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New York City, New York
Reviewed 17 October 2016

This was the perfect quiet beach resort I needed to relax. The food was incredibly good, but the friendly staff is what makes this place. I highly recommend staying here if you want to be near Galle and Unawatuna, but away from the crowds. Easy tuk tuk ride anywhere you want to go.

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Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

This is a fantastic place to be. Friendly staff (especially Sandun), always a smile, clean and comfy rooms, great food and a perfect location make the visit the most extraordinary experience. The employees are helpful in every way and offer support at all times.

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Nadira_Jayasuriya, Owner at Cantaloupe Aqua, responded to this review

Thanks Randy for this fantastic 5 star review, we are thrilled to see it! Our staff are our most valuable asset and we are glad you felt the hospitality. Safe travels back home

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

This hotel was a great hub to allow us to explore the south of Sri Lanka, Staff were extremely nice and very helpful, I would definitely recommended this hotel to other travelers, To all the staff at Cantaloupe, thank you

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Nadira_Jayasuriya, Owner at Cantaloupe Aqua, responded to this review

Hi There, We are so happy with this review and all the photos you have shared! our team sends their best and hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday. Do keep in touch and let us know if you are even in Sri Lanka so that we can ensure you are well taken care of Cheers!

Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 30 September 2016

We visited Aqua and stayed for 14 days during our Christmas and New Year celebration. There are pros and cons with this hotel like many other hotels and resort might experience. However, I think it is important to be true to the purpose of tripadvisor and review the hotel as I see it and how we experienced our stay at...

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Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

We were here on a last minute short break. Having stayed at the Fortress six times previously, we thought we will try this place for a change. The good points: the location, the friendly staff and the food is exceptional. The negatives: depending on the season there is no access to the beach. You need to walk on the main...

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Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Thank you to all the staff who made our stay so relaxing. Nothing was ever too much trouble and we were greeted with the best smiles whenever we saw them. The rooms are very comfortable and clean, the food in the restaurant is good quality and well priced for a hotel restaurant. Thank you again everyone I would recommend staying...

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Reviewed 18 September 2016

Modern hotel, nice and clean room, delicious food!!! The service team is quite friendly - we really enjoyed the contact with Sandun, who helped with information about the environment, took fotos of us and so on..

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Doha, Qatar
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

I have the true pleasure of returning to this delightful spot. I couldn't book last night and regretted my first night back in Sri Lanka. I just had to get back to the safety of this gorgeous venue. I was greeted like an absent friend by the discerning hotel staff. Imran Naufal is to be commended once again for the...

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Reviewed 14 September 2016

The location of the Hotel is good and has a nice sea view. The food is freshly prepared and quality is also upto the mark. The one thing they should improve is the quality of the rooms. Otherwise, very helpful staff.

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Doha, Qatar
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Michel and Vanessa, Cantaloupe Aqua hotel is focused on providing a relaxing, romantic experience in an idyllic tropical setting. The whole staff are very helpful and friendly. Food is of great quality and mainly seafood oriented. We can't really complain about anything. The only improvement that could be made is to provide some beach entertainment and water sports possibilities at...

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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: $175 - $450 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Cantaloupe Aqua 4*
Number of rooms: 15
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Also Known As:
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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