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Dolphin Beach Resort

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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43 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Relaxing place. Minimalist, yet with most of the amenities. Spacious thatched roof cabanas on a sandy beach. Great food, particularly pasta & wood-oven pizzas. Because we went off season, the sea was rough and dolphin/whale watching was not possible. Plus points: friendly helpful staff, open outdoor shower, constant hypnotizing humming of wind power plants. Negative points: no tea/coffee making facilities... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a relaxed peaceful holiday with a taste of rural atmosphere on five star facilities. The food specially the pizza and the Sri Lankan breakfast tantalized our taste buds and the desserts specially the banana fritters and the pine apple grilled were awesome. The accommodation was plush and the unique wash rooms were amazing. The areas secluded for relaxing... More 

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Auckland
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We came for a half day visit and were friendly welcomed. The pool and all other facilities are very clean and well maintained. The staff is helpful and friendly. We had an excellent lunch at the resort. Dean had plenty of good tips and recommendations for us.

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

Dear Tobyeas, Pleasure meeting all of you and thank you for great review. Hope you will come to visit us again soon. Best regards Dean & DB team More 

Colombo
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90 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is probably our 4 th visit to Dolphin beach and we can't seem to get enough . Everything about this place keeps us coming back , the comfy tents , the sand in front of our tents and dining area , the cool lounges to relax , the swing beds , the lovely pool ,all make up for a... More 

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

Dear Nigel, It was pleasure seeing you and your family back at Dolphin Beach. Thank you so much for choosing DB for your stay while in Kalpitiya. Also thank you for your review and all kind words. Until next time all the best from entire DB staff. Dean More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the second time my family and I stayed at Dolphin Beach and we had a really great time. The relaxed ambience of the place, beautiful beach, excellent pool and most of all the great food prepared to order provided for a very personalised experience. The place is also excellently managed by the inimitable and affable Dean who is... More 

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

Dear Harshana, It was great to see you again. Thank you for great review and for choosing Dolphin Beach. Looking forward to your next visit. Best regards from all of us at DB Dean & DB team More 

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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The setting stunning The tents + beds very comfortable The outside shower great The food delicious Great curries, black pizza's and real Italian pasta's. Dean a very good host The service just right. Enough excursion possiblities

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

Dear Cornelie, It was a great pleasure meeting you. Thank you for shading your experience with Trip advisor readers. We do hope to see you again one day so you can experience Dolpin and whale watching. Until then all the best from all of us at DB Dean More 

Colombo, Sri Lanka
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Dolphin Beach is an excellent place to relax and unwind. The resort is cozy, comfortable and serene and with very helpful and friendly staff. Tent (cabana) accommodation adds to the laid back atmosphere of the place.

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Thank mbirk2016
Deanjelin, General Manager at Dolphin Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you great review and for choosing Dolphin Beach resort. We are very glad you had fantastic experience and hope to see you again. Best regards Dean & DB team More 

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is not your usual hotel in fact it was the most unusual and interesting of all hotels that we have ever stayed at! It was like staying at a friends place. The atmosphere and friendliness of the entire staff was amazing, the food above excellent and with the comfort of the Bedouin like accommodation altogether was the best resort... More 

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

Dear Dawn, Great please meeting you and talking to you. Thank you for all compliments and fantastic review. Your opinion is extremely important to us to provide you with the best possible service and always introduce something new on our menu. Hope to see you soon. Best regards Dean & DB team More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were on an adventitious north bound motorbike tour and looking for a place to crash and just walked in and met Dean who was really nice to us and had a room ready instantly, it was a real treat as we were pretty exhausted and didn't book in advance, we imidiately ordered 2 Spaghetti Carbonara and everything came so... More 

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

Dear Gareth, It was pleasure meeting you and having you as our guest at Dolpin Beach. Thank you for great review and lovely comments. We are very happy to know you had great time. Until next time all the best Dean & DB team More 

Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Dolphin Beach Resort is really like something out of arabian nights. Tented accommodation with comfortable beds and great ensuites. It is an open environment leading to a beautiful dining area and beach. Food was fantastic and the most attentive staff on the Island. You only need to request something and they will provide. The reason being the person in... More 

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

Dear B, It was great pleasure meeting all of you. Thank you for fantastic review and all great compliments. Also thank you for great chats and suggestions. I do hope to see you on your next visit to Sri Lanka. Wish you all the best Dean and DB team More 

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  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Free Internet
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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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 

Additional Information about Dolphin Beach Resort

Address: Illanthadiya, Alankuda, Kalpitiya 61360, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > North Western Province > Kalpitiya
Price Range: $132 - $160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
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