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Cinnamon Wild Yala

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for 2 nights, and before going on a safari we spotted a leopard on our way to the hotel! Loads of wildlife to see around the hotel grounds, mostly just poolside, including crocodiles on the lake which you can see from the hotel pool, grey langurs climbing the trees and drinking water from the swimming pool, wild...

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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.

Toronto
Reviewed 1 week ago

Convenient place to stay for taking evening or morning safaris in Yala National Park. They have nice chalets spread throughout the grounds but require you to call for an escort after dark. One cannot help feeling that this is just a mechanism for getting guests to tip because the staff person doesn’t have anything with him to ward off wild...

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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 review on Trip Advisor following your recent stay with us. Constructive criticism is always appreciated as it helps us to better our product and service offerings, so we thank you sincerely for sharing your honest feedback which is deemed invaluable to us. We will certainly be considered as...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutly a good place to stay if you are doing a safari in Yala. Good size cabanas or rooms faceing towards the Beach. Pool and sunbeds 😀 At the rooftop bar you can enjoy the Starlit sky after buffet Dinner or ala carte. Hotel most suitable for Adults.

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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

Keswick, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel is just on the edge of the national park - on the drive to the hotel itself we met an elephant and the experience carries on like this. We had monkeys running over our chalet roof - magical. The chalet was lovely, the food was good - would fully recommend a stay in the wild.

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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. We eagerly look forward to welcoming you back at our resort for yet another memorable stay.

Wells, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed two nights as part of a group tour. Lodge consists of a main restaurant/reception complex with accommodation in chalets around the grounds. The whole site is right by the sea and has direct access to the beach - although swimming off this coast is not advisable. Crocodiles and much bird life inhabit the lagoon which is no more than...

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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. We eagerly look forward to welcoming you back at our resort for yet another memorable stay.

Zagreb, Croatia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great experience - accommodation in luxury chalet surrounded by wild animals. While the night falls, a staff must be called to accompany you to a room (we went for an early jeep safari, it was still night and we had to call for a staff to come and follow us to the lobby with a torch). The reason is that...

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Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

How often have you stayed in a hotel, where the staff has to escort you to and from your room after dark? Or when elephants walk through the hotel area at night? Or crocodiles are swimming in the lake right next to the pool? And you can hear a flok of monkeys passing over your roof at night? Excellent place....

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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. It is a pleasure to note that you enjoyed your stay whilst with us. We eagerly look forward to having you with us again.

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed 2 nights. Friendly and efficient staff, clean and well appointed rooms. We had a very good time. Only negative point would be the price tag of the restaurants (a la carte or buffer) which I found a tad high. Staff was selling private BBQ around the hotel at 100USD/pax, which is not very serious.

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Dear Guest, Greetings from Cinnamon Wild Yala, Thank you for sharing your review on Trip Advisor following your recent stay with us. Constructive criticism is always appreciated as it helps us to better our product and service offerings, so we thank you sincerely for sharing your honest feedback which is deemed invaluable to us. We will certainly be considered as...

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rooms are charmingly rustic (but with everything you need) within the hotel complex. We stayed in a room up on stilts looking out towards the water. The restaurant was fine for breakfast but we decided to eat our evening meal in the Pugmarks bar and had wonderful food there. After dark, we had to be escorted back to the room...

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Dear Guest, Greetings from Cinnamon Wild Yala, Thank you for your feedback following your stay at Cinnamon Wild. It is a pleasure to note that you enjoyed your stay whilst with us. We eagerly look forward to having you with us again.

Sidcup, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is situated in the game reserve. The rooms are individual chalets placed around the main building. The pool is about 50 yards from a lake which is home to 20 or so crocodiles,and we were woken in the morning by the monkeys playing on the roof. After dark an escort is given back to your room incase you...

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Dear Guest, Greetings from Cinnamon Wild Yala, Thank you for your feedback following your stay at Cinnamon Wild. It is a pleasure to note that you enjoyed your stay whilst with us. 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: ₹ 6,741 - ₹ 17,277 (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
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“To us, it looked like the more expensive beach huts didnt get much beach view. There were bushes right in front of them.”
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“Get a room close to the pool”
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“Ask for a room close to the main reception otherwise you have to get escorts in the dark.”
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