Cantaloupe Aqua Beach Club Hotel
Cantaloupe Aqua Beach Club Hotel
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10.0
Exceptional

"Best hotel I’ve stayed in."

Neelam

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January 4, 2018

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What guests are saying:
The food in the restaurant was nice.
Shelia from Singapore
Couple
Love the location with excellent sea view!
Pin X. from Singapore
Group
Amazing!!!! Vadim and crew were amazing and went above and beyond. The resort is amazing the food is fantastic and the view from the Aqua Chic room was breathtaking! I would definitely recommend this resort to anyone visiting Sri Lanka - it is beautiful!
Sarah from Australia
Couple
We stayed in the Ultra Chic and got a fantastic price through Agoda. We had a floor to ceiling glass window that looked straight to the ocean. Fantastic view. The beach was clean and quiet. Very nice time.
Kristaan from United Kingdom
Couple
We had a fabulous stay at aqua, the hotel is unique and charming with great rooms, excellent views, superb food both in variety and taste. I would unreservedly recommend it for anyone looking of a fun getaway.
minoli from Sri Lanka
Couple
Stayed at the end of our stay. This is 15mn tuktuk ride from Galle. A lovely place with a nice modern design and stunning view to the sea. Perfect for sun bathing and relaxing by the sea. The beaches around are beautiful for walks and swims.
Arnaud from France
Couple
We stayed for two nights and wished we stayed longer! Fantastic food and a nice relaxed vibe. We really liked the design of the hotel, kind of a clean, loungy feel. Too bad the beach had been swept away by a monsoon.
Elias from Sweden
Couple
This is my 5th visit to Aqua and, as expected, the experience was excellent. I was accompanied by a friend of mine from overseas and he was amazed at the food, service, atmosphere and the trendy design of the hotel. No doubt i'll be back for more soon.
Marlon from Sri Lanka
Solo traveler
Excellent
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8.0
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Excellent service
8.2
Value for money7.6
Distance to city center10 km
Location rating7.9
Nearest airportKoggala Airport - Domestic (KCT)
Distance to airport3.0 km
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  • Private beach

  • Currency exchange

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8.1
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Aqua Zen
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  • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
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Aqua Chic Suite
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  • Room size: 41 m²/441 ft²
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Aqua Ocean Play
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  • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
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      • 9.6
        Exceptional

        "This was a wonderful stay for us."

        Jonathan

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        March 23, 2016

      • 7.0
        Very good

        "Great ocean scenery and access to the beach."

        Philipp

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        February 25, 2016

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      7.2
      Very good

      "Great comfortable rooms with nice view on the ocean."

      Anouk

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      April 11, 2016

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      10.0
      Exceptional

      "Really great place to stay"

