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Cinnamon Wild Yala Hotel
Cinnamon Wild Yala Hotel
Cinnamon Wild Yala Hotel
Cinnamon Wild Yala Hotel
Cinnamon Wild Yala Hotel
Cinnamon Wild Yala Hotel
Cinnamon Wild Yala Hotel
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8.9

Excellent

1,151 reviews

1,151 reviews

Housekeeping13
View6
Breakfast5

Excellent breakfast.

Irum
- Dec 2, 2021
Highly rated by guests – 100% would recommend
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9.4

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location
Parking
FREE
Nearby landmarks
Yala National Park 2.1 km
Yala National Park Information Centre 2.3 km
Palatupana Maha Lewaya 3.0 km
Kirinda Fishing Port 8.7 km
Kirinda Beach 8.9 km
Kirinda Temple 9.2 km
Ranminitenna Tele Cinema Village 12.3 km
Carlton Car Racing Track 12.7 km
Tissa town 12.7 km
Tissa Dagoba 12.7 km
Free Wi-Fi

Cinnamon Wild Yala Hotel

P.O. Box 1, Yala Tissamaharama, Yala, Sri Lanka, 82600 - See map
Hygiene Plus
Wellness
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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Free face masks
Health and Medical
First aid kit
  • Airport transfer

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Currency exchange

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

Facilities

Airport transfer

Bicycle rental

Valet parking

Shuttle service

Swimming pool [indoor]

Fitness center

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Front desk [24-hour]

Cheaper than 94% of all properties in Yala in the last 24 hoursCompared to 269 Yala properties at Agoda for various dates
Value for money8.5
Location rating9.4
Nearest airportWeerawila Airport (WRZ)
Distance to airport18.8 km

Rooms available at Cinnamon Wild Yala Hotel

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

9

Jungle Chalet
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  • Room size: 45 m²/484 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 double bed or 2 single be...
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Beach Chalet
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
  • Beach view
  • 1 double bed
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Weekday Offer: Jungle Chalet (20% off on Food & Beverage)
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  • Room size: 33 m²/355 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 double bed
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Beach chalet single
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      DOUBLE JUNGLE CHALET
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          Superior Chalet
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            DELUXE DOUBLE ROOM CHALET 1 BED
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              Chalet With Views
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                Frequently asked questions

                Does Cinnamon Wild Yala Hotel have a hot tub?

                Cinnamon Wild Yala Hotel does not have a hot tub.

                What time is check-in and check-out at Cinnamon Wild Yala Hotel?

                Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The resort offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

                How do I get to Cinnamon Wild Yala Hotel?

                Cinnamon Wild Yala Hotel is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 4000 LKR. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the resort know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Cinnamon Wild Yala Hotel has a car park on site, as well as additional parking nearby if the first car park is full. Parking is free for guests. Parking options include a full-service valet for total ease. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Yala with private transportation, the resort can arrange car rental for you.

                Is breakfast offered at Cinnamon Wild Yala Hotel?

                Start your mornings right, with the continental and buffet breakfast options offered at Cinnamon Wild Yala Hotel. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 3500 LKR if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the resort.

                What are my dining options at Cinnamon Wild Yala Hotel?

                Cinnamon Wild Yala Hotel features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

                What is the smoking policy at Cinnamon Wild Yala Hotel?

                Cinnamon Wild Yala Hotel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

                What restaurants are nearby Cinnamon Wild Yala Hotel?

                Cinnamon Wild Yala Hotel’s neighborhood is Yala Tissamaharama which includes popular restaurants such as Tropical, New Sanka Restaurant and Roots Restaurant.

                What are popular attractions near Cinnamon Wild Yala Hotel?

                Cinnamon Wild Yala Hotel’s location in the Yala Tissamaharama neighborhood makes it close to famous attractions including Kirinda Temple, Ranminitenna Tele Cinema Village and Tissamaharama Raja Maha Vihara.

