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Dolphin Beach Hotel

No 1 | Marine Drive, Table View 7441, South Africa (Formerly Protea Hotel Dolphin Beach)
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San Jose, California
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unbelievable views of Table Mountain and Cape Town. Gorgeous beach. Nice hotel with kind staff and management. Amazing lagoons in the area with exotic birds. Private apartments also available for sublet in the summer holiday season, which is where we stayed and benefited from the hotel facilities. We only had access to Wifi in the hotel lobby where you pay... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What can I say. On the positive side, the views are phenomenal although room H17 has the view blocked a little so if you get it ask for a change. The staff are very friendly and helpful . The location is great , by that I mean , beachfront, outside the humdrum of Central Cape Town, Safe with some nice... More 

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Thank DecDunne
Kyle D, Public Relations Manager at Dolphin Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Good morning Thank you for taking the time to review. All feedback is discussed in our management meetings in order to improve guest experience. We are extremely fortunate to be in such a prime position with easy access to Cape Town's activities, wine farms and the beautiful West Coast - all without being in the busy centre of town. You... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The managers welcome was very warm , the waiters are attentive and explain the menu in detail. We choose a sea food buffet and this was the best fresh choice ever. I highly recommend this restaurant in the hotel.

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Thank refilwek2015
Kyle D, Public Relations Manager at Dolphin Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Good morning Refilwe Thank you for taking the time to review. We are ecstatic our staff made your experience a memorable one. The ability to choose the type of fish or shellfish, as well as request how you like it cooked is a unique offering from our fresh fish counter and we are very glad you enjoyed your meal. The... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

We recommended and booked a cabana for friends from Sweden and at first we were surprised at size of cabana, but from there things have gone downhill. No air-conditioning with temperatures outside soaring to >30 Celsius. Fans are very noisy so cannot sleep with them on. Windows in Cabana does not open so cannot even get air flow to cool... More 

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Thank Marc L
Kyle D, Public Relations Manager at Dolphin Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Good morning Marc Many thanks for taking the time to review. All reviews, both positive and negative are discussed in management meetings in order to enhance guest experiences. That being said, we are saddened that your expectations were not met. Our rooms are generally cool in temperature due to the spacious size. The high temperature is an unusual occurrence due... More 

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Dubai
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

The rating of this hotel needs to be reviewed. IT IS NOT A 4 stars as they advertise it to be. There is no AC in the rooms and as per the international hotel rating standards they should have AC. We stayed there for 4 nights and struggled with the heat. We had to keep the balcony door opened but... More 

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Ballito, South Africa
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3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Where do I begin......the only thing this hotel has going for it is it's view and location. Upon arrival we were booked in to the wrong cabana - fans noisy and furniture a disgrace. We did move the next day in to another cabana. Most inconvenient. No aircons in the cabana - only 2 standing fans - & it was... More 

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Kempton Park, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

We had a lovely holiday in a spacious, sea facing apartment, all with the help of Wilmar, who assisted with required dates and numerous changes etc. Thanks Wilmar. The rest of the staff were always helpful and friendly, especially Carmen, Veronica, Lesley and Vive! Thanks to Thembi for keeping our apartment neat and tidy and for Johanna, always friendly and... More 

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Kyle D, Public Relations Manager at Dolphin Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Good morning Verona Thank you for the feedback. All our staff thrive on positive feedback and Wilmar, Carmen, Veronica, Lesley, Vive, Johanna and Thembi will be commended for going the extra mile in assisting you during your stay. Breakfasts are a treat and we hope you managed to enjoy a sunset and a chilled glass of bubbly at Blowfish Restaurant.... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

We had a great stay at this unit. The view is out of this world. Everything that is needed is in the unit. The wash and dryer was an added bonus. The only small negative is the small amount of mould in the shower areas. We witnessed three wedding ceremonies on the grass in front of the unit. To be... More 

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Kyle D, Public Relations Manager at Dolphin Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Debbie Many thanks for taking the time to review. We are incredibly fortunate as we arguably have one of the best views in Cape Town. Sunsets and Table Mountain are absolutely majestic, and it is the perfect backdrop for any special occasion, wedding or event. We are glad that your booking process was seamless as our staff pride themselves... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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108 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

This hotel is located on the out skirts of Capetown about 20 - 35 minutes from the city centre depending on traffic. I stayed at this property as part of a high end tour group so i was very disappointed (in fact depressed) when i saw the age and quality of the hotel that we were staying in for 5... More 

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Cape Town
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Spacious rooms with wonderfull views. Too Expensive and Smelly...seems like the carpets are wet or something...otherwise I will stay there again. A family of 4 can stay easily with cute kitchen...bfast was good...but same, same!

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Thank Hanna6611
Kyle D, Public Relations Manager at Dolphin Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Hanna Many thanks for taking the time to review. All feedback is discussed in management meetings and we are glad you would like to stay with us again, and that you enjoyed the breakfast and our self-catering facilities - it does make our guests stay more manageable. That being said, we did notify the room cleaning division to investigate... More 

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