Rockside Cabanas Hotel

Unawatuna , , No. 668 Matara Road (Show on Map)
9.1
Excellent


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Summary of reviewsOverall, Rockside Cabanas Hotel is a fantastic family-friendly destination that offers a safe and enjoyable beach experience for children. The hotel is very accommodating to families with children, providing big, clean rooms with beautiful sea views and bathtubs on the balcony. The staff is wonderful and the atmosphere is cozy and relaxing, making visitors feel at home. The protected ocean and natural pool are highlights for kids, allowing them to swim and have fun without worry. While some reviews mention a lack of sound and visual insulation, the majority of visitors have had overwhelmingly positive experiences with their family vacations at Rockside Cabanas Hotel.
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Room Types
Superior Triple Room This bungalow features a private entrance, large terrace, chairs, table and sea view, AC, fan, mosquito net, minibar, large private bathroom with toilet and shower.

Family Room with Sea View This spacious family room with two separate attached rooms at the second floor features a minibar, sea view, air conditioning, cable TV, one private bathroom with toilet and shower, and a terrace.

Luxury Cabana with Ocean View Featuring a private terrace with sea views, bungalow comes with a seating area, mosquito net and attached bathroom.

Cabana with Sea View Featuring a private terrace with sea views, bungalow comes with a seating area, minibar and attached bathroom.

Deluxe Double Room with Sea View This air-conditioned twin/double room features a minibar, tile/marble floor, flat-screen cable TV, separate bathroom with toilet and shower, terrace, table and sea view at the first floor.

Double Room This air-conditioned twin/double room features tile/marble flooring, minibar, cable TV, and street view.

Suite with Sea View This air-conditioned triple room features a minibar, tile/marble floor, flat-screen cable TV, separate bathroom with toilet and shower, terrace, and sea view at the first floor.

Deluxe Cabana with Sea View This bungalow features a private entrance and a large terrace. It also has a minibar. The large private bathroom comes with shower.

Luxury Cabana with Ocean View This bungalow features a private entrance, large terrace, chairs, table and sea view, minibar, large private bathroom with toilet and shower.

King Room with Sea View The spacious double room offers air conditioning, a private entrance, a terrace with sea views as well as a private bathroom boasting a bath. The unit has 1 bed.

Guest Reviews
9.1
Excellent
Location
Rockside Cabanas Hotel boasts an enviable location that has been highly praised by guests. Situated in a charming little beach town, the hotel is positioned right on the turtle beach, allowing guests to enjoy direct access to the ocean. The beach is perfect for kids and offers a natural reef pool where guests can swim with sea turtles every day. The location is also excellent for exploring nearby Galle and other excursion locations, all within 15 minutes of the hotel. The setting is lovely and peaceful, away from the busier Unawatuna beach, while still close to excellent restaurants, shops and amenities. The hotel itself is just as amazing with beachfront cabanas, a warm pool without waves and breathtaking ocean views. Whether you're looking for a romantic getaway or family vacation, Rockside Cabanas Hotel is the perfect choice for travelers seeking a unique and unforgettable experience.

Breakfast
Rockside Cabanas Hotel offers a great breakfast with both continental and local options, accompanied by nice fresh fruit. The menu includes eggs cooked any way you like and the option of pancakes or waffles. The Sri Lankan breakfast is outstanding and considered out of this world according to guests. Overall, the breakfast and F&B options are decent and very delicious. Some guests found the breakfast mediocre or the wait time too long, but most were delighted with the coconut and fruit breakfast or the relaxing ocean view with soothing music. There is also the option to take breakfast to go. While some guests found the selection of only three dishes repetitive, most guests were pleased with the menu options during their 7-day stay. There were also a few negatives, but they were few and far between. Overall, the breakfast at Rockside Cabanas Hotel is considered extraordinary.

Dinner
Rockside Cabanas Hotel's dining experience has received much praise from its guests. The food is widely considered to be outstanding and is often served with a warm and friendly attitude. The restaurant offers a decent range of international cuisine and its fusion dishes have been described as both delicious and tasteful. A special mention goes to the themed dinners prepared during festive occasions with live music and beautifully decorated tables. Guests can enjoy their meals in a variety of settings, including under the palm trees on the beach or even on their private terraces. Though some guests found the food to be just OK, for those seeking a unique culinary experience, requests can be made. Overall, the dining options are good, plentiful and reasonably priced, which completes the overall exceptional experience offered by the Rockside Cabanas Hotel.

