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Kammala South, Waikkal 61110 Sri Lanka
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#1 of 4 in Waikkal
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4.2
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4.5
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4.5
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4.3
Travelers' Choice
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...
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Free parking
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Outdoor pool
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Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
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Poolside bar
Tennis court
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Kids club
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Business Center with Internet Access
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Georgia H wrote a review Yesterday
Wigan, United Kingdom2 contributions4 helpful votes
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We’ve just got back from an amazing two weeks with you all at the hotel. A big thank you for making our stay so special. Special thanks to Gayon and his team in the kitchen for amazing food throughout our stay along with a brilliant cooking lesson 🥘 To Kumar and his animation team ( Tari, Viraj, Ruwan, Pasindu etc. ) for bingo - cup of tea and a Christmas tree 😂 and our daily golf tournaments, Boccia, water volleyball, shuffleboard and much more 🤪 Shoutout to Keethi for not only being the best cocktail maker and an all round lovely person. But also a brilliant singer - video below 🤩 Other mentions to Pushpa on the bar, Sanjeewa Kumara, Lakshitra in Waves and all of the other staff for making our stay so great 😃🌟 We also had three great excursions booked though See Lanka Tours Nipun F'do pictures below we did the Elephant Orphanage, Galle and Turtle Sanctuary and Negombo. I’d really recommend booking your trips through Nipun 😃 Hopefully one day we’ll be able to come back to beautiful Sri Lanka along with all of the other tourists ❤️ Thanks again Georgia & Dean (Joja & Dick 😂)
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Tony Perera, Other at Club Hotel Dolphin
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Dear 725georgiah, it was an absolute delight having you at our hotel. Indeed, it is a true pleasure for us to learn that you have appreciated everything that we stand for here at Club Hotel Dolphin. We are also grateful to hear that our professional and caring staff has made your entire stay memorable. We will surely pass on your warmest appreciation to the team. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Ayubowan
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Jason C wrote a review May 23
Malton, United Kingdom2 contributions4 helpful votes
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I am unable to give high enough credit to the Club Dolphin and all associated with it but I will try, this an extensive review but we feel it is worth this and so much more Having been very recently for the 3rd time the experience keeps getting better and better and we intend returning February 2023 for another 2 glorious weeks My very first visit there was at the end of 1999,  spent a week at the Dolphin, a week in Hikkaduwa and then a final week back at the Club Dolphin, the hotel was a lot smaller then and was later merged with the Miami next door to become as it is now, the tennis court is still there although I didn't play on it on this occasion Everybody deserves the highest credit possible and the Sri Lankan people really are the loveliest on earth where nothing is too much trouble My partner has never travelled long haul before and I wanted her to experience how wonderful Sri Lanka is and to see how different absolutely everything is   Upon our arrival on day 1 we were greeted with warm smiles and immediately made to feel welcome, we sat with a delicious fruit drink and were given a face towel to freshen up Due to this being my 3rd time we were instantly upgraded from the pre-booked Sea Facing Superior Room to a glorious bungalow overlooking the beach and were surrounded by palm trees, the view was amazing and we were treated to a stunning sunset every night I certainly wasn’t expecting to be upgraded free of charge and had initially sent an email request to Tony Perrera suggesting that we would like to look at the bungalows if the overall occupancy levels were not high and that we would consider changing We were given a red wrist band instead of the blue and from there on every day was a joy to spend there   Our cases were transported to our beautiful bungalow and we started unpacking, the bungalow itself was very spacious, a large extremely comfortable bed, a lovely spacious bathroom with overhead plated shower which was ideal The air conditioning was perfect and very welcoming after a hot day, we had a slight leak in the first couple of days but this was instantly fixed with  a smile and worked perfectly ever since The hotel is stunning and the overall design is a sight to behold with walkway bridges, immaculately kept gardens and large fish swimming around   The incredible thing is that whoever you spoke to were so warm and friendly, we certainly wanted for nothing during our 2 weeks, the staff particularly Indika, Raja, Chandana, Davison (Amazing Chef) made our holiday better than we could ever have hoped for but these great people were only the tip of the iceberg as everyone was so accommodating   We spent a fair amount of time particularly the second week around the quiet pool area and were looked after with a constant supply of delicious cocktails, all of which were out of this world but they kept on arriving often without request but who were we to refuse The pool area was lovely and obviously due to the recent troubles there were very few people and on average 2 or 3 couples every day used that area The pool itself was the perfect temperature every day and Raja was amazing bringing us coconuts regularly and our towels were always laid out nicely for us   We ate one evening at the waves restaurant and had an absolutely