Cinnamon Lodge Habarana 

A luxe retreat in unspoiled nature

Explore the Cultural Triangle from this tranquil lakeside lodge set in extensive wildlife-filled grounds.

Nestled in 37 acres of verdant forest on the edge of Habarana Lake, Cinnamon Lodge offers a luxurious base from which to explore the sights of the island’s Cultural Triangle as well as the nearby Minneriya National Park. While the majority of your days in the region will be spent exploring the local natural and man-made wonders, the sprawling grounds of the resort are a beautiful place to relax. As you make your way to your room from the central complex – home to the resort’s restaurants – you may come across some of the local wildlife. If you have any downtime here, we recommend hiring a bike and following the cycle trails or joining a guided bird-watching tour.

Why we love Cinnamon Lodge Habarana

  • The lakeside setting, with mature trees all around, helps to create an atmosphere of serenity that’s very appealing

  • You don’t have to leave the grounds to have a wildlife encounter – the resident guides can take you bird and butterfly watching

  • It’s almost exactly in the centre of the Cultural Triangle, so the area’s must-see sights are only a short drive away

  • The charming restaurants are supplemented by some magical dining experiences, including dinner over the lake

5 stars
Nov - Mar
Sri Lanka
Colombo 10½ hours
Centrally located in the cultural triangle for easy access to Polonnaruwa, approx. one hour from Sigiriya, 30 minutes from Dambulla and 2½ hours from Kandy
Approx. 4 hours by road from Colombo airport
All Inclusive Option, Romance

This resort has earned internationally recognised certification that conform to standards set by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council.



  • Restaurants & bars
  • Board
  • Families
  • Good to Know

There are two relaxed restaurants with very different menus, a coffee shop and a lounge bar that’s just the place for a sundowner, plus a host of signature dining experiences.

Ehala\  Breakfast, lunch and dinner (plus snacks in between) are served in the airy main buffet restaurant, where you’ll find a wide selection of dishes from around the world.

The Lotus
The evening-only à la carte Sri Lankan restaurant offers a fine-dining experience with a difference. If you choose, you can visit the organic farm to pick your own ingredients and join the chefs in the kitchen as they prepare your meal.

The Veranda
Situated next to the pool, this laidback all-day open-sided venue serves snacks, freshly baked cakes, pastries and breads.

Tuskers\  Open from early until late, the lounge bar has a long list of beverages and cocktails, whiskeys and rums, plus snacks and hampers.

For a special occasion, you can arrange to have a romantic lamp-lit dinner on a secluded jetty jutting out into the lake.

What's included

Half Board • Breakfast and dinner at Ehala.

Upgrade options

Full Board • Breakfast, lunch and dinner at Ehala
All Inclusive • Breakfast, lunch and dinner at Ehala • Selection of soft drinks, beers and spirits.

With activities from village lunches to butterfly walks, plus a range of accommodation options, families can enjoy their stay here.

Compulsory gala dinners, 24 and 31 Dec, supplements apply.

THis hotel has wheelchair accessible rooms.

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