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“Review of food only - it was OK”
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The Marine Hotel
Ranked #5 of 9 Hotels in Hartlepool
Darlington, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
515 reviews
76 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
“Review of food only - it was OK”
Reviewed 11 May 2013

Cashed in a "Groupon" voucher for a carvery for two people. Made very welcome by the waitress. Had a bowl of soup to start with [OK] then had a reasonable carvery with three meats and a good selection of veg. Not too much of an atmosphere as we were the only only ones in the restaurant!! The floor could have done with a hoover - tinsle etc still left from a previous event!!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2013

It was abaloutly amazing I love the marine hotel it is one of the best hotel in Hartlepool the food is truly delicious and staff are really friendly I recomened this hotel to every one because it was totally fabulous!you should all go!!!

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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled solo
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2013

I visited the hotel on a recent drive out and have to say that the food and service from the staff as extremely pleasent. The pâté is some of best I've tasted and the parmo with home made chips an enjoyable delight and filled a hole after a freezing walk along the seafront. Good value and the staff mean ill definitely be making another visit soon.

Stayed March 2013
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5 Thank Donnerz79
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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2013

After reading these reviews I felt that I had to put something on here as I've visited this hotel on numerous occasions and the food is very nice and enjoyable. I particularly like the pâté and hunters chicken. It is also nice to have home made chips and crispy onion rings instead of frozen and soggy stuff.

I can't understand why there is bad reviews as on each occassion my meal has been lovely and will be returning again. The staff are also very helpful and efficient and if any problems help out straight away especially in relation to children and picky eaters !! Which some of my friend are.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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4 Thank sue_2679
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stockton on tees
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2013

We were told it was advisable to book a table but when we got there were only 2 occupied. The bread you got with the soup was a small slice off a baguette or something similar.
When we went for the Carvery there were 3 meats looking very unappetizing, as there was nothing to cover them up. The chef wasted meat trying to get to the good bit. I know we were there early at 6-30 pm but it looked as though it had been left from dinner time.The Yorkshire puddings were flat and cold as were the vegetables, these were carrots ,swede, onions, parsnips and roast and mash potato. There was mint sauce with no lamb, pork but no apple sauce. Overall not a very enjoyable meal.
The staff were friendly but when told all we got was we will tell chef.
If you want a better Carvery in Seaton Carew try the Schooner further along the coast on an estate, it is better and cheaper.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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Hartlepool
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2013

We ate at the restaurant on 22nd March 2013. It was a Friday night and we were one of 4 tables - never a good sign.
Starters - some of the party ordered cheese and bacon potato boats. These arrived without the bacon but smothered in BBQ sauce. We sent these back to the kitchen. Credit to the chef, fresh potato boats arrived with bacon, albeit after the rest of the party had finished their starter.
Mains - ok
Deserts - the Cheesecake of the Day was Cherry. When this arrived it was normal cheesecake with a cherry compot on top. The Cheesecake itself was tasteless. One of the party had a Creme Brûlée and again this was not very tasty.
Service - we had a child in our party who got a FruitShoot as part of their meal deal. We had to ask for this mid way through the meal and then the wrong flavour was brought over. When you look at this in light of the starter incident, I do question the capability of the staff.

Our party will not be returning in a hurry. There are much nicer restuarant's in Hartlepool.

  • Stayed March 2013
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Derby, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2012

Have stopped at this hotel approximately 6 times through work. If I was booking the hotel I definitely would not stop in this hotel. I have always been given a back room, often with ground floor views over the car park and brick wall. The breakfast has always been terrible - very greasy and has been cooked several hours earlier. Some of the rooms are dark & dingy and don't even have a shaver point. Don't stop here - go elsewhere.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled on business
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Property: The Marine Hotel
Address: The Front | Seaton Carew, Hartlepool TS25 1BS, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Durham > Hartlepool
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 9 Hotels in Hartlepool
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — The Marine Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
25 bed 3 star hotel. Beautiful sea views with a very popular restaurant and bar. ... more   less 
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