Dart Marina Hotel and Spa
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washing was still damp but we hauled it in and draped in on clothes
horses etc before bed in case of rain or night dew. Another great
Thursday the 19th of
September – Any damp washing
was finished off in the dryer, breakfast done, train sorted to meet
up with Ali, bags packed and LUNCH. Jeremy had ordered a crab and it
was huge – this is what we had for lunch along ...
What an emotional few days its been! Not crying when I expected to and crying at unexpected moments. Probably not helped by my organisational skills (or lack of them) and leaving EVERYTHING to the final few days to sort out; including jabs, rucksack buying, moving out, selling belongings, packing, opening bank accounts. Remaining surprisingly calm and not ...
... another open top machine gunned, heavily trooped vehicle. After this a few more motorbikes. All,very intimidating! Far more scary than any animals we had encountered.
We said goodbye to Kate and Sarah at the airport and started on or 24hour journey home. It was very sad to leave and we wished we had of had more time to explore other places. Another trip is needed and the boys can't ...
... made a big circle as the music got faster and they told William to go and dance in the middle with a couple of hundred people watching. He bravely did, and performed some hilarious dance followed by James who equally matched the dancing. In turn everyone in this large circle had to perform. After a few more drinks and then home to bed, Shane , Rob and the boys jumped in the pool with the boys fully dressed. Rob and Shane had some more beer. What an amazing ...
... the river and started graving on lawn. The Dining veranda was raised by about 15 foot so we could watch the Hippo safely. Martin the manager says it comes every night for a graze and is a lone hippo who has been separated from its pod.
We had to get up early the next day as we had the long drive back to Chinhoyi. (Shane and Kate's home), followed by our flight home the next day. We got to Chinhoyi at about half six. Had supper and then ...
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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.