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Dolphin Beach Resort
Ranked #1 of 31 Kalpitiya B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Level 1 Contributor
1 review
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“Amazing Location”
Reviewed 28 April 2014

Just spent the weekend at this wonderful resort. The location is Fantastic. The pool is stunning. There are so many areas to just relax and you will not be disturbed by anyone. Dean the Manager of the resort went out of his way to make sure our group was well looked after.

The tent concept is unique to this country and it was very comfortable.

Perfect place to relax and unwind with friends or family.

Will certainly be back soon.

Sohan & Rashmini.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Deanjelin, General Manager at Dolphin Beach Resort, responded to this review, 30 April 2014
Dear Sohan & Rashmini,
Thank you for your review and i can assure you next time you come to Dolphin Beach Resort service will be up to your expectation.
Best regards to you and your wife
Dean
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
2 reviews
Reviewed 27 April 2014

The management team is very friendly and professional in rendering their services. Our kids loved the family tent concept. The resort also serves delicious oven baked pizza and traditional curry and rice buffet. Good choice for family visits and outings.

  • Stayed April 2014
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Deanjelin, General Manager at Dolphin Beach Resort, responded to this review, 30 April 2014
Dear Sir,
it was a great pleasure having you and your family at Dolphin Beach. I'm looking forward to see you again. By your next visit we will have one area of Pool tented so your kids can stay longer in the pool.
Until then best regrades
Dean
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Reviewed 20 April 2014

It was clean, hospitable, with excellent service and sea food. From the moment you set foot on the place you feel welcome. Sleeping in the tents was something unique, and the facilities were as good as any five star resort. Even though I went with much apprehension, wondering how things would work out, it didn't take long before I was overwhelmed by the place the facilities and the serene atmosphere. Keep it up !!! That's the important thing !!! The excursion to Bar Reef that you organized was fantastic. My sincere thanks to those simple fisher folk who took us there and made it such an unforgettable experience.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Deanjelin, General Manager at Dolphin Beach Resort, responded to this review, 22 April 2014
Dear Cedric,
thank you very much for your review. It was a pleasure having you and your family at Dolphin Beach Resort. We hope to see you back soon.
Best regards
Dean
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Hyderabad, India
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Reviewed 20 April 2014

we selected this property primarily for whale and dolphin watching trip; but realized this property is excellent. this is a beach resort hence the white sand is the floor all across. the rooms are in a tent style however all modern facilities are available including an A/C as well as WiFi. the facility manager Shivantha was very helpful and ensure we had a comfortable stay. the facility also has a wonderful infinity pool. it started raining at night and we sat in one of the ice rooms (just a name because tables are made of fiber giving a look of big ice blocks) till late, the breeze, sound of the sea and rain made the evening very relaxing and romantic. our morning dolphin watching trip was a successful one as we got to see both a whale as well as dolphins. the sea is slightly rough to swim.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Deanjelin, General Manager at Dolphin Beach Resort, responded to this review, 22 April 2014
Dear Sir/Madam,
thank you for choosing Dolphin Beach Resort and thank you for your review. We all are pleased you had excellent time and looking forward seeing you again soon.
Best regards
Dean Jelinek
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Level 2 Contributor
2 reviews
Reviewed 18 April 2014

Had a great experience and would recommend it to anyone! Exciting concept (sleeping in tents) with well thought through layout, with all the necessaries! Aircon rooms, sufficient lightning "outside" bathroom with even a hair drier:-)! Beautiful and well maintained in every aspect, with friendly staff to round it off!
Will go back, next time I will stay longer.
We did not partake in any activities but as far as I understand their is dolphin watching and boat trips.
Food was good. Not a massive variety but if you enjoy local cuisine you will be pleased!

  • Stayed April 2014
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Deanjelin, General Manager at Dolphin Beach Resort, responded to this review, 18 April 2014
Dear Sir/Madam,
thank you for your review and we all are very pleased you had great time at Dolphin Beach Resort.
Looking forward seeing you back soon.
Best regards
Dean
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Negombo, Sri Lanka
Level 3 Contributor
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Reviewed 18 April 2014

I have frequented the Dolphin Beach quite a bit in the last 12 months and have never had a disappointment yet. The rooms are kept proper and well cared for. The staff is stupendous specially Harsha and gust relation officer deen are very helpful and very active and will bend over backwards to aid you whatever your whim may be. All in all...That's why we keep coming back, and food was awesome. Highly recommend this place and looking forward to come again

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Deanjelin, General Manager at Dolphin Beach Resort, responded to this review, 18 April 2014
Dear Himal,
It was a great pleasure to see you again and meet your family and your friends. I hope next time i will have more time to spend with you.
Until then best regards from all of us
Dean
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 17 April 2014

Thank you very much Dean and the team for the awesome stay arranged by you all for myself and family. The beach, pool and the surrounding was absolutely lovely and calm. We had lot of fun. I must specially say that food was tantalizing. I will come back soon just to have your over fresh pizza all the way from Colombo :) Your pizzas are the best!

All the best! See you soon in June :)

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Deanjelin, General Manager at Dolphin Beach Resort, responded to this review, 18 April 2014
Dear Asanthi,

thank you for your review and i have to say it was rely nice to see your father again and finally meting the rest of wonderful family. We all are very happy you had great time at Dolphin Beach and we are looking forward to see you and your family again soon.
Best regards to you and your family
Dean
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Property: Dolphin Beach Resort
Address: Illanthadiya, Alankuda, Kalpitiya 61360, Sri Lanka
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Region: Sri Lanka > North Western Province > Kalpitiya
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 31 B&Bs / Inns in Kalpitiya
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In Sri Lanka, just two hours from the airport and three hours north of Colombo, is an unspoilt peninsula of golden sand. Here lies a blissfully secluded resort with luxury tented accommodation on Alankuda beach. The bluest of skies melts seamlessly into the azure of the Indian Ocean to make a picture-perfect backdrop to a unique, tailor-made tropical holiday experience. Welcome to Dolphin Beach Resort Kalpitiya! This new concept of stylish, eco-beach accommodation is for the discerning traveller in search of an unforgettable holiday. Spacious and comfortable, our air conditioned tents present a world of romance with a unique ambience and view of the sea. Experience the thrill of sea safaris to the nearby Bar Reef for the best Sri Lanka has to offer in snorkeling and be entertained by the dolphins and whales on your way. April to November offers one of the best places in the world for kite surfing. Enjoy the tranquil ocean with the most beautiful coral gardens of Sri Lanka. Or just work hard on your tan. The sunsets at Dolphin Beach are of the spectacular kind and a perfect end to idyllic days, every day. ... more   less 
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