We booked a trip to Tenby at very short notice and the Blue Dolphin was the only hotel to offer a room within our budget. We were a little sceptical at first - especially as we had noted one or two poor reviews. However, overall, our experiences were very positive and, I daresay, some of the people who have been a bit 'picky' about the place are - to put it kindly - those who will never be pleased. Granted it is 'old fashioned' - but considering the highly competitive tariff - what do you expect? We had a double room with an en-suite - OK the en-suite was small - but it was functional and the shower worked. The room itself was clean and not 'chintzy' - it had a very comfortable bed, a sofa, TV and the usual coffee/tea making facilities. On the downside, the room from our window wasn't especially brilliant, especialy considering the proximity of the B&B to the sea - and there was noise from a nearby pub/club (we stayed on a Saturday night) that kept us awake for a short while. The breakfast was very good (full English) - the staff were extremely attentive to our needs and very friendly - e.g. re-filled our coffee mugs at breakfast, prepared fresh toast whenever we ran out, were courteous when we checked in, and checking out was swift and hassle-free. The best thing about the Blue Dolphin is the fact that it is at the heart of the town. Overall, in Tenby, we were very disappointed by the restaurants - they seemed tired and unwelcoming (mainly pub restaurants) - this may have been an illusion created by our out-of-season venture into Tenby and the horrendous wind and rain - so we didn't have the opportunity to try the Blue Dolphin's restaurant which, we were told by a rival B&B, had a very good reputation. We would stay at the Blue Dolphin again and we learnt, when reading the reviews, there are some fussy people who can never be pleased!
- Also Known As:
- Blue Dolphin Hotel And Restaurant
- Blue Dolphin Hotel & Restaurant Tenby, Wales