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Dolphin Beach Resort

Elanthadiya, Kalpitiya, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #5 of 16 Kalpitiya B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

i have arrived the hotel at around 12 after midnight and the stuff was waiting for me because they knew that i had reservation. that was very nice from them. Overall, the the room is amazing, the bathroom is Innovative, and there are all of the relaxing tools that you can find in the hotel to enjoy your time... nice... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Glamping this is. Accommodation is very nice and we loved the tents / lodges. The staff are friendly and the guests are all very chilled out and love to chat. The service was inconsistent, would have been great to be offered the odd pool side drink and a breakfast menu would be nice also. They have a huge wood fired... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We Came to the dolphins beach to rest after 20 days travelling in srilanka with 4 kids.we had great time ! the place is beautiful everybody were very nice . We recommend This place and hope to come againe. The sea is danger this time of the year so we only used the swimming pool which is very nice.

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

Dear Adi and all the family, it was so nice to see you and your family so relaxed and im so glad you had a great time at Dolphin Beach. Info for kids Sandy's kittens are growing by the day and they are beautiful. Hope the weather in Luxembourg is good and that we will see you again one day... More

Colombo, Sri Lanka
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Loved the property, the staff and the location. A perfect escape , not far from colombo. The tents have the basic amenities...minus a TV.... But not missed. The rustic set up is ideal for groups or families with young children.... There is plenty of clean white sand around!! Lovely sunsets from the deck. Food portions could improve and the wifi... More

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

Dear Dimuthu, thank you for your excellent review and thank you for choosing Dolphin Beach for your weekend time out from Colombo. It was a pleasure meeting you and your beautiful family. We hope to see back wen dolphin watching season starts. And i hope Dialog will improve signal strength for internet in our area very soon. Until next time... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed recently at Dolphin Beach for 3 days and had a great time. The tents were fantastic and very spacious and I slept better than I had for a long time. At first we were a little concerned that there wasn't really anything that you could walk to from the resort like other restaurants and shops but actually this... More

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

Dear Suzanne, how are the little ones, miss them so much. Thank you for your wonderful review and we hope to see you back soon. I will definitely improve kids menu with some Spaghetti Bolognaise and Milanese. And just to let you know sandy has 4 kittens looking just like her. Best regards to all of you and big kiss... More

Bangalore
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Neat, calm and beautiful - the first three words which come to your mind when you step into this resort. A wonderful balance of luxury and value-for-money and very well managed by Dean and his ever-ready-to-help staff. I stayed at this resort for two nights and experienced a very relaxed and peaceful stay. Despite this being a coastal resort, the... More

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

Dear Swatiey, it i pleasure to know you. I admire the way you travel and i thank you for choosing Dolphin Beach for the beginning of your Sri Lankan adventure. Thank you for your fantastic review and i hope you had excellent time in Sri Lanka. I hope i will see you very soon on the end we are not... More

Derbyshire, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I (children 13 and 15) stayed here for 9 days in August 2014. We loved it so much we rescheduled our tour of Sri Lanka so we could return for a further 3 nights. Dean, an exceptional host, and his team including Bandara and top chef Stephan made us feel at home from the moment we arrived.... More

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

Dear Gavin & Family, it was a great pleasure meeting you all. You are very much missed in the resort. Thank you for your wonderful review and for choosing Dolphin Beach for your stay while in Sri Lanka. We are hoping to see you back soon. Next time im in England i will definitely get in touch with you and... More

Paris, France
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved our trip in dolphin resort, the tent concept is great, a sud le balance of luxury And fantasy, making you feel like a king in game of throne!!! Dean, the manager, is the best, caring, funny, you feel at home! It's also the perfect balance with a little amount of guest And a 5 star service!

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

Dear Quentin and Margot, it was a great pleasure meeting you. Had a rely great time talking and having fun with you. You are terribly mist among the stuff and we all are hoping to see you one day again back at Dolphin Beach. Thank you for publishing your review on Trip Adviser and have safe rest of vacation in... More

Singapore
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fabulous! What a hidden gem….we unfortunately only had one night at this beautiful resort but the manager Dean made sure our stay was superb. The accommodation is quirky, spacious, cool, and great value…the rest of the resort is spectacular, from the Pool, to the several lounge areas dotted about...and some great touches like the palm tree shower and numerous swinging... More

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

Dear Alice, it was a great pleasure meeting you and your lovely friends. Thank you so much for a great review and i hope you will come back soon. I am looking forward coming to Singapore and hang out with you. Lots of love from Dolphin Beach resort Dean More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This review pertains to my stay at the end of June. I finally found this place and arrived late to a fantastic welcome, they even found beer and sandwiches. The manager was terrific and the rooms and the resort itself a work of creative genius. The rooms are tents but whoever saw tents like these? Complete with air conditioning and... More

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

Dear Katherine, It was a pleasure meeting you and your son. Thank you so much for your review complimenting our standards of food, rooms, service and 'creative genius' in terms of design, I will certainly pass this compliment on to our architect Christine Wallbeoff. I am so sorry to hear that your return journey by bus did not go as... More

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Address: Elanthadiya, Kalpitiya, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > North Western Province > Kalpitiya
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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In Sri Lanka, just two hours from the airport and three hours north of Colombo, is an unspoilt peninsula of golden sand. Here lies a blissfully secluded resort with luxury tented accommodation on Alankuda beach. The bluest of skies melts seamlessly into the azure of the Indian Ocean to make a picture-perfect backdrop to a unique, tailor-made tropical holiday experience. Welcome to Dolphin Beach Resort Kalpitiya!This new concept of stylish, eco-beach accommodation is for the discerning traveller in search of an unforgettable holiday. Spacious and comfortable, our air conditioned tents present a world of romance with a unique ambience and view of the sea.Experience the thrill of sea safaris to the nearby Bar Reef for the best Sri Lanka has to offer in snorkeling and be entertained by the dolphins and whales on your way. April to November offers one of the best places in the world for kite surfing. Enjoy the tranquil ocean with the most beautiful coral gardens of Sri Lanka. Or just work hard on your tan. The sunsets at Dolphin Beach are of the spectacular kind and a perfect end to idyllic days, every day. ... more   less 
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