      Margot

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      July 20, 2016

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      Agoda Reviews (474)Booking.com Reviews (304)
      8.0
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      10
      Cleanliness8.1
      Facilities7.7
      Location7.9
      Room comfort and quality8.1
      Service8.2
      Value for money7.6
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      9.6
      Exceptional
      Johanna from Australia
      Group
      Aqua Ocean Play
      Stayed 1 night in October 2018
      Great staff, Great Location and Fantastic Sri Lankan food”
      The staff were very welcoming and great fun to have around us. The cocktails were great and served with a smile. Thank you Kasun!!!! It was a great treat to sit in the pool with a cocktail and watch the ocean waves crash. The banquet organised by the duty chef was superb. The manager and front staff were super attentive to our wishes. All round great place to have stayed.
      Reviewed October 12, 2018
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Pranshu from India
      Couple
      Aqua Ocean Play
      Stayed 2 nights in September 2018
      location is awesome, staff is amazing”
      wonderful two days we had at this property. the view is amazing, sound of crashing waves is so relaxing.. the staff is great.. they go out of their way to help keep one comfortable. one regret I have is that I booked last moment and the chic suite was sold out.. it Rakshit me really looked very appealing.. some cons : the plunge pool is very small. no beach (at least not when we visited in September)
      Reviewed September 29, 2018
      9.6
      Exceptional
      Jonathan from United States
      Couple
      Stayed 3 nights in March 2016
      Location, Relaxation, and Hospitality”
      This was a wonderful stay for us. Having done extensive research on the coastline, whilst never having visited, this property looked to have, at worst, great rooms and reviews. It's far better than that. The location is secluded, on a pristine beach where you can walk/run for many kilometers (with no crowds - big bonus) on beautiful fine sand and great surf (you should know how to swim well though, as it's powerful). The staff is wonderful, professional, helpful, and really make you feel like a family member. The property is very beautiful and feels more like a larger guest house than a full blown hotel (which it does offer services akin to). The restaurant food is very good, breakfast excellent, lunch and dinner passable, but you may not want to leave the property b/c its perch is that stunningly beautiful, and literally on the water (you need no more soundtrack than the constant waves crashing - heaven). In and around the area, the Galle Fort is an absolute must, is wonderful for sightseeing, food, and some shopping, and is a 15 minute tuk tuk ride from the hotel, so you don't have to deal with the zoo aspects, while not being very far. Unawatuna has good restaurants, but a bit more crazy and a backpacker feel to it. All in all, we will enthusiastically be back to the Canteloupe Aqua. It's one of the best beach hotels we've been to (on top of many). Thank you to all the wonderful staff.
      Reviewed March 23, 2016
      8.0
      Excellent
      Sascha from Germany
      Couple
      Aqua Ocean Play
      Stayed 2 nights in January 2014
      Isolated hotel at the beach front”
      Beachfront
      The location directly at the beach is the stuff you should come for. There isn't much more to this hotel. Average sized rooms, road with heavy traffic directly behind all rooms, no elevator, super weak internet that only works around the lobby, okay breakfast.
      Reviewed December 25, 2014
      8.7
      Excellent
      Natalie from Hong Kong
      Solo traveler
      Aqua Ocean Play
      Stayed 2 nights in April 2014
      Modern boutique hotel in a great, quiet location”
      The beach, boutique size, deco
      Great stay at Cantaloupe! It was located on Thalpe beach and away from the more populated and noisy Unawatuna Beach with long stretch of beach on both sides of the hotel. Walk down the left side for 15 minutes, you will find a turtle hatchery to see the cutest baby turtles! (can even release them for a small donation). Then walking to the right side for 5 minutes, there is the most amazing spot on the beach with pristine shallow waters (unlike the bigger waves by the hotel). Food was average, nothing to do around the hotel but why would you need to anyway? Enjoy the service, sun and beautiful waters.
      Reviewed April 29, 2014
      8.3
      Excellent
      Siti from Singapore
      Couple
      Aqua Ocean Play
      Stayed 2 nights in January 2014
      Relaxing and nice view of the indian ocean”
      Food, Scenery and Good Service
      We spent 2 nights at Cantaloupe and it was a nice beach hotel. Food and service is good and is up to expectations. The only thing is that, there is no direct access to the beach. There are steps down to the sea, but it is a little rocky and unsafe. You need to walk over (just a 7 mins walk) to the other side of the beach to enjoy the sea. Overall, it's a good stay!
      Reviewed February 17, 2014
      8.7
      Excellent
      Suphachai from Thailand
      Couple
      Aqua Zen
      Stayed 1 night in October 2013
      Great view from an amazing comfortable room!”
      Room design, hotel location, and food...
