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Kilgarvan
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Reviewed 9 February 2014

We had cabana number 1, which is in a stunning location overlooking Thalpe beach with great views of the ocean and steps away from the water. The cabana was spotlessly clean and lots of room, with plenty of hot water and space for all your belongings, The surrounding area was well tended and it all felt very safe with lots... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 January 2014

We stayed at Rockside Cabanas (run by Renate) for 2 weeks over Christmas and used the Unawatuna Diving Centre (run by Hans). We booked cabana No1, and were not disappointed. It is located overlooking the beach, a very spacious room with a great veranda, but it was private enough so as not to be overlooked by other residents. If you... More 

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Reviewed 27 January 2014

The Cabanas were fantastic, absolutely first class for an informal holiday - the food was excellent and very reasonably priced - everything was spotlessly clean. I should add that I did not notice any difference between the treatment of the German/English guests. Our host worked very hard and was as helpful as she could be when asked. In fact, she... More 

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Reviewed 8 January 2014 via mobile

We stayed at Rockside cabanas for 3 nights during the new year. The rooms, the garden and the kitchen staff is great. There is nothing to complain about. The restaurant is maybe a littlebit more expensive the other places in Sri Lanka, but OK.  A big BUT is the owner. Its is a German women that has attitude problems. For... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 3 January 2014

We stayed there more than a week. The people were all very kind. Good and various food. Close to the beach where there is a natural pool for young children. Beautiful garden. Easy to get to town. Three minutes with a tuktuk to get to their dive center. Everything was perfect for us !

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 November 2013

We stayed at Rockside Cabanas for 6 days towards the end of a trip to Sri Lanka and what a lovely place to chill out. We had a cabana that was very close to the sea, and every afternoon the turtles would come and feed right in front of our verandah. The cabanas were spacious, spotlessly clean as was everywhere... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 November 2013

My wife and I stayed in room A1 for one week while learning to scuba dive and in room B1 after we extended our stay for 2 additional nights. Both rooms were very clean, well maintained and comfortable. Room A1 was very spacious and room B1, while not quite as large, was still a reasonable size. Both rooms had air... More 

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Reviewed 31 October 2013

We stayed at the Rockside Cabanas in September and can highly recommend this place. It's really worth the money and the Cabanas are nice, with your own outside area etc. We stayed at the one in front which are the best ones I think. You can hear the ocean from your bed! The owner was very nice and friendly. There... More 

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Reviewed 26 October 2013

Value for money. Very caring staff, tasty food - best Curd in all SriLanka, but breakfast poor a bit. Clean big rooms with nice design. Hot water is not really hot)) Rocks is everywhere in ocean in this area.

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Reviewed 25 September 2013

The beach cabanas are one of the coolest travel experiences I have had in lodging. Waking up to the amazing sounds of the waves in monsoon season is an experience I will always remember. The water comes right up to the wall of the hotel and is mesmerizing to watch during monsoon. The cabanas are gorgeous and spacious. Word of... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
  • Free Breakfast
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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 

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Address: 668 Matara Road | Mihiripenna / Thalpe, Unawatuna, Galle 80616, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle > Unawatuna
Price Range: $94 - $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”
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“If you feel the heat choose an apartment & not a cabana”
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“Cabannas were great”
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“People who have a light sleeper better take a cabana in the back or an appartement.”
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“The seafront cabanas look amazing...if we go back we would pay the extra!”
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