Cinnamon Bey

Sri Lanka, Indian Ocean

The hotel

All the delights of contemporary living with the gorgeous natural beauty of southwest Sri Lanka are combined at Cinnamon Bey. This modern resort is an all inclusive haven that promises as many relaxing spa treatments as dining hang-outs, with no fewer than six eating areas from where to sate your senses. Thanks to the location right on a coral-studded shoreline, you can enjoy views of both the bay and the beach. If you prefer pampering on an even more therapeutic level, the Azmaara Spa is packed full of wraps, scrubs and manicures, as well as marvellous massage options. If you fancy exploring further afield, then there are a whole host of things to see and do, including a turtle hatchery and the UNESCO protected Galle Fort.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Situated on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka, near the town of Beruwala, famed for its ancient mosque and golden beach that stretches along the coast for miles. Transfer time from Colombo International Airport: 2 hours.

Hotel information

200 rooms. All with air-conditioning, terrace/balcony and sea view, cable TV, WiFi Internet access, telephone, tea/coffee-making facilities, mini-bar, safe, hairdryer, iron and board. Superior Rooms overlook the gardens and ocean beyond, and have 1 queen-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

All-Inclusive of: Breakfast, lunch and dinner on a dine-around basis in selected restaurants. Breakfast is served at Büfe, the main buffet restaurant. Lunch is at Büfe, Fire (salads, pizzas, burgers and sandwiches), Ice (special menu including 3 salads and 5 snacks). Dinner at Büfe and Fire (some dining is outside and therefore subject to weather conditions). Salmon Steak, Steak Menu and Foie Gras is not included in the package. Drinks served during meal times include tea and coffee, local soft drinks, bottled house water, house wine by the glass and local draught beer. Outside of meal times, drinks are available at ICE - Pool bar (10:00am–11:00pm) and at Grain Bar & Lounge (4:00pm–midnight) and include all soft drinks, water and canned juices, local spirits, local draft beer, a selection of cocktails and mocktails. Daily snacks are also included at the Coffee Shop and ICE Pool Bar at set times and include selected salads and sandwiches.

Please note: The All Inclusive package will cease at midday on your date of departure. Some premium items are not included and will be charged locally, including lobster, Australian beef and foie gras. Champagne, wines by the bottle, imported drinks, mini-bar items, diet drinks and spa treatments, plus food promotions, cocktail promotions or any other promotions, are also not included. Due to the strict Sri Lankan excise regulations, once a month on 'Full Moon Poya Day' the hotel will not be able to serve any alcoholic beverages.

Deluxe Rooms are larger and are located in a separate wing with a balcony or terrace overlooking the deluxe pool which has a dedicated bar and restaurant. Rooms have 1 queen-size bed and sleep maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Suites are the largest guest rooms and are located on the top floor. They feature a separate living and dining room, kitchenette and private plunge pool on the balcony, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Büfe (Asian and Continental cuisine, open for buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner), Fire (steaks, burgers, pizzas, seafood and teppanyaki, open for à la carte lunch and dinner), Mezz² (Arabic cuisine, open for dinner and late-night drinks), RAW (seafood and sushi, open for dinner), 800 Degrees (poolside snack bar), Rock Salt (International cuisine, open for dinner). Grain Bar and Lounge (vodkas and wine). I.C.E Ice Cream Bar*. 2 swimming pools (1 for exclusive use of Deluxe Room and Suite guests) and a kids' pool. Azmaara Spa* (massages and body treatments). Gym. Complimentary WiFi.

*Denotes local charge. 

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Aug 20, 2019 Deborah M Colombo, Sri Lanka

Cinnamon Bey hote is really good. Lovely beach, good variety of food. There separate pools for kids also and a playing area the most I like for kids spacious. Children can relax also. The girl Thamasha who is taking care of the children so friendly and caring. ** Please put some soft music to that area and the long pond can make it as a pool… Read more
Cinnamon Bey hote is really good. Lovely beach, good variety of food. There separate pools for kids also and a playing area the most I like for kids spacious. Children can relax also. The girl Thamasha who is taking care of the children so friendly and caring. ** Please put some soft music to that area and the long pond can make it as a pool then the children will have more fun☺😎 * I like Cinnamon Bey. Keep it up the good work. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating True five star service at a cozy resort

Aug 20, 2019 jiffryi Albany, New York

Check in was a bit crazy with huge crowds checking in and out leading to a bit of a wait. But Malsha at front office went above and beyond to make the check in process for our large family group (with multiple rooms) seamless. From here onward, Malsha(and many other employees) provided us with superior service in many different aspects. All staff… Read more
Check in was a bit crazy with huge crowds checking in and out leading to a bit of a wait. But Malsha at front office went above and beyond to make the check in process for our large family group (with multiple rooms) seamless. From here onward, Malsha(and many other employees) provided us with superior service in many different aspects. All staff are very kind and happy to make our stay comfortable. Rooms were large with tall ceilings and well equipped. Beds were very comfortable. The ground floor room had a nice patio leading to the garden. I am not much of a foodie when it comes to buffet meals but hats off to Chef Julindra and his team for preparing an eclectic spread of international dishes for all 3 meals. I of course savored the variety of Sri Lankan dishes from all corners of the island. The cooking stations were many and had many choices of made to order dishes. The healthy organic juice choices at breakfast is worth a mention. Overall our extended family had a memorable and relaxing vacation where kids to adults enjoyed our stay in many different ways. Thank you to the friendly staff at Cinnamon Bey. Keep up the excellent work and we shall be back. Read less
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Aug 19, 2019 chamalthecamel Columbia, South Carolina

It does have good deals but it gets packed when that happens. some rooms are located really far away as well so be mindful. Food is actually not bad and the staff is very friendly. It also has a nice pool
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Busy busy 5* weekend, good hotel

Aug 18, 2019 Eloveed

Spent two days during a weekend and it,s .so much busy there and well occupied. Overall we enjoyed our stay with good food staff trying their the best to make us feel good about everything. Pool is my favourite and food at their Indian restaurant. Service can be slow over weekend not bad though. Helpful staff with smiles and large garden. This is… Read more
Spent two days during a weekend and it,s .so much busy there and well occupied. Overall we enjoyed our stay with good food staff trying their the best to make us feel good about everything. Pool is my favourite and food at their Indian restaurant. Service can be slow over weekend not bad though. Helpful staff with smiles and large garden. This is our favourite hotel and always want to come back. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Terrible stay!

Aug 17, 2019 373shiranm Colombo, Sri Lanka

Been here a few times .. last 2 visits were very good ... service staff are very helpful (housekeeping,waiters etc) but the staff supervisory level and above, are either incompetent or just not bothered . Before checking in i called twice to verify the booking of 4 rooms was confirmed as they couldn’t locate one of the bookings ...was put on… Read more
Been here a few times .. last 2 visits were very good ... service staff are very helpful (housekeeping,waiters etc) but the staff supervisory level and above, are either incompetent or just not bothered . Before checking in i called twice to verify the booking of 4 rooms was confirmed as they couldn’t locate one of the bookings ...was put on hold twice and no one ever answered.. emailed them and they replied after I checked in. Was woken at 730am so was our 2 year old As there was a stage set up just outside the rooms and a band was doing a sound check at full volume 0730 in the morning ! And also the power kept tripping.. we were told because of the power demand from the sound system! Blaring music went on for several hours from 11 am onwards The hotel should have the decency to inform guests ahead if such a function is planned as it was a full concert sound set up Most stressful hotel room I have ever paid for ! Disgusting! Read less