delicious 3 course meal and then returned 3 days later for a repeat meal free due to our VIP status, we felt very honoured and during the process managed to drink a lot of white wine which just kept coming, again no complaints at all   The food every day was immaculately presented and the staff were exceptional, their warm smiles and desire to help is something you can never forget but this is true throughout the hotel, their thoughtfulness and friendliness is admirable and such an improvement on what we experience generally in the western world, we really could and should learn a lot from the Sri Lankan people Food was always hot, the selection was varied and delicious and there was always something different to try Everything was always laid out in perfect symmetry in the  main area and there were also separate salad & dessert rooms The whole area was also  furnished with well placed fans to cool you down At this point I need to give a very special mention to Davison the head chef who really made everything so special for us A very warm and friendly man who spent time with us regularly in the evenings and cooked us special meals on 3 occasions, the most amazing pork snitzel He worked very long hours and always greeted us whenever he saw us  Due to being returning guests we were also invited along with 3 other returning guest couples to attend a cocktail party and tour of the very impressive kitchen area which was spotlessly clean, Davison being the head chef was tasked with showing us around and explaining all the roles within the area, we certainly didn't expect to receive such an invite but it really was a nice touch by the Club Dolphin who wanted to show their appreciation, we also received a gift which turned out to be a generous selection of Sri Lankan tea and this was wrapped up like a present  All the chefs and waiting staff worked tirelessly and always with a smile on their faces Our bungalow room was spotlessly cleaned each day and we would always come back to find a towel on the bed ornately designed in the form of an animal, it could be a Swan, peacock or elephant We also used the excellent laundry service 3 or 4 times which hardly cost anything at all and it would appear back in our room folded beautifully whenever it was ready Our 1st week was spent going on some amazing tours and we used Harald tours who are situated outside on the main road to the left of the hotel, highly recommended for everything and in true Sri Lankan style they couldn't do enough for you and you were able to tailor your tours to fit around you The weather was amazing throughout considering we had entered monsoon season with an average of 30° every day It comes as no surprise when having read so many reviews that there are so many couples and families who have revisted countless times and continue to visit This hotel experience is far away the best I have ever known and I have travelled a lot over the years I despair at the current plight of Sri Lanka and the suffering these wonderful people are going through and I whole heartedly wish that things improve so that more people can visit the finest place on earth and especially this special hotel Thank you to everyone there and we look forward to seeing you next February
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Tony Perera, Other at Club Hotel Dolphin
Responded 2 days ago
Dear JasoncX4544ZS, Thank you for choosing the club hotel dolphin for your stay again. We are so thrilled and happy to learn the holiday you spent with us is one of the best in your lifetime. What can we say about the review, actually nothing as you have done in so much in detail where anyone can and will understand what we stand for, not just as Club Hotel Dolphin but as a whole in Sri Lankan Hospitality? Thank you for taking the time to review us so extensively and for praises all around. Our Strength is our team, this is why we have so many guests becoming repeating guests. The recommendation and Illustration will help us to have more guests and it is truly inspiring to keep going for our team. Thank you once again and will see you in Feb 2023. Ayubowan
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Bogumila wrote a review May 16
Warsaw, Poland1 contribution2 helpful votes
I have spent there fantastic 2 weeks with my daughters. We have visited this place during the most difficult time for people that live there caused by current political and economical situation. Many people told me not to go as it will be dangerous for tourist but it is not true. We were 100% safe there and whole hotel employees where doing everything to make us feel good. The Dolphin hotel is amazing place with breathtaking views and very comfortable rooms. Food in the restaurant is very tasty and you can try variety of different dishes there. When you arrive there from the first moment whole staff is 100% involved to make your experiences the best ones - Andrea & Randika from the Reception are taking care of your check in and explanation what and where you can find - Guys thank you so much for all your support given. The whole Bar & Restaurant staff are ready to prepare best drinks & food for you - if you want to have romantic dinner at the beach here you go they will organize it for you (you can also prepare together with the Chief - Hdzoysa your own menu). I would like to thank especially Indika, Pushpa, Pasidu, Chaturhanga and Wasantha, Sanjeewa (sorry if the spelling of your names is different) for all great cocktails and delicious food you were given to us. Last but not least - Animation Team - young and smiled people who from the morning to the late afternoon are organizing great outdoor activities for the guests. To conclude I strongly recommend to visit this place for anyone who expect great service, delicious food and unforgettable memories. I would definitely comeback to this hotel with my family not once, not twice but every single year.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Response from Tony Perera, Other at Club Hotel Dolphin
Responded 1 week ago
Dear BogIso80, Thank you for staying with us and recommendations, Really appreciate the praises all around the teams that made you stay so memorable. We would love to welcome you again Stay safe. Ayubowan.
