Cinnamon Wild Yala Hotel
Cinnamon Wild Yala Hotel
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1,772 reviews

1,772 reviews

Location 9.4
Cleanliness 9.2
Room comfort and quality 9.0
Service 8.9
Facilities 8.8
Value for money 8.5
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Location rating score

Exceptional location
Closest landmarks
Yala National Park
2.1 km
Yala National Park Information Centre
2.3 km
Palatupana Maha Lewaya
3.0 km
Kirinda Beach
8.4 km
Kirinda Fishing Port
8.7 km

Cinnamon Wild Yala Hotel

P.O. Box 1, Yala Tissamaharama, Yala, Sri Lanka, 82600 - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Conveniently situated in the Yala Tissamaharama part of Yala, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Rated with 5 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to massage, restaurant and fitness center on-site.


Hygiene Plus

Sparkling clean

Front desk [24-hour]

Excellent room comfort & quality

Airport transfer


Airport transfer

Bicycle rental

Valet parking

Shuttle service

Swimming pool [indoor]

Fitness center

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Front desk [24-hour]

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Yala every 48 minutes on
Value for money8.5
Location rating9.4
Nearest airportWeerawila Airport (WRZ)
Distance to airport18.8 km

Rooms available at Cinnamon Wild Yala Hotel

Room comfort & quality


Jungle Chalet
  • Room size: 33 m²/355 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 double bed or 2 single be...
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Beach Chalet
  • Room size: 33 m²/355 ft²
  • Beach view
  • 1 double bed
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Jungle Chalet with A10% Discount for Lunch and Dinner and Select Beverages.20% Off for A Guided Nature Walk.Early Check-in and Late Check-Out Are Subject to Availability
  • Room size: 33 m²/355 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 double bed
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Weekday Offer: Jungle Chalet (20% off on Selected Food & Beverage)
  • Room size: 33 m²/355 ft²
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Weekday Offer: Jungle Chalet with a FREE Safari, 20% off F&B
  • Room size: 33 m²/355 ft²
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Weekday Offer: Jungle Chalet (20% off on Selected Food & Beverage and 10% off on Yala Safari)
  • Room size: 33 m²/355 ft²
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Triple Room
  • Balcony/terrace
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Superior Chalet
  • Balcony/terrace
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Beach chalet single
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    Chalet Standard
    • Balcony/terrace
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    Frequently asked questions

    Does Cinnamon Wild Yala Hotel offer airport transfer?

    Cinnamon Wild Yala Hotel offers airport transfer service upon request with an additional fee of 4000 LKR in local currency. To request, check the box on the booking form just before the payment page.

    What kind of non-water sports and outdoor activities are readily available at Cinnamon Wild Yala Hotel?

    Cinnamon Wild Yala Hotel features non-water sport and outdoor activities such as hiking trails, and bicycle rental for you to take advantage of while staying here.

    Does Cinnamon Wild Yala Hotel provide laundry services?

    Yes! Cinnamon Wild Yala Hotel offers laundry service at your disposal and even hot water linen and laundry washing for whenever you need your favorite shirts or dresses clean and fresh all throughout your vacation. Please contact the property for more information.

    Does Cinnamon Wild Yala Hotel provide dry cleaning services?

    Yes! Cinnamon Wild Yala Hotel offers dry cleaning service that is accessible all throughout your stay, ensuring that you're always looking your absolutely best in your favorite outfit. Please contact the property for more information.

    What is the typical travel time to the nearest airport from Cinnamon Wild Yala Hotel?

    The average travel time to get from Cinnamon Wild Yala Hotel to the airport is 390 minutes, but please take into account that the travel time may vary based on traffic, weather conditions, and time of day.

    At what time of the year is Cinnamon Wild Yala Hotel most popular?

    Cinnamon Wild Yala Hotel's most popular month where verified tourists have stayed the most is in December.

