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Dolphin Resort
Ranked #2 of 12 Hotels in Havelock Island
Certificate of Excellence
Bangalore, India
1 review
“One of the BEST resorts”
Reviewed November 4, 2013

B.V.VIJAY. BANGALORE.. We had been there on Nov.24-25.The rooms were too good,almost to the best standard of Goan resorts.The welcome was very cordial,the dinner was of both Veg &Non.Veg, liked by all members.The hospitality "PAR EXCELLENCE"The chef greeted with a very friendly smile,and the serviceJUST GR8 throughout . very SAFE BEACH &it was sooooo nice even at night. Though they say no room service the Bed tea served at our rooms. There was. Some good cultural programme,( folk music of BIHAR).The next morning BREAKFAST just mind blowing.Well on the whole we felt very happy,&recommend our friends to ENJOY THEIR STAY

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Reviewed October 25, 2013

I have given excellent rating because this is the best property in Havelock, closest to the sea. The booking was difficult and we could only get 2 semi-delux rooms. All rooms have AC and the tariff is really cheap in Havelock (1000 for Semi-Delux, 1500 for Delux and 2000 for VIP cottage). The cottages are built nicely and there are lot of sitting spaces by the side of the sea and within the property. There is also expansion and maintenance work was going on.
The maintenance is poor as usual (common for all goverment tourism) and there was hardly any room service. The restaurant have very limited options but the meal we took there was homely and tasty.
We booked 2 nights and wish to come back again. Even Radhanagar beach swiss domes are the best located property in Radhanagar.
The sea in front is not that great bathing place as there the beach was rocky, but still we had a bath.
I recommend night stay in Havelock as this is the best place in Andaman tour and definitely Dolphin resort is the place provided you manage to book a cottage (VIP cottages are the best)

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Mumbai
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Reviewed October 16, 2013

We came to Dolphin on the 3rd day of our honeymoon. The booked this place mainly for two reasons -

1. Location
2. Budget

We wanted to lavish on a lot of adventure/water sports here, hence we tried to limit our budget when it came to accommodation. We had booked a deluxe room, but it was in a terrible condition. The AC kept throwing ice cubes and making scary noises. The rooms were dirty and damped. The toilets were clean compared to the rooms. But we didn't let this hamper our honeymoon. We had a great time, mainly because of the location. There is no other resort in Havelock that is as close to the sea as is Dolphin. If you book the Super Deluxe rooms, you are literally 10 steps away from the beach, its that close.

We didn't try the foods here, cos we did not have any options and it looked expensive.. instead we took a walk around and tried every shack on the street. There are varieties of shack available in havelock. Right from an American Deli to a Chinese (of course the Indian version with tons of Ajina Mato) joint to a traditional Indian thali.

The key is just to walk around and explore.

Room Tip: Choose the super deluxe rooms, the most expensive one (wouldn't be more than Rs. 2500/- per nigh...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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India
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Reviewed October 7, 2013

This review for the Swiss Domes located on Radhanagar Beach, which is part of the Dolphin Resort of Havelock Island. There are 4 domes located right on Radhanagar Beach, so from the time you wake up in the morning till about 10am, you have the whole beach to yourself. Out of the 4 domes, 2 are usually reserved for the guests of the Lt. Governor of the Andaman & Nicobar Islands, the other 2 are available for tourists. We did not get booking at the main resort located on Vijaynagar beach, so as a last resort we decided to stay at the Swiss Domes.
The facility is extremely basic, without any attached restaurant, but the location is something that you cannot ignore. Maintenance is an issue here but we ignored all that simply because of the superb location.
The attendants are quite helpful, so if you are not finicky you will enjoy your stay here.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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New Delhi, Delhi, India
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Reviewed September 21, 2013 via mobile

I visited Havelock island in month of September 2013 and got us 2 rooms of Deluxe Cat.in Dolphin resort. Rooms were quite spacious, fitted with AC,LCD with cable connection, attached with bathroom which by the way in most of other hotels in Havelock is a rare to find. The toilets n bathroom in Havelock are mostly common elsewhere.Food is very good, almost next to home considering the optimum use of spices. Buffet in lunch n dinner is pretty good.Breakfast is little disappointing but mostly one would be skipping it if he /she enrolled for the SCUBA courses.
June to September is off season and one gets 25 % off on base prices .
The tariffs are :
Deluxe Rs. 1000
Semi -Deluxe- Rs. 1500
Super- Deluxe-Rs. 2000
Plus taxes

So in the end I just ended up shelling Rs. 750 per room which is way cheaper than rest of resorts which cost more than 4200 for a day without any of the facilities.
This resort is under Directorate of Tourism so no chance of any foul play.

  • Stayed September 2013
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5 Thank Srijan S
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Uttarpara, West Bengal, India
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Reviewed September 17, 2013

We have stayed 3rd and 4th September,2013 during our family tour. Location is very nice and maintenance of this resort is very good. Garden is very nice and view the sea seating in the garden is marvalous we eajoy a lot. The room size is big and a very comfortable cool stay.

Room Tip: Try to take room near Reception Office so you can see sea from your room.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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2 Thank goutamsaha
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Tirupathi, Andhra Pradesh, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed September 4, 2013

The hotel has the best view of teh beach and seating arrangements near the beach are great.. the beach is sandy with small rocks and having moderate waves .. overall a very pleasant view....

The gardens are decent and rooms are big in size having a good view of the beach as well as the gardens are well maintained. The price is also very very cheap compared to any other resort in Havelock.. you can get a good room with all standard amenities (AC) for just Rs 1000 and a vip cottage for Rs 2000. But you need to go through a process to book the same...as its not available online or agents generally avoid it....

The major problem will be with the service and restuarent... Almost any place will ask us to place order in advance and its the same here but the quality of food is the worst .. The veg curry ( kadi pakoda curry ) probably made with coconut oil.. dhal/ sambar .. still we could not decide and even the manager got confused . Except the picle and papad nothing is worth eating.... served a payasam which is salty and not sweet.... anyway I sugest just forget about the restuarent and even the service.....

There is a shop near by Just before entering the main road where you can get Biscuits , cool drinks etc.. depend on that and there are a lot of restuarents .... near by.. forget about food and service you can enjoy the resort....

Room Tip: Expecting good service....... forget about this resort... select VIP rooms
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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4 Thank Hemanth R
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Property: Dolphin Resort
Address: Vijay Nagar Beach, Havelock Island, India
Location: India > Andaman and Nicobar Islands > Havelock Island
Amenities:
Beach Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Havelock Island
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Havelock Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Dolphin Hotel Havelock Island
Dolphin Resort Havelock Island

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