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 Nice & peaceful place

Jul 15, 2019 Gayantha J Colombo, Sri Lanka

Had a one night stay in club dolphin with the family and it’s nice & peaceful. Has everything that family wanted in day out,kids pool,kids play area beach and nice quite rooms with ample space. Staff & the management was flexible enough to allow our kids to spent some time in the kids area/room after standard hours as per our request.Food also… Read more
Had a one night stay in club dolphin with the family and it’s nice & peaceful. Has everything that family wanted in day out,kids pool,kids play area beach and nice quite rooms with ample space. Staff & the management was flexible enough to allow our kids to spent some time in the kids area/room after standard hours as per our request.Food also very good. One small concern though,have seen few cats and dogs around not sure how they come around. Read less
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Jul 14, 2019 sahanwijex

Very hard to book a room. ( Call , Confirmation Email, Scan Documents, Resend them) Big Process for a holiday. No online payment option. Had to wait nearly one hour to check in. Rooms were not ready. FOOD IS NOT GOOD. Bad Experience. Varies of recipes, colorful food. but not tasty at all. Rooms are very pleasant. But not a photogenic hotel.… Read more
Very hard to book a room. ( Call , Confirmation Email, Scan Documents, Resend them) Big Process for a holiday. No online payment option. Had to wait nearly one hour to check in. Rooms were not ready. FOOD IS NOT GOOD. Bad Experience. Varies of recipes, colorful food. but not tasty at all. Rooms are very pleasant. But not a photogenic hotel. Pool is big. Joyful with water polo. Washrooms smell is not good every place in the hotel. Different way of treating and hospitality for locals and foreigners. Had a plate of fruits to the room. (Should mention) Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nice Resort to begin or end the tour with

Jul 12, 2019 Let's See A Colombo, Sri Lanka

This is a nice beach front resort located close to the airport away from the hustle & bustle of the city. although the hotel is a bit old it's well maintained and the surrounding area makes it perfect for relaxing. enjoyed great discounts on beverages during my stay also got offered a free upgrade to next room category since there weren't much… Read more
This is a nice beach front resort located close to the airport away from the hustle & bustle of the city. although the hotel is a bit old it's well maintained and the surrounding area makes it perfect for relaxing. enjoyed great discounts on beverages during my stay also got offered a free upgrade to next room category since there weren't much guests after the April tragic incident. the sea in this area is too rough to bath but you can still relax by the beach. unlike the Negombo beach this area is isolated which is nice. also there is a lake behind the hotel where you could take boat rides. this is the perfect hotel to relax on the first one or two days after or before a long flight. Read less
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Jul 6, 2019 Escape35672880808

Very disappointed service. Specialy F&B manager doesnt know how to talk guest.And they promised us so many facilities and services but there's no any service and facilities. F&B manager talked to us very rudely because we asked him to change our glasses.Please dont go this terrible service hotel.very poor service.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Our stay at Club Hotel Dolphin was excellent. Awesome service provided by the staff. Food was perfect and tasty.

Jul 6, 2019 Amaljith P Wattala

Room was beautiful and clean, loved the pool well maintained and safety measures in order, clam and peaceful surrounding. Staff were very helpful and kind with excellent customer service. Value for the money spent. Loved the stay and hope to visit again.