Welcome to our Royal Retreat
A haven for the time traveller, 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 tranquillity 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 parkto eat the lush grass left behind when the water recedes.
Sprawled across 37 acres of what was once a chena cultivation, the Cinnamon Lodge 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 Traveller’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 Lodge. We’ll awaken you to a world of adventure, relaxation and gastronomy like never before. Here at the Lodge, everyone is royalty.