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Dolphin Inn
Dolphin Inn
Dolphin Inn
Dolphin Inn
Dolphin Inn
Dolphin Inn
Dolphin Inn

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7.7

Very good

918 reviews

918 reviews

Housekeeping11
Breakfast8
Shops1
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8.9

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Walkable places
Norfolk Square Garden

60 m

Norfolk Square Gardens

80 m

Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum

160 m

Talbot Square Gardens

210 m

Rolling Bridge

250 m

Popular landmarks
Madame Tussauds London

1.4 km

Natural History Museum

2.2 km

V&A - Victoria and Albert Museum

2.2 km

Buckingham Palace

2.7 km

The British Museum

3.2 km

Closest landmarks
Apek Pharmacy

70 m

Winston Churchill Wing

80 m

Dentist @ W2

80 m

Cambridge Wing

110 m

Jefferies Wing

120 m

Dolphin Inn

44 Norfolk Square, Hyde Park, London, United Kingdom, W2 1RT - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Strategically situated in Hyde Park, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous London Eye.

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Highlights

Located in heart of London

Front desk [24-hour]

150 meters to public transportation

Inside city center

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Hygiene Plus

This property has self-selected and self-certified the following hygiene measures.Learn more
Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Free face masks
Health and Medical
First aid kit
Doctor/nurse on call

Facilities

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Front desk [24-hour]

Luggage storage

Contactless check-in/out

Safety deposit boxes

Tours

Wi-Fi in public areas

Family room

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in London every 1 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money7.4
Distance to city center0.5 km
Location rating8.9
Nearest airportLondon City Airport (LCY)
Distance to airport15.4 km

Rooms available at Dolphin Inn

Quad Room
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Street view
  • 2 bunk beds
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Family Room
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  • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 bunk beds and 1 single be...
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Triple Room
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Street view
  • 1 single bed and 1 bunk bed
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Twin Room with Bathroom
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  • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Single Room with Bathroom
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  • City view
  • Shower
  • 1 single bed
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Twin Room En-Suite
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  • Street view
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds or 1 bunk bed
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Family Room 6
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • City view
  • 3 bunk beds
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Single Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • City view
  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 single bed
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Single Room Ensuite
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  • Street view
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed
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Single Room Basic
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  • Street view
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Dolphin Inn?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Dolphin Inn?

If you're looking for an easy way to get around London with private transportation, the hotel can arrange taxi service.

What is the smoking policy at Dolphin Inn?

Dolphin Inn does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Dolphin Inn?

Paddington (Circle & Bakerloo) is the closest train, metro, or bus station, about 150 m away from Dolphin Inn.

What restaurants are nearby Dolphin Inn?

Dolphin Inn is located in Hyde Park, famous for good restaurants such as Gold Mine, Zuma and Scott's.

What popular shopping places are close to Dolphin Inn?

Dolphin Inn is located in Hyde Park area which features shopping places such as Harrods, Art Work Space and Homemade London.

What are popular attractions near Dolphin Inn?

Dolphin Inn is located in Hyde Park area, which is famous for attractions such as Hyde Park, Wallace Collection and South Kensington.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Dolphin Inn?

Dolphin Inn is located in the Hyde Park area, which is famous for natural sightseeing destinations such as Grosvenor Square.

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What people love about Dolphin Inn

  • 7.2

    Very good

    "It is a nice place to stay economic and undisturbed."

    Nasir

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    January 29, 2022

  • 7.6

    Very good
    Staff 

    "Staff were friendly, the room was warm, clean and had all the essentials."

    antony

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    December 24, 2021

  • 10

    Exceptional

    "My bed was comfy and I wasn't chased to check out."

    alan

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    September 5, 2020

Property ranking|Compared to 6,079 London properties
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Cheapest price score
Location score
8.9/10
Room comfort score
5.9/10
Service score
7.9/10
Better than
99
%
of London properties
Better than
97
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of London properties
Better than
94
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of London properties
Better than
93
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of London properties
Overall rating:

7.7

Very good
918 reviews
Cleanliness
7.5
Facilities
6.5
Location
8.9
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More about Dolphin Inn

More about Dolphin Inn

Dolphin Inn

If you're seeking to see the best of London, then there's no better start than a stay at Dolphin Inn, located within the city center and surrounded by the city's famous sights. Go beyond the touristy and get deeper into the offerings of London with a stay at Dolphin Inn, located merely 3.9 km from London Eye.
Dolphin Inn provides the best in services and amenities to help make guests feel comfortable. Never be out of touch with your contacts, with free Wi-Fi offered throughout your stay. Taxi services provided by the hotel make exploring London even more convenient. Front desk services including luggage storage can assist with your needs.
If you need, the tours can even help you book tickets and reservations at all the best shows and programs nearby. For lazy days and nights, in-room conveniences like daily housekeeping let you make the most of your room. Please be advised that smoking is not allowed in the hotel to allow cleaner air for all guests.
Each guestroom at Dolphin Inn is furnished and equipped with handy amenities. Some rooms at Dolphin Inn are equipped with linen service for your convenience. In-room entertainment such as television and cable TV is provided for guests in some selected rooms. The hotel also offers a refrigerator and a coffee or tea maker in some rooms for when you feel like it is needed.
It's good to know that a hair dryer, toiletries and towels are provided in some guest bathrooms.


