Cinnamon Citadel Hotel Review

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Spontaneous plans are the best plans, really!

We were in Kandy and thought of heading to Cinnamon Citadel

View from the backyard of the hotel

Please note that Cinnamon Hotels are known for their elaborate buffets, and excellent hospitality. Since this was a sudden plan, we had a different experience altogether. That’s what happens when you are an adventurous couple!

We like being spontaneous, especially when it is about heading out for trips. If our work schedule allows us to head out, we do not leave the opportunity!

Here’s a complete Cinnamon Citadel Hotel Review that will help you make a decision. You will find out more when you read the full post.

The First Impression

As we stepped into the hotel, we realized that the building is quite old. But, the staff has maintained it well.

We reached the hotel in the evening after 5 PM. Since it was a last-minute booking, we did not get the desired room. Also, we had to wait for the room to get ready.

Lesson learnt: Plan ahead of time.

Last Minute Plans = Lack of Options

Before making the booking, we asked for a double bed instead of a twin bed. After speaking to the staff for quite a few minutes, we got a standard category room. It took a lot of explanation as the plan was quite sudden and spontaneous.

Sadly, we ran out of options! Since we got the garden view room (ground floor), we could not enjoy any other view. We are ardent fans of a good view, but the ground floor room did not have too much to offer in the name of view.

If you are making the booking beforehand, you will find the following options:

  • Deluxe Room
  • Superior Room
  • Superior Garden Terrace
  • Superior River View
  • Suite

We got the superior room which was comfortable, and had an average size. Perhaps we would recommend the superior river view, garden terrace or the suite category. Everyone would want a spectacular view, right?

The Main Attractions of Cinnamon Citadel

Mahaweli river: The longest river in Sri Lanka

Well, love birds, you can walk around the property and witness the beauty of the river. The main attractions of the hotel are: 1. The Swimming Pool and 2. The Restaurant.

Swimming Pool

These two attractions overlook the Mahaweli River. Truly, it was a spectacular view and we loved the overall ambience too.

Food With a View Along With A Dip In The Pool

Human beings live to eat, love, and travel. That’s what WE believe! And that’s what we live for.

Mahaweli is Sri Lanka’s longest river, and so you cannot miss this. Considering we booked the property on BnB basis, we had breakfast the next day.

It was a lovely buffet breakfast. If you follow us closely, you would know we love buffet system. Moreover, we even enjoyed a dip in the pool. There were hammocks around the property and it was good to relax and click pictures here.

Concluding Thoughts

As true adventurers, we head out whenever we like. The beauty of our relationship is that we love going on adventures together.

It was a good stay at Cinnamon Citadel. Even though we could not get a room with a view (our fault!), but we enjoyed everything else thoroughly.

You may follow all our adventures here

Points to Note: Cinnamon Citadel Hotel Review

  • Price: Rs,14,000 (USD 75). Booked through agoda on double Bed and Breakfast Basis,
  • Visited in March 2019

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