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suffolk
Reviewed 4 March 2016 via mobile

We stayed here six years ago and wanted to return as it was a great experience, a mistake from reception to dining it is all downhill. No friendly welcome, too many staff in reception so they all ignore you, a hotel which loves groups two of over 30 in each when we were there. They claim now to be five...

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Poole, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 March 2016

What an amazing place. Can't imagine there is anywhere better to stay in Yalla. From the moment we arrived, met by helpful, friendly, professional staff and shown to our jungle chalet, we could not have been happier. Wildlife is all around you, at night once it is dark you ring for a Porter to collect you from your chalet to...

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Shehan2014, Public Relations 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 Yala. We are indeed pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. Because the hotel is situated in the buffer zone and is in close proximity with the Yala National park hence wild life roams the hotel premises at...

Presteigne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 March 2016 via mobile

After our initial apprehension of staying within the boundaries of the wildlife park, especially when we were told on arrival that we couldn't leave our lodge unaccompanied at night because of the wild animals(!) and the lizards on the walls of our room when we arrived there, followed by a wild boar outside the lodge, we actually had a great...

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Shehan2014, Public Relations 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 Yala. We are indeed pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. Because the hotel is situated in the buffer zone and is in close proximity with the Yala National park hence wild life roams the hotel premises at...

Yeovil
Reviewed 4 March 2016

Spent 3 nights here with a group tour and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Delightful staff, excellent choice of foods, lovely lodges in the superb grounds. Plenty of wildlife/birds to watch. Never managed to read my book.

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Shehan2014, Public Relations 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 Yala. We are indeed pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. Because the hotel is situated in the buffer zone and is in close proximity with the Yala National park hence wild life roams the hotel premises at...

Tissamaharama, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 3 March 2016 via mobile

I visited this place with my friends .this is superb place which i ever seen in yala wild . Lovly accomadation . This is important place who love to see yala national park.Highly recommanded place in yala.

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Dear Guest, Greetings from Cinnamon Wild Yala, Thank you for sharing your feedback following your stay at Cinnamon Wild Yala. We are indeed pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. And because the hotel is situated in the buffer zone and is in close proximity with the Yala National park hence wild life roams the hotel premises...

Edinburgh
Reviewed 2 March 2016 via mobile

Stayed 2 nights here during our tour of Sri Lanka. This is our second visit to Yala and this hotel is one of the best in the area. It is the closest to the National Park so makes it very easy for going on safari. All the rooms are bungalow style, well equipped and furnished, staff are pleasant and helpful...

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Dear Guest, Greetings from Cinnamon Wild Yala, Thank you for sharing your feedback following your stay at Cinnamon Wild Yala. We are indeed pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. Because the hotel is situated in the buffer zone and is in close proximity with the Yala National park hence wild life roams the hotel premises at...

Wadhurst, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 March 2016

Cinnamon Wild,Yala,Sri Lanka.Our accomodation here was a very comfortable 'Jungle Chalet' which really surprised us.Very professionally laid out,and within a stone's throw from the main dining area.There were a number of 'wild animals' wandering around at times,but we never really saw many at all.A land monitor,Elephants,a couple of crocodiles(in the water!) some rare birds etc.

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Dear Guest, Greetings from Cinnamon Wild Yala, Thank you for sharing your feedback following your stay at Cinnamon Wild Yala. We are indeed pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. Because the hotel is situated in the buffer zone and is in close proximity with the Yala National park hence wild life roams the hotel premises at...

Teddington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 March 2016

We stayed 3 nights at this place. We found the lodge/ resort well run and with pleasant staff. The cabins were nicely equipped, clean and with large bathrooms and a comfortable, mosquito netted bed - replete with interesting towel sculptures every night ! The breakfasts were excellent and the buffet dinners perfectly acceptable given the large number of guests present....

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Dear Guest, Greetings from Cinnamon Wild Yala, Thank you for sharing your feedback following your stay at Cinnamon Wild Yala. We are indeed pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. Because the hotel is situated in the buffer zone and is in close proximity with the Yala National park hence wild life roams the hotel premises at...

Woking
Reviewed 1 March 2016

We stayed here three nights and found the hotel staff very organised and welcoming. As soon as we arrived (hot and tired) we were greeted by cool towels and asked to sit in the pleasant open reception area overlooking the pool and lagoon. Spectacular setting to arrive into. We stayed in an amazing circular lodge which was kept beautifully clean...

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Dear Guest, Greetings from Cinnamon Wild Yala, Thank you for sharing your feedback following your stay at Cinnamon Wild Yala. We are indeed pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. Because the hotel is situated in the buffer zone and is in close proximity with the Yala National park hence wild life roams the hotel premises at...

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

We experienced more attentive Cinnamon staff at Kandy and the Yala staff were on a par with Chaaya Village in Habarana. OK but not much more. However the room was attractive and the food, though unexceptional, was good. The pool was busy as a cooling off place - it is not designed for the serious swimmer - and its location...

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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 

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Address: P.O. Box 1, Kirinda, Sri Lanka (Formerly Chaaya Wild Yala)
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Kirinda
Price Range: €115 - €276 (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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“It is individual bungalows so other than distance from reception I doubt there would be much to chose”
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“If you do not want to climb steps to your room, then do not get Beach chalets as they are on stilts. We found Jungle chalets are excellent.”
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“They all seem spread out. They insist on a guide to escort you to and from rooms at night in case of attack”
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“You get what you pay for”
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“The beach chalets have a balcony overlooking the ocean. Very tranquil. Jungle chalets are a little claustrophobic.”
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