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Blue Dolphin Cottages

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Bolton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 November 2016

The location of this property is idyllic - the accommodation much less so! We had the 'deluxe' beachfront apartment which was bordering on shabby. It was dirty in places and the paintwork was chipped. There was no bedside table on one side and the other was virtually unusable as it was so tiny and if you did place anything tall...

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Georgia
Reviewed 7 September 2016

This is truly a gem of a find. The simple cottages are clean and in excellent repair. The path down to the beach is filled with tropical flora and fauna that is just beautiful. The beach is spectacular and the lounge chairs that you can just drag down to the beach are comfortable for us "big" guys. The continental breakfast...

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Jerry S, Owner at Blue Dolphin Cottages, responded to this review

Now this is what I'm talking about. Thanks.

Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

My fiance and I stayed here over labor day weekend and I can't say enough good things about Blue Dolphin! We stayed in the 1 bedroom apt. and it was the perfect size for us. The cottages are located far enough out on the island to feel secluded, yet close enough to explore all that Sanibel and Captiva had to...

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Jerry S, Owner at Blue Dolphin Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review. We are glad you enjoyed yourselves and our amentities. Hope to see you again.

NY
Reviewed 31 July 2016

Cute little cottages on an upper Gulf deserted beach. Continental breakfast outdoors in morning. Friendly, laid back staff. Umbrellas are free for use as are beach lounge chairs. Landscaping provides plenty of shade, but don't forget the bug repellent!

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Jerry S, Owner at Blue Dolphin Cottages, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed your stay, we hope to see you again.

Murfreesboro
Reviewed 29 July 2016

What a relaxing place to be! You're right on the beach, the rooms are comfortable, the staff excellent. Over the years they've maintained the place well. You're out a bit from the traffic of the rest of the island and the isolation is what draws us there.

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Jerry S, Owner at Blue Dolphin Cottages, responded to this review

We hope to see you for 20 more.

Reviewed 6 July 2016

My wife and I have stayed here twice over the past 10 years and it is a beach combers paradise. The lovely cottages are clean and well kept and the kitchen area well stocked. We love the lush tropical setting surrounding the cottages and beach access is just a short walk down the sandy pathway. If you want luxury this...

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Jerry S, Owner at Blue Dolphin Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review. You have said it all. Please come back and see us.

Richardson, Texas
Reviewed 15 May 2016

We have been to the Blue Dolphin several times and always enjoy the laid back atmosphere of a quiet beach get away. The location is not on the "happening" end of the island, but located in a quiet residential area, so it is not crowded and the staff welcomes you like an old friend (or a new friend). Beth took...

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Jerry S, Owner at Blue Dolphin Cottages, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed our property and amenities. We are looking forward to seeing you again. Location, location, location!

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 2 May 2016

The cottages are a few steps from a clean, beautiful, and very, very quiet beach. We set up our lounge chairs and umbrella in the morning and come and go all day. I can walk for miles on the beach and some days see more dolphins than people. Sanibel is a quiet place, but Blue Dolphin is tucked into a...

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Jerry S, Owner at Blue Dolphin Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review.We are glad you enjoyed our amenities and have pointed out our proximity to the beach. If we were any closer you would have fish in your shoes! See you next year.

Arlington or Cambridge
Reviewed 22 April 2016

A small private place with lots of palms & greenery. Coffee, fruit & pastry out in the morning to enjoy at outdoor tables, on your porch or in your room. Very clean and everything you need in the kitchen. Bikes available for riding on the protected wide bike paths that take you all over Sanibel. No one ever locks their...

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Jerry S, Owner at Blue Dolphin Cottages, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed your stay and made use of our amenities.

Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

Love Blue Dolphin. Great location, hospitable staff, great beach with lots of shells, few kids, very quiet. Very relaxing. But does have limits: no maid service at all, continental breakfast is marginal, limited number of units with direct beach view. You've got to do a lot yourself. Like renting a room not hotel. Swifer would be great to control sand...

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Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are glad you had an enjoyable time and hope to see you again.

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A truly refreshing vacation awaits you at the Blue Dolphin Cottages. We are a family owned, intimate and charming motel situated directly on a tranquil, white sandy beach on the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. The Blue Dolphin Cottages offers a selection of accommodations in its 10 units, either bright and airy efficiencies or spacious one bedroom suites, all with completely equipped kitchens, phones and cable television. Each unit has a comfortable sun deck surrounded by lush tropical landscaping. With our compliments, you will enjoy a delicious continental breakfast every morning. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Blue Dolphin Cottages

Address: 4227 W Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-5199
Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Price Range: €123 - €299 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
Also Known As:
Blue Dolphin Cottages Hotel Sanibel Island
Blue Dolphin Sanibel Island
Blue Dolphin Hotel Sanibel Island
Blue Dolphin Cottages Sanibel Island, Florida
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“They are all good.”
 of 5 bubbles invertpaleo, 24 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Units 6 and 7 have a picture window to the gulf.”
 of 5 bubbles 558pete29, 29 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Units 6 or 7 are the larger units with a separate bedroom and picture windows overlooking the beach. But they go quickly!!”
 of 5 bubbles joycec27, 15 May 2016 | Read review
“We had an end room next to the large bird cage -- I loved hearing them in the mornings but would prefer an ocean view next time.”
 of 5 bubbles claudine53, 22 Apr 2016 | Read review
“They are all good.”
 of 5 bubbles invertpaleo, 21 Dec 2015 | Read review
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