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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Large group went for Sunday lunch we were asked to go to the restaurant after 20 minutes they arrived to take our starter orders which arrived 20 minutes later two of our party ewre given beef off a tray which was inedible the vegetables were only just warm and uncooked sorry to say we won't be coming back the previous...

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is very tired and is in dire need of a refurb. Some of the staff are lovely but some seem to just mill around not really keeping an eye on things in case anyone is signaling for a drink etc. The most annoying thing was having to pay in advance for Sunday lunch on Easter Sunday. We booked...

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Ravi G, Manager at The Dolphin, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback and I would like to clarify that I did explain to you that the hotel had changed ownership and the priority was now a complete refurbishment.I did also advise you when I personally spoke to you on the phone that all guests were required to pay in advance as this was a special lunch. The...

Athens, Greece
Reviewed 1 week ago

The furnishing is rather dated but comfortable. It's a bit dull in the lounge could do with more lamps on walls or tables. Mostly elderly people with families though occasionally a younger couple visiting with kids. Coffee is cheap. Bar staff friendly. A lady can go in alone for food or a drink and feel comfortable.

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St Ives, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I went to the Dolphin Hotel on Saturday morning 8th April for a coffee to enjoy outside where tables are laid out overlooking the river; its a very nice spot. We were amazed and disappointed on giving our order for 2 coffees that no hot drinks were being served as that's all they had served in the...

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St.Albans, Hertfordshire
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were visiting Hemmingford Abbotts for the AAAs birthday square dance and decided to stay at the Dolphin. It has a wonderful position on the Great Ouse with rooms overlooking the river, meadows and distant church spire. The setting is idyllic, the rooms are spacious and adequately appointed (ours had a balcony a few feet from the water with narrow...

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

hotel was in a great location but was dated and in need of update for the price charged on the night we stayed there were only bar meals available so we took the short walk over the bridge into town and found plenty of choice of eating styles. the rooms were clean and comfotable but basic with a very small...

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Bedfordshire
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dropped into the Dolphin to meet up with friends for coffee before exploring St.Ives on foot and take advantage of their car park. We saw advertising signs for the hotel on a couple of roundabouts but missed the correct turn as there were no direction signs!! After crossing the river and realising we had missed it, we did a u-turn...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent weekend here with a few friends recently. Great views of the river. Friendly and efficient staff and service. Rooms really clean. Breakfast was delicious and great choice. Will definitely revisit in the summer.

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Ravi G, Owner at The Dolphin, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to give us feedback about your experience. These comments are really appreciated and I will pass them onto our staff. We look forward to having you visit us again.

Gamlingay, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in the Meadow Suite for a family gathering for Sunday carvery. Disappointed with the food - meat tough, Yorkshire puddings hard, vegetables average and there was no taste to anything! Overall not an experience to be repeated too soon. Shame as the setting is lovely and we have had excellent meals on earlier occasions.

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Ravi G, Owner at The Dolphin, responded to this review

Hello Mervyn, As with the positive comments, we also appreciate comments which identify any areas where we need to improve. Your comments about the food will be reviewed with the chefs and rest assured that we will strive to make your next experience rewarding.

St Ives, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had a wonderful day thanks to the friendly and efficient staff. All the food was delicious and our guests had a lovely time. The surrounding views are stunning and excellent for a summer wedding. Would recommend.

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Ravi G, Owner at The Dolphin, responded to this review

All the staff at the Dolphin Hotel greatly appreciate your kind words. They pride themselves in providing 5 star treatment and truly appreciate your feedback. Please visit us again.

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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Spa
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Banquet Room

Additional Information about The Dolphin

Address: Bridge Foot & London Road, St Ives PE27 5EP, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cambridgeshire > St Ives
Price Range: $138 - $180 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Dolphin 3*
Number of rooms: 47
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Also Known As:
The Dolphin Hotel St. Ives
Dolphin St Ives
Dolphin Hotel St Ives
The Dolphin St Ives, Cambridgeshire
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“Rooms 60 and 61 are ground floor leading from the car park and have balconies overlooking the river.”
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