Hilton Dartford Bridge Hotel

, Dartford, United Kingdom
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Masthead Close - Dartford - England - DA2 6QF - United Kingdom Hotel Website | 44 01322284444
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Hilton price, Travelodge standards (maybe)

from ABC1234Kent
I must admit, I've never actually contributed to this site, although we always use it as a reference when booking hotels/holidays. So I thought maybe I should give something back - and it's basically a money saving idea for you. Why stay at a Hilton Dartford, when for less than half the price you can stay at Travelodge Dartford? We were only there for one night, the highlights of the stay were:

- Queue for check-in - 10 mins. Staff offered nothing except the check-in process and the room card.
- We paid a bit extra for a 're-furbished' room. The room was basically identical to a Travelodge or Comfort Inn. In fact probably not as nice. Furniture had doors that did not fit properly. Carpet had a couple of stains. Bathroom was clean but very old looking. TV was old (not flatscreen etc). Room just looked cheap and dated. I don't really know what the refurbishment involved but it really can't have been more than a lick of paint.
- There is no mini-bar or fridge in the rooms. We asked for an ice bucket to be sent up as we had a bottle of wine we wanted to keep cold. 30 mins later no sign so I phoned again. They had forgotton and promised to send one up. 20 mins later they phoned and said they didn't have any......I said could they just bring up some ice then so we could put it in the sink. Nothing happened.
- The next morning we went down for breakfast (served until 10.30am). We arrived at 10am and were told we had to wait for a table. There were LOTS of tables free, but not enough staff to clean/prepare them. We had to wait until 10.45 to be seated.
- There were no glasses for the juice (had to wait). There were no plates for the food (had to wait). The food itself was quite good.
- The breakfast restaurant seemed to be ridiculously under-staffed, they were doing their best.
- Upon checking out, we were not asked if we had a pleasant stay, I guess the reception staff don't fall into thet trap!! and who can blame them?

As I stated before, we are not complainers, but I will be writing to Hilton. Some of the above are obviously minor things, but when they all happen together during a one night stay, it says a lot about the hotel. Personally I'd stay at the Travelodge, at least you (probably) get what you pay for! I'm really surprised that Hilton are prepared to have their reputation damaged by neglecting one of their hotels so badly.

Convenient staging post

from smjak02
Stayed here on the way to France on Easter weekend. Easy enough to see but remember to keep immediately left after you get through the toll booths if crossing the river.

Arrived about 11.30 on Saturday night. Whilst dealing with me the receptionist issued 3 parking passes delaying my check in. Mind you perhaps the guests asking for them could have waited.

Upgraded to refurbished room with space, a desk, a nice couch and a comfortable bed. Bathroom fine too.

Ordered Room Service breakfast. Unhappy to find the hanger uncollected in the morning. However this was solved quickly with order being taken and delivered within 20 minutes.

Parking was advertised as being chargeable but we weren't charged.

Worse than you can imagine, The worst Hotel on the Planet

from Traveller027
For the record I paid to stay at this hotel 24/12/06 to 27/12/06.

1. On arrival I was send to a room with the Phone and Internet not working. I did complain but the "duty manager" told me , " I cant fix it mate, there is no maintenance people here mate". I thanked him for that.

2. I wanted to order room service on the 24th so I walked down to reception , who had not one clue what to do, and I ordered some food. The food was fine.

3. Christmas day: One to remember. I arrived home at the hotel (after a nice family Christmas dinner) into what I could only describe as a war zone. The hotel was out of control. There were no managers to be seen. I think they (plural?) were hiding. The reception was full of litter (yes I mean litter EVERYWHERE BINS OVER ET AL.) The Hotel was out of control. I mean drunk loud rowdy people and intimidating.

4. I went to my bedroom to escape: IT WAS NOT MADE UP. (I left at 1030 am and arrived back AT 2000hrs) There was no HOUSEKEEPING service whatsoever undertaken in my room. I complained at reception (against all the turmoil) and was moved to a different room

5. I then went down to ask for some wine (What one may expect?) But good for Hailton a Dutch student on work experience took control and closed the bar. At last some presence. If it was not for that schoolboy I wonder if Hilton would have a hotel left! The managers (?) hid.

6. 26 th December, internet now working in a new room (good good) I ordered room service (as no restaurant). They delivered some food and no cutlery! I at this time gave up. I put the food outside the room . (Of course yes I paid for it). I could not be bothered complaining.

