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Dolphin Beach Resort

Elanthadiya, Kalpitiya, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #3 of 16 Kalpitiya B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
Stephen B London, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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London, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
29 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were a little bit dubious of this place, tents??? But no fear! Luxury smooth cool pampering. Great food with careful preparation. Fish to die for & a great pool. Walks along beach ..Dean a marvellous host with caring staff. Little pricey but since we've been on the road for 6 months a small indulgence. So relaxing! A good recommendations... More

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

Dear Stephen, it was a great pleasure meeting you and your lovely wife. Thank you for your excellent review and wish you all the best for you remaining World trip. Good bless and hope all goes well Dean More

Bangalore, India
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Dolphin Beach Resort was recommended to me by a good friend in Colombo, who had stayed there a few months earlier. I had plans of snorkeling and canoeing but unfortunately it was the off season in the island, and the rough seas didn't allow for too many water sports. Despite that, I thoroughly enjoyed my 2 night-three day stay because... More

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

Dear Kanishkaa, it was a pleasure to meet you and talk to you. Thank you so much for your Excellent review and next time you come we will put a reading lamp in your room, we have them and we put them in the room on guest request. Until next time take care & best regards from Dolphin Beach Dean More

Dorchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

3 night stay at beginning of whale and dolphin watching trip. Idyllic position on the beach. Roomy tents with excellent bathrooms, good air con (essential) and room safe. Easy dolphin watching. Boats leave from the beach after tea and toast. Boat has a canopy but wear sun cream, hat just blows off! Protect cameras from sea spray with plastic bag... More

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

Dear Suzanne, thank you so much for your Excellent review and i promise next time you come Kotu with chicken will be with out bones. :-) Looking forward to see you again and until then best regards from all of us at Dolphin Beach Dean More

Haarlem, The Netherlands
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were staying at one of the other neighbouring eco resort hotels, and were encouraged to frequent Dolphin Beach Resort to also use their facilities, which was a short walk down the beach. We were warmly welcomed by Dean, who is a gracious, charming manager. We had wonderful swims in their natural water pool and also enjoyed the excellent food... More

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

Thank you so much for giving us a chance to serve you and your family some simple and original food we have. We all are very happy to know that you had a great time, excellent service and fantastic food. I'm looking forward to see you again and hope you will choose Dolphin Beach for your stay while in Sri... More

Hong Kong, China
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were staying at a nearby resort, and as is the unique style of this area, were encouraged and welcomed into neighbouring boutique resorts. So it was that we wandered down the beach and into the Dolphin's excellent restaurant cabana. Welcomed with towels and an invitation to enjoy the pool, we then had lunch…came back for dinner that night and... More

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Thank you a million for coming and experiencing our food at Dolphin Beach Resort. Next time you come we will have some new delicacies for you to enjoy. Until then all the best from all of us at DB Dean More

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Dolphin Bay resort is right on the beach, but pay attention to directions, as the roads there are small and the sign-posting could be better. The hotel consists of a small number of well fitted-out double-skinned tented chalets, with effective air conditioning, shower-rooms open to the outside and a pleasant sitting area on a veranda at the front. The grounds... More

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Dear Andrew, thank you for your Excellent review and i started to collect some shells for your collection. Looking forward to see you again on the end of August Best regards to you and Victoria Dean More

Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed a wonderful stay at Dolphin Beach, thanks in no small part to our host, Dean and his staff. This is an extremely poor part of Sri Lanka - due mainly to the fallout from 30+ years of civil war - but this is in my experience where you find people most genuine and it's certainly true here. Dean... More

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

Dear Niel & Edita, Thank you for my Birthday wishes and thank you for Excellent review. I hope i will see you very soon. Take care and i hope to see you soon Best regards Dean More

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The resort is situated on the beach in Alankuda, about 15 mins from Kalpitya. The accommodation consists of a series of one and two bed 'tents' that are extremely comfortable and air conditioned. If you are looking for typical 5 star, this is not your place. If however you want an authentic Sri Lankan luxury camping experience on a beautiful... More

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Dear Kieran & Colleen, it was absolute pleasure meeting you, Lola and Dakota. Have to say your presence at Dolphin Beach is missed. Thank you so much for giving out little gifts to local kids, it means so much to them. I greatly enjoyed your company and after dinner drinks. Thank you for wonderful review and i rely hope to... More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I have just returned from 2 nights at The Dolphin Beach Resort which was our last stop on an eight day journey in Sri Lanka. I am glad I made this our last stop as it was so pleasurable and relaxing it was perfect the note to go out on. Dean is a brilliant host who takes... More

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

Dear Al Abri Family, it was a great pleasure meeting all of you and thank you for choosing Dolphin Beach for your stay on the end of your Sri Lankan adventure. We are very pleased you had excellent time at the resort and hoping we will see you soon in the near future so your children can enjoy Dolphin watching.... More

Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Travelling to Dolphin Beach is something i plan before even planning my trip to Sri Lanka, from its beautiful beach to, the unbelievable comfort you attain at the hotel, its experience is something that can't described. Relaxing is something you can't run away from here, as the staff only pamper you as your stay goes on. The range of activities... More

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

Dear Shannon, it was great having you and your friends at Dolphin Beach and we hope that on your next visit to Sri Lanka you will stay with us again. Thank you for your excellent review and looking forward to see you in November Best regards Dean More

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Address: Elanthadiya, Kalpitiya, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > North Western Province > Kalpitiya
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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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