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The Royal Victoria & Bull Hotel

1 High Street, Dartford DA1 1DU, England
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ants EVERYWHERE. Light fittings falling off the wall and a bathroom in an absolute state... Somehow, and I'vfe stayed in some shockers.... This is the worst hotel I've ever stayed in. There are literally ants in our beds. This is a disgusting place.

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Alfreton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This may not be the smartest hotel in Dartford but when it comes to customer service and price, it can't be beaten. My husband and I have just enjoyed a weekend break staying here, and the staff couldn't have been more helpful. i would really like to see a few upgrades especially the entrance to the hotel then the room... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We stayed here on the weekend of the Epsom Derby. What a time we all had! The staff were all very friendly, welcoming and helpful. The beds, well they were the comfiest I've slept on and I normally stay in the Premier Inn. The bar downstairs was excellent and was open until 2am, which we all took full advantage of.... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Excellent location, basically on high street with cafes, restaurants, shops, bars etc all close. Glad I phoned for directions prior to arriving as otherwise I would have struggled to find the car park. GPS was giving very wrong directions! Go to Dartford, then when you see signs for The Priory, follow them in the direction of the multi-storey, until you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I stayed in this hotel for two nights on buisness and was quite put off by the reviews but I'm so glad I stayed. The staff are friendly, the bar is lovely and the building is fabulous. It is a grade 2 listed building and I was staying in the Lydia Bennett suite (made me as an English student chuckle).... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Only thing I can say is wow Looking for authentic history along with comfort, amenities, friendly staff and good value? Stay here!!! Food is awesome loads of choice lots going on in the bar, pool table!! No lift tho if you have disabled access but was a great stay!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This is not a hotel for the fainthearted! Over300 years old, it's all stairs, quirky corridors and rooms. It's up for sale, so who can blame the owners for not upgrading the rather tatty decor?! However, my room was spotless, bedding and towels pristine white. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Food? OK for the price, though breakfast was... More 

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Macclesfield
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Some of the other reviews of this hotel can be off-putting but as I just wanted a bed for the night after a few days travelling, and I wanted somewhere within walking distance of the railway station, I decided to stay here. I'm pleased that I did. The staff were friendly and helpful, the room was clean and had all... More 

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Hertfordshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

A touch run-down but full of history and character. Reception efficient and friendly, and my room clean and spacious. It was a Wednesday night and the bar was not busy, so there was no problem with noise. Bar food average, but arrived without delay. Location ideal if you like to be in the centre of town. Only criticism would be... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

15 of our wedding party stayed here and we all agreed that, although the place needed a bit of tlc, we couldn't fault the helpfulness of the staff - they kept a room ready for us with coffee and tea and the barstaff were very accommodating. Rooms were spacious and the bed linen was clean. Breakfast was full English. Great... More 

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