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.
i booked for a night stay online at a riverside hotel resort in kandy, cinnamon citadel.
it was a few minutes ride by tuktuk from the temple of the tooth to reach the citadel.
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.
there is a pool bar and this area became very busy at night with guests.
i wanted to bring this home, i think it’s a candle holder.
looks like an artifact.
stairs going up to their buffet-style restaurant, panorama.
the door to my room.
i have actually requested a single queen bed but was unavailable. but still, i loved the interiors.
simple but sophisticated.
wi-fi is available and free of charge.
the toilet and bath.
these lights made me feel like i was inside a studio.
another view of the room, the interiors a mix of red hues and mustard.
i noticed that i haven’t had lunch ant it was past 2 in the afternoon. called room service and ordered a tuna sandwich.
the rain stopped and i was able to go outside, my room is the one in the middle which offers a river view.
the mahaweli river.
i walked to check on the surroundings of the property.
well maintained facilities.
took a short nap and by night time went out to have dinner at one of their restaurants, café c.
restaurant offers the view of the outdoor pool.
the place looked empty, i even thought it was closed, hehe.
a waiter appeared and offered me the menu.
i ordered the kandyan style – regional glee.
the dish did not gave me a good first impression but it was delicious so . . i ate everything!
the outdoor pool illuminated with lights.
there were a lot of guests in the bar.
a part of their lobby. talk about space! those are woven fabric on the wall.
the main entrance.
cinnamon citadel kandy was awarded a certificate of excellence by tripadvisor.