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About Rockside Cabanas Hotel


Near Unawatuna, Rockside Cabanas Hotel allows you to enjoy the fresh air under the coconut palms with direct access to the warm water of the ocean. In the evenings, relax in the lounge area at the restaurant or your verandah with chilled drinks and stunning views of the sunset over the sea. Featuring a variety of accommodation to choose from, all of the rooms offer superior amenities for the comfort of guests’. Also to be found at the hotel is a business center, laundry service, free Wi-Fi in the rooms, and a tour service. Unwind after your day with a choice of the garden and the hotel's own PADI Diving Centre in Unawatuna - just a few of the hotel's excellent sporting and leisure options. Rockside Cabanas Hotel has long been a favorite in Galle for both business and leisure travelers.
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Hotel Facilities

  • airport transfer
  • business center
  • laundry service
  • luggage storage
  • restaurant
  • safety deposit boxes
  • smoking area
  • tours

Sports and Recreation

  • diving
  • garden
  • massage
  • water sports (non-motorized)


  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German
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Child and extra bed policy
Children 4-12 year(s) Must use an extra bed
  • Minimum age of guests is: 4 year(s).
  • Guests over 12 years old are considered as adults.
  • Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room policy for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Airport Transfer Fee: 70 EUR
Check-In From: 02:00PM
Check-Out Until: 11:00 AM
Distance from City Center: 8.0 km
Distance to Airport: 150 km
Non-Smoking Rooms / Floors: Yes
Number of Floors: 2
Number of Restaurants: 1
Number of Rooms : 9
Reception Open Until: 10:00PM
Room Voltage: 220
Time to Airport (Minutes): 150
Year Hotel Built: 2005
Year Hotel Last Renovated: 2011
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Recent customer comments

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Solo travelers (16)

Families with young children (10)

Families with older children (13)

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February 17, 2016
Nice heaven
Location,foods,ocean sound
It was nice stay overall

8.3 asa R.
January 03, 2016
Rockside Cabanas Hotel

9.3 Mark S.
September 27, 2015
Fantastic location
Location right on beach, clean + organized, friendly staff
Very good stay. It was low season, so we had the hotel/beach for ourselves. The hotel is directly at the beach. Shallow water with occasionally a turtle passing by. The hotel is well run. Clean and organized.

10 Katharine K.
United Kingdom
March 06, 2015
Fantastic stay in beautiful hotel!
The garden is AMAZING. The staff outstanding. Real value for money.
The hotel is beautiful with a garden to die for! Sun loungers to sit in all day with fabulous staff helping to make your stay as relaxing and enjoyable as can possibly be! The breakfast was great as well! Brilliant location on a quieter beach away from the noise of Unawatuna, but with easy access by tuk tuk or bus to places like Galle and Unawatuna. We really loved our stay and would definitely come back!

8.7 Amanda W.
United Kingdom
February 24, 2015
Wonderful and relaxing
Really relaxing, great location - direct access onto beach with massive natural pool formed from coral reef making it great for children. Staff and owner helpful, food great , really clean. Very peaceful.

7.3 Mo C.
January 12, 2015
clean hotel
breakfast,quiet place
no A/C in the cabanas rooms the boss is everywhere in the hotel^^

9.7 chris L.
United Kingdom
October 07, 2014
Clean, comfy and friendly service
The attention to cleanliness and maintenance, the friendly service and value for money
We were in Thalpe for only one night for a friend's bday party so we only needed somewhere cheap and clean. We were very pleasantly surprised to find that Rockside Cabanas was not only reasonably priced and clean, but very well looked after with great attention to the maintenance of the hotel grounds, a simple but comfy room (with a clean bathroom!) and very friendly service. The owner Renata was very friendly and welcoming and it was wonderful to see her put so much of her own effort into taking care of the place. We even saw her on her hands and knees meticulously de-weeding the lawn in the morning. It just goes to show that extra effort pays off. We would definitely stay here again when we are back in town. For breakfast, we personally would have preferred Sri Lankan, like string hoppers and kiri hoddy but it was our own fault for not having ordered it ahead of time. What we had was fine and they even made us an onion and chili sambal to accompany our eggs. Thanks for the lovely stay, Rockside and see you again soon! -Adrian & Chris

9 Jenny T.
September 06, 2014
Quiet paradise
Beachside location. Intimate. Relaxing space.

9.7 Joshua B.
United Kingdom
September 10, 2014
Fantastic Hotel
Accommodation, Staff, Location

7.3 Li S.
July 17, 2014
nice house, nice staff and food.
nice house, nice staff and food.
nice house, nice staff and food. but the beach is not as good as mirissa, not many people on the beach