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 exampel when we asked for non deep fried food (celiac disease), she responded that she could not convey this for the kitchen staff because of lack in language skills, in a way that wasn't pleasant. But the kitchen staff had no problem in communicating in english. There were several incidents when the owner said that she had problems with her english and therefore couldn't help us. We also notice that the german guests got a totally different treatment, a little bit sad at a hotel that is way more pricey than the average hotel in Sri lanka.
All this maybe a result of her "bad english skills" which is sad.
The houses and surrounding area is really beautiful and the Sri lankan staff were nice and helpfull wich made the stay good aside from the owner.More