    What was the average room rate for Cinnamon Wild Yala Hotel been in the past month?

    The average room rate for Cinnamon Wild Yala Hotel in the past month is 237.54 USD, compared to city's average of 90.32 USD.

    What time is check-in and check-out at Cinnamon Wild Yala Hotel?

    Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Visitors checking in or out before or after the designated hours may be charged an additional fee.

    Is breakfast offered at Cinnamon Wild Yala Hotel?

    Wake up to an exceptional continental and buffet breakfast at Cinnamon Wild Yala Hotel. Customers can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 3500 LKR for adults if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is usually included for less than buying it at the resort.

    What people love about Cinnamon Wild Yala Hotel

    • 8.4


      "Nice swimming pool and clean, comfortable rooms."



      March 6, 2022

    • 10


      "Really clean, staff very helpful even when things didn’t go to plan."



      February 22, 2022

    • 9.2


      "Excellent breakfast."



      December 2, 2021

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    More about Cinnamon Wild Yala Hotel

    More about Cinnamon Wild Yala Hotel

    Cinnamon Wild Yala Hotel

    Enjoy all that Cinnamon Wild Yala Hotel has to offer! Keep up with all your communications easily with the resort's free Wi-Fi. Getting from and back to the airport can be easily arranged with the resort's airport transfer services. Taxi and car hire services provided by the resort make exploring Yala even more convenient.
    Guests can enjoy free parking right at the resort. Front desk services including concierge service, express check-in or check-out, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes can assist with your needs. Getting tickets for the city's best entertainment is easy through the resort's ticket service and tours. Get cozy and warm in the lobby with the resort's charming on-site fireplace.
    Packing light is possible at Cinnamon Wild Yala Hotel thanks to the resort's dry cleaning service and laundry service keeping your clothes clean. Feeling lazy? In-room conveniences like room service and daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your room time. For the comfort and health of all guests, smoking is not permitted anywhere within the resort. Smoking is allowed only in the designated smoking areas provided by resort.
    Enjoy the services offered at Cinnamon Wild Yala Hotel from the convenience of your guestroom. For your comfort, some rooms at the resort are equipped with linen service, blackout curtains and air conditioning. Some rooms at Cinnamon Wild Yala Hotel even come with extra design features such as a balcony or terrace. In-room entertainment amenities are available in some rooms and include television and cable TV.
    In some select rooms, you can find a refrigerator, a coffee or tea maker, bottled water, instant coffee and mini bar at your disposal. Cinnamon Wild Yala Hotel also provides a hair dryer, toiletries, bathrobes and towels in bathrooms for select rooms.

    Dining and things to do

    Every day at Cinnamon Wild Yala Hotel begins with a delicious in-house breakfast. Enjoy the morning bliss with a sip of good coffee at the cafe located in the resort. A variety of convenient and tasty dining options are waiting for you at the resort, for whenever you get hungry. A memorable night with your travel companions can be had without going far, at the resort's bar.
    Do you prefer to cook your own meals? Then you'll love the in-house BBQ facilities and shared kitchen.
    Fill your days with the array of activities and facilities offered at Cinnamon Wild Yala Hotel. Be sure to spend some time exploring the beach, which is accessible directly from the resort. End your days in total relaxation with a visit to the massage and spa. Spend some time relaxing at the resort's pool.
    Sip your favorite cocktail outdoors at the resort's poolside bar. Check out the resort's fitness facility to stay fit and firm on vacation. Cool off on hot days by joining water-world activities like diving. Engage in some easy evening fun with other guests with the resort's hiking trails.
    Grab some last-minute needs or local souvenirs for yourself or those back home without having to go anywhere at the shops available right on-site.

    Reasons to stay here

    Past guests love the cleanliness here, ranking it higher than 98% of the city's accommodation.
    Ranking higher than 98% of the city's accommodations options, this is a great choice for location.
    Guests who stayed here really appreciated the room comfort, scoring it higher than 98% of accommodations in the city.

