Dolphin Inn is an early 1800 Victorian Building, situated in the beautiful Norfolk Square. It is clean, safe and friendly.Dolphin Inn is in an ideal position to explore London; just a 2 min walk from Paddington Station, in central London.
Dolphin Inn is an early 1800 Victorian Building, situated in the beautiful Norfolk Square. It is clean, safe and friendly.Dolphin Inn is in an ideal position to explore London; just a 2 min walk from Paddington Station, in central London. It is closely situated to most tourist attractions and very well served by public transport:Oxford Street - 5 min bus ride; Hyde Park; Marble Arch; Trafalgar Square ; Piccadilly ; Camden town ; Portobello market; Notting hill.Dorms and private rooms have a fridge, closet for clothes and basin. There is a communal kitchen and dining area + a satellite TV Lounge. There are plenty of bathrooms in the hostel and Laundry Facilities. Dolphin Inn also caters for working holiday travelers. Check out our great weekly specials!No curfew, 20 key deposit for the keys to the entrance door and room - refundable on check-out. Please note reception hours Mon-Fri 9am-11pm.Weekends 9am-11pm. If you are arriving outside reception hours, please let us know.Have a nice day!
During the second World war it was damaged and later re-built and used as a guest house / hostel. Situated as part of a terrace of houses in a beautiful garden square and run as a small and friendly hostel with only 14 rooms.Contact Telephone Number: +44 (0) 207 262 4406
44 Norfolk Square
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We thought we had booked rooms in the Hotel rather than the hostel (our error) so were a bit disappointed when we got there. We decided to enquire about paying to upgrade and this is where my problem lies. The guy on reception said there were no rooms in the hotel but we could 'upgrade' in the hostel from our 2 double rooms with shared bathroom to a 5 bed dorm room with ensuite but it would cost an extra £45 per night. We didn't feel that the private bathroom made up for us all being in 1 room together in bunk beds so we decided to stay put and make the most of things, I also felt that the guy was trying it on a bit and I was right. On our last day I noticed in the hallway a price list which clearly stated that a 4 bed dorm was £20ppn and a 6 bed dorm was £18ppn, so a 5 bed dorm should have been no more than £100 per night, which is what we had paid, so why were they going to charge us £145 per night? Not sure where the extra £45 per night would have gone had we opted for the 'upgrade'
On a general note, the rooms are small but had a mini fridge and a sink, our room also had a tv (limited channels and poor reception), our other room didn't. There is a good lounge and kitchen for general use and although the bedding etc is clean the building itself is just grubby, everywhere looked like it needed a good wipe, carpet on stairs is threadbare, all the banisters and below radiators and tops of doorways etc are thick with grime.
In short if you really need somewhere to stay for a night or two and don't mind sharing a bathroom then this is ok but don't trust the guy on reception when it comes to prices! Personally I will never go back there as I think for the price you can find something much cleaner and better.
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