                What popular beaches are close to Cinnamon Wild Yala Hotel?

                Cinnamon Wild Yala Hotel’s Yala Tissamaharama neighborhood also includes Kirinda Beach.

                What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Cinnamon Wild Yala Hotel?

                Cinnamon Wild Yala Hotel is located within Yala Tissamaharama, which makes it conveniently close to natural sights including Yala National Park, Wirawila Tissa Sanctuary and Bundala National Park.

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                What people love about Cinnamon Wild Yala Hotel

                • 9.2

                  Exceptional

                  "Excellent breakfast."

                  Irum

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                  December 2, 2021

                • 9.6

                  Exceptional

                  "Very good bar and restaurant."

                  james

                  |

                  July 15, 2020

                • 10

                  Exceptional

                  "The food was really delicious at the resort as well!"

                  Kirsten

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                  March 19, 2020

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                Location score
                9.4/10
                Cleanliness score
                9.2/10
                Room comfort score
                9/10
                Cheapest price score
                Better than
                99
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                Overall rating:

                8.9

                Excellent
                706 reviews
                Cleanliness
                9.2
                Facilities
                8.8
                Location
                9.4
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                What travelers say they love:
                We had the bbq in the evening which was exceptional.
                Jayne from United Kingdom
                Couple
                More about Cinnamon Wild Yala Hotel

                More about Cinnamon Wild Yala Hotel

                Cinnamon Wild Yala is located next to the Yala National Park. Known as the home of Sri Lanka's endemic wildlife, the Yala National Park is renowned for its diversity of wildlife such as the Asian elephant, leopards, sloth bears, spotted deer, wild boar, and a variety of birds. The resort provides 60 jungle chalets and eight beach chalets affording opportunities to witness wildlife right outside the window. Cinnamon Wild Yala Hotel facilitates several excursions including the Night Safari which uses night vision goggles, the Jeep Safari which almost guarantees a leopard sighting, bird watching at the first wetland to be declared as a Ramsar site in Sri Lanka, and an opportunity to be a part of the resort's sustainability initiatives with Project Leopard. The on-site restaurant offers guests a wide selection of Eastern and Western cuisine with the perfect ambience while the village bar allows guests to enjoy their favorite beverages, light snacks, and fruit juices. An observation deck on the top-most floor of the resort provides a 360° view of the forest and the Indian Ocean.

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                Amenities and facilities
                Excellent
                Facilities

                8.8

                Most talked about facilities

                Food & Dining

                60 mentions

                Swimming Pool

                30 mentions

                Breakfast

                16 mentions

                Housekeeping

                13 mentions

                Languages spoken

                • English

                Accessibility

                • Wheelchair accessible

                Internet access

                • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
                • Wi-Fi in public areas

                Things to do, ways to relax

                • Billiards
                • Diving
                • Fitness center
                • Garden
                • Massage
                • Spa
                • Swimming pool [indoor]
                • Swimming pool [outdoor]
                • Ticket services
                • Tours

                Cleanliness and safety

                • Daily disinfection in all rooms
                • Daily disinfection in common areas
                • Face coverings on staff
                • First aid kit
                • Free face masks
                • Hand sanitizer
                • Hot water linen and laundry washing
                • Hygiene certification
                • Individually-wrapped food options
                • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
                • Protective screens in common areas
                • Rooms sanitized between stays
                • Safe dining setup
                • Staff trained in safety protocol
                • Temperature check for guests and staff

                Dining, drinking, and snacking

                • Bar
                • BBQ facilities
                • Coffee shop
                • Kitchen
                • Poolside bar
                • Restaurants
                • Room service

                Services and conveniences

                • Concierge
                • Contactless check-in/out
                • Currency exchange
                • Daily housekeeping
                • Dry cleaning
                • Elevator
                • Facilities for disabled guests
                • Fireplace
                • Food delivery
                • Laundry service
                • Luggage storage
                • Safety deposit boxes
                • Shops
                • Smoke-free property
                • Smoking area

