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Bengaluru, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Everything about this place is just great. From the view of the Unawatuna beach, to the food, service to the beautiful rooms. A tad bit expensive but totally worth the deal. The rooms are excellent in terms of design, and maintenance. The hospitality makes the hotel and on those lines, this hotel has got to be a great place, because... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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151 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The style of this place is modern contemporary. Bright colours offset the pure white finishes. Make it a good night out. Eat here. Our salad for starters kept us happy til our main arrived. Superb seafood. We had a massive platter for only LKR 1200.

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Thank Wally S
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38 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at Aqua for 5 days and absolutely enjoyed ourselves! The hotel is beautiful, has a lovely spa, the food was really good and the staff was the sweetest, what more can you ask for? The staff is very helpful to organise tours and go sightseeing. They got us really good offers. Will definitely come again!

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Thank Lakmini J
Durban, South Africa
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just had 3 nights there and the location is amazing, right on the water. Unfortunately the private beach wasn't there as the water was right against the rocks. Apparently this happens every year for 2 months around this time. So any beach access required a walk or tuktuk. The rooms, food and service were all nice but the outside needed... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am a seasoned traveler and have stayed in many hotels around the world. It is not often I find myself writing anything on TripAdviser about any of the places I have stayed in. However, due to my very recent stay at a wonderful hotel in Sri Lanka, I felt it was my duty to write something about it. It... More 

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Thank Derik T
Nadira_Jayasuriya, Owner at Cantaloupe Aqua, responded to this review

Dear Derik! Your fantastic and heartfelt review has made our day, we are sharing it with the team at our daily briefing today! thank you for this level of detail as our prospective travellers would find it very helpful. Do let us know the next time you plan to be in Unawantuna so that we can ensure you get the... More 

Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First of all, I LOVED..LOVED..LOVED the location! I was a single female traveler, so feeling safe comes as top priority - I must say that the staff at Aqua were fabulous from the moment I landed till I left. I loved my room - the decor was minimalist but classy - brownie points for giving me an upgrade to Aqua... More 

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Nadira_Jayasuriya, Owner at Cantaloupe Aqua, responded to this review

Hello! It was our pleasure having you and we do admire your adventurous spirit and love for travel! At cantaloupe we strive to give our guests the best service where they feel comfortable and at home while maintaining privacy. Thank you so much for your recommendation to your friends we will take good care of her and do let us... More 

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small yet cozy chilled out atmosphere at the property. Located in very close proximity to Unwatuna Beach Road (a wee bit afterwards - which I absolutely loved), Cantaloupe Aqua joins my list for providing a memorable vacation. Stayed here for 2 nights, with two close friends and got a free upgrade for 1 room for the whole stay and for... More 

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Nadira_Jayasuriya, Owner at Cantaloupe Aqua, responded to this review

Hi Shalindri! It was our pleasure having you and your friends and that you for the kind comments. Our deck and plunge pool is the perfect place to take in the sunset and the elevated sleeping area in Ocean play does give the room a 'loft' feel which many people love. The beach is getting better and better as season... More 

Moscow, Russia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely stay in Cantaloupe Aqua - really great staff who provide perfect service, amazing room with fascinating view on the Ocean (we stayed in Ultra Zen II), delicious dishes in restaurant, quite surroundings! We loved it and would recommend to others!

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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40 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Spent a few days at this nice and friendly , almost 'boutique' type of hotel with lovely food in Thai style. Nearly all aspect were great : friendly staff, nice rooms, clean everywhere, great sun bathing space,and for us , nice with a smaller type place. Only two minor aspects which were not so good: My daughter thought the pool,-... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

I was at Cantaloupe Aqua with a few of my friends and this is one of the WOW factor beach resorts in Thalpe. With a warm smile, Mr. Wasantha (front office) welcomed us and provided us with the check-in details and all. Thereafter Mr. Gayan provided with a brief intro of the property and though it's a small beach property,... More 

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  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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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: $165 - $419 (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
#3 Luxury Hotel in Unawatuna
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Unawatuna
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“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
“try out the Aqua Play Ocean Suite”
 of 5 bubbles ShalindriC_12, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“On the beach side, upstairs”
 of 5 bubbles jmb20002015, 29 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in an Aqua Ocean Suite, which was really good. Go for an up-stair room for a better view.”
 of 5 bubbles vindyav, 15 Aug 2016 | Read review
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