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“Horizon” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Dolphin Hotel
Ranked #17 of 70 Hotels in Visakhapatnam
Certificate of Excellence
Visakhapatnam, India
Level Contributor
48 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Horizon”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

My last review was about Cascade Restaurant and last Sunday I landed up there again for the lunch buffet...but lo and behold, they serve only veg at lunch, no wonder its 250/- per head whereas the NV Buffet at that place is priced at 500/-.
So I had no choice but to head to good old Horizon, a classy rooftop restaurant with a bar :) Didn't drink this time but from past experience, the cocktails may not exactly be what you were wanting to have.
The ambience and view is outstanding, service friendly and prompt. The buffet spread would give any King's banquet a run for its money. Taste wise, all the dishes were great.
Coming to why 4 out of 5 stars, the fish in the chilly fish was old giving a stale taste, the pre packaged amul butter cube had seen better days and have been past expiry and finally the chilli chicken dry starter had extremes from excellent well cooked juicy pieces to some outright rancid pieces which must have been quite some time outside the freezer before cooking.
But a few bad mouthfuls are forgotten in the visual and culinary feast and friendliness of the staff.
A must repeat experience.

Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
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Ramakrishna I, Deputy general Manager at Dolphin Hotel, responded to this review, September 24, 2014
Dear Guest,

Greetings from Dolphin Hotel Visakhapatnam!!!

Thank you for sharing your experience on Trip Advisor. We have read your comments about the hotel and we greatly appreciate that you took time to express your views.

It is our continuous Endeavor to deliver you the best of service and facilities at all our dining areas. It is indeed by which we can measure our achievements and shortfalls, in providing uncomplicated & comfortable services to our valued guests, such as yourself. I assure you that necessary measures shall be put in place to ensure such inconvenience won’t repeat in future.

We thank you once again for your valuable feedback and look forward to welcome you back to Dolphin Hotel Visakhapatnam

Hospitable Regards,

Pavan Kartheek
Front Office Manager
Email : fom.vizag@dolphinhotels.com
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Visakhapatnam, India
Level Contributor
48 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

One of the oldest hotels in Vizag. I fondly remember enjoying meals here as a kid also. Truly gives meaning to the phrase 'old is gold'.
Had buffet at Cascade. Economical and tasty. The breakfast and lunch buffets priced 250/- and dinner 450/- (excl taxes).
The dinner spread was quite good with 3 NV dishes. The veg spread was awesome and so were the salads and sweets.
The only thing that prevented me giving the fifth star was the service. The food and ambience on the other hand can give the other costlier hotels a run for their money. Actually was quite full on Sat night.
Renovation is underway in part of the hotel and I'm looking at this old lady giving us loyalists our money's worth.

Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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2 Thank srinigoes
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Ramakrishna I, Deputy General Manager at Dolphin Hotel, responded to this review, July 17, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking out your valuable time and sharing a review on Trip Advisor about your our All Day Dining Restaurant “Cascades”

We are happy to learn from your comments that you also had a good dining experience at the Hotel. It is our constant endeavor to exceed guest expectation. I would like to bring to your attention that we are continuously upgrading our product to ensure a high standard for travelers like yourself and your feedback is important to ensure that.

It's really great to receive your feedback! Looking forward to seeing you and your family back at Dolphin Hotel Visakhapatnam.

Warm Regards,

Pavan Kartheek
Front Office Manager
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

The location is very good. Rooms are beautiful. Hospitality is very good. Towels and bedsheets are very nice and soft. Food are very good. Also the staff are very energetic. I like to stay in this hotel.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank prajmishra
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Ramakrishna I, Deputy General Manager at Dolphin Hotel, responded to this review, July 17, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing to stay with us and sparing your precious time to share your feedback.

We are pleased to note that you found the location of the hotel and services measured to your expectations .We appreciate your kind words of appreciation as the same will encourage us to strive further in our continuous journey of excellence.

I look forward to welcoming you back to Dolphin Hotel in the future and assure you the best of services and facilities.