                For the kids

                • Family room
                • Swimming pool [kids]

                Access

                • Check-in/out [express]
                • Front desk [24-hour]
                • Pets allowed
                • Security [24-hour]

                Getting around

                • Airport transfer
                • Car park [free of charge]
                • Car park [nearby]
                • Car park [on-site]
                • Car power charging station
                • Rental car
                • Shuttle service
                • Valet parking

                Sports equipment rental

                • Bicycle rental

                Available in all rooms

                • Accessible vanities
                • Adapter
                • Air conditioning
                • Alarm clock
                • Balcony/terrace
                • Closet
                • Clothes dryer
                • Clothes rack
                • Coffee/tea maker
                • Desk
                • DVD/CD player
                • Fan
                • Fire extinguisher
                • Fireplace
                • Free bottled water
                • Free welcome drink
                • Hair dryer
                • Hand sanitizer
                • Individual air conditioning
                • In-room safe box
                • Internet access – LAN
                • Internet access – wireless
                • Ironing facilities
                • LAN Internet in room [free]
                • Linens
                • Locker
                • Mini bar
                • Mirror
                • Non-smoking
                • Outdoor furniture
                • Pool facilities
                • Private bathroom
                • Private entrance
                • Refrigerator
                • Safety/security feature
                • Satellite/cable channels
                • Seating area
                • Shower
                • Sleep comfort items
                • Slippers
                • Smoke detector
                • Socket near the bed
                • Swimming pool [direct access]
                • Telephone
                • Toiletries
                • Towels
                • Trash cans
                • Wake-up service
                • Walk-in shower
                • Wi-Fi [free]
                • Wine glasses
                Food and dining
                Breakfast options
                • American
                • Asian
                • Continental
                • Halal
                • Vegetarian
                • Vegan
                • Full English/Irish
                • Gluten-free
                • Buffet
                Restaurants on site

                Restaurant

                • Cuisine: Italian, Local, Seafood
                • Menu: A-la-carte
                Location
                P.O. Box 1, Yala Tissamaharama, Yala, Sri Lanka, 82600
                Exceptional
                Location

                9.4

                Airports

                • Weerawila Airport (WRZ)
                  18.8 km
                • Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (HRI)
                  31.4 km

                Public transportation

                • Tissamaharama Bus Station
                  13.2 km

                Hospital or clinic

                • Medical Center Dr. S.D. Lakshika Sewwandi
                  12.7 km
                Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
                Property policies
                Children and extra beds

                Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

                All children are welcome.

                Infant 0-5 year(s)
                Stay for free if using existing bedding.
                Baby cot/crib available upon request
                Children 6-12 year(s)
                Must use an extra bed
                If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
                Guests 13 years and older are considered as adults
                Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
                Others
                • Guests are advised to arrive before 09:00 PM due to the animals and low visibility.
                • Children 6 – 11 years old will be charged USD 40 per child per night when using existing bedding. Children 12 years and over are considered as adults.
                • Kindly note, providing DRIVER'S ACCOMODATION facility will only be on availability due to limited number of slots available as per the COVID19 guidelines imposed by the government until further notice.
                • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
                Some helpful facts

                Check-in/Check-out

                • Check-in from14:00
                • Check-out until12:00
                • Reception open until22:00

                Getting around

                • Airport transfer fee4000 LKR
                • Travel time to airport (minutes)390

                Extras

                • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)3500 LKR

                The property

                • Number of bars/lounges1
                • Number of restaurants1
                • Number of rooms 68
                • Room voltage220
                • Year property opened2003
                • Most recent renovation2011

                Reviews of Cinnamon Wild Yala Hotel from real guests

                Provided by verified guests of Agoda
                8.9
                /
                10
                Cleanliness9.2
                Facilities8.8
                Location9.4
                Room comfort and quality9.0
                Service8.9
                Value for money8.5
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                <6 Below Expectation (24)
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                10.0
                Exceptional
                Lucy from United Kingdom
                Couple
                Jungle Chalet
                Stayed 2 nights in April 2015

                Luxury in the Wilderness”

                Beautiful design and layout, spacious and comfortable cabins, friendly, relaxed but attentive staff

                We stayed for 2 nights, booked on the spur of the moment seeing a flash sale on Agoda. We couldn't have been happier with our Jungle Cabin - it was spacious, comfortable, well designed and they have thought of almost every little detail. From the mosquito plug-in to the huge umbrellas waiting by the door, these little touches made our stay. The open plan reception and communal areas of the hotel are beautifully decorated and inviting and the pool/bar area overlooking the lake filled with crocs and water buffalo is immaculately kept, even after a torrential downpour! The cabins are scattered through the woodland so the only intrusions to your peace and quiet are the monkeys jumping on your roof. The dinner buffet is vast and varied with a huge range of delicious Sri Lankan and International dishes, and the wine list is very reasonable. Staff went above and beyond to accommodate any request and were always on hand to escort you after dark and shoo buffalo from the doorstep. The gates into Yala National Park are just a few minutes from the hotel so you maximise safari time and arrive before the park gets crowded. I'd recommend Cinnamon Wild Yala to anyone - a beautiful hotel in beautiful surroundings.

                Reviewed April 30, 2015

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                9.3
                Exceptional
                Kenneth from Singapore
                Couple
                Jungle Chalet
                Stayed 2 nights in March 2014

                Best in the neighbourhood”

                Service, Nature and Cleaniness

                We were visiting the Yala National Park and we were impressed by the wonderful reviews given to Cinnamon Wild Yala.. and it certainly did not disappoint. For 2 nights, we were treated to exceptional service, comfortable rooms (think oasis within a desert), clean and high quality food served at both the bar and the restaurant. There was a nice pool as well. For those who are looking for a off-the-beaten-track exeprience, cinnamon is the place for u. you will be very close to wildlife, alligators, monkeys, squirrels, elephants.. but you will be safe, of course. The only difficulty we had was the transport there, would be great if the resort could provide airport transfer, or at least transfer from colombo. we hired a driver and it took us 6 hours by car to get there. Not sure if the driver took the wrong way, or if would be better to fly to a nearby airport at mattala (flight timings are limited).

                Reviewed March 31, 2014

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                9.0
                Exceptional
                Meryem from Morocco
                Group
                Jungle Chalet
                Stayed 1 night in February 2014

                Enjoyable and relaxing”

                Location, Staff & Rooms

                We only stayed in Cinnamon Wild for 1 night. Its one of the most popular hotels in Yala National Park so it is packed with groups and tourists from all over. If you are not into that, you better skip it! You are surrounded by nature and animal so it is very relaxing. It is located in the middle of the National Park so it was convenient to start a Safari from there (you can book at the hotel or anywhere else around it). The hotel gave a room free of charge to our driver - which is quite common in Sri Lanka - and a discount on the food. You are advised not to leave your room alone after 6pm to avoid encountering wild animals. The food.. International Buffet for dinner. Not great but good enough. It is the most expensive hotel we stayed at in Sri Lanka though. I believe it is because of Yala being one of the most popular tourist spots in the country.

                Reviewed February 11, 2014

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                9.6
                Exceptional
                Wan from Singapore
                Couple
                Beach Chalet
                Stayed 1 night in October 2016

                Spend more than one-night at the hotel if you have time”

                The good- 1) Ambiance / decor- a charming village-style hotel that is designed to blend into the safari seamlessly. It is rustic but yet has a modern touch to it. 2) Night safari- we didn't manage to go on the night tour because it was raining that evening. However, we had a taste of the night-vision goggles (walking around in the hotel with the guide), and the experience was fantastic. It is not easy to get hold of night goggles in Sri Lanka (If I am not mistaken, the purchase and ownership is govt regulated) and they are the only hotel (as far as we know) to offer night safari with these infrared goggles. 3) Food- good quality and spread. The not-so-good- The service- Overall, we had a pleasant experience. The staff was nice and friendly. However, a series of small incidences made us feel that the service level pales in comparison to our other hotel experiences on this trip. E.g. couldn't seem to call through to the main desk from the room, service staff coming knocking on our door early in the morning to check on mini-bar. Nothing major, just small inconveniences. All-in-all, amazing experience. Will strongly recommend my friends and family to stay at Cinnamon Wild Yala.

                Reviewed November 07, 2016

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                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.

                Responded September 07, 2017
                Cinnamon Wild Yala Hotel
                9.3
                Exceptional
                Herbert from Australia
                Solo traveler
                Jungle Chalet
                Stayed 2 nights in July 2012

                Beautiful hotel in the wild place ...”

                close to the wildness and interesting place

                i spend two night at chaaya wild yala in july. i was told by the driver the hotel was nice and it is in the wildness ... it truely is in the wildness. each hotel room are little nicely designed hut among bush which about 10 meters from one and other. it had nice interior (much better than those indian hotel in colombo which was pretty woeful place … don’t ever stay in a place that is managed by indian … it was truly terrible experience). when i just finished bath and checking my email in my room (very nice to have free internet access from your own room), i had hear some noise just outside my window. lift up my curtain, there are these little wild pigs digging around the bush just outside my window … they are very cute. then i heard there are noise on my roof … i was puzzled … it have to be very large bird to make such noise. i was kept in wondering for about 30 minutes, until from the gap of front door curtain i saw this monkey that was sitting on the wooden handrails and checkout the bush in front of my pergola. this was what i saw on the first day arrived. then when i went for the safari in the yala parks … i wasn’t too surprised to those animal i saw in the park. to me this is a wonderful experience that stay at a nice hotel and yet so close to these animal … which is kind of cute.

                Reviewed August 09, 2012

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                9.6
                Exceptional
                PO from Taiwan
                Couple
                Jungle Chalet
                Stayed 1 night in October 2019

                Best hotel choice for Yala trip”

                The location is very close to National Safari Park. You will have chance to meet wild animals inside the hotel and no safety concerns. We met an wild elephant there and it is a really amazing experience. Although it is located in a wild environment, the room is pretty clean and without any bugs. There are also swimming pool and spa services. Don't miss Cinnamon Wild Yala Hotel when you visit Yala!

                Reviewed November 09, 2019

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                Dear Guest, Greetings from Cinnamon Wild Yala! Thank you very much for the review posted following your stay and for making a tempting one for the readers. We are so glad that you have enjoyed the stay with us. Please do visit us again for better moments and experiences of your life. All the best! Thank You

                Responded November 10, 2019
                Cinnamon Wild Yala Hotel
                8.3
                Excellent
                Lennart from Netherlands
                Couple
                Jungle Chalet
                Stayed 2 nights in July 2013

                almost perfect, but bad reception management”

                the proximity to the park and beautiful surroundings, the luxury rooms, the quality of the safari's all together made this an unforgettable stay!

                We stayed in Cinnamon Wild Yala for two nights and absolutely loved our stay (with one exception, but we'll come back to that later). This is the closest you can get to Yala National Park, especially since the government no longer allows (permanent) camping in the park itself. The resort is luxurious, and even more so if you consider it's location and the great price (that we got via agoda). The rooms/cabins are spacious, nice and very comfortable. Diner buffet is stupendously overpriced, so just order a cheaper dish in the bar downstairs. Overall the staff is very kind. We decided to book two safaris via the hotel (80 dollars for a private safari), even though this is twice as expensive compared to arranging it in Tissa (the largest nearby town). We were happy we did so because the additional nature guide was extremely knowledgable and really made our safari unforgettable. However, we would have liked the option to share our jeep with others. That would make the safari cheaper (probably without hindering the experience because the jeep was luxurious), and the park less crowded. There are so many jeeps, it's almost funny, sometimes it is like a city zoo. There was only one spot on our otherwise lovely stay here: the staff of the reception is awful. We booked the hotel via agoda and when we checked in we signed for a bed and breakfast stay. The first morning at breakfast someone asked for our room number and confirmed that our breakfast was included. However, after breakfast on the second morning they asked us to sign to pay (a ridiculous 25 US dollars per person). That was unexpected and not what we signed up for, but apparently we booked a "room only" without breakfast on agoda (we didn't know and there was no other option on agoda, we checked later). If we would have known we would not have had breakfast there. Nonetheless they made us pay for both days. And not in a kind way. We asked for a discount, but then the guy who made t

                Reviewed August 04, 2013

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                9.3
                Exceptional
                Daniela from Germany
                Family with young children
                Jungle Chalet
                Stayed 2 nights in August 2014

                Best stay in Sri Lanka”

                location, wild life, huts

                We had a fantastic stay at the Cinnamon Wild Yala Hotel. We were traveling with our 8 months old baby, the staff was very attentive, we got a baby cot which is rare in Sri Lanka - and they would have made special food for her. We were chased by an elephant on the hotel premises - which we loved! It would not have even been necessary to go on a safari trip after all, as we almost saw everything (except for the leopards) in and around the hotel!

                Reviewed September 02, 2014

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                8.8
                Excellent
                Carolyn from Australia
                Couple
                Jungle Chalet
                Stayed 2 nights in September 2018

                But not in month of September, as Yala Block One Safari Park is closed.”

                We booked for 2 nights in September but Block One Yala Safari Park was closed. So on good, reliable recommendations, we went to the UdaWalawe Natonal park, where we saw many elephants. We were thrilled. But that meant we had a day wondering around the Cinnamon Wild Yala Hotel and not much to do. I would have been happy if the main Park had been open to us. Bit disappointing, as the only reason was to visit the Number One Block.

                Reviewed September 28, 2018

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                Dear Guest, Greetings from Cinnamon Wild Yala Thank you very much for the review following your recent stay at Cinnamon Wild Yala. We are glad that you had an enjoyable experience with us. Hope to welcome you again in near future at Cinnamon Wild Yala. Thanks

                Responded October 02, 2018
                Cinnamon Wild Yala Hotel
                10.0
                Exceptional
                Sivananthan from Australia
                Solo traveler
                Jungle Chalet
                Stayed 1 night in June 2013

                Amazing experience”

                Lovely design, friendly and helpful staff and very high standard rooms

                We actually stumbled upon this hotel on the search engine and were pleasantly surprised to find it exactly as shown in the pictures. The hotel is situated in the most amazing location, right on the edge of the Yala National Park with wild animals being occasional guests. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The rooms are amazingly clean, large toilets and fully equipped with the most up to date technology. Not that we made use of them ! The surrounding is the jungle, ocean and wilderness. The restaurant has a wide range of food to cater for a variety of guests and the bar is well stocked with a variety of alcoholic and soft drinks. The hotel also has a Yala safari counter. We checked in at 9 pm and we were booked and ready to go on the safari at 5.00 am. Couldn't have wished for anything more. All in all, it was well worth the price I paid for it and it is worth the travel.

                Reviewed June 16, 2013

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                10.0
                Exceptional
                Roy
                Couple
                Jungle Chalet
                Stayed 3 nights in December 2016

                Safari hotel at its best”

                Cinnamon wild yala was a fantastic experience. Staff were execellant throughout, the rooms were amazing and location and overall facilities were top notch. To the fussy people, you are in the middle of nowhere so to complain about food prices is ridiculous, we are found the prices fair considering you would have to drive 30 mins to the next restaurant.

                Reviewed December 08, 2016

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                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.

