Cinnamon Wild Yala

Yala , , Palatupana, Kirinda, Tissamaharama (Show on Map)
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Summary of reviewsCinnamon Wild Yala is a luxurious and beautiful hotel located in the heart of Yala National Park, offering an unforgettable wildlife experience surrounded by stunning natural surroundings. The location is unbeatable, situated right at the entrance of the park with lovely views across the lake. The hotel offers spacious and comfortable rooms with some guests even being provided with connecting rooms for their group. The breakfast buffet is a standout feature with great variety and vegetarian options available. The dinner buffet received mixed reviews, but the a la carte restaurant received positive reviews for the quality of the food and excellent service. The hotel's staff are exceptional, friendly, attentive, welcoming and helpful. The swimming pool is a fantastic feature of the hotel with unique views of the wildlife around. The beach is perfect for coastal treks that offer breathtaking views and is a great place to stay in, nestled perfectly in the area near Yala National Park with access to the beach and plenty of wildlife. The accommodations are perfect to relax and unwind after a long day of safari adventures. Overall, Cinnamon Wild Yala is an exceptional and beautiful hotel next to the Yala National Park, offering a luxurious and comfortable stay in the midst of the wild.
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Room Types
Beach Chalet - Free Meal Upgrade (Book from 1st-30st July |Stays upto 31st October 2024) Beach chalets' private veranda opens out to views of the jungle and partial view of the Indian Ocean.

Jungle Chalet - Free Meal Upgrade (Book from 1st-30st July |Stays upto 31st October 2024) The spacious chalets' private verandas open out to views of the jungle. King bed only on availability. All rooms are non smoking rooms.

Guest Reviews
9.0
Excellent
Location
Located in the heart of Yala National Park, Cinnamon Wild Yala offers an incredible experience surrounded by nature and wild animals. The property is beautifully designed, incorporating cinnamon into the facility and the rooms are spacious and comfortable with some guests even being provided with connecting rooms for their group. Wildlife thrives in and around the hotel with monkeys, wild boar, iguanas, crocodiles, water buffalo and bee eaters being just some of the animals you can see. The location is unbeatable, situated right at the entrance of the park with lovely views across the lake, where you can see lots of birds, water buffalo and crocodiles. With its perfect location, you can easily access the local wildlife and go on a Yala safari in the morning. And if you're a beach lover, the hotel is just a short walk from the beach, where you can enjoy the beautiful views and feel the ocean breeze. Overall, this is a great location and an incredible hotel for those looking for an authentic wildlife experience amidst stunning natural surroundings.

Breakfast
The breakfast at Cinnamon Wild Yala is a standout feature with many guests praising the extensive and delicious buffet with great variety. There are also vegetarian options available and the hotel even packs up breakfast for guests to take on safari at 5am. Reviews of the lunch and dinner buffets are also very positive with many guests using words like "fantastic," "delicious," and "beyond exceptional." Some guests did note that the quality of food was not consistent, but overall the buffet offers plenty of choice and great value for money. Additionally, breakfast snacks, tea and coffee are provided early in the morning for those going on safari. The hotel's staff are also helpful and accommodating and the property is well-maintained with beautiful social areas.

Dinner
The food options at Cinnamon Wild Yala received mixed reviews from guests. Some found the buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner to be very good with a great variety of options, while others were disappointed with the lack of options, particularly for vegetarians and the fact that a buffet was the only choice for dinner. The quality and taste of the food also varied with some guests raving about the delicious dishes they tried and others finding the meat in the evening buffet to be of poor quality. The a la carte restaurant received positive reviews for the quality of the food and excellent service, but some found the prices to be too high. Overall, the staff were described as great and helpful. While some guests found dinner time too late for families with young children, others appreciated the re-stocked evening buffet and the ambiance of dining beside crocodiles.

Rooms
Cinnamon Wild Yala offers beautiful, stylish and comfortable rooms that are well-presented and clean. The beds are comfortable and the rooms are spacious with some offering great views of the Yoda Lake. The jungle huts provide a unique safari experience. The hotel offers independent bungalows that are well-equipped with air conditioning and terraces. The accommodations are clean and the rooms have everything guests may need. The property also offers connecting rooms for groups with thoughtful touches like a wardrobe. However, some rooms may be far from reception and some reviews have mentioned issues such as mould, broken bathroom doors or clogged shower heads. Overall, Cinnamon Wild Yala is a beautiful property that provides an enjoyable stay, surrounded by nature and wild animals, but also with the comfort and cleanliness of a hotel type setting.

Beds
Cinnamon Wild Yala offers a luxurious and comfortable stay in the midst of the wild, as praised by its guests. The beds are particularly noteworthy with multiple reviews mentioning how comfortable they are. Some rooms even come with a four-poster bed for a romantic touch. The rooms are spacious, neat and tidy with good quality bedding, ensuring a good night's sleep. The property is also family-friendly with the option of an additional bed in the family room. Guests can also expect some creative touches with several reviews mentioning how their beds were decorated each night. Overall, the accommodations are perfect to relax and unwind after a long day of safari adventures.

Cleanliness
Cinnamon Wild Yala has received praise for its cleanliness with guests describing the hotel as stylish, comfortable and very clean. They have found the rooms to be spacious and well-equipped, feeling like luxury in the midst of the wilderness. Reviews have consistently highlighted the accommodation's cleanliness with guests saying that everything was spotless and that the rooms were modern and well-appointed. Some guests did note some small issues, such as a broken bathroom door and some patch jobs, but overall, the hotel has received many glowing reviews for its cleanliness. The pool was mentioned as being not clean, but this was an exception to the hotel's overall reputation for cleanliness. The hotel's communication was noted as good except for some issues. Despite some small complaints, guests were overall very happy with the cleanliness and comfort of the hotel.

