We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Nice Little Hotel” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Dolphin Hotel Wincanton

The Dolphin Hotel Wincanton
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 3 more sites!
Save
You added The Dolphin Hotel Wincanton to your Saves list
The Dolphin Hotel Wincanton
3.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   High Street, Wincanton BA9 9JF, England   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #4 of 8 Wincanton B&B and Inns
UK
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Nice Little Hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

There isn't much to do in Wincanton.

Stayed at the hotel as was attending a function also being held at the hotel.

No obvious reception area but the hotel staff were very friendly. Allowed me to check into the hotel slightly earlier for no extra fee. There was plentiful parking. The breakfast was very good.

The room was modern and fresh. The velux window had an eletric opening / shade system which was impressive.

No iron / ironing board in the room but one was quickly brought when requested.

Good tea and coffee making facilties in the room.

Comfy bed.

Would definitely stay here again if I had to return to Wincanton.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

73 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    18
    31
    15
    3
    6
See reviews for
15
28
10
6
Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (17)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
London
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

The greeting at check in was friendly and efficient and my room a single was clean. A comfortable single bed which was flanked by two pieces of huge furniture that made the room feel small and clutterd.
The bath room was compact, it being a single room that was fine but there was a big issue with the plumbing. I had to go with out a shower one eve and morning and when it did work it was cold or scoulding. the sink taps dribbled and I am never a fan of wall mounted soup/shower gell dispensers especialy in independant establishments.
Breakfast was served in the adjoing bistro and was very good, the lady serving seemed a little flusterd but she coped really well so there was no need.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
oxford
Top Contributor
144 reviews 144 reviews
30 hotel reviews
Reviews in 61 cities Reviews in 61 cities
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

stayed for 1 night as we wanted to visit a retailer nearby the following morning. This hotel is reasonable if its for 1 or maximum 2 nights, but I guess you wouldn't want to stay any longer. The rooms, like the service, are functional. The thing that struck us was how dull & unremarkable Wincanton was, with little to recommend it, especially if you want eat dinner anytime after 8.30pm during the week!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Devon
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Friendly and helpful service on check in.
We were two couples and had adjoining rooms, one larger than the other, but both very comfy, with good beds.
Lovely full English breakfast, and we also had the Sunday carvery, which was very good.
Good value for money and would stay again.
Busy on Saturday night when we returned and quite noisy, but we were not disturbed as our bedrooms were at the back.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Great Missenden, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Good service in Bistro/Cafe and lovely food, even gluten-free options! Not easy checking in as there isn't an obvious reception area and checking both in and out had to wait for someone to appear. Great live music on the Saturday night. Good sized room. Fairly clean apart from huge cobwebs behind desk/console table (and wash basin). Only found this because I moved one of the lamps from the bedside cabinet to the table so I could use my laptop because as that corner was dark. Also had to swap chairs as the original one was too low to work at the table or to put make up on. Bed was very hard so not a comfortable sleep, could do with putting toppers on the bed ideally. TV was a bit too far from the bed to see well. I would say generally a good value for money room. If I was staying in that area again I would stay here but would hope that they improve the comfort of the beds.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Andover, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

We found the hotel to be quaint, clean and tidy. There were even sachets of hot chocolate in the room, not often found these days! The service was very good and the staff helpful and pleasant. There was live music on the Saturday evening and Pete got to have a drum session! Breakfast included local produce (the sausage was lovely), was not at all greasy and importantly served hot. Would definately stay there again if in the area. Rock on Pete!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hertfordshire
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

We stayed here for two nights with family and found the hotel to be a little gem. The bedroom was spacious and the price very reasonable. We only dined for one night with our family, but found the meal delicious. The staff were exceptional and very accommodating. I would recommend the Dolphin.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Price Your Stay

Been to The Dolphin Hotel Wincanton? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Dolphin Hotel Wincanton

Address: High Street, Wincanton BA9 9JF, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Somerset > Wincanton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Wincanton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Dolphin Hotel Wincanton 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Hotels.com, Booking.com, Travelocity and Priceline so you can book your The Dolphin Hotel Wincanton reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
The Dolphin Hotel Wincanton Somerset

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage The Dolphin Hotel Wincanton, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.