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Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

Beautiful location with helpful and very polite staff. Service was 10/10. Will be returning in a few years and staying here again. Hotel restaurant has a great variety menu and caters to all needs. Thanks for having us.

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Nadira_Jayasuriya, Owner at Cantaloupe Aqua, responded to this review

Hi Leon, Thanks for the lovely review. We strive to give our guests the best service so your 10/10 means alot. Looking forward to when you will visit again,we always ensure our loyal customers get the best packages. Do keep in touch with our Groups activities at cantaloupehotels.com. Cheers

Barnstaple, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 January 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for two weeks and loved every moment of our stay. The beer and drinks are great and a good price, the food is exceptional. The best food we have ever eaten and around £4-5 for a delicious main meal. The best food huge choice and a lovely basket of freshly baked roles and butter before your meal....

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

This was our second night in Sri Lanka & after our first disappointing hotel experience we were delighted when we walked into Cantaloupe Aqua. A beautiful spot away from the hustle & bustle. Staff were very friendly, the room was clean & comfortable. A unique Boutique hotel with 15 rooms, a plunge pool & lovely restaurant with delicious food. The...

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Nadira_Jayasuriya, Owner at Cantaloupe Aqua, responded to this review

Hi Deb, It was our pleasure to provide you with a good experience is Sri Lanka and so glad we could meet your expectations. thank you for your comments on the location, staff and food, we have to agree, hoppers are a delicious way to start the day! Thank you for the feedback regarding the beer and we have planned...

Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 13 January 2016

We wanted to do nothing much but relax, and cantaloupe was certainly satisfying and turned out to be a good choice. First of allThe location was very convenient to get to, very warm welcome by the courtiest staff who greeted us with a refreshing king coconut. Over looking the glorious Indian Ocean and the infinity sided pool,the room - Zen...

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Nadira_Jayasuriya, Owner at Cantaloupe Aqua, responded to this review

Hi mark, Thank you for your amazing detailed review. We do think our location is ideal for those who want to be away from the hustle and bustle but within a 10 min ride from the unnawatuna bay and Galle Fort. The F&B team will be delighted with your comments on the food and we will definitely look into incorporating...

Centurion, South Africa
Reviewed 9 January 2016 via mobile

Had a really wonderful stay here over the New Year period. The bathrooms were mediocre and water pressure of shower very low. Our Dutch hostess Anne was brilliant and on the ball which made up for this. Excellent views and walks on the beach.

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Nadira_Jayasuriya, Owner at Cantaloupe Aqua, responded to this review

Hi Kishor, We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your time over the near year.. our NYE dinner with Michelin star Chef Richard Toix was a hit among all our guests. We have noted your feedback regarding the Bathrooms and hope to increase the water pressure though a new system. It would be lovely to see you back in...

Reviewed 6 January 2016

I do not recommend to spend a penny at this hotel! Our room had a very strong smell of mildew, and it was impossible to sleep her. It does not help that it looks pretty. We complained and they moved us to another Cantaloupe hotel close by (Cantaloupe Level). Still a pretty hotel, and still the same strong smell of...

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Nadira_Jayasuriya, Owner at Cantaloupe Aqua, responded to this review

Dear Ingunn, We would like a chance to respond to this review with our side of the incident. After check in to your room at Aqua our RDM responded to your complaint of a smell in the room (which he could not verify and could only smell our cleaning agents) by offering a complimentary dinner and bottle of wine as...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 5 January 2016

...if you want to drop $150 a night on a 4 star beach hotel, you'll be disappointed. Don't get me wrong, the hotel is good for a boutique bed and brekkie but that's about all it is. Pool is tiny, the bar was out of stock of almost everything and served lukewarm beer and there isn't much of a beach...

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Nadira_Jayasuriya, Owner at Cantaloupe Aqua, responded to this review

Hi Sabrina! Thank you for your review and we really appreciate all your feedback. As mentioned we do advertise as a boutique hotel and you will find our rates extremely competitive for the area, especially considering the peak Christmas/New year period. The good news is the beach directly in front of our property is slowly building up and has even...

Groningen, The Netherlands
Reviewed 4 January 2016

I have had a fantastic stay at Cantaloupe Aqua. First of all, every single staff member is going out of his/her way to make your stay un unforgettable experience! At arrival Wasantha made sure of a prompt check-in and was very knowledgeable on what to do in the area. In the restaurant Jayashanti, Madawa, Sandun and Tashil are always serving...

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Nadira_Jayasuriya, Owner at Cantaloupe Aqua, responded to this review

Hi Anne, We are delighted to have such great review from a traveller with as much experience as you! and thanks for the details and all the staff you have mentioned , this will make their day. Chef Nandana and team have worked hard to bring our restaurant coconut to a high standard and the ultimate compliment is when in...

Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

Had the ability to attend a supreme dinning event, starring Richard Toix, a Michelin recognised Chef. The team at Cantaloupe strives to bring value added experience to its clients, such as offering one of a kind dinning experiences. The service was really good, we felt the waiters love what they do and most of all they have been exposed to...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

Our travelling party lasted 5 hours here before we left (and that was 4.5 hours more than we wanted to be there!). The rooms are basic and akin to motel accommodation in Australia, though quite pricey. The rooms had short black hairs all over the floor, showers smelled like mould and the sheets were so cheap and overused that they...

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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 for 6 consecutive years. 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. "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! '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 80600, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle > Unawatuna
Price Range: €102 - €388 (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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#3 Spa Hotel in Unawatuna
#5 Luxury Hotel in Unawatuna
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Unawatuna
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“Far from Galle where you can find shops and cosy restaurants and nightlife”
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