      We arrived at the hotel on a rainy day but that didn't really matter because the view was just too good. Located literally less than 10 meters from the beach, most rooms have an obstructed view of the beach. We stayed in Aqua Zen room with bed on the mezzanine floor, spacious balcony, and needless to say, the room decoration was chic and modern. Staff were friendly and helpful. The best part was food, Thai-Srilankan fusion dishes were unique and delicious... something you cannot miss when staying at this hotel.
      Reviewed October 23, 2013
      8.3
      Excellent
      Lovish from India
      Couple
      Aqua Zen
      Stayed 1 night in October 2013
      Breathtaking Ocean View from Ultra Zen!”
      Ocean View from the Room, Clean Beach flanking the Hotel and The Pool
      Spacious Room (Ultra Zen) with a spectacular view of the ocean! The interiors are primarily white and wood which gives it a chic feel. The wooden deck with beach beds and the pool (though a bit small) are well maintained. The cocktails were probably the best we had in Unawatuna. The restaurant plays nice ambient/chill-out music.
      Reviewed October 17, 2013
      8.0
      Excellent
      Oanh from Vietnam
      Couple
      Aqua Ocean Play
      Stayed 3 nights in May 2013
      Perfect place for a beach stay”
      nice beach, nice sunbathing deck, good restaurant
      We had a perfect stay at Aqua Beach hotel. The beach was very secluded and most of the time empty. The hotel staff was very attentive and friendly, and the food served at the restaurant on-site was simply delicious. One small comment is one of the walls in our room was a bit mouldy and dirty. Maybe it's time the room needs a touch-up. I would definitely recommend and come back to this place if I have a chance
      Reviewed May 15, 2013
      9.7
      Exceptional
      Amal from Australia
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 1 night in February 2013
      Well-sized boutique hotel in an excellent location”
      Location, size, great restaurant, chilled out atmosphere
      I stayed here briefly for one night, but had a wonderful time. The hotel has alot of character and is a sophisticated hotel for a very chilled-out experience. The restaurant at the hotel serves well prepared dishes. The staff and service was all very good.
      Reviewed March 07, 2013
      9.3
      Exceptional
      Sarah from Australia
      Solo traveler
      Aqua Ocean Play
      Stayed 3 nights in December 2012
      Highly recommended! Great staff, food & location.”
      Location & Staff
      Loved this hotel, very comfortable, lovely attentive staff who were extremely accommodating. Room was comfortable. View fantastic - I was in room no. 1. At end of building and private. I had 2 massages and a body scrub while there and highly recommend to have. Very reasonably priced and in the comfort of your own room. I enjoyed all the meals in the restaurant and enjoyed the bar area too. Right on the ocean sipping a few cocktails in the evening was delightful. The pool is a plunge pool, which I believe adequate unless travelling with children. I had a look at Aqua Zen rooms and also fantastic - note bathroom very small but adequate to accommodate needs. View more magnificent again, feel like you are on top of the ocean :) My only negative point, although menial would be for Aqua to invest to some new towels. They were little on tired side ( very thin) HIGHLY RECOMMEND A STAY HERE
      Reviewed January 03, 2013
      9.3
      Exceptional
      XIN from China
      Couple
      Aqua Ocean Play
      Stayed 2 nights in September 2012
      Pretty Hotel and nice staff ”
      Meal is delicious, with good scenery
      1. We booked airport transfer with USD110. From CMB airport to Hotel take me 3hrs. 2. Aqua zen play is larger with a nice baconly. But we prefer the Aqua Ocean Play. 3. Breakfast is free and tastes good. 4. We also have another 3 nights here coz 5. ROOM3 Aqua Ocean Play's Washroom is a little bit smelly.
      Reviewed October 14, 2012
      8.3
      Excellent
      Haldis from Norway
      Couple
      Stayed 2 nights in July 2012
      Friendly Hotel - good food”
      Good restaurant - good service - frindly athmosphere
      At the time of our stay, July, the sea was very rough, it was disappointing not being able to swim - otherwise this was a nice hotel - even the guests were motsly young couples, we, being in our mid-fifties, felt welcome and enjlyed the athmosphere.
      Reviewed August 06, 2012
      9.3
      Exceptional
      Apinya from Thailand
      Group
      Aqua Zen
      Stayed 2 nights in March 2012
      Stunning seaview and superb service boutique hotel”
      Great ocean view and number one service
      we love everything about this hotel. we stayed in deluxe 2. the room is clean and the sea view from the balcony is stunning. the hotel staff provides great service which you won't get from five stars hotels in colombo. the beaches around are beautiful but the sea was a bit rough when we were there (3-5 mar 12). great hotel, great location, great service, great food.
      Reviewed March 10, 2012
      9.3
      Exceptional
      JOHN from Australia
      Couple
      Aqua Zen
      Stayed 2 nights in November 2011
      Great Location, Great Rooms But something missing”
      Location and have a Massage
