Cinnamon Citadel

Think blue mountains enveloped in mists- a river snaking through belts of greenery- nature’s choruses flowing in the air and a quaint old world awakening to life. Materializing from an idyllic curve in the Mahaweli River, 130-KM from Colombo, ‘Cinnamon Citadel’ encapsulates the essence of the countryside cocoon of Kandy.

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Springing from the serenity of this Kandy hotel are a potpourri of vibrant tones which hearkens back to century old Kandyan arts. Traditional reds send swirls of majesty over décor, like shadows of recollections of the vanished days when flamboyant reds graced the palaces of the hill capital.

The Experience

Affording panoramic views of the enfolding mountains and exuberant orchestras of verdure, ‘Cinnamon Citadel’ is what an escapist’s dreams are made of. Throwing back to the sybaritic lifestyle of the royals of the former hill capital, the rooms are elegantly furnished, enveloped in tranquility. The superior rooms have views of either the Mahaweli River or the landscaped gardens. The deluxe rooms are appointed with private balconies and bathtubs. The suites capture the opulence of Kandyan royals’ lifestyle in its ornate designs and lavish furnishings. Kandyan infused contemporary décor and fine paintings make them a dream come true for cultural hedonists. Furnished with either a balcony or a terrace which captures prime views of the Mahaweli River, each suite consists of a bedroom and living room.

‘Panorama’, the main restaurant of the hotel presents a buffet of Sri Lankan and continental with a sweeping view of the Mahaweli River and the surrounding mountains. Take your pick from the health corner, pasta corner, grill corner and salad corner. Nestled close to the riverbank, ‘Café C’ crafts the mood for a romantic and intimate dining experience, serving a dramatic array of contemporary fusion cuisine. Placed in the heart of the lobby, the ‘Lounge Bar’ carries a spectacle of local and international spirits and a shisha lounge. Sit back and relax with a bubbly cocktail, feasting your eyes on the Mahaweli River, amidst evocative saxophone tones floating in the air. ‘Cinnamon Citadel’ also presents a fascinating selection of destination dining options including high tea on boat, dining on belvederes and lunching in the woods.

After a day of skimming through the magic of the romantic city, take a dip in the serene waters of the swimming pool. Fit start your day at the well-equipped gym or celebrate the sunrise with a pick-me-up Yoga pose. Bask in the cosy cheer of indoor sports.

Around and About

Taking its beauty sleep amidst towering, green-scarfed mountains, the last Sinhalese Kingdom of Kandy brims with old-world charm. On the streets are a farrago of quaint, traditional Kandyan style buildings and fantastic colonial landmarks. The Temple of Tooth that houses the sacred tooth relic of Lord Buddha, the Kandy Lake, Hantana Tea Museum and the Royal Botanical Gardens of Peradeniya are some prime attractions of Kandy.

Head over to the Kala Pura Crafts Village and immerse in the lifestyles of traditional local artists. Watch as they carve and engrave their way into beautiful brassware arts. If interested, learn how to carve an elephant on a brass sheet. Take home an intricately carved Jewellery box, oil lamp or candle stand.

Lap up the loveliness of the Mahaweli River on a boat, taking in the beautiful concert of colours and sounds choreographed to the fine taste of nature. Grab your binos as your boatman who also doubles up as your naturalist soaks you in information about each exotic bird you stumble on.

You flick through the pages of a Ceylonese history journal in the stillness of the night. Scenes from centuries ago materialize before your excited eyes, fusing easily into the Kandyan ambiance of your suite. On the border, Mahaweli River babbles nostalgically.

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Swimming Pool


Indoor Sports



Safety Deposit Box

Iron and Ironing Board

Mini Bar

Tea / Coffee Making Facilities

Telephone with IDD






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