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Cinnamon Wild Yala

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

this hotel is situated 10 mins from the yala national park...the food was very good..the rooms are in chalets in the garden....they were spacious and clean.......walkways are lit up on the path ways.... the highlite of an evening was...a very large elephant use to walk around the chalets...of course it was his territory and they have built on it......a ranger...

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Sydney
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

If you're interested in seeing wildlife then this is the place to stay. We stayed in what was described as a beach cabin which is on stilts just off the beach - it was lovely accommodation. Fresh flowers arranged on the bed and chocolates plus fresh fruit in the room. You are literally surrounded by wildlife here (wild boar, monkeys,...

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed there for two nights and regretted it. One night would have sufficed as outside of going on a safari for a couple of hours there is absolutely nothing else going on in either the hotel or the area. The service was not that of a luxury resort with average time for a bottle of water at the pool...

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Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed here one night and enjoyed the location, and the fact that the huts were in the middle of the park with monkeys playing in the trees right next to our patio. It was fun that the pool area was leading on to a watering hole/lake, where it was possible to see buffalos bathing and crocodiles hanging around. But...

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Suffolk, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was our second two night stay whilst on safari in Yala. The hotel is very close to the National Park and provides a comfortable and relaxing base between safaris. Being so close to Yala there is plenty of wildlife in the hotel grounds. Monkeys, wild boar, giant squirrels, a variety of birds, an elephant and crocodiles in the lake...

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Asfaq M, Front Office Manager at Cinnamon Wild Yala, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from Cinnamon Wild Yala, Thank you for sharing your feedback following your stay at Cinnamon Wild. We are indeed pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. While thanking you for staying with us, we certainly hope to welcome you back at our resort for yet another memorable stay.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed here for 2 nights, and before going on a safari we spotted a leopard on our way to the hotel! Loads of wildlife to see around the hotel grounds, mostly just poolside, including crocodiles on the lake which you can see from the hotel pool, grey langurs climbing the trees and drinking water from the swimming pool, wild...

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Asfaq M, Front Office Manager at Cinnamon Wild Yala, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from Cinnamon Wild Yala, Thank you for sharing your feedback following your stay at Cinnamon Wild. We are indeed pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. While thanking you for staying with us, we certainly hope to welcome you back at our resort for yet another memorable stay.

Toronto
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Convenient place to stay for taking evening or morning safaris in Yala National Park. They have nice chalets spread throughout the grounds but require you to call for an escort after dark. One cannot help feeling that this is just a mechanism for getting guests to tip because the staff person doesn’t have anything with him to ward off wild...

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Asfaq M, Front Office Manager at Cinnamon Wild Yala, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from Cinnamon Wild Yala, Thank you for sharing your review on Trip Advisor following your recent stay with us. Constructive criticism is always appreciated as it helps us to better our product and service offerings, so we thank you sincerely for sharing your honest feedback which is deemed invaluable to us. We will certainly be considered as...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutly a good place to stay if you are doing a safari in Yala. Good size cabanas or rooms faceing towards the Beach. Pool and sunbeds 😀 At the rooftop bar you can enjoy the Starlit sky after buffet Dinner or ala carte. Hotel most suitable for Adults.

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Dear Guest, Greetings from Cinnamon Wild Yala, Thank you for your feedback following your recent stay at Cinnamon Wild. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. Whilst thanking you for sharing your positive feedback we eagerly look forward to having you with us again

Keswick, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hotel is just on the edge of the national park - on the drive to the hotel itself we met an elephant and the experience carries on like this. We had monkeys running over our chalet roof - magical. The chalet was lovely, the food was good - would fully recommend a stay in the wild.

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Dear Guest, Greetings from Cinnamon Wild Yala, Thank you for your feedback following your stay at Cinnamon Wild. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. We eagerly look forward to welcoming you back at our resort for yet another memorable stay.

Wells, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed two nights as part of a group tour. Lodge consists of a main restaurant/reception complex with accommodation in chalets around the grounds. The whole site is right by the sea and has direct access to the beach - although swimming off this coast is not advisable. Crocodiles and much bird life inhabit the lagoon which is no more than...

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Dear Guest, Greetings from Cinnamon Wild Yala, Thank you for your feedback following your stay at Cinnamon Wild. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. We eagerly look forward to welcoming you back at our resort for yet another memorable stay.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Cinnamon Wild after undergoing a brand enhancement is more than a resort; it is an extension of the Yala National park and is intended to be part of the National park. It is designed to represent rustic luxury, resembling a game lodge. Cinnamon Wild Yala exceeds guest expectations with interiors that give the camp look and feel, embedded with large trunk boxes, old vintage furniture, director's chairs and indigenous artwork. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cinnamon Wild Yala

Address: P.O. Box 1, Kirinda 82614, Sri Lanka (Formerly Chaaya Wild Yala)
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Kirinda
Price Range: €97 - €245 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Cinnamon Wild Yala 4*
Number of rooms: 68
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Also Known As:
Chaaya Wild Yala Hotel Kirinda
Yala Village Kirinda
Yala Village Hotel Kirinda
Cinnamon Wild Yala Sri Lanka/Kirinda
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“need to speak to your agent”
 of 5 bubbles 533bella70, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“To us, it looked like the more expensive beach huts didnt get much beach view. There were bushes right in front of them.”
 of 5 bubbles cathadk, 18 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Get a room close to the pool”
 of 5 bubbles davidpiper11, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room close to the main reception otherwise you have to get escorts in the dark.”
 of 5 bubbles daffodilspring, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Chalets furthest from the main complex will probably yield best wildlife encounters!”
 of 5 bubbles S1184UZmichaeld, 12 Mar 2017 | Read review
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