Rooms
Rockside Cabanas Hotel offers a variety of cabanas and bungalows that provide comfortable and well-equipped accommodation. Guests can enjoy their own spacious and clean cabana with a great view of the ocean and a nice bathroom. Privacy and a veranda for relaxation are highly valued and the rooms are cleaned daily. Some cabanas also have bathtubs on the balcony, adding an extra touch of luxury. The staff is attentive and friendly and the hotel has a beautiful garden directly at the beach. Although some reviewers noted that the rooms could use some renovations or improvements, in general, guests praised the cleanliness, comfort and style of the rooms.

Cleanliness
Rockside Cabanas Hotel has a reputation for providing exceptionally clean accommodations in a beautifully landscaped environment. The bungalows are modern and spotless with daily cleaning and fresh towels and linens. The staff takes pride in maintaining the grounds, ensuring that guests enjoy a clean and well-kept outdoor space that features palm trees, hammocks, spotless loungers and even the occasional turtle. Some guests note that the cleaning could be more thorough, but overall, the hotel is considered a model of cleanliness and good hygiene.

Staff
The staff at Rockside Cabanas Hotel are truly incredible. Guests have described the service as spectacular with fantastic people who provide warm and personalized hospitality. The staff is extremely friendly, helpful and attentive, always with a smile on their face. They know you by name, are responsive to your needs and are willing to go above and beyond to ensure you have a comfortable stay. Conversations with the staff over drinks at the bar are enjoyable and friendly, making the hotel feel like a home away from home. The hosts, Lucky and Angie, were particularly praised for their warmth and kind demeanour. Despite some occasional slow service, guests cannot thank the team enough for their hard work and dedication, making their stay in this beautiful place truly wonderful.

Beach
Rockside Cabanas Hotel is the perfect destination for beach lovers - with multiple reviews praising the direct access to the beautiful beach right outside the hotel. The sea is described as a safe and calm place, great for kids to swim and play around in. Guests often mention the turtles that can be seen swimming in the water, sometimes even right up to the shore. The beach is also described as a natural swimming place with a wild and natural feel to it. There are several cafes nearby where guests can easily grab a bite to eat without having to leave the beach area. The hotel's location is at the Turtle beach protected by the coral reef, which provides a unique opportunity to see these majestic creatures swimming freely. Overall, it seems that staying at Rockside Cabanas Hotel feels like paradise to guests with many highlighting the beach as the standout feature of their trip to Sri Lanka.

Family
Rockside Cabanas Hotel is a lovely family-friendly hotel, perfect for an excellent family vacation. The beach is especially suitable for kids and parents can relax knowing their children are safe. The hotel is very children-friendly and the staff is wonderful. Families can enjoy great food in big, clean rooms with beautiful sea views and some have bathtubs on the balcony. For families with small kids in particular, the hotel is an oasis of relaxation. Visitors with children from ages 5-9 report feeling cozy and at home here, as if they were on a country getaway. The ocean is protected by a reef, so children can safely swim without worry. One highlight for kids is the natural pool, where they can have fun swimming. Although some reviews mention a lack of sound and visual insulation, visitors appear to have had overwhelmingly positive experiences with their family vacations here.

Beachfront
Rockside Cabanas Hotel is a cozy beachfront property ideal for those who crave tranquility and picturesque ocean views. Guests can enjoy their stay in beachfront cabanas just steps away from the water, where they can spot turtles swimming. The hotel's location is unbeatable with direct access to the beach and a small lagoon for serene swimming. Additionally, guests can relax under beach umbrellas and take in the breathtaking Meerblick from their bungalow. It's a praktisch paradise.


No, Rockside Cabanas Hotel doesn't have any pool.

No, a spa isn't available at Rockside Cabanas Hotel.

No, Rockside Cabanas Hotel doesn't allow dogs.

No, parking facilities aren't available at Rockside Cabanas Hotel.

No, Rockside Cabanas Hotel doesn't have a gym.

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