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.
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.
Bedroom Numbers: 148
Check-in: 15.00 (3 pm)
Check-out: 11.00 am
Parking:Private parking is available on site and costs £35 per day.
Internet:WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 82% by past guests. The London average is 80% and the average for 4 star hotels is 82%. Therefore this hotel is equal to the average for its sector (star rating) .
Milesfaster ranking: 404th from 866 London hotels, and 177th of 329 four star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: A similar type of hotel (size, rating) nearby (0.1 miles, 0.2 km) would be the 4 star Fraser Suites Queens Gate, with rates that start from about £198 and which has an 82% guest satisfaction rating.Looking for lower base rates? Then another option might be the Gainsborough Hotel. 0.0 miles from here (0.1 km), achieving a rating of 60% by its past clients where rates start from approximately £69.
Howabout selecting an alternative hotel by its higher guest rating? In that case the 5 Star Ampersand Hotel may be one too look at. The Ampersand Hotel is only 0.1 miles (0.2 km) away. A highly rated hotel with a guest score of 90%.
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, Staybridge Suites Vauxhall and Nadler Victoria (all three rated 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, 76%) 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 29th (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 29th of 49 for pure value for money (The Hari London was top).
comment: Re-opened in 2007 after change of ownership, refurbishment and name change.
Formerly The Dolphin Square (2006)