Cheap and cheerful, only not that cheap!
01/06/2019 vickiejanemanning, Braintree, United Kingdom
We have very young children, and so after we got married we were after a small break not too far away, with a few sights to see and a comfortable location. We booked the Dolphin on a wowcher deal, pay... more
We have very young children, and so after we got married we were after a small break not too far away, with a few sights to see and a comfortable location. We booked the Dolphin on a wowcher deal, paying £184 for two nights, a two course meal and a bottle of prosecco.
The staff were freindly and helpful, and our room was clean. Unfortunately those are the only positives. Our bed was uncomfortable with hard pillows and a springy lumpy mattress. I had to get the limescale from the shower head to make it work properly. It definitely wasn't worth what we paid. The word 'luxury' was mentioned when we booked. It shouldn't have been.
The "2 course meal" we had included in our deal was dire. The bar was almost empty, one teenage girl serving who had no idea about our deal and we had to explain to her several times we had already paid, as she went backwards and forwards to the kitchen. Once it was finally sorted, we ordered our food, and it was poor. My macaroni was ok, but my husband couldn't eat his steak. We didn't want to even bother trying to talk to that poor young girl again, without being rude she obviously didn't really know what was going on. So we just went out.
Luckily enough we were gifted money for our honeymoon so we could afford to just go out and eat elsewhere. If not, we would've been stuck. The deal is totally not worth it, we could've booked two nights in any basic hotel for a lot less. Never again! less