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Cinnamon Wild Yala

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
USD 225*
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

The hotel is located in very close proximity to the Yala national park, and its a nature lovers hotel. You could relax next to the pool with a lovely view of the small lake and during the dry season, most animals do visit the lake, and you could see most animals by staying within the hotel. Food served was exceptionally...

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The jungle chalet is the best location for a hideout stay. Staff is very supportive as they guide us through the threes to the room at dark. The chalet is complete with all the amenities and the proximity to the yala national park is less than 1km.

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

Dear Charith, Greetings from Cinnamon Wild Yala, We are glad that you had an enjoyable experience at Cinnamon Wild Yala and indulged in the facilities and Service offered in totality.. Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience and we hope to have the pleasure in welcoming you back in the future.

Lancashire, England
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed for 2 nights as part of our honeymoon and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The rooms, staff and food are expectational and it is clear to see how much effort goes in. The lake at the hotel is filled with crocs / water buffalo which you can see whilst lying at the pool and the resort is filled with...

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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 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.

Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This hotel is situated in the Yala forest and it's a nice getaway for nature lovers.. we really enjoyed the stay at this hotel and i rate the food as one of the best i had so far.. love the variety of food combinations they service for their customers.. The lake near the hotel is full of crocodiles and you...

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

Dear Shinaz, 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.

Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The place has a jungle feel to it. We had booked a chalet with two rooms alongside. The rooms were lovely having a feel of a log cabin in the heart of the jungle. This resort is situated right alongside the National park where there is a lot of wild life to be seen in and around the resort. We...

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

Dear Sunanda, 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.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel was absolutely fantastic, we booked a beach side cabin and it was absolutely stunning. Wildlife is everywhere, monkeys appearing by the pool, the lake opposite the hotel has a number or crocs and water buffalos, its all really stunning. The hotel setting is beautiful and the food was delicious as well. I would highly recommend it to anyone...

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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.

Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I recently stayed for three nights at this fabulous jungle lodge. The location and setting of this hotel is fabulous and makes for a very special safari experience. Room was very clean and comfortable with a large walk in shower/wet room. We were able to observe monkeys and wild boar from the comfort of our private decking....

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

Dear Ann, Greetings from Cinnamon Wild Yala, Thank you for your feedback following your stay at Cinnamon Wild. We are truly delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay with us and our warm hospitality. We eagerly look forward to having you with us again.

Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked this hotel as we wanted to experience the Yala area and see Elephants in the wild. We booked this hotel as it was in Yala and thought this would make it easier when we did early morning safaris. To be honest when we read the reviews on this hotel and the fact there was lots of wildlife and...

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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 your feedback following your stay at Cinnamon Wild. We are truly delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay with us and our warm hospitality. We eagerly look forward to having you with us again.

Colombo, null, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I travelled to cinnamon Wild Yala this Vesak weekend with my friends and husband. The place is just as I remembered it as a teenager when it used to be yala village. Many of the old markings were left behind which was quite nostalgic! The hotel has an amazing lake that is home to so many animals including a variety...

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Dear Iresha, Greetings from Cinnamon Wild Yala, Thank you for your feedback following your stay at Cinnamon Wild. We are truly delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay with us and our warm hospitality. We eagerly look forward to having you with us again.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived here after a long drive from Nuwara Eliya and were bowled over by the location and setting. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful during our two night visit. Would agree with a reviewer that as this hotel is remote a long stay may be limiting. The accommodation was in chalets clustered around the reception and main area....

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Dear Lynne, Greetings from Cinnamon Wild Yala, Thank you for your feedback following your stay at Cinnamon Wild. We are truly delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay with us and our warm hospitality. We eagerly look forward to having you with us again.

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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: $118 - $364 (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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