Cinnamon Citadel is a freshly refurbished property just over half an hour from Kandy; it’s bigger than all our other hotels in Kandy with 119 rooms. This makes it good for families as there’s a nice big pool. The property boasts the most glorious views of the Mahaweli River and the surrounding luminous greenery, it also offers fantastic facilities and rooms at a good price. The rooms are fresh and clean but expect traditional furnishings with terracotta tiles and spice coloured soft furnishings. This makes them feel warm and cosy and makes a nice change from the more modern rooms found in hotels of this calibre. All rooms have either a view of the garden, the pool or the river. The Panorama Restaurant is the main place to dine; it’s aptly named as its views are wonderful. For more fine dining, a-la-carte, options there’s Cafe C as well. We feel this is a good value option for those looking for more facilities and value for money.