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3.5 out of 5

"Couldn't have picked a better location. Very nice staff, lovely food. " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 10 Apr 2017

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Hotel Description

The Dolphin SA1 Hotel's great location gets high marks from our customers. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Swansea Market. You'll find features such as free WiFi in public areas, plus a bar and breakfast (surcharge). This 3-star hotel has 45 rooms. All rooms offer free WiFi and LCD TVs.

  • All rooms offer LCD TVs, free toiletries and desks
  • Free WiFi
  • Enjoy drinks at the bar/lounge
  • Continental breakfast served daily for a fee
  • Services include dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services and luggage storage
  • Guests have great things to say about the location and the bathrooms
  • Just a 3-minute drive from Swansea Beach and 8 minutes from Singleton Park

Twin Room

Bed Count 2 Single Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
£38* Per night/room 13 Jul - 14 Jul

Triple Room, Multiple Beds

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Family Room

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Double Room

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Superior Double Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Single Room

Bed Count 1 Single Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

The Dolphin SA1 Hotel ratings based on 2 verified reviews

Review Summary
3.5 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Dolphin SA1 Hotel

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5 out of 5

Nice hotel right in the city centre

Couldn't have picked a better location. Very nice staff, lovely food.

Posted by , from Aberystwyth on 10 Apr 2017

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2 out of 5

Okay hotel - not exactly a boutique

I wouldn't say that The Dolphin is a bad hotel. The room was clean, the bed was comfortable, and the location was ideal for doing business in Swansea. However, there are several things that aren't great about it. Firstly, the room itself was very small, and the décor throughout the hotel looked tired. This is no great problem, but for the price I paid for the overnight stay, not really a good indicator of value for money. Also, the hotel markets itself as boutique, when it's nothing of the sort. It's just another generic hotel. I wouldn't go as far as to say that the staff were rude, but most of them didn't seem to be particularly helpful. Again, not a big deal, but when you consider the quality of service you get at most hotels these days, you'd expect more. As someone who travels a lot for work, and stays in a lot of hotels, I'd say that The Dolphin is a bit overpriced, looks outdated, and needs to do more to make sure that staff are more welcoming. There are no major flaws with it, but travellers can likely find a better deal at another hotel.

Posted by on 21 Feb 2017

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About the The Dolphin SA1 Hotel

Location Whitehalls, Swansea, Wales SA1 3AB

Property Features

There's a snack bar/deli on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi is free in public spaces. The Dolphin SA1 Hotel also features coffee/tea in common area, concierge services, and dry cleaning/laundry services. This 3-star Swansea hotel is smoke free.

  • 45 guestrooms or units
  • Bar or lounge
  • Deli
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Concierge
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Free cots/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Transport

  • Airport: Cardiff (CWL-Cardiff Intl.) (66.9 km / 41.5 mi)
  • Train station: Swansea Station (0.8 km / 0.5 mi)

Room Amenities

The Dolphin SA1 Hotel offers 45 forms of accommodation with free toiletries. LCD televisions come with digital channels. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and hairdryers can be requested.

  • LCD television
  • Digital channels
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cots (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer available
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Desk
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a continental breakfast daily from 7 AM to 9:30 AM.

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! One child stays free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cots (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. No on-site parking is available. Safety features at this property include a smoke detector. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property.Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; an acrylic shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.Contactless check-out is available.Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast.Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 72 hours between bookings.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. No on-site parking is available. For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector in all accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property.Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; an acrylic shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.Contactless check-out is available.Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast.Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 72 hours between bookings.

  • One child stays free
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Protective clothing is not available for guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are available
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Gap period enforced between guests' stays 72 hours

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: GBP 100.00 per night

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for continental breakfast: GBP 5.75 for adults and GBP 3.50 for children (approximately)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Dolphin SA1 Hotel Swansea
  • Dolphin SA1 Hotel
  • Dolphin SA1 Swansea
  • Dolphin SA1
  • The Dolphin SA1 Hotel Hotel
  • The Dolphin SA1 Hotel Swansea
  • The Dolphin SA1 Hotel Hotel Swansea

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
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