooms are quiet and intimate while they are spacious, so walk in and forget the rest of the world other than the bird chirping outside your window.



If you’re expecting a meal fit for a king, then the Cinnamon Citadel Kandy is where you should head to. It’s an experience in itself. With two restaurants and a lounge bar, every palate is well catered to and every taste bud is treated to a new and exciting flavor. Our highly experienced, celebrity Executive Chef has made several appearances on various television cookery shows in Sri Lanka. At our hotel, the term Fine Dining takes on a whole new meaning.




In addition to indoor sportspool and gym, you’ll find plenty of quiet places all over the sprawling property, allowing you to get away from everything and everyone. Catch up on your reading or just your own thoughts anywhere on the property, be it under a shady tree in the garden, by the river or on the terrace. If solitude isn’t your thing, then we’ve got plenty of excursions that’ll get you closer to nature and the rich history of Kandy. Among our facilities and services is wheelchair access for the differently abled, with rooms equipped with low-reaching amenities and handrails in the bathrooms.