Hotel Dolphin:
  Visakhapatnam, India
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TripAdvisor Reviews (42 reviews, 5/5)

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  • 5/5 (Based on 42 reviews)

This is an excellent comfortable hotel, priced reasonably. The breakfast buffet is included in the price and is very adequate. The food is not always replenished immediately. By and large, the food is rather good. Wi-fi is included in the room rate, and the internet service is excellent. The service, including the front desk, is rather excellent.

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  By CharlesMo... on Oct 10, 2011

Really liked the hotel from the reception to the room & services they offer.

A typical Business hotel but with a blend of family warmth amongst the staff.

Rooms are spacious and clean. Room service is excellent. The breakfast they offer with room can be compared with any 5 star property. They have one excellent dining place for evening (HORIZON). They offer not only good food but also live band with a mix of old classics & new numbers.

The conference facilities are also very good. Staffs are good in terms of behaviour & not very greedy about money.

A Value for money destination

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  By DIBS3105 on Jun 06, 2011

I have been to this hotel during a trip to Vizag in August.I had to stay at Vizag for 2 days.
The hotel is located at Leela Mahal Centre and is a very old one.I have been going to this hotel for partys and dinners from my childhood but this was the first time I had got a chance to stay.

I have always appreciated Dolphin for the nice food it has been serving.I have had food in various cuisines at Dolphin and it made me visit again and again for the food it served.

Now I was also impressed by the comfort and hospitality it offered during my stay.
You will find the staff extremely friendly ,providing good service through out the stay.The room service was extremely good and responsive.

You will find a good swimming pool well maintained.A spacious parking lot and access to wi-fi upon request.

You also have a friendly travel desk that will take care of all your travel needs.At a charge of course :).
Another attraction of the hotel is a rooftop restaurant that lets you have a look at the wonderful beach city from the top.

A very happy and nice experience worth sharing and a definitely YES for recommendation.

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  By Djaydasar... on Jan 01, 2011

Comfortable, spacious, clean rooms. Well equipped Gym. Working internet. Friendly staff. Good room service. What more can a business traveller ask for?

My only advice is don't get the top of the line executive suites because the AHU of the AC unit is located above the false ceiling of the living room, which makes it REALLY noisy. Ask for their new deluxe suites. You won't regret it.

Definitely recommend it to any business traveler. Eyes closed, hands down!

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  By Anoop_Ana... on Jan 01, 2011

perfect location, nice enviorenment, clean rooms, professional assitance but my room was extremely humid (the smell was very intense) and some parts of the hotel had humidity stains. the hotel needs to take care of that. " Otherwise its best place with nice prime location in heart of the city.

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  By rakesh6 on Oct 10, 2010

This is a centrally located star hotel in the heart of the Vizag city. It has a spacious looby with well decorated reception desks.. A multi cuisine resaurant is at the ground floor serves delicious food. It has parking space of its own. The nearby market centres are at walk away distances.

Rooms are spacious, well furnished ,carpeted having minibars stocked with variety of drinks. Toilets are cleanand provided with mintest details like tooth brushes and toothpastes. A round the clock lift service connects to different floors. Room service takes little longer time.So time gap should be kept between order and delivery.

It has fitness centre and swimming pool .

The better part of the attraction is its roof top restaurant that offers panoramic view of the entire city while enjoying the food. Some times live concert is played to add pleasure tito the dining.

A very good hotel for a most comfortable stay.

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  By keshariBh... on Oct 10, 2010

The best hotel in Vishakhapatnam. The standard is extremely high as for India nad the restaurant is superb.

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  By elimKowal... on Jun 06, 2010

I had stayed in this hotel many times during my business trip

the one thing you need in a hotel when tyou are travelling is cleanliness and good food and you get both out here. the rooms are clean and the food is great

good value for money. Not cheap but if you are ready for spending for comfortable night sleep and good food.....go for it

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  By vinay1708 on May 05, 2010

AMAZING experience with the Dolphin Hotel when we stayed in Vishakapatnam with my family and friends from the US and NZ. Two weeks at the hotel has left an indelible and lasting impression on us.

