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Reviewed 15 April 2016 via mobile

We a group of friends stayed here towards end january for two nights. This is my 3rd visit to panthera in the past 5 yrs and I must admit they hav been consistent with cleanliness and the service provided by the staff tht attends to you. I highly recmmend this place for anyone visiting yala. The only reason I am... More 

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Thank Krishan S
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 7 September 2015

The place is not the best in Yala but it is very comfortable beds and pillows and the huys know how to cook. You can grill out just bring the food you want to be cooked. Toiletries are provided but bring your own towels and Shampoo. There is electricity.. Only set back it came a downpour so we had a... More 

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Thank Jimmy S
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 22 June 2015

Located very close to the Yala national park, A very simple but quite elegant place with outdoor beds (with nets to protect you from mosquitoes ) that open to a view of a vast green land with great ambiance. For those of you who don't like the idea of sleeping out doors there are two rooms out of which one... More 

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Thank StephanAnoj
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 August 2014

Gorgeous little lodge, real safari "glamping" experience which is so the way to do it!!! My family recommended us and it really was nice; very clean (hugely rare I find in Sri Lanka), lovely outside beds and a separate air con room. The staff were helpful and accommodating. Did have a (resident?) stray dog that bothered us in the night... More 

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Thank Sukie W
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Reviewed 15 May 2014 via mobile

We would highly recommend staying at Panthera Lodge. The staff were absolutely amazing and great cooks who will make you some amazing Srilankan traditional meals. The location is ideal in terms of getting an experience camping but with a comfortable bed and well protected from the.mosquitos. Close to yala jungle. Must visit and book early as the lodge does get... More 

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Thank Narmatha S
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 24 April 2014

This is a great place to unwind in comfort. Loved the food prepared by the staff and enjoyed the bbq as well. Went with my entire family and everyone enjoyed especially the kids. Its the right bit of luxury in the wild at the right price....

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Thank HarshiA
Madison, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 4 April 2014

This was an amazing experience. You sleep on beds with nets around them which gives a "camping" feel. The lodge is very close to Yala, which is full of wildlife. Also the food was very authentic and tasty. The nights were spent chatting by the fire over drinks and food, listening the jungle and wildlife around. I highly recommend you... More 

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Thank Gerard X
Chatsworth, California USA
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Reviewed 25 June 2013

If you are not a camper but want to experience nature with the luxuries of a hotel, then this is the place for you. Panthera Lodge brings the outdoors in. We loved that it was eco friendly. The service was excellent and the cook was fabulous. You can bring your own groceries (or have the cook purchase what you need)... More 

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Thank Sonali A
Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 11 June 2013

Lovely lodge close to the main gates to Yala. My kids and I were visiting from Los Angeles and it was the best few days of our trip to Sri lanka. The lodge itself is flat and wheelchair accessible (a couple of steps to go in but other than that it was all completely accessible). The house manager and cook... More 

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Thank Sherene H
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 9 June 2013

The facility is excellent. Food is out of this world. Extremely friendly staff. Reasonably priced. The bungalow has electricity, so no issue about keeping the kids entertained. Short distance to the beach and the harbor. I have stayed at Panthera with friends and family well over 10 times over the years. I will continue to go there, as it is... More 

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  • Beachfront
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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Lodge type bungalow with large hall (3 shared toilets) with 6 beds, overlooking saltern (Lagoon). Air conditioned family room with 4 beds with attached toilet.Ideal for family bookings, . 15 Minutes to Yala National Park. Safari jeeps available. 5 Minutes to Kirinda Beach. 30 Minutes to Bundala National Park 60 minutes to Udawalawe national Park and 40 minutes to Lunugamvehera National Park.The sacred city of Kataragama and Sithulpahuwa temple is half an hour away.Ideal location to base, if you are diving the great/little basses or trawling. The rates are for a couple and for the whole bungalow. Flexible menus. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Panthera Lodge

Address: Yala Junction | Kirinda,Tissamaharama, Kirinda 82614, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Kirinda
Price Range: $160 - $798 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
Also Known As:
Panthera Lodge Sri Lanka/Kirinda
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“Go with a group, sleeps up to 8 so the more people that go, the cheaper it is per head. 4 outside 4 inside.”
 of 5 bubbles sukiew2014, 1 Aug 2014 | Read review
“There's just one room - for the grandparents I guess.”
 of 5 bubbles KK110, 9 Jun 2013 | Read review
“No rooms here guys, its one row of beds like in dormitories :)”
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 of 5 bubbles Madura_Eleperuma, 3 Jun 2013 | Read review
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