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Park Place Ramada Plaza Hotel

Park Place Ramada Plaza Hotel is a 4 star hotel in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada 240 Brownlow Ave, Dartmouth, NS, Canada
Estimated Price
$125
CAD
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On-site pool and waterslide, on-site restaurant, free breakfast, clean rooms
Pros 
  • Free parking, free Wi-Fi and free breakfast
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean
  • Many reviewers praised the food at the on-site restaurant
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and helpful service
  • Several guests found the location convenient for exploring the Halifax-Dartmouth area by car
  • Several reviewers thought that the on-site pool and water slide were value-added features
Cons 
  • Several guests thought that the room decor was dated
  • A couple of reviewers described the in-room carpeting as worn

Other Hotels in the Area
Best Western Plus Dartmouth Hotel & Suites (0.8 km)
Days Inn Dartmouth (1.0 km)
Travelodge Suites Dartmouth (1.6 km)
Comfort Inn Dartmouth (1.8 km)
Coastal Inn Concorde (1.9 km)
Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Halifax - Dartmouth (2.0 km)
Holiday Inn Halifax Harbourview (2.7 km)
Burnside Hotel (2.8 km)
Quality Inn Dartmouth (2.8 km)
Dartmouth Oceanview Hotel (3.2 km)
Lake City Motel (3.2 km)
Fresh Start Bed and Breakfast (4.0 km)

This Hotel is Near...
Dartmouth Crossing (1.4 km)
Halifax Airport (22.4 km)
Halifax Shopping Centre (6.0 km)
Kejimkujik National Park (131.1 km)
Mic Mac Mall (2.0 km)
Mount Saint Vincent University (5.7 km)
Museum of Natural History (5.3 km)

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Editor's Analysis
Updated on Nov 16, 2012
Overview
This hotel is situated within the Burnside Industrial Park and caters to business travellers who are looking to access nearby offices and could utilize amenities such as free Wi-Fi, a business centre, free newspapers and an on-site restaurant.

This property offers both smoking and non-smoking accommodations. All rooms include free Wi-Fi, a flat screen TV, free local calls, air conditioning, a desk, an iron and ironing board, a coffeemaker and a mini-fridge. Rooms are furnished with one double bed, two queen beds or one king bed.

Suites at this hotel, which offer more spacious accommodations and a separate sitting area, are furnished with one queen bed, two queen beds, or one king bed. Select rooms and suites include a private balcony.

Free parking is available on site and pets are permitted for an additional fee of $20 per stay.

A free hot buffet breakfast is served daily from 6:30 am to 9:30 am. The on-site restaurant, Peppermill Restaurant, serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Burnies Lounge is open in the afternoons and evenings from 11:30 am to 11 pm.

On-site recreational facilities include an indoor pool, a waterslide, a hot tub, a sauna and a fitness centre. Other on-site amenities include a BBQ area, meeting and banquet space, a business centre, free newspapers, an ATM, ice/vending machines, dry cleaning (extra fees apply), luggage storage and currency exchange.

This property is a 3-minute drive from the Circumferential Highway (Highway 111), while the MacKay Bridge (to Halifax) is 5 minutes away by car. Mic Mac Mall (shopping centre) is a 5-minute drive away, while Dartmouth Crossing (big box shopping complex and movie theatre) is 4 minutes away by car. Downtown Dartmouth is 10 minutes away by car and features nightlife, restaurants and the Halifax-Dartmouth ferry terminal.

The Halifax waterfront area and trail system is about a 14-minute drive away. The Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ) is 25 minutes away by car. (All driving time estimates: Google Maps)
The Good
Positive reviews for this hotel greatly outnumbered negative reviews, among the reviews used for this analysis.

Many guests described their rooms as clean and several reviewers specifically mentioned that their beds were comfortable. A few guests found their rooms to be spacious. One reviewer mentioned having a pleasant view of the Halifax Harbour from her private balcony.

