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The Dolphin Tavern

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have just returned from a 2 night stay at The Dolphin and did not want to leave.We stayed in room 2 It far exceeded our expectations.It was equipped to a standard that would put some hotels to shame.it was spotlessly clean (as is the whole pub,a special mention to Audrey who is responsible for the shining surfaces everywhere) Everything was...

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Brisbane
Reviewed 1 week ago

The other positive reviews say it all: our room was huge and despite the location on a main road, traffic noise was not a problem. Super-clean and luxurious touches in bedding, toweks and toiletries. Excellent food: fish locally sourced and delicious. An authentic pub which is very welcoming to non-locals: would highly recommend a stay here. Penzance has much to...

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Farnham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Chanced on this place on a Sunday evening when many other establishments were closed. Cosy atmosphere, excellent service and good food meant that we were thoroughly satisfied with our evening meal. Portion sizes of the main course (we both chose fish) were not huge, which suited us. The sticky toffee pudding with caramel sauce and clotted cream was big enough...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My mother are I ate at The Dolphin - the food was lovely and the waitress and bar staff very attentive. Our total bill was very reasonable and hugely good value for money. We will be back for sure. I hope next time when I visit I will be able to stay the evening.

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Reviewed 10 February 2017

We have stayed in this tavern twice now, and it has always been really good. The food is amazing, the staff are so friendly and helpful. It is so convenient for the town, the railway station and the bus station, and also if you want the Isles of Scilly ferry. The beach is just around the corner. An excellent place...

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torquay
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Just spent a three day break here . Fully endorse others comments about the Dolphin. Staff are all so welcoming and genuine , the food is amazing (mushroom sizzler yummy). We had room no 1 which was large and comfortable and warm with a bath in the good sized bathroom . It overlooked the sea. Will certainly return here when...

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cornwall
Reviewed 5 February 2017

My wife and I returned to the Dolphin for a meal after trying a couple of times previously. Our previous visits were not the best experiences with regards to the food but I'm happy to say this occasion was far better. We both had a main course only and stayed for a few drinks afterwards. The food was very good...

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1Thank kernewek31
Swanley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Well all i can say is this place is superb, we came to Penzance on the over night sleeper from Paddington. We arrived at the Dolphin about 8.30am, just to drop our bags off (My Wife had called in advance if this was ok). We was greeted by Richard with open arms asked if we wanted a coffee and breakfast...

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1Thank andrewdelaforce
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 November 2016

I stayed with a friend for three nights in Penzance and we ate here every night as the service and the food was so good. The staff are obviously well trained and took our order within minutes of arrival. Despite being busy we were served very promptly. the food was excellent too. Highly recommended!!

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Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Delicious morning and evening meal menu-best full English breakfast n cooked to order egg on toast ever!! A comfortable room with excellent shower room, plus a stunning view of Mount's Bay. Complete with faultless customer service. A must for those who love the cornish coast and a friendly, relaxed atmosphere and close public transport links. Thanks for making our honeymoon...

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Breakfast included

Additional Information about The Dolphin Tavern

Address: Quay Street, Penzance TR18 4BD, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Penzance
Price Range: ₹ 4,970 - ₹ 8,044 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Dolphin Tavern 3*
Number of rooms: 2
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“All 3 rooms have views of the coast”
 of 5 bubbles 247dianem247, 10 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We didn't stay in the hotel but the rooms at the front would be the best ones with fantastic views over the harbour & Mount's bay”
 of 5 bubbles juliejarvis14, 10 Aug 2016 | Read review
“to all who go try and get a room overlooking the harbour it somthing and we definetley advise.”
 of 5 bubbles alanhowitt, 4 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Don't take room 1 if you have a baby!”
 of 5 bubbles guyt604, 24 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room overlooking the harbour”
 of 5 bubbles Brendon_11, 19 Dec 2015 | Read review
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