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Ali Olu Wala, Yala Road, Palatupana, Yala National Park 82600 Sri Lanka
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#5 of 14 Speciality lodging in Palatupana
Best deal compared to those around Yala National Park. The area around the Guesthouse is itself in the wild. You can see a lot of animals just by touring nearby in Jeep
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Free breakfast
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Dr.Harsha Bandara wrote a review Sep 2020
Colombo, Sri Lanka40 contributions24 helpful votes
visited Yala Wild House couple of months ago. very nice serene place to relax. Owner caretaker Priyantha provided a first class service. It was a different atmosphere enjoying jungle life. My family had a longer stay though mine was brief due to other commitments.
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Date of stay: July 2020
Room Tip: cottage type
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Samantha M wrote a review Jun 2020
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Visited on the first day the park opened after corona lockdown. The place has a simple beauty and authentic feel that cant be matched by other hotels nearby. The grounds with the daybeds/hammocks are so beautiful and relaxing and the general feel with birdsong and elephants trumpeting in the night time was all that we could have asked for. Rooms are spacious but simple and reflect the price, the food was plentiful and tasty and the general ambience from all the staff was very warm and friendly. Safari was well organised and easy to get into the park as the guesthouse is only 2km from the park entrance office. We cant recommend this place enough if you want a real family run place to stay and a real safari experience from start to finish. Priyantha and Suneth helped with everything and were amazing hosts. In every aspect its the perfect Yala experience!
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Date of stay: June 2020
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Mr BlueRL wrote a review Apr 2020
Leeds, United Kingdom245 contributions89 helpful votes
Our trip to Sri Lanka had so many highlights. The two stays we loved the most were when we became part of the family, and that's what happened here. We stayed at Yala Wild house at the end of February towards the end of the season. We were the only couple staying here in the huts, and that just meant we had the best experience. It's hard to know where to begin, and no words I write here will do justice to the incredible time we had here. We were so happy here each night it brought us to tears. This place is unique, thanks to the family that run it. Priyantha, the owner and former Sri Lankan soldier, is a legend. An actual legend. He took so much pride in everything he did and arranged for us. His food was fantastic and his evening drumming -amazing. Both nights we were there he and Thilakarathna and Premarathna treated us to music, singing and the local tipple. We had songs sung about our blue eyes, and it was just the best experience. We did two Safaris at Yala in our time there which was great. We saw everything but leopards! I have safaried in South Africa and Sri Lanka and still not seen a leopard. I am beginning to think they don't exist! Yala was great. It's a busy National park, and at times you do worry if all the jeeps are limiting your chances of seeing animals, but Premarathna was a kind and patient driver and left the crowds to show us a lot more. From our arrival, when the lovely Pasindu greeted us and throughout our stay thanks mainly to Suneth our every need and question was answered. The huts are basic but brilliant. Every morning I shared my shower with a few geckos, and at nighttime, we could hear the jungle creatures on the roof of our hut, but it all added to the experience. February is a great time to visit Sri Lanka. The peak season is over, and you end up staying at places on your own. I can not thank Priyantha enough for the incredible experience we had here. A little bit of my heart will remain forever in Yala Wild House, and I am confident that one day we will go back.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Room Tip: Just book it, you won't regret it
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ewen wrote a review Mar 2020
United Kingdom1 contribution
We are a family of four and really enjoyed our two night stay...it was the highlight of our trip to Sri Lanka...the huts are basic but comfortable , don't expect five star luxury but our hosts were exceptionally welcoming . Food excellent and we enjoyed walking tours around nearby temples and into the bush with the owners family guiding us..the impromptu musical evening was great fun. V enjoyable safari with jeep to ourselves saw leopard twice.V squeamish travellers about insects and frogs might be less happy than we were
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Asanka S wrote a review Jan 2020
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The staff here is fantastic. Very helpful and welcoming. We were looked after very well. Loved the super natural location even though it is a little far from town but the stay was superb. We much preferred to stay outside the town and close to yala, so this was ideal. Both the buffet breakfast and dinner in the hotel were delicious!! Overall it is excellent value, mud rooms are nice and cool, very clean and you get towels, toilet roll etc.. Relaxing place to stay in nature!!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$33 - US$161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Sri LankaYala National ParkPalatupana
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Frequently Asked Questions about Yala Wild House
What are some of the property amenities at Yala Wild House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Yala Wild House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Yala Wild House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Yala Wild House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Yala Peace Cottage Restaurant, Aqua House Seafood Restaurant & Hotel, and The Restaurant.
Does Yala Wild House have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Yala Wild House offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Yala Wild House?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Is Yala Wild House accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.