Fancy waking up to a picture-postcard view of a river, set against a backdrop of mountains shrouded in varying degrees of mist? Revelling in a soundtrack written and performed by Mother Nature herself? Then travelling back in time for a history lesson? That’s exactly what you’d get, and more, at the Cinnamon Citadel Kandy. Nestled high up in the hill country, beside a quiet bend in the Mahaweli River, their iconic four-star hotel caters to those looking for quiet relaxation not far from Kandy, Sri Lanka’s bustling hill capital and the last domain of the Sinhala kings.
Three and a half hours away from the airport and just 15 minutes away from the Kandy town, their hotel is located in the very heart of serenity. It’s a constantly recurring theme that embraces you at the reception, waits with you in the lobby, walks you through the hallways and stays with you in your room until you check out. And while all tranquillity is clearly reflected in the contemporarily stylish interiors of the hotel, there are plenty of subtle reminders in the form of vibrant tones of red and traditional Kandyan art, reminding you that you’re still very much in the majestic realm of the ancient kings.
Everything about the Cinnamon Citadel Kandy is an escapist’s dream. Be it the luxurious amenities and panoramic views offered in every room, or boat rides and nature walks that get you up close and personal with the wild inhabitants of the surrounding forests. Or simply the warmth of their ever-smiling staff, whose prompt service and attention to every little detail completes the experience of the perfect getaway.
Being ISO 14,000-, ISO 18,000- and ISO 22,000-certified, Green Globe-Certified and recipient of Trip Advisors Traveller’s Choice Award means guests can expect nothing but the finest service and environmentally friendly practices at the hotel. In fact, they’ve taken many notable green initiatives to reduce our carbon footprint and be more at one with their pristine surroundings.
Rest assured, if you’re looking for a quiet rejuvenating weekend in the hills, there’s always a room with a view waiting right here just for you.