Featuring a restaurant, bar, garden and free WiFi, The Dolphin Inn is located in Thorpeness, 1.1 miles from Aldeburgh Beach and 14.9 miles from Framlingham Castle. Boasting room service, this property also provides guests with a terrace. Guests can enjoy garden views.

At the inn, every room is fitted with a desk, a flat-screen TV, a private bathroom, bed linen and towels. All units will provide guests with a wardrobe and a kettle.

Guests at The Dolphin Inn can enjoy a à la carte breakfast.

Guests at the accommodation will be able to enjoy activities in and around Thorpeness, like cycling.

Saint Botolph's Burgh is 20.5 miles from The Dolphin Inn, while Bungay Castle is 26.1 miles away. The nearest airport is Norwich International Airport, 48.5 miles from the inn.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.7 for a two-person trip.

The Dolphin Inn has been welcoming Booking.com guests since 21 Apr 2016.

Distance in property description is calculated using © OpenStreetMap

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.6)

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast info

Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free

Free parking available on-site


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Travel Sustainable property
Travel Sustainable property
This property is part of the Travel Sustainable programme, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.
Closest beach
  • Aldeburgh Beach

    8.2 Very good beach
    1 miles from property
Property questions and answers
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  • Can.you.offer.twin.rooms…..or.adjoining.rooms
    Hi, I am afraid all our beds are large kingsize, thank you
    Answered on 10 July 2022
  • Do you offer bb and eve meal for 3 nights
    All our prices include breakfast however out of season we do have a fixed price menu in the evening alongside our ala carte menu, thank you
    Answered on 7 October 2022
  • Hi, We are planning a bike packing holiday and would like to know if we could keep our bikes in our room or if you have secure storage available?
    Hi, and yes we do have secure storage for bikes, thank you
    Answered on 7 October 2022
  • Hi - do you do gift vouchers?
    Thanks and yes online
    Answered on 2 December 2021
  • Hi, we would like to bring our Dachshund if possible. can you advise if this is ok and if there is any additional cost to bring him. thanks Paul.
    Thank you and yes there will be a discretionary charge of 10.00 thank you
    Answered on 7 October 2022
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Property surroundings *
1 restaurant on site


    Cuisine: British, European

    Open for: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Facilities of The Dolphin Inn
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Towels/sheets (extra fee)
  • Slippers
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
  • Garden view
  • View
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Cleaning products
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
Pets are allowed. Charges may be applicable.
  • Beach
  • Mini golf
  • Horse riding Off-site
  • Cycling Off-site
  • Hiking Off-site
  • Fishing Off-site
  • Golf course (within 3 km) Additional charge
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Radio
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Wine/champagne Additional charge
  • Kid meals Additional charge
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in the rooms and is free of charge.
Free public parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • Room service
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Private entrance
  • Carpeted
  • Fan
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Languages spoken
  • English

House rules

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14:00 - 20:00


08:00 - 10:30


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are allowed. Charges may be applicable.

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The fine print

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures.

Please inform The Dolphin Inn in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

FAQs about The Dolphin Inn

  • The nearest beach is just 200 yards from The Dolphin Inn.

  • Room options at The Dolphin Inn include:

    • Double

  • The Dolphin Inn is 350 yards from the centre of Thorpeness.

  • The Dolphin Inn has 1 restaurant:

    • Restaurant

  • Check-in at The Dolphin Inn is from 14:00, and check-out is until 10:30.

  • The prices at The Dolphin Inn may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Guests staying at The Dolphin Inn can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.8).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan
    • Gluten-free
    • À la carte

  • The Dolphin Inn offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Fishing
    • Mini golf
    • Golf course (within 3 km)
    • Horse riding
    • Beach

  • Yes, The Dolphin Inn is popular with guests booking family stays.