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“Relaxing Rockside Cabanas” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Rockside Cabanas Hotel
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“Relaxing Rockside Cabanas”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2008

My husband and I stayed at Rockside Guesthouse and Cabanas for 3 nights in March as part of our honeymoon tour of Sri Lanka. We had climbed Adam’s peak in the early hours of the morning, and then endured a 7 hour journey to get to the south coast so were very happy to finally get to our destination! Rockside Cabanas is run by the Pussewala family; they all made us feel very welcome and offered us food and drinks on our arrival. We stayed in the garden bungalow which is slightly set back from the beach (only 15 metres so still very close) - the other two bungalows look right over the sea. The bungalows are very clean and spacious with modern, light and airy bathrooms to the rear. The home cooking on the menu is superb; most curry dishes come with side servings of vegetables, dahl and poppadums - there is enough food to two! Every morning, the very smiley youngest boy served us a breakfast of fresh fruit and cooked options on our veranda – a great way to start the day! The beach here is beautiful but if you did want a change of scenery, Unawatuna is a very short tuk-tuk ride away. Overall we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Rockside and really didn’t want to leave as it was so relaxing. We especially enjoyed waking up to the sound of the sea, morning and sunset walks along the beach and relaxing with a couple of drinks on our veranda in the evening. Perfect!

  • Liked — The close proximity to the sea and the superb home cooking!
  • Disliked — Nothing!
  • Stayed March 2008, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2006

We had a great time at the Rock Side Cabanas. The rooms are quite basic but very clean and spacious. And you are RIGHT at the beach!! It is quite noisy at night so as the ocean is right in front of you doorstep. Staff is very nice, food not so great but there are plenty of restaurants around. Very good value for money!

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Property: Rockside Cabanas Hotel
Address: 668 Matara Road | Mihiripenna / Thalpe, Unawatuna, Galle 80616, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle > Unawatuna
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 109 Speciality Lodging in Unawatuna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Rockside Cabanas Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
ROCKSIDE CABANAS HOTEL - directly at the Mihiripenna/Dalawella beach! Jump from your bed straight into the 28° C warm water of the ocean. Relax in a hammock under the coconut palms in the 1.000 m² garden of the ROCKSIDE in Mihiripenna near Unawatuna. And in the evening you'll probably lounge in our garden restaurant or on your veranda, sipping a cool drink and enjoying the spectacular sunset over the sea.If you want to perfectly relax just ask us to take care of you - or stay completely private in your CABANA or your APARTMENT. At our own UNAWATUNA DIVING CENTRE, PADI Resort S-36133, situated directly on the beach, only 2 km away from ROCKSIDE we offer you daily snorkeling trips and fun dives to our different dive spots (reef, rock, wrack). ... more   less 
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