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Dolphin Beach Resort
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Reviewed October 12, 2006

As usual read reviews and was concerned about this hotel being not so great. Pleasantly surprised. We wanted to stay in St. Petes as friends were in the area from out of town. We live 45 minutes away and decided to stay on the beach. We booked a standard room. Friends thought this was a very nice hotel too.
Rooms: Nice and colorful, no smell. Hairdryer, coffee maker, small fridge. Nice size room. Great water pressure in shower!
Bathrooms could be updated a little, but very clean.
Dining: Didn't eat at this hotel during our stay.
Bar(s): Beach bar-great pina coladas and service.
Pool/grounds: Nicely landscaped and well kept.
Hotel staff: Friendly and efficient.
Overall: Very nice hotel, right on the beach, plenty of water sports/rentals on beach. Nice hotel for the money compared to the outrageous rates some other beach front hotels charge. Much nicer then another hotel we stayed at 3 months ago on Treasure Beach. Plan to stay at this hotel again.

  • Stayed: September 2006, traveled as a couple
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11  Thank bestseller013
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Reviewed October 9, 2006

This hotel was our second week of a twin centre stay previously stayed in Orlando. We was welcomed by a surly faced man on reception, not a good start. The reception was nice loooking as was the bar and resturant areas.
The rooms smelt very musty that lasted the whole week, an empty beer can from the previous guests also stayed there too. The aircon systems came just before the ark and they were really noisy. The toliet overflowed. Sometimes the key card systems didn't work until the 7th attempt. The pool floor does need fixing as a part of it is missing. You could hear the toliets and showers from other guests being used. This hotel could do from being knocked down and starting again.
Great location on the beach though.

  • Stayed: October 2006, traveled with family
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6  Thank scunny
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Reviewed October 7, 2006

Just got back from 10 days at Dolphin Beach. Initially i was dissapointed with the "sea views"-I had the car park view!But that was the fault of my travel agent who failed to point out before booking.....package deals dont GET a balcony,sea view room! Never travel with Airtours!!! The elevator was the slowest in history and the corridors were a little grubby but was being"renovated"to be fair.The beds were very comfy and the rooms cleaned very well.The staff were very nice too.overall it was a lovely,safe comfortable stay and right on the beach you couldn't ask for more,well,..........apart from the dreaded red tide banished away for good.It was very sad seeing all those beautiful fish washed up dead.but that's mother nature for you! Go Bucs!

  • Stayed: September 2006, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 24, 2006

The Bad: Room 132 despite being most expensive has a folddown bed, matress is shot to pieces. Air Con as previously mentioned deafening, musty smell, safe in room instead of reception would really help.

The Good: Door opened directly on to beach-so no fighting for sun loungers round pool, downstair carpets were being cleaned during our stay, car parking free, the 2 black girls and silver haired lady on reception real stars

  • Stayed: September 2006, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Vacma373
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Reviewed September 9, 2006

We stayed in the Dolphin Beach for 2 nights in Aug 2006. We were totally amazed by the rooms and corridors. They were full of damp on the ceilings and the smell was very over powering. We had a room booked on the middle floor and we just could not stand the smell and asked to be moved. We got a room then located on the top floor, which was much better but due to most of the bedrooms not having a window there was still a slight smell to the top floor rooms too.
If you are gonna stay at the Dolphin Beach pay for the balcony rooms, they are much better. Rest of hotel fine, lovely pool area and bar. Staff we found very friendly and approachable, it was just the rooms and corridors that really let the hotel down. They are badly in need of upgrading, the carpets leading to the rooms were very dirty, you could see dirt patches and they had a smell with them. We feel it's a shame because with some money spent on the rooms and carpets this would have made a whole difference to our holiday, as we would have definately had to leave if we had to stay in the first room given to us.

  • Stayed: August 2006, traveled with family
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5  Thank the eatons
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