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Yala Safari Camping Hotel
Kataragama,Yala - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Bicycle rental
  3. Pets allowed
  4. Car park
  5. Shuttle service
  6. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  7. Front desk [24-hour]
  8. Check-in/out [express]
"We had two nights at yala safari camping with our two young children. The beauty and views from the main structure are indescribable. Just amazing. The staff are very attentive and tents are stunning. The staff even surprised me with a birthday cake. Then there was the food! This was just amazing. The chef kelum did such an amazing job and was the best food we had on our journey. Our safari was also great. Hugely recommended and worth the money. Thank you mahesh, Ravi, archi, kelum and all the other staff. "
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9.1

Exceptional

58 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 524
Ekho Safari Tissa
Yala Tissamaharama,Yala - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Car park
  3. Shuttle service
  4. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  5. Hot tub
  6. Sauna
  7. Front desk [24-hour]
  8. Luggage storage
"My Husband and I went to Sri Lanka for our 1 year Wedding anniversary. We were doing so much sightseeing we forgot the purpose of our trip until we stayed here. I had mentioned when booking that we would be celebrating our anniversary while staying and they had such lovely and thoughtful surprises for us. We got a really nice cold refreshing ginger ice tea upon arrival. They had gone to the trouble of spelling out their good wishes for us on the bed with coconut tree leaves and later that evening when we had finished our meal, all the waiters, the waitress and manager brought us a specially made anniversary cake with one candle for 1 year married. We got such a surprise I almost got emotional, they all congratulated us, we were so happy. Housekeeping staff were very nice too and noticed we had taken a flower into the room that we liked, the next day he had picked us a bunch and put them in a vase in our room. The room was always very clean, we never needed to ask for anything. I can't say enough good things about this Hotel and their staff. They should be very proud. They made our trip to Sri Lanka very memorable, memories we will cherish."
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8.1

Excellent

1089 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 109
Cinnamon Wild Yala Hotel
Yala Tissamaharama,Yala - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Bicycle rental
  3. Valet parking
  4. Shuttle service
  5. Swimming pool [indoor]
  6. Fitness center
  7. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  8. Front desk [24-hour]
"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. "
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8.9

Excellent

779 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 329
Big Game - Yala by Eco Team
Kataragama,Yala - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Valet parking
  3. Shuttle service
  4. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  5. Game room
  6. Front desk [24-hour]
  7. Check-in/out [express]
  8. BBQ facilities
"This is glamping at its best!. We arrived after completing a hot and dusty safari at nearby Yala National Park to be greeted by the friendly staff with cool cloths and welcome drinks. They showed us to our tent which was well appointed, even down to the ensuite bathroom. The staff came and collected us for dinner which was a great experience sitting under the stars with the sound of the bush around us. The food was excellently cooked and served. breakfast was very much the same. We did not use the camp safari services but other people who we spoke to spoke highly of the camp safari service and if our experience in Yala is to go to it is a healthy park with lots of interest. A great stay thank you! "
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8.6

Excellent

121 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 210
DoubleTree by Hilton Weerawila Rajawarna Resort
Yala Tissamaharama,Yala - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Bicycle rental
  3. Car park
  4. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  5. Fitness center
  6. Spa
  7. Front desk [24-hour]
  8. BBQ facilities
"The staff was excellent they were so courteous and friendly."
9.2

Exceptional

123 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 189
Mahoora - Yala by Eco Team
Yala National Park Area,Yala - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Valet parking
  3. Shuttle service
  4. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  5. Game room
  6. Front desk [24-hour]
  7. Check-in/out [express]
  8. BBQ facilities
"I thoroughly enjoyed being away from the hustle and bustle of the city (although you still do experience a bit of the bloodlust on the safari as tourists chase around in a bid to find wildlife). The staff were great, friendly and attentive. The food was pretty standard but that didn't bother us, there were bugs aplenty, and the mid-afternoon heat was almost unbearable. Most tourists stay a night, we stayed two, either way you don't stay long enough for any of the inconveniences to get to you. The fun of the safaris and the attention from the staff distracts you from all of that. The rustic, tented living is definitely an experience. Expect: pitch-black nights, fire torches, early morning safaris, bumpy roads, the big outdoors, the sun, good butlers, and a just completely different experience. It was good fun. It was a little pricey but I'm glad I went with Mahoora instead of just a regular hotel."
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8.4

