Dart Marina Hotel and Spa
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Dartmoor is extensive high ridge country north of Plymouth, with open grassland, forests, gullies and gorges, wild ponies, sheep, army, prison, pubs, and lots of legends.
We had lunch with Allan and Lesley and Jake at a pub run by an award winning chef, then did a loop up over the moor on our way to the next call at Ivybridge.
... our home. Our trip now seems an age ago and a day where we could wake up at 10am and then go back to bed if we wanted are a distant memory, yet the experiences of that trip are still as clear as day.
I look forward to reading this blog in years to come to remind myself of these times, and hopefully tell Rory all about the adventure his Mum and Dad had and inspire him.
We stayed with good friends John and Liz Ellison in the lighthouse keepers' cottage on Whitsand Bay. The shoreline has been devastated by the winter storms, so the white sand of previous years has been removed to expose great bars of rock.
On the peninsula there are small villages, one of the prettiest being Cawsand.
Also the Mt Edgecumbe estate is home to an extensive and spectacular carmelia ...
Plymouth has always been a strategic port for England, none more so than when the Spanish armada called. Part of the armada anchored in the bay, whereupon Francis Drake declared he had to finish his game of bowls before sorting them out. The storm gods were on his side, and the rest is ...
It seems forever since we returned from our trip, and slowly I'm sorting through the photos taken. Up to yet there are nearly 2000 piccies and quite a few videos. I know you don't want to be bored silly but as quite a few of you wanted to see them I thought Id share some wildlife ones first taken whilst we were travelling. (You must click on an individual photo to read the information that's attached)
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Dart Marina Hotel and Spa Dartmouth
Loved the splace
We stayed at the hotel in September, we had a nightmare of a journey, and turned up quite late, we were booked in by the night porter without any hasstle and shown to our room, nice touch that was we had a fresh pot of tea made for us by the chap and a pleasent conversation for half an hour, a credit to the company. The room was really nice very clean and well laid out with a comfy bed. The food was quite good and once again excellent service by the staff. They have a health spa was difficult to get a booking as they were full but we understood that as last minute triers so to speak we would struggle. A nice pool great gym and lovely staff once more. All in all i would say this place was A1 a real nice friendly and relaxing place in a great location thanks for all your help
This hotel is really worth visiting. The location is perfect - just overlooking the marina away from the main part of town but within an easy 5 minute walk from the centre. The Wildfire bistro is a must - amazing food and great big umbrellas with heaters so you can eat al fresco - and enjoy the views. Definitely get a room in the new part of the hotel - the old part (which you have to walk through to get to new bit) is really really dated and that's why I'm only giving it a 4 out of 5. The new rooms are superb - great decor and nice touches like fresh flowers, fudge (great) and bathrobes. Breakfast was superb and dining facilities lovely.
We have just returned from a brief (one night) stay at the Dart Marina. The hotel has a stunning location overlooking the river and near the paddle car ferry. We stayed in a "traditional" room which was excellent, clean tidy and well equipped. The staff were also very friendly, polite and efficient. We stayed bed and breakfast and had booked a table at the Wildfire restaurant where you can eat outside and enjoy the scenery to the full. Typically for the first time in months it rained and we had to eat indoors at the hotel's river restaurant. The food was excellent but we felt the menu did not offer a great deal of choice and was a little expensive if not included in the dinner bed and breakfast rate. but that did not detract from the overall very enjoyable expereience. We will return!
I booked the Dart marina hotel as a birthday treat and also time for relaxation (dinner, bed and breakfast ) On arrival we were met by a friendly porter who kindly took our bags over to the reception area. Here we were effieciently booked it. Then we were offered a welcoming drink- al ocal liquer. We then went up to our room. We chose this hotel and room for the views. I have to admit the photos on the web site were not as we found the room. Although it was clean and had everything in it -the decor was somewhat dated and dark- not contempory and airy as seen on the web site.The bathroom was well equipped, superb toiletries and the bathrobes an added bonus.The room was also well equipped with bottled water, biscuits, a gift of fudge (very tasty) tea and coffee making facilities, magazines and tourist information etc.... The view from the room was excellent. It was nice to have a private balcony were we could sit out and enjoy the view. The restaurant
Booked into this hotel after viewing it the website. The website gave examples of excellent, luxurious modern rooms. So without hesitation it seemed the natural choice. The hotel is set in one of most beautiful location you can image.
Myself and a colleague booked to stay at the hotel, which had been recommended to us. Unfortunately upon being provided with our rooms they bore no resemblence to the contempary styled rooms in the brochure and wer completely dated, although clean.
Have just returned from the Dart Marina Hotel. All I have are good things to say about the place. Stopped in a Double Deluxe which was modern, clean and classy. Service was fantastic and staff very friendly. All in all a great couple of days in Dartmouth.
Great value break
was lucky to recieve e mail informing me of special offer price for the month of january. excellent value two nights dbb for only 168 POUNDS.
room was standard but with a great view.
food fantastic, staff helpfull and very friendly.
we were given a welcome drink on arrival and booked in by stuart who was of the old school, very efficent.
there is building work taking place very very near the hotel, but we were warned about this when we booked and it did not affect our wonderful weekend at all, would highly recommend this hotel.
Good location and service
Great hotel and service though the breakfast service was a shambles and let down the whole experience.
I stayed here after turning up without a booking. Initially the receptionist wanted £234 for bed and breakfast which I thought was too much. This was eventually lowered to £110 which I accepted. The room had recently been refurbished to a very high and contemporary standard. The soap had not been replaced, however the very friendly and helpful staff brought some straight away. Five minutes later the desk manager was at the door to apologise! The only shortcoming was that the room overlooked some building works of a new development next door, although this was quiet and did not spoil the fantastic view (This was room 51 on the 1st floor). The room was very quiet and had a small juliet style balcony.