We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Cinnabar Resort

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Management photos
Cinnabar Resort
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"]},"containerClass":null,"scriptFlags":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

219 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 119: English reviews
Newcastle, Australia
Level Contributor
8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cinnabar is in a beautiful location right on the beach in Tangalle. The rooms are open air tree houses or alternatively bungalows. We had a rustic treehouse which seemed to recently have been built. This was so quaint and cute we loved it, there were however a lot of bugs at night which consequently lead to waking up with a... More 

Helpful?
Thank B_Sheriff
Level Contributor
9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A really lovely little resort. The budget double room was cute, clean and spacious with a nice bathroom and hot water. The staff were super friendly and helpful and went out of their way to make your stay great. The food in the restaurant was good. The beach was fab and although not great for swimming you didn't have to... More 

Helpful?
Thank Samantha M
Oman
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Nice location on rugged sandy/rocky beach a couple of kilometres out of town. The sea here is too rough for safe swimming but you only have a ten minute walk along the beach to find a good spot for a dip. Great staff looked after us really well throughout our stay, including transport and advice on places to visit etc... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Robert B
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Very good location, very good people and food the place near the beach and very clean We stay 4 nights and its was really good time The stuff very good warm people and help any tou need its was a expirience to leave there

Helpful?
1 Thank Nadavvvv
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Level Contributor
15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

We have stayed a few days at the Cinnabar Resort. I loved this resort and until now it is the best place i have been in Sri Lanka! Everywhere hammocks, relax sittings possibilities. Very relaxing atmosphere.

Helpful?
1 Thank Ahimsa_Jain
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
43 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

We were looking for a place to spend the last days of our holidays and totally relax; and it was perfect! We stayed here for 5 days. We booked one day upon arrival and by luck we were appointed the treehouse with seeview. The treehouse is great, even with a small balcony with a hammock overlooking the sea. If you... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Floris M
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
14 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

We loved staying at the Cinnabar Resort. We stayed in one of the treehouse bungalows. The tree house was too rustic and basic for us but we loved the bungalow. It was still rustic with good facilities . A large room with insect cover and a large bathroom. We had a lovely large deck with a day bed to relax... More 

Helpful?
3 Thank holidayaway58
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed in a house tree and it was perfect! Very clean and new. In the restaurant the food and the breakfast was execellent!!!! The service was kind and friendly!! And the prices really reasonable!!

Helpful?
2 Thank Lidia C
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016

My friend and I loved staying at this beautiful place. It was amazing. Everything truly perfect. Originally we only wanted to stay 2 days, but we ended up staying until the end for a total of 8 days! It was an amazing adventure staying in the tree house which was very modern and had a nice bathroom, also the beds... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Chantal C
March, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

What a stunning resort. We arrived without booking and were shown a selection of both tree houses and bungalows. All were beautifully finished, spacious and clean. Prices we were offered at first did seem very high for Sri Lanka, but we managed to barter down to around $20 a night for one of the bungalows. Food is a little on... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Knocksy

321 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (321)
Viewed
Dining (27)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (46)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (36)
Viewed
Room/Suite (28)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (2)
Viewed
View from Room (5)
Viewed
Bathroom (7)
Viewed
Other (170)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Tangalle hotels
2.7 km away
Nuga Eden Villa Tangalle
Nuga Eden Villa Tangalle
#6 of 14 in Tangalle
289 reviews
4.5 km away
Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort
4.7 km away
Palm Paradise Cabanas
Palm Paradise Cabanas
#3 of 14 in Tangalle
562 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.4 km away
Ganesh Garden Cabanas
Ganesh Garden Cabanas
#8 of 86 in Tangalle
372 reviews
0.3 km away
Serein Beach Hotel
Serein Beach Hotel
#2 of 77 in Tangalle
116 reviews
1.5 km away
Mangrove Beach Cabanas & Chalets
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )

Additional Information about Cinnabar Resort

Address: Marakolliya Beach | Medilla, Tangalle 82200, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Tangalle
Price Range: RM165 - RM496 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Agoda, Booking.com and Priceline so you can book your Cinnabar Resort reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Cinnabar Resort staff and other travellers.
6 questions
Ask a question
Scotland, United Kingdom
Beijing, China
over a year ago

See all questions (6)

Questions? Get answers from Cinnabar Resort staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“The Tree-Houses are AMAZING”
 of 5 bubbles chantalc59, 16 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Treehouse (but not the small one right on the beach)”
 of 5 bubbles 54brentonp, 27 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Tree house has best view but it is a rickety ladder to get up.”
 of 5 bubbles 153kristinj, 17 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Website isn't clear about rooms. Cabanas at ground level classed as 'standard' and several 'treehouse' cabanas/deluxe not just one.”
 of 5 bubbles kateandmike2015, 17 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Ground floor chalet has outdoor shower, treehouses have better views”
 of 5 bubbles cherylcasteling, 11 Oct 2015 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay