Club Hotel Dolphin Waikkal, owned by Hemas has just undergone a Rs. 530m (US$ 5m) refurbishment and is now ready to welcome visitors this forthcoming festive and winter season, as a newer and better up-market property.
General Manager Chamin Wickremasinghe said, “We’re now showcasing the hotel with its spanking new tag line – Best of Both Worlds. Club Hotel Dolphin has been endowed with a dual personality – a vibrant and active ‘PLAY’ side which sharply contrasts with its peaceful and quiet ‘PAUSE’ side. This dual concept best personifies the look and feel of the newly refurbished hotel.”
As part of its ‘PLAY’ side, Club Hotel Dolphin boasts of one of the longest pools in South Asia with its 10-member animation team including kids’ animators.
Among the activities one can choose from are kayaking on the river, horse riding, archery, beach volleyball, tennis, badminton, squash, croquette, mini golf, water volleyball, animation shows and a discotheque.
The ‘PAUSE’ side affords visitors the peace and quiet of absolute calm and privacy. The individual villas are very private enclaves. The specialty restaurant with its show kitchen bring you gourmet cuisine while spa facilities pamper you.
There is also a second swimming pool which is a designated quiet pool while special candle-lit private dinners can be arranged at any location of your choice.
As part of the refurbishment process, the cottage rooms were completely redone, and are now branded as ‘Villas’. The general footprint of the room has been made larger with all facilities such as flat screen TV, DVD player, tea/ coffee making facilities, mini bar and an in-room safe. The main building deluxe rooms have had improvements done to their soft furnishings while a mini bar and an in-room safe have also been added to each room.