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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very friendly,helpful & pleasant staff & management specially Mr Sumith Ganegoda & Tony Perera. Mr Sumith gave us a very warm welcome till the end, we are lost for words to thank him so much. The hospitality was excellent. Rooms were clean daily. Great entertainments every night, excellent !!!!! We arrived at the Hotel at 7am & they went out...

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General_Manager_SLML, General Manager at Club Hotel Dolphin, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your comments with regard to your recent stay with us at Club Hotel Dolphin. I am glad to note that you have enjoyed your stay and I hope to see you back again for another wonderful vacation. Regards, Roshan Fernando

Torquay, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a couple of weeks here and it was the most relaxed I have ever been in my life. When we got off the plane we were rushing like Tourists but two weeks later we were so laid but it was touch and go if we would make the plane. The food is good and varied and the drinks...

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General_Manager_SLML, General Manager at Club Hotel Dolphin, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your comments. I am glad to note that you have enjoyed your stay here with us at Club Hotel Dolphin. Regards, Roshan Fernando

Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

In the film “The Battle of the River Plate”, HMS Cumberland, when asked “How did you get here so quickly?” signals the reply “Anticipation”, and that is the difference between a great hotel and a really great hotel – anticipating the needs of your guests before they know they even need them themselves. The Club Hotel Dolphin manages to do...

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General_Manager_SLML, General Manager at Club Hotel Dolphin, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking time off from your busy schedule to write a detailed review with regard to your recent stay with us at Club Hotel Dolphin. I am glad to note that you have enjoyed your time spent with us. I have also noted down the points for improvement that you have raised and will share it...

Monmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff at this hotel were lovely - very friendly, efficient and responsive to our needs. The food was very good and extremely varied. Our room was clean, spacious, quiet and comfortable. The hotel was large and spaciously arranged, although fully booked - at no time did it feel crowded. The pools were exceptional and suitable for all ages and...

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General_Manager_SLML, General Manager at Club Hotel Dolphin, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your comments with regard to you recent stay at Club Hotel Dolphin. I am glad to note that you enjoyed your stay with us and I hope to see you back at Club Hotel Dolphin for another relaxing holiday. Regards, Roshan Fernando

Paisley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We travelled there recently and enjoyed it a lot and would return in the future but just not for 2 weeks. Ill start at the beginning Check in Check in was ok not the best - no drink at first offered and no cold/hot towel. We were taken to the bar area to fill in a few forms etc. We...

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General_Manager_SLML, General Manager at Club Hotel Dolphin, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your comments. I am glad to note that in general you have enjoyed your stay here with us. I have also noted down the concerns you have raised and will definitely look into these areas so that we can improve the services provided to our future guests. Thank you once again for your comments and...

Ramsgate, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well this is our third trip to this hotel and it has been the best holiday of the three. We had a beach villa again and it appears that these have been given a lick of paint and generally updated. We arrived at about 6am and were advised that our villa was being vacated at about 9am. So we thought...

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General_Manager_SLML, General Manager at Club Hotel Dolphin, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your comments with regard your stay with us at Club Hotel Dolphin. I am glad to note that you have enjoyed your stay here with us and I hope to see you back again for the fourth time for another relaxing holiday. Regards, Roshan Fernando

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Late putting this review on tripadvisor but had a few health issues nothing to do with holiday. All I want to say is take all the good points in other reviews and bin all the bad ones. If you have a problem they will sort it don't wait to get home then moan. Everything in hotel was great food, rooms,...

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General_Manager_SLML, General Manager at Club Hotel Dolphin, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your comments. I am glad to note that you enjoyed your stay with us. I will also share your comments with my Team Members and I am sure, they will love to hear that you appreciate their services. Hope to see you back at Club Hotel Dolphin! Regards, Roshan Fernando

Paisley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived at night and the welcome was very friendly. It didn't take us long to check-in. We were given our wristbands, room card and shown to our room. After last years holiday, we paid the little extra for a room with a sea view. The room and the view were both well worth it. The staff were friendly and...

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General_Manager_SLML, General Manager at Club Hotel Dolphin, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking time off from you busy schedule to write a detailed review with regard to your recent stay with us. I am glad to note that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you back again at Club Hotel Dolphin for another relaxing holiday. Regards, Roshan Fernando

Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have just returned from 2 weeks at the Club Hotel Dolphin and like other people had been a little worried about some of the negative reviews. Did these people stay at the same hotel? We travelled with Tui and after a slight delay at the airport we arrived after 1am. Sam our rep had arranged for a small buffet...

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General_Manager_SLML, General Manager at Club Hotel Dolphin, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your detailed comments with regard to your recent stay with us at Club Hotel Dolphin. I am glad to note that you enjoyed your stay with us and I hope to see you back again for another relaxing holiday with us. Regards, Roshan Fernando

Derby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

My review is written from a wheelchair users perspective. The hotel isn't advertised as being fitted for disabilities, I did not find this a problem as the room and bathroom were large enough to cope with a weheelchair. The hotel staff were always watching out and offered assistance instantly if they felt it was needed or you asked. I was...

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General_Manager_SLML, General Manager at Club Hotel Dolphin, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your comments. I am glad to note that you enjoyed your holiday with us and also I am very happy to hear that you found our staff to be very helpful. Hope to see you back again for another enjoyable vacation with us. Regards, Roshan Fernando

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Highlights
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Here on Sri Lanka's golden west coast, we believe that every moment of your time spent with us is precious. . Precisely why we offer a host of facilities for your comfort and opportunities for you and your loved ones to enjoy an unforgettable stay with us in Sri Lanka. Whether you want to PLAY or PAUSE you can have the best of both worlds at Club Hotel Dolphin Waikkal. Our hotel is known to be the ultimate family beach holiday destination in the region.. PAUSE... Find a place under the swaying coconut palms, and re-discover that inner peace that you've been missing for so long. Take a long walk on the golden beach. Enjoy the sensation of curling your toes in the pure sands and revel in the warmth of the sun on your skin. Lie back and listen to the soothing roar of the waves as you slip into a deep state of relaxation at the spa. PLAY... Dive into Sri Lanka's longest swimming pool and score the winning point at water polo! Hit the gym, or take a water aerobics class. Say yes to adventure! Learn to paddle a kayak and explore the mangroves, or feel the wind whistle past, as you see the world from horseback trekking along the beach. Enjoy top notch entertainment and live shows, indulge in beach-side BBQ s and delicious buffets, take time for a romantic meal for two under the moon and stars... Whether you want to PLAY or PAUSE at Club Dolphin you can enjoy the very best of both worlds... ... more   less 

Additional Information about Club Hotel Dolphin

Address: Kammala South | St. Sebastian Mawatha, Waikkal 61110, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Waikkal
Price Range: RM433 - RM1,122 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Club Hotel Dolphin 3.5*
Number of rooms: 154
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Also Known As:
Dolphin Hotel Waikkal
Club Hotel Dolphin Sri Lanka/Waikkal
Dolphin Hotel Sri Lanka
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“Pool rooms - good.”
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“Book one of the two larger suites if you can.”
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“Despite what has been said, there is a lift (by room 109)”
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“Go for a beach villa”
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“Not much more to pay for a sea view room.”
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