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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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...

Reviewed 18 December 2016

This hotel is located right on the beach, you could relax the whole day just by gazing at the beautiful sea. It also features a plunge pool, which is right on the edge of the hotel. The staff was fabulous attending to all our needs, they were always there when we needed them. They even arranged a special table for...

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Nadira_Jayasuriya, Owner at Cantaloupe Aqua, responded to this review

Dear Nishan,Thank you for your lovely comments on the location and food. it is a shame the rain spoilt your outdoor dinner though! We would love to have you back at Aqua or our sister property Levels and please keep in touch at cantaloupehotels.com if you would like to visit again. Cheers!

Vienna, Austria
Reviewed 18 December 2016

A very nice hotel with a fantastic ocean view. The Aqua Zen Room is great. This hotel has "the little extra" with the most friendly service. I want to mention Sandun, our waiter who was unique!We want to say thank you,as he made us a perfect holiday!!!

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Nadira_Jayasuriya, Owner at Cantaloupe Aqua, responded to this review

Dear Tinara, Thanks for the fantastic review and we are thrilled you found our service so exceptional. our team is our biggest asset and we will share your review with them. Keep in touch and all the best for the new year!

Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Hotel was very nice. There Is no Beach Access - but its just one Minute away. The view Is stunning and the staff (especially Sandun - our Morning Sunshine :)) Is great. We have rented a tuktuk and Visited mirissa and weligama dir surfing

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Nadira_Jayasuriya, Owner at Cantaloupe Aqua, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for the fantastic 5 star review and we love your picture! definitely profile picture worthy :) Mirissa and Weligama are such fun locations to visit and we are glad you got some surfing done. Sandun and team send their best wishes. Take care!

Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 30 November 2016

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...

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Nadira_Jayasuriya, Owner at Cantaloupe Aqua, responded to this review

Dear Huda, Your great review was great for our soul! Thank you for your kind comments on our team and service as well as the rooms and food. We would love to see you back at Aqua soon since you are a short flight away! do keep in touch Cheers!

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Reviewed 22 November 2016 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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Nadira_Jayasuriya, Owner at Cantaloupe Aqua, responded to this review

Hi Wally, thanks very much for the glowing review of our food. The fresh seafood platter is one of our favorites at our Restraunt Coconut, of course washed down with a few cocktails. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday! All the best

Reviewed 18 November 2016 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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Nadira_Jayasuriya, Owner at Cantaloupe Aqua, responded to this review

Dear Lakmini, It was our pleasure to have you and help organise outings and sightseeing. We are based in a great location to do both beach activities such as whale watching and surfing or more culture vulture inclined ones like the Unesco world heritage Galle Fort. Our team sends their best wishes!

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
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  • 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 

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Address: Matara Road | Talpe, Unawatuna, Galle 80630, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle > Unawatuna
Price Range: $171 - $549 (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 Luxury Hotel in Unawatuna
#3 Spa Hotel in Unawatuna
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Unawatuna
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