Dining and things to do

Dolphin Inn has vending machines that provide round-the-clock refreshment, at low cost.


Around the property

Dolphin Inn provides an excellent base for exploring the sights of London in-depth. Engage in the city's best art at The British Museum located 3.2 km away, where you can learn about the local art scene and buy original works. Get a photograph of yourself in front of Tower of London located 6.7 km away, a must-see for anyone visiting London.


Reasons to stay here

Rooms don't get much cheaper than here, being less than 98% of the city's accommodation.
Know you'll get excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated onsite or nearby dining above 94% of the city's accommodation.
This accommodation is highly recommended for its location, scoring higher than 96% of other options in the city.

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Amenities and facilities

Good
Facilities

6.5

Most talked about facilities

Breakfast

13 mentions

Housekeeping

9 mentions

Internet

3 mentions

Languages spoken
  • English
  • French
  • Greek
  • Italian
  • Polish
  • Spanish
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Tours
Cleanliness and safety
  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Body thermometer
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Doctor/nurse on call
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Individually-wrapped food options
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Shared stationery removed
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Vending machine
Services and conveniences
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Food delivery
  • Heating in public area
  • Luggage storage
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
For the kids
  • Family room
Access
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Smoke alarms
Getting around
  • Taxi service

Food and dining

Breakfast options
  • Buffet

Location

44 Norfolk Square, Hyde Park, London, United Kingdom, W2 1RT
Excellent
Location

8.9

Airports
  • London City Airport (LCY)
    15.4 km 56 min drive
  • Heathrow Airport (LHR)
    20.2 km 46 min drive
Public transportation
  • Paddington (Circle & Bakerloo)
    150 m
  • Paddington Railway Station
    280 m 4 min walk
Hospital or clinic
  • Apek Pharmacy
    70 m
Shopping
  • Camden Market
    3.4 km 20 min drive
Convenience store
  • WHSmith
    260 m 5 min drive
Cash withdrawal
  • ATM
    270 m

What's nearby

Popular landmarks
  • Madame Tussauds London
    1.4 km
  • Natural History Museum
    2.2 km
  • V&A - Victoria and Albert Museum
    2.2 km
  • Buckingham Palace
    2.7 km
  • The British Museum
    3.2 km
  • National Gallery
    3.2 km
  • Big Ben
    3.8 km
  • London Eye
    4.0 km
  • Tower of London
    6.8 km
  • Tower Bridge
    6.9 km
Nearby landmarks
  • Norfolk Square Garden
    60 m
  • Apek Pharmacy
    70 m
  • Norfolk Square Gardens
    80 m
  • Winston Churchill Wing
    80 m
  • Dentist @ W2
    80 m
  • Cambridge Wing
    110 m
  • Jefferies Wing
    120 m
  • Out Patients Department
    140 m
  • Salton House
    150 m
  • Paddington (Circle & Bakerloo)
    150 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.

Property policies

Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib available upon request
Children 2-6 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 7 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out
  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-out until11:00
Getting around
  • Distance from city center0.5 km
The property
  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsno
  • Number of floors4
  • Number of rooms 15

Reviews of Dolphin Inn from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
7.6
/
10
Cleanliness7.5
Facilities6.5
Location8.9
Room comfort and quality5.9
Service7.9
Value for money7.4
High score for London
Rating
9+ Exceptional (22)
8-9 Excellent (23)
7-8 Very Good (38)
6-7 Good (18)
<6 Below Expectation (36)
Time of the year
Mar - May (33)
Jun - Aug (26)
Sep - Nov (48)
Dec - Feb (30)
All guests (240)
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10.0
Exceptional
alan from Thailand
Solo traveler
Single Room Ensuite
Stayed 1 night in September 2020

Great price, location and atmosphere!”

The location was fantastic. The price very good value, the staff were ultra friendly and although I was the only guest, I was given a warm welcome, a large takeaway breakfast and good coffee and cereals in the dining room. The lady from Romania in the morning was lovely. Super friendly. The room was great with good wifi, quiet and ultra clean. My bed was comfy and I wasn't chased to check out. I will go there again for sure and I have travelled the world.

