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Doubletree by Hilton Halifax Dartmouth
Ranked #7 of 11 Hotels in Dartmouth
Reviewed 29 July 2013

The hotel is a little older, but the rooms are comfortable. We had a harbour view room with a balcony. The room was comfortable and the bed was fabulous. We slept very well.

We also enjoyed sitting by the pool. It's nice having an outdoor pool on a hot summer day. We've stayed here several times before and this is the first time that we've had nice weather, so we could use the pool.

The staff was very accommodating and helpful. We ate breakfast in the restaurant and it was a little pricey, but very good. We really like the location to the MacDonald bridge.

Room Tip: The rooms on the harbour side have balconies and a harbour view. They are a little quieter than the...
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Greg M, Front Office Manager at Doubletree by Hilton Halifax Dartmouth, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2013

Thank you for sharing your experience with us! It is always nice to hear from one of our returning guests such as yourself! Our staff always enjoys knowing our guests enjoy their time with us; from the Guest Service Agents to our culinary and service team of Café 101, we always strive to make each one of our guest’s experiences a memorable one!

Our outdoor pool is the perfect place to be on these hot days of summer to sit back and relax; and if the weather decides to not be accommodating during your stay, we also provide our guests with complimentary access to the Dartmouth Sportsplex and its complete fitness centre including their 8 lane, 25-meter swimming pool! Whether you’re looking for pool side relaxation in the sun, or a fun filled afternoon taking in everything the Sportsplex has to offer, the Holiday Inn Harbourview has your vacation covered!

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Reviewed 25 July 2013

Stayed at the Holiday Inn in Dartmouth on July 22, 2013. The location of the hotel is very convienent and we were given complimentary passes to the awesome Dartmouth Sportsplex located across the street. The hotel seems to be older and the room was clean. Did not like the bathroom as it was small (toilet and bathtub) in one room with a sink and mirror in a little nook across the hall. The bathtub was old and the bathroom was tired looking and not updated. Upon request, we did receive a room with a balcony and a view of the harbour and the pool. The front desk service was excellent! I found the room to be of a higher price (even with a CAA discount) than other hotels I have stayed at in the area and for room comfort, I did not find that paying the extra money was worth it. There was a complimentary breakfast. The food was not very good (scrambled eggs, bacon) although the service was friendly and excellent. I would recommend that you stay away from the pre-cooked food at this buffet.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a view of the harbour and get a room with a balcony to enjoy the outdoor space.
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Greg M, Front Office Manager at Doubletree by Hilton Halifax Dartmouth, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2013

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and our service staff was able to make a memorable impression on you.
Our Harbourview rooms do provide our guests with some of the best views of the Halifax Harbour; giving you an experience unmatched in all of Halifax/Dartmouth. I am saddened to hear you did not enjoy our Hot Breakfast buffet in Café 101. We always strive to maintain the highest of quality for our breakfast buffet, and I will relay your impressions to our Executive Chef.
Our special rate for CAA/AAA members does provide our guests with some great benefits included in their rate such as complimentary parking, breakfast for two and passes to the Dartmouth Sportsplex! Be sure to show our Guest Service Agents your member card to take advantage of this great deal.
We hope to see you stay with us again in the future! We would love to have the chance to further improve upon your first experience with us!

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Reviewed 23 July 2013

Average large chain hotel, rather on the expensive side. Parking and getting into the lobby was a bit confusing. Our room had a limited view of the harbor. Located down the street from the ferry terminal. Room was fine. No breakfast.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Chris D, General Manager at Doubletree by Hilton Halifax Dartmouth, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2013

Thank you fir sharing your feedback with us! We always appreciate hearing back from our guests. Our hotel is very conveniently located for the business and leisure traveler with multiple convenient routes to downtown Halifax just minutes from our doors! Although we do not offer complimentary breakfast with all of our available rates, we do have excellent breakfast, lunch and dinner options available through our full service restaurant, Cafe 101!

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Reviewed 17 July 2013

My partner and I recently stayed @ the Holiday Inn Dartmouth for 7 nights. Upon arrival we were greeted by 2 young women that were sweet and welcoming, they provided us with directions and were right on the phone asking housekeeping to prepare our room (even though we were checking in at least 3 hours before check-in).
Our room was on the 7th floor with a gorgeous view of the harbour. The rooms are a bit dated, but clean, with a very comfortable bed. Housekeeping services were excellent.
We had some issues with our wifi connection. Chris, the G.M. addressed the issues and didn't give up until resolved.
The buffet breakfast was included in our stay. We felt that it was not worth 15 dollars per person but were pleased to find out we also had a choice of several menu items instead of the buffet. The staff in the dining room were friendly.
It was obvious that overall, the staff were happy in their positions, obviously a trickle down effect from the leadership from their G.M Chris. Never in all of our travels had we seen such a "hands on" G.M. in a hotel.
Terri + Heather Ontario

Room Tip: 7th floor facing the harbour
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled on business
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Chris D, General Manager at Doubletree by Hilton Halifax Dartmouth, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2013

Terri and Heather thank you for your kind words and sharing your experience with others. It was a pleasure having you stay with us and for me personally to assist you, I look forward to seeing you again in the future the next time you are in the area.

