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Dartmouth Oceanview Hotel
Ranked #9 of 11 Hotels in Dartmouth
Reviewed 13 October 2011

This hotel is very close to the ferry to Halifax, the bridge to Halifax and to several good restaurants. The staff were helpful and the rooms are spacious. They let us store bags while we went on a trip to Cape Breton. I would stay there again.

Room Tip: The rooms overlooking the harbour are smaller than others but have a great view.
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  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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BrianGM, General Manager at Dartmouth Oceanview Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2011

Thank you for your comments. We think we offer one of the best harbour views in all of Halifax Dartmouth.

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Reviewed 13 October 2011

I stayed in this hotel for 4 nights back in July and everything was fine. I especially liked the lobby each morning, and being able to get a coffee and sit and relax while waiting for my ride to pick me up.
In the evenings i had the chance to explore and easily found my way to the Halifax ferry not a 10 minute walk away. Right next to it was a band playing to a very large crowd so it is quite a happening spot! Alderberry i think was the name of the place. Nice Irish / (almost NL) pub around the corner.
Room was spacious and clean and everything worked. good connection to the internet and the bed was fantastic.

Room Tip: Always be pleasant with the front desk agent when checking in....it can get you an upgraded room any...
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  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled on business
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BrianGM, General Manager at Dartmouth Oceanview Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2011

We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. Our location next to the harbour ferry that is only 12 minutes to downtown Halifax is often mentioned by many guests as a great advantage. Celtic Corner (Irish) Pub is also very popular with many.

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Reviewed 27 September 2011

Stayed 3 different times at this hotel and each was a very good experience. There was a pleasant and knowledgeable check-in person, a clean BIG room with a nice view, beds were comfortable, a standard breakfast of fruit, cereals, muffins, boiled eggs, etc. The location is pretty easy to find and a short distance to the passenger ferry or to a shoreline trail for a jog. Nice enough area. The hotel is older, and has no exercise room or pool, but for the price it was a great deal.

Room Tip: Might request a room with a view of Halifax harbor.
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  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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BrianGM, General Manager at Dartmouth Oceanview Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2011

Thank you for taking time to share your experiences during your stay with us. We do have a fitness centre onsite and also provide complimentary swim passes to the Dartmouth Sportsplex. Be sure and ask us for a pass on a return visit in the future.

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Reviewed 10 September 2011

Very old place and not enough chairs for breakfast. Bad room and dangerous parking lot. Friendly staff and goog location.

  • Stayed: August 2011
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BrianGM, General Manager at Dartmouth Oceanview Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2011

We are sorry to hear that we did not meet all of your expectations during your stay with us. Please contact the General Manager directly if you would like to give us another opportunity to do better.

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Reviewed 31 July 2011

We had a one night stay and were amazed at the spacious King Size room very clean and brightly decorated.The staff were very helpful and very pleasant. I would definetly reccomend Super 8 for a great place to stay and great variety for the Continental Breakfast! Way to Go Super 8 !

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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BrianGM, General Manager at Dartmouth Oceanview Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2011

We are very pleased to hear that you really enjoyed our hotel and hospitality. Be sure and let us know you are a previous guest when you come visit again.

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Reviewed 29 July 2011

I've stayed here at least twice before and have no problem with the hotel, but there isn't much point bringing kids here since there is no pool. The breakfast is good, although they appeared to be short-staffed the day I was there as I eventually joined no less than 3 other hotel guests in foraging in the kitchen ourselves for bagels, bread, cream cheese, and cream/milk, since the supplies kept running out and no one was coming to replenish them. I was there fully an hour and a half before breakfast was over, so it wasn't as if they were letting things run out nearing close. If you stay on weekends, you can park on the street for free, unlimited, which is much better in my opinion. I was offered their above ground parking for $6 as their underground was full, and when I asked the clerk if the above ground parking had easy access back into the hotel because I was in a lot of pain from 15 hrs in the car, she was honest and said not really. We wish we had known the place was pet friendly, we would have brought the dog instead of leaving her at home to be walked once a day by a neighbour.

Room Tip: Stay on weekend, parking on street is free and seems fairly safe.
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  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with friends
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BrianGM, General Manager at Dartmouth Oceanview Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2011

Thank you for offering your comments on your stay with us. We apologize for the shortage in staff coverage in the breakfast area that morning. We certainly can do better. We also look forward to your return visit. Please bring your puppy along as we are always a welcoming pet friendly hotel. You will find treats at the front desk.

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Reviewed 22 July 2011

Surprised, disappointed, disgusted are a few of the words my family would use to describe our stay. The pictures posted on this hotels website are misleading to say the least. First of all the area he hotel is located, albeit close to the ferry, was didn't give us the warm fizzies. When we walked throuh he door we were greeted by an updated foyer, however stepping off the elevator on our floor was another story. The stench of what could only be described as old and musky slapped us in the face. Still open minded we made our way to our room where we found complimentary coffee, only to discover it was outdated, ok no biggy. When lookin for an extra pillow we found it alright, tied up in a garbage bag. Next we discovered no toilet paper in the washroom, again no biggy. So we asked the "gentleman" at the front desk if he would mind having it refilled (we were on our way out). Instead he reached under the front desk and plopped a roll of toilet paper for us to take wih us! The Pièce de résistance Was yet to come. The next morning as we were packing up our youngest daughter said Mommy what's this?" to our horror and disgust it was a
sticky mouse trap that she found under our bed! Thankfully there was no critter attached, however there were droppings of said critter(s). Needless to say our
family will not be staying at this "hotel" again.

  • Stayed: July 2011
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BrianGM, General Manager at Dartmouth Oceanview Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2011

Thank you for taking time to let us know about your stay with us. We are very sorry that our service did not meet your expectations. The coffee package date that you noted as being expired is actually the production date. We did follow up with our supplier to confirm the information. Sticky traps are randomly used to test and check that our rooms are free of any insects/fleas etc. Our property has never experienced a mouse/rodent problem. Again we sincerely regret our service failure in addressing your requests. Please feel free to contact the General Manager if you would like to give us an opportunity to do better on your next visit to the city.

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Additional Information about Dartmouth Oceanview Hotel

Address: 65 King Street, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y 4C2, Canada
Region: Canada > Nova Scotia > Halifax Region > Dartmouth > Dartmouth Centre
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 11 Hotels in Dartmouth
Price Range: £56 - £115 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Dartmouth Oceanview Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 80
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Minutes walk to the Halifax Harbour ferry. A 12 minute ride to everything in downtown Halifax without the parking or traffic congestion. Clean, comfortable rooms and suites, close to great restaurants, 20 minute drive to the airport. Also near Mic Mac Mall and Dartmouth Crossing. Downtown value & convenience without downtown prices. ... more   less 
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