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San Francisco, California
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This hotel is beautifully located right along the sea wall overlooking the water. You get epic sunset views, and the food menu is excellent while you enjoy the sun going down. Recommended! Pros: - The location is right beside a quiet, clean, and beautiful beach. Not all of the beachfront of Unawatuna is swim or photo-worthy. While this hotel isn't...

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Catnaloupe Aqua for three nights before left left Sri Lanka. The hotel is small but very nice. On our first night we had issues with the air conditioning cutting out and and noisy ceiling fan. This was reported to the staff and although they could not do anything that night, the next day we were upgraded...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a cute little hotel situated in Talpe, Galle. If you're going straight from Colombo as we did, you can use the Highway Road and reach there in an hour, which is quite convenient and facile. Once you get in to the hotel, the first glance you get is the sea view which itself is gorgeous. With the combination of...

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice little hotel that is just by the beach. The dinning are is just amazing with 180 degree sea view. The food is good and the service was great. However the rooms needed to be updated, I feel and looked a bit worn out. Maybe due to the sea breeze. The pool was very small but the...

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Bruckmuehl, Germany
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very pretty and nice, small hotel at the south coast near Galle. Rooms are nice and clean. Restaurant served good dishes and especially with Sandun as a waiter we had a super service and on top enjoyable small talks. Seldom, that you meet such a helpful and friendly person. But also the remaining staff had been nice. We used the...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent arrival service provided, Airport representative was awesome and very friendly and helpful. Arrival to hotel was remarkable and a great welcome was provided. Room was ready for us on arrival. In-room amenities was very great.. Thank you very much for the gift that we have received from Mr. Lalith, Front Office. Omg.. Food in this hotel is the greatest...

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Thank Farish M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pros: One of the most beautiful sea/beach views in the world Access to Koggala beach which allows you to walk right the way up to the Fortress hotel with stunning sea views and palm-fringed beach. This stretch of coastline is still relatively unspoilt so you might see the odd fellow walker but beyond that, your company will be sea turtles...

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Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place! Amazing ocean-view, good restaurant. Modern, clean rooms and friendly staff. 5min by TukTuk to Unawatuna-Beach (ask for SURESH across the street. Very friendly and helpful). There is another beach next to the hotel (5min walking distance).

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Epalinges, Switzerland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I spent 3 nights at the Cantaloupe Aqua. The hotel is located about 6 km's after Unawatuna (when coming from Colombo). It doesn't have a beach, however the hotel is located right on the waterfront, so the water is literally right below the rooms (quite noisy if you're sensitive). There is a small pool, a nice terrace...

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Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Had an amazing week at this lovely hotel. Stunning location . Clean spacious rooms.. Delicious food. The staff so friendly and helpful Thank you for decorating breakfast table and baking birthday cake for my daughter it was so lovely..def be back xx

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  • Beachfront
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  • Spa
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to Cantaloupe AQUA, our private hotel and beach club. AQUA again has been awarded the Trip Advisor 'Certificate of Excellence'for 2014. Cantaloupe Aqua is a 15 room affordable seafront boutique hotel style in Unawatuna (Galle) Sri Lanka. The concept of the hotel is inspired by famous beach clubs around the world; it's the only one of its kind in Sri Lanka. AQUA combines contemporary spaces, amazing music, and food to create the ultimate beach getaway. A further attraction of AQUA is that it features a private beach in one of Sri Lanka's most upmarket beach strips, Talpe. Through the year Aqua changes it's character from Up-beat to relaxation based on events and promotions taking place at the hotel. During the peak season (Dec-Jan, Mar-Apr, July-Aug) Cantaloupe AQUA hosts numerous sun set cocktails and Brunch Parties with an upbeat atmosphere. In keeping with our relaxing weekdays and Upbeat week ends. The parties however do not go on much later than mid night. All guests are given free access pass to the eventDuring quieter months of the year Cantaloupe is the prefect retreat for families with kids and Guests looking for ultimate relaxation. Please confirm with front desk on dates of events coinciding with your arrival to make sure if alternative accommodation needs to be arranged on the day/night of the event. AQUA cuisine just like aqua is inspired! Our inspiration created a menu, which is a combination of Thai Fusion, Japanese, Western and Sri Lankan. From fresh seafood platters with tamarind sauce to Prime Imported Steaks COCONUT will provide you with an exquisite culinary experience. The restaurant area is a veranda, which opens out to the Jacuzzi area. The theme is euro chic with white taking prominence with feature art adding color and character."Dine where the action is infinity poolside, beach side, indoors, outdoors, under the stars, on a deck or on the beach!" AQUA offers you numerous options and spaces to wine, dine, lounge, party or just chill! Nandana, Cantaloupe AQUA's Executive Chef, who has recently returned after completing a culinary course at the world famous, Blue Elephant Cooking School, is always busily preparing some delectable dish for the Coconut Restaurant guests. Nandana's food philosophy and culinary style is extremely simple but never fails to impress, any one of his dishes will have sentiments from at least two nations of the world. Fusion is his greatest skill. When describing his technique, the characteristically shy Chef, becomes vividly animated by his passion. His guests are constantly in an exciting state of anticipation, awaiting the next surprise Nandana will turnout. He prides himself in stocking the kitchen with the finest and freshest local produce and ingredients. His latest culinary conquest is Coconut's new Tapas Menu, which he has painstakingly crafted to weave in elements of Sri Lanka's tantilising flavors. He also just finalized the Thai-Fusion menu and it has already racked up rave reviews. The dining experience Cantaloupe AQUA plate up is easily one of the best in the south! 'Due to unforeseeable circumstances, Cantaloupe Aqua being primarily a beach front property has encountered difficulties providing guests with direct beach access in front of the property depending on the time of year and the seasonal weather changes. Due to man made structures built into the sea on the coastal line and global warming, which has caused inconsistent patterns of sand deposits. Sea erosion has caused Aqua to lose it's beach during some months of the year. In the event the beach is inaccessible our front desk staff will be more than happy to offer you complimentary transport to the closest beach on the right hand side of the property, which is also accessible by a 10 minute walk' - Management ... more   less 

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Address: Matara Road | Talpe, Unawatuna, Galle 80600, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle > Unawatuna
Price Range: ₹ 8,050 - ₹ 27,880 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Cantaloupe Aqua 4*
Number of rooms: 13
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Also Known As:
Cantaloupe Aqua Hotel Unawatuna
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#4 Spa Hotel in Unawatuna
#4 Luxury Hotel in Unawatuna
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Unawatuna
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“Avoid the day trips, negoitiate on the prices for airport transfers or book independently.”
  • Inside the Aqua Zen room
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 of 5 bubbles 986neilp, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Try to get a "Zen" rooms which have clear beach/sea view. "Garden" rooms do not have a clear beach/sea view.”
 of 5 bubbles , 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All rooms in this hotel has good sea view.”
 of 5 bubbles farishm2015, 10 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Room with ocean view.”
 of 5 bubbles joakims19, 29 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Think they will all be good.”
 of 5 bubbles robsaw, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
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