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Reviewed 21 July 2014 via mobile

Stayed only 1 night in a Hotel Dolphin. First impression was good. Nice clean rooms with fantastic view of the sea side. Opted for buffet at dinner. Vast selection of authentic srilankan food. Appams was brilliant and so as the dessert selection. Buffet price is steep, regardless good quality food.

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Prague, Czech Republic
Reviewed 21 July 2014

We stayed only 5 days on our way to Maldives. Hotel has quite big territory, which was cleaned each day (mostly from leaves). We stayed in a beach villa which looks a bit ugly from outside but it's nice inside (there were some small damages like broken light in a wardrobe) but it didn't spoil our stay. We knew that...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 July 2014

Service a lot to be desired and same food offered . However clean and ok for a night . Quite a lot of wildlife both wanted and unwanted. Dogs and cats freely roaming ( although not aggressive or a pest) lots of chipmunk like squirrels and birds . Beach was limited and red flags up as sea rough when we...

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your thoughts regarding your recent stay with us. We are sad to hear that your experience with us was average / disappointing and we are sorry for not being able to providing you an enjoyable stay with us. We have noted all areas highlighted in your comments and all the areas which are within...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 20 July 2014

We were at the hotel to spend the day at the pool and enjoy the classic international buffet. The food was so good; we have decided to spend a few days when we visit Sri Lanka next time. Great location, has a great pool to relax. Staff is courteous. A must visit !

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Leicester
Reviewed 16 July 2014 via mobile

This hotel is an absolutely gorgeous hotel. I have stayed here three times and would return in a heart beat. The staff are friendly, facilities are lovely, food is brilliant, service excellent but one of the MAIN reasons I return with my family is because of the DOGS.. They are like my pets away from home! They aren't a nuisance...

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Karachi, Pakistan
Reviewed 14 July 2014

This place is a jewel in Sri Lanka ! Perfect beach club with all the facilities in the World ! Highly courteous and well-mannered staff. The food is just PERFECT ! One of the top restaurants in the whole Island. Think of anything and its there ! Cinema, bars, clubs, restaurants, sports, wonderful pool, kids playing area, large green field,...

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Reviewed 8 July 2014 via mobile

Just returned from a very enjoyable stay,beautiful food even better people, from the cleaners too the bar staff hard too meet more friendly people.how too make this hotel a better place serve wine on the ai ,&plz plz mr manager get rid of the cats& dogs that frequent the hotel its the only thing that stops me & my grandchildren...

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3Thank Barry Y
SLML, General Manager at Club Hotel Dolphin, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for sharing your thoughts and suggestions with us. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the food, service and facilities offered at the resort. We appreciate your kind suggestions and will take our utmost effort in improving the areas mentioned by you. I would also like to confirm that our All Inclusive Gold...

Reviewed 4 July 2014

What a place. Set in a nature reserve, the bird life is fantastic. The bungalows are special and and the geckos sharing the shower make it even more special. The quiet pool suited us better than the large pool but WOW the Indian Ocean and sunsets are absolutly WOW. Great place to stay and can be as quiet or noisy...

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for taking time to leave a glowing review about your holiday experience with us at Club Hotel Dolphin. We are happy to know that you enjoyed the natural splendors and wildlife in the resort amidst the services and facilities we provide. We try our best to provide fulfilling holiday experience for both adventure seeking...

Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 30 June 2014

The hotel it self is a fairytale... after being welcomed by staff and with the juice, the long walk to 132 was covering 50% of the hotel premises.. our kids ( ages 6 and 4) loved the long walk with bends and curves... as soon as they saw the pool and the Dolphin kids club, they were more than satisfied.......

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

Dear Guest, It brings us great pleasure to know that your family had an enjoyable stay with us. Thank you for your kind sentiments - our associates are greatly encouraged by your feedback and this will motivate my team to try even harder. We are also happy to note that you liked the kids’ club which is a new addition...

Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 23 June 2014

I have used 'Dolphin' many times over when I used to work in the Garment Industry. It was our favorite 'haunt' for residential training programs. So, when I got the chance to revisit it after nearly a decade, I jumped at it - because I was keen to take a small 'nostalgic' tour around the place after the program. The...

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Airport Transportation
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  • Concierge
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  • Multilingual Staff
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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: RM535 - RM1,150 (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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