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Cantaloupe Aqua

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Place is very nice and clean, food is simply great and staff is amazing like only Lankan people can be. Just a couple of weak points. The hotel lays on a rocky point, so the beach is not exactly under your hotel and you have to walk 50 mts on your right. No problem but do not expect to have...

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Thank Elisa C
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is nice location but with many hidden traps: First the location is fake: they put address in Umawatuna while they are not located in that beach but in the next one. Check on Google maps if you want. Booked with booking.com for 2 adults and 1 child, when we arrived we've been asked to pay extra for our child....

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Thank Pietro M
Nadira_Jayasuriya, Owner at Cantaloupe Aqua, responded to this review

Hi Pietro, We would like an opportunity to respond to the claims made in your review. We do fall into the Unawatuna category and our adress and location is clearly shown so there is no trickery in regards to the location. Most of our guests in fact book with us to be a little bit away from the busy and...

Amesbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for four nights relaxation after a tour of Sri Lanka. the hotel was just right for our needs, and we had a superb time. the 12 room hotel is right on a very scenic stretch of coast and is literally on the beach. the rooms are comfortable with lovely sea views. the service is excellent and the...

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Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were a group of four that booked this hotel for the whole of our first time in Sri Lanka. After a long flight & transfer from the UK, it was really nice to receive such a friendly welcome, with drinks & cold towels. It is a small hotel in a picturesque location. The Aqua Ocean Play rooms that we...

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Thank keefos
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed for three nights in a ground floor suite. We really enjoyed our stay. The room was big and airy and well fitted out with what you would expect. Air conditioned and comfortable bed. The food was great and everything we ordered was delicious. Excellent service and English was well spoken. We did the Chef Cooking class and market...

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Thank Gary W
London
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel is right next to the sea; we went in January when the tide was in so there was no beach to walk onto (though we were told that it's there in the summer, and there were some beaches we could walk to nearby). Nevertheless, it was still very beautiful and picturesque. It does have a "pool", though it's...

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Thank NayLon
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 22 March 2017

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 19 March 2017

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 18 March 2017

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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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
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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 for 6 consecutive years. 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. "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! '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 

Additional Information about Cantaloupe Aqua

Address: Matara Road | Talpe, Unawatuna 80600, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle District > Unawatuna
Price Range: ₹ 6,723 - ₹ 26,180 (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
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Unawatuna
#5 Luxury Hotel in Unawatuna
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Unawatuna
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“Far from Galle where you can find shops and cosy restaurants and nightlife”
pietrom208, 3 Apr 2017 | Read review
“I think all rooms have great sea views. we had a first floor room which had a superb panaora of the coast”
amesburydruid2014, 3 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Rooms other than Aqua Ocean Play, may not be affected by road noise.”
keefos, 31 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Upper floors have a spa”
726GaryW, 30 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Go for the 1st floor rooms with a balcony”
NayLon, 29 Mar 2017 | Read review
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