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The Dolphin Inn

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Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, pillow-top beds, free WiFi
Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, pillow-top beds, free WiFi
Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, pillow-top beds, free WiFi
Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, pillow-top beds, free WiFi

Overview of The Dolphin Inn

The Dolphin Inn

3.5 out of 5

4.4/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.9/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Pet-friendly
  • Restaurant

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitiser provided

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationThorpeness Windmill5 min walk
  • Popular LocationThorpeness Golf Club7 min walk
  • Popular LocationMoot Hall4 min drive

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About this area


The Dolphin Inn is located in Leiston. Southwold Beach and Suffolk Coast and Heaths reflect the area's natural beauty and area attractions include RSPB Minsmere and Easton Farm Park.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Thorpeness Windmill - 5 min walk
  • Thorpeness Golf Club - 7 min walk
  • Moot Hall - 4 min drive
  • Long Shop Museum - 5 min drive
  • Aldeburgh Golf Club - 6 min drive

Getting around

  • Saxmundham Station - 15 min drive
  • Norwich (NWI-Norwich Intl.) - 65 min drive


  • Thorpeness - 5 min walk
  • Brasserie Bleue - 4 min drive
  • Sea Spice - 4 min drive
  • The Mill Inn - 4 min drive
  • The Lighthouse - 4 min drive

About this property

The Dolphin Inn

3.5-star inn with free breakfast and restaurant
Situated in the heart of this unspoilt unique village, a short stroll takes you to miles of unspoilt Suffolk heritage coast and the very popular Meare which is on our doorstep. An ideal resting base to explore Thorpeness and our neighbouring towns Aldeburgh and Southwold, or just a peaceful walk around Snape Maltings and RSPB Minsmere reserve plus many more local must sees. The Dolphin offers three 4 star, spacious, en-suite rooms, which are all decorated with old pine furniture and kitted out with flat screen televisions, digital radio alarm clocks and free access to our wireless broadband.All with a view of the Dolphin garden the three rooms are available as single or double rooms. We can also supply a travel cot, and well behaved dogs are welcome to join you.
The Dolphin Inn offers 3 forms of accommodation with complimentary bathrobes and free toiletries. Pillowtop beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets and premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. This Leiston inn provides complimentary wireless Internet access.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Gives staff personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site

Food and drink

  • Free English breakfast available daily 8:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • 1 restaurant

Languages spoken

  • Afrikaans
  • Romanian
  • Zulu


  • Garden


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Egyptian cotton sheets
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Pillow-top mattress
  • Premium bedding


  • Bathrobes
  • Free toiletries


  • Flat-screen TV

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Check-in from noon - 10 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10:30 AM

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
Reception hours are 11 AM-3 PM and 6 PM-11 PM Monday-Friday, Saturday 11 AM-11 PM, and Sunday 11 AM-10:30 PM. During July-August, Reception hours are 11 AM-11 PM Monday-Saturday and 11 AM-10:30 PM Sunday.


Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 10.00 per pet, per day

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are available for GBP 10.00 per stay

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Pet fee: GBP 10.00 per pet, per day
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: GBP 10.00 per stay

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

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
This property accepts credit cards
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Property is also known as

Dolphin Inn Leiston
Dolphin Leiston
The Dolphin Inn Inn
The Dolphin Inn Leiston
The Dolphin Inn Inn Leiston

Frequently asked questions

Rating 5 - Excellent. 5 out of 10 reviews
5 - Excellent 50%
Rating 4 - Good. 4 out of 10 reviews
4 - Good 40%
Rating 3 - Okay. 1 out of 10 reviews
3 - Okay 10%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 10 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 10 reviews
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Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities

3/5 Okay

we cancelled our booking on 8 June with you as unable to visit and cancelled as agreed when booking Ruth Williams
Stayed 3 nights in Jun 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Friendly staff, fabulous food!
We had a wonderful stay at The Dolphin Inn. I would highly recommend booking in for dinner as the food was delicious. The staff were all very friendly, good breakfast and the bed was so comfortable. We would definitely sty again!
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Pleasant stay
Staff were great and rom comfortable. The only problem was the room had no bath shower mixer tap and needed to borrow a jug to wash and rise hair.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2019

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Lovely Pub
Lovely pub, great food especially the homemade granola for breakfast. Perfect spot for dog walking on the beach all year round
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2019

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Would Book again
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2019