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Market Drayton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Cinnamon is a modern refurbished hotel on the edge of Yala national park. Like many such hotels there is a buffet style restaurant. However cinnamon has an alternative, an al acarte dining area. While we stayed on our first night they also added a barbecue by the pool which was a tasty alternative to the buffet. On our second...

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Peterhead
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed in a very well appointed "hut" with lads of hot water, tea / coffee making facilities, aircon a fan and mosquito net over bed. Room very clean and comfortable. The food was ok, be aware that the location is the draw here, there is nowhere else to eat or drink and we paid for 1/2 board but found...

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Amazing hotel amongst animals by a watering hole. Huge crocodiles on your doorstep, one was even spotted by a swimmer but stopped just in time as there was a croc in the pool! Monkeys all around, as well as wild boar and elephants. Not to worry though as the staff are amazing and well trained with good instructions and they...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed overnight at Cinnamon wild Yala on a weekend. Dec 3rd and 4th 2016. Staff was very attentive and friendly. Nice food. Rooms were absolutely great! Great location too, surrounded by the jungle. Loved our stay!

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

Dear Guest, Greetings from Cinnamon Wild Yala. We would like to thank you for writing an encouraging review regarding your recent stay at the Cinnamon Wild. We are glad that you had an enjoyable experience at Cinnamon Wild Yala and indulged in the facilities on offer in totality. Because the hotel is situated in the buffer zone and is in...

Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stay at cinnamon wild for 2 nights and we're woken up by monkeys playing on the doorstep to our chalet, this is a smart place very close to the wildlife. However we booked a room only option which didn't make any sense as there in no where apart from the resort you can get breakfast or dinner and these...

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

Dear Guest, Greetings from Cinnamon Wild Yala. We would like to thank you for writing an encouraging review regarding your recent stay at the Cinnamon Wild. We are glad that you had an enjoyable experience at Cinnamon Wild Yala and indulged in the facilities on offer in totality. Because the hotel is situated in the buffer zone and is in...

Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

This hotel has been the best of our trip so far in Sri Lanka. It is a brilliant setting, watching the crocodiles, water buffalo and monkeys whilst sun bathing at the pool is a great experience. The standard of food is high with a really good selection on the buffet and other experiences you just can't get else where. If...

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

Dear Guest, Greetings from Cinnamon Wild Yala. We would like to thank you for writing an encouraging review regarding your recent stay at the Cinnamon Wild. We are glad that you had an enjoyable experience at Cinnamon Wild Yala and indulged in the facilities on offer in totality. Because the hotel is situated in the buffer zone and is in...

Seoul, South Korea
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed the hotel, plenty of wildlife in the hotel grounds ,we had a herd of wild boars come through the lobby. Crocodiles were watching us from the lake 200 yards from the pool. Nice bungalows, two units per building. Had breakfast with a large white squirrel.

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

Dear Guest, Greetings from Cinnamon Wild Yala. We would like to thank you for writing an encouraging review regarding your recent stay at the Cinnamon Wild. We are glad that you had an enjoyable experience at Cinnamon Wild Yala and indulged in the facilities on offer in totality. Because the hotel is situated in the buffer zone and is in...

Basingstoke
Reviewed 1 week ago

So as part of our honeymoon tour this was stop number four. My Mum stayed here a few years ago and recommended it, the place was exactly as we expected and We could not fault it. The hotel is on the edge of Yala NAtional Park so it's 5mins to get into the reserve by jeep. The main hub of...

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

Dear Guest, Greetings from Cinnamon Wild Yala. We would like to thank you for writing an encouraging review regarding your recent stay at the Cinnamon Wild. We are glad that you had an enjoyable experience at Cinnamon Wild Yala and indulged in the facilities on offer in totality. Because the hotel is situated in the buffer zone and is in...

Houston, United States
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The rooms are great. Now to the bigger picture. Everything is expensive. Safari of 2.5 to 3 hrs is $90 USD per person. Water with your meal is extra. Beer expensive. Drinks more expensive and little alcohol if any. Food is edible but that's about it. The final straw? I don't care what you paid to get here it will...

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

Dear Guest, Greetings from Cinnamon Wild Yala. Thank you for your feedback following your recent stay with us. However 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 invaluable to us and we will certainly take the highlighted areas in to consideration for...

Reviewed 1 week ago

We did not enjoy our two nights at Cinnamon Wild at all and would NOT recommend it. Some of the staff are nice - eg the security guy who walked us back to our room one night and asked if we'd had turn down service, when we didn't know he asked if he could come up, and then proceeded to...

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Dear Guest, Greetings from Cinnamon Wild Yala. Thank you for your feedback following your recent stay with us. It was great to hear that you had an enjoyable experience till the end at Cinnamon Wild Yala and indulged in the facilities on offer in totality. However we regret any inconvenience that may have been caused to you during your stay...

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  • Pool
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  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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 

Additional Information about Cinnamon Wild Yala

Address: P.O. Box 1, Kirinda, Sri Lanka (Formerly Chaaya Wild Yala)
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Kirinda
Price Range: RM412 - RM1,463 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Cinnamon Wild Yala 4*
Number of rooms: 68
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Also Known As:
Chaaya Wild Yala Hotel Kirinda
Yala Village Kirinda
Yala Village Hotel Kirinda
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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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