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Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 25 November 2014

For our purpose, a small family with one child at 21 months, this was a great place. We stayed for 12 days. + Nice beach with reef that breaks the surge and currents, good for children + Away from the crowd, but only a 5 minute tuk-tuk trip to reach the main beach (costing about 1 euro each way) +...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 26 August 2014 via mobile

This place is not for everyone but for the first 3 days of our trip when all we wanted to do was de-stress and relax this place was perfect. When you Arrive and walk in it's like a little green oasis.... You can't swim out the front too many rocks and was quite rough but a short walk down the...

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2Thank ManlyMissK
The Netherlands
Reviewed 14 August 2014

We had beautiful 2 cabanas (not the first by the sea, but the second) overlooking the sea. The cabanas have no air conditioning, but a fan and, there is also no pool or tv. The lady owner has everything under control. When a problem occurs, she is quick to resolve it. The cabanas are kept clean very well. The sea...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 14 August 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Beachside Cabanas and would recommend to anyone who is planning on going to Unawatuna. The location is about 2kms from the main beach and after spending time in around the main beach, i am happy we chose this location. We stayed in Cabana 2 right next to the beach, with the front door literally...

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Ballarat, Australia
Reviewed 6 August 2014

We booked two nights but checked out after one night, Thunderstorms , the roof leaked, lots of noise, , no aircon, (but was aware). Limited facilities, no bottled water, shower only luke warm. wifi was very limted (after several requests). German lady owner not accommodating, breakfast very basic

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Deinze, Belgium
Reviewed 27 July 2014

We stayed two nights in one of the garden bungalows, far away from the unawatuna noise. The atmosphere was indeed very relaxing . Perhaps we missed the airco in the cabanas, but even then the sound of the breaking waves with the open windows was rather a plus. The continental breakfast, the very clean cababas and the overall punctuality ,...

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1Thank Jean-Pierre H
Campina, Romania
Reviewed 15 May 2014

We stay here 4 nights, first night in main building and 3 night in Bungalow number 1. Basically I found exactly all the details found on the hotel site.The atmosphere was pleasant and our stay in Sri Lanka was a dream. I will write about things that have not liked so much. 1. When we arrived at the hotel, somewhere...

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Renate K, Inhaber at Rockside Cabanas Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Unfortunately we cannot not confirm all your comments. It was not true that your room was available when you did arrived at the early morning at around 8 or 9 am. We were fully booked and all our rooms were fully occupied. The Check Out for your booked room was 11 am. After check out...

Lima
Reviewed 13 April 2014

My wife and I have just returned from Sri Lanka and a highlight of our trip was the stay at Rockside Cabanas. We highly recommend reserving a bungalow-it'll cost more and there's no A/C, but listening to the waves lap against the shore, which is just a few short steps away was sublime. The beach fronts a rich area for...

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3Thank PeruTransplant
Reviewed 28 March 2014 via mobile

We stayed for 3 nights in one of the garden cabanas. The location is slightly out from the main part of unawatuna but that was not really a negative as was only. 200 for a tuk tuk and near the unawatuna dive centre where we dived (owned by same people). We ate at the cabanas most nights as the food...

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1Thank Poppy1315
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 February 2014

Recently returned from 9 days at Rockside cabanas, and really recommend it, we were in one of the apartments, with a great big balcony looking over the gardens and beach. The room was great, v spacious and nicely decorated, and the gardens and restaurant were great- v quiet, v helpful staff and Renata was great at organising a couple of...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
ROCKSIDE CABANAS HOTEL - directly at the Mihiripenna/Dalawella beach! Jump from your bed straight into the 28° C warm water of the ocean. Relax in a hammock under the coconut palms in the 1.000 m² garden of the ROCKSIDE in Mihiripenna near Unawatuna. And in the evening you'll probably lounge in our garden restaurant or on your veranda, sipping a cool drink and enjoying the spectacular sunset over the sea.If you want to perfectly relax just ask us to take care of you - or stay completely private in your CABANA or your APARTMENT. At our own UNAWATUNA DIVING CENTRE, PADI Resort S-36133, situated directly on the beach, only 2 km away from ROCKSIDE we offer you daily snorkeling trips and fun dives to our different dive spots (reef, rock, wrack). ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rockside Cabanas Hotel

Address: 668 Matara Road | Mihiripenna / Thalpe, Unawatuna, Galle 80616, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle > Unawatuna
Price Range: $90 - $218 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Rockside Cabanas Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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“cabanas are independant suites, rooms are large and comfortable with colonial wooden furniture”
 of 5 bubbles SKkoh_sg, 24 Aug 2016 | Read review
“If you feel the heat choose an apartment & not a cabana”
 of 5 bubbles Pandp1313, 27 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Cabannas were great”
 of 5 bubbles cmclean_15, 17 Apr 2016 | Read review
“People who have a light sleeper better take a cabana in the back or an appartement.”
 of 5 bubbles Arnold_Gabi, 27 Mar 2016 | Read review
“The seafront cabanas look amazing...if we go back we would pay the extra!”
 of 5 bubbles RoyChalmers, 18 Nov 2015 | Read review
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