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Guest reviews

4.4 out of 5 Excellent
163 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.5/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Free WiFi
Parking included
Air conditioning

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 72-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided


Explore the area

Popular LocationPalatupana Beach6 min walk
Popular LocationKirinda Beach40 min drive
Popular LocationKirinda Temple41 min drive
AirportHambantota (HRI-Mattala Rajapaksa Intl.)107 min drive

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  • Jungle Chalet, 1 Double or 2 Single Beds

    4.7/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 44 sq m
    • Beach view
    • Sleeps 3
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  • Beach Chalet Double Room

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 44 sq m
    • Beach view
    • Sleeps 2
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About this area


Located in Tissamaharama, Cinnamon Wild Yala is on the beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Yala National Park and Palatupana Beach. Make sure you get close to the area's animals with activities such as game drives and game viewing. Our guests appreciate the hotel's quiet location.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Palatupana Beach - 6 min walk
  • Tissa Lake - 31 min drive
  • Kirinda Beach - 40 min drive
  • Kirinda Temple - 41 min drive
  • Tissamaharama Raja Maha Vihara - 56 min drive

About this property

Cinnamon Wild Yala

Waterfront hotel with an outdoor pool
Guests at this beach hotel will appreciate convenient on-site amenities such as a children's pool and barbecue grills. All 68 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi and 24-hour room service. For a bit of entertainment, guests will find LCD TVs with cable channels, and other amenities include minibars and Egyptian cotton sheets.
Cinnamon Wild Yala offers 68 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with minibars and a safe. Each accommodation is individually decorated. Beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets and premium bedding. 42-inch LCD televisions come with premium cable channels. Bathrooms include a shower, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers.

This Tissamaharama hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottles of water and coffee/tea makers. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

An outdoor pool and a children's pool are on site. Other recreational amenities include a fitness centre.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Awards and affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Globe, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows industry sanitisation guidelines of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 72 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free valet parking
  • Pick-up airport shuttle (surcharge) from 6:00 AM to midnight
  • Airport shuttle at scheduled times, on request

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast available for a fee daily 7:30 AM–9:30 AM: LKR 1900 per person
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 poolside bar and 1 bar
  • 24-hour room service

Things to do

  • Billiards/pool table
  • Children's pool
  • Fitness centre
  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Children's pool
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Free supervised childcare/activities
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool


  • Free newspapers in reception
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • 1 meeting room
  • Business centre
  • Conference space


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Beachfront location
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Valet for wheelchair-equipped vehicle
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Ceiling fan
  • Egyptian cotton sheets
  • Linens
  • Premium bedding


  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Towels


  • 42-inch LCD TV
  • TV channels
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Minibar


  • Desk
  • Individually decorated
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone
  • Safe



Check-in between 2:00 PM and anytime
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
Airport shuttle service is available on request from 6:00 AM to midnight
Fees may apply; contact the property in advance to make arrangements

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from September 9 2020 to December 31 2020 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)
  • Fitness facilities

Access methods

Staffed front desk


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

The charges below are included in your overall room price:

  • New Year's Eve gala dinner fee
  • Christmas Eve gala dinner fee

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: LKR 1900 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: LKR 190 per person

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation
Safety features at this property include carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property
The Yala National Park is closed from September 1st to October 15th.

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
A fee for a mandatory Christmas Eve gala dinner is included in the total price displayed for stays on 24 December
A fee for a mandatory New Year's Eve gala dinner is included in the total price displayed for stays on 31 December
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Property is also known as

Cinnamon Wild Yala Lodge Kirinda
Cinnamon Wild Yala Lodge
Cinnamon Wild Yala Kirinda
Cinnamon Wild Yala
Chaaya Wild Yala Hotel Kirinda
Yala Village Kirinda
Cinnamon Wild Yala Sri Lanka/Kirinda
Yala Village Hotel Kirinda
Cinnamon Wild Yala Hotel Palatupana
Cinnamon Wild Yala Palatupana
Cinnamon Wild Yala Hotel
Cinnamon Wild Yala Tissamaharama
Cinnamon Wild Yala Hotel Tissamaharama

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Cinnamon Wild Yala and receive a full refund?
Yes, Cinnamon Wild Yala offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Cinnamon Wild Yala cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Does Cinnamon Wild Yala have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool and a children's pool.
Is Cinnamon Wild Yala pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Cinnamon Wild Yala?
Valet parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Cinnamon Wild Yala?
Check-in is from 2:00 PM to anytime.
What time is check-out at Cinnamon Wild Yala?
Checkout is at noon.
Does Cinnamon Wild Yala provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's a shuttle from the airport to the hotel. A fee of LKR 190 per person applies.
Where is Cinnamon Wild Yala located?
Nestled on the beach, this Tissamaharama hotel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Palatupana Beach and 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from Yala National Park. Kirinda Beach and Kirinda Temple are also within 9 miles (15 km).
163 reviews
5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Poor
1 - Terrible




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner, Travelled with group
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Property was wonderful. Food well priced but not great
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

4/5 Good

Travelled with group
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great hotel with good value for money.
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

4/5 Good

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Not bad, well located, pricey
This is an excellent location for safaris at Yala. The facility is fine, but not luxurious. The bungalows are very nice and very comfortable. The grounds are OK - but not a place I'd want to spend many days in. The driveway into the hotel is not adequately maintained - our driver, who was excellent, would not bring the van down. The food was good, but not great. We felt that the extras - drinks, non-inclusive meals, etc, that you have to pay for, were overpriced for the Sri Lankan economy and comparable hotels, and it felt like they were taking advantage of the fact that you were stuck there. The staff was rather inflexible and not as accommodating as we've typically found in Sri Lanka
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2020

4/5 Good

Travelled with group
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Great hotel and safari
Lovely room, great safari, buffet breakfast was great, the a la carte dinner menu was disappointing but overall a great place to stay. Staff were incredibly friendly and helpful. Would stay again
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020

5/5 Excellent

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Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020

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