Cinnamon Citadel

The Chaaya chain of hotels and resorts has a glowing reputation for incredibly impressive Sri Lankan destinations, and Cinnamon Citadel might just be the jewel in its crown.

The beautiful hotel gives guests the chance to immerse themselves in the stunning topographical beauty of the area, as well as vibrant Kandyan history, culture and arts, all while being surrounded by the utmost luxury and state-of-the-art facilities.

Cinnamon Citadel plays into its calming atmosphere by enveloping guests in serenity at every turn. As you surround yourself with beautiful accommodation, awe-inspiring restaurants and traditional spa facilities, soothing tranquillity is your constant companion. The relaxing ambience is complemented by sophisticated contemporary décor that uses a palette of engaging red tones and traditional Kandyan art to remind you that you’re still very much in the realm of ancient Sri Lankan kings and connecting you to the magical history of the area.

The resort works in conjunction with Green Globe, a programme that assists Cinnamon Citadel in measuring and managing their impact on the environment, the community, the local economy, and the areas cultural heritage. It is abundantly clear that the outstanding natural beauty that surrounds the resort is their priority, so if being enveloped by nature is your idea of paradise – this is a destination for you. Traversing the longest river in the country, trekking through misty hills and luscious forests, and encountering magnificent indigenous wildlife are just some of the natural treasures that await you.

Amongst their other world-class facilities, Cinnamon Citadel possesses an outdoor swimming pool that, at 1,641 feet above sea level, provides dazzling unrestricted views of the surrounding area, and becomes even more delightful to look at when night falls and the resort is bathed in soft light.

Travelling out from the resort in any direction puts you into contact with a plethora of incredible cultural landmarks including; Royal Palace of Kandy and Temple of the Tooth of Buddha – meaning that Cinnamon Citadel gets you closer to the real Sri Lanka than most luxury resorts could ever dream.


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Accommodation Options

Cinnamon Citadel offers 97 elegantly furnished superior rooms and 24 spacious luxury deluxe rooms. Facilities include air conditioning, a well-stocked mini bar, cable television, glass shower cubical, hair dryer and complimentary toiletries and tea/coffee making facilities.

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Open the curtains every morning to an unrivalled view of the meandering Mahaweli river and the mighty hills rolling behind it. Inside your suite find modern amenities, elegant décor, a separate bedroom and living area, and 753 sq ft space to relax in. Sleeps: 2 adults
Superior Room
Superior Room at the Cinnamon Citadel Kandy
Set over 423 sq ft of space, this room offers a stylish home-away-from-home with either a king-sized bed or two twin beds, and choice between a view of the river or the landscaped gardens that surround. Sleeps: up to 3 adults
Deluxe Room
The Deluxe Room features themes inspired by the cultural background of Kandy. With a queen-sized bed and exquisite Kandyan ornamentations, this room gives you 527 sq ft of well-appointed space and modern facilities, as well as a balcony with views of the river and luscious hills. Sleeps: 2 adults


Cinnamon Citadel Kandy provides dining facilities that rival the beauty and variation of the landscape that the resort is set into. Panorama, the hotels main restaurant, combines the views with a unique culinary excellence, or for a more intimate meal the destination dining team can arrange meals in some of the most picturesque locations on the resort.

Panorama Restaurant
Panorama Restaurant

Providing a stunning panorama overlooking the majestic river and rolling hills, you will be treated to buffet style cuisine featuring dishes from all four corners of the globe, with a spread of Thai, Chinese, French, Italian, and Indian cuisines for you to relish, and many dishes being prepared at live action counters before your very eyes.

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Café C
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A relaxed place to dine, Café C provides a la carte dinner and lunch options, all served alongside cocktails in a cosy and intimate setting that overlooks the flowing river and all of its idyllic charms.

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Activities and Entertainment

The facilities at Cinnamon Citadel ensure that you will be able to relax and rejuvenate in the luxurious and regal surroundings. With delightful dining, an outdoor swimming pool, a gym, and a host of indoor sports facilities, you will find everything you need.

The location of Cinnamon Citadel is ideal for adventurous activities. You can marvel in a scenic trek through stunning mountain landscapes, enjoy the sunrise at Adams Peak, a 7360 ft climb that provides unparalleled views of the surrounding area, or maybe spend a day at Victoria Golf Club, one of the most picturesque courses in the world. All within an idyllic hour walk you will find the Mahayyawa Grand Mosque, Royal Palace of Kandy, Temple of the Tooth (Sri Dalada Maligawa), Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue, the World Buddhist Museum, and Kandy Lake.


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