Cinnamon Lodge - Habarana

Cinnamon Lodge - Habarana

A haven for the time traveler, the nature lover, the escapist, and the explorer, Cinnamon Lodge Habarana is a 5-star resort nestled in nature’s serenity right in the heart of Sri Lanka’s Cultural Triangle. A place that soothes the soul, rejuvenates the senses, and awakens the mind with heavy doses of nature’s tranquility and centuries-old hospitality.

Just 4 hours from the airport, located in the Dry Zone of Sri Lanka’s North Central Province, the Cinnamon Lodge Habarana is the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of life. Built on a replica of the foundations of the nearby Ritigala ruins, an ancient palace-turned-monastery, our resort brings the original concept of a royal retreat to the 21st century, with luxurious private cottages and suites all fitted with ultra-modern amenities.

We are also in close proximity to the Minneriya National Park, home to many lakes and host of the annual ‘Gathering’ of hundreds of elephants coming together across the park to eat the lush grass left behind when the water recedes.

Sprawled across 37 acres of what was once a chena cultivation, the Cinnamon Lodge Habarana has also restored its surroundings to mother nature’s original architecture by planting over 2000 trees, providing the perfect sanctuary for over 138 species of exotic birds, 2 species of primates, and many others. There are pathways and trails, taking you through wide open spaces and quiet shady spots, with the occasional treehouse to punctuate the surroundings. Any given moment is an opportunity to get up close and personal with nature.

Cinnamon’s very own award-winning wildlife and adventure tourism division, Nature Trails, will make your stay one of discovery and excitement. With their years of experience, our highly-skilled naturalists will take you on treks, safaris, balloon rides and excursions to indulge your inner explorer.

Being ISO 14,000-, 18,000- and 22,000-certified, Green Globe-Certified and the recipient of Trip Advisors Traveler’s Choice Award means guests can expect nothing but the finest service and environmentally-friendly practices at our hotel. What’s more, we have won numerous other accolades and certifications for our green practices, including winning best 5-star resort at the Sri Lanka Tourism Awards. We win time and again because we put our environment and our guests at the helm of what we do. 

So, come to Habarana and if you to, stay at the Cinnamon Lodge Habarana. We’ll awaken you to a world of adventure, relaxation and gastronomy like never before. Here at the Cinnamon Lodge Habarana, everyone is royalty. 



The rooms at Cinnamon Lodge Habarana, as with every aspect of the resort, have been built on elevated foundations, mirroring those of the Ritigala monastery & retreat close by, with quaint bungalow-like rooms and suites built above it. Even the beds are elevated to make you feel like royalty from the moment you lay your head down on our plush king-sized beds. The many scattered units are interspersed with thousands of trees, making your surroundings absolutely blissful. Book a deluxe room or a suite to fully experience the comfort of this resort and know what we mean when we say our guests are royalty here.



At Cinnamon Lodge, it’s not merely our guests who are royalty – so are their taste buds! Our team of expert chefs go out on a limb every day to create menus that delight the senses, combining heady Sri Lankan spices with international favorites. We’re big on fusion dining too and combine the best of all types of cuisine to create an imaginative spread at each of our menus. Our own organic farm supplies many of the vegetables, herbs and daily used in our cooking, including livestock. Walk into any of our specialty dining venues and indulge in a meal fit for kings.

If it’s a watering hole you’re looking for, walk into our Tuskers lounge bar – a great place to unwind and spin yarns around a long nightcap. And don’t forget to try out a cup of fine Ceylon tea at our very own bistro. For a very memorable experience, ask our staff to tell you more about our regal destination dining options



Where better to bring your team to when you need to get away from the workplace than Cinnamon Lodge Habarana? Not only do we provide great facilities, the inspiration comes completely free of charge! Spend your days working on that tough breakthrough at our Tree Top Conference Hall, located at the highest point of our hotel in Habarana; It comes with a panoramic view of our 37-acre property to accompany the proceedings. Come evening, reawaken at our spa, relax in our pool, or indulge in a special dinner by the lake. Take a day off work and head to one of the neighboring national parks or climb the Ritigala Mountain on a stone path created by ancient, enlightened monks. Inspiration, team building and understanding the works of nature combine here at the Cinnamon Lodge Habarana to make your corporate session the best one ever.



A part of our royal charm has got to be our spa and recreation extras that collectively make us one of the most sought after Habarana hotels by couples, families, friends and other groups. Keep fit on our tennis courts or go for an exhilarating bike ride through the forest. Our swimming pool, designed to resemble royal bathing pools, is readily available to unwind in. You could even just simply relax with a good massage while the little ones keep themselves amused in the kids’ play area! There are more than enough activities within the resort to keep you occupied between excursions during your stay. Experience extras fit for kings with us at Cinnamon Lodge.