Reviewed September 06, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
inho from South Korea
Solo traveler
Single Room Ensuite
Stayed 2 nights in August 2018

good!”

room was clean!

Reviewed June 03, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
Georgios from Greece
Family with teens
Quad Room
Stayed 4 nights in January 2019

GREAT LOCATION, VERY FRIENDLY STAFF”

THE HOTEL IS LOCATED IN A LOVELY NEIGHBOR, 20 METERS FROM A BUS STATION AND 50 METERS FROM THE PADDINGTON UNDERGROUND STATION. RESTAURANTS, PUBS, MINI MARKETS, FAST FOODS AND GENERALLY ANYTHING A TRAVELER MIGHT NEED IS ALL AROUND. FIVE MINUTES AWAY YOU FIND HYDE PARK. THE STAFF IS VERY FRIENDLY AND POLITE (RECEPTIONISTS, BREAKFAST STAFF). YOU CAN EXPLORE LONDON FROM THERE!

Reviewed January 10, 2019

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8.8
Excellent
Kirsty from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Single Room Ensuite
Stayed 1 night in March 2022

Stay clear of room 884”

Got woken up by the rumbling underground in the early hours which continued til I left the next morning.

Reviewed March 05, 2022

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Dear Kirsty, Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review and for choosing us for your stay in London. We are really sorry that the noise from the underground trains bothered you. Unfortunately, this is an ongoing issue of the Bakerloo line that they have been monitoring for a while and hopefully will be solved soon. Moreover, allow us to inform you that we have a very strict no noise policy within the hotel after 11 pm. We do hope to see you again soon in order to ensure a better experience. Regards Tarun J - Guest Services / Front Office

Responded May 02, 2022
Dolphin Inn
8.4
Excellent
Pamela from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in July 2019

Good value for the price for Central London”

I have stayed in several budget hotels in Paddington and this is by far the best. Sadly I always have to leave early in the morning so have not had a breakfast there so I cant't comment on that. I will definitely stay there whenever I am in Paddington...

Reviewed July 29, 2019

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8.4
Excellent
YIM from Hong Kong SAR, China
Family with young children
Triple Room
Stayed 2 nights in October 2018

Excellent location + good price”

Good enough if all you need is TV+shower+bed. You get what you want and price is good after all. Location is excellent.

Reviewed January 05, 2019

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7.6
Very good
Paul from United Kingdom
Business traveler
Single Room Basic
Stayed 3 nights in October 2019

Satisfactory”

I work in London and have stayed in many 'budget' hotels. The Hotel Dolphin was good and served its purpose ( ie place to sleep ) and is well manged / run. It is a sister hotel to the Shakespeare where I have stayed several times. At the Dolphin the room was small - but had a desk to work at. Bed was comfortable. However, my room was 'at street level' and there was very bad noise from the underground which prevented me getting to sleep until after midnight on all 3 nights. This noise stopped at around 12-30 am but was back at just after 5 am. Also my shower facilities were straight outside the breakfast room - not ideal. The breakfast was basic ... but satisfactory. The 'swiss roll' and 'biscuits' weren't to my taste but to some they were very popular ! The room itself was too small and on the tuesday morning they guests were waiting for 15 mis to be seated. Overall ... provided you are not in the basement area a good budget hotel.

Reviewed November 01, 2019

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8.4
Excellent
Gabriele from Austria
Family with teens
Quad Room
Stayed 4 nights in July 2019

Perfect situated, breakfast ok, small rooms”

The best thing is the location near the underground, a nice area with many restaurants and small shops, everything was fine, price of the hotel is cheap

Reviewed July 16, 2019

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8.0
Excellent
A from South Korea
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in August 2018

Very reasonable ”

This hotel is very reasonable. location is good. It is near Paddington Station so I could use heathrow express comfortably. The room was bigger than I expected, so I recommend this hotel.

Reviewed January 17, 2019

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7.6
Very good
antony from United Kingdom
Family with teens
Family Room 6
Stayed 1 night in December 2021

Budget at its best ”

Stayed with partner and 3 teenagers in a dorm style room. We were sceptical of what we were going to find based on the cost of the room. We were pleasantly surprised. Staff were friendly, the room was warm, clean and had all the essentials. Breakfast was fine, continental or full English. Would book again

Reviewed December 24, 2021

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7.6
Very good
Christie from Thailand
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

Very good”

Great location for access to London. Basic but clean rooms. Friendly desk staff but can't say the same about the breakfast room staff. Plenty of other places to eat near by anyway. Overall good value for money in London.

