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Dolphin House

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#1 of 11 guest houses in Looe
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Dolphin House is situated in the small coastal town of Looe. The elegant Victorian building overlooks the estuary and the ancient woodlands beyond. Guests can enjoy the onsite bar served in the Sun Lounge overlooking the river. The 7 en-suite bedrooms are fitted with flat screen TV and tea and coffee making facilities. Many rooms overlook the river and have seating areas. Traditional cooked breakfast is served in the dining room, cooked to order and can cater for gluten free and vegetarian options. Situated near transport, is an ideal base to explore Cornwall including the Eden Project and Lost Gardens of Heligan. Free parking close by.
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Free parking
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Canoeing offsite
Fishing
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Board games / puzzles
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
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Hair dryer
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james w wrote a review Oct 2023
Poole, United Kingdom4 contributions5 helpful votes
The whole stay was a real pleasure. We have stayed in 4star hotels that just could not match this lovely place. The attention to detail was truly impressive. The breakfast could not have been better. Car parking close and convenient. Our hosts very welcoming and friendly. all in all a wonderful place to stay. Robert and Graham
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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kurtzey85 wrote a review Aug 2023
Bridgwater, United Kingdom3 contributions1 helpful vote
This was a thank you break for me and my partner and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The owners were friendly on arrival and very knowledgeable of the town and happy to help with any questions we had. The room was very clean, spacious and well equipped. Breakfast was lovely and good well. Would recommend the guest house.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Room Tip: Book in advance for your meals in the town as it gets very busy.
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corco70 wrote a review Aug 2023
Coventry, United Kingdom51 contributions42 helpful votes
This is one of the nicest hotels I have ever stayed in, it really is a credit to the couple (Stephanie and Andrew) who run it. Everything is immaculate, the rooms, the common areas and breakfast room are all spotlessly clean and lovingly cared for. The breakfasts are exceptional, beautifully cooked to order and a good selection of options with all the ingredients being of a very good quality. Every day the rooms are cleaned to a very good standard. The location of the hotel is really good, opposite the river and not far from the town centre. We were lucky enough to get free parking in the car park just opposite the hotel, although I understand this is subject to availability. Would not hesitate to go back, both me and my partner had a wonderful time and the hosts are very friendly and helpful.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Alex W wrote a review Jul 2023
34 contributions15 helpful votes
This is the most wonderful B&B we’ve stayed at for many years. So friendly and helpful with lots of lovely little touches that make us feel welcome. The owners are a fount of local knowledge. The room is comfortable with a great view of the estuary and very close to the town centre and the bus and train supports. The full English breakfast is tasty and their toast is especially nice.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: They have free parking which is very handy as parking is otherwise at a premium in Looe (can be...
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Jessica T wrote a review Jul 2023
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What a beautiful guest house. The room was beautiful, the comfiest bed ever! The breakfasts were delicious, very warm and welcoming. The couple who run it are so friendly! Definitely going there again!.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Jackie0262 wrote a review Jul 2023
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom65 contributions53 helpful votes
Excellent hotel in a great location. Fridge in the room - tea & coffee making facilities, fresh milk provided daily. Free parking (permit provided). Lovely comfortable bed. Towels changed on request. Lots of little touches in the room. Lovely breakfast, cooked to order ( thanks - we really enjoyed them) . Andrew & Stephanie are friendly, helpful, knowledgeable hosts. We recommend this hotel - great place to stay.
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Parking is spot on. The entrance up to the hotel is steep.
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LINDA W wrote a review Jun 2023
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The hotel is within a short walk of shops, restaurants and the beach. The room was spotless and the amenities provided were all that you could need. The breakfasts were first class and any requests catered for. The hosts Stephanie and Andrew were efficient, kind and fun. Would definitely stay there again.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Room Tip: A bit of a climb( ramp and steps) up to the reception, but you soon get used to it.
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Gill P wrote a review Jun 2023
Bristol, United Kingdom11 contributions3 helpful votes
Stephanie and Andrew are so welcoming and made us feel like friends rather than customers. A lovely cup of tea on our arrival whilst Andrew took our luggage up to our room. The location is perfect, right by the bridge and a car park opposite (with a permit parking badge from the Guest House). Very comfy bed and lovely selection for Breakfast. It was very hot, so a lovely electric fan was made available to help cool the room. Will definitely stay here again, if we return to Looe. Very slight down side is that there a lot of steps - but that is Looe!!
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Andy E wrote a review Jun 2023
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We recently travelled to Cornwall on a weeks whistle stop tour starting in Looe, staying at Mousehole and ending in Padstow, before travelling back to Swansea. We thought we would wait until we got home before writing a review so a fair comparison could be made of the places we stayed. The Dolphin in Looe was the least expensive booking but it leaves the others behind. From the moment we arrived it oozes welcome, Stephanie and Andrew in our opinion are the perfect hosts, there is nothing that is too much trouble. All the rooms we saw have boutique styling with lots of little touches that make the difference. The outlook over the Estuary/River from the front sun lounge is fantastic wether your enjoying a pot of tea in the morning or a drink in the evening it’s a great place to relax. The decoration throughout is immaculate and tasteful. The bars and restaurants are just a very short walk away but the Hotel is located such that you are away from the hustle and bustle. Breakfast is an occasion with the choice of a traditional Cornish delight , fresh fish and eggs and lots more. All the ingredients are first class and prepared and presented with care. The little touches of styling are evident throughout the Hotel and Stephanie and Andrew deserve recognition for the great little place this is . If your travelling to a Looe the Dolphin has to be top of your list.
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Nicole wrote a review Jun 2023
Exmouth, United Kingdom3 contributions
Andrew and Stephanie for amazing ,very accommodating, catered to our every need, we loved chatting and spending time with them both and can't wait to come back in June next year , it will be amazing ,thank you Stephanie and Andrew it was an amazing experience and you are amazing couple 🥰🥰
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Frequently Asked Questions about Dolphin House
Which popular attractions are close to Dolphin House?
Nearby attractions include Looe to Polperro walk (0.2 miles), Old Guildhall Museum & Gaol (0.3 miles), and Pengelly's fishmongers (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Dolphin House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Dolphin House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Dolphin House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Dolphin House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Daisy's Cafe Looe, Fifty, and The Fish Market.
Is Dolphin House located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.05 miles away from the centre of Looe.
Are there any historical sites close to Dolphin House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Old Guildhall Museum & Gaol (0.3 miles), Looe Harbour Heritage Centre & Coffee Shop (0.3 miles), and Talland Church (2.1 miles).
Does Dolphin House have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.