Laya Safari

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Laya Safari

4.0 star property
Palatupana beachfront hotel with outdoor pool and restaurant

8.0/10 Very Good

134 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
  • Air conditioning
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Palatupana, Yala, Tissamaharama
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Fitness center
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Children's pool
  • Beach bar
  • Pool bar
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Children's pool
  • Playground on site
  • Rollaway/extra beds
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower
Cleaning & Safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing

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About this area

What's nearby

  • On the beach
  • Yala National Park - 7 min drive

Getting around

  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Laya Safari

At Laya Safari, you can spend time at the beach enjoying beach umbrellas, beach massages, and volleyball, plus you'll be within a 10-minute drive of Yala National Park. The outdoor pool provides fun for everyone, while guests in the mood for pampering can indulge in spa services. The coffee shop/cafe is a great spot for a bite to eat and cold drinks are served at the bar/lounge. Other highlights at this upscale hotel include a beach bar, a fitness center, and a children's pool. The pool and helpful staff get good marks from fellow travelers.

All inclusive

All-inclusive room rates at Laya Safari are available. These rates are higher because they include onsite food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).

Land activities

Fitness facilities

Entertainment

Onsite live performances

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/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
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At a glance

Hotel size

  • 22 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 2 PM - midnight
  • Express check-in/out
  • Minimum check-in age - 16
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 16

Children

  • Up to 2 children (1 year old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast each morning (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Beach bar
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Barbecue grills
  • Private dining
  • Room service (limited hours)

Taking the kids

  • Children stay free
  • Children's pool
  • Playground

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Beach volleyball
  • Private winery tours

Working away

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Free pool cabanas
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas

Facilities

  • 15 buildings/towers
  • Built in 2012
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Fitness center
  • An outdoor pool
  • Spa services
  • Massage/treatment rooms

Accessibility

  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Russian

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Down comforter
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)

What to enjoy

  • Balcony or patio
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

All inclusive

All-inclusive room rates at Laya Safari are available. These rates are higher because they include onsite food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).

Land activities

Fitness facilities

Entertainment

Onsite live performances

Spa

Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. There are 2 treatment rooms including rooms for couples and outdoor treatment areas.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per adult: USD 60
  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per child: USD 30 (from 3 to 11 years old)
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: USD 60
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per child: USD 30 (from 3 to 11 years old)

Optional extras

  • Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 10 for adults and USD 10 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)

Children & extra beds

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 10 per night

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Reservations are required for spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

Policies

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

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Overall score and ratings

8.0

Very Good

8.2/10

Cleanliness

8.6/10

Staff & service

6.9/10

Amenities

7.4/10

Property conditions & facilities

6.0/10

Eco-friendliness

8/10 Very Good

Visiting Yala
We stayed here for four nights to visit Yala. The hotel is less than 10 minutes drive to the park. The service, and friendliness of the staff is superb. The view from the rooms, pool, and restaurant was beautiful. We could hear the waves crashing from our room. The wooden decks are definitely in need of replacement due to exposure to the salty ocean air, but the interior of our room was nice and comfortable. A lot of the rooms look like they were being upgraded during our stay as well.
4-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

6/10 Good

3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Amazing views, great food, friendly staff. The only downside is the hotel is a little tired but I would still recommend.
eannine, 2-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Entire place is old and run down. Repairs are desperately needed. Restaurant staff were standoff-ish and certainly not inclined to move faster than a snail. Really very disappointed in this place.
Lei, 1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

Wildly overpriced with terrible food and relatively unclean premises.
2-night trip
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6/10 Good

1-night trip with friends
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4/10 Fair

Charlotte, 1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

2*, at MOST
The lenght of this review is directly related to my level of annoyance and irritation. 1. ROOMS The room advertised online /surrounding views is literally one of the 22 rooms - the other 21 has blinds around the entire place or everyone would look directly into their neighbours rooms. The shower also inexplicably has blinds - which has a nice gathering of black mould. Everything else in the room is old and shabby - shabby 'white' mats next to the bed, stained mustard couches, frayed towels. The bathroom window was so dirty you could barely see outside. The porch is worn out and faded, as well as the furniture. 2 pillows on the bed, with an additional 2 in the closet, sans pillow covers. The icetray was broken with hair in - still waiting for a replacement. Also the aircon was leaking and only one bedside lamp was working. 2. STAFF The young staff mean well, but has clearly not had any training - english is v v basic which can get rather frustrating. Also v unproffesional with check-in as they kept chatting in Sinhalese (I assume) and giggling like teenagers. On the first morning we returned to a dirty room at 1pm - when we called reception they informed us that we had our "Do not disturb" sign on the door - a tad impossible as we didn't even have one in the room. Also not ideal to walk out of your room and then have to step over 4 pairs of shoes that the cleaners have kicked of in front of your door. Room service is also a shambles- the wrong thing arr - see rest on TripAd
Tanja, 3-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Perfect location for a Yala safari. Super clean rooms and soft mattress.
DTLAdj, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very Good

zing Jungle life experince
Amazing jungle life experience. Excellent beautiful hotel. Only issue was staff not picking up the phone and service was not good.
Constan, 1-night family trip
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