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Dover House
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Reviewed 30 May 2013

The best thing about this property is that it is a brilliant location just across from a really popular beach.
Parking is outside each unit with a permit displayed in the car which avoids beachgoers taking up your parking space.
The units are a bit basic- no luxuries but are very clean and have full kitchen with dishwasher. The kitchens look a bit worn and the fridge had definitely seen better days.
The resort has its own pool that is fenced with a lock so only resort users get access to it. Water warm and clean.
Delray Beach is a nice area with lots of shops and good restaurants to choose from. All within easy walking distance.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with friends
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3  Thank Gingerhair54
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Reviewed 3 May 2013

Check in was easy, full kitchen, bedroom, bath. Bars and restaurants within walking distance. Only complaint was $250 deposit that had to be held on card and pool a little cold. Could see beach from hotel, staff was very helpful and room very clean. Overall I'd go back again!

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Amanda C
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Reviewed 1 March 2013

The Dover House is a Time-Share/Rental Property. Owners who have bought weeks can stay here once they pay their annual assessment, currently $860 per week. People who own time share units at other properties can stay here by going through a time-share exchange company. Also, people can rent by the night, with a 3-day minimum stay. The Dover House has its own informative website with plenty of photographs of the property.

Our family has been staying at the Dover House for over five years, and we always enjoy our weeks there. Several times we have had other couples stay with us, and they also enjoyed their stay. There are about 42 units, a smaller property, all units being the same. Up to four people can stay in a unit. There is one bedroom with a nice comfortable king-sized bed. The Flexsteel couch in the living room also makes a bed.

This is not the Ritz. No "white gloves" and no "white glove" prices. But it is very pleasant and comfortable. The buildings are older, but have character, and are well-maintained. The inside of the units have had extensive remodeling/redecoration in the last 18 months...new furniture, new mattresses, fine bed linens, painting, new drapes, new blinds, new flat screen tv's, new laminate floor. Units are clean and comfortable. Not super fancy, but easily nice enough for most people. There are wide balconies or sitting areas in front of all units, all with great views and a perfect place to sit and drink coffee, read, and relax.

The grounds and fountain courtyard are lovely with interesting brick-work and flower beds. The courtyard patio furniture is old, has been repainted, but appears to be on its "last leg" and needs to be replaced. The grounds are very spacious, with abundant space. Many resorts in Florida are cramped concrete jungles..not the Dover House. The tropical landscaping-flowers, shrubs, and trees are lovely and well-kept. There is also a very nice patio deck area with a bench, nearby picnic table, and two gas grills.

The pool is large and excellent with plenty of poolside seating, both in sun and in shade. There is a pool house with restrooms, dressing areas, and showers. The pool area is clean and well maintained. The pool is located towards the back side of the resort in a quiet, private area. This is a great place to spend several hours each day. Between the unit buildings and the pool is a very large lawn, which makes the resort seem so spacious.

The location could not be better. Delray Beach is a wonderful resort city. The Dover House sits right across the street from the main public beach of Delray-over a mile long. There is a wide level sidewalk that runs parallel to the beach for great walks. The beach itself is very nice, more of a natural beach with lots of sea grapes to control erosion. The Dover House is surrounded by luxury condos and other rentals as well as very nice homes. There are half a dozen good restaurants just a block north from the Dover House. And the main street of Delray, Atlantic Avenue, is just a block away, with many quaint shops and many various restaurants all within a few blocks. The location is superb-a great area.

The staff is generally very friendly and helpful. The groundskeeper is constantly tending to the property. In the evening, security personal stroll the grounds, and greet the guests making them feel at ease. Basic supplies-toilet paper, paper towels, detergent, sponges, soap, etc.. are provided, but a recent change of policy has limited the supply of toilet paper provided per unit to 2 rolls a week. It seems very possible that 4 adults may run out of the basic provided supplies before the 7th day, so be prepared to go to the store. The units are well-stocked with a full kitchen...nice dishes, glassware including wine glasses, wine bottle opener, utensils, toaster, coffeepot, microwave, basic appliances, etc...The cookware is the older aluminum and should definitely be updated. There is one room on the property with a washer and dryer, located in one of the buildings.

The property is older, but is generally well-maintained. According to operating personnel, in the near future, the exterior of all buildings and walkways will be painted and significant necessary repairs to the multiple parking lot pavements will occur. The Florida sun and salty air take its toll on the property, but the managers keep an eye on everything, as well as listen to input from unit owners and tenants, and the progress is apparent. During one of our stays, we observed all the roofs being power-washed. It is reassuring to see the property well-maintained and updated.

All in all, this resort is very nice. If you are seeking a great location near a wonderful beach in a nice clean area, you should consider staying here. You can really relax here and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. And if renting, the rates are quite reasonable...I have compared the nightly rates to several nearby rentals and hotels, and the rates here are significantly lower than most...a good value for a great vacation. Best times to come are November-March when the weather is usually great and you can escape from the winter in much of the rest of the country. We have enjoyed our weeks at the Dover House and hope to enjoy them for many years to come.

Room Tip: This property has two floors, but no elevator, only stairs. If stairs are a problem, ask for a room on the first floor. If stairs are not a problem, the view of the ocean is much better on the second floor. If you prefer to avoid sun, the balcony of building 3 is always shady during the winter months!
  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with family
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5  Thank JohnE3737
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Reviewed 26 February 2013

Visited Dover House Resort October 2012 after a Central America cruise. Arrived at 1pm to be told that nobody could help us till 2pm and we could not park outside without a permit (catch 22?)
We parked many streets down and walked to a restaurant. Went to ' Bostons on the Beach' and was served a quite average lunch. 6USD each for a bottle of beer !
Got our permit and moved into our accomodation. Very comfortable, with all necessary ameneties. The Resort has a very clean swimming pool and gardens full of small lizards and things that looked like earthworms, which came through the air ducts. Not harmful though.
Downtown Delray has many bars and restaurants far superior to the ones next to the resort.
We also visited Cafe Luna Rosa which was very pretentious and overpriced.
Check out of the Resort was quite scary with a leaftet warning you that you would be charged 25 usd for every 15 mins over your checkout time (10.00 am).
Overall this place was quite peaceful, except for occasional noisy kids next door. Well maintained, and clean. Staff could have been a little more pleasant, especially at checkin. Gave us a bad impression of the place right at the start.

Room Tip: Arrive after 2pm to check in.
  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank FrankDS
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Reviewed 27 January 2013

We exchanged our timeshare through RCI so that family members could get together for Christmas.
I booked two units at the Dover house, one for parents, and one for brother and wife from Seattle.
Check in was easy, and when the unit just below the office was not acceptable, due to the smell of being unused prior, immediately Louis, the groundskeeper who was helping, brought us back up to office to get another.
Next we went across the parking lot to unit 109, which was great.
Our second unit was 202, which was also great. Both well appointed with nice fresh towels and very clean.
Staff was accommodating when called. Had trouble accessing free wifi at first, but someone came right over to help.
Outside grounds were meticulous. Didn't have a chance to use grills, or pool, but they looked good.
Free parking is a plus as well as the proximity to Atlantic Ave, beach and all the offerings of Delray Beach!

Stayed: December 2012, travelled with family
2  Thank JEO56
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