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“reasonable b and b” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Dolphins Hotel
Ranked #73 of 144 Bournemouth B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“reasonable b and b”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2012

reasonable b and b in the centre of bournemouth.The couple are very friendly and helpfull.You can easily walk into town or beach in 5 minutes.They give you the option of breakfast or no breakfast,seeing as though I was out till late at a wedding I declined the first night.They said the charge was 5 pound for a breakfast and then when I ate there the next day I was charged 7 pound?one sausage one rasher etc?Maybe breakfast outside would be a better deal?

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Spencer J
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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London
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37 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2012

I highly recommend this hotel. We could not have asked for more. We had a nice friendly welcome when we arrived and nothing was too much trouble. The couple that own the hotel were lovely, they really made our stay even more enjoyable. The rooms were basic but all you could ask for, tea and coffee in the rooms, TV, bed, shower..... what more can you ask for :) The breakfast was really good, full english, toast, tea, coffee, cerial....... just what you need to set yourself up for the day. The location of the hotel is perfect, its in walking distance of the beach, shops, night life etc. but far enough back to be in a quiet setting which I thought was fantastic. Overall 10/10 and will def be booking this hotel next time we are in Bournemouth.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Worcester
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2012

My daughter stayed here for 3 nights with 2 of her friends and she was really impressed with how welcoming the owners were. The rooms were clean and the location was brilliant for just popping down to the shops and beach. Every morning she was greeted with a smile and a wonderful full english breakfast. She had an amazing break.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2012

Me and two mates stayed here and when we arived we had a nice friendly welcome, room was really clean and tidy, had plenty of room to move about and put our suitcases, had towels and soap giving to us. Breakfast in the morning was also really nice kept the tea pot and squash bottle filled up :) food cooked nice and fresh. Overall was really good, will be staying here again next we are out in bournemouth. Thanks

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London, England, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2012

It's a nice family hotel, owners are sweet, prices are relatively ok (not in season though as it goes up to £90 per room which is way too much!). Rooms are very simple, but clean. En suite showers are a bit odd, but it works fine. Located right next to a shopping center in a very quiet area. Breakfast is ok, but I would say for £5 per person you can go elsewhere, most hotels of that level charge less. Above all good hotel, but would not be my first (or second for that matter) choise.

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Elena L
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London, United Kingdom
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211 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2012

rooms badly decorated & basic, rooms were not serviced during stay & rooms were cold, woke up by owners talking loudly on doorstep at 11pm as we had ground floor room. woke up again 6am by leaving guests. however breakfast was good but feel checking out time of 10am is a bit early. 2 mins from town centre

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank adam k
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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2012

This small hotel in the centre of Bournemouth is Good value for money. We stayed for one night, the staff were very welcoming and friendly. The room was very clean and the beds were very comfortable. They served a very good English breakfast to your own liking, also plenty of choice of cereals, juice,tea and coffee.
We would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Dolphins Hotel
Address: 19 Tregonwell Road, Bournemouth BH2 5NR, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Bournemouth
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #73 of 144 B&Bs / Inns in Bournemouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Dolphins Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A small family owned and run Guest House in Central Bournemouth. All bedrooms except singles recently modernised with up to date en-suite shower rooms. ... more   less 
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