                Responded August 28, 2017
                Cinnamon Wild Yala Hotel
                9.0
                Exceptional
                Shuang from China
                Couple
                Jungle Chalet
                Stayed 1 night in February 2014

                nice stay before Yala safari”

                Location, buffet dinner, hotel's pond/pool

                We stayed one night before Yala Safari. This should be one of the hotels (if not the one) located closest to the Yala park entrance. Around the pond of the hotel, you can observe peacock, crocodile, crane, and different kinds of birds here. The buffet dinner was nice with a good variety of choices. The only drawback is the female operator's attitude, which was unacceptable and shame for a hotel brand like Cinnamon. Except this point, this hotel is an ideal choice for your stay in Yala. BTW, I regret not doing the night safari the hotel offered (chargeable).

                Reviewed February 15, 2014

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                9.3
                Exceptional
                Gerald from Malaysia
                Couple
                Jungle Chalet
                Stayed 2 nights in April 2014

                A Great Experience!”

                The staff were extremely friendly, the location is fantastic - just a few minutes drive from Yala National Park, the rooms are very comfortable

                Our stay here was fantastic for a number of reasons -the staff are friendly and went out of their way to help, the hotel is right next to the park so it's a very short drive to get there and the rooms are very comfortable. There are animals roaming around the compound but we always felt very safe. It was very nice walking along the beach on the edge of the hotel compound. If I were to return to Yala, I would not hesitate to stay at the Cinnamon Wild hotel.

                Reviewed May 08, 2014

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                9.7
                Exceptional
                Kevin from United States
                Family with young children
                Jungle Chalet
                Stayed 2 nights in July 2012

                Perfect location, Stunning Views, Great Service”

                Right outside the park wi

                Visiting Yala National Park and staying at Chaaya Wild Yala was such an amazing experience for our family. The location of the hotel was perfect as it was just outside the official park, yet obviously the animals don't know exactly where the boundaries are so there are many animals to see from the hotel's observation deck and within the grounds. You are truly apart of nature! The accommodation was very well designed -- modern yet completely fitting in with the surrounding landscape. The service and food was top-notch. It was such a great place to be able to relax during the hot afternoons and return to in the evening. Plus, the cost ended up being a lot less expensive, yet I don't think we missed out on anything.

                Reviewed July 30, 2012

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                10.0
                Exceptional
                Jonathan from United Kingdom
                Couple
                Jungle Chalet
                Stayed 2 nights in March 2012

                Fantastic hotel, highly recommended”

                Rooms, food, secluded beach, staff, pool

                we stayed at chaaya wild safari for 2 nights in march 2012 for part of our honeymoon. we had one of the jungle chalets which was a great size, spotlessly clean, with lovely decor and a very comfortable bed. the buffet here was one of the best hotel buffets we had in sri lanka with an excellent range of curries on offer. the safari office on site made it very easy to arrange a drive in to yala national park. it is probably a little more expensive than booking it outside the hotel but it was convenient and offers a more little peace of mind when getting up at 5.30am! also, as their breakfast runs until 10.30 you can easily get back in time for a feed. one of out other highlights was that, with a couple of steps through the trees at the back of the hotel grounds you come out to a beautiful secluded beach without another soul (even other hotel guests) on it. absolutely stunning. the wild boar passing through the grounds in the evening was a great sight. apparently they get the occasional elephant in there too.....making the staff who come and guide you from your chalet to the restaurant in the evening very welcome. a great place, great staff, lovely setting, fantastic rooms. one of the highlights of out honeymoon.