Excellent

32 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 240
Mandara Rosen Hotel
Yala Tissamaharama,Yala - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Valet parking
  3. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  4. Front desk [24-hour]
  5. Swimming pool [indoor]
  6. Fitness center
  7. Luggage storage
  8. Check-in/out [private]
"Good hotel near Kataragama with all required facilities and a pool with underwater music. Close proximity to the temple. Rooms are spacious and clean. The only negative point is the safari services arranged by the hotel. I would recommend the hotel 100%, but not it's safari services. The safari guy charged us unnecessarily even though he rejected the necessity of a guider although we have asked for a guider service. But he charged us for that service. Since I have been to Yala many times, I knew the surrounding, our driver took us in small routes and finally ended up after seeing few elephants. The negative point was, he was late to start the safari, he refused to have a guide, he didn't provide the receipt until I gave cash, he charged for guider service although hardly explained anything to us. hotel is recommended as it's my third stay there. But never use the safari service provide by hotels. Better to source something on your own by travelling to Yala. Do not reply on the hotel for Sarafi service. "
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7.8

Very good

95 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 89
Tranquil Wild
Yala National Park Area,Yala - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Valet parking
  3. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  4. Front desk [24-hour]
  5. Swimming pool [indoor]
  6. Game room
  7. Bicycles
  8. Check-in/out [express]
"We had a really nice time in Tranquil Wild! We love the location, just at the Gates of the National park and aside from the noise and polution. The room was big, comfortable and super clean. The owner and the staff were very nice people and were super helpful. The food at the resort's Restaurant was delicious, portions large and prices very reasonable. We also took part in a safari organised by the resort, which we enjoyed a lot. "
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8.4

Excellent

11 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 58
Laya Safari Hotel
Yala Tissamaharama,Yala - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Valet parking
  3. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  4. Front desk [24-hour]
  5. Swimming pool [indoor]
  6. Hot tub
  7. Check-in/out [express]
  8. BBQ facilities
" Beautiful hotel with imaginative architecture; modern twist on indigenous Sri Lankan styles. Buildings raised on heavy stilts with big balconies overlooking the beach and steeply pitched corrugated iron roofs. Lovely infinity pool, long enough to swim and do proper lengths. Beach long, gorgeous and completely deserted although the sea was too rough to swim in. Lovely villa room from which we saw outside iguana, wild boar, rabbits and monkeys who enjoyed playing noisily on the roof one morning. Very cheerful and helpful staff. I particularly want to mention SUSANTHA who looked after us really well all the time, especially at meals and kept an eye on his younger colleagues whose English was not as good as his. If he's not the manager, he could and should be. This man is a credit to the hotel. Promote him! On the negative side: aircon unit placed directly above the bed which is a design error. Couldn't turn it off completely. Buffet dinner first night was very tasty but only lukewarm. Front door scraped on the floor every time we opened it. Finally please stop playing banal western pop music all day long all around the hotel. We get plenty of this at home and as most guests come for the beauty and peacefulness, it's a shame that pap-pop should compete with the natural music of the birds and crashing waves. Very convenient for Yala game reserve as it is only 5-10 minutes drive from park entrance gates. I'd definitely stay there again without hesitation. "
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8.5

Excellent

201 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 180
Blue Turtle Hotel
Yala Tissamaharama,Yala - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Car park
  3. Shuttle service
  4. BBQ facilities
  5. Golf course [on-site]
  6. Swimming pool [outdoor]
  7. Luggage storage
  8. Contactless check-in/out
"The Blue Turtle was a wonderful place to stay - and probably our favourite place to stay in Sri Lanka. We couldn't fault it at all - staff very kind and helpful, room delightful, pool a very nice temperature, and food delicious. Their Sri Lankan breakfast introduced us to curd and honey which is now one of our favourite desserts. Very convenient to get to Yala. "
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8.8

Excellent

170 reviews

Fast facts about Yala, Sri Lanka

Accommodations570 properties
Popular hotelEkho Safari Tissa
Popular areaYala Tissamaharama
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What's the average price of a hotel in Yala this evening?

The average price for a 3-star resort in Yala this evening is USD 45. The average price for a 4-star resort in Yala this evening is USD 130. The average price for a 5-star property in Yala this evening is USD 287.

