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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 13 October 2015

This is an amazing place. Loved every bit of it. I booked the Aqua Zen room and it was lovely, i loved the way they have utilized the room space with the bed on the top. The view from the room with a private balcony is stunning. Such a cozy room it was. Only thing that was missing in the...

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Anne V, Guest Relations Manager at Cantaloupe Aqua, responded to this review

Hi Amry! Thank you for reviewing our hotel! It was great having you and a pleasure to hear you loved every bit of your stay with us. We have noted your feedback on the lack of milk powder in the room and took action instantly! We are happy to inform that you can dink your tea in the room with...

Reviewed 13 October 2015 via mobile

Stayed here in mid-September 2015. Perfect location for sightseeing in the surrounding area. Staff were amazing, nothing was too much trouble. The food was excellent and the Chef more than willing to accommodate special requests. Not a hotel for families but highly recommend for adults.

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Anne V, Guest Relations Manager at Cantaloupe Aqua, responded to this review

Hi Gail! Your kind words on our hotel are much appreciated! Thank you for your great feedback on our staff, location and food! Team Cantaloupe Aqua

New Delhi, India
Reviewed 12 October 2015

One of the best view in all the beach resorts i have ever been ..... its like the white house in the sea.... never seen a hotel which is not on the beach but kind of in the sea..... Value for money, the staff was well trained service was with smile ..... we reached vary late but still they have...

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Anne V, Guest Relations Manager at Cantaloupe Aqua, responded to this review

Hi Dheeraj! Thank you for your great review! We were delighted to have you as guests in our hotel and are happy to hear the kids enjoyed it as much as you did. We are missing your ‘pool parties’ already! If you’d decide to visit Sri Lanka in the future, we hope to welcome you once more. Team Cantaloupe Aqua

Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 5 October 2015 via mobile

Service is excellent - well trained, attentive staff and always with a smile (which is not for granted in every single hotel in Sri Lanka). Location is good too. 20-30min drive from main tourist spot Galle Fort and 20-30 drive to the famous whale watching pick up point Mirrisa. We prefer such a distance as we like our hotel to...

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Anne V, Guest Relations Manager at Cantaloupe Aqua, responded to this review

Hi Bert! We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed the hospitality and friendliness of our staff at the hotel and would like to thank you for your honest review of our hotel. It has been unfortunate that the beach is not directly accessible via our stairs during certain times of the year, we have to agree with you....

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 30 September 2015

Stayed here for two nights and loved every minute of it. The staff are very welcoming so i felt instantly at home when I got there. The food is divine! They make pretty much anything you want. The location is wonderful as well. All you see if beach and palm trees when at the hotel so its absolutely breathtaking and...

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Anne V, Guest Relations Manager at Cantaloupe Aqua, responded to this review

Hi Rahal, We are happy to hear that you enjoyed every minute of your stay! We enjoyed having you in our home. All staff is happy to year your words of appreciation and especially our chef, Nandana, is delighted to receive the information you loved his food. We have to agree the location is perfect, right on the edge of...

New Zealand
Reviewed 30 September 2015 via mobile

We booked this hotel without realising it was a wee way out of the main town of Unawatuna but it didn't matter in the end and we really enjoyed our stay. Friendly staff, excellent food and really nice to fall asleep to the sound of the waves as the rooms overlook the ocean. Nice and clean too. Recommended as a...

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Anne V, Guest Relations Manager at Cantaloupe Aqua, responded to this review

Ayubowan! We are happy to hear the location of our hotel did not influence the atmosphere of you stay! Thank you for your superb comments on our staff and food! We are delighted to hear you liked the sleeping comfort and ambiance of the hotel. We agree with you it is a bit too far too walk to town, though...

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 27 September 2015 via mobile

Very nice cozy modern hotel, staff are very nice , all amnesties are almost available , even a whole room with dvd's and board games for those rainy days. location is close to unawantuna, 10 min by tuk tuk, 25 min to Galle fort,10 min to koggala lake. Food is very good,try the baked crab under appetizers, and the whole...

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Anne V, Guest Relations Manager at Cantaloupe Aqua, responded to this review

Dear Rek, We hope you had a pleasant journey back to Dubai! Thank you for your great review, we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us at Aqua! Unfortunately, there were some cloudy days in September indeed. We are pleased that you enjoyed our diverse offer of games and dvd’s on rainy moments. Our chefs are...

New York City
Reviewed 25 September 2015

This place is so amazing. This was my second visit. It's an open-air, open patio layout with an infinity pool overlooking the amazing ocean. Their staff is so nice, and the rooms are absolutely wonderful. It's very well-designed. In addition, the food at the restaurant is diverse and great! The only tiny issue is that their wi-fi is a bit...

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Nadira_Jayasuriya, Owner at Cantaloupe Aqua, responded to this review

Hello! It was great to have you back at Aqua, we are always thrilled to have return customers. The house keeping and kitchen staff will be delighted to hear your comments which I will pass on. We have to agree that the deck and patio is the ideal place to relax with a book or cocktail. We have spoken to...

Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Excellent boutique hotel.. right on the fringes of the Indian Ocean.. lovely food and ambience. We got a triple room with an awsume view of the ocean. It is better to have your own transport thought this place is not far from Unawatuna.

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Nadira_Jayasuriya, Owner at Cantaloupe Aqua, responded to this review

Hi Surajit, It was a pleasure having your group at Aqua and we are delighted with your five star review. We have to agree with you on the stunning views, most of our rooms are built with the aim of showcasing our amazing ocean side location. As you mentioned we are a 10 minute drive from the Unawatuna bay ,...

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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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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  • 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: $168 - $427 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Cantaloupe Aqua 4*
Number of rooms: 15
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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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