We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 3 Waikkal hotels

Club Hotel Dolphin

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Kammala South | St. Sebastian Mawatha, Waikkal 61110, Sri Lanka
Hotel website
Hotel deals
Hotel amenities
Special Price
20% off room rate
Save Saved
You added Club Hotel Dolphin to your Saves list
Club Hotel Dolphin
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
You must enter dates to see the best prices.
85%
Ranked #1 of 3 hotels in Waikkal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
A recent review
5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
Sara P
  • Overview
  • Reviews (1,064)
  • Photos (1,358)
  • Amenities
  • Q&A
  • Room tips (200)
  • Location
  • More
Write a Review

1,064 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
    583
    305
    110
    39
    27
See reviews for
236
579
11
18
Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (200)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

For sure this hotel has been around for sometime and n the recent past, they got into some renovation work. The hotel boasts of the country's longest swimming pool by the way. The other significant thing about this place is that they seem constantly guest-occupied almost throughout the year, which is good. Rooms are very comfortable and with basic but... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was our second visit at the Dolphin hotel. Last year there was a renovation going on and we were curious how everything looks likes after the renovation. What they have done with the hotel was amazing everything looks perfect the new rooms, the big swimming pool and area, the pool bar, the gym etc. Daniel you have done a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Leicester, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We spent two weeks here in June for our honeymoon and everything was perfect, a smooth easy transfer from the airport and straightforward check-in. The pool is brilliant, so large and you always have space around you in the water. Make sure you do the water aerobics in the morning, great fun and such a laugh. Not really exercise but... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I visited club dolphin sri lanka after 15 years with high expectations. I specifically asked for interconnected rooms coz we have three children under 12. When arrived Kids rooms were away from us so we refused to accept. Finally we were offered with interconnected rooms and asked to pay extra. When questioned why? I was told it's okay you don't... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
SLML, General Manager at Club Hotel Dolphin, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for the feedback on your recent stay with us. I was happy to note that you are one of our repeat guests, and I am sure you would have noted some of the upgrades and improvements we have done at the property over the last 15 years. However, your review deeply concerns me because we were... More

switzerland
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Club Dolphin for 2 weeks in July and had a great time. The hotel is about 30 mins away from the airport. Check-in was very quick and straight forward, we were given cold cocktails while our passports were taken for copying. we stayed in one of the villas on the beach. this was very nice and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hi Just returned from a 2 week stay at this hotel - would recommend highly, great facilities, excellent and varied choice of food, great staff and beautiful location. Pools are clean and well maintained (no sea swimming during our trip however we knew this would be the case). Our 7 yo boy had a great time as well ( he... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Prague, Czech Republic
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Los Angeles, California
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 !

Was this review helpful? Yes
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Club Hotel Dolphin, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Club Hotel Dolphin? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Club Hotel Dolphin

Address: Kammala South | St. Sebastian Mawatha, Waikkal 61110, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Waikkal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Club Hotel Dolphin 3.5*
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Agoda, Tingo, HotelTravel.com, Travelocity, HotelsClick, Hotels.com, BookingOdigeoWL and Venere so you can book your Club Hotel Dolphin reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Dolphin Hotel Waikkal
Club Hotel Dolphin Sri Lanka
Dolphin Hotel Sri Lanka

1,358 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (1338)
Viewed
Dining (42)
Viewed
Room/suite (179)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (281)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (182)
Viewed
Bathroom (35)
Viewed
View from room (67)
Viewed
0:18
Videos (5)
Viewed
Family/play areas (4)
Viewed
Other (543)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (21)
Viewed
Room/suite (6)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
Dining (4)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (5)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (2)
Viewed
Other (2)

Amenities

Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Class
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 
Number of rooms
154

Questions & Answers

Enter your question for this accommodation's staff to answer. Other travelers may answer as well.
    Posting guidelines

    See which rooms travelers prefer