Warm Regards,

Pavan Kartheek
Front office Manager
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Kolkata
Level Contributor
20 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2014

I stayed here for a night on a business trip. The staff are courteous and the food is fine. However, the room I was allotted looked a bit unclean. That is not due to the fact that housekeeping did not clean it, they did. The problem is all the furniture and fittings are old and need to be renovated. The location of the Hotel is also far away from the sea beach and tourists may not like that.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank DebasishKolkata
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Ramakrishna I, Deputy General Manager at Dolphin Hotel, responded to this review, September 20, 2014
Dear Mr. Debasish,

At the outset, I would like to thank you for taking time to write your reviews about our hotel. It is only through your valuable comments and suggestions that help us in our continuous endeavor to make improvements. I would like to bring to your attention that we are continuously upgrading our product to ensure a high standard for travelers like yourself and your feedback is important to ensure that.

All of us at the Dolphin hotel, Visakhapatnam appreciate your patronage and look forward to welcoming you back and assure you a pleasant experience.

Hospitable regards,


Pavan Kartheek
Front Office Manager

Email id : fom.vizag@dolphinhotels.com
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Nagpur, India
Level Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2014

We stayed at this hotel on numerous occasion, sometimes single, sometimes with family. On each and every occasion we were overwhelmed by the services it offered. The outside of the hotel is old but the interiors are tastefully done, rooms are spacious, neat and clean. Bathrooms are clean. Moreover every room is provided with minibar. Good service. Rooftop restaurant is good for dinner. It plays live band and songs of your choice. Lively atmosphere.

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank nitin222333
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Ramakrishna I, Derputy General Manager at Dolphin Hotel, responded to this review, July 17, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your lovely comments on Trip Advisor.

We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us at the hotel and it is particularly rewarding for us to receive such positive feedback. It will be a pleasure for me to share your comments with the entire team.

Once again we do appreciate receiving your feedback as it allow us to focus our continue improvement efforts. We look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you back to Dolphin Hotel.

Warm Regards,

Pavan Kartheek
Front office Manager
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Level Contributor
31 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2014

A weekend stay at the Dolphin Hotel was a wonderful experience.

The hotel is owned by the Eenadu group and is spacious, comfortable and clean. The hotel is centrally located and has loads of parking space.The staff was friendly, courteous and efficient. We stayed at this hotel in March 2014 and checked for one day on Saturday.

The rooms were extremely comfortable and I had a great night's sleep have woken up early morning to catch the flight to Vizag. The food here is good and being a costal town, fish is in abundant supply.

The hotel also has a fitness centre and a swimming pool to distress.

All in all, the location, convenience and value of staying at the Dolphin Hotel was an wonderful experience and I will not think twice to stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Alvaressunil
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Ramakrishna I, Deputy General Manager at Dolphin Hotel, responded to this review, July 17, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience with us on Trip Advisor.

We are grateful for your appreciation of the services provided by the team. Your words of appreciation shall go a long way for the team to continue to deliver a high level of service to our guests.

We certainly look forward to welcoming you back in the near future at Dolphin Hotel ! It will be our pleasure to have another opportunity to show you the gracious hospitality and superb service.

Best Regards,

Pavan Kartheek
Front Office Manager
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Level Contributor
24 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2014

We dropped-in at this restaurant for 'bout an hour or so. We particularly did not go for the buffet since we weren't overly hungry and instead ordered for sea food and were pleasantly surprised by the freshness and taste of the dishes, which were reasonably priced. Loved the Prawns Chilly Garlic and Fried Okra.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank VanessaRods
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Ramakrishna I, Deputy General Manager at Dolphin Hotel, responded to this review, July 17, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your lovely comments on Trip Advisor.

We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us at the hotel in the Restaurant and it is particularly rewarding for us to receive such positive feedback. It will be a pleasure for me to share your comments with the entire team.

Once again we do appreciate receiving your feedback as it allow us to focus our continue improvement efforts. We look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you back to Dolphin Hotel Visakhapatnam.

Best Regards,

Pavan Kartheek
Front Office Manager
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Property: Dolphin Hotel
Address: Dabagardens, Visakhapatnam 530020, India
Location: India > Andhra Pradesh > Visakhapatnam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 70 Hotels in Visakhapatnam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Dolphin Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 145
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