Because of a change in our travel plans we only arrived here at 7.30pm, and were only staying one night, so could not make full use of the beautiful pool. The room was fine, excellent shower, but food was the worst of all the places we have stayed. As at the other two Cinnamon hotels we stayed in, we did not like the buffet. A good choice, but all the dishes were lukewarm. So we sampled the a la carte, which in the other Cinnamons had been very good. But not here. My husband's pork escalope was very dry, I had a freshwater fish which I could not eat, it had a " dirty, earthy " taste. Although to be fair others may like it.
We did the 5 am safari the next morning, and only just got back before the breakfast service stopped. Given that a lot if the guests will be doing the early safari, perhaps the breakfast service should be extended. The breakfast buffet was ok, not as good as the other Cinnamons we had stayed in.
But the location and safari made up for the restaurant shortcomings. Our jeep driver and park guide were very good, and we also had our own private tour driver / guide with us, who were all amazing at spotting wildlife.
We would definitely return to Cinnamon Wild purely because of the location ------- crocodiles in the lagoon just behind the pool, wild boar mother and babies right beside reception ----- but please improve the food.
- 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
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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