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    Amenities and facilities



    Most talked about facilities

    Food & Dining

    60 mentions

    Swimming Pool

    30 mentions


    16 mentions


    13 mentions

    Languages spoken
    • English
    • Wheelchair accessible
    Internet access
    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
    • Internet
    • Internet services
    • Wi-Fi in public areas
    Things to do, ways to relax
    • Billiards
    • Diving
    • Fitness center
    • Garden
    • Hiking
    • Massage
    • Outdoor recreational features
    • Pool with view
    • Spa
    • Spa/sauna
    • Swimming pool [indoor]
    • Swimming pool [outdoor]
    • Ticket services
    • Tours
    Cleanliness and safety
    • Anti-viral cleaning products
    • Cashless payment service
    • Daily disinfection in all rooms
    • Daily disinfection in common areas
    • Doctor/nurse on call
    • Face coverings on staff
    • First aid kit
    • Free face masks
    • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Hot water linen and laundry washing
    • Hygiene certification
    • Individually-wrapped food options
    • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
    • Professional-grade sanitizing services
    • Protective screens in common areas
    • Room sanitization opt-out available
    • Rooms sanitized between stays
    • Safe dining setup
    • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
    • Shared stationery removed
    • Staff trained in safety protocol
    • Temperature check for guests and staff
    Dining, drinking, and snacking
    • Alternative meal arrangement
    • Bar
    • BBQ facilities
    • Breakfast [buffet]
    • Breakfast [continental]
    • Coffee shop
    • Happy hour
    • Kitchen
    • Poolside bar
    • Restaurants
    • Room service
    • Shared kitchen
    Services and conveniences
    • Air conditioning in public area
    • Concierge
    • Contactless check-in/out
    • Currency exchange
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Doorman
    • Dry cleaning
    • Elevator
    • Facilities for disabled guests
    • Fireplace
    • Food delivery
    • Invoice provided
    • Ironing service
    • Laundry service
    • Luggage storage
    • Meeting/banquet facilities
    • Postal service
    • Safety deposit boxes
    • Shops
    • Smoke-free property
    • Smoking area
    • Terrace
    For the kids
    • Family room
    • Kids meal
    • Swimming pool [kids]
    • CCTV in common areas
    • CCTV outside property
    • Check-in/out [express]
    • Fire extinguisher
    • Front desk [24-hour]
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Pets allowed
    • Security [24-hour]
    • Smoke alarms
    Getting around
    • Airport transfer
    • Bicycle parking
    • Car park [free of charge]
    • Car park [nearby]
    • Car park [on-site]
    • Car power charging station
    • Rental car
    • Shuttle service
    • Taxi service
    • Valet parking
    Sports equipment rental
    • Bicycle rental
    Available in all rooms
    • Accessible vanities
    • Adapter
    • Air conditioning
    • Alarm clock
    • Baby cot (upon request)
    • Balcony/terrace
    • Bathtub
    • Closet
    • Clothes dryer
    • Clothes rack
    • Coffee/tea maker
    • Desk
    • Electric kettle
    • Fan
    • Fire extinguisher
    • Fireplace
    • Free bottled water
    • Free welcome drink
    • Hair dryer
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Individual air conditioning
    • In-room safe box
    • Internet access – LAN
    • Internet access – wireless
    • Ironing facilities
    • LAN Internet in room [free]
    • Linens
    • Locker
    • Mini bar
    • Mirror
    • Non-smoking
    • Outdoor furniture
    • Pool facilities
    • Private bathroom
    • Private entrance
    • Refrigerator
    • Safety/security feature
    • Satellite/cable channels
    • Shower
    • Sleep comfort items
    • Slippers
    • Smoke detector
    • Socket near the bed
    • Swimming pool [direct access]
    • Telephone
    • Toiletries
    • Towels
    • Trash cans
    • Wake-up service
    • Walk-in shower
    • Wi-Fi [free]
    • Window
    • Wine glasses
    • Wooden/parqueted flooring

