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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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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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47 reviews 47 reviews
27 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a wonderful time at cinnamon wild yala. Even driving in is a treat as you start to see wild buffalo, wild pigs and crocodiles and that's just the journey in. Upon arrival we were greeted with refreshing cinnamon scented towels and a welcome drink along with the safety wildlife rules, we were taken then straight to our room... More

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Ballymena, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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13 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed in a jungle chalet, which was large and had all the necessary amenities - cleanliness and maintenance good. Surrounded by local wild life (on our first night walking to the main building encountered a herd of wild boar). Crocodiles, water buffalo, peacocks/hens, etc. in the lake by the hotel. Pool and restaurant have great views of the park (above... More

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Shehan2014, Public Relations Manager at Cinnamon Wild Yala, responded to this review

We appreciate the time taken to write to us and thank you for your feedback following your stay at Cinnamon Wild Yala. It is a pleasure to note that you enjoyed your stay whilst with us. We are delighted to know that you had a wonderful safari and experience. Our yala national park has a wide range of animals and... More

Colombo
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Was staying at this hotel to visit the yala safari. We booked the safari tour from the tour desk inside the hotel. and for all good reasons we managed to see a Leopold twice and had a great view and was completely satisfied with the tour arrangement. Rooms were clean and neat, situated in the safari premises itself and had... More

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Shehan2014, Public Relations Manager at Cinnamon Wild Yala, responded to this review

We thank you for sharing your feedback following your stay at Cinnamon Wild Yala. We are indeed pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. We do regret for any inconvenience that you may have faced while with us. We will take the highlighted areas mentioned into consideration and resolve it. While thanking you for staying with us,... More

Wollongong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We travelled as a couple and had a fantastic experience. Stayed in a Beachside Villa for two nights. We watched monkeys, numerous birds, squirrels, wild boar and deer from our balcony while sipping wine! A wild elephant wandered through the pool area as we relaxed on sun lounges. The staff are efficient and very friendly. The room was comfortable and... More

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Shehan2014, Public Relations Manager at Cinnamon Wild Yala, responded to this review

We are delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay with us and our warm hospitality. And we thank you for your feedback following your stay with us. Because our hotel is located in the buffer zone and it's only 15 minutes away from the national park hence wildlife roams free in and around the premises. Also our rooftop bar... More

Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I selected this hotel for its closeness to the Park. In that regard, it was a good choice. There were some problems: If you pre-pay your evening meal, and want to do the night safari, it is virtually impossible as the meal starts when the safari leaves. We paid for a 'snack' at the bar instead. The... More

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Shehan2014, Public Relations Manager at Cinnamon Wild Yala, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your feedback following your stay at Cinnamon Wild Yala. 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. More

Gampaha, null, Sri Lanka
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is situated in a great location inside the Yala forest. Mornings wild boars come near the pool side and drink from the pool is a site to be seen. Also it is very convenient hotel if you are a safari enthusiast. I arrived at the hotel at about 10.30 pm and the hotel staff was kind enough to... More

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Shehan2014, Public Relations Manager at Cinnamon Wild Yala, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback following your recent stay with us. We regret any inconvenience that may have been caused to you during your stay with us. We thank you for the constructive feedback which is truly valuable to us and we will certainly take the highlighted areas into consideration for areas of improvement. The reason for not having the... More

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

We stayed here for 2 nights and had an amazing time! The Jungle Chalets are really nice, the whole place is really natural and authentic and I love that you are literally in the middle of the jungle, proven by the animals that you occasionally see walking around! The rooms were really spacious and clean. The pool area is really... More

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Shehan2014, Public Relations Manager at Cinnamon Wild Yala, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback following your stay at Cinnamon Wild Yala. We are truly delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay with us and our warm hospitality. Because our hotel is located in the buffer zone and it's only 15 minutes away from the national park hence wildlife roams free in and around the premises. While thanking you... More

London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

stayed here with family for 3 nights and thoroughly enjoyed it. situated closer to Yala national park than some of the other large hotels in the area. loved the rustic surroundings and chalet style accomodation. spotted wild boar, elephant, elk and other animals by the lovely pool area. my favourite was the rooftop observation deck in the evening -perfect for... More

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Shehan2014, Public Relations Manager at Cinnamon Wild Yala, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback following your stay at Cinnamon Wild Yala. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. Our chalets are constructed for you to have a wonderful view of the beach and as well as the jungle to give you a feeling of living in the WILD! As our hotel is situated in... More

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You will get real safari hotel feeling in this hotel . Chalet type accomadation in seperate locations coverd with bushes and trees . Nice Swimming Pool to relax after dust covered safari. Very closer to Yala National Park . Food is excellent with a mixture of Western and local cuisine. Wild Boar and a lonely wild elephant could be seen... More

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Shehan2014, Public Relations Manager at Cinnamon Wild Yala, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your feedback following your stay at Cinnamon Wild Yala. 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. More

Baltimore, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the resort for three nights. Loved every minute. We saw wild boar, an elephant, and monkeys right on the grounds of the hotel. It was incredible. The rooms were very nice, friendly staff and excellent food. But what we really loved was the views. Simply amazing.

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Shehan2014, Public Relations Manager at Cinnamon Wild Yala, responded to this review

We thank you for your feedback following your stay at Cinnamon Wild Yala. We are truly delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay with us and our warm hospitality. Because our hotel is located in the buffer zone and close to the national park hence wildlife roams free in and around the premises. While thanking you again for your... 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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