We stayed here by complete chance. I needed somewhere to stay that night and did a quick google search in the general area for B&B's or hotels. Many places came up but most were full or seemed too pricey - we just needed a place to crash for one night. I contacted the Dolphin Inn and they had a room and it was more reasonably priced so I booked it. Arrived when it was dark so I had no idea what the area looked like but turned out it was in a lovely spot overlooking some almshouses.
The staff were very welcoming and friendly. They offered to carry our bags and showed us to our room. The room was really cosy and warm, well decorated and very homely with a massive and comfy bed. A decent kettle and tea making facilities plus nice toiletries.
We ate a meal in the pub which was delicious in a relaxed atmosphere. Staff were attentive. The next morning the chef offered us a cooked breakfast (amongst cereal and toast) which was quite a work of art and delicious.
We only needed a bed for the night but ended up with what felt like quite a special trip away. I would highly recommend it and would stay here again if I was in the area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in the unique seaside village of Thorpeness, the Dolphin Inn, a free house, has placed itself in the heart of the community. A short stroll takes you to miles of unspoilt Suffolk heritage coastline and we are a short distance from Minsmeare, a birding paradise hosting some of our rarest wildlife. The Dolphin has three well appointed four star bedrooms, a fantastic restaurant with an enthusiastic chef, a bar that dispensers a large variety of whiskeys, ales, has a superb wine list and boasts a large beer garden. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Dolphin Hotel Thorpeness