Best Western Dolphin Hotel

London Road, St Ives, Cambridgeshire, PE27 5EP, England
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Best Western Dolphin Hotel

Picturesque town of St Ives

Best Western Dolphin Hotel boasts (in its own humble way of course) 67 luxury bedrooms, bar areas and a wonderful location perched on the banks of the Great Ouse in the picturesque town of St Ives in Cambridgeshire. With spectacular views of beautifu show more

Hotels Gym will be closed until further notice for refurbishment
2 pet friendly rooms available, check at time of booking. £25 per pet per day applies and a maximum of 2 small pets per room. £150.00 damage deposit which is refunded if no damage in room.
The Bar and Reception is currently under refurbishment. Work will be carried out during the day and all disruption will be kept to a minimum.
'Breakfast to go' contains various continental items which should be pre-selected the night before
Bars, Free WIFI, Gym, Pets Allowed, No Lift
There is free parking available onsite.
Pets accepted
We offer accomdation for pets, on request only
Free WIFI available throughout the hotel
Check-in & Check out14:00 | 11:00
London Road, St Ives, Cambridgeshire, PE27 5EP, England

Restaurants & Bars

Good food and drink are essential ingredients for any getaway and our hotel restaurants and bars don’t disappoint. From brekkies that leave you raring to go, to evening meals with the wow factor we’ve got all your culinary needs covered. Tuck in.

Terrace Bar

The Terrace Bar offers a quality venue for relaxing beside the river in the evening, and is furnished with luxurious leather chairs, leather sofas and Freeview television.

Opening hours
Weekend times may vary


Best Western Dolphin Hotel is set in a unique location for your wedding, and is also perfect for any party or special occasion if you want to return for anniversaries or birthdays in future. Whether you arrive by car or by boat (which we can also arrange) our magical venue offers first class service and luxury accommodation in a peaceful and beautiful location. With its own private entrance, a dedicated bar, sprung wooden dance floor and private toilet and cloakroom facilities, the Meadow Suite is fully self-contained and can accommodate up to 150 people for wedding receptions, civil ceremonies or anniversary parties. We offer a range of catering options to suit your requirements.

Best Western Dolphin Hotel is licensed to allow civil ceremonies to be conducted in The Meadow Suite. Civil wedding ceremonies need to be arranged with the local registrar.


Registry office:
Cambridgeshire County Council
Lawrence Court, Princes Street, Huntingdon PE29 3P
0345 045 1363

Meetings & Events

Our friendly, helpful staff will be happy to assist with all of the arrangements needed for your event, including the supply of audio visual equipment, catering requirements and accommodation. Our Mea...

For any enquiries please contact events on 0844 387 62 40

Our friendly, helpful staff will be happy to assist with all of the arrangements needed for your event, including the supply of audio visual equipment, catering requirements and accommodation. Our Meadow Suite is a fully self-contained, purpose built banqueting and conference facility, equipped with a central sound-proof divider allowing the room to be split into two, giving maximum flexibility for your meeting or conference. For easy access as well as easy planning, the hotel is situated two miles from the A1 / A14 and is only 25-30 minutes from Cambridge and Peterborough.

Available Room Set Ups

  • Theatre
Room Theatre Classroom U-Shape Boardroom Banquet
Meadow suite 150 0 0 0 0
Terrace Bar 0 0 0 0 0

Reviews of Best Western Dolphin Hotel

Traveller Overview:
3.0 Rating: 664 reviews
Excellent 18%
Very Good 23%
Average 24%
Poor 15%
Terrible 18%

Geezer571, wrote review 20/09/2020

A Once Outstanding Hotel not standing out.

I have been to the hotel many a times over the years and my sister even married in there 26 years ago but it’s a shadow of its former self. Took my parents for an evening drink for their ruby wedding ... more


AaronJEF, wrote review 17/09/2020

Not Impressed

My mother and I went for a few drinks to the outside bar last week at this hotel. Regrettably my mother accidently used the wrong door to enter the building from the outside area (the one-way system i... more


Amici17, wrote review 23/08/2020

Our Second visit

Great Location Friendly Staff A little expensive compared to other hotels and the standard here as could do with some room refurbishments. but when you only sleep there its not too bad. We stay becaus... more


_ash_twist, wrote review 23/08/2020

Fawlty Towers has nothing on this place

It appears the lockdown challenges are perhaps a step too far! The service is being managed terribly. When we ordered food we were told the cook would get it wrong and we had to write our order down i... more


Nicolamoonlight, wrote review 18/08/2020


We stopped here to have lunch as it was a hot day and in a good location, and thats the only positive thing about it. We had a table near where people were ordering and started to get alarmed when a ... more