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Harrow, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 19 August 2010

I stayed here with a group of friends for a stag do. We wanted a cheap b&b in a seaside location and the Happy Dolphin fit the bill. Having read some of the reviews on here I feared the worse. Happily we all had a very pleasant stay. The Landlady was perfectly accomodating and took the time to offer some... More 

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 30 June 2010

The weather was fantastic, the room clean and fresh. Can't say I didn't enjoy my stay. Not bad at all

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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2010

1) Nasty, tatty building. 2) Very poor standard of cleanliness in shower and toilet. 3) Dusty run-down rooms, every mattress and pillow sheathed in plastic (dare anyone to look under the plastic covers then sleep soundly) 4) Horrible decor and junk shop quality, mis-matched furniture. 5) Naff, dolphin-themed pictures and ornaments everywhere you look. 6) Grim, cheap, fatty cooked breakfast,... More 

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London
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2010

We stayed at the happy dolphin hotel in Margate and we are never going again.The breakfast looked awful.And the plastic sheets got on our nerves. SAY NO MORE!!!!!!!!

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3 Thank MaragteLovers
crawley
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2009

I booked this guest house primarily because, as a smoker, I was pleased to find accommodation that allowed me to indulge my disgusting habit within my room. On arrival at The Happy Dolphin, my good mood was dispelled immediately. The exterior of the building seemed to be held together with cable ties, Araldite and Duct Tape. The interior was something... More 

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8 Thank pamuela
hull
1 review
Reviewed 5 August 2009

myself my partner and some friends booked into the happy dolphin for a weekend in august and i have to say we found the whole experience fantastic from start to finish. The rooms were well equipped to meet all your needs and the landlady was absolutely lovely and very accomodating and helpful I would definately stay at this guesthouse again... More 

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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2009

I urge you very strongly not to stay at this place. It was like a prsion and the breakfast almost made me kill myself. The place is crammed with furnitre and riddled with dust. The pillows, mattress and anything else you think off has a plastic cover. Do not go!

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5 Thank CreditCruncher
London
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2008

This B&B is really awful - as is the whole of Margate. My boyfriend and I went for a weekend away and had a 'suite' with a sea view with so much furniture stuffed into it, you could barely walk around the room. The fridge absolutely stank and there was filthy dust on top of the fridge, which made me... More 

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7 Thank Unhappy333
East Peckham
1 review
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Reviewed 25 March 2008

Third time I have stayed at this b+b, and like the previous visits have found it to be very pleasant and relaxing. As for the owner I found her to be very kind and helpful. Would recommend.

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1 Thank dwj1982
Kent, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2008

My partner and I stayed at the Happy Dolphin for a weekend in late February. I found the place pleasant and the landlady accommodating and helpful. The location is great, near to the train station and a few mins walk to the beach (which is lovely). Would recommend.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Smoking rooms available
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room

Additional Information about The Happy Dolphin

Address: 11 Buenos Ayres, Margate CT9 5AE, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Isle of Thanet > Margate
Number of rooms: 8
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“Family room for upto severn on the first floor with a sea view.Also well equipped for a Family.”
 of 5 bubbles 172lynna, 16 Aug 2014 | Read review
“right on the beach and 2 min walk from town”
 of 5 bubbles c1963caroline, 30 Jul 2012 | Read review
“I stayed in room 1 at the top of the building.”
 of 5 bubbles romalind, 15 Mar 2012 | Read review
“Book early and discuss requirements with Susan.”
 of 5 bubbles graygall, 23 Jun 2011 | Read review
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