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Rockside Cabanas Hotel
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Самара, Россия
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“nice place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2013

Value for money.
Very caring staff, tasty food - best Curd in all SriLanka, but breakfast poor a bit.
Clean big rooms with nice design.

Hot water is not really hot))
Rocks is everywhere in ocean in this area.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Doha, Qatar
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16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2013

The beach cabanas are one of the coolest travel experiences I have had in lodging. Waking up to the amazing sounds of the waves in monsoon season is an experience I will always remember. The water comes right up to the wall of the hotel and is mesmerizing to watch during monsoon. The cabanas are gorgeous and spacious. Word of warning: travel with someone you are comfortable with if you are staying in a cabana - there is no proper door to the bathroom :) This property really does look like paradise and the walk down the little beach in the morning to Unawatuna beach is gorgeous. It is a tuk tuk ride from the main town with nightlife, but there are tuk tuks everywhere. It is quiet and gorgeous hideaway in beautiful Sri Lanka.

Room Tip: Cabanas 2 and 3 are closest to the water, but all four are a sneeze away from the water.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Sheila D
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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2013

The location of this accommodation was perfect, right on the beach so you go to sleep and wake up to the sound of the ocean!! It was also a great location as you could get to many other beaches and sights within an hour on a scooter (30-45 mins in a car). The breakfast is basic but does the job and the staff were attentive despite not speaking great English. Unfortunately our Cabana didnt have hot water whilst we were there as there was a problem with the solar panels. Luckily it was hot enough outside not to make it too much of an issue and the owner did allow us to use her shower in the main building which was a nice gesture. The rooms are very basic but its all you need as its so beautiful outside you are only in the room to sleep.

Room Tip: Request one of the cabanas that are right on the beach!!
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Amy M
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2013

This was our last stop on a 2 week tour of Sri Lanka. We were hoping for a peaceful and secluded little bit of luxury next to the ocean for 2 nights...and weren't disappointed. The cabanas are immaculately clean and very efficiently run. There's no aircon in the rooms, but with the seabreeze and fan you don't need it! The breakfast was lovely and served to us on our balcony. The location cannot be beaten, waking up with the sound of the waves, watching the sunset from your own private balcony with a Lion beer in hand...life doesn't get much better. Wander along the beach a little way and you'll pass a couple of lovely bar/restaurants, definitely worth a stop for good cocktails and seafood.

Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights.. The kabanas ddnt have aircon so we were graxiously moved to an apartment.. Brekky was good.. Food above average.. Best thing was that everything was fresh.. Would deffinatwly reccomend the place.. And would stay here again..

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank ahsandude
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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2013

It's really a small and cosy place in unawattuna.. It's peaceful.. It's not 5 star so no swimming pool, spa etc.. But it's real good value for money... The rooms were big & clean.. They hv cabana style rooms without AC.. Next time we will definitely stay there as those are really close to the sea.. Overall it's been a very relaxing place...

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank sheehan29
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Renate K, Owner at Rockside Cabanas Hotel, responded to this review, 7 May 2013
Hello,

Thank you very much for review. Yes we are not 5 Star but we try our best to make the stay of our guest as much convenient as possible. I have seen that your points for our service was only nearly average. What was the problem and what should we improve.

Regards

Renate
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Moscow, Russia
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24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2013

These cabanas are a nice place: our hut was almost directly on the beach, the food was great, and we got to feel really at home. The one bad thing that happened during our stay was that we arrived late (thought we called and warned the manager), but when we got there we had to climb (!) over the gate to get inside and wake him to let us in (after spending about 30 mins outside knocking). Probably it is a usual situation in Sri Lanka))

Room Tip: definitely pick a cabana, that is closer to the sea (it has a better view obviously and is more quie...
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Rockside Cabanas Hotel
Address: 668 Matara Road | Mihiripenna / Thalpe, Unawatuna, Galle 80600, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle > Unawatuna
Amenities:
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 #3 of 120 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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