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Cinnamon Wild Yala
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Kirinda
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Sherwood Park, Canada
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6 hotel reviews
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“Great Stay”
Reviewed November 26, 2013

Stayed here for two nights as part of our trip to Sri Lanka. We had a fantastic experience. Everything from the rooms to the food to the location were excellent. Really enjoyed our time here and would highly recommend it.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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CinnamonHotels, Public Relations at Cinnamon Wild Yala, responded to this review, November 27, 2013
Thank you for your feedback following your stay at our Hotel. We are truly delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. We eagerly look forward to having you back with us for yet another memorable stay.
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

We were here only for a night, but we loved it. The villa was clean, spacious and well equipped.
The staff were very attentive and friendly. We had breakfast, lunch and dinner all as buffets, which were all good with a wide variety to choose from. The location was great being so close to the park, we saw many birds, jackals and water buffalo within the hotel property.
The safari was great too.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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CinnamonHotels, Public Relations at Cinnamon Wild Yala, responded to this review, November 27, 2013
Thank you for your feedback following your stay at our Cinnamon Wild Yala. We are truly delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. We eagerly look forward to having you back with us for yet another memorable stay.
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 25, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights as part of our honeymoon Sri Lanka tour! It was fantastic!
Everything from the wooden natural chalets, to the beautiful pool, wonderful food, and of course, the nature is amazing! It really gives you that jungle feel, whilst providing fantastic comfort and service.
The staff were brilliant, food great, and we had the best 3 days here!
It's also a fantastic location for the safari's (a must) and the beach is beautiful (even if you can't swim on it)!
We particular enjoyed seeing the elusive elephant leaving the resort last our room on our way to our early morning safari. Magical!

We defiantly recommend this place to everyone, and would stay again and again if possible!

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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CinnamonHotels, Public Relations at Cinnamon Wild Yala, responded to this review, November 27, 2013
Thank you for your feedback following your stay at Cinnamon Wild Yala. We are thrilled to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. We gladly look forward to have you back with us for another amazing holiday!
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 24, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for one night (wish it could have been longer!) during our tour of Sri Lanka.
First impressions very good our room was ready on arrival even though we were early checking in. Staff very welcoming and helpful.
Rooms were not rooms in the traditional sense of a hotel but individual chalets within the bush. It was beautiful inside and more than adequate for our needs.
The views and surrounding area were beautiful.
Food was very nice prices similar to other hotels of the same standard we have stayed in. We left in the morning long before breakfast however we were given a packed breakfast to take with us.
Swimming pool was lovely again with views across the national park.
Some of the local wildlife including elephants visited the hotel after dark which was lovely to see at dinner.
Overall a great visit would highly recommend.

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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CinnamonHotels, Public Relations at Cinnamon Wild Yala, responded to this review, November 27, 2013
Thank you for your feedback following your stay at Cinnamon Wild Yala. We are thrilled to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. We gladly look forward to have you back with us for another memorable holiday.
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 24, 2013

Stayed only 1 night unfortunately, we were given a warm welcome by the manager and stayed in the sea view bungalows on stilts which were just wonderful, with all facilities, welcome chocolates and fruit and acres of space. Had a safari in the evening which was fun and saw most things but not leopards.

Pool area lovely and open to the large lake complete with crocs and buffalo and all manner of birds, great setting!

Enjoyed the happy hour at the bar after the safari, which was much needed. Lovely open restaurant and excellent buffet followed by a drink on the roof terrace watching storms. We were all sitting on our balcony later and the night ranger called up to us saying an elephant was coming, so we went down the stairs to watch him walk right past our noses, amazing, followed 10mins later by another, a great experience.

A lovely breakfast followed and unfortunately we had to leave, which we were all gutted about, could have stayed longer. The staff were lovely and very helpful and gave us a lovely send off, thank you Cinnamon Wild, we will be back!! Once again, Cinnamon hotels gave us really personal experience which will always be remembered.

They do hire out camera equipment which we didn't realise till after the safari, I would have upgraded a lens if I had known as we had to rush from arrival to safari without having time to check out what was available. Not the hotels fault though!

Room Tip: The sea front bungalow rooms on stilts are the ones to get if you can, I think they call them the de...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank you for your feedback following your stay at Cinnamon Wild Yala. We are pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to have you with us again.
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Stratford upon Avon, England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed November 23, 2013

A Fabulous place to stay! The chalets were charming with monkeys, wild boar and monitors appearing outside our door. The Bar and restaurant were very good serving excellent food with a local flavour. The rooftop lounge gave a stunning view of the stars and night sky. Our safaris were wonderful and saw many birds and animals.We even saw the splendid Leopards and Elephants.
We loved it!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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CinnamonHotels, Public Relations at Cinnamon Wild Yala, responded to this review, November 27, 2013
Thank you for your feedback following your stay at Cinnamon Wild Yala. We are thrilled to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. We gladly look forward to have you back with us for another amazing holiday!
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Sydney
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Reviewed November 23, 2013

Wife and I stayed 2 nights at Cinnamon Wild. We enjoyed very much pool,bar food and safari. We agree with some reviewers that service have some hiccups but they are minor and will improve. We were very impressed with professional conduct of Mr Keerthi Wimalasoorija and catering manager Mr Keeneth.
Place is extremely clean ,beautifully friendly and smiley staff. More powerful sealing fans in bar would help enjoying drinks the. Air conditioner in room will benefit if fan can be switched off. We recommend this place

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Cinnamon Wild Yala
Address: P.O. Box 1, Kirinda 82614, Sri Lanka (Formerly Chaaya Wild Yala)
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Kirinda
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Kirinda
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Cinnamon Wild Yala 4*
Number of rooms: 68
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

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