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Cinnamon Wild Yala

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Kirinda, Sri Lanka (Formerly Chaaya Wild Yala)
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Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Kirinda
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great hotel on the edge of Yala national park-we saw monkeys, deer and wild pigs in the hotel area! Near the lake very close by were crocodile, birds and even an elephant. The bedroom huts were good, a little worn in places, but really we didn't spend much time in there, there was too much to do outside, with safaris... More

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Welling, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wow! Where shall I start. The hotel is situated by the Yala National Park and couldn't be in a better location. There is a main building with an upstairs restaurant and above that is an obsevation area where you watch the local wildlife during the day or just look at the stars at night. The rooms are remote chalets equipped... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I had a wonderful stay at the Cinnamon Wild Yala. We did a wonderful safari trip in Yala and was able to see elephants, wild pigs, deers, leopards, various birds etc. It was refreshing after the safari to check into our room. When returning back from the restaurant we came upon a group of wild boars. The... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Was slightly dubious on arrival that it was all a bit manufactured but despite the slightly unfinished feel to our hut I cannot fault the place. The rooms were clean and comfortable. The location is amazing and the wildlife is very real and very wild! An escort to and from your room after dark is provided as wild boar and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed for 2 nights a couple of days ago. This hotel has everything you could want if you want to see Sri Lankan wildlife. The huts are a good size and easily fitted 3 of us. The pool area was beautiful and the bars and restaurants very good. BUT it is the wildlife around the hotel which sets it... More

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Coulsdon, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the second time we've stayed at Cinnamon Wild overnight whilst visiting Yala. We can't recommend it highly enough. Lovely rooms in an unusual setting 'in the middle of nowhere' Good variety of food at dinner and breakfast. Can't comment on value as price included in cost of excursion to Yala but the experience of walking out of your... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I cannot fault this hotel one tiny bit. How often is it that you have an elephant walk past you whilst you are sunbathing!? The staff are amazing, there arent really any restrictions as where you can and cannot go where thw animals are concerned, providing you have somebody with you. The nightime experience is even more incredible, you need... More

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is up to standard. Rooms are modern and clean, same for the common areas. Staff is friendly. The location is literally in the middle if nowhere and the logistics to operate a hotel are challenging since every single item needs to be brought on the dusty sand road. Including water, which comes on a water truck. Therefore I... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just 4.5 hours from Colombo using the southern express way, and just 1 hour from Mattala international airport (66 Kms ) you will find the oasis named Cinnamon Wild Yala. Which can be described as the best hotel in the region, tastefully and luxuriously set a midst an arid forest yet Eco friendly, the hotel is environment conscious and support... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a Beach Chalet which is kind of near the beach but be warned you cannot swim in the sea as the current is too strong. The main complex is near a large watering hole complete when we were there is elephants, crocodiles and buffalo. The staff are really helpful, I lost my phone and they were quick to... More

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Address: Kirinda, Sri Lanka (Formerly Chaaya Wild Yala)
Location: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Kirinda
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Cinnamon Wild Yala 4*
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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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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 
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