We stayed at this hotel for 9 nights just before Christmas with our 3 children (age 14,13,10). The newly refurbished rooms are smart and the beds very comfy. The guys that cleaned our rooms were wonderful. Plenty of sunloungers and umbrellas with no need to be up early to reserve. The staff were very genuine and nothing was too much trouble. The food was a highlight. I was not expecting such quality for a hotel of this star rating. I have stayed in 5* hotels that cannot match the quality, the best curries we have ever tasted and also good western food choices for those that don't like spice. Top quality coffee was available at breakfast along with freshly squeezed juices and smoothies. A special mention must go to Zoysa the Executive Chef who went out of his way to cook special meals for my very fussy 10yr old. We also had a tour of the kitchens and I found them to be spotless. As a previous reviewer mentioned the seafood market evenings are well worth the money (extra charge on all inclusive) Don't be put off that the fish is charged per kilo .A whole lobster was still working out at below £10, delicious and well worth the extra cost for something a bit special. We also booked a private beach barbecue one evening with our friends. Again great value and very special.
We booked trips with Harald Tours (you will see them on the beach) Great trips, good price and very good service. The hotel staff were great and all seem genuinely happy to work there. We found check in at reception slow but that is the only negative. Highly recommend this hotel for the money
- 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