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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This hotel has been the best of our trip so far in Sri Lanka. It is a brilliant setting, watching the crocodiles, water buffalo and monkeys whilst sun bathing at the pool is a great experience. The standard of food is high with a really good selection on the buffet and other experiences you just can't get else where. If... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed the hotel, plenty of wildlife in the hotel grounds ,we had a herd of wild boars come through the lobby. Crocodiles were watching us from the lake 200 yards from the pool. Nice bungalows, two units per building. Had breakfast with a large white squirrel.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

So as part of our honeymoon tour this was stop number four. My Mum stayed here a few years ago and recommended it, the place was exactly as we expected and We could not fault it. The hotel is on the edge of Yala NAtional Park so it's 5mins to get into the reserve by jeep. The main hub of... More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The rooms are great. Now to the bigger picture. Everything is expensive. Safari of 2.5 to 3 hrs is $90 USD per person. Water with your meal is extra. Beer expensive. Drinks more expensive and little alcohol if any. Food is edible but that's about it. The final straw? I don't care what you paid to get here it will... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We did not enjoy our two nights at Cinnamon Wild at all and would NOT recommend it. Some of the staff are nice - eg the security guy who walked us back to our room one night and asked if we'd had turn down service, when we didn't know he asked if he could come up, and then proceeded to... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The GRO who did the check in was really sincere The room was great the food was awesome love the surroundings was able to see some wild life while there it was refreshing Wish you all the best keep up the positives!!

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Shehan2014, Public Relations Manager 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. 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 is in... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for two nights. Very nice and friendly staff. A cool place to stay really close to the animals living in the wild (we saw crocodiles, water buffaloes and wild pigs from the hotel). The food was a bit disappointing though. Since everything is outside (also the food) there were a lot of flies around the breakfast and lunch... More 

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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 your feedback following your recent stay with us. It was great to hear that you had an enjoyable experience till the end at Cinnamon Wild Yala and indulged in the facilities on offer in totality. However we regret any inconvenience that may have been caused to you during your stay... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want peace and quiet in a natural setting then cinnamon wild is great. The welcome was warm from staff and we were quickly told about dining options available. However, they were not pushy in trying to persuade us to book a dining experience which was nice. The hotel itself is well kept and maintained and in a wonderful... More 

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Shehan2014, Public Relations Manager 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. 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 is in... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed here for one night whilst visiting Yala. This has got to be one of the best hotels we visited in Sri Lanka. It was reasonably priced, incredibly well looked after, drinks weren't expensive and the food selection was great. But the best thing about this hotel is how close it is to the park. We had approx 30... More 

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AsfaqAM, Front Office Manager 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. 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 is in... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for 1 night in November and stayed in room 115 of the jungle chalet. The location of the hotel is terrific for visiting Yala National Park and there was so much wildlife walking around and within the hotel. Unfortunately, we experienced a horrible surprise in the toilet basin with small worms crawling around. Informed Hotel staff who... More 

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

Dear Vishal, Greetings from Cinnamon Wild Yala. We would like to thank you for writing an encouraging review regarding your recent stay at the Cinnamon Wild. We are glad that you had an enjoyable experience at Cinnamon Wild Yala and the facilities on offer in totality. We regret any inconvenience that may have been caused to you during your stay... More 

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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: $133 - $438 (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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“Avoid room 115”
  • Worms swimming in the toilet
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