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London, United Kingdom
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258 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is in need of serious TLC, it's certainly seen better days. Only redeeming feature are the very comfortable beds. Bedrooms at 60's boarding house style, along with the general feel of the place. Single glazing as well, in a very buzzing part of town (buses, parties, street cleaners etc). Very good secure parking (£5). Free wifi.

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San Diego, California
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89 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I only stayed two nights in this hotel and it served its purpose. I was alone so it was nice to be able to walk to the shops and entertainment at West Quay. I was able to check in immediately even though I was early. The bathroom and bedroom were a good size and I loved the bath and shower.... More 

1 Thank Aukgalgg
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The gluten free alternative to afternoon tea, at the Dolphin Hotel, was initially forgotten despite advising one person required gluten free, so after waiting about 20 minutes what I was eventually given was sandwiches and 3 meringue nests. I paid the same as everyone else and really wasn't impressed. Such a shame. The hotel let us decorate the room for... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had a double room and stayed for one night. The bathroom was mouldy, with according stench, everything looked not well maintained and when we wanted to eat something late in the evening we could only have sandwiches due to lack of ingredients. Kind staff, but overall poor quality and service.

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Medford, Oregon
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13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had booked 2 shower rooms at this hotel for a band on tour. Looked like an interesting hotel with good food / bar options and a great location. I know that when our travel agent booked this he would have made it absolutely clear what the rooms were being used for - just for people coming in to take a... More 

1 Thank MarkakaGus
Reading, England, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here from Sunday 20th until 21st November with friends as doing the xmas market, well excellent from the min we checked in until we checked out. Our room 16 was of an excellent size plenty of room, nice size bathroom, added extra had a little happy anniversary gift on bed of coconut ice, which was really nice. Clean room,... More 

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Ed C, General Manager at Mercure Southampton Centre Dolphin, responded to this review

Dear cake123_69, Thank you so much for your 5* review. I am delighted to read your comments and am so glad you had an excellent stay with us. I will pass your kind words onto the team and we hope to see you again, maybe next Christmas? Kind Regards, Ed C More 

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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to Southampton to attend an intraining course about British education. It is a nice place full of history close to a lot of interesting places. It is a great place where you can find nice place to have a meal or a drink.

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Napier, New Zealand
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83 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have stayed at The Dolphin before but I was a bit taken aback when I found out the price for two nights (it pays to check before you book). Since we last stayed a couple of years ago it is looking a bit more tired and whilst it is in a prime location and does a roaring trade with cruise... More 

Thank Jeff H
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here recently for 1 night before our Cruise. On arrival our check in was smooth and didn't take long at all. The Staff were excellent and couldn't do enough for you. We decided to eat in the restaurant and what a good choice it was. The food was Excellent. I decided on the Steak which was cooked to... More 

1 Thank Stephen L
Ringwood, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have stayed in several Mercure hotels and as we were going to a show at the Mayflower decided to book an upgraded room and stay for a couple of days. On arrival we were surprised how cramped the reception was and there were problems finding our booking. We were offered a room in the newer part of the hotel... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Mercure Southampton Centre Dolphin hotel is a stunning Grade II listed 4 star hotel located in the heart of Southampton - offering a modern and contemporary feel, while maintaining its traditional appeal. Perfectly located to explore the historic old town and walls, extensive shopping centre within walking distance and the perfect place to stay before and after your cruise with park and cruise packages available.Free Wifi available throughout the hotel.Privilege rooms now available. On site car parking available however there is a charge for this service. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mercure Southampton Centre Dolphin

Address: 34 - 35 High Street, Southampton SO14 2HN, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > Southampton
Price Range: $82 - $182 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Mercure Southampton Centre Dolphin 4*
Number of rooms: 99
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Mercure Southampton Centre Dolphin Hotel Southampton
Southampton Dolphin Hotel
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#7 Luxury Hotel in Southampton
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“On a lower level I imagine, so that you don't have to navigate the levels and associated stairs.”
 of 5 bubbles Aukgalgg, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Do not have room 308”
 of 5 bubbles Tony8653, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Try to get the room from backyard.”
 of 5 bubbles , 12 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ours was an upgrade room in an annexe and worth every penny”
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“Room 206 is small and suffers from kitchen smells. 207 a twin is larger.”
 of 5 bubbles CorkJetsetter, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
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