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The Dolphin Inn

Old Homes road, Thorpeness IP16 4FE, England
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Essex, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went here as a family of 7 for dinner over the easter weekend, it was extremly busy so luckily we pre-booked a table, however the service was still really good and it was a really friendly atmosphere. Staff were really nice and polite, food was lovely and it was 2 courses for £12 something which i thought was really... More

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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were visiting thorpeness for the Easter break for my husbands birthday. As it was Easter I booked a table for the Saturday evening weeks in advance and asked if I could bring our small dog and was told yes we are "dog friendly". We even called in for a drink when we arrived the day before to confirm our... More

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4 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for Sunday lunch. They were able to fit us in after a call on the Sunday morning. We are both vegetarian and there was a vegi option on the menu. The starters of mushrooms on toast was lovely and very tasty. The main was peppers stuffed with giant cous cous. It was tasty enough but it just wasn't... More

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Norfolk, England
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

My husband and I ate in the Dolphin last night(Saturday 1st March) and had an excellent meal. The place was very busy, especially in the bar, but we were out of the way and the service we had was very good. There was a fixed price menu in addition to the main menu and the specials board, at £12.95 for... More

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We have just got back from an all too brief stay at the Dolphin in Thorpeness. The room was immaculate, extremely clean, spacious and well set up. Plenty of tea and coffee, shampoos, soft towels etc and a superb breakfast. I'm not often impressed by the cooking of others but the vegetarian breakfast that we received was really well thought... More

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Oswestry, England
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

We spent a lovely three nights at the Dolphin Inn a couple of weeks ago. The staff were welcoming, our room, no.1 clean and of adequate size, the food excellent both breakfast and evening meals. The only downside for us was the configuration of the bathroom. There is only a hand held shower over the bath and it was difficult... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

We were a group of 6 trying this pub for the first time on Sunday 12th january. From the reviews it sounded a really nice place and was as far as interior and furnishings. Food and service were however terrible. Someone ordered fish and it was only cooked one side and raw on the other. Yorkshire pudding was missing from... More

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We spent a night as a group of six at the The Dolphin, occupying all three of their available rooms. The rooms are spacious, stylish and spotlessly clean. The welcome from the owner was very warm and personal and we were very pleased with the accommodation and value for money. The breakfast was excellent and copious and could be customised... More

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

Visiting relations and dropped into The Dolphin for lunch: had not dined there for many years, My wife and I enjoyed a beautifully cooked two course meal from the fixed price menu. Both had steak, ale and mushroom pie with mash and green beans and both had very tasty desserts. Very friendly and excellent service and would certainly visit again.... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

We stayed at the dolphin last November and on our return we received the same welcome - excellent,friendly service. There is an ambience at the dolphin that is hard to beat - as is the food. A walk on the almost deserted beach before breakfast, a trip to southwold and a visit to aldburgh made it a fabulous , charge... More

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Also Known As:
The Dolphin Hotel Thorpeness
The Dolphin Hotel
The Dolphin Inn Thorpeness, Suffolk
Address: Old Homes road, Thorpeness IP16 4FE, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Suffolk > Thorpeness
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Thorpeness
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in the unique seaside village of Thorpeness, the Dolphin Inn, a free house, has placed itself in the heart of the community. A short stroll takes you to miles of unspoilt Suffolk heritage coastline and we are a short distance from Minsmeare, a birding paradise hosting some of our rarest wildlife. The Dolphin has three well appointed four star bedrooms, a fantastic restaurant with an enthusiastic chef, a bar that dispensers a large variety of whiskeys, ales, has a superb wine list and boasts a large beer garden. ... more   less 

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