Dolphin Hotel Southampton
Dating from 1550 the dolphin has had many extensions and remodelling over the centuries and rather than being designed this way it’s sort of evolved into what it is today – an eclectic mix of old and new. This mix seems to work, where Rococo ceilings look down on a modern cocktail bar, where English oak panelling sits comfortably next to a stainless steel and glass bar inspired by the grille of a Bentley GT. Where Victorian cornice sleeps with flat screen TV and contemporary art and where Edwardian plumbing joins with Philippe Starck taps and Italian Glass sinks – it’s all a bit odd really. The hotel is a little bit tired but it’s clean and tidy. In no way could you mistake the hotel for a large corporate property, but then again there’s no way you could mistake our pricing for that of a large corporate property. The hotel has 65 rooms, a bistro style restaurant, a cocktail bar, a lounge bar (24hr), function rooms, a hairdressers, a beauty salon, a massage (not that sort!) therapy treatment suite, a limousine hire company, a car park, six ghosts, three seagulls, two wood pigeons and a parrot !! All in all the hotel has humour a humour which manifests itself in the sound of laughter a laughter which only comes from people who are at ease with their surroundings.
34-35 High Street Southampton Hampshire SO14 2HN
By Road - leave M27 at Junction 3 on to the M271 following the brown tourist signs to ‘WATERFRONT’ & ‘I.O.W. Ferry’ - when you get to the IOW (Isle of Wight) ferry turn left onto the high street - the hotel is up on the right. For The Car Park When you turn onto the high street, take the second turning on the right – Bernard Street and follow to the traffic lights at the end. Turn Left at these lights, and go past the Texaco Garage on your left. Take the next left sign posted Eastgate Street Parking. Follow the road along and bear left, the hotel car park is a hundred yards up on the right.
£5.00 per night
children under 12 go free