Dart Marina

‘Completely wonderful in every way. More

Contact details

Sandquay Road
01803 832580

Hotel information


49. 4 on ground floor, 1 suitable for disabled, plus 4 apartments.


all year.


lounge/bar, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), river-front lawn, spa (heated indoor swimming pool, 8 by 4 metres, gym), lounge and restaurant wheelchair accessible.

Background music

in restaurant and lounge/bar during the day.


all ages welcomed.


allowed in some bedrooms and lounge, not in restaurant.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.


per room B&B double £210–£470, D,B&B an additional £35 per person. A la carte £37. 1-night bookings usually refused weekends at peak times.

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘Completely wonderful in every way.’ ‘One of our absolute favourites.’ Readers give the thumbs-up to Richard Seton’s spa hotel overlooking the River Dart. ‘The lovely thing is that it doesn’t stand still – they are always looking to improve.’ Indeed, since last year a new wing of balcony suites has been added and the balconies on standard rooms have been replaced. Each room has a river view, perhaps sliding glass doors or French doors. Newly refurbished, pet-friendly ground-floor rooms have a handmade bed, wet room with drench shower; outdoor seating. The decor is contemporary and smart. ‘Fabulous staff’, under the ‘ever-present’ manager, Paul Downing, are ‘very helpful and eager to please’. Guests can order a seafood platter for sharing on the waterside terrace, hoping for a glimpse of a grey seal. At dinner, chef Peter Alcroft cooks such sophisticated dishes as pan-fried pollack, trio of beetroot, rösti, samphire and crab velouté. More simple options include West Country steaks with hand-cut chips. Breakfasts are judged ‘second to none’, though one reader did not care for the orange juice. (Ian Malone, Eric and Mary Woods, G Griffiths)

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Special offers

Indulgence Break Special Offer

A luxurious break of pampering, dining and relaxing. Stay two nights in one of the stylish Deluxe Rooms offering magnificent views of the River Dart from a spacious balcony. A welcoming chilled bottle of Prosecco will be awaiting your arrival along with a treat of Chef’s handmade chocolates. Breakfast is included on both mornings and a relaxing 60 minute Elemis signature treatment. The River Restaurant, with its ever-changing views of river life, are the perfect backdrop to savour the seasonal flavours as you enjoy dinner on one evening. From £695 per couple for two nights. Terms and conditions apply and rates vary throughout the year. To benefit from this offer, please mention The Good Hotel Guide.


Dart Marina
Sandquay Road

Guest comments

'As usual, the high standards in every respect have been maintained and even improved under the ever present manager Paul Downing and his staff. Each year we go there is always some new attraction or improvement – this hotel never stands still!. It remains one of our absolute favourites – fabulous staff, well appointed accommodation, good food, lovely setting and plentiful free car parking. ' - Ian MalonE - April, 2019
'Our fourth visit. Our room was a “Britannia”, slightly smaller than the deluxe rooms and without the balcony, but the sliding doors to the glass balustrade afforded a good view of everything that was happening on the river .The room was not particularly spacious, but was comfortable and well appointed,The staff were helpful and efficient. The dinner is good rather than excellent, and is expensive for what it is. Breakfast was very good and efficiently served, with a wide choice of cooked and other options. ' - John Charnley - June, 2018
'This lovely hotel remains one of our absolute favourites. High standards in every respect haver been maintained under the ever-present manager Paul Downing, and his excellent staff. They are always thinking of things to improve. Every time we visit there seems to be something new. ' - Ian Malone - January, 2018
'Wonderful in every way' Our room had everything you could wish for. All the staff were eager to please. The breakfasts are second to none. ' - Mary Woods - October, 2017
'Room very good, large balcony overlooking Dart. Service a bit haphazard in ba r, but OK in restaurant.Food at dinner fine, but buffet breakfast orange juice tasting less like orange juice than anything I have ever tasted ' - G Griffiths - March, 2017

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Last updated: October 8, 2018. Information from the 2019 Good Hotel Guide