What are the best resorts in Yala for two guests?

Properties in Yala that are significantly ranked by couples include Ekho Safari Tissa, Jetwing Yala and Cinnamon Wild Yala Hotel.

What are the preferred accommodations located in Yala for business travelers?

Hotels found in Yala which are very highly rated by business visitors are Ekho Safari Tissa, Jetwing Yala and Cinnamon Wild Yala Hotel.

What places to stay in Yala are highly rated regarding hygiene?

Resortsin Yala that is exceptionally rated for sanitation include Avonil Resort Yala, Lake Villa Resort and Wild Lotus Yala.

What hotels located in Yala are exceptionally rated with regards to location?

Hotelslocated in Yala which is well rated for location include Lake Villa Resort, Yakaduru - Yala and Yala Dream Park.

What are the very best accommodations around Yala equipped with spas?

Verified tourists to Yala have given exceptional feedback relating to the spa at Gaga Bees Hotel.

What are the recommended pet-friendly resorts found in Yala?

Verified travelers to Yala have given top reviews for Cinnamon Wild Yala Hotel as being a pet-friendly resort.

What are the most suitable resorts located in Yala that have a private beach?

Properties that have a private beach found in Yala that are well rated include Happy Beach Sea View Room, Happy Beach Sea View Room and Happy Beach Sea View Room.

What are the preferred wheelchair accessible hotels found in Yala?

Wheelchair-accessible hotels found in Yala that are very highly rated include Forestville Yala, Nehansa Resort and safari, and Nehansa Resort and safari.

When should I travel to Yala?

Last year, Yala gained its most visitors during the month of December. However, make sure to consider other months during which there are a fewer amount of visitors, as the most popular destinations will be less packed.

Is quarantine needed for unvaccinated foreigners to enter Yala?

Quarantine is not required for unvaccinated travelers to enter Yala from outside the country. For updated and in depth information on travel restrictons, please have a look at the official websites of the travel authority or government of the country you wish to travel to, or go to here.

Is evidence of vaccination required to enter Yala?

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is not required to enter Yala from outside the country. For further details, please reach out to local authority or check out here.

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Discover the Best Time to Visit Yala, Sri Lanka

Yala, Sri Lanka is a beautiful destination that offers visitors an array of unique experiences. The best time to visit Yala is between February and July, which is the dry season. During this time, the weather is warm and sunny, and there is little to no rainfall. This makes it the perfect time to explore the national park and take part in outdoor activities such as hiking and camping. The wet season runs from August to January, during which there is a higher chance of rainfall. However, the wet season is also a great time to visit Yala as the park is lush and green, and the wildlife is more active.

Explore the Top Fun Things to Do in Yala, Sri Lanka

Yala is known for its wildlife and is home to a variety of species such as elephants, leopards, and crocodiles. One of the top things to do in Yala is to take a safari tour of the national park. There are several tour companies that offer guided tours of the park, and visitors can choose between a half-day or full-day tour. During the tour, visitors can see the wildlife up close and learn about the park's history and conservation efforts. Another popular activity in Yala is hiking. The park has several hiking trails that offer stunning views of the surrounding landscape. Visitors can also go camping in the park and spend a night under the stars. The park has several campsites that offer basic amenities such as toilets and showers. For those interested in culture and history, a visit to the Sithulpawwa Rock Temple is a must. The temple is located within the national park and dates back to the 2nd century BC. It is known for its impressive rock carvings and ancient architecture.

Why Agoda.com is the Best Choice for Booking Hotels in Yala

When it comes to booking a hotel in Yala, Agoda.com is the best choice. Agoda.com offers a wide range of hotels to choose from, including Lake View Cottage, My Village, Richards Cabanas, Ekho Safari Tissa, and Moon Light Guest House. These hotels offer comfortable accommodations at affordable prices, making them the perfect choice for budget-conscious travelers. Agoda.com also offers a user-friendly platform that makes it easy to book a hotel in Yala. The website is easy to navigate, and visitors can filter their search results based on their preferences, such as price range, location, and amenities. Agoda.com also offers 24/7 customer support, ensuring that travelers have a hassle-free experience when booking their hotel in Yala.

