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Dolphin Hotel

32-34 Norfolk Square, London W2 1RS England
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#644 of 1,157 hotels in London
Dolphin Hotel occupies an attractive Victorian building, first built in the 1850's and is situated in a tree lined square around 100 yards away from Paddington main line and underground stations.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Breakfast available
Taxi service
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Breakfast buffet
Vending machine
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Wake-up service / alarm clock
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Greek and 2 more
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Angelo Calì wrote a review Feb 2020
Acireale, Italy15 contributions9 helpful votes
Absolutely a great hotel where to stay. Room is comfortable even though you will hear the underground sound until 1 but it’s alright! I recommend it to everyone! In the morning you will eat a continental breakfast.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
2 Helpful votes
yanina g wrote a review Jan 2020
15 contributions6 helpful votes
Un hotel ubicado en el barrio de Paddington muy bien conectado, cerca del metro; económico y con desayuno variado. La habitación era muy cálida y nos hospedamos cinco personas muy cómodamente. Sin duda volveríamos!! The hotel is located in Paddington and it’s near the underground station. It offers an affordable price and the breakfast has many options. Our room was warm and very comfortable for five people. Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
1 Helpful vote
Response from PaddingtonHotels, Manager at Dolphin Hotel
Responded 5 Jan 2020
Estimado invitado, Muchas gracias por compartir con nosotros su observación. Es todo un placer haberle satisfecho y estamos orgullosos de que su estancia haya sido fantástica! Esperamos volver a verle muy pronto, Dolphin Hotel
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JulieJ48 wrote a review Dec 2019
Exeter, United Kingdom116 contributions48 helpful votes
I had stayed at The Dolphin Hotel once before but it must have been two or three years ago so I was pleasantly surprised when the gentleman on Reception said he recognised me from a previous stay. My room was very clean and the bed comfortable. The television was well placed to lie on the bed to watch. The bathroom was clean and the shower worked well. The continental breakfast was varied and looked good but I do like a cooked breakfast when away so I paid the extra £3 (a bargain) for the full English which was tasty and well cooked. The kitchen staff were friendly and helpful. The location is perfect for anyone using Paddington station, just a few minutes walk away.
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Date of stay: December 2019
1 Helpful vote
Response from PaddingtonHotels, Manager at Dolphin Hotel
Responded 24 Dec 2019
Dear Julie, We are over the moon to read your amazing review! It was our great pleasure to welcome you again and we are happy to hear that you were satisfied by our service and that you enjoyed the convenience of our location. On behalf of the whole staff, we would like to thank you for your positive feedback and we hope to see you again soon. All the best, Dolphin Hotel
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Sudhakar Tad wrote a review Nov 2019
3 contributions1 helpful vote
Very well maintained and staff is very professional.Breakfast buffet has very good choice of indo continental varieties and good choice.Hotel is very eco friendly with lot of greenery.Gym and pool is good place to use.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled on business
1 Helpful vote
Response from PaddingtonHotels, Manager at Dolphin Hotel
Responded 21 Nov 2019
Dear Guest, We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the quality of our facilities, quality of breakfast and friendliness of staff. We would like to thank you for your positive feedback and we can't wait to welcome you again in our hotel. All the best, Dolphin Hotel
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Traveller300072 wrote a review Oct 2019
New Jersey64 contributions72 helpful votes
Let me start by saying my boyfriend loved the place. I was a little less enamored. The good: the room was super clean; the bed comfortable; the location fabulous.The (tiny) bathroom was remodeled with clean towels. But this hotel is really old, and the common rooms haven't been upgraded since the Great War. The breakfast is in a dungeon of a room and the food was beyond basic. Also, when checking in the clerk kept stating my room # out loud, which is not the best practice. No one else in the lobby should ever hear your room #! As for the sound of the underground, it did NOT bother us at all. I found it kind of soothing.
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Date of stay: October 2019
2 Helpful votes
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Frequently Asked Questions about Dolphin Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Dolphin Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Paddington Station (0.1 miles), Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain (0.2 miles), and Serpentine Boating Lake (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Dolphin Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and breakfast buffet.
What food & drink options are available at Dolphin Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Dolphin Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Victoria, Paddington, Mihbaj Cafe & Kitchen, and Paramount Lebanese Kitchen.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Dolphin Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, Italian, Greek, and Romanian.
Are there any historical sites close to Dolphin Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Churchill War Rooms (2.1 miles), Tower of London (4.2 miles), and Houses of Parliament (2.4 miles).