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Rockside Cabanas

668 Matara Road | Mihiripenna/Thalpe, Unawatuna LK80616, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #7 of 18 hotels in Unawatuna
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
17 reviews 17 reviews
13 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I have just returned from Sri Lanka and a highlight of our trip was the stay at Rockside Cabanas. We highly recommend reserving a bungalow-it'll cost more and there's no A/C, but listening to the waves lap against the shore, which is just a few short steps away was sublime. The beach fronts a rich area for... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for 3 nights in one of the garden cabanas. The location is slightly out from the main part of unawatuna but that was not really a negative as was only. 200 for a tuk tuk and near the unawatuna dive centre where we dived (owned by same people). We ate at the cabanas most nights as the food... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014 via mobile

Recently returned from 9 days at Rockside cabanas, and really recommend it, we were in one of the apartments, with a great big balcony looking over the gardens and beach. The room was great, v spacious and nicely decorated, and the gardens and restaurant were great- v quiet, v helpful staff and Renata was great at organising a couple of... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

We had cabana number 1, which is in a stunning location overlooking Thalpe beach with great views of the ocean and steps away from the water. The cabana was spotlessly clean and lots of room, with plenty of hot water and space for all your belongings, The surrounding area was well tended and it all felt very safe with lots... More

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York, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

We stayed at Rockside Cabanas (run by Renate) for 2 weeks over Christmas and used the Unawatuna Diving Centre (run by Hans). We booked cabana No1, and were not disappointed. It is located overlooking the beach, a very spacious room with a great veranda, but it was private enough so as not to be overlooked by other residents. If you... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

The Cabanas were fantastic, absolutely first class for an informal holiday - the food was excellent and very reasonably priced - everything was spotlessly clean. I should add that I did not notice any difference between the treatment of the German/English guests. Our host worked very hard and was as helpful as she could be when asked. In fact, she... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

We stayed at Rockside cabanas for 3 nights during the new year. The rooms, the garden and the kitchen staff is great. There is nothing to complain about. The restaurant is maybe a littlebit more expensive the other places in Sri Lanka, but OK.  A big BUT is the owner. Its is a German women that has attitude problems. For... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

We stayed there more than a week. The people were all very kind. Good and various food. Close to the beach where there is a natural pool for young children. Beautiful garden. Easy to get to town. Three minutes with a tuktuk to get to their dive center. Everything was perfect for us !

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

We stayed at Rockside Cabanas for 6 days towards the end of a trip to Sri Lanka and what a lovely place to chill out. We had a cabana that was very close to the sea, and every afternoon the turtles would come and feed right in front of our verandah. The cabanas were spacious, spotlessly clean as was everywhere... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

My wife and I stayed in room A1 for one week while learning to scuba dive and in room B1 after we extended our stay for 2 additional nights. Both rooms were very clean, well maintained and comfortable. Room A1 was very spacious and room B1, while not quite as large, was still a reasonable size. Both rooms had air... More

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Also Known As:
Rockside Cabanas Hotel Unawatuna
Rockside Cabanas Hotel
Address: 668 Matara Road | Mihiripenna/Thalpe, Unawatuna LK80616, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle District > Unawatuna
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Unawatuna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
ROCKSIDE CABANAS HOTEL - directly at the Mihiripenna/Dalawella beach!Jump from your bed straight into the 28° C warm water of the ocean. Relax in a hammock under the coconut palms in the 1.000 m² garden of the ROCKSIDE in Mihiripenna near Unawatuna. And in the evening you'll probably lounge in our garden restaurant or on your veranda, sipping a cool drink and enjoying the spectacular sunset over the sea.If you want to perfectly relax just ask us to take care of you - or stay completely private in your CABANA or your APARTMENT. At our own UNAWATUNA DIVING CENTRE, PADI Resort S-36133, situated directly on the beach, only 2 km away from ROCKSIDE we offer you daily snorkeling trips and fun dives to our different dive spots (reef,rock,wrack). ... more   less 
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