My guests were visiting India for the first time and I felt the need to pre-visit the places before I booked any hotels. I visited 12 hotels in Vishakapatanam. I found that the Reservations Manager of Dolphin to be a very honest person and the personal attention to details and concern to specific needs were noted by him. Email exchanged were very prompt too.

In reality it proved to be so.

Also, they have a lot of guests from foreign countries so they can handle the needs of international clientele.

Their service was excellent. The facilities were impeccable. The management looked into every detail of our needs.
We stayed at the Premium and Suite Rooms.

One of the best hotels to stay if one has a business visit. They are very sensitive to your needs. Early breakfasts and packed meals.

Or even if it is a leisure stay. They have an excellent restaurant on the top floor. (The ground-floor restaurant is a tad-slow in their service.)

I would choose Dolphins from amongst all the hotels in Vishakapatnam. There are other up-market priced hotels, but I was not impressed with the service at the time of inquiry as well as the few meals I took at these hotels. It is okay to have the best decor and plush settings, but if it does not reflect on the faces of the Staff, it is all concrete and brass.

The stay at the Dolphin was the highlight of our Tour to India.

I highly recommend the Dolphins for a short or long stay.

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  By aliriotra... on Apr 04, 2010

Service Standards are amongst the best Ive Experienced in my travelling, superb food, rooms & location at affordable pricing.

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  By earth69 on Mar 03, 2010

Great Pool, big, clean & comfy rooms. Beach 1 km away. Good choice of food.

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  By dranishma... on May 05, 2009

dolphin is a very good to stay in visag. all the facilities of a 3 star catagory hotel are there.the rooms are very comfrtable for stay. roos have lcd tvs.

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  By qwerty00 on Dec 12, 2008

Had been at the hotel for 15 days......a very pleasant hotel at a beautiful place. This hotel has been named so bcoz of the famous Dolphin Nose Hill at Vizag. We were there for business trip and so we were out of hotel from morning 8 and came back only around 9 pm. But the comfort the hotel offerred helped us to forget our tiredness of the whole day. A simple chitchat along the swimming pool refreshed us a lot.

The food was made more delicious by the courtesy extended by the staffs at their restaurants.

A very simple but worth-mentioning thing we saw at the hotel was their flower decoration on a bowl of water. The designs made were very detailed and wonderful.

On Sunday morning, a fresh bubble bath filled us with new found energy......to face the new week ahead.

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  By Sweet_Hap... on Dec 12, 2008

Centrally located, well maintained a Ramoji Rao Group Hotel (of Famous Ramoji Film City). Rooms are Decent, Cosy, Resurant/Bar/Room Service available. Swimming Pool and Gym. also available. The 7th Floor Multicuisine Resurant has a live music show in the evenings. Room Tariffs range from Rs.3200/- to Rs.6000/- with both Single/Double Ccommodation type. The hotel is Wi-Fi enabled, rooms are having comlimentary Tea/Coffee maker and Brekfast at Coffee house is also complimentary. Complimentary Fruits are given for premium rooms and above. Complimentary Airport Drop/ Pickup facility available on request.

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  By Basu123 on Nov 11, 2011

Dolphin hotel offers a exotic stay and mouth watering food with live music. Their restaurant on the top floor is one of the best in the city. You get variety of cuisine with great live music. The hotel also has a swimming pool. There are a few shops as well on the ground.

The rent is inclusive of breakfast and hotel also offers free pick up from the airport.

Do try Local Andhra food while your stay in Dolphin.

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  By sidmarine... on Sep 09, 2011

Best hotel in vizag- location is prime; service quality very good, food quality also good. I will defenitely go the same hotel at vizag next time I need to. Only area which needs improvement is entertainment. Only selected TV channels are availble. Besides sometimes in marriage seasons a lot of disturbance is there due to all short of activities.

45

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  By ranjan5 on Aug 08, 2011

Hotel stay from 7th july 2011 to 9th July 2011.

