Nestled within the wild forests of Habarana, is the sprawling Habarana Village by Cinnamon. Originally built as far back as 1976, this property has gone through a few name changes over the years. Initially known simply as Habarana Village, the hotel was rebranded as Chaaya Village in 2007, before adopting its current name on 1st October 2015. The numerous large trees coupled with wild animals such as monkeys and rock squirrels that roam the property, makes for almost idyllic natural surroundings, while you enjoy the luxury and excellent service on offer at Habarana Village by Cinnamon.
The 108 guest rooms on offer are divided into three categories; Superior Rooms (94), Deluxe Rooms (12) and two lifestyle suites named Eagle Lodge and Kingfisher Lodge. All rooms come with basic amenities such as free wi-fi, Satellite TV, Mini Bar and spacious bathrooms inclusive of a shower and bathtub. The deluxe rooms are spacious and comfortable, while the massive Eagle Lodge (1,125 sqft) includes a bedroom and rather large living room to complement the large outdoor shower area that comes complete with a Hot-Tub.
Food and Beverage
The hotel houses four main dining areas. The El Hena Restaurant is the largest and is the venue for your Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Buffet. The Panthaliya Coffee Shop and the Pool Side Terrace and Garden serves A’la Carte along with a snack menu, while the Ritigala Pauwa Lounge and Bar serves an extensive range of beverages and snacks. We had all our buffet meals at the El Hena Restaurant, and were largely impressed by the quality and variety of food on offer. At the breakfast buffet, make sure you try the hoppers and fish curry.
A private Barbeque over-looking the adjoining lake could also be arranged on request.
Habarana is located approximately 183Kms from Colombo, in the island’s dry zone, and is in close proximity to many of the region’s main cultural hotspots such as Sigiriya, Dambulla, Polonnaruwa, Mihintale and Anuradhapura.
Things To Do
There are plenty of activities in and around Habarana Village to keep you occupied. In house activities include Tennis, Badminton, Cricket, Cycling, Fishing, Rock Climbing, Volleyball, Jogging and Carrom.
The hotel’s close proximity to Minneriya National Park, Eco-Park and Kaudulla National Park makes this an ideal location to base yourself if you plan on experiencing Sri Lanka’s wilderness. Cinnamon Nature Trails based at neighbouring Cinnamon Lodge, arranges Safaris to each of these three national parks and possess seasoned and knowledgeable naturalists who will guide you through your adventure.
What LT Loves
As we have come to expect from this chain of hotels, the level of service was excellent. The staff are always ready to go above and beyond in order to accommodate any request you may have. The reception was warm, friendly and always hospitable, with staff that were professional and also, nice people. We loved the spacious and comfortable rooms that offer an outdoor lounge area with a serene view of a vast number of trees leading to the lake in the background. Habarana Village is a lovely spot to find yourself in, in Sri Lanka.
HABARANA VILLAGE BY CINNAMON
Habarana, Sri Lanka.
Tel: +94 66 227 0047