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2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   44 Norfolk Square | Paddington, London W2 1RT, England (Bayswater / Notting Hill / Lancaster Gate )
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is not a hotel, and the money you pay certainly doesn't reflect any form of accommodation. Breakfast was awful. Twin rooms dirty. Bathroom is shared, bunk beds small and worse than a hostel. I asked to move to a 'better' double room, where the curtains were hanging off, and the beds slid across the floor- with the double room... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Was so disappointed when we got to the dolphin hotel to be told we were in the inn. The room was small . Toilet broken . Shower door hanging off. Two bunk beds when we paid £119 for a double room. It felt like a slum. No TV and didn't even get a cooked breakfast. Had to go to the... More

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Savona
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

In the book I had to pay a deposit and then pay off in cash, instead of the day after they took even the balance by credit card. Dirty and smelly, the second day they forgot to clean the room. The breakfast found mold in the brioches. Friendly staff. Best position.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

My girlfriend and I stayed in Dolphin for 4 nights, and everything was quite nice with this kind of price except the unstable wifi and the noisy school groups which live right next to us. I would love to go back there next time.

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Budapest, Hungary
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We got a basement room (with furnitures from the flee market) in which evereything was terribly vibrated when a train passed below the building. It was possible to sleep only a few hours when no underground traffic was. I think that this room shouldn't be used as guest room for any payment. Next day we got another small room (for... More

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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

My boyfriend and I had an amazing stay in Dolphin Hotel during five days. Considering how expensive everything is in London we made the best price for value choice: Next to Paddington tube station and 5 mins walk from Hyde Park this is what anyone would look for!The staff was very friendly, giving us advice for nice areas, restaurants and... More

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Singapore
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

London is super expensive so I am content with what I got with the last minute booking since I do not spend much time in there. The toilet was newly renovated so looks rather new and clean. But terribly small.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

I stayed here with a large family party celebrating my son's 40th at a thrash in Leicester Square. The hotel is very clean and quiet but very basic, which is exactly what I expected for the price. We had two 6 bed rooms in the Lodge annex and, if you don't mind sharing, it makes for a really sociable time.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

The hotel is good and clean and so is the Dolphin Inn annex. Staff are also good but 2 Italians living in the room thinks that they own the room and have the right to dictate how the new travellers should do or live.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

Me and 3 mates stayed here last night after seeing The Stone Roses at Finsbury Park. Yes the place is a bit old and needs an update, but for £99 for the night (LESS THAN £25 EACH!!!!) you cannot complain! We were in room 282, the bedding was fresh, the room was clean and the bathroom was small but very... More

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Address: 44 Norfolk Square | Paddington, London W2 1RT, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Bayswater / Notting Hill / Lancaster Gate 
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Dolphin Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 14
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