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Dolphins Hotel
Ranked #68 of 133 Bournemouth B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
bournemouth
1 review
“We are happy!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2013

We are living in Bournemouth in a small flat and we booked Dolphins hotel for our friends. Good location,very clean, food is lovely. Our friends asked us to book this hotel for the august again.
We can recommend this hotel for anybody to stay.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Hertfordshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2013

This has to be about the most perfectly placed hotel. In a quiet location yet close to the beach, shops, pier and park. We found Elena and Miles to be friendly and very helpful with suggestions about where to visit and where to have meals etc. On one occasion, Elena walked most of the way to show us a very interesting museum perched above the beach. If you enjoy your full English breakfast then you will certainly enjoy your meals here. Dolphins Hotel helped to make a wintry visit into a sunny one. We have no hesitation in recommending this hotel to other potential visitors tonichka

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Plymouth, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2013

The hotel has lovely place near the beach and not so far from the town centre. The hotel has home atmosphere, good bedroom size, the food is delicious. Elena and Miles are very friendly and lovely, speak more than one language and provide help at the all time. I found my experience with this hotel excellent. I recommend this hotel for your holiday.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2013

I found Miles and Elena very accommodating ,friendly and helpful in all aspects,Rooms are clean and comfortable,all recently refurbished,food is excellent,you are not very far from the center or the amusements and of course what did you go to Bournemouth for? of course the Beach...just down the road,beautiful clean sandy beaches,there's lots to do also in the surrounding towns,lots of trips and ferry excursions...All this and much,much more,with the help of Miles and Elena. So if you want good company and friendly advise, good nights sleep (take a peg because you're sure to snore), tasty food to set you up tor the day and much much more, then don't hesitate...Book your stay TODAY !!!!....lots of love from Richard, Irina and not to forget the adorable Megija xxxx '' Keep up the good work Miles and Elena''

Room Tip: Just ask Miles and Elena, that's what they are there for,to make your stay something to remember...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2012

A very nice hotel that offers all we need: good location close to the beach, very good breakfast, a clean and comfortable family room and a great hospitality (with good advise given by the owner) ...many thanks to Miles and Elena!
We stayed with our 2 children six nights in this lovely house and enjoyed our stay very much. We will for sure stay at The Dolphins Hotel again when we travel to the Bournemouth area.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2012

Hi there

Id highly recommend staying with the Dolphins! I totally enjoyed my stay!

This hotel was very clean, the breakfast was excellent and the atmosphere very lovely and cosy.

Miles and Elena were very helpful and welcoming when I arrived. The bed was very comfy. I woke up feeling very happy and slept extremely well.

Very good value for money to stay in such a lovely atmospheric hotel


Thank you

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2012

Avoid like the plague. unless, of course, you fancy experiencing 1970s condemned slum housing conditions. If that's the case, book away and enjoy.

We booked two rooms here over the Rugby Seven's weekend. A room for three and a room for 2. The room decors were grim, with furniture that seemed to be recovered and assembled from other people's fly-tipping.

There was no wardrobe inthe room for three. Not even hooks to hang stuff off, so nowhere to dry your towels. And while towels are provided don't expect to get fresh ones. Oh no, you get what you're given on day 1 and keep them in a continual damp state for the length of your stay, as you can't hang them anywhere!!

In the room for two we explained that there would be a change over during the stay: some friends were leaving, and others arriving in the same room. Fresh towels? No, they were expected to keep using the same damp towels.

In our room the "ensuite" bathroom was a tiny walled off corner with barely enough room to turn between the shower and the toilet. Also there was a beautifully presented electrical junction box above the shower. With wires sticking out.

The only good thing about this place was that it was cheap, in a good location, and also the breakfast sausage was nice, and the cooked breakfast was not meagre. Everything else was dire beyond belief.

But remember this is just our opinion. Other reviewers seem to say its great. I don't understand why, but that's half the fun.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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dolphinm, Owner at Dolphins Hotel, responded to this review, October 27, 2012
I am sorry that you feel this way.
We were not informed which room the new guests were arriving into, and nor were fresh towels requested by anyone.
There was I must admit no wardrobe in that room at the time, as a "stag" had been placed in it earlier in the week and it had been turned to face the wall. He had quite understandably forced his way out when he awoke. A new wardrobe had been ordered but not yet arrived. It is now installed. Some of the furniture is marginally shabby, mostly due to crown caps being opened on the edges, and it does get replaced with new on a regular basis. The problem with staying so cheap (from our point of view), is that it means that the furniture has to be cheaper and last longer.
The showers are indeed a 1970s addition to the rooms, and we are gradually upgrading them at a rate of one a year, since it usually requires structural alterations within the rooms. Upgrading the shower/toilets requires their enlargement which makes the bedroom naturally smaller, and in some rooms we are reluctant to do this.
I am pleased to note that there were no complaints about the cleanliness - Thank-you.
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Additional Information about Dolphins Hotel

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 #68 of 133 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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