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The Happy Dolphin

11 Buenos Ayres, Margate CT9 5AE, England
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Upon unexpectedly staying another night in Margate, Sue took us in for £55 including a double bedroom with shower and facilities and I would visit again as the hotel and building have a strong sense of uniquity

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Slough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This Guest House is a very friendly warm and accommodating place to stay.If you want to feel comfortable like at home then it has it all.The Family room with sea view had everything required to make a family comfortable.Nice comfy beds and lovely bed linen a good shower along with table and chairs to eat with plates and cutlery provided.A... More 

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crystalMargate, Owner at The Happy Dolphin, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to have this family stay. The young boys were so polite and well behaved even other guests notice and commented. It will be a pleasure to see you all again. The cooker mentioned by Lynn is not in the room it is only a microwave. More 

Cornwall, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

me and my partner stayed for four days here and it is a cheap and cheerful hotel, ideally situated so close to railway station and the town and beach, room was clean and tidy and contained all that you need. i never go away without my iron so was pleased when i got there and found iron and board, hair... More 

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crystalMargate, Owner at The Happy Dolphin, responded to this review

You were a pleasure to have as guests and will be very welcome to return anytime, good luck with your planned move to the west country. Hope you will come and stay whilst visiting your friends locally. More 

Whitstable, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

I stayed at the happy dolphin for a month... And have the most lovely time there room was clean and tidy !!! Bed was comfy but most of all Sue is the most warm and caring lady ever.... I moved back down to kent after living up north !! And couldn't off felt more safe while staying at the happy... More 

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crystalMargate, Owner at The Happy Dolphin, responded to this review

You were a lovely guest and will be more than welcome to come for the summer. Look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Kent, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

I have stayed at The Happy Dolphin Guest House for almost 2months for my clinical placement at QEQM Hospital and had the most convenient stay at this particular B&B. The best spot for public transport as buses and train is just literally 2mins walk. I would definitely recommend to anyone who is staying around Margate. The hospitality is brilliant and... More 

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crystalMargate, Owner at The Happy Dolphin, responded to this review

Thank you for being such a lovely guest Ana, you really were a pleasure to have stay. I wish you all the best for your exams and I am sure you will pass with flying colours after all the hard studying you put in. Good luck for the future. More 

Stevenage, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We booked the DUSTY dolphin for a romantic brake away, the landlady was rude and couldn't be bothered. The stairs are crooked it felt like I was at the crooked house at the fair, the room was dirty and dusty the beds were horrible due to the plastic Mattress protectors and pillow protectors,the shower didn't work it dribbled water. Also... More 

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crystalMargate, Owner at The Happy Dolphin, responded to this review

This couple arrived at the door late afternoon time, bartered a reduced rate for 2 night stay. After signing in and then receiving their keys we spent 15 mins or more talking about the opening times of local shops and the shopping centre 2 miles away and whether there were any time restrictions about coming in at night (none as... More 

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

I have stayed at this B&B a couple of times and Sue is without a doubt an amazing host! The rooms are big and airy with all the things you would expect and then much more!! There is a fridge, TV/DVD player in every room, with your own cuttley, tissues, kitchen towels, plates, glasses etc- it’s a true home from... More 

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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

Very good value. Sue goes the extra mile to provide very useful items such as a fridge, hairdryer, ironing board, which are usually considered extras in other more expensive B&Bs. I had a very comfortable stay, and, from my room, had a beautiful view of the sea and the seafront stretching all the way to Fort Hill. The location is... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

felt very welcomed, room clean and tidy and had all we needed and more we were in a on suite and this had everything as well towels etc . would def stay again and would recommend and NOT over priced we didnt stay for breakfast as had to leave early but smelt lovelly

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2012

I'm surprised by some of the negative reviews this place has received. Yes the landlady comes across as a bit stern, but talk to her, for goodness sake, and you'll find she's a normal human being. I can't comment on the breakfast as I stayed room-only, but I was certainly impressed by the room. It was the best equipped I've... More 

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