I’ve had the pleasure of staying at many Cinnamon hotels and resorts around Sri Lanka, but nothing prepared me for my experience at Cinnamon Bey Beruwala, just an hour south of Colombo.
My stay at the resort started with the brand new luxury wing experience, where I checked in at leisure, whilst sipping on a welcome drink and enjoying panoramic views of the Indian Ocean.
This was followed by a designated Cinnamon Storyteller who escorted me into the property, narrating an enchanting tale of Beruwala’s rich heritage, the history of the property and the significance of its architecture.
One of the main highlights of the new wing is the Luxury Lounge, which doubles up as an entertainment hub as well as a quiet retreat for those who are staying there. If you would like to relax with a drink, after an express check in, there is an exclusive bar as well as intimate library space and a pool table, of which I thoroughly enjoyed a good game.
All Deluxe Rooms and Suites are fully equipped with luxury bedding, high quality bed and bath linens, 42-inch widescreen TVs, handy tea and coffee-making units and a range of other fine amenities. And if that sounds impressive, the Luxury Wing also has direct access to a dedicated pool area that overlooks the ocean.
If you would like to spoil yourself with a private balcony and a plunge pool, The Paradise Suites – the hotel’s highest room category built upon the hotel’s highest point of elevation – is a definite must do!
My favourite experience was the lavish high tea service, which was followed by rounds of sunset cocktails.
Breakfast at the Fire Restaurant was a culinary experience in itself, where I experienced a mix of asian and continental cuisine, exclusively for us luxury wing guests. Indeed it was a feast!
Food aside, my stay at Cinnamon Bey Beruwala was definitely memorable. What impressed me the most was the impeccable personalized service, comfortable stay at the hotel and the views of the sweeping ocean and sunset vistas – perfect for capturing those instagrammable moments.