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Dart Marina Hotel and Spa
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Dartmouth
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 7 June 2014

We stayed for 3 nights in May 2014 and enjoyed it so much we returned for a few more nights in June. Excellent hotel, good service and a good location. Not cheap but worth it in our opinion. Go for the rooms with balcony, well worth the extra.

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Reviewed 6 June 2014

Well, yes it has a great position, the staff were friendly, wonderful B and w photos on the walls and our room had a nice view, but this hotel needs dragging into the 21st century. I suspect the problem is at management level. I got the impression that many guests were repeat customers, which in the light of our experience seemed rather strange.Other reviewers have commented on the size of the room. Ours was very small, hardly room to move, likewise the bathroom with a weird and uncomfortable place for the plug hole in the middle of the bath and a toilet seat positioned so the flush could not be operated until the toilet seat was down !
My wife (a world expert...) says that normally the advertised Elemis beauty products in a good hotel would include individual sized shampoo, conditioner, body lotion,as a minimum, replenished every day.However in our room there was just shampoo and shower gel in industrial size containers by the bath which were difficult to access.
The restaurant was a big problem. It seemed like the evening menu never changed. There was little or no local produce. Such a shame when the area has plenty of local produce to offer. The menu included dishes which had laughably pretentious ingredients ( foam, jus and emulsion??? Come on...sounds more like a hardware store !) The food was definitely not freshly cooked. Fairly grim..Zero atmosphere in dining room, more like a rest home in Eastbourne. Wine list was couched in equally pretentious and daft language and appeared to be trying to have one bottle from too many countries rather than having the confidence to offer more bottles from fewer countries. The second night we ate at a great local restaurant in town . So would we go back? Nope - not until the management sorts it all out. Shame. Missed opportunity.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 June 2014

A really good hotel in a wonderful location overlooking the river and a couple of minutes from the town restaurants and boat pier. Food was extremely good. Staff on the whole very good. Our only disappointment was our room. We booked the double with balcony but it was far too small for two

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Reviewed 4 June 2014

Just returned from five nights at this lovely hotel, right on the River Dart and exceptionally quiet and peaceful. The staff were friendly and professional, the rooms comfortable and spotlessly clean with lovely views of the river and the food in the restaurant delicious. Would highly recommend this hotel and hope to return again before too long.

Room Tip: I would recommend asking for a room on the top floor.
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Reviewed 4 June 2014

Long time fans of this hotel - but this time disappointed by tired rooms in need of updating and waiting staff in need of more training. Felt let down as this weekend was planned as a celebration for my mother's 80th birthday. However, staff friendly, food and riverside position excellent. Would love to see it improve.

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Reviewed 4 June 2014

Me and my boyfriend took a weekend break here at the end of May. We stayed in one of the new Britannia Rooms, which was beautiful and had an amazing view over the river and sliding doors which opened the room up to the outside. We had dinner on one of the evenings and the food was exceptional. Throughout the service from all the staff was friendly and helpful. Everything had been thought of and taken care of. The location of the hotel is perfect, its just far enough away from the centre of Dartmouth to be quiet and restful but just short enough to make a lovely stroll along the promenade day or night to reach the delightful shops, galleries and other restaurants. We will definitely be back and would recommend it to everyone who wants a relaxing break away.

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Reviewed 3 June 2014

Service and hotel first class and very handy for Dartmouth and surrounding area but a bit on the pricey side.See you again hopefully.We spent two lovely days on the river Dart and at sea.Thankyou. Graham Franklin








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Additional Information about Dart Marina Hotel and Spa

Address: Sandquay Road, Dartmouth TQ6 9PH, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Dartmouth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Dartmouth
Price Range: £118 - £290 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Dart Marina Hotel and Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 49
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Simply breath-taking by the River Dart. Early morning walks, slow afternoons taking tea on the terrace, evenings watching the lights dance on the river. Not forgetting food glorious food. The River Restaurant certainly lives up to its name with wide River views from every table. Dart Marina is a place where it’s easy to hide away in a peaceful corner, spend an hour in the Spa, or just while away the time gazing at the amazing views. ... more   less 
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