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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Settled in the little town of St Ives, (originally named 'Slepe' in the Domesday Book c1086). The Dolphin Hotel must have been styled around the same date as apart from the cuisine and quaint location the hotel is about as dated as they get. It's modern 'looking' from the outside (in a brick block kind of way) but when you...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came for an evening meal but did not stay the night. The restaurant was brilliant, perfectly set, great prices and the food was brilliant! The setup of mains to then dish your own Veg worked very well for our party. Could not recommend enough. Well worth stopping by or popping in! The service was also exceptional from our welcome...

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England
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to this hotel for afternoon tea and it was excellent. A good selection of cakes and coffee, the bar staff are so helpful. A nice touch is parking is free you just ask for a token to get out of the car park. We recently stayed at the hotel for New Years Eve, the rooms are large...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was welcomed into the building by reception staff. Four adults and three children. Ordered coffee and hot chocolate, neither were overly hot! However, service was good, prices reasonable and made to feel welcome.

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Nicosia District, Cyprus
Reviewed 13 December 2016

Excellent location, relaxing and quite. The stuff friendly and wellcoming. The hotel simple without luxury but comfotrable with big rooms. Breakfast needs improvement , we did ' t try lunch there. Thank you for your hospitality

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Enfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Wanting a venue to host a Sunday lunch for 51 people, The Dolphin immediately sprang to mind after looking after us so well last year. Right from the start the staff were helpful and friendly, every phone call met with civility and efficiency. Easy to find with plenty of parking, we were greeted by the staff and found the restaurant...

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

This ended up being quite a treat. I understand that The Dolphin has been serving Sunday dinners like this for some time and survives on service, quality and price. If the décor and ambience are not important, then this is a perfect choice. If they are, then you must run a mile. They open up what must be a conference...

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 November 2016

We are a group of 8, from 2 years to 80 years old and called in on a Tuesday lunchtime and had their hot buffet, the selection was great one could choose from brisket in a gravy, vegetable curry, lamb curry, pork in sauce, chicken and mushroom pie and much more it was accompanied with a vast selection of seasonal...

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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Certainly an acceptable hotel if you are looking for a practical place to stay. Recently renovated bathroom, spacious room, quite good breakfast buffet and good wifi. Not the most charming decor, but certainly a lovely location on the river and away from village noise. Tiny TV and limited channels.

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

We have called in here just for a drink and ended up eating both times, nice comfy sofas in the bar to sit on and relax, very pleasant and chatty staff. Food was very good, freshly cooked to order, big portion and price was great. Have eaten there twice and will definitely be going back.

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms

Additional Information about The Dolphin

Address: Bridge Foot & London Road, St Ives PE17 4EP, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cambridgeshire > St Ives
Price Range: $101 - $146 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 47
Also Known As:
The Dolphin Hotel St. Ives
Dolphin St Ives
Dolphin Hotel St Ives
The Dolphin St Ives, Cambridgeshire
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“Try and get a river view.. Ah, lovely”
  • Quayside and Bridge St. Ives
  • Other Side of the Bridge looking at the Hotel on Left - Town on the right
 of 5 bubbles overwebs, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“There are some newly refurbished rooms which are lovley but the rooms overlooking the river and field are also great.”
 of 5 bubbles 570maureen62, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
“To the rear of the building - fronts onto open fields and/or river”
 of 5 bubbles 358judes, 12 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Don't lunch or dine there”
 of 5 bubbles FBranca, 25 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a quiet room overlooking the river.”
 of 5 bubbles 815jeanf, 24 Aug 2016 | Read review
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