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Best Western Plus Dover Marina Hotel & Spa
Ranked #5 of 9 Hotels in Dover
Aslackby
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“Dover at it's best MIKE T.”
Reviewed 4 November 2013

We stayed here prior to catching the ferry the next day to France.
The hotel is a great place to stay; in Dover there are many places that are cheaper, and you get what you pay for. This hotel is friendly, clean, great views of the harbour. The real surprise was the excellent quality of the food and service.

Room Tip: Free parking is available at the back of the hotel, but you need a windscreen ticket from the hotel...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 October 2013

Very nice and help full when I arrived, don't have to pay for parking, friendly, room smallish wobbly floors, not a problem to us,sea view, was lovely looking out, some moan about seagull, your at the seaside what do you expect, love it, we didn't eat there but food looked nice, More at dover Marina than I thought, it was good, clean and nice,

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Ocean Grove, Australia
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Reviewed 29 October 2013

I booked last minute on the day with no problems as it was out of peak season. Lobby is well presented and the staff are very friendly. I stayed for 2 nights in room 312 with a sea view and the room was very clean and modern, the bed was very comfortable like sleeping on a cloud. The bathroom did let it the room down a bit it needs to be updated. Being an old building the floors are on a slope and quite uneven, however I didn't find this to be a huge issue. ( management do have a note in the rooms if you find it a problem they are willing to move you to a different room)
After enjoying the beautiful scenic walk of the cliffs I treated myself to an afternoon tea in the waterfront cafe overlooking the beach, a lovely way to relax after a long walk on a cold windy day. I ordered room service one evening my dinner arrived quickly and was enjoyable. I would certainly stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 October 2013

From experience, this hotel is the ideally located for the ferry port for both outward an return journeys with great views of the harbour, its extremely close to the de Bradiel shopping village,and the restaurant serves consistently good food.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Ordino, Andorra
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Reviewed 27 October 2013

We were joining a ship and for logistical reasons we had no option but to stay in Dover overnight. This hotel seemed like a good bet, close to the centre of the town and not far from the cruise terminal. The room was of a good size, the bathroom was clean and with all the usual facilities, and the big bonus was the large balcony, an excellent place to sit and watch the Channel ferries entering and leaving the port.
We ate a snack meal in the hotel that evening, which was excellent and moderately priced, and had the full breakfast - part of the package we'd bought - the following morning. That too was ample and tasty. The staff were efficient and friendly, and the atmosphere welcoming. We would have no hesitation about staying there again.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 October 2013

I stayed here in March 2013 for one night. I paid for the sea view based on the Trip Advisor recommendations but I must say, I didn't really feel it was worth it.

I stayed in room 210. It was quite a comfortable room, nice bed, tv, a desk area, the usual. The room is not the most modern and the floor was a bit slanted. This wasn't a problem for me at all though; I am assuming the floor was like that because it is a listed building. The bathroom was ok. It was clean and quite big. I also had no problem with noise.

The lobby is very nice and the free parking was very useful. I did try the hotel restaurant for dinner and although I didn’t really like the food much and would not eat there again. The staff were very pleasant though. They also took my Tastecard which was a nice surprise. I just happened to check on the off chance. Although do mention it to them when booking the restaurant or they might not accept it.

The town centre is very close by and is a very short walk. As others have mentioned, the cafe next door is excellent. I had breakfast there before I left and it was very tasty and reasonably priced.

Overall the hotel and the stay was ok. I'm not really sure what makes it a 4* hotel though as I really didn't see it as one. It’s a 3* really.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Best Western Plus Dover Marina Hotel & Spa
Address: Waterloo Crescent, Dover CT17 9BP, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Dover
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 9 Hotels in Dover
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Best Western Plus Dover Marina Hotel & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 81
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The new 81 room Best Western Dover Marina Hotel is set in a Georgian Terrace building and commands stunning views across the Dover seafront with the famous Dover castle in the background. It is centrally located just a few minutes from the Ferry and Cruise terminals and 5 minute walk from the town centre, the hotel facilities include Free Wifi, a Restaurant, Bar & Lounge, and Coffee Shop brewing Starbucks Coffee and Movenpick Icecream.The Waterfront Spa will be open from 01st March 2013 offering a range of Beauty Tretments, Manicure, Pedicure and Massages. ... more   less 
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