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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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating stunning attentive customer service!

May 24, 2019 chefmurugesh Bentota, Sri Lanka

We recently made our second consecutive visit club hotel dolphin. The facilities and the location make it a special place to stay. about the guests and their pleasant stay. but it is the attentive customer service that really stands out. Everyone goes that extra mile to ensure that everything is in order to make your holiday a relaxing one. … Read more
We recently made our second consecutive visit club hotel dolphin. The facilities and the location make it a special place to stay. about the guests and their pleasant stay. but it is the attentive customer service that really stands out. Everyone goes that extra mile to ensure that everything is in order to make your holiday a relaxing one. Excellent hotel with excellent staff! Beautiful surroundings around the hotel and swimming pool - stunning views! Staff is polite and helpful. Rich choice of food. We will be back! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating The perfect setting for a relaxing day in Negombo

May 19, 2019 209hayleyl Negombo, Sri Lanka

My husband and I visited Club Hotel Dolphin to spend the day by the pool. R1200 per person to spend the day by the pool. Perfect if you're looking for a place to relax in Negombo. We will definitely visit again.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating 14 days with great crowd

May 8, 2019 512lynns Romford, United Kingdom

We stayed here for fourteen nights and it was amazing , we chose the tour organisers Nipon who walks the beach to the front of the hotel, he is far cheaper than the hotel and his tours are very good . Would suggest having a few banquet meals as they are bargains not to be missed. Not the best of hotels but very good value for money
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Good all round hotel

May 7, 2019 ridgebackrottie

Good points - . Staff courtious . Huge swimming pool . Hygiene good with anti-bac hand gel all round . Quiet pool provides higher star service, with better clientèle. Also dining here is prompt. . Lots of local spicey foods and European options Inc pasta for those children who are less adventurous. . Excellent Christmas eve and new years… Read more
Good points - . Staff courtious . Huge swimming pool . Hygiene good with anti-bac hand gel all round . Quiet pool provides higher star service, with better clientèle. Also dining here is prompt. . Lots of local spicey foods and European options Inc pasta for those children who are less adventurous. . Excellent Christmas eve and new years celebration party . Great jewellers on site. Just take along your requirements. . Lots of activities around and in big pool. Bad points - . Beach is dangerous on this coast regardless of hotel, red flag flying constantly. A family who didn't hede warning taken to hospital having been slammed against rocks. . H&s could be better - wear shoes around garden and pool as some take glasses from dining room and no obvious hotel instructions to contrary. . Lots of dogs along this coast, which hotel are trying to look after, but some heart wrenching sights if you're a dog lover. . Bit rowdy around large pool. . Dining ridiculously slow at snack bar by big pool. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great Holiday. I could not fault the hotel and its friendly staff.

May 7, 2019 pthetourist County Down, United Kingdom

I returned from my holiday on the 16th April 2019 and was greatly shocked at the subsequent tragic events. I wish to express my sympathy to the families of all those killed and wish a speedy recovery to the injured. This put a damper on what was a wonderful holiday. The hotel was excellent and staff very friendly and helpful. I enjoyed the food… Read more
I returned from my holiday on the 16th April 2019 and was greatly shocked at the subsequent tragic events. I wish to express my sympathy to the families of all those killed and wish a speedy recovery to the injured. This put a damper on what was a wonderful holiday. The hotel was excellent and staff very friendly and helpful. I enjoyed the food which was a large selection of local dishes but also some European dishes to suit the less adventurous and children. My only comment is that the various chicken curries etc contained small bones which might be a hazard to the unwary or children. My stay included the Sri Lankan New Year so the bar was closed for two days, might be worth noting for any future visit. Read less