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Blakes of Dover

11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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Reviewed 3 April 2013

Stayed at the Blakes of Dover overnight on my way back from Europe. The room was clean and tidy, the staff were friendly and very welcoming. The menu gives a very good choice of things to eat and the food we had for dinner was beautifully cooked. I would totally recommend

Thank KateS346
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 August 2012

What a fantastic location....close to the town and the ferries with parking outside, how ideal!! Or at least we thought...we decided to have breakfast on the final morning and were greeted less the favourably by the owner (we assumed) and he was nothing short of rude as we hadn't booked!!! Some passers by tried to stop for food too and...

1Thank Mark L
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 April 2012

We picked Blakes for the price and location. Sadly, we did not get a decent sleep when we stayed there. The boiler in our room was so noisy that every time someone uses the loo, there was a piercing noise filling our room. The bed was so bad that my husband and I were forced to roll right in the...

2Thank StumpyLegs
Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 February 2012

Our stay here didn't get off to the best of starts: 'you're early', we were advised by the owner on arrival, 'I'm not ready for you yet.' And this after a five hour drive down from the Midlands on the day after 'the big snowfall'. We'd been asked to suggest an arrival time and had taken a stab at 6...

1Thank ericonabike
Reviewed 13 September 2011

My wife and I stayed one night in Blakes after returning fromm France. We were very happy with our short stay, our hosts were very welcoming and advised us of the best fish and chippery in town (they were right) and the breakfast we had in the morning was hands down the best breakfast we've had at any hotel, anywhere...

1Thank Brendanandmerrisa
Reviewed 15 August 2011

The owners were very nice. Free internet. TV. You do (or I did) have to climb stairs but the owner carried my bag. Easy walk to the center of town. You could hike to Doveer Castle from there but you need to be in great shape. It was quiet when I was there--a bit worried as they have a popular...

Thank grande7
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Reviewed 14 August 2011

Blake's is an older hotel but is well-maintained and clean. We had a room on the second floor which boasted high ceilings. free wireless internet and large windows. They offer a full English breakfast if you order in advance and it will leave you...well, full! Ww thoroughly enjoyed the Pub downstairs and joining in the banter with the locals. We...

1Thank Sylvie003
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 July 2010

I think the hotel was good. The room was spacious and comfortable. There were 4 of us staying in a family room, 4 adults. The room was enough big for four adults. The ceiling is high so it feels big. The only problem is the location. Our room faced a very busy street, if you sleep the window open then...

Thank Akrep81
Nottingham England
Reviewed 15 December 2009

Arrived on a Saturday for one night before joining a cruise ship. Double room, single occupancy. My children recommended the place. The hotel door was locked when I arrived about 5pm but a sign directed me to the basement which housed a busy pub bar. A friendly local phoned the landlord who turned up eventually and checked me in. I...

Thank Reddave
Reviewed 27 November 2009

Well situated in town, close to ferry terminal. The facilities were there, kettle, tv, trouser press, clock radio ( broken), hole in the wall, boiler in room! Dusty, 10" cobweb hanging from ceiling, ancient smelly books beside bed, expected much much better from a claimed & displayed 4* accom.En- suite was nice maybe 10 years ago.Nowhere to check out at...

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PabloDover_England, Owner at Blakes of Dover, responded to this review

We are sorry you found the accommodation not up to scratch. We are aware of many shortcomings - some of them (such as the boiler in the room - actually it is in a cupboard, not in the room itself) are things we could only change at great expense, as they would need alterations to our Grade II listed building....

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Additional Information about Blakes of Dover

Address: 52 Castle Street, Dover CT16 1PJ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Dover
Price Range: £50 - £60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Blakes of Dover 4*
Number of rooms: 4
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