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Havelock Island, Havelock Island, India   |  
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Ranked #4 of 9 Hotels in Havelock Island
New Delhi, India
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“value for money”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

location is excellent. Rates are very resonable. Only problem you need to book in advance. Service is very ordinary. Food is also average however homely food. room sizeis ok ,not crammed. overall good considering govt run resort.

Room Tip: good for people going on LTC
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Ahmedabad, India
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46 reviews 46 reviews
36 hotel reviews
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

An extremely pretty property with very cute cottages right by the sea. A typical government run property, hence the overall upkeep is ok. Big rooms, linen is a bit soiled and smelly. Food is very homely and value for money.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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13 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

Go here if:
1) You are looking for just basic service.
2) Being close to the sea (you can hear the waves crash) is important to you.
3) You want a place from where you can really see and experience the stunning colors of the sea.
4) You want a Value-for-money place.
Being a govt property, this offers the best location on the island, hands down.

If you are looking for smiling hosts and some pampering, this is not the place for you. Find that at the Wild Orchid restaurant or any of the other nice restaurants on Havelock! But wake up to the sights and sounds of the sea at Dolphin.

Room Tip: If it's off season, bargain.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Pune
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54 reviews 54 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

It was lovely staying in the cottages overlooking the beach. Great view of the crystal clear water ... very relaxing! The resort service was not too good. Food was average. Overall, an average experience.

Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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New Delhi, India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

The hotel was comfortable for a night's stay. This is the only decent resort in Havelock. Visitors mainly visit Havelock for its beautiful beach. Dolphin resort is only preferred to spend the night at.. If you are under a tight budget, go for the cheapest room.It provides a bed , a basic washroom and nothing else. If you are looking for a bit of luxury, go in for expensive rooms out there.

Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

Imagine waking up and seeing the clear blue waters right outside your room. Imagine walking 20 steps outside and being in those blue waters. Thats the location of dolphin resort. It can't get better and the prices are very reasonable. The rooms are huge, with a seating area also. The food tastes just like home cooked food and is value for money. There is a restaurant right next to it, in case you would like to enjoy more exquisite meals.

Room Tip: Do verify if the room allotted to you faces the sea.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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New Delhi
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2012

This location is excellent. Primafacie, one expects to have a great time watching the beach front.

I wanted to walk on the beach and shallow waters endlessly. But disappointed by the sharp edges of coral rocks. My kids had a big disappointment. We had to take a taxi to radhanagar beach and enjoy the swim.

The service is like any sarkari hotel. not much to expect.

Room Tip: All cottages are alike. You dont have much to choose between.
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Havelock Island, Havelock Island, India
Location: India > Andaman and Nicobar Islands > Havelock Island
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Restaurant
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Ranked #4 of 9 Hotels in Havelock Island
Also Known As:
Dolphin Hotel Havelock Island
Dolphin Resort Havelock Island

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