    Food and dining

    Breakfast options
    • American
    • Asian
    • Continental
    • Halal
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan
    • Full English/Irish
    • Gluten-free
    • Buffet
    Restaurants on site
    • Cuisine: Italian, Local, Seafood
    • Menu: A-la-carte


    P.O. Box 1, Yala Tissamaharama, Yala, Sri Lanka, 82600


    • Weerawila Airport (WRZ)
      18.8 km
    • Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (HRI)
      31.4 km
    Public transportation
    • Tissamaharama Bus Station
      13.2 km
    Hospital or clinic
    • Medical Center Dr. S.D. Lakshika Sewwandi
      12.7 km
    Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.

    Property policies

    Children and extra beds

    Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

    All children are welcome.

    Infant 0-5 year(s)
    Stay for free if using existing bedding.
    Baby cot/crib available upon request
    Children 6-11 year(s)
    Stay for free if using existing bedding.
    If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
    Guests 12 years and older are considered as adults
    Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
    • Guests are advised to arrive before 09:00 PM due to the animals and low visibility.
    • Children 6 – 11 years old will be charged USD 40 per child per night when using existing bedding. Children 12 years and over are considered as adults.
    • Kindly note, providing DRIVER'S ACCOMODATION facility will only be on availability due to limited number of slots available as per the COVID19 guidelines imposed by the government until further notice.
    • Please note that the property will be charging an additional 2.56% of the total rate for arrivals, effective from October 1st onwards, in the event that the final room bill will be paid in LKR.
    • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

    Some helpful facts

    • Check-in from14:00
    • Check-out until12:00
    • Reception open until22:00
    Getting around
    • Airport transfer fee4000 LKR
    • Travel time to airport (minutes)390
    • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)3500 LKR
    The property
    • Number of bars/lounges1
    • Number of restaurants1
    • Number of rooms 68
    • Room voltage220
    • Year property opened2003
    • Most recent renovation2011

    Reviews of Cinnamon Wild Yala Hotel from real guests

    Provided by verified guests of Agoda
    Room comfort and quality9.0
    Value for money8.5
    High score for Yala
    9+ Exceptional (363)
    8-9 Excellent (123)
    7-8 Very Good (81)
    6-7 Good (28)
    <6 Below Expectation (24)

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    Showing 619 verified guest comments
    Deborah from United Kingdom
    Stayed 1 night in February 2022

    Into the wild…”

    Great location, saw so much wildlife within minutes not even needing to leave the hotel. Really clean, staff very helpful even when things didn’t go to plan. A few mosquitos as it had just rained but the jungle chalet was so clean and the mosquito net around the bed was clean and even pretty looking. My husband and I stayed for two nights and had an amazing safari booked separately (recommend this! @campleaopard). Food was good, recommend the buffet (there was a long wait for food at the al la carte, and when you have to get up at 0500 am for a morning safari this is an issue!) great drinks. Recommend the rooftop bar for a beautiful sunset. Would definitely come again.

    Reviewed February 22, 2022

    Dear Deborah, Greetings from Cinnamon Wild Yala! We thank you for the valuable time taken to express your views about Cinnamon Wild Yala. We are delighted that you enjoyed our facilities, and experienced hospitable service from our team. It was a pleasure to have you with us and we all look forward to seeing you again soon. Thank you.

    Responded February 24, 2022
    Cinnamon Wild Yala Hotel
    Dianne from Australia
    Jungle Chalet
    Stayed 3 nights in March 2023

    Uniquely wild! ”

    The unique property is a must in Sri Lanka. Set amongst the jungle you have every luxury of a top hotel. Staff, facilities, food and location 5 stars. We loved our jungle chalet.

