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Cantaloupe Aqua

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Welcome to Cantaloupe AQUA, our private hotel and beach club. AQUA again has been awarded the Trip Advisor 'Certificate of Excellence'for for 6 consecutive years. 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. "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! '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
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Free parking
Spa
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Airport transportation
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Multilingual Staff
Outdoor pool
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Refrigerator in room
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Ocean View
Boutique
HOTEL CLASS
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Expensive and a few rough edges - good breakfast , limited supper - superb location which makes up for it all - no regrets. This hotel really sits on the edge of the ocean and brought tears to my eyes as we entered the room.
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Response from victoriapB9826VF, Public Relations Manager at Cantaloupe Aqua
Responded yesterday
Dear Alan, Thank you so much for your 5 - star review of Cantaloupe Aqua. We are so touched to hear that you loved the location and the views of the ocean from your room. We would love to hear more about your experiences and the way you feel we could improve the menu, or any other feedback you might have. Please e-mail us at abdm@cantaloupe.lk and we would be happy to hear more. Looking forward to hearing from you.
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We had six perfect days here in this hotel. It's small and personal - with the most amazing view. Just remember to order the rooms with a balcony and a view, for the best experience (we had to upgrade).The beaches nearby are so nice; Koggala, Dalawella and Unawatuna beach. The
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Response from victoriapB9826VF, Public Relations Manager at Cantaloupe Aqua
Responded yesterday
Thank you for such a thoughtful review of Cantaloupe Aqua. We appreciate you taking the time to leave us comments and feedback, and we will make sure to share your compliments on the service with the team. We would love to have you at our other properties in the Cantaloupe Portfolio, since we have 3 other properties along the Southern Coast that I'm sure you will love. Please do get in touch with us at abdm@cantaloupe.lk and we will be happy to assist you in planning your next vacation. Looking forward to having you again.
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Ok accommodation. Close to the nice, quiet sandy beach. The location is otherwise a little weak. Tuk Tuk takes to Galle for up to max 800 rupees/20-15minutes. Hotels extra services are insanely expensive (ex. whale watching from the hotel = $ 97. Whatsing the actual price max.
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Got to admit the Instagram led me to think this place was more expansive than reality. The outside wall (not too pretty) does not prepare you for the what you see once the gate is opened. The beachfront made the worries about the smaller hotel fade, and actually I adored the
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Response from victoriapB9826VF, Public Relations Manager at Cantaloupe Aqua
Responded yesterday
Dear Marta, We loved reading your review of your stay at Aqua. It sounds like you had a very warm and memorable time, and our staff was equally happy to host you both. We have noted your points about the time it took to get your meal, and will make sure this doesn't happen again in the future. We have let our kitchen team and Pragash know your comments so that we can continue to improve the experience at Cantaloupe Aqua. We do hope you get the chance to visit us again on your next trip to Sri Lanka, or are able to stay at any of the other properties in our Cantaloupe Hotel Portfolio. We have a 3 - Level Boutique Hotel in Rumassala, Galle, a 7 Bedroom Modern Luxury Villa in Talpe, and a traditional restored Walaluwa in Ahangama, perfect for surfing, yoga, or a wellness getaway. We would love to help you plan your next trip, so feel free to contact us directly at abdm@cantaloupe.lk and we will be happy to have you again. Happy Traveling!
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We had six fantastic days here! the hotel is perfect for relaxing overlooking the ocean, the food was very good and the staff & manager couldn’t do enough to make sure our stay was one we wouldn’t forget...thank you again to you all for making it so special!
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Response from victoriapB9826VF, Public Relations Manager at Cantaloupe Aqua
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Rory, Thank you for such a glowing review of Cantaloupe Aqua. We appreciate your comments about the view and staff, and will be sure to pass on the compliments to the team. Please be sure to let us know the next time you are planning to visit Sri Lanka and we will be sure to make it a special trip. Hoping to see you again soon.
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Hi Deeksha, Thanks for your question. We do have an accessible beach protected by a coral reef about 50m to the right of the property which is great during the October months. It's ideal for swimming all year round. If you have any questions or would like to see photos of the beach please contact us directly and we would be happy to give you more information. Our e-mail is abdm@cantaloupe.lk.
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Is there driver accommodations on site?
No, driver accommodation in Cantaloupe Aqua.
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Pls let me know the half board & full board rates for bouble room.
Check on Booking, Agoda, Expedia or simply contact the hotel directly. The rates change from time to time.
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Hi Anja, Yes for sure we can arrange a pick up from the train station. It takes about 15-20 minutes to the hotel. Pls be kind enough to drop us an email at sales.hotels at cantaloupe . Lk so our team can get the details and make arrangements for you or you may use the live chat applet on our website. Thanks Cantaloupe Hotels Management.
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"we had the Ultra which is the best room - go for the main block more expensive than but greatly better than the annex."
"The rooms with balcony and a view is a must at this hotel. The rooms without it are not as good."
"We booked the Aqua Zen which has the bed situated as an upstairs but the view is what you will always be happy with."
"1st floot rather than ground floor."
"Do not pre pay for the room"
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PRICE RANGE
US$97 - US$264 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
cantaloupe aqua hotel unawatuna
LOCATION
Sri LankaSouthern ProvinceGalle DistrictUnawatuna
NUMBER OF ROOMS
15
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