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Outdoor pool, highly praised restaurant, free passes to Dartmouth Sportsplex

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free wired Internet
  • Many guests praised the views of the harbour and Halifax from their rooms
  • Many reviewers described their rooms as clean and generally comfortable
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their helpful service
  • Many guests enjoyed the food at the on-site restaurant
Cons
  • The parking fees were thought to be too high by a few guests ($11.44 per night)
  • A few reviewers did not like that the bathroom was configured with the sink outside the bathroom
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Internet
Editor's Analysis
Updated Jul 15, 2014
Overview
Situated in Dartmouth at the base of the MacDonald Bridge, this hotel features views of the Halifax Harbour and the Halifax skyline. This hotel is well suited for guests who prefer pleasant views of the city and are comfortable accessing downtown Halifax by car or ferry.

All rooms are smoke free and include a flat screen TV, a coffeemaker, a desk, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer and air conditioning. Select rooms also include a microwave and a mini-fridge. Some rooms feature views of the Halifax Harbour and the Halifax skyline, while suites at this hotel also include a private balcony, a sofabed and/or a jetted tub.

Wheelchair-accessible rooms are available (two in total), and this hotel has elevators. Pets are permitted in select rooms for an additional fee of $25 per stay. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel, while free wired Internet is also available in the guest rooms and in the business centre.

The on-site restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Room service is available daily fro 7 am to 10 pm.

On-site recreational facilities include an outdoor seasonal pool and a fitness centre. This hotel also offers free passes to the Dartmouth Sportsplex (across the street) which offers fitness classes, a running track, a weight room, a hot tub and pool, plus an arena.

Parking is available on site for an additional nightly fee of $11.44. Other on-site amenities include a business centre, meeting rooms, a 24-hour front desk, concierge service, safe deposit boxes, luggage storage and a guest laundry facility.

The Alderny Landing ferry terminal, offering service to downtown Halifax, is a 7-minute walk away. Downtown Halifax is 30 minutes away on foot, via the MacDonald Bridge pedestrian path, or a 7-minute drive away. Downtown attractions include Casino Nova Scotia, the Halifax Metro Centre, the Halifax Citadel Historic Fort and the Halifax waterfront boardwalk area.

Mic Mac Mall is 7 minutes away by car, while the Halifax International Airport (YHZ) is a 25-minute drive away. (All walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by a front desk agent on May 20, 2014: All property details.
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The Good
Many guests described enjoyable experiences at this hotel, among the reviews sourced for this editorial, and several aspects of the property were praised.

Many reviewers enjoyed the views of the harbour and downtown Halifax from their rooms. The rooms were often described as clean and generally comfortable, while a few guests added that the beds were comfortable. A few reviewers found the rooms quiet, but some other guests did not (see below for more details).

The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and accommodating service.

Many guests enjoyed the food served at the on-site restaurant.

A few reviewers found the hotel well located for accessing the ferry terminal and some guests mentioned that there are fast food restaurants nearby.

A couple of guests thought that the room rates were reasonable.
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The Bad
There were a few minor concerns found for this hotel, among the reviews sourced for this editorial. However, overall, this hotel was well liked and well rated by reviewers.

A few guests thought that the interior d├ęcor was somewhat dated, while a few reviewers did not like that the bathroom sink was outside the bathroom. A couple of guests thought that the guest bathrooms were too small, while a couple of reviewers mentioned that they could hear noise from neighbouring rooms.

A few guests thought that the fees for parking were too high ($11.44 per night).
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Sources
TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #5 out of 12 hotels in Dartmouth, with an average score of 4 out of 5, from 188 reviews.

Booking.com gave this property an average score of 8 out of 10, based on 36 guest reviews.

The author called the hotel on May 20, 2014 to verify some information.

Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
Analyzed by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
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7 / out of 12
hotels in Dartmouth

Rated 7.3/10 based on 1880 reviews

Ranked #7 out of 12 hotels in Dartmouth

1880
Location
Map Marker Holiday Inn Halifax Harbourview
101 Wyse Road, Dartmouth, NS