Hotel in Detail:The Dolphin House Apartments are set in 3 1/2 acres of glorious landscaped private gardens and within a residential area. The apartments occupy part of the much larger Dolphin Square residences which occupies a complete square within Pimlico. The building was constructed in 1935. Thanks to its close proximity to the Houses of Parliament many MP's (members of parliament) over the years have chosen to have apartments within Dolphin Square.
The apartments are all contemporary in style and decor and have a King size bed or twin beds with duck and goose down duvets and pillows. Furnishings have been created by interior designers Fox Linton and all are en-suite. Each apartment has a dining table with chairs along with a writing desk and a separate lounge area. They come with a fully fitted kitchen (utensils, microwave, fridge, toaster, washing machine, cooker), Hairdryer, Electronic safe, Iron and ironing board, cable flat screen TV with on demand movies and PC facilities, WiFi internet access, direct dial telephone with voicemail. The bathrooms have Frette towels. Organic Welcome Hamper on arrival.
A daily maid service is provided. You can request extra linen and towel changes for an extra charge.
On the ground floor is the Dolphin Bar & Grill which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner along with a range of drinks that includes wines, draught beers, coffee and teas. Many items use organic and fair-trade ingredients.
Additionally there is a club lounge and champagne and cocktail bar where you can relax in leather arm chairs. The area has baked oak floors and a real fire creating a chic and sophisticated feel.
There is a front desk that is staffed 24 hours. Laundry and dry cleaning services available. Breakfast buffet served daily (charge).
The building also has its own shops, the Dolphin Shopping Arcade, which means residents can stock up with essentials and groceries without venturing out into the surrounding neighbourhood. The arcade even has a hairdresser, chemist and cash machines.
Excellent leisure facilities at the Dolphin Sports & Fitness Club which is a health & fitness spa that includes an 18 metre indoor pool, large gym, steam room, sauna, squash courts, tennis court and specially designed therapeutic and beauty treatment rooms. Persona trainers on hand. There is also an independent Health Clinic providing osteopathy.
Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube Station: Pimlico 0.2 miles (0.3 km), Railway Station: Vauxhall 0.6 miles (1 km), DLR Station: Tower Gateway 3.2 miles (5.1 km), Motorway: M4 Junction 1 6.1 miles (9.8 km).
The Dolphin House London is centrally located close to the Banks of the River Thames in a relatively quiet square and is very well situated for experiencing all of London's attractions. Actually in Pimlico but bordering both Victoria and Westminster. Shops can be found nearby at Lupus Street and Vauxhall Bridge Road while top class and world famous shopping can be found a little further at Kings Road, Chelsea. Nearest attractions include Westminster Cathedral, Houses of Parliament, London Eye (Millennium Wheel), Buckingham Palace, Tate Gallery and Westminster Abbey.
Bedroom Numbers: 148
Check-in: 15.00 (3 pm)
Check-out: 11.00 am
This hotel has averaged a score of 4.1 out of 5 by 2747 past guests
>>>Booking.com (average customer rating 4.2 out of 5 from 1265 reviews)
>>>Tripadvisor (ranked 431 of 1140 for Hotels in London and rated 4 out of 5 from 1482 reviews)
Parking:Private parking is possible on site (reservation is needed) and costs £35 per day.
Internet:WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.
Pets:Pets are not allowed.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 82% by past guests. The London average is 79% and the average for 4 star hotels is 80%. Therefore this hotel is above average for its sector (star rating) and for London as a whole.
Milesfaster ranking: 396th from 865 London hotels, and 175th of 333 four star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: A similar type of hotel (size, rating) nearby (0.5 miles, 0.9 km) would be the 4 star Park Plaza Victoria Hotel, with rates that start from about £179 and which has an 84% guest satisfaction rating.
If your mainly looking at apartments maybe have a look at the Park Plaza County Hall. The apartments are 1.3 miles (2.1 km) from here (straight line distance) with rates from £169 where guests have given it a rating of 88% and has: free WiFi.Looking for lower base rates? Then another option might be the The Belgrave Hotel. 0.2 miles away (0.3 km), has scored 89% from former guests and whose lowest rates start at about £161.
Why not choose a hotel with a higher customer satisfaction score? If that is what your after then the 4 Star Artist Residence London is potentially a good choice for you. The Artist Residence London is only 0.4 miles (0.7 km) away. The Artist Residence London has an extremely high guest rating of 97%, one of the best rated London hotels.
Local hotels analysed:The fifty hotels that are closest to this location (Chichester Street, SW1 postcode) which we list extend for a 1.1 miles (1.8 km) radius. Consisting of 12 five star hotels (average rating 92%), 18 four star hotels (average rating 86%), 17 three star hotels (average rating 76%) and 3 two star hotels (average rating 69%). Top 4 star hotels are Artist Residence London and The Resident Victoria (both 97%). Of the 50 local hotels top rated is 41 Hotel (5 star) at 100%.
Base Rates: We show you the average starting rates (base rates) in the area and break it down by star rating. Trouble with this is that base rates do not include special offers and limited low rate deals. However they remain a useful guide to general rates. The average base rate when considering all hotels in the surrounding area is £159 per night. Starting from £49 at Victoria Inn Hotel (3 Star, 75%) with top rates of £500 at St James Court, A Taj Hotel (4 Star, 89%) and the 51 Buckingham Gate Taj Suites (5 Star, 99%). Rate averages listed by star level: Five Star average: £275, Four Star average: £160, Three Star average: £91 and Two Star average: £73.
We rank hotels based on their guest rating but balanced for their influencing factors. We have ranked Dolphin House Serviced Apartments 28th (joint) of 50 nearby hotels and 13th for the 18 four star hotels in the area. Our ranking for sheer lowest base rates is 35th of 50 (13th of 18 four star hotels.). We calculate an overall ranking combining the rates and rating scores. This hotel ranks 30th of 43 for pure value for money (Victoria Inn Hotel was top).
comment: Re-opened in 2007 after change of ownership, refurbishment and name change.
Formerly The Dolphin Square (2006)