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Sanath23 wrote a review May 13
1 contribution2 helpful votes
We been here just 2 days. We stayed room 110, such a great accommodation clean comfortable rooms,and the food also really delicious thank you chef. I forget his name the big guy and I really happy with staff they are really friendly and kindly with all equally.I noticed Sanjeewa In restaurant Such employees think about the future of the hotel in addition to their duties and it should be noted that they are valuable to an organization. And animation team shakila thank you for caring our kid like own. Front desk Anjala when we Calls for any needs she answered very kindly. Finely i wish you all have a wonderful future. Need to say this the country is sefe for tourism the All medias showing always bad thing only. You can vacation freely on our beautiful island. thank you. Sanath Darmasiri Dehiwala
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Tony Perera, Other at Club Hotel Dolphin
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Sanath23, Thank you for the kind appreciation of our team members. Really appreciate you choosing the club hotel dolphin for your stay and taking the time to review us positively. Thank you for the recommendation not only on the hotel but being an ambassador to promote our beautiful island. Ayubowan
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lynn g wrote a review May 13
39 contributions7 helpful votes
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Spent 1 week here at the beginning of May in a lovely Beach Villa, lovely room bathroom could do with updating a few broken tiles and shower leaked and hairdryer was so slow i was quicker drying my hair outside but on the whole the villa was lovely. Nice chairs outside to sit at night and watch the sunset. Hotel was very quiet only 66 people there with us but we liked this as we were looking for a quiet week in the sun. Quiet pool was lovely only 3 other couples and no fighting for sunbeds our towels were put out by the attendent everyday ready for us nice bar seving beer and cocktails. I struggled a bit with the food not much choice unless you like curry it was either very spicey or had bones in it, mostly ate rice veg and salad but husband loved it as he like spicey food. Would recommend the seafood nights at the other restaurant yes you need to pay for it but fish and Lobster were lovely as very cheap the Chef even made me Lobster in the main restaurant as he knew i was stuggling with the spicey curry. Went on 2 trips with See Lanka Travels would highly recommend Nipun and his guide Lincoln, we went to the Rock Fortress and Dambulla Cave Temples 1300 steps to the top not for the fainthearted you need to be reasonably fit to do this also went to Elephant santuary and Orphanage got to wash the Elephant in the river and a sort ride on one would higly recommend to do this trip it was a long day but very worth it
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Tony Perera, Other at Club Hotel Dolphin
Responded 1 week ago
Dear 842lynng, First and foremost thank you for choosing the club hotel dolphin for your stay, and also thank you for sharing where we need to improve, which is highly appreciated. We are glad that you found a quiet hotel for you to be relaxed. On the note on the food we try to cater to both Sri Lankan and European flavors to choose from, it seemed that it was a bit hit and miss, which we will look at. Thank you for the recommendation and hope you will be back again to the tiny paradise island to explore the nature. Ayubowan
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Mohan Siriwardena wrote a review May 12
Leominster, United Kingdom27 contributions12 helpful votes
Well I do say. I have arrived in heaven and died. My wife and I removed ourselves from Ceysands and arrived at a truly remarkable and service orientated beautiful hotel. Amazing food beautiful music and a sight that would behold. Wow!!! The room is amazing. The service is incredible and the facilities are amazing. We should have come here first instead of Ceysands. There would have been no disappointment or heartache.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Tony Perera, Other at Club Hotel Dolphin
Responded 1 week ago
Dear mohan515, It is absolutely our pleasure having you with us and thank you for the great recommendations, Praises. Well enjoy your stay and please reach out to us should you need any further assistance. We are sure all the staff will look after you. Thank you and Ayubowan
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Suba D wrote a review May 3
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Long waited holiday, relaxed enjoyed for 5 nights, even I traveled alone never felt so. Amila from the animation team treated me as his own sister, not forgetting Shashi, Tharindu, Kapila and the beautiful dancing girl from the Animation Team ( sorry i forgot the name) Food was first class, service from the Restaurant staffs were excellent. Was there during the Sinhala New Year Holidays, celebration were well planned and well organised. Highly recommend to visit the Spa, Beautiful Emy and her friend will ensure you leave the spa relaxed and refreshed. Not over priced worth for the money you spend. Tuk tuks are available right outside the hotel, decent drivers and very hospitable. I loved my room, very comfortable & Cozy, HK staff were very attentive. Overall experience 5*, however recommend to give bit more information on arrival for the guests about the hotel, locations and activities even the information sheets are been handed however. Rama from the F&B team assisted me with the important information and Amila was all ways there with a BIG SMILE to assist me. Mr.Tony RM of the hotel, true Hotelier from the Heart, 🙏🙏, who made sure all the guest are well taken care of. Thank you all for a lovely stay.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Tony Perera, Other at Club Hotel Dolphin
