Club Hotel Dolphin

Sri Lanka, Indian Ocean

The hotel

The Club Hotel Dolphin is a wonderful place to relax and soak up the Sri Lankan sun. Situated on the beach front in peaceful Waikkal, the area is perfect for those looking to completely slow down and unwind. This all-inclusive hotel offers a range of amenities, including the largest pool in Sri Lanka, but there’s also a second quieter pool. Dine at the Sands Restaurant, sample one of the other dining experiences or enjoy cool drinks at one of the five bars. At night, join in the fun — there’s always something going on, with live music or traditional shows on the agenda.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Tennis
  • Restaurant
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Kayaking
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Beachfront location

Where is it

Overlooking a glorious beach and just a few metres from Waikkal, a friendly resort on the west coast, with several restaurants and bars. Transfer time from Colombo International Airport: 45 minutes.

Hotel information

102 Rooms and 50 Villas. All with air-conditioning, balcony or terrace, cable TV, complimentary WiFi, telephone, mini-bar*, tea/coffee-making facilities, safe and hairdryer. Superior Rooms overlook the landscaped grounds and sleep maximum 3 adults.

All Inclusive of: buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner served in the Sands Restaurant and snacks served at The Cove Bar. A selection of local brand alcoholic beverages and soft drinks (excluding wine and Champagne) and soft drinks, juices and tea and coffee. 

 

Superior Sea View Rooms are on the first floor and have balcony overlooking the main pool and the ocean. They sleep maximum 3 adults.

Superior Poolside Rooms are on the ground floor with a terrace overlooking the pool. They sleep maximum 3 adults.

Superior Family Rooms sleep maximum 2 adults and 2 children.

Villas are in a separate area amongst the gardens.

Garden View Villas have a terrace and small sitting area, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Sea View Villas are the same but overlook the beach and ocean, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

  • Early booking bonus: Save 15% on accommodation costs. Book by 31 Oct '18 for stays between 7 Jan–30 Apr '19. Book by 30 Apr '19 for stays between 1 May–31 Oct '19. Book by 31 Oct '19 for stays between 1 Nov '19–6 Jan '20. Offers may not be combinable. Terms and conditions apply.

  • Honeymooners: Couples staying for 5 nights or more receive one candlelit dinner for 2 people on the beach and a bottle of house wine and cake on arrival. Valid for stays between 1 Jan '19–6 Jan '20. Travel must be within 6 months of wedding day and a copy of the wedding certificate is required. 

Sands Restaurant (Sri Lankan/International buffet). Waves Restaurant (speciality restaurant with show kitchen). 2 swimming pools. Fitness centre*. Tennis courts*, beach volleyball*, water polo*, squash*, mini-golf*, kayaking expeditions*, aerobics*, bicycles for hire*. Amphitheatre. Regular evening entertainment, including live music, magic shows and cultural shows. 24-hour room service*. Complimentary WiFi.

5 nights: 28 Dec–31 Dec '19. No checkouts 31 Dec. 

*Denotes local charge

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fantastic hotel

Sep 20, 2019 Michelle S

Just got back from a 2 week holiday at this hotel. From the moment we arrived we were very well looked after. The services were excellent. The cleaners were very good , waiters pool attendants etc were all very attentive. The food was really good too always a good variety to choose from . Every even meal was a themed night and there was always a… Read more
Just got back from a 2 week holiday at this hotel. From the moment we arrived we were very well looked after. The services were excellent. The cleaners were very good , waiters pool attendants etc were all very attentive. The food was really good too always a good variety to choose from . Every even meal was a themed night and there was always a selection of sri lankan food too. We got a villa which is located next to the beach and was very roomy , the bath room was big too with a rainfall shower, it was very clean and cleaned daily I would highly recommend this hotel all the staff are very friendly and only too happy to help you . We are already planning our return next year. Thank you for a wonderful stay Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Very good experience and great food

Sep 18, 2019 mohitd404 Dubai, United Arab Emirates

A very warm welcome on arrival..staff is courteous..property is good with huge swimming pools. Location is on the beach itself. Food was excellent with a large variety of food. Plenty bars and restaurants to choose from.
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Sep 16, 2019 Theekshana W

The Rooms were good, staff in general friendly and very nice, except for the pool attendants who took no care about us at all. The food was mediocre to say the least being a beach hotel and the fact that we stayed two nights there was no seafood on offer at all !!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Perfect location with delicacy foods

Sep 11, 2019 Chathura D Negombo, Sri Lanka

I was there for 1 nite with my mom and wife in a thriple room and everythig was perffect. Having 2 swiming pools was fantastic as the 2nd one was so empty ,which was ideal for relaxation. It is not like in down south beach resorts , there are plenty of space to walk or even run.
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Sep 10, 2019 Tharugamage

Hotel is in a very nice place and having enough space. Pool area is well designed . Specially the kids area. But the restaurant staff and food need to improve. No varieties in food as only we found common dishes for all 3 meals. Taste is also need to be improved. Service given to locals is very much poor as they only focused for foreigners. Its a… Read more
Hotel is in a very nice place and having enough space. Pool area is well designed . Specially the kids area. But the restaurant staff and food need to improve. No varieties in food as only we found common dishes for all 3 meals. Taste is also need to be improved. Service given to locals is very much poor as they only focused for foreigners. Its a hotel you should select, only if u need to have a good swim in a good pool Room was good and clean.compared to beach hotel. Front office staff is very good and helpful. I'm very much thankful to Angela and Wishmi.they gave a superb service. Front office staff count need to be increased in order to manage and welcome the guests check in and out Even though they say they serve 30 dishes the taste need to be improved. We checked in a weekday so we doubt may be they have different dishes depending on the croud they have. And this is the only hotel that we felt that staff didn't reach local guests with warm welcome. Read less