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St Ives, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week 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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Peterborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were with a large group in the Meadow Suite for a wedding. Everything was well organised. The bar staff and waiting staff were efficient and pleasant. We had a carvery which was well cooked although they had run out of beef and the vegetables were a bit too al dente for our table. We have heard that the daily...

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Cambridge
Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently held my husband's 40th birthday at the Dolphin. The hotel is a great setting, right on the river. The Meadow suite is a fab self contained party room with a separate bar and toilets away from the main public bar, ideal for parties and we held our wedding here several years ago. The rooms are nicely decorated and...

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

Thank you very much for your review. We were happy to have hosted the 40th birthday party and look forward to your next visit. I will let our staff know that they were appreciated.

Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food and great service a must place especially in the summer in the garden by the river. Great views of the river and the boats going up and down the river. Dog friendly in the garden.good beer would recommend a visit.

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

Hi Les, Your review and kind words are certainly appreciated. We do take pride in the uniqueness of our location and the great views and setting that we present. We would be happy to have you back. And, definitely, we are pet friendly. In fact, we are in the process of designating a few rooms as 'pet friendly'.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After Revisited this lovely establishment and it's fantastic views!! This time around i found the staff were all really helpful and friendly. Food was excellent, not a massive menu but what they do they do really well. Breakfast was fantastic, something for everyone, unfortunately I think I tried one of everything hehe!! Top notch staff real credit to hotel owners...

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

Hi Stephen Your comments about our staff are appreciated and they will definitely be relayed to them. We have aimed to turn around the attitude of the hotel and comments such as yours are great to hear. We look forward to hosting you again.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been to the hotel recently for a 2 night break, had a great time with the family. Nice size rooms, good view, excellent service, great food, what more would you want? 5 star in all aspects would definitely visit again.

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

Hi Tejas Thank you for your kind words. We are pleased that you found your stay with us enjoyable and that you enjoyed your time with your family in our venue. Please visit us again and we look forward to hosting you.

Ely, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here recently to celebrate a family anniversary and I was pleasantly surprised compared to a visit a number of years ago. The location of the hotel is great and the restaurant offers a light and bright dining space with plenty of room for couples or large groups. The service is prompt and efficient although not sure one of the...

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

Thank you for taking time to give us feedback. While we appreciate the positive reviews aspects of your review, we also take any negative aspects seriously and would definitely endeavour to correct our shortcomings. In regards to the 'waiters friend' issue, I would have to admit that was my fault. I was notified by staff that the one in use...

Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited The Dolphin as a venue for a family birthday party. There were 33 people adults and children. They had arranged beuatifully the tables along one wall which seated about 8-9 people. The waitresses served the children first then tables were called up one by one to the area where you could choose your meal then add as much...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The room was lovely. Very spacious and clean. Lovely and warm with tea and coffee making facilities. Bed really comfortable. Staff very friendly and the breakfast in morning was really good. So much choice. Dining room overlooks river. Would recommend this one to anyone.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely Sunday 3 course lunch. Staff attentive and the food was very good. Good atmosphere and view. Plenty of choices, on the day we went there was lamb , beef and turkey. 3 choices of starter and desserts plus coffee and mints , all for under £ 20 !

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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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  • 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: $134 - $162 (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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“Room overlooking the river”
 of 5 bubbles l_thomas81, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
“River view”
 of 5 bubbles 417tejasm, 11 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Overlooking the river”
 of 5 bubbles Dormouse39, 23 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Try and get a river view.. Ah, lovely”
  • Other Side of the Bridge looking at the Hotel on Left - Town on the right
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 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
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