Staff
Cinnamon Wild Yala is an amazing resort that offers an unforgettable experience in the middle of National Park. The location, animals, room and beach with leopard footprints make for a unique and wonderful stay. But what truly sets this hotel apart is the exceptional service provided by the staff. From the Porter to the Manager, every member of the team is friendly, attentive, welcoming and helpful. The staff goes above and beyond to make sure guests are well taken care of and happy. The Barman, Saman, is knowledgeable and fantastic at recommending local delights for drinks. The nature trails safari team were also very helpful. Special thanks go to the girls Danu and Tharuka who were very nice and helpful. The food is great and the wait staff is friendly and efficient. Overall, guests can expect polite, kind and professional service from every single staff member. Even though there were a few communication issues due to language barriers, nothing was too much trouble for the staff. They are always there to help, escort guests to their rooms at night and ensure everyone feels safe and comfortable.

Pool
Cinnamon Wild Yala's pool is a great location to relax and cool off after a safari adventure. The pool area is comfortable and has plenty of sun loungers and shade. The attendants are wonderful and happy to point out the wildlife around the man-made lake such as crocodiles, buffaloes and various bird species. Guests can enjoy drinks and food by the pool, however orders can take a long time to arrive. The pool has a great view of the waterhole and guests can often see elephants, crocodiles, wild boars and more from their sunbeds. The landscaping is great and the pool itself is amazing, although some guests have noted that the water can be a bit cloudy at times. Behind the pool is a lake where some animals can be observed. Overall, the swimming pool is a fantastic feature of the hotel with unique views of the wildlife around.

Beach
Cinnamon Wild Yala is an amazing location for anyone looking for a serene beach vacation. The hotel is situated right in the middle of a stretch of gorgeous coastline with stunning views of the nearby lake. The beach chalet is a beautiful place to stay in and the rooms are spacious and well-equipped. Although swimming in the ocean is not advised, the beach is perfect for coastal treks that offer breathtaking views. Moreover, guests can spot crocodiles, buffalos, wild boars, hares and a variety of bird species right from the hotel. The beach cabana is also a great place to stay in, nestled perfectly in the area near Yala National Park with access to the beach and plenty of wildlife, including crocodiles. It's the perfect destination for nature lovers who want to immerse themselves in the beauty of unspoiled surroundings.

Family
Cinnamon Wild Yala is a lovely resort located in the middle of a national park, providing an opportunity for families to connect with nature. The staff is helpful and friendly and the rooms are comfortable. The highlight of the resort is the animals with leopard footprints on the beach adding to the thrill. Guests recommend the property for

an overnight stay and families with kids will enjoy the experience. However, there are not many activities specifically geared towards families and young children. The dining options may prove challenging for families with young children as dinner is served late, but the food is excellent. Overall, it is a great place to educate children about nature while having fun.

5 Star
Cinnamon Wild Yala is an incredible safari lodge that provides an exceptional and unforgettable experience. The hotel is located in a peaceful and relaxing setting surrounded by beautiful nature. The facilities and services are worthy of the 5-star rating with guests raving about the delicious breakfast and dinner. The staff are great and the place is kept clean. The hotel stands out as the best in Sri Lanka and arguably the best the guests have ever stayed in with everything rating exceptional or superb. The location is simply stunning, making it a must-visit destination for anyone looking for an amazing safari experience.

Accessible
Cinnamon Wild Yala is a fantastic resort for those looking to embark on a safari adventure in Sri Lanka. Reviews from guests confirm that the resort manager is both accessible and caring, ensuring that all guests have a safe and enjoyable stay. Although the roads to the resort may be bumpy and require a 4x4 vehicle, this is not a major issue. While some guests with young children struggled with dinner timings, an early check-in option was available for those with awkward flight times. The only negative review mentioned a poor data retention policy, which raised some concerns about privacy. Overall, Cinnamon Wild Yala seems to be a great choice for anyone looking for a fun and exciting safari experience in Sri Lanka.

Outdoor Pool
The outdoor pool at Cinnamon Wild Yala seems to be a major highlight for guests. Despite some complaints about slow service for food and drinks, many visitors speak highly of the pool's location and scenery. The pool attendants receive numerous compliments for their friendliness and knowledge of the local wildlife, including crocodiles and buffaloes. Guests also appreciate the landscaping and amenities around the pool. The large size of the pool is perfect for cooling off after a hot day on safari and some guests even describe it as a "relaxed" environment. The pool offers great views of the man-made lake and its surrounding wildlife, which includes many different species of birds. Overall, the pool at Cinnamon Wild Yala seems to be an ideal spot for relaxation and wildlife observation.

Luxury
The Cinnamon Wild Yala hotel offers a truly luxurious stay with exceptional food quality and choices that rival other luxury hotels in Sri Lanka. The cabanas are stunning and luxurious, perfect for a relaxing getaway. Despite being eco-friendly, guests will still feel pampered and spoiled with the 5-star amenities provided. The hotel also offers a luxurious safari experience where guests can enjoy the wilderness without sacrificing comfort. Overall, Cinnamon Wild Yala is an exceptional and beautiful hotel next to the Yala National Park.


Yes, Cinnamon Wild Yala has pool(s) that belong to one or more of the following categories: Outdoor Pool.

No, a spa isn't available at Cinnamon Wild Yala.

No, Cinnamon Wild Yala doesn't allow dogs.

No, parking facilities aren't available at Cinnamon Wild Yala.

No, Cinnamon Wild Yala doesn't have a gym.

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