Many reviewers praised the food and selection at the free breakfast and one guest said that the breakfast was "delicious and plentiful". A few guests said that the enjoyed the food at the on-site restaurant.

Many reviewers described the front desk agents as friendly and responsive to guest concerns and requests. One guest said that the customer service was "amazing".

Several guests found the location convenient for accessing Highway 111, Dartmouth Crossing, Mic Mac Mall and Halifax (via the McKay bridge) by car.

Several reviewers mentioned the on-site pool and waterslide as value-added features. One guest mentioned that there were ample towels provided in the pool area.

A few guests noted the free parking as a value-added feature.

The Bad
As mentioned above, positive reviews greatly outnumbered negative reviews for this property, among the reviews sourced for this analysis. However, there were a couple of common concerns and a few isolated complaints mentioned by guests.

Several reviewers thought that the in-room decor was dated and one guest said that the hotel was in need of a new colour scheme and furnishings. One guest noticed bathroom tiles in need of repair, while another reviewer said that his room smelled musty.

A couple of guests said that the carpeting in their rooms appeared worn.

Isolated complaints included: unreliable Wi-Fi, one guest smelled cigarette smoke in her non-smoking room, inadequate lighting in a guest bathroom, and one reviewer was disturbed by partiers in neighbouring rooms.
Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 4.1 out of 5 with 90% of 20 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #3 out of 12 properties in Dartmouth, with an average rating of 4 out of 5 from 88 reviews.

Hotels.com gave this property an average score of 4.3 out of 5 based on 30 guest reviews.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews

8.0
Very Good

#4 out of 11
Guest Rating Explained
Rating: 8.0 / 10 Details

No. of guest reviews: 186
Guest Recommended: Yes
Guest Ranking Explained

Park Place Ramada Plaza Hotel is #4 out of 11 hotels in Dartmouth ranked by the ratings provided by guests.
Guest Recommendations and Comments
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Verified Guest from Corner Brook, NF CA rated Park Place Ramada Plaza Hotel 10 out of 10 on July 17, 2011 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Janice from Milton, NS CA rated Park Place Ramada Plaza Hotel 7 out of 10 on June 10, 2011 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Chris from Summerside, PE CA rated Park Place Ramada Plaza Hotel 8 out of 10 on March 21, 2011 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"great!!"
"The pool area is to small the slide should be on it's own area!!"
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Karine from Dieppe, NB CA rated Park Place Ramada Plaza Hotel 8 out of 10 on March 13, 2011 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Francine from Caraquet, NB CA rated Park Place Ramada Plaza Hotel 9 out of 10 on May 24, 2010 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Verified Guest from Glace Bay, NS CA rated Park Place Ramada Plaza Hotel 9 out of 10 on May 22, 2010 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"great time"
"The room was great and my kids loved the waterslide and I enjoyed the hot tub, the hot breakfast was amazing, I highly recommend this hotel to everyone."

Hotel Address: 240 Brownlow Ave, Dartmouth, NS, Canada

Overview & Amenities


Park Place Ramada Plaza Hotel

Amenities
  • Business Center
  • Room Service
  • High-speed Internet
  • Fitness Room/Gym
  • Restaurant
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Pet Friendly
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Elevator / Lift
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Air Conditioned
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Conference Room(s)
  • Currency Exchange
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Safe-Deposit Box
  • Sauna
  • ATM / Cash Machine
  • Refrigerator
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • In Room Movies
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • TV
  • Laundry service
  • Photocopier
  • Ballroom
  • Full-service catering
  • Jacuzzi
  • Child Pool
  • Pool Indoor
  • Cots
  • Breakfast in the Room
  • Luggage Storage
  • Vending Machines
  • Free Parking

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Nearby Cities
Halifax (4.8 km)
Bedford (8.7 km)
Fall River (13.4 km)
Enfield (20.5 km)
Porters Lake (21.4 km)

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