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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

Stayed at this hotel for 5 nights and would come back again. The hotel itself is well maintained, very clean, and has very relaxing vibes for those looking to wind-down. The location is perfect - right by the beach front where you can enjoy beautiful views with your morning coffee, in the pool, and while sunbathing. Unawatuna beach and restaurants are only a 15 minute tuk-tuk ride from the hotel.

What stands out the most is the customer service in this place - every staff member we met was super friendly, very welcoming, and never failed to greet us with a smile. You can tell that management are doing an excellent job with keeping everything in place. A special shoutout to Sandun and Shanthi who evidently go above and beyond to keep the customers happy! They were both a pleasure to talk to every morning.

As for the food, the breakfast included was superb! Apart from the included breakfast, their dining menu included options for vegetarian and vegan diets. Food was very flavorful and portions were generous. I can confidently say that their vegetable curry was the best one I had during my entire vacation in Sri-Lanka (had to go for it twice!).

This place is definitely recommended for anyone looking for a cosy, welcoming and relaxing spot by the beach!

Stayed: March 2018, travelled with family
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Victoria P, Public Relations Manager at Cantaloupe Aqua, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018

Hello,

We loved your review! So great to hear your experiences at Cantaloupe Aqua, and to hear that you appreciated multiple areas of your time, and that you were able to spend 5 nights with us!

Most importantly, I am happy to hear that your special dietary requirements were catered to, and that you were able to connect with our amazing and personable staff!

I do hope you come visit us again!

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Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

We just came back from a perfect 3 night stay at Cantaloupe Aqua. We were truly blown away by the beautiful set up of the hotel as well as the incredibly friendly and helpful staff. Behind the bright blue garage style doors, you honestly walk into a little paradise.

Staff - ALL are very welcoming and deliver a fantastic customer service. This has really stood out from other hotels we have stayed in the past. Sakuni from reception was very smiley, bubbly and helped to arrange our room booking over the phone. Our kind breakfast host (sorry we have forgotten her name!) was so lovely and always met our needs!

Rooms - spotless and very beautifully presented. The cleaners are very friendly and happy to help with anything you need. Shower gel, shampoo and conditioner is provided. Each room also has a lovely sea view. There does seem to be a lot of very small insects but this is a tropical country and I understand it is hard to eliminate.

Pool - the pool is not the biggest pool, however it is not advertised as one so don’t expect it! In my opinion it was just the perfect size for a dip in on a very warm day. It is an infinity pool with a backdrop of the sea (perfect for photos!).

Restaurant - breakfast was amazing! Lots of options (Sri lankan and western) and the staff were very willing to accommodate our needs esp as there were vegetarian/vegan members in our party. We had dinner at the hotel on one occasion, the chef personally came to ask us what we would like as there were very few vegetarian options on the menu. We had a meal at a restaurant nearby called “Indian Hut” and we would recommend!

Beach - we noticed some negative reviews of the beach that it was inaccessible and rocky. Though the hotel itself is not accessible to the beach directly, a 5-10min walk down the road will provide access to a lovely sandy beach so don’t let this put you off!

Overall if you are looking for a beach side hotel with amazing staff and facilities, this is the one for you! Thanks again :)

Stayed: March 2018, travelled with family
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Victoria P, Public Relations Manager at Cantaloupe Aqua, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018

Thank you so much for your detailed review of Cantaloupe Aqua!

We appreciate the time you took to give us such detailed feedback and praise for the different aspects of your experience at our boutique hotel.

We do hope you are able to visit us again to experience our Sister Property- Cantaloupe Levels, overlooking Jungle Beach.

Hope to see you soon!

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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

Our stay at Cantaloupe Aqua was lovely. Great Sea View, Great Food, Great Service. We had a spacious room with a beautiful sea view. If you're in the mood, ask Sandun for one of his delicious margaritas!

Stayed: March 2018, travelled as a couple
Thank Sami K
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Victoria P, Public Relations Manager at Cantaloupe Aqua, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018

Hi Sami,

Thanks for your review! We are happy to hear that Sandun made a lasting impression and so did our margaritas!

Please come visit again soon!

All the best.

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Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

Just spent 8 days at Cantaloupe Aqua, I booked the new surfing package and I was treated to a memorable and luxurious week.

The rooms are in need of a a little TLC however I was told that this is scheduled to take place in the next two months.

Everything was beautifully done, from arrival to departure. From my morning pick up to go surfing, to room service delivery. The food was wonderful, with the Chef making every possible effort to please.

The location is almost dream like and the sound of the waves was the most relaxing experience, while the view is just sensational.

The staff were exceptional, I won't name anyone for fear of missing someone. They were universally delightful and accommodating, from the security guard to the General Manager. But I must give my instructor Chandi a special mention, because he is a really special person.

Thank you Aqua, you can be certain that we will be back.

Stayed: March 2018, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 March 2018

We had a superb stay! The staffs are so kind and make you feel so welcome. Small lovely hotel. Perfect location and a tuk tuk away from the centre. The room we stayed in was beautifully decorated and spacious. Food is excellent. Perfectly situated plunge pool. Can't fault anything.

Stayed: March 2018, travelled with friends
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