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Reviewed 26 September 2016

We stayed two nights in Cinnamon Wild Yala and It was by far the best experience we had. We booked for a Jungle room but during the check-in hotel was kind enough to upgrade us to a Beach chalet room. Room was few meters from the beach and the view from the room was just amazing. Rooms are elevated good...

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Indika D, Assistant Manager Operations at Cinnamon Wild Yala, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from Cinnamon Wild Yala. Thank you very much for the five star review posted following your satay and for making a tempting one for the readers. We are so delighted that you have enjoyed the stay with us.Complimenting remarks on the location, facilities, food & beverage, rooms and the overall service are highly encouraging. Here a special...

Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

It was a great place for nature lovers.. Loads of activities to be done .. The beach was a little away fm rooms but out of this world!!! Rooms were OK sized with luxury amenities.. Good spread of food in the buffet area...

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Indika D, Assistant Manager Operations at Cinnamon Wild Yala, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from Cinnamon Wild Yala. We are delighted with your feedback with a five-star rating on your stay at Cinnamon Wild Yala.Thank you for your time in writing a detailed review and your kind sentiments expressed. We are very pleased to know that the location, Rooms, abundant wild life, service and the Team Members contributed to make your...

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Even though the Yala Park was closed, our stay here was very enjoyable. There was enough wildlife to keep things interesting while the "tent" feel helped the safari vibe. We found the entire staff extremely friendly, even finding an elephant on the bed one day. It was evident that the staff understood what service meant. We stayed in several Cinnamon...

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Indika D, Assistant Manager Operations at Cinnamon Wild Yala, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from Cinnamon Wild Yala, Thank you very much for the five star review posted following your satay and for making a tempting one for the readers.We are glad that you had an enjoyable experience at Cinnamon Wild Yala and indulged in the facilities on offer in totality. Because the hotel is situated in the buffer zone and...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Regrettably, we really didn't enjoy our stay at Cinnamon Wild at all. Ironically it was the stay we were initially looking forward to most during our 16 nights holidaying and travelling around Sri Lanka. We had stayed at CINNAMON LODGE HABARANA which was less then half the price just days before and had the most incredible stay; their staff were...

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Indika D, Assistant Manager Operations at Cinnamon Wild Yala, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from Cinnamon Wild Yala, Thank you for your feedback following your recent stay with us. We regret any inconvenience that may have been caused to you during your stay with us.We thank you for the constructive feedback which is truly invaluable to us and we will certainly take the highlighted areas in to consideration for areas of...

Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for one night. Sadly Yala National Park was closed as it seems to be most Septembers but the hotel still had a lot of animals roaming around closeby - the view from the swimming pool had buffalo, deer, crocodiles and wild boar about 100m away. Great place to stay to feel close to the animals that live in...

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Indika D, Assistant Manager Operations 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 20 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed in Cinnamon Wild in September 2016. The hotel is located in the boundary of the Yala Natonal Park. Even though the park was closed we felt as if we are amid the park due to its superb location.We stayed in a beach Chalet which was in the edge of the forest facing the beach. Even though you cannot...

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Indika D, Assistant Manager Operations at Cinnamon Wild Yala, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from Cinnamon Wild Yala, We are delighted with your feedback with a five-star rating on your stay at Cinnamon Wild Yala.Thank you for your time in writing a detailed review and your kind sentiments expressed. We are very pleased to know that the location, Rooms, abundant wild life, service and the Team Members contributed to make your...

Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

A totally different experience, with lodges spread out through the jungle. Our lodge was very good, clean, comfortable and with the mod cons you would expect. Best of all was the balcony was a joy as we were regularly visited by wild life including a 15 strong troop of monkeys. The beach is only a short walk away and there...

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Indika D, Assistant Manager Operations at Cinnamon Wild Yala, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from Cinnamon Wild Yala. We would like to thank you for writing an encouraging review regarding your recent stay at the Cinnamon Wild and for recommending the hotel . We are glad that you had an enjoyable experience at Cinnamon Wild Yala and indulged in the facilities on offer in totality. Because the hotel is situated in...

Reviewed 19 September 2016

From the time we entered the property, we were treated like family. In fact, even though the staff and mgmt busy with departure and check in, the staff and Chef Nandana was there to greet everyone of us and welcome to their home. Chef Nanadana was juggling dual role. GM as well as Chef role. The outcome was just fabulous....

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Dear Guest, Greetings from Cinnamon Wild Yala. Thank you for the heartfelt remark. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed your experience at Cinnamon Wild Yala. We will assure to share your wonderful review with our team. Whilst thanking you for sharing your encouraging feedback we eagerly look forward to having you with us again for better moments and...

Gampaha, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 19 September 2016

A wonderful place to stay and enjoy. Had a Great time with Amila Uddika,Saminda Dissanayaka,Shehan Andrew Izzadeen and the Cinamon Wild Yala Staff.... . Thank you very for the great hospitality. We enjoyed a lot during our stay at the hotel. This hotel has a wonderful location for sightseeing and wildlife. Staff was so friendly, helpful, welcoming, and cheerful. I...

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Dear Guest, Greetings from Cinnamon Wild Yala. We are delighted with your feedback with a five-star rating on your stay at Cinnamon Wild Yala.Thank you for your time in writing a detailed review and your kind sentiments expressed. We are very pleased to know that the location, Rooms, abundant wild life, service and the Team Members contributed to make your...

Kent, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 September 2016

We stayed for two nights to explore Yala to hopefully see the elusive Leopard, and we got lucky! 3 leopards in one morning safari, beautiful creatures. We arrived at the hotel late and went straight for dinner (we were on full board). the food was good with plenty of choice of both Sri Lankan and Western. The rooms were lovely...

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Dear Guest, Greetings from Cinnamon Wild Yala, We are delighted with your feedback with a five-star rating on your stay at Cinnamon Wild Yala.Thank you for your time in writing a detailed review and your kind sentiments expressed. We are very pleased to know that the location, Rooms, abundant wild life, service and the Team Members contributed to make your...

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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, Sri Lanka (Formerly Chaaya Wild Yala)
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Kirinda
Price Range: €87 - €308 (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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