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Reviewed 28 August 2015 via mobile

We had a great stay, all of the staff were very personable and provided exceptional service. Sandun was a complete gentleman and consistently went beyond expectation with his big trademark smile and friendly greeting, he and the staff make the stay here feel like it's your home away from home!

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Nadira_Jayasuriya, Owner at Cantaloupe Aqua, responded to this review

Dear Nick, Thank you for your kind words on the hotel and staff. We love that you both felt you were at a 'home away from home' as our goal us to make guests feel settled and relaxed enough to enjoy the true island way of life! We have launched a video called "The Southern coast of Sri lanka" on...

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Reviewed 26 August 2015 via mobile

Where to start? This place is just a piece of heaven. The hotel is not to big, that's one of the things we loved. The location is just brilliant and te views are stunning. The pool on the beach is perfect. We booked two nights, but we stayed four, just because everything was so beautiful. The staff is very nice,...

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Nadira_Jayasuriya, Owner at Cantaloupe Aqua, responded to this review

Dear Robbert and Marlies, We are humbled by your fantastic review, thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed one. We are glad you chose to extend your stay with us , 2 days at the beach just isn't enough! Yasanthi and Gayan will be so pleased to hear what you have said, we will be sure...

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Reviewed 26 August 2015 via mobile

The rooms are very comfortable and the balconies overlooking the ocean are amazing. The views are beautiful from the hotel. The best part is the food. Every meal was excellent. We were very happy with breakfast and our lunch and dinners. The staff was very nice and accommodating.

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Nadira_Jayasuriya, Owner at Cantaloupe Aqua, responded to this review

Hello Mellen! We would like to thank you for your great review! it was lovely having you at Aqua and we have to agree with you that our view is something special,its one of the advantages of being based right by the water ! The F&B team will be delighted with your feedback on our restaurant Coconut, we were very...

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 24 August 2015

A perfect experience at Cantaloupe Aqua. High standards of hospitality along with a great view gives you the ideal location for your holiday in SriLanka. Each staff member always had a smile to offer along with their friendly nature. I would like to add to this message a situation which you should know since it is bound to happen to...

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Nadira_Jayasuriya, Owner at Cantaloupe Aqua, responded to this review

Dear Lovelyn, We loved having you stay and thanks for this great review. We do go out of our way to provide our guests with personal service and our group mission is so bring the island hospitality and lifestyle to life in our product. We know how tiring all day journeys can be , especially in the Sri Lankan heat...

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 17 August 2015

My boyfriend and I spent 5 nights at Cantaloupe Aqua and everything about it was great! The hotel is small but very charming, right on the beach which a nice small infinity pool looking over the beach. The location is great, just a few minutes by Tuk Tuk to Unawatuna and Galle Fort. The rooms were very comfortable, I would...

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Nadira_Jayasuriya, Owner at Cantaloupe Aqua, responded to this review

Hi Alexandra! It was lovely having you and your boyfriend for 5 nights at Aqua and we are thrilled with your fantastic review! We agree one of our best strengths is our location, which is right by the beach and means the sounds of the waves lull you to sleep at night and wake you up in the mornings! The...

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 13 August 2015

Spent one night at Antaloupe Aqua. Both my wife and I were quite happy with the experience, but the food could have been better. Customer Service was good as in all Sri Lankan outlets. If they spent a bit of time finding out the customer preference, rating could have been higher.

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Nadira_Jayasuriya, Owner at Cantaloupe Aqua, responded to this review

Dear Niran, Thanks for taking the time to post a review and we are pleased that you were happy with the Aqua experience. We take your feedback positively and will strive to ensure we find out more about customer preference when preparing the food. Our restaurant Coconut usually proves very popular with in house guests and many choose to dine...

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 9 August 2015

We had a great week at Aqua, adjoining rooms with our two children. All the staff were genuinely friendly and went out of their way to cater for the quirks of our children's needs at the Coconut restaurant. Rooms were contemporary cool and spotlessly clean (love the idea of the elevated beds) and the views from the balcony were stunning....

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Nadira_Jayasuriya, Owner at Cantaloupe Aqua, responded to this review

Hi Martin, Thanks for your review, we really enjoyed having you and the family at Aqua with us for a week! Sandun, Sampath and Imran will be delighted to hear your feedback, our aim is to provide personal service and accommodate all our customer needs to our best capability. We are happy you got a chance to check out our...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 August 2015

With a near empty beach, a great infinity plunge pool and a range of rooms to suit any need this is a great spot to relax and explore the local area. Credit to the staff who were fantastic, check out their other hotel Levels also. Highly recommend. www.danflyingsolo.com

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Nadira_Jayasuriya, Owner at Cantaloupe Aqua, responded to this review

Hi Daniel! We are glad you enjoyed your stay at Aqua , its always interesting to meet such a well seasoned traveller! Thank you for your comments on the rooms and staff, they will be delighted to hear your feedback. We loved your blog and photos and found it so informative, we specially enjoyed the article Top 10 things to...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 3 August 2015

Stay - 30th - 31st July 2015 After experiencing one of the worst stays of my life at The Long Beach Resort Koggala - I checked out and checked in at Aqua straight away. The booking process too all of 5 mins and Check In at the Hotel was even less. I have stayed here twice before - however understanding...

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Nadira_Jayasuriya, Owner at Cantaloupe Aqua, responded to this review

Hi Sid, We are always happy to welcome back a loyal customer and were so sorry to hear about your bad experience elsewhere. We strive to give our guests personalised service and Sandun was happy to do this for you and your lovely girlfriend. Our restaurant Coconut recently launched a new menu , specialising in Thai , Sri Lankan and...

Ilkley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 July 2015

This small, personal hotel is located on a little headland at the west end of a sweep of untouched golden sand. The views of the palm fringed beach are amazing and very atmospheric. We could look down from our comfortable platform bed right on to the waves breaking a few feet beyond the infinity pool. A special place. The sea...

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Nadira_Jayasuriya, Owner at Cantaloupe Aqua, responded to this review

Dear Jo, Thank you for your beautifully written review, it was really great to read. Our location, in such close proximity to the water gives guests the feeling of being in the ocean and affords a beautiful view. The Kitchen and room teams will be delighted to hear your feedback and we are glad you enjoyed your meals at Coconut....

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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 

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Address: Matara Road | Talpe, Unawatuna, Galle 80600, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle > Unawatuna
Price Range: €115 - €395 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Cantaloupe Aqua 4*
Number of rooms: 13
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Cantaloupe Aqua Hotel Unawatuna
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#6 On the Beach Hotel in Unawatuna
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“Try to get a "Zen" rooms which have clear beach/sea view. "Garden" rooms do not have a clear beach/sea view.”
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“All rooms in this hotel has good sea view.”
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