Chena Huts is an enchanting boutique hotel sprawled across seven acres of scrubland edged by the sea, just a five minute drive from the main entrance to Yala National Park.. The first boutique accommodation to be offered in the Yala area, Chena Huts is comprised of fourteen luxurious cabins, set apart from each other and shaded by trees to offer guests maximum privacy; a reception and dining area on the edge of the sea, and a pool and spa. The resort is innovatively designed: each building is in the style of a local village house, with a palm-thatched roof and artfully mottled walls, and winding wooden walkways lead between the cabins, surrounded on either side by the scrubland plants of the deep south. The rooms also have interesting unique notes, such as the free-standing bath and large flower-shaped fan. Chena Huts provides wonderful service and delicious food in an enchanting environment.
The hotel operates on an all-inclusive basis covering luxury accommodation in cabins; two game drives per day in a customized vehicle accompanied by an experienced guide; snacks and drinks on game drives; breakfast, lunch and dinner at camp; water, fruit juices, soft drinks, tea and coffee; wine, beer, imported spirits; and all park entry fees. If guests are interested in going on a private game drive accompanied by a naturalist an additional supplement is applicable.
One of our top picks in Yala.Located in the deep south of Sri Lanka, Chena Huts is just 5-minute away from Yala National Park. Featuring free WiFi, a spa centre and an outdoor pool, Chena Huts offers fine views of the wilderness and seascape. It is designed to echo the local architecture harmonizing with the jungle environment.
All cabins are fully air-conditioned and comprise of living room, bedroom, en suite bathroom and shaded private built-in plunge pool. The luxurious bathroom boast of free standing bathtubs and twin vanity consoles.
You will find a 24-hour front desk offering express check in/check out services. This area is popular for hiking. Free private parking is available on site. Transfers to and from the park entrance to resort can be arranged. Morning and evening game drives in a customized safari game viewing vehicle is included (vehicle on sharing basis and includes park entry fees).
Guests can enjoy breakfast, lunch & dinner (included in the rate) at the Basses restaurant, where urban dining is featured along with water, fruit juices and other soft drinks, teas and coffees, selected wines, beers and spirits at the bar.
Kataragama is 19 km from Chena Huts, while Tissamaharama is 14 km away. Colombo International Airport is 6-hour drive away.
The hotel features tennis courts, a well-equipped gym and the well-known Spa. To enjoy Sri Lanka’s breathtaking natural landscapes, the hotel offers various excursions.
There are 14 cabins, all complete with a private outdoor deck with sun loungers, shower and plunge pool, sheltered from the neighbouring rooms by the natural landscape. All cabins but one have a king-sized bed – number 5 has twin beds and is connected to 6 via a short walkway and decking area, perfect for families. Rooms are spacious and decorated in a tasteful ‘rustic’ style, with small unique touches such as the free-standing bath. There is also an indoor shower, w/c and large twin sink area with a full complement of toiletries. In-room facilities include a comfortable circular sofa piled high with cushions, desk, table and chairs, TV, tea and coffee facilities, minibar, torch and a safe. All rooms can be tripled.
Relax in the turquoise pool, which has an artificial waterfall cascading in front of the pool bar, or enjoy a treatment at the spa. Go on a night-time bush walk with one of their knowledgeable team of rangers, who will also accompany you on game drives into nearby Yala National Park. Their restaurant, The Basses, has glass walls which offer uninterrupted views of the beach, where wild boar, hares and occasionally elephants roam. They serve a wide range of beautifully-presented Western and Asian cuisine, as well as offering BBQs and bonfires on the beach. There is also a bar with an extensive drinks menu, including alcoholic beverages. Chena Huts provides complimentary Wi-Fi and 24/7 service but no room service, as it would attract wildlife to the chalets. Note: It is not safe to walk on the beach due to the wild animals which inhabit the area.
Most popular facilities
- Outdoor furniture
- Private beach area
Pets are not allowed.
- Hiking Additional charge
Food & Drink
- Bottle of water
- Wine/champagne Additional charge
- Special diet menus (on request)
Free! WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.
Free! Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
Pool and wellness
- Swimming pool
- Full body massage
- Head massage
- Foot massage
- Spa/wellness packages
- Spa lounge/relaxation area
- Spa Facilities
- Pool/beach towels
- Outdoor pool
- Massage Additional charge
- Spa and wellness centreAdditional charge
- Airport drop off Additional charge
- Airport pick up Additional charge
- Private check-in/check-out
- Luggage storage
- Express check-in/check-out
- 24-hour front desk
- Daily housekeeping
- Laundry Additional charge
- Fax/photocopying Additional charge
Safety & security
- 24-hour security
- Safety deposit box