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Epalinges, Switzerland
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

My husband and I spent 3 nights at the Cantaloupe Aqua. The hotel is located about 6 km's after Unawatuna (when coming from Colombo). It doesn't have a beach, however the hotel is located right on the waterfront, so the water is literally right below the rooms (quite noisy if you're sensitive). There is a small pool, a nice terrace...

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

Had an amazing week at this lovely hotel. Stunning location . Clean spacious rooms.. Delicious food. The staff so friendly and helpful Thank you for decorating breakfast table and baking birthday cake for my daughter it was so lovely..def be back xx

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Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and my partner stayed for three nights at Aqua, february 2017. It is a peaceful and beautiful spot with good sized bedrooms. It s a small hotel, just around 12 - 13 room. The staff held a hight standard, they are personal without getting private. Jayashanthi is a star among them. Dinner at the terrace is like heaven !...

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Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staying at this small, boutique hotel perched at the edge of the sea has been so wonderful. The staff are fantastic, the food amazing and the rooms clean and comfortable. Please note the pool is small, just a plunge pool really, but with only 13 rooms at the hotel, there was always an opportunity to cool off without sharing. This...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed for 3 nights. It's a wonderful place to stay. The views are fantastic, the rooms are spacious and very clean. The pool overlooks the sea which makes you feel chilled and relaxed. The staff made our stay, all the staff were very welcoming and always had a smile on their faces. We Loved Shanti as she was so...

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Thank Kerrey N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quiet location on the shore. Grown up people and no noise. Wonderful staff and a great thanks to Lalith , the front desk manager for all the help he gave us. The restaurant was perfect with a great breakfast, lunch and supper. All in all a place we give the best recommendations.

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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 21 January 2017

This place is special. The staff are absolutely wonderful. In particular, Jayashanthi and Sandune made the trip amazing but all the staff were so helpful and nice. The rooms are beautiful, clean, and the beds are very comfortable. It's nice that it's a little bit away from the main town (5 min tuktuk) and is quiet. There is a beautiful...

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Thank Michael B
Nadira_Jayasuriya, Owner at Cantaloupe Aqua, responded to this review

Hi Micheal, Thank you for all the nice things you have to say about Aqua! The team are very motivated and encoaged by your review and we too love our location that is 10 mins away from the hustle and bustle of the main strip. We hope you had a pleasant journey back to Canada and to see you on...

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 January 2017

I cannot say enough good things about this hotel. I am so sad to be sitting in England talking about it rather than being in the hotel! I visited this hotel initially in March 2016 and returned in January 2016. The hotel is stunning with the most serene picture perfect beach on either side. In March we were able to...

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Nadira_Jayasuriya, Owner at Cantaloupe Aqua, responded to this review

Dear Annie, We were so happy to welcome you back to our property, as you mentioned it was like welcoming family back! This review is so amazing that we feel emotional to read it and have shared it with the team as well. They were thrilled with the pictures. As you mentioned the sea and beach access changes with the...

london
Reviewed 8 January 2017

First off I must thank Imran, the general manager. Before arriving, we had a few questions which we sent by email and if we hadn’t had a response in a few hours, he would chase on our behalf. We weren’t even in a rush, but Sri Lankan hotels have a mixed reputation for customer service, so this reassured us that...

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Nadira_Jayasuriya, Owner at Cantaloupe Aqua, responded to this review

Dear Rob, We can not thank you enough for your incredibly well written, detailed and constructive review. It is reviews like these that are truly valuable to prospective guests and for this we could not thank you enough. The team are thrilled with your compliments on the location, cleanliness, food and service but we also very much value your feedback...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 January 2017

we had the aqua chic room with the jacuzzi facing the ocean. the views were incredible and going to sleep with the sound of waves is just so peaceful. The staff were excellent and so accommodating. Their sister hotel about 10 mins away near unawatuna called cantaloupe levels is also worth checking out, especially if you are planning on visiting...

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Nadira_Jayasuriya, Owner at Cantaloupe Aqua, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your fantastic detailed review which prospective gusts will find so relevant and helpful. We would like to apologize again for the Jacuzzi malfunction and glad we were able to redeem ourselves during the rest of your stay. All the best for the New year and we hope to see you in Sri Lanka some time...

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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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
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle > Unawatuna
Price Range: €122 - €395 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Cantaloupe Aqua 4*
Number of rooms: 13
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Also Known As:
Cantaloupe Aqua Hotel Unawatuna
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#4 Spa Hotel in Unawatuna
#5 Luxury Hotel in Unawatuna
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Unawatuna
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“Room with ocean view.”
 of 5 bubbles joakims19, 29 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Think they will all be good.”
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“Best view is from ultra chic room as its a corner room”
 of 5 bubbles meow1991, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
“This place doesn't offer driver accommodation, so you'll have to keep that in mind and check with the staff before hand.”
 of 5 bubbles Huda09, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Fabulous for solo women travellers. The Aqua Zen suites are the ones with the best view”
 of 5 bubbles Stardust2605, 5 Nov 2016 | Read review
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