Just returned from 12 very enjoyable nights at the Dolphin. The customer service experience is oustanding with smiling helpful staff who have obviously been trained to a high standard. The hotel site is large with extensive facilities and the room we had was a 'superior sea view' (I don't think there are any 'standard' rooms) which being on the top floor had a vaulted 15 ft high ceiling which made it airy and spacious feeling with a brilliant view from the balcony. Other reviews recommend the villas which I find curious as they appear to be quite crude brick 'huts' which, apart from the ones on the front line, have no view. The all inclusive food and drinks choices are so good that the optional fine dining restaurant seemed to be an under used facility and the 'fish market' dining area which offers reasonably priced sea food was also under used (possibly because you expect fish dining to be expensive, which this was not, and it is situated a long way from the main hotel area. The beach is probably not ideal for children as the sharp sand shelves steeply into the sea but for walking we found it a joy because, unlike most resorts, you can enjoy a good stroll watching the fishing boats and birds without being bothered by anyone trying to sell you stuff. There is plenty of safe swimming for children and adults in the two large pools and a fairly low key activity program organised by the enthusiastic 'Animation team' who also provide some of the amateurish but funny evening entertainment shows. All in all very satisfying holiday.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Dolphin Hotel Waikkal
- Club Hotel Dolphin Sri Lanka
- Dolphin Hotel Sri Lanka