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Cinnamon WildYala National Park, Sri Lanka

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Cinnamon Wild
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Cinnamon Wild

Cinnamon Wild

4 star
Yala National Park, Sri Lanka

Hotel Overview

Located by the border of the Yala National Park, Cinnamon Wild is a superb game lodge home to 66 chalets. Yala National Park stretches over 979 square kilometres of land and has one of the highest leopard densities in the whole world and is also inhabited by many mammals including big game.

Cinnamon Wild has 6 beach chalets and 60 jungle chalets decorated with vintage pieces and offering a rustic chic feel. They are equipped with air-conditioning, a 32 inch LCD television, a DVD player, Wi-Fi, safe, complimentary toiletries, complimentary tea and coffee-making facilities, mini bar, telephone and hairdryer.

When guests are not out and about in the Yala National Park, relax by the freshwater swimming pool, restaurant or in one of the lounges including: the lounge bar, pool bar, courtesy lounge or observation deck lounge boasting 360 degree views where if you are lucky you might see a leopard! Bush dinners and picnic breakfasts can also be arranged for guests.

Aside from safari excursions with the resident naturalists, visitors to Cinnamon Wild may wish to spend their time going on nature treks, bird watching trails, turtle watching trails, mini night safaris, camping trips in the wild and enjoying after dinner movies and wildlife slide shows. Bird lovers could spot over 215 bird species and in-depth bird lectures take place at the lodge. Diving enthusiasts can go to the Great Basses near Kirinda, one of the richest dive sites in Sri Lanka, where you can swim with eagle rays, snappers, sharks and go through caves and shipwrecks! Exclusive to Sri Lanka, the Sri Lankan sloth bear can also be spotted in the Yala National Park eating ants, termites and Palu berries.

Hotel & Room Facilities


  • Boutique
  • Excursions
  • Family Friendly
  • Ideal for Couples
  • Library
  • Open-Air Amphitheatre
  • Wi-Fi internet access
  • Bar
  • Destination Dining
  • Lounge
  • Pool Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Dive centre
  • Swimming Pool

Room Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • DVD Player
  • Flat Screen LCD Television - 32''
  • Hairdryer
  • In-Room Safe
  • Internet Access ((Wi-Fi))
  • Stocked Mini-Bar
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Telephone

Cinnamon Wild Room Details

Jungle Chalet
Jungle Chalet
Set amidst jungle foliage, these rooms have a private veranda/deck and all modern amenities including TV, wi-fi and air-conditioning.
Beach Chalet
Beach Chalet
Similar in design to Jungle Chalets, these are close to the beach with private deck.
No. of Rooms: 66

Customer Hotel Reviews

R Phillips says:

The excursion to Hiriwaduna was one of the highlights of our trip as was the hotel at Ulagalla Resort. On days 3 and 5 the location of the hotels in relation to the excursions could have been better as they were 75 minutes drive away, however overall the holiday was one of the best we have ever had. Thank you!

February 15, 2015
J Gerken says:

Well we asked for diversity in our holiday and that's what we got!! We started off by visiting the Sigirya Rock Fortress and then the temples at Polonnaruwa to get into the history and culture of Sri Lanka along with the Rangiri Dambulla Cave Temple whilst on route to Kandy. Kandy is home to the temple that holds the ToothRelic and is not to be missed along with a visit to the cultural show and The Royal Botanical Gardens. Then off to the mountains to visit the tea plantations for freshly picked tea, fabulous views and a delicious lunch overlooking a stunning waterfall. We stayed at the Heritance Tea Factory Hotel here which is very quirky. A meal on the train behind the hotel was so much fun, the Guard being the star of the show! Next we travelled to Udawalawe National Park which was fantastic, we saw so many elephants, water buffalo, jackal and birds but sadly no leopards.

Yala was our next destination for another safari, this one was much busier with jeeps everywhere and very little wildlife to be seen for obvious reasons, although a deer did stop by the hotel swimming pool for a drink and crocodiles slept on the banks of the lake!Our last stop on Sri Lanka was at Galle which was wonderful, lots of intriguing little lanes to explore down and history to soak up. All our hotels were fabulous, the food and the service excellent, our favourite being Fort Printers in Galle followed closely by Cinnamom Lodge in Habrana. We had a guide for all our time here who was good company, informative, and took us to all the best restaurants for lunch!! The Maldives were heavenly, a lump in my throat and tears in my eyes as we left for home means I hope one day I will be lucky enough to return to this wonderful place! Thank you Anna Rushbrooke for arranging the most wonderful of holidays you certainly exceeded our expectations, hope to travel with Western & Oriental again soon!! 

January 25, 2015

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Why use our specialist service?

Our destination experts provide a personalised service to tailormake your dream holiday. Within our experienced team we have visited most of the properties we feature and will be able to give you expertise and specialist knowledge from our first hand experience. You will be offered a direct telephone number, so you are able to speak to the same specialist from the time you pick up the phone until your documents are sent out.

Do I have to travel on certain dates and only do the itineraries suggested?

No, we tailormake all our holidays and subject to availability you will be able to travel on any date. The itineraries and holidays on our website are for inspiration and are suggestions only, you can change any aspect according to your personal requirements and available spend.

How far in advance should I book my holiday?

Many customers are under the illusion that booking late secures the best prices. This is often not the case and it is advisable to book early especially if travelling in peak seasons such as Christmas, Easter or school holidays. Many hotels and airlines actually offer special “Early Booking Offers” so you are able to secure the best price early on.

I don’t know what board basis to book. Can I eat out locally, should I consider All Inclusive?

It's always a difficult decision to make before you travel. Call one of our destination experts, who will be happy to advise you on local restaurants and prices you can expect to pay in resort.

What can I do when I get there?

There are many excursions, activities and highlights that are not to be missed out on, whilst in the country. Please contact our experts for advise on whether to prebook these before travel.

What financial protection do you offer?

When booking through Western and Oriental, if your flight is delayed or cancelled due to bad weather or you have a problem in resort it is our responsibility you are taken care of. We offer a 24 hour emergency number to assist with any issues you may have in resort and all of our flight inclusive holidays are financially protected through ATOL bonding for your protection.


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