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Cantaloupe Aqua

4.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Matara Road, Habaraduwa | Talpe, Unawatuna GL 80630, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #23 of 81 Unawatuna B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the last part of our trip and what a perfect end. The rooms were clean but the ac in the room could have been better.The room overlooked the beautiful talpe beach. The hotel is so cosy and beautiful that we cancelled our plans for the day and spent all day at this property. It is minimalistic and the... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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13 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful room and view. Great food, fridge and tv. The service was very slow however, the water pressure in the shower was poor and a watch is required at the spa as we both got shortchanged 20% of our allotted time. The beach has a bit of rubbish and is not great to swim in. The pool is ok. If... More

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Singapore, Singapore
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Location It is conveniently located in between two train stations (Thalpe and Harabaduwa) which makes it rather easily accessible. Many of the local buses also pass through there as well. Most importantly, it is located away from the crowd, which makes a beach holiday more relaxing and enjoyable. The view is fantastic and the sand at the beach is so... More

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Bangalore, India
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were at cantaloupe aqua this weekend and were totally impressed by its location, service and food. The rooms are contemporary and have a great view of the clear blue sea. The only thing we wished for was a bigger pool. But with a beach like thalpe, the pool was not such a priority for us. The hotel arranged for... More

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Cheltenham, UK
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7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here (a couple and single lady) for 5 nights and were lucky enough to have both rooms upgraded. The hotel is within feet of the water's edge, so a sea view is a must. The rooms are a good size and have either a patio or balcony. The staff are very friendly and helpful and couldn't have made... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want to go on a vacation this is the ultimate place. From the Food to the ambiance to the location everything is just perfect. Been to Aqua many times and the Food is simply amazing and sitting on that deck during sunset is the one of those tasks that HAS to be done in life. Well Done Aqua!

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Guangzhou, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

We choose more days stayed in the Unawatuan beach as many people in the Web said it is more nice than Mirissa. The hotel is good, is has own beach but it is difficult to swim as the wave is strong. The sitting area and restaurant are very comfortable. A bottle of wine was complimentary for my honey moon thank... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Great location/ perfect for reducing stress levels/ thought there would be loud thumping music into the night but the ambiance was a big stress reliever! Nice location next to beaches that you can have to ur self / incredibly friendly service and great food/ get the in house Ayurvedic massage,/ I will return there later as it was one of... More

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caqua_management, Manager at Cantaloupe Aqua, responded to this review

Dear Theexechef, Kindly allow me to thank you on behalf of the entire Cantaloupe family for your kind words! We all do our best to create a memorable, relaxing holiday for our guests – just like yours. There for, we keep training our staff members, maintain the hotel and it's fresh, recognized food. „Coconut“, our restaurant, is open also to... More

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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13 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

We arrived after a gruelling trip by Sri Lankan railways!!!! At first I thought the hotel looked rather small,but it was so much better than I perceived! We where shown our room,it overlooked the Indian Ocean the sound of the crashing waves was so relaxing,the room was very nicely set out,nice shower room,nice sitting area, the bedroom was a mezzanine... More

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caqua_management, Manager at Cantaloupe Aqua, responded to this review

Dear mickthesnip, Firstly we at Cantaloupe would like to thank you so very much for your lovely and warm review; which is so much appreciated! Aqua's unique design has been created by our CEO personally; chic, modern, yet calm and perfect to unwind. 13 our of our 15 rooms feature stunning sea view over the Indian Ocean. Our 5 Suites,... More

London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

we really had a great time at this small boutique hotel which is as close as it gets to the ocean. great decor and it has a modern twist to it. some nice art on the walls, food was great and rooms were nice as well with balconies overlooking the ocean 5 mins from the unawatuna strip which is full... More

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caqua_management, Manager at Cantaloupe Aqua, responded to this review

Dear Krm 194, Kindly allow me to thank you for your throughout wonderful feedback, for which we are truly grateful! It is lovely to read, that our design of our 4 star hotel - villa has impressed you, as well as the location, restaurant and of course – very important – the room. Our restaurant „Coconut“, is not only open... More

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Also Known As:
Cantaloupe Aqua Hotel
Cantaloupe Aqua Hotel Unawatuna
Address: Matara Road, Habaraduwa | Talpe, Unawatuna GL 80630, Sri Lanka
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Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle District > Unawatuna
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #23 of 81 B&Bs / Inns in Unawatuna
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Hotel Class:4 star — Cantaloupe Aqua 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Cantaloupe AQUA, our new private hotel and beach club. AQUA in the past year has been awarded the Trip Advisor 'Certificate of Excellence'for 2012. Top Hotel in Galle the Galle Reason from Agoda (booking engine) and most recently voted as one of the Top 50 Hotels in the World for under 100 Pounds by the Sunday Times Travel Magazine!!Cantaloupe Aqua is a 15 room affordable seafront boutique hotel 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 its 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; Cantaloupe AQUA is not recommended for guests looking for 100% relaxation. 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, 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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