Dolphin Hotel, Southampton
|Dolphin Hotel, Southampton|
|Location||34 & 35 High Street, Southampton|
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|Official name: Dolphin Hotel|
|Designated||14 July 1953|
The Dolphin Hotel is a Grade II* listed 4-star hotel, which is the oldest in Southampton, Hampshire. Recorded mentions of the hotel date back to 1454 although it is believed to older than this and remnants of the original medieval timbers, and stone vaulting are extant.
The hotel was a famous coaching inn during the 17th-century and became quite fashionable during the city's stint as a spa-town from 1750 to 1820. The Georgian frontage, complete with coaching entrance and oriel windows, said to be the biggest in England, was added about 1760.
After a period of closure the hotel reopened on 4 May 2010 following a £4 million redevelopment programme.
Guests and ghosts
- "Mercure Southampton Centre Dolphin Hotel". Mercure.
- "Mercure Southampton Centre Dolphin Hotel - A Brief History". Mercure.
- "Dolphin Hotel". Historic England. Retrieved 20 January 2018.
- "Ghost of City's Past". Daily Echo. 31 October 2002.
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