      we stayed two nights. this hotel host a party one friday each month. if you are going on a friday contact hotel first to make sure this is not your friday. the noise is just unbelievable, you might as well have your bed on the dance floor. having said that it is a great location with friendly staff. do have a massage
      Reviewed November 23, 2011
      8.7
      Excellent
      Alice from United States
      Couple
      Stayed 4 nights in August 2011
      Stylish boutique hotel with nice rooms ”
      Big comfortable rooms, good breakfast, lovely views
      Wanna be ON the beach? This is the place - however, in monsoon season, you will need be satisfied with looking at the sea as it is very rough and frequently lapping at the edge of the hotel. Also, there are a lot of rocks and coral in the water right in front of the hotel - not great for swimming, dangerous. If you walk to the left or right for 5 min., you can find better and safer swimming beaches. Wanna have a get-away? Again, this is the place. Not close to anywhere, you need a 3-wheeler to go to just about anywhere. The restaurant is good, could use some vegetarian choices without having to make special (and not always respected) choices. The western dishes were a bit odd - weird Pad Thai, odd fried fish - but the Sri Lankan food was good and the breakfast was nice (and included). Really loud club techno music during dinner was weird as well but was turned down when requested. The pool is very small but nice to lounge in and look at the ocean just feet away. Careful, the tiles are a bit sharp. The beach chairs were not in good shape and there were not enough beach umbrellas for all the choices - and the sun on the southern tip of Sri Lanka is intense! We traveled with a friend and stayed in the nicest rooms they have - Aqua Chic and Ultra Chic - nice big rooms with amazing views - like being on a boat, the water is so close. The bathrooms are very big and have nice tubs. However, the jacuzzis in the rooms take hours to fill and the water is cold and smelly by the time you can get into it. The balconies overlook the pool and the ocean but there are no chairs to sit and enjoy the view and one of our balconies had an old desk on it, for some reason! I would stay here again but I wouldn't spend the money for the expensive rooms. With a bit of attention to the details, this could be a really nice place and much more worth the extra time away from Galle and the extra money.
      Reviewed August 22, 2011
      8.7
      Excellent
      Wanalanda from Sweden
      Couple
      Aqua Ocean Play
      Stayed 3 nights in June 2011
      live by the sea”
      the view
      Great and relaxing hotel to stay at, fantastic beach but a bit ruf sea. Small pool to relax and have a drink. Many sunchairs and umbrellas. great rooms with tv and comfy bed. Staff always happy and helpful.
      Reviewed July 13, 2011
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Anushka from Sri Lanka
      Group
      Aqua Ocean Play
      Stayed 1 night in May 2018
      Excellent value for money”
      Cantaloupe Aqua is not a very big hotel. It's a boutique style one. But the hotel is well themed and fashionable. It has a very nice view of Ocean from the lobby and infinity pool is amazing (Note that the pool is small). There is a private beach area and you can bath. Rooms are very new and it has a 5 star standard for sure. Breakfast was superb. They nicely presented the breakfast also. Staff also well trained and friendly. Only few cons; parking area is bit small. And not many retaurants nearby to have lunch or dinner ( if you need to go out). Anyway don't have any doubts to book this hotel. We had a very nice stay here. I would say it's a very cute hotel at a great location. Perfect for relaxation, great views, infinity pool and beach experience.
      Reviewed May 07, 2018
      4.4
      Michelle from Canada
      Couple
      Aqua Chic Suite
      Stayed 2 nights in July 2018
      Promo video is amazing, but buyer beware! ”
      Pros: - Friendly and accommodating staff (luggage storage and allowed us to shower after check out time in the spa) - Decent, reasonably priced restaurant with good drinks - beautiful, secluded location by the beach (no direct beach access) Cons: - This place needs a major face lift - pool in the common area is tiny and many tiles are loose/falling off - we booked the Aqua chic room, everything seemed tired - jacuzzi was a bit dirty, walls were dirty, flooring was broken from the water of the jacuzzi, bathroom did not have a shower curtain so huge amounts of water spilled on the floor after showering... - 40 minute/ 1000 rupee Tuk tuk to galle fort - the pool is tiny! Overall, definitely not worth the $200/night we paid - save your money and stay closer to Galle or Una.
      Reviewed August 03, 2018
      8.0
      Excellent
      RAVINA from India
      Couple
      Aqua Chic Suite
      Stayed 2 nights in July 2017
      Gorgeous property!”
      My husband and i stayed in Aqua Chic Suite for our first wedding anniversary and fell in love with the room and the view. We could just sit and stare at the ocean all along. However, we feel the pool could have been bigger as it was way too small but the location of it was perfect. The hotel is a bit far from the town but its super easy to get to the town centre by tuk tuk. And finally, their staff Shanti, was very sweet and a good conversationist! Would definitely recommend this property.
      Reviewed July 12, 2017
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