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166/6 Mahadeira, Yodakandiya 82600 Sri Lanka
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#1 of 6 Specialty lodging in Yodakandiya
Taru Villas - Yala, our stylish oasis in the jungle, is the perfect place to soothe your senses after the heat and dust of a safari through the rugged terrain of Yala National Park. This place invites your spirit to roam free amongst nature - where the sound of animals replaces the ambient noise of the city. 8 km from Tissa Wewa, Taru Villas Yala (All Inclusive) provides accommodations with an outdoor swimming pool, free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk, and a shared kitchen. Guests staying at this villa can use the fully equipped kitchenette and a patio. Including 2 bedrooms, this air-conditioned villa features 1 bathroom with a bidet, a shower and a hairdryer. The villa offers a continental or à la carte breakfast. Taru Villas Yala (All Inclusive) has a terrace. Tissamaharama Raja Maha Vihara is 5.8 km from the accommodation, while Ranminitenna Tele Cinema Village is 12.9 km away. The nearest airport is Mattala Rajapaksa International, 35.4 km from Taru Villas Yala (All Inclusive), and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service. We speak your language!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children's television networks
Airport transportation
24-hour security
Secured parking
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Wine / champagne
Car hire
Taxi service
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Walk-in shower
Soundproof rooms
Air purifier
Seating area
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Marie-paule W wrote a review May 2021
11 contributions5 helpful votes
I loved Taru-Villa Yala situated in real jungle nature trees all around waking up with beautiful birdsongs, enjoying the pool Super location, you just feel like home Friendly staff , always available and very discreet delicious food The safari trips were fabulous,a big thank you to the manager who explained us everything, even surprised with a nice picnic near the seaside, not to forget our driver, with his experienced driving style. I had a fantastic stay in Yala with only good memories
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Murtaza Akbarally wrote a review Aug 2020
Colombo, Sri Lanka2 contributions
Decided to go Yala for a long weekend with the kids so we we took the entire villa for ourselves. A stunning location with the the most perfect tranquility. Everything you required was available. We went on two Safari's with Kasun, a very knowledgable and experienced naturalist which was a fantastic experience. The food was divine and would be definitely be visiting again. It does not get much better than this.
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Date of stay: July 2020
Room Tip: There are two room. Best take the entire Villa
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Response from Robin Terrence, Marketing at Taru Villas - Yala
Responded Oct 14, 2020
Thank you for your wonderful review! We are thrilled to hear such wonderful feedback, and truly appreciate the time you have taken to review your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back.
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sel517 wrote a review Feb 2020
Ashford, United Kingdom7 contributions5 helpful votes
We arrived at Yala Taru Villas on day 3 of our 2.5 week trip to Sri Lanka feeling somewhat frazzled still from the journey out from the Uk and still getting used to the country. On arrival all the house staff of which there were 5 I think were there to greet us with a delicious fruit juice and a cool refreshing flannel, before showing us around. I immediately just wanted to sink into the huge bed, there are 2 very large comfortable well appointed bedrooms. We travelled with another couple so this was a perfect arrangement for us. We ate like kings for the time we were there and had a choice each evening of main course. The food was beautifully presented at the time we wanted it. When we went on safari we were given a delicious breakfast picnic but still came back to a huge breakfast on our return! Kasum was very informative and made a huge effort to keep us away from other vehicles and we did see a leopard and a very lucky sighting of a sloth bear! Everything was thought of, to make our stay as comfortable and relaxing as possible. Even when I was just sitting by the pool reading one afternoon tea and cake was bought out to me without even asking! I would definitely not hesitate to recommend this 5 star establishment, perfect for 2 couples travelling together or a family.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Response from TaruVillas2016, Director - Sales & Marketing at Taru Villas - Yala
Responded Feb 9, 2020
Dear sel517, Thank you for your fantastic review! It is so good to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, and we look forwrd to welcoming you back. Yours Sincerely, Team Taru Villas
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Stowtingcourt wrote a review Jan 2020
Ella, Sri Lanka22 contributions9 helpful votes
Taru Villas Yala was the highlight of our trip to Sri Lanka. It’s a tropical haven near the Yala National Park and is a perfect place to base yourself for a few days of safari. It is a two-bedroom villa with immaculate interior design and a wonderful feeling of space. The staff are amazing and always on hand, but very much out of sight - until you press the magic button which brings someone running in seconds! The villa set in pivate grounds and is completely surrounded by nature. Included in the stay is a daily game drive in the Park, guided expertly by the resident manager who has a degree in paleo biodiversity. Not to be missed!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from TaruVillas2016, Director - Sales and Marketing at Taru Villas - Yala
Responded Jan 26, 2020
Dear Stowtingcourt, Thank you for your wonderful review! We are so pleased to hear that you have had such a memorable stay with us. Kasun and his team at the villa will be thrilled to see such positive feedback. Thank you again, and we look forward to welcoming you back at Taru Villas - Yala. Yours sincerely, Team Taru Villas
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Rhian D wrote a review Dec 2019
Pembrokeshire40 contributions35 helpful votes
We had a fantastic 3 night stay at Taru Villas. The accommodation, food and service were faultless. Kasum (the Villa manager and park guide) took us into Yala 3 times, and we saw a huge range of animals and birds, including elephants, crocodiles and leopards. Kasum knows the park like the back of his hand and took us to some areas away from the other safari jeeps. He was so incredibly knowledgeable about the flora and fauna, and having him as our guide really made the visit extra special. I can’t recommend Taru Villas highly enough.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from TaruVillas2016, Director - Sales & Marketing at Taru Villas - Yala
Responded Dec 20, 2019
Dear RhianD171, Thank you for your fantastic review! It is so good to hear that you enjoyed your stay at 'Taru Villas - Yala'. Kasun and his team will be delighted to read your fantastic feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back for another stay with us! Yours Sincerely, Team Taru Villas
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$400 - $949 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Sri LankaSouthern ProvinceYodakandiya
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Frequently Asked Questions about Taru Villas - Yala
Which popular attractions are close to Taru Villas - Yala?
Nearby attractions include Tissa Wewa (3.5 miles), Tissa Dagoba (2.6 miles), and Kirinda Viharaya (3.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Taru Villas - Yala?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Taru Villas - Yala?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Taru Villas - Yala?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Taru Villas - Yala?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Taru Villas - Yala?
Conveniently located restaurants include Chef Lady Restaurant, Yala Peace Cottage Restaurant, and The flavors restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Taru Villas - Yala?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Taru Villas - Yala have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Taru Villas - Yala offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Taru Villas - Yala?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.