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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Thank you to all the staff who made our stay so relaxing. Nothing was ever too much trouble and we were greeted with the best smiles whenever we saw them. The rooms are very comfortable and clean, the food in the restaurant is good quality and well priced for a hotel restaurant. Thank you again everyone I would recommend staying... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Modern hotel, nice and clean room, delicious food!!! The service team is quite friendly - we really enjoyed the contact with Sandun, who helped with information about the environment, took fotos of us and so on..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have the true pleasure of returning to this delightful spot. I couldn't book last night and regretted my first night back in Sri Lanka. I just had to get back to the safety of this gorgeous venue. I was greeted like an absent friend by the discerning hotel staff. Imran Naufal is to be commended once again for the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location of the Hotel is good and has a nice sea view. The food is freshly prepared and quality is also upto the mark. The one thing they should improve is the quality of the rooms. Otherwise, very helpful staff.

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Thank Geeta V
Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Michel and Vanessa, Cantaloupe Aqua hotel is focused on providing a relaxing, romantic experience in an idyllic tropical setting. The whole staff are very helpful and friendly. Food is of great quality and mainly seafood oriented. We can't really complain about anything. The only improvement that could be made is to provide some beach entertainment and water sports possibilities at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Checked in on 27th of August 2016. Hotel is located by the beach. There's an infinity pool overlooking the beach. Had dinner at the hotel's restaurant as it started to pour and family didnt feel like heading out. I had steamed mahi-mahi with chilli and lime dressing. It came with rice and vegetables. The vegetable tasted really good. I would... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I recently stayed in this hotel with my friends. The place has a stunning view with Unnawatuna beach adjoining the hotel. The rooms are cozy, comfortable , tidy and have a breathtaking view. The infinity pool is really good but very small in size. Kindly request the hotel staff to clean the pool before you take a dip as it... More 

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Thank Kaustubh P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the Cantaloupe Aqua for 5 days and nights. It was a surreal experience. Because we went during the monsoons it was almost like our hotel was an island in the middle of a beach. The colours of the sea from here are one of the best I've seen. The staff is great, the food is exceptionally good... More 

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Thank Ranjani R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

Stayed there for the weekend and had the most relaxing and rejuvenating experience one can imagine. The view was excellent, and the surroundings were not too crowded or noisy - just the sound of waves lapping, which I loved. The rooms were very tastefully designed and decorated, and there were plenty of room outside to lounge and read a book... More 

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Nadira_Jayasuriya, Owner at Cantaloupe Aqua, responded to this review

Hi Vindya, It was a pleasure having you, thanks for this stellar review. We too love the quiet undisturbed coat line in our area and hope it stays that way. We willpass on your feedback to the team they will be delighted. We are running many low season promotions in September and October, do keep in touch and have have... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

General: We have been there our honeymoon.The atmosphere is calm and peaceful. As a traveler from Turkey, I personally think, it is still expensive for such a hotel (possibly because of the taxes) The staff is the kindest! Always open to improvement. If you are into a tropical vacation, it is a good choice. we used to get the place... More 

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Nadira_Jayasuriya, Owner at Cantaloupe Aqua, responded to this review

Dear Merve, Thank you for the review and we loved having you newly weds stay with us for a week on your honeymoon. The team will be delighted to hear you had a good stay and your comments on their service and standards. Yala is a must do at the right time of year and we feel it is worth... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Concierge
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  • Free Parking
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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 

Additional Information about Cantaloupe Aqua

Address: Matara Road | Talpe, Unawatuna, Galle 80630, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle > Unawatuna
Price Range: $103 - $264 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Cantaloupe Aqua 4*
Number of rooms: 15
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Cantaloupe Aqua Hotel Unawatuna
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#2 Spa Hotel in Unawatuna
#4 Luxury Hotel in Unawatuna
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Unawatuna
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