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Reviewed 9 July 2013

When I arrived, I discovered I had mistakenly booked for the wrong night! The front desk agent was very helpful and was able to change my reservation, even though it had been made through Priceline. A great start to my stay! The bed was comfortable, and the cleanliness was fine. The sink and mirror are separate from the bathroom - I find this to be annoying and inconvenient. There is also carpet on the floor by the sink, which I feel is kinda "icky" (not sure what other word to use! lol). Breakfast in the restaurant downstairs was not that great. Most other hotels in the area with the same star rating have continental breakfast - I think it would be a great addition to this hotel.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled solo
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Greg M, Front Office Manager at Doubletree by Hilton Halifax Dartmouth, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2013

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your stay. I am happy to hear we were able help you with your reservation to ensure you enjoyed your stay. As a staple in the Halifax/Dartmouth Hospitality sector for more than 40 years, we take pride in being able to do everything we can to ensure our guests are as comfortable as possible.

It is true that unlike other hotels in the area which are limited service and provide a complimentary continental breakfast buffet room, our full service hotel provides a 3-meal full service restaurant with Café 101 and provide our guests with multiple breakfast options from our breakfast menu or from our hot and ready breakfast buffet. I trust you will find our friendly Café 101 team warm and welcoming; eager to serve your every need!

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Reviewed 8 July 2013

We've used the Holiday Inn Halifax Harbourview several times in the past and we find it to be consistent and solid. The location is excellent, with balcony rooms that offer sweeping views of Halifax Harbour -- so they are well worth the relatively small premium if you like a room with a view. It's a few blocks walk downhill to the ferry terminal, which offers convenient access to the Halifax waterfront. (On the way back, you can grab a transfer and take the bus up the hill, which will drop you at the transit center across from the hotel -- so it's very convenient. If you choose to walk instead, there is a very nice public garden along the way.) Located adjacent to the Macdonald Bridge, cab fare into Halifax is less than $15, if you don't feel like driving yourself. (The hotel offers free parking.) The property is well-maintained, the staff is friendly and the restaurant is decent. The hotel building itself has been around for a few decades and this will present challenges to any kind of extensive reconfiguration of the small bathrooms, etc. We would like to rate this property a bit above average because we like it better than average, but we will instead offer the caveat that we enjoy this hotel and we would be happy to return.

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Greg M, Front Office Manager at Doubletree by Hilton Halifax Dartmouth, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2013

Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us and your fellow travellers. We do believe we have some of the best views of the Halifax skyline from our Harbourview rooms, and are a great place to watch events out on the water, such as the upcoming Natal Day celebrations on the weekend of August 3rd. Our close proximity to Metro Transit services (including the Harbour passenger ferry) and the MacDonald Bridge makes getting to the Halifax Waterfront an ease.

With various special offer rates, such as our rates for CAA members, we do offer complimentary parking; however, not all rates include parking so I would encourage our guests to verify with our Guest Service Agents if it is included in their rate.

Thank you once again for your kind words regarding our hotel! We look forward to the next time we get to see you again!

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Reviewed 11 June 2013

The sound of someone in the next room taking a whiz is not the wake-up call you normally want. The walls of this place are fairly thin. Conversations in the hall, and the opening and closing of doors, are clearly audible. Other than that it is a Holiday Inn Express. Rooms are clean and comfortable, pillows and towels are fluffy and there is a great buffet breakfast.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Greg M, Front Office Manager at Doubletree by Hilton Halifax Dartmouth, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2013

I am so sorry to hear about your unsatisfactory experience while staying with us. We are always looking forward to our guest’s feedback - both positive and constructive; we are proud to be a staple in our community for over 40 years and it is because of great feedback like yours that allows us to continue to address the needs and concerns of our guests. Thank you as well for your great comments regarding our rooms and restaurant; Café 101! We hope the next time your in the Halifax/Dartmouth area you will come back and stay with us at the Holiday Inn Harbourview again!

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Address: 101 Wyse Rd, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B3A 1L9, Canada (Formerly Holiday Inn Halifax Harbourview)
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Region: Canada > Nova Scotia > Halifax Region > Dartmouth > Dartmouth Centre
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #7 of 11 Hotels in Dartmouth
Price Range: £68 - £122 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Doubletree by Hilton Halifax Dartmouth 2.5*
Number of rooms: 196
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Doubletree by Hilton Halifax Dartmouth offers an ideal location, overlooking the beautiful Halifax Harbour. Just minutes from downtown Halifax, our hotel provides modern guestrooms and suites with free WiFi. Our onsite restaurant, The Narrows Bistro, is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We offer over 13,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting and event space for up to 450 guests. Additional amenities include fitness centre, business centre, and heated indoor pool. ... more   less 
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Holiday Inn Halifax Harbourview Hotel Dartmouth
Holiday Inn Dartmouth
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