The Dart Marina Hotel, Dartmouth
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A perfect packagefrom pedroYorks
Good car park (essential in Dartmouth) great welcome -porter carried cases from car to reception, booked us in, took us to our room told us it was a great room and he was spot on. Well appointed, good decor large bathroom and fantastic view. Breakfast was good. All the staff good. Breakfast v good.
well run hotel difficult to fault at these prices 137 per room per night
Mainly positivefrom chrissym3
A slightly mixed reviewfrom Bootle45
The following morning we had breakfast, a good selection of starters while we waited for our cooked breakfast. Sadly this was very disappointing, it was cold and we sent it back. This seems to be a recurring theme from previous comments, why a hotel charging this sort of rate is unable to cook a basic hot English breakfast is beyond me, especially when other guests have complained previously. We had a very enjoyable stay in Dartmouth and would probably stay there again.
To summarise a very good rate, a splendid bedroom, very friendly staff, very good facilities in the health spa, dinner quite good, breakfast very disappointing.
An amazing and relaxing time.from Suzanne-Cantle
We checked in on Sunday (lunchtime). Our room wasnt quite ready but the gentleman at reception took our bags from us and said they would be placed in our room.
We then went to the new health spa, which was fantastic. We used the gym, then the pool, steam room and jacuzzi. It was extremely quiet and very relaxing.
We had treatments pre-booked. The changing rooms were extremely clean. Robes and towels were also provided. I had an amazing Indian Head Massage and my friend had a Full Body Massage, which were equally as good.
We then checked into our room feeling very relaxed and pleased with ourselves. We became even more pleased with ourselves when we saw our room.
We had a twin "contempary" room, which had a wonderful river view, a large balcony, complete with table and loungers, not needed in November alas. The room was comfortable and warm, with more robes and all the products you could ever need.
Before changing for dinner we enjoyed a bottle of champagne (kindly left in the room by my friends husband).
We then enjoyed a pre-dinner cocktail at the bistro. Try the Fishermans Star - lovely.
We dined in the main restaurant at both dinner and breakfast the following morning. On both occasions the quality of food was superb with lots of choice, great service and a relaxing ambience.
The purpose of my visit was a relaxing surprise for my friend and I have to say it certainly did the trick.
A wonderful hotel, with amazing views. Ask for a contempary room as they have quite obviously just been refurbished.
Service with a Smilefrom rintin
Wonderful Weekend Breakfrom Devonedge
Not what it seemsfrom PotterMoose
- we tried running a bath on arrival, but the water was brown. Reception didn't seem to know why unless it was something to do with some work in the road behind the hotel, and suggested that we just keep running it until it came clear!
- the Floating Bridge Inn next door is owned by the Dart Marina and is advertised as being one of the dining options for the hotel - but they have no facility to charge your meal to the room.
-breakfast service cannot cope with the numbers: the first morning we got down at about 9.15 (they only serve until 10) and had to wait for a table. We then had to wait for someone to take our order, wait again for the tea and toast and it was after 10 before we got our cooked breakfast. When it did arrive, the bacon, sausgae and potatoes were all cold. The couple sitting next to us, who had been waiting even longer, sent theirs back as the sausage was raw, and it was still raw when it returned!
We had such high expectations of this hotel, based on the website and marketing materials, and it was such a disappointment. The staff are fairly hopeless, especially reception, and for the prices charged, it really should be much better.
A hotel with a split personality - BEWAREfrom Fresiandaniels
We were lucky enough to stay in one of the contemporary rooms about which we have no complaint. However, what the website does not clarify is that these rooms are a mere additional to a dull seaside hotel which looks as though it was built in the 1960's ( and possibly in Russia - there is sufficient concrete involved).
This hotel has a split personality - in order to access the contemporary block it is necessary to negotiate ye olde fashioned reception area, along with dark wood schooner bar. It is all a bit shabby despite the modern art hung incongruously on the old fashioned decor and the whole thing does not sit comfortably side by side.
The River Restaurant has no atmosphere, is overpriced, also has a clash of decors and if seated in the wrong area, it is possible to dine next to the clamour of shouting from the kitchen. The waitresses - though sweet - seemed to be learning their craft - hence an expensive bottle of wine was simply opened and poured without tasting and each of the glasses had different amounts poured into them.
The Wildfire Bistro is in a wonderful Californnian style setting and for once the decor was focused but food was bland when compared to its fanciful menu listing.
The whole experience is far too expensive and not value for money
The one plus point is the parking situation - a haven in an overcrowded town.
Staff were charming and helpful, but it just did not match up to the glorious promise of the website marketing - BEWARE.
class and comfortfrom dedmans
great locationfrom familyhegsta
Top Local Tips for Dartmouth
steam train Kingswear to Paignton This journey takes 30 mins each way and its worth paying £1 per person extra to sit in the observation car. The views are amazing. Take the lower ferry from Dartmouth to Kingswear and the station is immediately on the left as you disembark. The observation car is right at the front.Going out the steam engine is attached to this carriage and going back, you have an unobscurred view of the Dart estuary and then all the coves and beaches on the right hand side. Its a brilliant trip for young and old alike.
take the steam train take the ferry to kingswear from dartmouth and pay the £1 supplement to travel in the observation car to Paignton- the views are wonderful.There are bench seats or swivel armchairs. There's also a loveseat in the rear- take a bottle of bubbly for a romantic occasion. Kids love it too-the steam train connects to the front of the carriage on the way out and then going back you have uniterrupted views of the coastline.
Regatta week Go and enjoy it, but beware lots of others do too, and its very busy in the town
Other names for The Dart Marina Hotel
- dart marina hotel
- dart marina dartmouth
- dart marina
- Address: Sandquay Road - Dartmouth - England - TQ6 9PH - United Kingdom
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