Dolphin Square Hotel, London
Reviews - Dolphin Square Hotel
- Age Group: 51 - 60
- From: Canada
- Traveller type: Mature Couple
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Historical Traveller Reviews of Dolphin Square Hotel
Great! Loved it.from Clare28
Lovely decor, extremely comfortable bed, good quality bathroom and handy little cafe downstairs for breakfast.
The swimming pool was worth taking advantage of. It's all very new, modern and relaxing. You can check out at midday so try to get to use it if you can.
We ate out in a nearby Indian restaurant near Pimlico tube. But we did not see anywhere else, other than in the hotel restaurant which looked expensive.
The only downside I could see was the receptionist who was hard to understand (not brilliant English) and check in and out seemed to take longer than it should have. But other than that there are lots of staff (too many?!) around who are all attentive and helpful if you need them to be.
Newly Renovated, Nice Locationfrom NOLABeans
Great Valuefrom HopelessDorset
The room was extremely well equipped, felt more expensive than what I paid. This was room 519, quiet location, kingsized bed. flat screen TV, Kitchen and nice bathroom.
Very nice swimming pool, adequate fitness suite the place even has a small shopping arcade and a bar and grill..beer prices were cheaper than the local pub!
Five minutes walk from Pimlico tube, probably 15min walk to Victoria or 25mins to Houses of Parliament, so it's a good quiet spot but close to central London.
Loved it!from Becca26
We booked a studio apartment and it was fantastic! The bathroom was huge and there was a separate sitting room.
We didn't want to get out of bed - it was massive and soooo comfortable!
The staff were friendly and the breakfast was lovely - delivered to the door. We stayed for Valentines (by chance not intentionally)and even had a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine in our fridge!
Great access to the tube (Pimlico) and local shops for necessary items - loved every minute of it... the best place to stay in London!!
Ssshhhhh ! I have found the best overnight in town.from 3KMax
On top of this they even found a 'warm' flooring for the bathrooms and the small kitchens are perfectly fitted out and with nice glasses to drink from. WHO oh WHO is this genius ? The only complaint is the rather noisy DVD in the bedroom (but I just turned it off) and the sweltering room on arrrival - but again just turn the radiators off - dead easy. I have not noticed any air con so on a hot summer night I am sure it would be just like well....being at home ! (but the windows do open)
Now that the new reception area, pool and bar/restaurant have been completed the whole thing adds up to the best value night I have yet found in London after years of searching. The restaurant manager also has a fine taste in good value wines. I only hope they can carry on displeasing a few so that those who know what to ask for, can continue to enjoy a great nights sleep for a reasonable price - a concept that seems too tricky for 90% of hoteliers to manage.
I am finally happy to spend the night in town without worrying about my wallet. Thank you and dont change a thing .
If you want to pay £200 and do the room cleaning, replace your own toiletries and coffee that is the hotel for you.
They also forgot to mention on the time of booking that the pool area is being refurbished and lots of noise and workmen shouting can be heard.
I am very disappointed in this hotel.
Newly renovated apartments at the old Dolphin Squarefrom JJH1
Had stayed here off and on for several years but the owners decided to get out of the hotel business and become apartments only for long term tenants. They recently decided to have a mix of regular tenants and short term rentals. It was much nicer than a hotel room, TV's are new flat screen in each bedroom and one in the living room. It was clean and quiet and the bathrooms were modern. The staff was very friendly and helpful at all times. Free access to an exercise facility and a swimming pool. Internet WIFI for a fee or internet on the TV. Plan to stay there again. Booked this via an aparment broker. Apartments4London.com
My home from homefrom doopysnooks
Great new find...from Melottie
The hotel seems to be sharing its premises with an apartment company.
They had a swimming pool and restaurant which were still being built, but hardly an issue when in London but maybe good for the Summer.
It is about five minutes walk from Pimlico tube (ten mins from Victoria station) so slightly off the beaten track but in a nice area.
Really friendly efficient staff - I will be back.
Comfortable stayfrom Meghdadi
It's a great area in London, not so busy but still central and easy to access.
A full renovation has been concluded less than a year ago, however, in our opinion, the bathrooms are still a bit far from ideal. The washbasins and bathtubs are the traditional English style, i.e. separate hot and cold taps which is not so easy to use. Not a smart choice for a hotel expecting international guests.
The toiletries are not the best quality so either bring your own or you can visit the pharmacy or supermarket which is conveniently next door.
For those traveling with babies, don't really count on the local convenient stores for supplies as this is not a touristic neighborhood so they really keep minimal stocks and only certain brands.
All over, it was a good experience, even though we shifted from a 5* star, and we'll probably go back when with the baby, however don't get excited with the price as for the facilities, it's just about the right price and not a super cheap option.
The hotel staff are nice and helpful and wherever possible they were accommodating.
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Other names for Dolphin Square Hotel
- dolphin hotel london
- Address: Dolphin Square - London - England - SW1V 3LX - United Kingdom
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