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71% would recommend it to a friend
Great hotel well placed for visiting
Having read previous comments on Trip Advisor was a little worried of what the facilities would be like but the hotel was clean and comfortable.
It is going through some major renovation and although our block had not been renovated was still in a good condition and simply decorated and furnished. The staff were lovely and very helpful especially to my mum with her fractured arm. It was well situated with a 5 minute walk into St Ives.
All good on this trip - highly recommended :)
Lovely views, but little else to recommend
We picked the hotel for the views over the meadow and river, and these are wonderful - but make sure you get a room with views.
The breakfast buffet though was very poor - food had been left under hot lights for much too long, and they appeared to be understaffed (the lady who was running it was pleasant, but very busy). We thought the hotel was overpriced - at these prices you expect quality.
The Dolphin Hotel
Room nice, food very good but bar staff not helpful and miserable.
Restaurant staff very good with a very pleasant attitude unlike the bar staff.
The Dolphin Hotel
Booked 2 nights to attend a friends golden wedding anniversary.
Good clean modern accommodation, a good selection for breakfast and a lovely evening meal. Unfortunately though very noisy on the Saturday night until about 3 am with groups of revellers shouting going past our window which kept us awake. Not the hotel's fault though. Luckily Sunday night was very quiet so had a decent nights sleep. Very much enjoyed our stay and would stay there again.
Pleasant Overnight Stay
A very pleasant and clean room on the first (top) floor of the accommodation block.
Good security with key-card access to the room and, at night, the block. This was one of the recently refurbished rooms and had a wet-room-style shower and other modern fittings. Good speed free Wi-Fi in the room - contrary to the written instructions you don't have to register, just accept their Ts and Cs. We were staying overnight only, and for a longer stay might have wished for a little more drawer storage. Not many channels on the TV, and couldn't manage to get three-digit channels so couldn't view the BBC news channel. The only windows were Velux-style so had to stand on a chair to see out. Nice restaurant with self-service breakfast - fruit, cereals and full English. Nice view of moorings and the river. Attentive staff.
Lovely location, very short walk over a bridge into central St Ives - a pretty and historic small town. Huge car park with a gridded concrete surface which was difficult to walk on with a suitcase, however there was always plenty of car-stopping room between the accommodation block and the reception / restaurant block so you can load / unload the car close to the room and then move the car to the car park if no close-in parking spaces. Token (supplied by hotel) or £2 coin parking. We thought the Dolphin was a god find and would definitely stay again if our travels bring us back to that area.
We booked this hotel as we were attending a wedding reception in St Ives.
It is in a lovely location right on the river with beautiful grounds. Our room was pleasant and comfortable the only small draw back was that it was street facing so a little noisy at times but it did not go on into the night so did not disturb our sleep. We decided to have a meal in the afternoon and it was very nice and a large portion excellent value for money.
Shower barely dribbled , drain surround was broken as was the riser .
The was dusty and the carpets were stained , The one thing that was as expected was the riverside location .
James (Manager) and the team were excellent throughout.
We arrived by boat to a reserved mooring (booked in advance), had a great room with view across the meadow and river which was carefully selected by the staff for mobility reasons and the need for a bath. Dined in the restaurant (dinner and breakfast) and food was good and excellent value. The staff were always very attentive and supportive to our needs. Will be returning!
The Dolphin Hotel
Lovely friendly hotel.
Beautiful views from our room set in a lovely location.