Reviewed May 05, 2019

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7.6
Very good
Foong from Malaysia
Group
Triple Bunk Bed
Stayed 3 nights in August 2019

Great location and it's near to Paddington Station. ”

Friendly Staffs, clean location and nice breakfast. No lift and am live in highest floor room for fews days.... that's killing me :)

Reviewed November 03, 2019

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6.8
Good
RICARDO from Spain
Solo traveler
Single Room Ensuite
Stayed 2 nights in March 2022

Just fine, good location, helpful staff”

The hotel is located in front of a beautiful, small boulevard garden, very british, very close to Paddington train station, from where you can easily reach Soho, the City, Camden, Notting Hill. If you are planning to do most of your activities in south or east London, this is certainly not the most convenient location. It is a cheap hotel with cheap prices. Probably the best you can get in the city for this prices, but do not expect more than an acceptable room with basic supplies and services. If you want to enjoy your time at your hotel, this is not your best option. The breakfast is fine, and the staff is very helpful and friendly. All this said: I booked a single room in-suite, but as there was no available when I arrived, I had to accept a 6-bed dorm (all for myself, but certainly not what I booked) at two-doors away hotel Shakespeare's - which seems to be owned by the same logia and thanks to a very helpful staff who really tried to help and solve the uncomfortable situation. The second night I finally got my rather small room, with a small bed, and a small tv with a small toilet with shower, but certainly a single in-suite for a very good price.

Reviewed April 06, 2022

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Dear Ricardo, Thank you for taking the time to write this review and generous rating. we always strive to offer a comfortable stay to our guest in a welcoming and clean environment with the best possible prices for central London. It was our great pleasure to welcome you and we hope to see you again. Regards Tarun J - Guest Services / Front Office

Responded May 02, 2022
Dolphin Inn
7.2
Very good
Nasir from United Kingdom
Business traveler
Single Room Ensuite
Stayed 4 nights in January 2022

Very good”

It is a nice place to stay economic and undisturbed. They can improve breakfast by including fry eggs or little spicy amlat

Reviewed January 29, 2022

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Dear Nasir, Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review and for choosing us for your stay in London. Please rest assured that we will take your remarks about breakfast under further advise. We do hope to see you again! Regards Tarun J - Guest Services / Front Office

Responded May 02, 2022
Dolphin Inn
6.8
Good
Francesca from Italy
Couple
Twin Room En-Suite
Stayed 2 nights in November 2019

Average Acco ”

It’s reasonably cheap for the location but if you a te lodging at the top floor near in mind it’s a true pain. No elevator and no one helping with luggage. Totally unpleasant. Also students/young people tend to lodge here so it might get busy and noisy at night

Reviewed November 12, 2019

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6.8
Good
Graham from United Kingdom
Business traveler
Single Room Ensuite
Stayed 1 night in February 2019

great Sleep ”

No tea or coffee hot water or milk

Reviewed February 21, 2019

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6.0
Gil from United Kingdom
Business traveler
Single Room Ensuite
Stayed 2 nights in January 2020

Dissappointing”

The room is very small. It has a TV, kettle and tea facilites, shower and private WC & basin adjoining the bedroom. Breakfast was a moderate continental spread. The reason for the low rating is the bed. It was very unconfortamble sagging in the middle and wobbly on its base. There is also the frequent rumbling of underground trains but that is due to it location near Paddington

Reviewed January 24, 2020

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6.0
alex from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Single Room Ensuite
Stayed 2 nights in February 2022

Well priced, good location”

Staff were very friendly, the room was comfortable and I enjoyed the continental breakfast.

Reviewed March 27, 2022

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Dear Alex, Thank you very much for your positive feedback. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and especially that you appreciated the friendliness of our staff and breakfast service. It was our great pleasure to welcome you and we are looking forward to welcoming you again in your next visit to London. Regards Tarun J - Guest Services / Front Office

Responded May 02, 2022
Dolphin Inn
3.6
Chris from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Single Room
Stayed 2 nights in March 2022

Bud Bugs”

I paid 50 quid a night to get bitten in 3 different beds. F**K awful

Reviewed March 12, 2022

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Dear Mr Chris. We value feedback and have taken your comments very seriously. Following what are very serious accusations, we arranged for a pest control company to inspect the room you stayed in. I can confirm they did not find any evidence of bed bugs. We have been given a certifcate to prove this and would be more than happy to share this with should you share your details with us. As a hotel which has operated for many years, we take the necessary steps to ensure such issues do not occur. We are therefore very disappointed to read your review which may unfairly affect future customers. Kind Regards, Alex

Responded March 21, 2022
Dolphin Inn
9.6
Exceptional
Liam from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Single Room Ensuite
Stayed 1 night in May 2016

Very cheap for London and good transport links”

If you expect something amazing for under £50 in London you will be disappointed but this place had everything a hotel should have and was perfectly clean and comfortable for a night or two. Just round the corner from Paddington station, the canals, and a short walk to oxford street and Hyde park.

Reviewed May 08, 2016

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