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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Rooms are individual chalets in the jungle a few minutes walk from the hotel. Very comfortable and well equipped although the lighting is a little dim. It was wonderful to be able to relax on the veranda and watch the wildlife and exotic birds. Excellent buffet . A highlight was the afternoon nature walk from the hotel down to the...

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Sydney
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The hotel public areas and rooms are luxurious. Rooms are very private and spacious with great beds and bathrooms. The surroundings and outlook are spectacular. Animals especially wild boars roam the grounds and there are crocodiles nearby. The food is very good and service friendly and efficient. The only room for improvement would be more deckchairs around the pool.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed here specifically to see animals. It's perfect for that. We had a jungle lodge which was more private away from pool area which suited us. Monkeys , birds around the complex and a lone male elephant walked down past our lodge within an hour of our arrival. Pretty rare occurrence. The lodge was great really comfortable, regular stocks of...

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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 delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. Indeed it is a very rare opportunity to watch an Elephant passing your Chalets . We eagerly look forward to welcoming you back at our resort for yet another memorable...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed here in mid December as family and friends for 3 nights. We had 4 rooms altogether. 1 x double, 2 x double inter-connecting and 1 x Triple. The best attribute of this hotel is it's location and setting. Unlike a big traditional style hotel (i.e. Jetwing Yala), this hotel consist of spread-out chalets. However, some of the chalets...

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

Dear Guest, 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.

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately, we went during the dry season/ drought. Didnt see as many animals as we would have loved to. Property is beautiful. Staff very friendly and helpful and we had a really unforgettable experience on the Night Safari, going around in a jeep with night vision goggles.

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Sechelt, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent two night in a nicely laid out jungle cottage room. Very clean and the houseboy service was excellent. Very attentive. Scenic location, great pool, wild animals walk the grounds. Monkeys galore and only a couple of km from the Park gate. The only disappointment was when eating a la carte dinners in the Pug Marks restaurant the waiters were...

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Bath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is situated on the doorstep of the national park and has abundant wildlife of its own. The rooms are chalets and well appointed but on the small side. The air conditioning in our accommodation was rather noisy. The shower room was spacious and the shower was good. The restaurant served breakfast and dinner buffets. The range of food...

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights on our honeymoon and it was my favourite part of Sri Lanka. The staff are incredibly friendly and make you feel very welcome to their hotel and their country. The best part of our stay was the overall experience with the animals, being the animal lovers that we are it was so exciting to...

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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...

Dudley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything about this resort is truly wonderful. Rooms are spacious, air conditioned and have all usual amenities whilst maintaining a safari lodge feel. Restaurant has an exceptional range of food both local and international cuisines. Pool and lounging area are uncluttered. Lodge sits alongside a lake giving ample opportunity to observe wildlife. Situated near to the national park, ideally placed...

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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...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a luxury hotel resort situated outside of the Yala national park but it might as well be classified as inside the park. In and around the lagoon which is on site it is teaming with wildlife and they often get visits from leopards and elephants. The hotel itself is made up of lots of chalet type huts which...

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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...

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  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: $211 - $401 (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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“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.”
  • Double Jungle chalet
  • Batchroom of Double Jungle Chalet
  • Inter-connecting Jungle chalet
  • Jungle Chalet veranda
 of 5 bubbles chamathf27, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“They all seem spread out. They insist on a guide to escort you to and from rooms at night in case of attack”
 of 5 bubbles 853RichardW, 4 Feb 2017 | Read review
“You get what you pay for”
 of 5 bubbles jtwoodfield, 26 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The beach chalets have a balcony overlooking the ocean. Very tranquil. Jungle chalets are a little claustrophobic.”
 of 5 bubbles NimmiUSA, 25 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms seem to have only queen-sized beds, but some have an extra day bed Choose your room accordingly.”
 of 5 bubbles WengKoonV, 22 Jan 2017 | Read review
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