The overall stay was very good. Rooms are neat and clean. I have stayed at many hotels over the years, often luxury ones with impeccable details and fantastic designs. Price-wise Casa Candolim is on par with these better-class hotels

45

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  By Subhasish... on Jul 07, 2011

we booked the hotel for our cousins wedding anniversery, based on the aminities available at the hotel, during the marriage time the hotel provided all the requrements what a marriage function needs..such as wedding sofa for the couple,brass band, effective sound system,and agood floral decoration ,etc...
they also gave two suit rooms as complimentary for the marriage party with bath tub, hand shower,etc...,the meals was no comparison,i never tasted such kind of authentic south indian dishes,
the hotel has 12 to 15 wall clocks representing times of different countries, and swimming pool, and health fitness centre with rolers.it is well equipped with imported good shop,travel agent ,different restaurents to meet all sections of people and it not far frm the city.
talking about vizag is a well connected city by road, rail, air and shipping,also a cintiliting tourist spot for nature loving people.

45

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  By ravikanth... on Jun 06, 2011

Stayed in this hotel for 1 night when I travelled to Vizag for business work. The hotel lobby is impressive and rooms are good. The bathrooms are quite old but clean.

The food was good and tasty. Liked the room service staff. Smiling and very friendly. Good work guys!!

The travel desk services were also good.

Overall experience was satisfactory.

45

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  By Axi13 on May 05, 2011

I stayed with my spouse in this Hotel for 4 days during last year. An excellent hotel to Stay alone, or with family or friends. Very good restuarants, excellent room service, very hygenic rooms, very peacefull place...... really I enjoyed the stay there. The prices are very reasonable and really this hotel is value for money.

I wish to Stay again during my next trip to Vizga.

45

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  By DavisOman on Mar 03, 2011

A perfect business hotel with excellent facilities for your basic requirements. The room has a bar cabinet where beers and soft drinks are available at nominal price. The hotel offers complimentary buffet breakfast which has a myriad of variety and cuisines. The best part of the hotel is its open view restaurant on the 7th floor with live performances. A perfect place to relax yourself after full day of work.

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  By GunjanSuk... on Feb 02, 2011

If someone is looking for pleasant stay n going for pleasure n leisure then can choose DOLPHIN blindly.
Facilities: Pick-up from airport n from railway station too if u request them (may be chargeable for rly sta)
Swimming pool: nicely maintained pool with proper locking n bathing facility, u can enjoy in summers with ur family.
Restaurent: Two restaurent Green House, the restaurent they use for complementry b.f. and relatively cheap lunch n dinner then another HORIZON which is amazing at top (7th floor), u will love to have dinner specially there at night tym as the walls are glassed n u can see the whole vizag talking to u through it .
Rooms: The first impression of room was excellent. Everything was neat n tidy. Everything was well places. Bath tub was also working n properly maintained. Although it would have better if they would have Jaccuzzi in their rooms.
House keeping: It was perfect , well behaved, well mannered n never stare u even if u don't give them tips.
Reception area: It was a large lobby with nice ambiance. Ppl there were also prompt to take ur requests n they take all ur requests even if these are beyond the committments.

Thumbs up for HORIZON n Dolphin. Specially Mr. Rammana at Horison who after knowing the fact that we r hving our anniversary 2 days after immediately brought a nicely decorated cake for us n gave us a very nice surprise.

We were very touched with it n the live band was very nice n they also aloow u to put ur request for ur songs n if u can sing with them it wud be amazing exp.

Thanks Dolphion for making my stay comfortable.

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  By dhirutanu on Feb 02, 2011

Prices are reasonable, rooms are comfortable but nothing special. Food is awesome especially the sea food. Service is friendly and prompt to respond to your needs. Overall a well maintained hotel which is worth staying in,particularly if travelling on a budget.

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  By Sandyadit... on Sep 09, 2010

it is a good hotel with good rooms and restaurants
a good swimming pool for relaxation
its in centre of city so easy to locate
but not enough greenary around the hotel

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  By shannuten... on Jun 06, 2010

It was 3 years that we lived in Andhra Pradesh & decided to move back to Mumbai but wanted to end our stay by visiting Vizag, Araku Valley and Borra Caves.