    Reviewed April 01, 2023

    Dear Dianne, Greetings from Cinnamon Wild Yala. Firstly, thank you very much for taking your time to review Cinnamon Wild Yala. We believe your effort will help us motivate our associates, improve our standards and encourage more tourists to visit our beautiful island and in particular to our destination in Yala. Cinnamon Wild Yala is situated in one of the most unique destinations of Sri Lanka where Wild life, nature and amazing people display the beauty and the warm hospitality of Sri Lanka. We are delighted you enjoyed our accommodation facilities, our amazing culinary offerings and the amazing service in the resort. Your kind and encouraging words are truly appreciated and we hope to improve from this point taking our Sri Lankan quality to the world outside. We hope to see you again soon. Until next time, we wish you all the very best. Stay Safe. Cheers. Yours sincerely, Lashanthan Gopalan Resort Manager Cinnamon Wild Yala

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    Cinnamon Wild Yala Hotel
    Lucy from United Kingdom
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2015

    Luxury in the Wilderness”

    Beautiful design and layout, spacious and comfortable cabins, friendly, relaxed but attentive staff

    We stayed for 2 nights, booked on the spur of the moment seeing a flash sale on Agoda. We couldn't have been happier with our Jungle Cabin - it was spacious, comfortable, well designed and they have thought of almost every little detail. From the mosquito plug-in to the huge umbrellas waiting by the door, these little touches made our stay. The open plan reception and communal areas of the hotel are beautifully decorated and inviting and the pool/bar area overlooking the lake filled with crocs and water buffalo is immaculately kept, even after a torrential downpour! The cabins are scattered through the woodland so the only intrusions to your peace and quiet are the monkeys jumping on your roof. The dinner buffet is vast and varied with a huge range of delicious Sri Lankan and International dishes, and the wine list is very reasonable. Staff went above and beyond to accommodate any request and were always on hand to escort you after dark and shoo buffalo from the doorstep. The gates into Yala National Park are just a few minutes from the hotel so you maximise safari time and arrive before the park gets crowded. I'd recommend Cinnamon Wild Yala to anyone - a beautiful hotel in beautiful surroundings.

    Reviewed April 30, 2015
    Kenneth from Singapore
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2014

    Best in the neighbourhood”

    Service, Nature and Cleaniness

    We were visiting the Yala National Park and we were impressed by the wonderful reviews given to Cinnamon Wild Yala.. and it certainly did not disappoint. For 2 nights, we were treated to exceptional service, comfortable rooms (think oasis within a desert), clean and high quality food served at both the bar and the restaurant. There was a nice pool as well. For those who are looking for a off-the-beaten-track exeprience, cinnamon is the place for u. you will be very close to wildlife, alligators, monkeys, squirrels, elephants.. but you will be safe, of course. The only difficulty we had was the transport there, would be great if the resort could provide airport transfer, or at least transfer from colombo. we hired a driver and it took us 6 hours by car to get there. Not sure if the driver took the wrong way, or if would be better to fly to a nearby airport at mattala (flight timings are limited).

    Reviewed March 31, 2014
    Meryem from Morocco
    Stayed 1 night in February 2014

    Enjoyable and relaxing”

    Location, Staff & Rooms

    We only stayed in Cinnamon Wild for 1 night. Its one of the most popular hotels in Yala National Park so it is packed with groups and tourists from all over. If you are not into that, you better skip it! You are surrounded by nature and animal so it is very relaxing. It is located in the middle of the National Park so it was convenient to start a Safari from there (you can book at the hotel or anywhere else around it). The hotel gave a room free of charge to our driver - which is quite common in Sri Lanka - and a discount on the food. You are advised not to leave your room alone after 6pm to avoid encountering wild animals. The food.. International Buffet for dinner. Not great but good enough. It is the most expensive hotel we stayed at in Sri Lanka though. I believe it is because of Yala being one of the most popular tourist spots in the country.

    Reviewed February 11, 2014
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