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The Dolphin Hotel
Ranked #89 of 152 Whitby B&B and Inns
Bingley, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Great beer, great music, great evening(s)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2013

This is my new fave place for a beer in Whitby. The beer is kept exceptionally well, the staff friendly and the music (especially impromptu evenings) brilliant.
There was no food available whilst we were here, due to the flood.
Come here if you like a good real ale and a bit of folk music.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Durham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2013

When we first arrived we were greeted with a smile and made at ease from the start. We had booked a room at the rear of the property which we didn't know. We were allowed to have an upgrade no problem. The meals were very good and reasonably priced too. The breakfast sets you up for the day. When we visit Whitby again in the future we will be booking in again. Thank you for a great stay.

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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Andrew J
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shipley
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2013

Went in to this establishment on the Goth weekend, place was very busy. Shame landlord and landlady were sat on stairs a bit tipsy. Landlord shut bar at eleven pm! Even though there were plenty customers in! Thought they would have relished the business on a Saturday night.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank angi378
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Windsor, Berkshire
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170 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2013

We first stayed at The Dolphin in 2010 when it was very run down. It now has new owners and they have completely turned it round. Whereas the bar was very scruffy it is now a pleasant place to sit and watch the world go by. They have also opened one room as a restaurant, with a lovely view of the river Esk. Our room (1) was HUGE, it had a wonderful view over the river Esk and the swing bridge. It had a table and chairs in the window and we took full advantage of this. The bed was large and comfortable with side tables and bedside lights. The room was very spacious with a large wardrobe. The bathroom was very large with lots of shelf space for toiletries, always very important.

The landlord and landlady were very friendly. Breakfast was served in the restaurant, so we could look at the view. There was a good selection of cereals and a large bowl of fruit, also yogurt and fruit juice. Followed by a large cooked breakfast, which was very good.

The Dolphin has a wonderful location right in the centre of Whitby. Would recommend highly.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Portley11
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Level Contributor
21 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2013 via mobile

I never like starting reviews of other pubs with the words 'As a pub manager...' and this is my 1st and probably last trip advisor review but the Landlord of the Dolphin crossed so many lines during my short visit last friday night that i will brand him as an embarrasment to my proffesion. I was in a group of around 20 people of varying ages out the night before my wedding.(I mean grandparents, aunties/ uncles not young roudy lads) No one was loud, no one was swearing or anything like that, all were very respectfully talking at the volume you would expect in a busy pub. To our right was a tv showing football. On our left was a group of accoustic musicians. England scored and maybe 10 people cheered, of which maybe 2 were in my group. Mr grumpy pants marched over and yells at the whole party 'will you lot shut up, people are trying to play music over here'. A little bit of advice for him. 1. Get a shave, you look dirty and your breath smells 2. Do not put unplugged acts on during busy nights 3. Do not show football if you dont want folk cheering. Simple. anyway, being the head of the group if you like, i figured i could maybe calm his attitude towards us and explained that we meant no disrespect. I was the grabbed by my coller and told if i didnt leave he would 'knock me out'!!! what a loon! He must be 80 years old and he's picking fights with a 31 year old man in a big group. The guys gonna get seriously thumped one day... fortunately for him we are of good nature and left quietly. Unfortunately for his business he lost a stack of cash that night that his competition gained. I am not suprised to see a bunch of similar reviews on here as the doormen in another pub took great joy in telling me similar stories of crazed behavour. On a possitive note, the rest of the staff were great as was the other pub.

Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2013

the staff were very helpful and the landlady very friendly. perfect position by the harbour, not noisy even though it was regatta weekend. breakfast very nice but it was a shame that we could not have an evening meal there as they shut the kitchen because it was quiet!!!
whitby is brilliant but you do struggle to find somewhere to eat on an evening unless its before 8pm. the indian in the station is absolutely fantastic. would definitely stop there again.

Room Tip: if you like to have a bath the room to go for is room 6. room 2 is small shower cubicle.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank redged55
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2013

We have just spent a lovely weekend in Whitby made even better by choosing the Dolphin as our hotel. From the moment we arrived we were treated like 'special guests', nothing was too much trouble for any of the staff, especially Liz, the lovely landlady, even though she was busy would spend time chatting and showed genuine interest in myself and my husband. Liz was more than happy to recommend different places to eat and even suggested that if the weather turned we could buy a bottle of wine from bargain booze and sit and watch the world go by from our room!A++++ Liz! For those who do not know, The Dolphin is situated in the centre of the old town so ideally placed for all the many delights on offer. The view from our room (room 6) was perfect, the harbour, bridge and town towards the railway station, waking up to that was a complete joy (we were also blessed with lovely weather at no extra charge!) The room was superb and made all the better for having a bath as well as a shower, perfect for a luxurious soak after a long walk. The food was delicious and great value for money (we ate lunch on arrival but have eaten in the Dolphin on many occasions) The breakfast was faultless, I personally chose the lighter options of poached egg on toast and then salmon and scrambled egg on the following day, both were excellent. My husband opted for the Whole Hog! What a display of breakfast wares!! He was a very happy man! Suffice to say the breakfast set us up for the entire day. Perfect weekend! Will be booking for our anniversary in February when I finish writing this review! ;-D

Room Tip: Room 6 was very quiet and also had a bath as well as a shower, not sure if other rooms do have a bat...
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank jacqui b
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Additional Information about The Dolphin Hotel

Property: The Dolphin Hotel
Address: Bridge Street, Whitby YO22 4BG, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Scarborough District > Whitby
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #89 of 152 B&Bs / Inns in Whitby
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Dolphin Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Real Ale and Craft Gin house, serving the best American style food in Whitby! Amazing hotel rooms available on the riverside next to the swing bridge of Whitby. ... more   less 
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