Travel Tips for a Hassle-Free Trip to Yala, Sri Lanka

When traveling to Yala, it is important to be prepared. Here are some travel tips to ensure a hassle-free trip: 1. Bring insect repellent: Yala is home to several species of mosquitoes and other insects. Bringing insect repellent can help prevent bites and keep you comfortable during your trip. 2. Dress appropriately: Yala is a conservative area, and visitors should dress modestly. It is also important to wear comfortable clothing and shoes, especially if you plan on hiking or camping. 3. Bring cash: Many of the shops and restaurants in Yala do not accept credit cards, so it is important to bring cash with you. 4. Stay hydrated: Yala can get hot and humid, so it is important to stay hydrated. Bring a reusable water bottle with you and refill it as needed.

Where to Stay in Yala: A Guide to Accommodations

Yala offers a range of accommodations to suit every budget and preference. Here are some of the top accommodations in Yala: 1. Lake View Cottage: This hotel offers comfortable accommodations with stunning views of the surrounding lake. It is located within close proximity to the national park and offers easy access to all the top attractions in Yala. 2. My Village: This hotel offers traditional Sri Lankan-style accommodations with modern amenities. It is located within close proximity to the national park and offers easy access to all the top attractions in Yala. 3. Richards Cabanas: This hotel offers comfortable accommodations at affordable prices. It is located within close proximity to the national park and offers easy access to all the top attractions in Yala. 4. Ekho Safari Tissa: This hotel offers luxurious accommodations with stunning views of the surrounding landscape. It is located within close proximity to the national park and offers easy access to all the top attractions in Yala. 5. Moon Light Guest House: This hotel offers basic accommodations at affordable prices. It is located within close proximity to the national park and offers easy access to all the top attractions in Yala.

Indulge in the Best Local Food in Yala, Sri Lanka

Yala is known for its delicious cuisine, which is a blend of Sri Lankan and South Indian flavors. Some of the must-try dishes in Yala include: 1. Kottu Roti: This is a popular Sri Lankan street food that is made with shredded roti, vegetables, and meat. It is often served with a spicy curry sauce. 2. String Hoppers: This is a traditional Sri Lankan dish that is made with steamed rice noodles. It is often served with a coconut sambal and spicy curry. 3. Hoppers: This is a crispy pancake that is made with rice flour and coconut milk. It is often served with a spicy curry sauce and a fried egg. 4. Pol Sambol: This is a spicy coconut relish that is often served as a side dish. It is made with grated coconut, chili peppers, and lime juice.

How to Get to Yala, Sri Lanka: A Comprehensive Guide

Yala is located in the southern part of Sri Lanka and is easily accessible by road. The closest airport to Yala is Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport, which is located about 30 km from the national park. From the airport, visitors can take a taxi or hire a car to get to Yala. Visitors can also take a bus from Colombo to Yala. The bus journey takes about 7 hours and is a great way to see the countryside. There are also several private tour companies that offer guided tours of Yala and the surrounding areas.

Uncover Fascinating Fun Facts About Yala, Sri Lanka

Yala is a fascinating destination with a rich history and culture. Here are some fun facts about Yala: 1. Yala National Park is the second-largest national park in Sri Lanka. 2. The park is home to several endangered species, including the Sri Lankan elephant and the Sri Lankan leopard. 3. The park has a long history and was once used as a hunting ground by British colonizers. 4. Yala is also known for its beautiful beaches, which are some of the most pristine in Sri Lanka.

Experience the Best of Yala, Sri Lanka: Reasons to Visit

Yala is a destination that offers visitors an array of unique experiences. From the stunning wildlife to the beautiful beaches, there is something for everyone in Yala. Here are some reasons to visit Yala: 1. Wildlife: Yala is home to a variety of wildlife, including elephants, leopards, and crocodiles. Visitors can take a safari tour of the national park and see the wildlife up close. 2. Beaches: Yala has some of the most beautiful beaches in Sri Lanka. Visitors can relax on the beach or take part in water sports such as surfing and snorkeling. 3. Culture: Yala has a rich history and culture, and visitors can explore ancient temples and ruins. 4. Adventure: Yala offers several adventure activities such as hiking, camping, and rock climbing. Overall, Yala is a destination that offers visitors a unique and unforgettable experience. Whether you are interested in wildlife, culture, or adventure, Yala has something for everyone. With the help of Agoda.com, booking your hotel in Yala has never been easier.