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Dolphin Beach Resort

Elanthadiya, Kalpitiya, Sri Lanka
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A restful feel to this amazing "home away from home". Great ambiance, tasteful decor, plush rooms, and yummy food which was well presented.We have so enjoyed our stay. The staff are what makes it all happen...special kudos to Bandara, Harsha, Kennedy, and others. Dean, what would we have done without you?? You made us feel so welcome, looked after us,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

For those seeking a sterile hotel that is hermetically sealed from its surroundings, this place is not for you – not that it isn't clean or well kept. It is both clean and well kept. But your room-framed-in-an authentic-tent is relatively open. For one, the bathroom is open on one side within your own private, fenced in area. Your tent... More 

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Colombo, null, Sri Lanka
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the moment we set foot we were warmly greeted by Mr Jelinek and his amazing team..The experience we had was amazing - the beautiful tents , the cleaniness ,the excellent service,the delicious Michaelangelo Pizzas...etc.....All in all it was excellent ! The day before we arrived thousands of Dolphins were seen... We were shown the pictures by Mr Jelinek ..... More 

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Deanjelin, General Manager at Dolphin Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Miriam, it was a pleasure meeting you and your wonderful family. Thank you so much for sharing your excellent experience with trip adviser readers and hope to see you back very soon for dolphin watching. Wish you and your family al the best for upcoming holidays. Dean More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the resort with my family including the 2.5 yr son. The staff was helpful and attentive. However, we had booked two single tents we only received one and was put on a old family tent as the second. Food orders were always wrong plus very limited menu and choices for food. Food is comparatively over priced. The location... More 

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Deanjelin, General Manager at Dolphin Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Ravi, It was a pleasure meeting you and your family at Dolphin Beach Resort. Still, I regret you described your stay with us sub-par. Let me try to answer to your complaints. On your arrival we gave you a family room (as an upgrade we never charged you for) because in one of our standard rooms we allocated for... More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I spent 3 nights here in November and it's honestly one of the best places I've stayed and definitely our favourite place in Sri Lanka. The resort is beautiful, located right on the beach and of a decent size, so feels very private. The accommodation is very luxurious, and we loved the bathrooms with the toiletries made... More 

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Deanjelin, General Manager at Dolphin Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Rachel, it was a pleasure meeting you. Thank you so much for you excellent review and the compliments. We all are looking forward seeing you in January. Best regards Dean More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As an ex-pat resident in Colombo, Dolphin Beach has become my undiscovered oasis retreat. This gem is Sri Lanka meets Morocco with romantic tented living spaces on the beach. The food is healthy and locally sourced and I would drive the three hours from Colombo just for the pineapple chicken salad bowl (served in a pineapple). Dean is the most... More 

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Deanjelin, General Manager at Dolphin Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Beth and Joe, so nice to see you again and thank you so much for fantastic review. Our chef is very pleased you enjoy his Chicken pineapple salad and has surprise for you wen you come next time. Until then best regards to you and your friends in Embassy. Bacioni belezza Dean More 

Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A Little Piece of Heaven - or so the song goes! Disregard Avenged Sevenfold - Dolphin Beach is truly heavenly. Angel Dean is the star on top of the Christmas tree - the place is wonderful! We stayed there just one night but there were memories made to last a lifetime. Dean, you are the perfect host and the world... More 

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Deanjelin, General Manager at Dolphin Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Tess and Mary, it was an absolute pleasure meeting you in A Little Piece of Heaven. Wish you had more time and stay at least one more night with us at Dolphin Beach resort. I'm very grateful for your excellent review and glad you had fantastic and memorable time. Hope you will be back son so we can continue... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the moment we arrived we felt comfortable and at home. Dean the manager was amazing and made us feel welcome and relaxed in this beautiful resort. The staff were very attentive but not over bearing. The food was delicious, healthy and freshly cooked to order. We had planned to take some excursions but loved it so much we never... More 

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Deanjelin, General Manager at Dolphin Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Trisha, Thank you so much for your excellent review and compliments. It was rely a great pleasure meeting you and talking to about life in Asia and Abu Dhabi. Hope to see you in January... Until then all the best from DB Dean More 

Southern Province, Sri Lanka
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

During the spring/summer 2014 I stayed 3 months in Sri Lanka for work and travel. I came first to this wonderfull place at the beginning of my trip and it was so nice that I had to come back at the end. Dean the manager is also a very friendly and helpfull person and always in the mood for a... More 

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Deanjelin, General Manager at Dolphin Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Janina, Thank you so much for finding time and share your excellent experience at Dolphin Beach resort. All the staff including me is very happy that you had fantastic time while staying with us. Hope work is good and that you have some time to rest. Please send my regards to your mother and I hope to see you... More 

Mysore, Karnataka, India
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

i had the pleasure of spending two nights at dolphin beach resort kalpitiya and absolutely loved the place..a quick drive from colombo on unhurried roads and you find the resort tucked away in a private corner of the coast...we were warmly welcomed by the manager dean and his helpful crew...the tented accommadation is absolutely cosy,very comfortable,clean and quiet...the meals at... More 

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Deanjelin, General Manager at Dolphin Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Shehan, it was absolute pleasure meeting you. Thank you so much for your fantastic review and recognition of our bathroom amenities. It makes me very happy you enjoyed lemon grass soap we make. I really hope to see you very soon back at Dolphin Beach. Until then all the best from sunny Kalpitiya Dean More 

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Address: Elanthadiya, Kalpitiya, Sri Lanka
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Location: Sri Lanka > North Western Province > Kalpitiya
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 9
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