The Chaaya chain of hotels has a reputation for high standard impressive hotels in the region and has definitely been in the limelight for its endeavors. Cinnamon Citadel Kandy is a tribute to the natural stronghold of the hill capital providing guests with a sense of majesty and serenity entwined with the historical background of the Kandyans since it's no secret that arts and culture play a huge role in Sri Lanka.
Built as a tribute to the historical hill capital of Kandy, Chaaya Citadel is a true haven of peace and tranquillity surrounded by nature. Kandy is about a 3 hour drive from Colombo while there are many transport options that you can use to get there. The central train station and the bus station are located at the Kandy city hence providing you with transport services to many parts of the island without hassle.
Chaaya Citadell in Kandy offers elegantly furnished 97 air-conditioned superior rooms and 24 spacious luxury air-conditioned deluxe rooms. The superior rooms have beautiful views of the river and are fully furnished with luxurious amenities and hand woven wall hangings. Facilities include a well stocked mini bar, cable television, glass shower cubical, hair dryer and complimentary toiletries as well as complimentary tea/coffee making facilities. The rooms also consist of a balcony with outdoor style seating.Overlooking the river, the deluxe rooms feature themes inspired by the cultural background of Kandy. With queen size beds and exquisite Kandyan ornamentations, each room consists of a sitting area that includes a built in couch and coffee table. Other facilities include a balcony with outdoor seating, a well stocked mini bar, a large bath, glass shower cubical, bathrobes and bathroom slippers, complimentary toiletries, cable television, a DVD player and complimentary tea coffee making facilities.
Wide arrays of facilities are provided for the guests at Cinnamon Citadel Kandy that includes a spacious restaurant on the first floor of the main wing of the hotel. This Vil Eliya Restaurant as it is named, offers a wide choice of buffet style dining choices at all mealtimes. For a more fine dining experience, the Mahaweli Eliya restaurant offers an authentic Kandyan cuisine that includes a delightful choice of A la Carte menus. This restaurant also includes a bar. The Giri Sikara Lounge and Bar is an open lounge bar where guests have the opportunity to enjoy cocktails, mock tails at any time of the day as well as local and imported spirits which are available on request. Giri Sikara also features live entertainment in the night. The Pool bar is a fabulous place to sip a drink and enjoy the view that surrounds the hotel. Recreation facilities at the hotel includes a swimming pool with a kiddies area, a wide terrace to sun bathe and indoor games such as billiards, snooker and table tennis.
While enjoying your holiday at Chaaya Citadel you can make many excursions to a number of sites. You can start off with ancient temples such as Gadaladeniya and Lankathilake as well as the Ambekke shrine. A visit to the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic will leave you awestruck with the numbers of devotees who gather daily to worship the shrine. You can enjoy scenic treks along the Knuckles Range and maybe a day out at the Victoria Golf Club experiencing golf in a whole new picturesque setting.