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Review of The Dolphin Hotel Wincanton

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The Dolphin Hotel Wincanton
Ranked #4 of 8 Wincanton B&B and Inns
London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Room at the inn”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2012 via mobile

We were prevented from getting to original destination due to floods, but the Dolphin Hotel provided an excellent port in the storm.
Warm, comfortable, clean and quiet rooms. Good shower and big fluffy towels. Good, tasty pub style food in the bar (or bistro). Friendly service and a lively atmosphere.

Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2012

On first inspection, this seemed a lovely inn.

We got a warm welcome, and were allowed to check in very early.

The room was spacious and extremely clean, although we thought it strange that we had been given a family room when we had only booked a double.

The “Do-Not-Disturb” sign is a teddy bear, and you place him outside the door when you wish to be left alone.

The location is good – right on the High Street, and the double glazing cut the street noise to almost nothing.

However, those were the good bits.

We asked about midday if we could book for evening dinner. Unfortunately no, we were told, we are fully booked in both restaurants. We didn’t mind eating at an odd time, but no, they don’t give residents any priority.

We were out that evening, but returned around 11pm. The room was pounding. Literally. Every piece of furniture was vibrating because of the karaoke going on downstairs. We couldn’t even hear own own tv when it was turned right up! I had hoped the noise would stop at midnight, but it was only when both I and the people in the next room to us complained, that it was turned off at 12.35! Now we knew why our room could not be let to a family with a child!

The next morning, I can only assume the serving staff had bad hangovers. The cooked breakfast took more than 40 minutes to arrive, although it was fine when it did. We weren’t given any toast. The juice had run out before we arrived, and was never replenished.

The Dolphin would probably be an Ok place to stay if there were no functions on – I would recommend checking before you book.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Lawrenson
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London
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29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2012

Clean, bright airy, friendly staff, comfy bed, superb breakfast, brilliant town centre location
My (single) room was a little on the small side, but who wants to spend much time in their hotel room?
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2012

I had a very good night's sleep at this unpretentious and comfortable inn, with one of the best breakfasts I've had in a long time. I would definitely stay here again, and would also look forward to having a beer in the bar in before retiring upstairs.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank andrewpring100
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London
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12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2012

We spent one night in the Dolphin and would definitely recommend it. The hotel is in the centre of Wincanton and very handy for the local area. The room we were staying in had recently been refurbished and had everything we needed; the staff were very helpful and friendly and the breakfast was superb. All in all it was excellent value for money.

  • 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank C_MLondon
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2012

Traveling back from Holiday and decided to stop half way home as we were tired and grouchy. Booked into the Dolphin the rooms were spotless and had everything that we could wish for. We decided to eat there too and was not disappointed the landlord and landlady I think there names were Milly and Pete could not have made us feel more welcome. Would definitely recommend and return for a long weekend. Thank you.

  • 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank LifestyleGroup
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Nottingham
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48 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2012

We stayed here recently en-route to the South West. It looks a little tired from the outside but our room had been re-vamped and had some nice touches.Bathroom had lovely white towels and a new shower although it was pretty compact. Our room was obviously over the kitchen and as the evening progressed unfortunately the cooking smell increased and it took a long while to clear - leaving the window open was not an option as it was outside as well.The bed wasn't to our liking - a bit too soft but it was clean and the breakfast next morning was pretty good so no complaints there .All in all it was ok for one night.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Property: The Dolphin Hotel Wincanton
Address: 34 High Street, Wincanton BA9 9JF, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Somerset > Wincanton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Wincanton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Dolphin Hotel Wincanton 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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