Vizag is a must see place for all beach lovers & where there are beaches there is also plenty of fish & it becomes the local delicacy.

We had an amazing meal at Dolphin Hotel, with warm hospitality, live music (ghazals) & IPL Match on big screen. Though the service could have been better.

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  By chandnink on Jun 06, 2010

This is one of the oldest star hotel in Vizag. It has its old world charm with spacious rooms. Moreover, revamp has been tried for eg, now they have LCD TVs in rooms.
Their roof top restaurant has a very good ambience with a live band. In the heart of the city close to all major business establishments.
However, the rates can be slightly lower than what is charged!

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  By Aksmail on Jun 06, 2010

this hotel is suitable for business and also for the business oriented parties nice locality to enjoy there with family members and with friends also

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  By nani08 on Apr 04, 2010

My spouse and I usually stay in budget places, but after having a really hard time finding a good place to stay in Vizag, we decided it was time to splurge a little, and went to the Dolphin.

The Dolphin gets every high-end hotel detail right: an excellent service with kind, friendly staff; a beautiful pool; immaculate rooms; and good food at the Horizon restaurant on the seventh floor. (In my opinion the restaurant on the ground floor is more hit-and-miss.) The best thing about the Dolphin were the beds: plush, immaculate white, perfectly clean... a delight after our series of Indian budget places!

One small thing against it, though... I don't know if it was just our room, but the hotel seems to suffer from dampness issues. The room was always very chilly and damp, and towels would never dry at all. Very strange, but not a deal-breaker.

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  By Triseult on Mar 03, 2010

Ambience of the room was good with cleaniness. Food was good both at the green park and the roof garden. stay is worth for the money

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  By rajasekar... on Mar 03, 2010

Dolphin is a very good and well known hotel in Visakhapatnam. Located in Leela Mahal Centre, very well maintained hotel. We took a pool view room and room is very clean. They gave a complimentary break fast which is very good and tasty. Mostly andhra cuisine is served. Front desk did not take much time to check in. If fact they saw the reservation and immediately gave the keys and they have completed other formalities at the room itself. It is in the city and beach is about 2 Kms from the hotel. Hotel has excellent parking place. Cleaniliness is good and service is good.

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  By hoteladvi... on Mar 03, 2010

We happened to stay at the Dolphin hotel for 4 days.I particularly liked the spaciousness of the rooms and the swimming pool.
One more thing worth mentioning about this hotel is that it is located at the heart of vizag and hence very comfortable for commuting within vizag.The rooms had all the amenities of a 3 star hotel. Particularly the food was tasty. We used to walk to the beach in the evening time as it was hardly 1km away from our room.

There are two restaurants in this hotel namely Green House
Horizon and also a bar at the basement. The ambience of Horizon was excellent but its cost is relatively higher than that of Green House.

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  By shhhsan on Dec 12, 2009

Had a nice experience at this hotel.Service was ok. Staff was cooperative. Honeymooners would be happy as the rooms are comfortable.The swimming pool is quite big then other other problem with the swimming pool is they allow outsiders to use the pool so sometimes it becomes very crowdy. We were really happy with our stay and only the food part was bad.Food did not tasted like ideal north indian food. If they get this bit right it will become an awesome place. I would recommend this hotel to my friends and family.

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  By rena143 on Dec 12, 2009

Stayed there for only one day but was very impressed with the service. Since I had been out in the sun, was unwell and was excellently cared for.

The food was excellent too and would definitely stay there if I visit the city again.

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  By srushtimo... on May 05, 2009

Four of us stayed for a week at The Dolphin whilst hosting a Christian Pastors' Conference and visiting churches post-Tsunami. The rooms were excellent and the staff made our time there a pleasure. Three of my colleagues had stayed at The Dolphin the previous year. The food was of good standard and the restaurant service courteous and helpful.

