lankan chronicles: cinnamon citadel

it was raining hard when i left sigiriya and had to take two separate buses going back to kandy.  i took another bus from dambulla which was jampacked and i was standing almost half of the time during the ride.  it wasn’t a new experience anyway, have done it numerous times when i was in college in manila.

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i booked for a night stay online at a riverside hotel resort in kandy, cinnamon citadel.

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it was a few minutes ride by tuktuk from the temple of the tooth to reach the citadel.

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i was welcomed with a smile from the resort staff and was offered a seat and a cold drink at the lobby to fill up some information.  the lady who was assisting me asked on how many days have i been staying in sri lanka – i told her a few days and somehow it has been an enjoyable visit and my overnight stay at their hotel is sort of a reward for myself.

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there is a pool bar and this area became very busy at night with guests.

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i wanted to bring this home, i think it’s a candle holder.

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looks like an artifact.

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stairs going up to their buffet-style restaurant, panorama.

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the door to my room.

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i have actually requested a single queen bed but was unavailable.  but still, i loved the interiors.

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plush beddings.

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modern furnishings.

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simple but sophisticated.

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wi-fi is available and free of charge.

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the toilet and bath.

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these lights made me feel like i was inside a studio.

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bathroom toiletries.

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another view of the room, the interiors a mix of red hues and mustard.

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i noticed that i haven’t had lunch ant it was past 2 in the afternoon.  called room service and ordered a tuna sandwich.

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the rain stopped and i was able to go outside, my room is the one in the middle which offers a river view.

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the mahaweli river.

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i walked to check on the surroundings of the property.

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manicured garden.

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well maintained facilities.

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took a short nap and by night time went out to have dinner at one of their restaurants, café c.

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restaurant offers the view of the outdoor pool.

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the place looked empty, i even thought it was closed, hehe.

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a waiter appeared and offered me the menu.

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i ordered the kandyan style – regional glee.

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the dish did not gave me a good first impression but it was delicious so . . i ate everything!

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the outdoor pool illuminated with lights.

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there were a lot of guests in the bar.

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the reception.

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a part of their lobby.  talk about space!  those are woven fabric on the wall.

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the main entrance.

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cinnamon citadel kandy was awarded a certificate of excellence by tripadvisor.

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