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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

We'd highly recommend both Cantaloupe Aqua and also their sister hotel Cantaloupe Levels (which we visited as part of a trip for a couple of drinks). Firstly the staff are brilliant. All the way from the waiters and waitresses, the management and especially Anna, a Dutch lady who organised transport and an evening trip out for us visiting a local...

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Anne V, Guest Relations Manager at Cantaloupe Aqua, responded to this review

Hi all, Superb you have taken the time to drop a review! It was good fun to have your group of 5 and eventually 6 over here at Aqua. Great to see you enjoying your stay with us, having a drink in the pool or lounge beds on the sun deck. And thank you for your kind words on our...

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

Hotel is a bit dated, nothing paint wouldnt sort. Pool is teeny tiny would never go in! Beach is gorgeous tho small. Restaurant food and staff excellent! Made me my own sri lankan curry as wasnt sure of the option on offer so they made it special. Was perfect to have dinner and drinks listening to the waves. Rooms are...

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Anne V, Guest Relations Manager at Cantaloupe Aqua, responded to this review

Hi Janine, Thank you for your recommendations, our maintenance team is on it! And true, we do not have the luxury of having a large pool, yet our small plunge-infinity pool serves perfectly for a quick dip and some drinks with the view over the Indian Ocean. We have perfect news! The beach seems to be building up again! Certain...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

This place exceeded all our expectations. Such a lovely hotel, with a beautiful ambience and atmosphere. Rooms with a beach view - you literally fall asleep to the sound of the waves. The staff could not be any better - so helpful and friendly. The restaurant has delicious great value food. A quick Tuk Tuk ride to Unawatuna and Galle....

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Anne V, Guest Relations Manager at Cantaloupe Aqua, responded to this review

Hi Kirsttreth, It was great having you around at Cantaloupe Aqua! Thank you for adding these amazing pictures to the collection on our TripAdivisor page, they are beautiful! We are happy you enjoyed your time with us and appreciate your kind words on the helpfulness and friendliness of our staff. Likewise, the kitchen is very pleased with the positive note...

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 28 December 2015

First of all, if you want to be able to walk from your hotel room straight onto the beach, this place isn't for you. There are beaches to either side of the hotel, but getting to them requires walking out the main gate, and resolutely past the rather persistent tuk-tuk drivers who camp there, waiting for visitors to emerge. If...

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Anne V, Guest Relations Manager at Cantaloupe Aqua, responded to this review

Hi Brendon, Thank you for your honest review. Due to erosion there is only a beach in front of the hotel certain times a year, it is true that at this moment we do not have beach access in front of our hotel. The beaches on our left and right are indeed accessible, as you mention, via the main road....

Western Norway, Norway
Reviewed 27 December 2015

I`ve been 3 times in Sri Lanka over the past year. All the times i`ve stayed at Cantaloupe Aqua parts/ Whole holiday. When you stay at Aqua you have sun from it rises until it sets. I don`t know how many Pictures i have taken of the spectacular/ breathtaking light and colours. The service at Cantaloupe Aqua is absolutely fantastic....

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Anne V, Guest Relations Manager at Cantaloupe Aqua, responded to this review

Hi Annette, It was great seeing you again in Cantaloupe Aqua and we are looking forward to the day of your return! We do agree with you that the views from the hotel are stunning and that every day is a pleasant surprise what colour and sunrise or sunset the sky will give us. The rooms are indeed spacious and...

Switzerland
Reviewed 23 December 2015

We had an amazing stay at the Cantaloupe Aqua. Our Room was lovely and always clean. Thank you for the beautiful flowers in our room.The hotel has an amazing view threw the ocean. A wonderful beach is close to the hotel. The staff was very friendly and helpful. They always take care of us and our wellbeing. We meet two...

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Anne V, Guest Relations Manager at Cantaloupe Aqua, responded to this review

Hi Conny and Nadja, It was a pleasure having you and we hope you have had a fantastic holiday in Sri Lanka in general! We are happy to hear your stay with us has been amazing and that you enjoyed the rooms, environment, our staff and service. On your return we will await you with fresh fruit juices and cocktails!...

Sherborne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 December 2015

The staff are very good, the food excellent, the room very nice. However, because there now is no beach at all outside the hotel (it was washed away) and the nearest beach is not recommended by the staff due to strong currents, if you want to swim in the Indian ocean and lie on a beach, it requires a tuk...

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Anne V, Guest Relations Manager at Cantaloupe Aqua, responded to this review

Hi Anthony, We are happy to read your satisfaction on our quality of service and food. The rooms are indeed very spacious and provide a great view over the Indian ocean. It is unfortunately true that the beach has not built up yet. We are in the unique spot to be the closest property to the ocean in the Galle...

Reviewed 14 December 2015 via mobile

This little hotel merits it's overall rating of 4/5. It is clean, with very friendly and helpful staff, lovely views of the sea and the small neighbouring beaches and offers good access to both Galle and Waligamma (about 25mins). Unfortunately it does not have a beach of its own and the steps from the back gate no longer offer direct...

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Nadira_Jayasuriya, Owner at Cantaloupe Aqua, responded to this review

Dear Jules, Thank you very much for your review and we are happy you think the hotel lives up to its rating. Our staff, service and stunning views are some of our best assets as you could see for yourself. As mentioned our beach is not yet directly accessible but luckily there is a lovely beach a few minutes walk...

Reviewed 1 December 2015

Beautiful View, Great outdoor seating, rooms are clean and comfortable!, staff is friendly. There's a great outdoor garden with chairs for sunning but no direct beach access. You must walk a little bit to get to a quiet and very pretty beach and but beware the water has strong currents. We had higher expectations but in comparison to other options...

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Cantaloupe_Aqua, Director of Sales at Cantaloupe Aqua, responded to this review

Hi Alexandra, Thank you for taking the time in providing us feedback on your recent stay with us at Cantaloupe Aqua. Our team were delighted to have you with us for 12 days given that most travelers usually stay for 4-5 days with us. The beach is getting better by the day in terms of colour as we are going...

Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 13 November 2015

This was the 1st place me and my wife went to. We were here for about 4 days. Both of us were looking for a good hotel to let go of some steam, and that's exactly what this property had to offer. The staff is amazing, very helpful and polite,they helped us in getting around and exploring the near by...

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Anne V, Guest Relations Manager at Cantaloupe Aqua, responded to this review

Hi Karthikjohn, We are glad to hear you completely relaxed being in our care. It has been a pleasure to cook for you, make cocktails and provide you with the information needed to make your stay in The South an unforgettable experience! It is true that the beach is unfortunately not (easily) accessible at the moment. On the positive note,...

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  • Pool
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  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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, Galle 80600, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle > Unawatuna
Price Range: ₹ 7,061 - ₹ 26,882 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Cantaloupe Aqua 4*
Number of rooms: 13
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Cantaloupe Aqua Hotel Unawatuna
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#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”
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“I think all rooms have great sea views. we had a first floor room which had a superb panaora of the coast”
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“Rooms other than Aqua Ocean Play, may not be affected by road noise.”
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