Dart Marina

‘It gets better every time,’ reports a devotee this year, after a sixth visit to Richard Seton’s super-smart hotel and luxury spa on the River Dart – and no wonder. More

Contact details

Dart Marina
Sandquay Road
Dartmouth
Devon
TQ6 9PH
England
01803 832580
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Hotel information

Bedrooms

46. 3 on ground floor, 1 suitable for disabled, plus 3 suites, 4 apartments.

Open

all year.

Facilities

lounge/bar, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), river-front terrace, small garden with seating, spa (heated indoor swimming pool, 8 by 4 metres, gym).

Background music

in restaurant and lounge/bar during the day.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

allowed in ground-floor rooms (£10 per stay), not in restaurant.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2016] per room B&B double £180–£440, D,B&B £250–£510. A la carte £38. 1-night bookings usually refused Sat.

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘It gets better every time,’ reports a devotee this year, after a sixth visit to Richard Seton’s super-smart hotel and luxury spa on the River Dart – and no wonder. New Zealander Seton has spent millions updating, refurbishing and adding new bedrooms. Choose one of the ‘immaculately clean’ rooms, each with soothing, muted decor, binoculars, a coffee machine and fresh milk (‘what a joy!’). In the bathroom, find high-end toiletries, and ‘lovely, fluffy’ towels and bathrobes. Newly remodelled superior rooms with a ‘large’ balcony are ‘contemporary, and look fabulous’. In the dining room, Peter Alcroft uses fresh seafood and locally reared meat in such dishes as sea bass fillet, confit fennel, black olives; confit duck leg and breast, haricot bean cassoulet. A guest this year commented on a too-languid dinner, but staff are otherwise found ‘enthusiastic’, ‘friendly’, ‘attentive’. At breakfast there are home-baked croissants, fresh fruit salad, smoked salmon with buttery scrambled eggs. Have it on your balcony and watch the boats, and the steam train across the water. In August, take a ringside seat for the regatta. (Ian Malone, Mary Woods, and others)

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Dart Marina
Sandquay Road
Dartmouth
Devon
TQ6 9PH

Guest comments

'As usual the high standards at this lovely hotel have been maintained under the ever-present manager Paul Downing, and his staff. New this year, the grass area in front of the hotel down to the river has been set out with lounger chairs and tables, a lovely spot to relax and enjoy the view. Over the years we have stayed in a good number of GHG recommendations but the Dart Marina still remains one of our absolute favourites – fabulous staff, well appointed accommodation, good food, lovely setting and plentiful free car parking. ' - Ian Malone - July, 2017
'Everything top class. Another wonderful stay. Our room was pure luxury. A very modern wet room; bath difficult for metal knees. Everything of the highest quality. Housekeeping perfect. The décor of the new wing is beautiful and restful. As usual the staff were wonderful, and the food was even better than before. ' - Mary Woods - March, 2016

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