                Reviewed March 11, 2012

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                10.0
                Exceptional
                Carly from Australia
                Couple
                Jungle Chalet
                Stayed 1 night in May 2016

                Our Favourite Hotel ”

                We absolutely loved our stay at Cinnamon Wild. The Manager Shehan went above and beyond to help us with some difficulties we had with our Agoda booking. He was very attentive and willing to help. We cannot thank him enough. The whole stay was amazing, from the beautiful room, to the relaxing pool, and the wonderful service we got- on the one night we stayed we met a room boy who was on his bike around the villas. I asked him where the animals were and he guided me to monkeys, wild bore and then down to the beautiful beach. It was the most amazing sunset we had seen in Sri Lanka to date. We then ate at the extensive buffet- absolutely amazing food in a great location overlooking the pool with wonderful service. The morning of our Safari we were given a hearty breakfast package which was a special touch considering we were not going to be back in time for the buffet breakfast. We thought that was very sweet of the hotel to offer this to people on Safari. Overall I only have wonderful things to say about the hotel. The experience was wonderful. We would recommend our friends and family to stay here again (well, we would recommend them to stay at any Cinnamon hotel as we have not been disappointed with any of our stays at their hotels). Thank you again, we wish we could have stayed longer!

                Reviewed May 07, 2016

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                10.0
                Exceptional
                Aadil from Sri Lanka
                Family with young children
                Jungle Chalet
                Stayed 2 nights in January 2020

                Simply Amazing ”

                This would be my 4th time staying at Cinnamon Wild Yala, and i have enjoyed it more and more with every visit. The staff is very friendly and quick to ensure your stay is comfortable and enjoyable. The ambiance and the food is amazing and the safari which was organised by the hotel was enjoyable. Definitely recommend the place!

                Reviewed January 06, 2020

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                Dear Aadil, Warm Regards From Cinnamon Wild Yala....! Thank you very much for comment you posted in social media. As you mentioned our all team is here to take care of our guest in perfect way. Please do visit us in near future for another great experience. Thank You..

                Responded January 24, 2020
                Cinnamon Wild Yala Hotel
                10.0
                Exceptional
                Lillian from Canada
                Couple
                Jungle Chalet
                Stayed 1 night in October 2012

                Unbelievable”

                5 Star Rooms With Incredible Wildlife Just Outside Your Door

                sri lankan hotels generally offer very poor value for money. however, chaaya wild yala is the best value hotel i have ever stayed in. it was the cheapest hotel we stayed in sri lanka and also the only hotel that had a reasonable concept of service and cleanliness. two hours after check-in, while watching espn, a wild elephant strolled past our window. monkeys, wild boar were all frequent visitors. the food in the restaurant was also the finest we had in sri lanka. fine bedding made for a good night sleep. one complaint would be that the dogs around the resort should be neutered. they disturbed the wild animals, hunted the lizards, and barked at night when the spotted deer and buffalo roamed through the resort grounds.

                Reviewed October 29, 2012

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                8.3
                Excellent
                William from Australia
                Group
                Jungle Chalet
                Stayed 2 nights in April 2014

                Fantastic Location for Wildlife”

                Location, Wildlife and Pool

                Cinnamon Wild Yala is an excellent choice if you are interested in the wild-life of Sri Lanka, but wish to stay 5-star. The resort is located right near the entrance to Yala national park (there are none inside the park). Overlooking a waterwhole means you can see crocidiles and other animals without leaving the pool or bar. Food service at dinner was sometimes a little languid. Best to go for the buffet. Breakfast was excellent. TIP: Organised safaris from the hotel are overpriced - better to arrange your own independantly.

                Reviewed July 25, 2014

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                9.3
                Exceptional
                Neil from New Zealand
                Couple
                Jungle Chalet
                Stayed 3 nights in August 2012

                Fantastic Hotel”

                Great room, good facilities

                Chaaya Wild Yala is a very, very bumpy 18 km from the town of Tissamahara mostly through barren scrubland but well worth the journey. It is a totally isolated oasis with great facilities for a short stay. The pool is very nice, the staff are friendly and efficient and the buffet style meals have a wide selection of good quality food (Asian and International). The beach is not safe for swimming but is great for walking and watching the waves roll in. The main reason for visiting is the Yala National Park. Safaris can be quite expensive but we enjoyed ours even though we didn't spot the elusive leopard.

                Reviewed August 30, 2012

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