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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
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Freebies
Free Wi-fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Rates & Availability
Editor's Analysis
Updated 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)
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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.
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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.
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Sources
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.
Analyzed by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
8.0
Very Good

Rated 8.0/10 based on 360 reviews

Ranked #4 out of 12 hotels in Dartmouth


10 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed July 17, 2011


7 out of 10 | Janice stayed June 10, 2011


8 out of 10 | Chris stayed March 21, 2011

"great!!"

"The pool area is to small the slide should be on it's own area!!"

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8 out of 10 | Karine stayed March 13, 2011


9 out of 10 | Francine stayed May 24, 2010


9 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed May 22, 2010

"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."

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Location
Map Marker Park Place Ramada Plaza Hotel
240 Brownlow Ave, Dartmouth, NS