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Cantaloupe Aqua

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Matara Road, Habaraduwa | Talpe, Unawatuna, Galle GL 80630, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #12 of 21 Hotels in Unawatuna
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012
whiteensign Sydney (formerly Redditch, UK)
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Sydney (formerly Redditch, UK)
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012

We stopped at Cantaloupe Aqua in March 2012 while watching the cricket test match between Sri Lanka and England in Galle. We stopped in one of the expensive rooms facing the ocean, just above the pool. The room itself was very good, spacious, with a decent bed, bathroom, tv, jacuzzi (which we didn't actually use, but looked good!!) and balcony.... More 

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arajabde, Owner at Cantaloupe Aqua, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback at Cantaloupe AQUA. Thank you very much for your kind comments and we are happy that you liked the room you stayed in. Do excuse us on the repair on the air conditioning and we are glad that you were happy with the time taken to resolve the issue. The pricing of food may seem... More 

Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2012

We were very fortunate to be spending our honeymoon in Sri Lanka at the end of December 2011. We admit to being completely unprepared for our trip spending the months leading up to December engulfed in organising the big day. However the journey from London to Colombo gave us plenty of time to study the Lonely Planet and familiarise ourselves... More 

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B'lore
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2012

this is a great property right on the sea. A lot of ppl have complained that the beach in front of the hotel is non existant. The beach has vanished cos of soil erosion but that really is no negative. We stayed in the aqua ultra chic suite and from our room the view was spectacular. while lying in bed... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2012

its very rare for locals to be treated well when unawatuna is flocked with foreigners, and aqua just went out of their way to make our holiday excellent!!! thank alot! the therapist is awesome and so was the rest of the staff. we had an excellent stay and will definitely be back. it was unfortuante that we had only one... More 

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arajabde, Owner at Cantaloupe Aqua, responded to this review

Hi Haresha!! Thank you for your feedback at Cantaloupe AQUA. Thank you very much for your kind comments and we are happy that you were very well cared for by the staff at Aqua. Please do accept our apologies again for anything that might have marred your stay and experience at Aqua and please be assured that rectifications are constantly... More 

New York City, New York
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64 reviews 64 reviews
57 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2012

Aqua was suggested to me by a friend from Colombo and he was spot on. Nice decor, high end rooms that don't require a mosquito net, wifi and they even have a proper espresso machine which is awesome if you are tired of the daily French roast they serve in Sri Lanka. They are a five minute tuk tuk ride... More 

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arajabde, Owner at Cantaloupe Aqua, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback at Cantaloupe AQUA. Thank you very much for your kind comments on our design and we are happy that you enjoyed our Espresso at Aqua! Our Espresso and Coffee capsules are provide by Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf seeking the highest quality coffee from around the world, freshness-sealed to lock in exquisite taste and aroma!... More 

Seattle, Washington
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29 reviews 29 reviews
25 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2012

My daughter and I stayed here for 3 nights. Gorgeous sunsets. We loved the food, the service and the free wifi. Getting into the main part of Unawatuma requires a tuktuk but that was cheap so we didn't mind doing that. Also, a trip to Galle to walk around the fort is easily done from the hotel. The beach at... More 

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London
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6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2012

Great food, great service and the rooms were lovely. Perfect as you have beautiful beaches either side of the hotel for lovely walks and sunbathing, few people on them too. You are only a short tuk tuk drive from Unawatuna and Galle. Would definitely come back for longer stay next time.

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Singapore
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24 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2012

The hotel is in a very small village but moments from one of the little towns, moments from Unawatuna beach (shops, restaurants, beach) and less than half an hour from either Galle (old fort town) or Mirissa (for whale wathching), making it a good base to explore the towns along the coast. Even more importantly, its near the good expressway... More 

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arajabde, Owner at Cantaloupe Aqua, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback at Cantaloupe AQUA. Thank you very much for your kind comments and we are happy that you were very well cared for by the staff at Aqua. We would like to clarify your feedback on the room. Aqua Aqua (Non-view rooms), where only 2 out of 15 rooms at Cantaloupe Aqua are available. These rooms... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2012

We booked the best room in this hotel for a romantic night away - at US$260 a night anybody would have high expectations. The main feature of the room is the jacouzzi - however as soon as we arrived there was no hot water.. We informed the reception, who continued to tell us 20minutes until it was 10pm at night... More 

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arajabde, Owner at Cantaloupe Aqua, responded to this review

Dear Jdiddly, Thank you for your feedback at Cantaloupe AQUA. We regret you did not enjoy your experience at the hotel and sincerely apologize for the short comings. We accept the hot water system did cause some issues with a few guests during the time of your stay. However this was just two out of the 15 rooms that faced... More 

Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2012

My husband and I celebrated our honeymoon all along the southwest coast of Sri Lanka the last week in December 2011. We stayed in Talpe, Mirissa, and Colombo (and took day trips to Galle and Unawantuna). I was a bit apprehensive about going to Sri Lanka since I haven't traveled much (born and bred in the USA) and had my... More 

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Address: Matara Road, Habaraduwa | Talpe, Unawatuna, Galle GL 80630, Sri Lanka
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Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle > Unawatuna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Cantaloupe Aqua 4*
Number of rooms: 15
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#3 Spa Hotel in Unawatuna
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