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  By MikeonaMi... on Dec 12, 2007

Someone I met on the train to Vishakapatnam suggested the Dolphin and booked it for me by cell phone. It was a little more luxurious than I had planned for my one night in Vizag, but when the hotel sent a reliable driver to pick me up at the station I was happy I had agreed to stay at the Dolphin. The check in was efficient, and the room very nice. I was particularly happy with the linens, which were quite comfortable and fresh, and about the best I have ever slept on in India. Tea and cookies were brought to my room, which was a nice touch. The view over Vizag is pretty, and the hotel's two restaurants are very good. The tariff was reasonable for such a nice place (about Rs. 1800 or USD $40.00 at the time). I would certainly stay at the Dolphin again.

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  By pthrone on Jun 06, 2007

Old hotel being used as a wedding hall. Hosts lot of wedding so quite noisy in the night. Service not the best but acceptable. Rooms are clean but bathrooms are not. May be old bathrooms need reconditioning.
Roof top restaurant is good with sea food as its specialty. Gym is well equipped and a good pass time.
Hotel is located in the center of the city and has poor surrounding. Little far from sea so cannot enjoy the beaches due to heat.

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  By AvidTrave... on Mar 03, 2011

I went there with my wife for dinner. The meals and service provided by staff is so nice. The meals was also so delicious and tasty. My wife forced me to bring her more times.

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  By aminVisak... on Jul 07, 2010

A decent place for a short stay In Vizag. More ideal for business travellers than leisure. Centrally located and well connected . Rooms are nice , though nothing remarkable. The service is okay and the south indian food is good. It has a nice swimming pool and rates well as any other 3 star hotel.
Not luxurious, but comfortable and accessible in case you intend moving around the city much. Value for money

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  By Quiet_Tra... on Jun 06, 2010

room service is very good and also restaurant food

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  By srinifvas on May 05, 2010

Dolphin is a very good hotel, pool side view room was very attractive and room is very clean. complimentary break fast was good and tasty. Authentic Andhra food was served. Since it was cloudy could not enter the swimming pool, but looked very clean

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  By jay_katar... on May 05, 2010

Good Hotel in Vizag with a nice garden restaurant facing the sea

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  By PrakashKa... on Apr 04, 2009

I visited Horizon Restaurant on 11th Septmeber, for non veg buffet lunch along with my cousins and relatives. As per our request four tables were joined to accomodate our group of 15 persons. Two water bottles (not sealed) were placed on the table and the waiter started pourng water in the glasees. Thereafter the waiter (Mr.Chiranjeevi) brought two more bottles and poured them. When I saw the cheque (bill) I was shocked to see that I was charged for four mineral water bottles @Rs.75/- (plus taxes) for each bottle. when I questioned why they charged, they said they placed the water bottles on the tables because they are promoting "Acqa" mineral water and as we consumed four bottles they are charging for it.. I objected to the charging for

* We were not asked whether we prefer regular water or bottled water as it is the practise in any restaurant.
* There was no tag placed on the bottles informing that they are not complimentary and they are chargeable.
* The bottles were not sealed and they were opened and ready for use.

The billing staff did not agree for deleting the charge for mineral water. When I insisted to speak to the concerend Executive one Mr.Ramkrishna, Manger spoke to me on telephone and I explained him. He admitted that it was mistake of the staff. But the staff did not delete the charge and insisted for paying. I was made to pay for this. (Bill No.9347 dt.11-09-2011). The staff is aware that if the guest is informed about the charge they would not prefer bottled water. Therefore they placed the bottles on the tables in such manner the guest would be under the impression that it is complimentary and consume it. This is a cheap trick of billing.
As far as food is concerned, the non-veg dishes are not replenished immedialty. We had to wait for more than 10 minutes for the dish after informing the staff. This delay is deliberate as the guest would not wait till the dish is filled up and would normally go for some other dish.
Guys watch out in case you visit Hotel Dolphin.
Raman KR
Customers please be careful when you visit Horizon.



the entire. apoloalsoremoving the We we asked the

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  By krraman_1 on Sep 09, 2011

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