7. The worst complaint of all, On check out I made these points and was told again that the General Manager was unavailable. I was told he would write to me. He did not. After manny complaints they offered me a free meal at the Dartford Bridge Hitton ! Highly Unlikely

Tired and Dated Rooms, Hilton on the outside but not on the inside!

from North78
I stayed here on a business trip for 5 nights. You could tell it was a business oriented hotel from its location, as a tourist I would not recommend it. For business it does the job, food and drinks are overpriced. The food is ok, good buffet selection or a la carte. The lobby areas/reception/bar have obviously had a makeover (Not a great one!) The rest of the Hotel is tired. My room was like something out of an old peoples home. Naff carpets and decor with a faded peach sofa and a terrible choice of channels on the TV which had an awful signal. The mattress was flatter than a pancake. It had some saving graces. It was clean and the staff were friendly and pleasant but I would expect significantly more from a Hilton.

v good

from Kevinliverpool6969
I stayed here for 2 nights and found it to be aperfect example of a 4* hotel. I worked in the gladstone/liner hotel in liverpool for 5 years and found the differences remarkable. There is no main light in the room however, and found myself in the dark clapping the bedside light in case it was one of them posh ones that is turned on by movement in front of it, like some kind of demented sight-hungry seal. I am told the gym/pool were good - the nearest I get to healthy is when I smoke a menthol cigarette instead of a normal one, so didn't facilitise myself with that. Breakfast was spot on - I didn't know haggis was a brekkie item, and I was most amused by the squat woman brandishing a jug of orange juice like a machete on arrival in the breakjfast room. Spot on!

basic for a Hilton

from HeathersDad
Only stayed for one night as a base to watch the darts in purfleet so did not get chance to use most facilites but the impression I got was not one of a top class hotel you would expect from a Hilton. It needs updating big style and apart from the fitness suite I think the standard is on a par with a travel inn etc. Clean, staff ok but would have been gutted to have paid the board price of £180 (we paid £60 for a double suite through expidia)

Hotel was Fine with just two problems !!

from stora
My daughter's Christmas party was at this hotel on the 16th December and her employer had booked rooms for one night so no-one would have to travel home.
I was her guest and when we arrived and went to our room it was fine.
Large double room, clean with a view over the Dartford Bridge but good sound proofing as you could not hear anything.
Clean bathroom with nice toiletries and plenty of hot water.
The first problem was when we went to dinner.
It was one of there party nights and the starter and sweet were fine but the main course was awful so whoever the chef was that night ought to be ashamed.
It consisted of two potatoes ( not roasted just browned ) which I swear was frozen, a slice of turkey wrapped around undercooked white ?? stuffing four carrot slices with a wrap of someting around them and the same with four pieces of small sweetcorn done the same way.
A little bit of gravy but not enough to try and get it down as it was all so dry , no fresh vegetables and just awful.
also the waiters and waitresses could do with a bit more training as they were serving from all angles which included leaning across people and spilling drinks.

They could also do with more staff in the bar as at times one person was trying to serve 50 people plus and until they drafted in one extra to help.
Rest of the night including the disco was fine.
Breakfast was excellent so I cannot believe it was the same chef with plenty of choice which was refilled often with more tea and toast always on offer.
Problem two at check out as our room was paid for and they tried to charge us again.
So sack the chef on Saturday night AND GIVE THE JOB TO THE ONE THAT COOKED BREAKFAST ON SUNDAY and people would enjoy the whole thing.

Avoid unless absolutely necessary

from PeripateticPoleaxe
Terrible location in the middle of a business park, with permanent queuing traffic obstructing access in or out. Bland food. Stratospherically overpriced bar (small glass of indifferent wine for £5!). Attempted to charge our group for numerous meal items that had not been taken and were unapolagetic when this was discovered. Not a high quality hotel by any stretch of the imagination - but just about bearable if on transit to a business meeting.

Only if you really need to go there

from Maximus.Zac
Have been to Hilton Dartford Bridge for one night on the way to visit some friends living in Grays, 4 miles away from there.
I arrived with my family composed by me, my wife and three childrens aged 12, 4, 1 and booked two connecting rooms.
Although I am Hilton Honors Diamond member I have not been upgraded and found the overall assistance quite poor (we arrived with several luggages, nobody was helping us).
I did not have enough time to see the entire premises but in general hotel is on average considering the price paid.
A little bit disappointed about the fact that newspaper is not complementary and room not enough refurbished.
Room itself is not exciting at all. Good location for business man but away from the village and anything else necessary to survive.

Family Value for Money

from countrybird
Stayed with my family on a Hilton Break. Room was large enough for 2adults 2children, breakfast excellent and evening meal very good, children eat free when staying with an adult.
Easy train links into London and ideally situated to travel into Kent. My children enjoyed the pool, overall good value for money.

Top Local Tips for Dartford

Getting to see London Do not even think of driving in London. Used local company (Night Time Cabs) to get from hotel to Dartford railway station - £4.00. Took train to London - £9.20 return and included all travel on Tube. Took taxi outside Dartford station back to hotel - cost £8.00!

roads study the map before you go

Taxi to Bluewater Make sure you get the number for the taxi firm the hotel use as they charge a set fee of £4.60 to go to bluewater where as other firms can charge around £10/12

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  • hilton international dartford
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  • Address: Masthead Close - Dartford - England - DA2 6QF - United Kingdom
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