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Reviewed 30 June 2015

Fantastic hotel, really good staff in the restaurant and bar area who were very accommodating. There were a couple of minor issues which we had eg Internet connection - but hotel sorted out right away

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

Dear Julia Thank you very much for staying with us recently. It's great to hear that you have enjoyed your stay with us. Our team was thrilled to read you review! It's nice to read your comments about our restaurant and quality of our food. Since we have just completed our renovation we have decided to extend our Summer offer...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 25 June 2015 via mobile

Absolute heaven! We loved our stay at Cantaloupe Aqua, immediately felt comfortable and welcome in this clean and chic hotel! It has recently undergone a renovation and everything felt fresh and vibrant. We stayed in the Aqua Chic room which has a corner spa overlooking the beach - bliss! The staff were all naturally friendly and accommodating, they made our...

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Nadira_Jayasuriya, Owner at Cantaloupe Aqua, responded to this review

Hi Nicole, Thank you for taking the time to write us this amazing review. The Aqua Chic room you stayed in is very popular due to the stunning view it affords and as you mentioned the hotel recently reopened after a renovation and we are happy to say it has never looked better. The kitchen staff will be delighted to...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 June 2015

Absolutely superb place. We splashed out at the end of the hotel and got a "duplex" room - the bed on stilts above a lounge, with a view of the ocean about 20 metres away, and all for a great price. The staff were very friendly, the restaurant was the best that we found within Unawatuna. Go for the Sri...

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Hi, Thanks for taking the time to review us and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Our restaurant 'Coconut' specialised in fusion pan Asian and Sri Lankan food and we are delighted with your feedback. We will be sure to pass your kind comments on to the Kitchen and Staff and hope to see you back at...

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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 80630, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle > Unawatuna
Price Range: ₹ 8,624 - ₹ 27,945 (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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#4 Luxury Hotel in Unawatuna
#4 Spa Hotel in Unawatuna
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Unawatuna
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“Fabulous for solo women travellers. The Aqua Zen suites are the ones with the best view”
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