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Dartmouth Oceanview Hotel
Ranked #9 of 11 Hotels in Dartmouth
Canada
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131 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Wouldn't want to pay full price”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2012

I chose this restaurant because I was able to get a large discount for an extended stay. The hotel is run down and definitely needs an upgrade. The parking lot is as bad as everyone reports. It is difficult to maneuver to get into and then the parking spots are tight fits requiring a lot of back and forth if there is more than a few cars. The rooms are dumpy. The beds and TV are average. The bathroom badly needs an upgrade. The breakfast is your typical continental breakfast and the all day coffee/tea is convenient. There isn't much around the hotel, but it is convenient and close the ferry to get to Halifax. Staff were very helpful and service was great. Beware if you are not a smoker there is smoking allowed on the top floor, yet the smell permeates throughout.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled on business
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BrianGM, General Manager at Dartmouth Oceanview Hotel, responded to this review, 2 March 2012
Thank you for taking time to let us know about your stay at our hotel. We value every opportunity to look at our guest satisfaction performance, and strive for improvement based on your feedback. Our underground parking will see a number of improvements in the coming year.
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2012

We stayed here because the Halifax side of the harbour seems to be overly expensive. There isn't much choice of accommodation in downtown Dartmouth; it's the Holiday Inn Express or the Super 8 and neither is going to get more than an "average" rating. They don't try to, they simply sell rooms fitted with the basics but are comfortable nonetheless.

Our surprise came at the front desk when the friendly person at reception put a whopping $150 hold on my card for "incidentals". What incidentals? There's no room service, no restaurant, nothing at all that could be called "incidental". I think they should say straight out "to cover any possible damage".

The room was reasonably spacious and the heating excellent. We had a balcony. The building was in good condition, there was a fridge and a microwave in the room, which was spotlessly clean and smelled fresh.

We had a 32" flat screen TV and there was plenty of lighting. A point I've made before with other chains is "insufficient number of power outlets" and this was the case here. Even with a power strip, we didn't have enough sockets to allow us to charge our two computers and phones at the same time. We had to choose between bed lamps or the clock radio before even thinking about our own equipment. No good having a feature if you can't use it!

The bathroom was without a fan but the airconditioner disposed of moisture reasonably quickly. The toilet seat kept hitting against the shelf behind it and would not stay up. Water pressure was fine and there was plenty of hot water for the shower.

Beds were comfortable but bedding was thin; management was obviously relying on the airconditioner being run all night to provide sufficient heat.

So all in all: average. You pay less and get less. Would I stay here again? Yes, it beats the overpriced HI-Express.

Room Tip: Higher up gets better views. Price is the same on all floors.
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
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BrianGM, General Manager at Dartmouth Oceanview Hotel, responded to this review, 2 March 2012
Hello and thank you for taking time to share your thoughts & experience about your stay with us. Your comments allow us to continue to improve our services with a goal of being the best value hotel in Dartmouth. We hope we can be your hotel of choice on any future return trip.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2011

I just stayed here 2 nights and was a bit concerned at first but that feeling did not last long. The location was perfect, the rooms were clean and the staff were great. Price was reasonable and have to say again the staff were great.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled on business
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BrianGM, General Manager at Dartmouth Oceanview Hotel, responded to this review, 21 November 2011
Thank you for sharing your comments on your recent stay. We look forward to the opportunity to being your accommodation of choice in the future.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2011

We stayed at the Super 8 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia for three nights. We chose Dartmouth because it was cheaper, and we were looking for some downtime from our travels rather than a location more centrally located in nearby Halifax.

We had a hire car, but only used it one day during our stay to drive across one of the large bridges linking Dartmouth to Halifax (small toll fee), to explore the greater Halifax area, including the Fairview Cemetary which is the final resting place for many of the titanic victims.

A regular ferry service connects Dartmouth to Halifax (about a ten minute trip). The ferry terminal is a ten minute walk from the Super 8 and costs around $3 per person, per trip. It's a great trip on a sunny day, and there is a nice waterfront park near the terminal, with nice views towards Halifax. Catch the ferry across to Halifax, take a short (but steep) walk up through town to the Botanic Gardens and Citadel.

Parking under the Hotel was available for $6 a night, and whilst the hotel was really quiet during our stay (Thanksgiving), the park spaces are small, and I could see from other Tripadvisor comments how it might be a bit tight and difficult to manouvre in. I believe there is an additional, open air paved area near the hotel for parking also. Parking on the street outside the hotel is free on weekends if you can find it, but during the week you'll have to feed a parking metre.

Let's be reasonable - it's a two star hotel not a Hilton. Overall though we found it to be a pretty comfortable stay and good value (much cheaper than a hostel). We paid around $69 per night booked on Hotwire the night before our arrival. This price included a basic breakfast of cereal, toast, bagels, muffins and some pastries, juice and coffee which I think was offered from 6.30am until around 9.30am.

That price gave us a clean room with a balcony (weather too cold to use though), two double beds, a small bar fridge, coffee machine and great selection of cable tv channels. In addition, the free wifi was really strong and consistent, and we were able to make Skype (phone) calls clearly without any drop outs.

We also made use of the laundry in the basement with no hassles. (Small fee for use of machines).

Nearby there are drugstores, pubs and take-away shops within a couple of blocks walk, with a post office (ask about their ghost!) diagonally across the road.

We had two excellent dinners at the nearby (a few blocks down towards the water) Celtic Pub, and had a couple of great local beers on the rooftop while watching the sun set over Halifax.

Minor downsides to our stay was that our room door had some gaps (about 1 inch) at both the top and bottom of the door which tended to let a bit of the usual door slamming from other guests in. We did request use of an extra fold-out luggage rack however the receptionist seemed more interested in sitting in the foyer watching night-time sport and was unable to assist with our request. No big deal though and like most hotels, we find great customer service tends to be individual-based. Staff were generally pleasant and efficient.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a view on an upper floor perhaps.
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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BrianGM, General Manager at Dartmouth Oceanview Hotel, responded to this review, 4 November 2011
Thank you for sharing your comments regarding your stay and your travels in the area. We apologize for failing to meet your request for an extra luggage rack. We can do better. We hope to have an opportunity to serve you again in the future.
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Nova Scotia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2011

The condition of the hotel and the guest rooms was not very good. VERY old building and the rooms really need to be upgraded....very dark and dingy. However the gentleman on the front desk was very friendly and could not have been more helpful! The rooms on the harbor side have great views and there's a pub within walking distance with great food.

Room Tip: Get a harbor side room for the view.
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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BrianGM, General Manager at Dartmouth Oceanview Hotel, responded to this review, 4 November 2011
Thank you for your comments regarding your recent stay. We will be working to upgrade our decor and room amenities in the coming months. The pub is a popular spot for both our guests and staff.
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Additional Information about Dartmouth Oceanview Hotel

Property: Dartmouth Oceanview Hotel
Address: 65 King Street, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y 4C2, Canada
Region: Canada > Nova Scotia > Halifax Region > Dartmouth > Dartmouth Centre
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 11 Hotels in Dartmouth
Price range (per night): $93 - $192
Hotel Class:2 star — Dartmouth Oceanview Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 80
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Minutes walk to the Halifax Harbour ferry. A 12 minute ride to everything in downtown Halifax without the parking or traffic congestion. Clean, comfortable rooms and suites, close to great restaurants, 20 minute drive to the airport. Also near Mic Mac Mall and Dartmouth Crossing. Downtown value & convenience without downtown prices. ... more   less 
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