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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 April 2016

We stayed at Rockside Cabannas for 20 nights and have just returned on the 17th of April. This is our review. We arrived early on our first day and after a very efficient airport pickup we were delivered inside the premises at midday, we knew check in was from 2pm but we were warmly greeted by the Host Renate, she...

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Pune, India
Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for one night in mid April , wanted to extended one more night , but had a v bad experience and was more then happy to leave the place . Possibly the most rude and cold staff in the hospitality industry . Owned by Germans with their own rules of check in at 2 pm and check out...

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

Sorry, but nothing to reply!! SPEEKLESS!!

Vienna, Austria
Reviewed 5 April 2016

We were staying there in a beautiful appartment, very clean and spacious. The hotel is right next to the beach, has a nice garden and is the perfect place to relax. It has a nice restaurant with great food and outdoor seating with view on the ocean. The owner of the place has a Diving school, so it is a...

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Reith bei Seefeld, Austria
Reviewed 28 March 2016

We spent 7 nights in march 2016 in cabana 1. The staff was very friendly and the food very delicious, we have to say an outstanding service. The well taken garden and the beach nearby (only a few steps to go) made our first days in Sri Lanka very comfortable. The owner solved problems very quickly.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 February 2016

Me and my wife stayed in Cabana #1 during early January for 4nights. This is peak season and we had to book 6months in advance, and even then didn't get our originally intended dates. The room was always spotless The service from the staff was amazing The food was delicious This is a great place that is a little way...

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

We stayed 3 nights and it was a really nice place. Book well in advance if you want a Cabana . We had an upstairs Apartment with views over the ocean. This place has everything you could need for a relaxing stay. Rooms are v spacious with ensuite and lots of wardrobe space. A mini bar ,hairdryer, a/c and mosquito...

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Aqaba, Jordan
Reviewed 23 December 2015

My family and I stayed at the Rockside Cabanas because we were diving. What an amazing hotel! Everything was organised by the owner Renate who was always on hand to make sure that we were having a good holiday from the pre-arranged airport transfer to the daily tuk tuk trips to the dive shop. The hotel itself is clean and...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 December 2015

We were staying here for our honeymoon in August 2013. It was simply magical. We arrived jetlaged and tired, transfer was organised from Columbo airport wich was great, Renate greeted us with a delicious smoothie and let us sleep in the garden until the cabana was ready. The beachside cabana was perfect for us, just above the sea, the view...

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Manchester, England
Reviewed 18 November 2015

We read a few reviews before arriving at the Rockside Cabanas and on arriving we were met quite bluntly as there was some confusion with our booking but this was quickly resolved. If you want efficient service, clean rooms, nice food and a beautiful outside area then I would go with the Germans! The staff are all friendly and helpful,...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 2 October 2015

The property is deceptive as you enter from the main road.Once in it is a beautiful ocean side complex.Your own natural swimming pool in the ocean very suitable for children.The owner Renate couldn't be more helpful.The staff the same .The cabanas are very well constructed and set out .We had cabana 1, but anywhere on the property seemed OK to...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
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  • Beachfront
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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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 80600, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle > Unawatuna
Price Range: $69 - $139 (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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