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Dolphin Run Condominium
northern neck
1 review
“Great!!!!”
Reviewed 30 January 2009

We have a great time at Va. Beach staying at The Dolphin Run Condos. The unit was so clearn,very nice furniture and a great view and we have been going to the same unit for over 6 years unit 200 it is so neat we do not need anything just walk up flight of stairs and you are there or you can take the elevator. Thanks for a great time.

  • Liked — clean
  • Disliked — Do not come in and make beds and change sheets
  • Stayed June 2008, travelled with family
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New Jersey
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2007

I just returned from a weeks stay at Dolphin Run. We had an AWESOME time. We are a family of 5 (2 adults and three teens ages 18, 16 and 12) It's right on the boardwalk so you are close to everything, but it's down towards the end of the boardwalk so it's a little more secluded too. The beach wasn't too crowded, we got into our room an hour early, we were able to walk to so many things, we could see the kids on the beach from our balcony and we had a GREAT TIME!

Our condo was a bit smaller than one we had rented in N Carolina, and I would have preferred the laundry facilities IN our unit but other than that.....our stay was wonderful.

A great family vacation spot and we plan to return in the future!

  • Liked — Lots of things to do in the area, awesome beach, great view from room, pool and hot tub on site,
  • Disliked — I would have like laundry facilities in our unit.
  • Stayed August 2007, travelled with family
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3 Thank JCKKB374
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New Hampshire
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2007

I found the Dolphin Run condos on the internet and booked a week in July. Everything was as advertised, and more! The ocean view from all rooms is spectacular, especially the sunrises! I had a hard time closing the windows; enjoyed the sounds of the surf, the views of the dolphins, the surfers. Being on the southern end of the boardwalk was a plus; quiet but within walking distance of the central boardwalk. It was nice to head to the beach whenever we wanted. I especially appreciated getting up each day for a 5 mile run on the 2.5 mile boardwalk) and the rest of the family enjoyed the walks.

The rooms were clean; plenty of quality furniture, kitchen small, but adequate, beds comfy, and we all slept great! A bonus - we had Wi-Fi! (although we were told only in the lobby or top floor; my understanding is all units don't have routers yet).

The staff was friendly, and all was as expected. A very restful, enjoyable vacation.

Stayed July 2007
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3 Thank DJW_NH
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Beachwood, nj
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 July 2007

We arrived at 4pm on Sat. and needed to wait an hour and fifteen minutes until our room was ready. Very inconvenient considering we traveled from NJ. with an 81 year old grandmom with us! We waited 10 more minutes to get an elevator to travel up to the 11th floor. (did I mention that there are only 2 elevators in the building to cover 14 floors, and hundreds of guests?) Oh yes, and you guessed it, we got stuck in the elevator with grandma. Again, there were too many inconveniences. I really believed that we would have our own washer and dryer in our condo, but there were washers and dryers on every floor, but of course, our dryer on the 11th floor did not work, we were traveling from floor to floor with wet laundry. Clean linens were stained, rugs were stained, and it just wasn't worth all that money.

  • Liked — the view of the ocean
  • Disliked — the management, cleanliness, and accommodations
  • Stayed July 2007, travelled with family
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1 Thank beachygirl_7
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Toronto Canada
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2007

Well, I'm not sure what the complainers experienced, but this place is exactly what the unit owner described. It's a condo building with "apartment" style units that include full kitchens and dining areas, Every unit faces the beach and the unit we're in and all public areas and nicely maintained.

You do get to make your own bed, but linens and towels etc are all provided.

Think of it as staying at a friend's beach house and you'll love the place as much as we do.

  • Liked — location and a lot of space in the unit
  • Disliked — no high speed internet yet
  • Stayed May 2007, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank DianneandJim
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Annapolis MD
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2006

We have been going to Virginia Beach for 15 years. This was the worst vacation we have ever had there! We made the reservations in July for a vacation in August. The people in charge of reservations at the Condominiums are dishonest. First they failed to mention that there is a $90 early cancelation fee. We called back the same day to cancel it (because at the end of the transaction, they told us if we didn't want to "deep clean" the room we would have to pay an extra $100) and they then told us about the fee, so we didn't cancel. They also didn't tell us about the East Coast Surfing Competition taking place the week of our vacation. It was set up right in front of the condo. Our ocean view turned into a view of porta-potties on the beach. They had a loud band that blocked out the sound of the ocean, another reason we rented an ocean-front room. We also had to walk 2 blocks down the street to go in the ocean, which was closed off unless you where in the surfing competition. When we complained to the manager at the condo he said that it wasn't his fault about the competition, claiming that in July he didn't know the dates of it and that he didn't know why we were staying there. He said some people actually stayed for the competition; but then again, if he didn't know when it was, how could he inform them of the dates to rent? I do not recommend staying at the Dolphin Run. It was overall a very bad and expensive experience.

  • Stayed August 2006
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9 Thank donutmiles
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allentown pa
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2006

Please be forewarned before renting from this place. We rented a 2BR condo which we thought was $1400 a week landed up being over $1929 dollars! (including a $300 security deposit!)
We tried to cancel our reservations due to illness but we were told we will lose our entire deposit of $840! They will not give you a refund unless the property is re rented for that same week and same kind of condo.
I can understand adding a small fee but to lose that amount of money is heartbreaking.
We wish this was more clear in the contract because we would have never agreed to it. Unfortunately, illness can happen which can cause you to cancel a vacation. We hope we have saved someone from making the same very costly mistake we did. Now we have lost over $800, it just isn't fair.

  • Stayed June 2006
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15 Thank tj98
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Property: Dolphin Run Condominium
Address: 303 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-3679
Region: United States > Virginia > Virginia Beach
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Ranked #6 of 15 Speciality Lodging in Virginia Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Number of rooms: 70
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