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Subsna, It was a pleasure having you stay with us during a very fun full time which was Sinhala/Tamil new year. Thank you so much for taking the time to review us with so many names of teams that must have made a big impression on you. We are delighted that your stay was enjoyable and memorable and we thank you for recommending us. Ayubowan
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Thennakoon wrote a review May 3
1 contribution2 helpful votes
We were here for 3 days. Our package is fullboard. Clean rooms and beautiful environment. As well as delicious food. If you want, you can get baby food from the friendly staff at the restaurant. First time I came to the Dolphin Hotel with my family and never think twice to come back. I invite foreign and Sri Lankan tourists to spend your vacation at this beautiful hotel. Sanjeewa (Food & Beverage) Special thanks for your invaluable service and friendliness. Also house keeping staff too. And my thanks also to the kitchen staff who prepared the food especially for my daughter. I would like to remind you that if foreign tourists are planning to visit this hotel due to the current situation in Sri Lanka, you will definitely get all the necessities you need at this hotel.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Tony Perera, Other at Club Hotel Dolphin
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Thennakoon35, Thank you for choosing the club hotel dolphin for your stay and taking valuable time to review us with great recommendations. We are super happy that your stay is Unforgettable that you will be back because of the friendly & attentive service from the staff, the quality of food, and looked after well. Really appreciate your review which means a lot to us. Ayubowan
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Jodie M wrote a review May 2
14 contributions8 helpful votes
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Quiet, relaxing and very clean resort. Attentive staff who go out of the way to do everything they can. Spacious, air conditioned rooms. Good activity programme. Very good drinks. Recommend the all inclusive package.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear 909jodiem, Thank you for staying with us and glad you're enjoying most of the facilities and services. Really appreciate you taking the time to review us during your stay and please be kind to reach out to us, should you need anything that you might have missed. Thank you for the review and Ayubowan
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Gayan S wrote a review Apr 2022
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Wow this wonderful place. We have vvisited lot of hotels around sri lanka.but here is special by food service location and clean rooms.. i invite all who hope to take vacation visit here. Here is some ininteresting service and very fast service in restaurant spspecially Sanjeewa. Thank you man you doing great job. And all staff will see you aging
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear 988gayans, Thank you very much for choosing to stay at the club hotel dolphin and really appreciate you taking the time to review us. Our strength is our team, which explains your experience, and not just one or a few people, all of us are working towards the wow factor. We really thank you for the recommendation. hope to see you again. Ayubowan
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PRICE RANGE
$81 - $205 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
dolphin hotel waikkal, club hotel dolphin sri lanka, dolphin hotel sri lanka
LOCATION
Sri LankaCentral ProvinceWaikkal
NUMBER OF ROOMS
154
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Frequently Asked Questions about Club Hotel Dolphin
Which popular attractions are close to Club Hotel Dolphin?
Nearby attractions include DIANA Souvenirs (3.3 miles), Tiffany lanka gem (0.1 miles), and LUV SL Negombo (3.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Club Hotel Dolphin?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Club Hotel Dolphin?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Club Hotel Dolphin?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Club Hotel Dolphin?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Club Hotel Dolphin?
Conveniently located restaurants include Salt Restaurant, Jude Restaurant, and Lords Restaurant Complex.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Club Hotel Dolphin?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does Club Hotel Dolphin have airport transportation?
Yes, Club Hotel Dolphin offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Club Hotel Dolphin?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Club Hotel Dolphin offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Does Club Hotel Dolphin have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.