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Cantaloupe Aqua

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Matara Road, Habaraduwa | Talpe, Unawatuna, Galle GL 80630, Sri Lanka
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Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

From the first moment we arrived we felt like we are in a paradise. The room was clean and modern. The bed and pillows were super comfortable. We loved the view to the ocean from our balcony. The AC worked perfectly. The pool is small and it can feel awkward to be in it with people you don't know. There... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Cantaloup Aqua as a short get away from Dubai for my birthday, given that there is so much to do and travel we wanted somewhere that we could get to easily/ relatively quickly and be near some kind of night life. Anyway Aqua delivered all of these and much more!! We recommend you take the Jacuzzi suit (apart... More 

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Thank Imran S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent two nights and three days at this fantastic place. The view from our room was absolutely stunning. The staff was very kind and helpful and the restaurant had a very calm and nice atmosphere. The food was great and the room were fresh and clean. We did couple massage and they helped us book tours, tukk-tukk and arranged... More 

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Thank Zanna W
Nadira_Jayasuriya, Owner at Cantaloupe Aqua, responded to this review

Dear Zanna, It was lovely to have you and your partner, especially on a special occasion like a birthday. We are always happy to make these occasions memorable for our guests. Please keep in touch and stay with us the next time you are in Sri lanka. We alwys ensure our return customers get the best packages. Cheers! More 

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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely stay at this hotel, the rooms were spacious with privacy and great views and the area we were in was quiet. All of the staff were friendly and helpful and the food was good. I would recommend this place to others. We rented a tuk tuk driver for the days we were there for approximately 3000... More 

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Thank Chlo M
Nadira_Jayasuriya, Owner at Cantaloupe Aqua, responded to this review

Hi Chloe, Thanks very much for this review and its great to hear you enjoyed your holiday. Our views are amazing we have to agree. The area Aqua in is more quiet and for those looking to more of a buzz Unawatuna is a 10 minute rickshaw ride away! The fresh seafood catch of the day is always delicious, we... More 

Ettalong Beach, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had booked this place because we seen there was a pool over looking the water. When we arrived we could see that there was pool and deck maintenance. At first I wasn't very happy until the staff and manager did everything they could to make our stay more comfortable. We were offered a free couples massage which was amazing... More 

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Thank waldo2257
Nadira_Jayasuriya, Owner at Cantaloupe Aqua, responded to this review

Hello! We are so glad you gave us such a fantastic review despite the pool /deck maintenance work that had to be carried out during your stay. The team will be delighted with your feedback and our restaurant coconut prides its self on the delicious Sri Lankan food served with a twist. We are in the process of launching a... More 

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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had 4 nights at Cantaloupe Aqua and we were more than pleased and satisfied with our stay. We arrived early in the morning (06:40) and actually we should not have our rooms before 14:00, but the check-in and service was remarkable so we had our room 10 mins after arrival. The rooms were amazing. Clean, big, comfy bed and... More 

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Thank Mathias L
Nadira_Jayasuriya, Owner at Cantaloupe Aqua, responded to this review

Dear Mathias, We are so thrilled with your fantastic review. We always do our best to accommodate guests who arrive early though this of course depends on the room availability.. so glad we were able to provide you with a quick check in after your long journey and you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you back... More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed in at the end of March and it was so much more than I expected. First time in Sri Lanka and I stumbled out the private transfer (So worth it after a long haul) after arriving from the UK to the most stunning view of the bluest ocean I have seen! It is a boutique hotel with only... More 

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Thank Annie J
Nadira_Jayasuriya, Owner at Cantaloupe Aqua, responded to this review

Dear Annie, What a fantastic review and we loved your pictures. It was our pleasure having you and your boyfriend at the hotel and we are thrilled that you loved the views and atmosphere as much as we did. he beach ideal for long romantic strolls since it is so quiet. Sandun and team send their regards and we are... More 

New York City, New York
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35 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

i stayed here for a few days after a business trip, i read in previous reviews the beach was pretty much non-existent - i can confirm that... i never even got to dip my toes in the Indian Ocean, the sea is rough and crashes up against the retaining wall that the hotel deck/pool is built on. taking that aside,... More 

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Thank Brandi R
Nadira_Jayasuriya, Owner at Cantaloupe Aqua, responded to this review

Dear Brandi, Thank you so much for your detailed review and the pictures posted! Unfortunately the beach is not currently accessible directly from the hotel due to the off season . However the beach on the right hand side of the hotel, which is visible in your pics is accesible via the road and Many guests walk over and spend... More 

delhi
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

Well surely their photographer has done a great job. showing larger than life images.the swimming pool is actually a jacuzzi But that said and done.the property sits on a great location on the beach great view and you can sit for hours seeing the waves crashing down on you Amazing.rooms clean n neat Staff excellent especially.prasad very helpful.jayashanti always pleasing... More 

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Thank anishdewan
Nadira_Jayasuriya, Owner at Cantaloupe Aqua, responded to this review

Hi Anish, Thank you so much for your detailed review we really appreciate it! We appreciate your comments on the location and the rooms, the team will be very pleased with your comments. Our photographer has done a great job showcasing the property and the pool is indeed a small plunge pool and is advertised as such. Our location which... More 

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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

My husband and I had the pleasure of staying at Cantaloupe Aqua for 5 nights. It took us a while to decide on where to stay but we ultimately decided to stay at Cantaloupe Aqua over staying at a resort because we liked the idea of an intimate setting right on the ocean. We were very glad we did because... More 

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Thank Maria K
Nadira_Jayasuriya, Owner at Cantaloupe Aqua, responded to this review

Hi Maria, We are thrilled with this review and so happy that your five night stay lived up to your expectations. We are glad you chose us over a bigger resort and feedback like this encourages us to strive to achieve the best possible Level of service that you appreciated. there are ofcourse some great places to eat in the... 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
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
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, Habaraduwa | Talpe, Unawatuna, Galle GL 80630, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle > Unawatuna
Price Range: $111 - $262 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Cantaloupe Aqua 4*
Number of rooms: 15
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Also Known As:
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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