The Cinnamon Citadel Kandy is constructed in the place of the former Dunuvila Wallawwa, the ancestral home of the Dunivila family, who were one of the King's Ministers. As the legend goes, the King of Kandy would make it a point to break journey at this very location whenever he passed by in his boat. It is said that he did not simply stop to rest, but to bathe in the river and spend some time at the Wallawwa.
Today the 24 deluxe rooms and 97 superior rooms underwent renovation in 2012 along with the public areas and offer a good standard 4* accommodation, in a peaceful setting just outside the centre of Kandy. All rooms have balconies with river or garden views. The in room amenities include A/C, overhead fans, satellite TV, tea/coffee making and safe.
The hotel has a good range of facilities allowing time to relax whilst staying in Kandy including a two restaurants, pool, billiards, table tennis and sun bathing decks and conference rooms. There are extensive grounds and for those looking to play golf, excursions to the Victoria golf course can be arranged.
This is a good value for money option for guests looking to stay close to Kandy.