With just 40 rooms, Kithala (until 2015 known as Priyankara) is one of the smallest and best value options surrounding Yala National Park. It’s located in Tissa and takes approximately 30-45 minutes to reach the main entrance to the park. The hotel offers a very serene and relaxing atmosphere with a lovely pool overlooking paddy fields. The rooms are simple, clean and modern with contemporary bathrooms and white sheets. We suggest going for the Superior Rooms that are a little larger with balconies. The main restaurant area is attractive, with beautiful iron furniture and views over the pool. We feel this is a very good value option with wonderful surroundings.