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Club Hotel Dolphin

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Kammala South | St. Sebastian Mawatha, Waikkal 61110, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #1 of 3 hotels in Waikkal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had an amazing holiday. stayed in a sea view villa. Have to say that Asda tours just down the beach were amazing. They really made it for us. Went on the one day Tuk Tuk, train to Negombo, market, fish market. followed by speedboat down the river back. to the hotel. was about £15 pounds each and was brilliant.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Pros- Firstly the hotel have friendly staff and rooms are cleaned to an OK standard!!! The hotel is also set in a lovely position right on the beach. Cons- There was a smell in our bathroom and around the hotel occasionally of drainage problems!!! Paid for all inclusive, but this doesn't include wine!! Which was not explained to us when... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here right from airport and stayed for 2 nights - and it was awesome - everyone helpful, food delicious, room beautiful and amazing pool and beach. It was perfect place for us. Only one problem - we didnt check mini bar and there was some things missing, but we noticed it one day later... So check it right... More

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Thetford, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

what more do you want from a holiday. help full staff, great food, lovely location, rooms very clean if you could find a nicer hotel please let me know .i would like to thank the animation team for letting my daughter join them in the show thank you.

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Kendal, UK
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13 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed our stay here, fantastic air conditioning which was much appreciated. We were in the bungalows, away from the larger hotel complex, which gave us more peace and quiet which suited us well after a long haul flight through the night!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in this hotel for 2 weeks in July. First the good bits - This hotel is centrally located, which is good for trips to explore other parts of the island, although be warned you will still have an early start! Food in the buffet was good, average selection every night, always something safe as well as spicy to... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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8 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful modern resort by the beach, offering nice service and good food. I was however rebuffed by two events, driving my global note to average. First, I spent the first two nights in a room that was both very noisy (beside the nightclub) and too distant from my kids' room; management corrected the situation as soon as... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your sentiments regarding your stay with us. We are happy to read that you had enjoyed the resort in general, our service and food. We are also encouraged by your mention of our special beach dining arrangements that you found to be romantic. As you may already be aware, this resort generally has high... More

Stamford, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was here on honeymoon for 10 days. We really enjoyed our stay in the hotel and spend about 4 whole days here. There was a bit of cosmetic damage here and there but it extremely clean. The Staff as very friendly and only too happy to help in all departments. The food was brilliant and really varied. I would... More

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Club Dolphin is a little way from Negombo, but on the beach. The facilities are excellent. There were 2 big pools, and ample number of sun beds. There were organised activities for all age groups. The beach was nice, but it was not safe to swim in the sea when we were there. We used the gym a lot and... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Firstly let me explain that I am not normally a serial complainer, have a glance at my previous reviews. However as you will see from the attached photos our room actually had an open sewer in it. The smell was repulsive and we were told by both management and the Hayes and Jarvis representative that "this is the way in... More

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

Dear Guest, We appreciate your feedback and the time taken to post a review about your stay with us. It was disappointing to see that our accommodation and facilities did not meet your expectations. I would like to clarify at offset that we do not have open sewage in the rooms and I am sorry if any of our associates... More

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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*
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Dolphin Hotel Waikkal
Club Hotel Dolphin Sri Lanka
Dolphin Hotel Sri Lanka

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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
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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 
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