I stayed in this hotel for one night, using it as a base for exploring the area, specifically dover castle and Canterbury cathedral. I was a little torn as to how to rate it - the hotel does it's 4 stars justice, it's clean and the rooms are spacious, the staff are courteous, and it's location on the waterfront is the nicest location for dover. The beds are very comfortable, and we didn't suffer any noise to disturb our rest. The rooms were on the cold side, when we complained we were told that the central heating isn't turned on in the spring, however we were brought a heater and it heated the room well. Unfortunately the bathroom remained very cold, so I opted out of a full shower or bath, and settled for a quick wash, shivering over the basin..
Less than satisfactory. It is a pretty location, but were I to do this trip again, I would have based ourselves in Canterbury, which is a beautiful, quaint town, with many bars and restaurants, instead of at dover, which is a little underwhelming. Both dover castle and Canterbury cathedral were magnificent. The castle had a staff of actors who brought the history to life. They were excellent! I wasn't traveling with kids, but the children there vastly enjoyed the interactive entertainment, as did we as onlookers. We travelled to dover by train from London, and from there to Canterbury by bus. I was impressed by the convenient public transportation, and if I'd had more time in the area, I would have taken advantage of the buses further, and visited Deal castle, which a local advised me was lovely.
- 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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