We stayed at this hotel for 2 nights on 21 and 22 December 2012. We liked the hotel decor and it was beautifully and tastefully decorated for the Christmas celebrations. The room was clean and comfortable. We found the majority of the staff well trained, in particular the gentleman working on the buffet on our first breakfast; he really made us feel like valued guests, his manner was impeccable and nothing was too much trouble.
The location of the hotel, although close to the main road, was perfect for us (not really disturbed by traffic noise, not even when walking around in the garden) and we liked the fact that the hotel is set in a garden, which is small but well maintained with semi-tropical plants and shrubs and would be a very pleasant spot to relax after a long journey, on a summer's day.
We were not prepared, however, for the very loud noise coming from the daily Christmas parties held in the marquee which happens to be right next to our room (234); this was pretty hard to bear until midnight (we could barely hear the television in our room, let alone get any sleep). Considering that the majority of guests staying at the hotel would have been travellers to the continent (due to its close proximity to the main ferry terminal!), ie, needing to have an early night after a long journey and having to get up early the next morning, this is pretty inconsiderate and it did spoil our stay. Also, due to these Christmas parties being held every night during our two-day stay, we had to have dinner in a partitioned-off corner of the main dining room, a room with no windows and no atmosphere (not even dinner music) and all we could hear was the constant din of the Christmas party next door, so that was pretty poor, too. Unlike the reviewers "Earplugs4me", we did not benefit from the £20.00 bargain price (but we should have done, as it might have gone some way to make us feel compensated for the inconvenience of the noise nuisance!)
Overall we would recommend this hotel and will probably stay there again in the future but not in December and I would check if any of these parties are being held before making a booking in future.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A modern 4-star hotel set alongside the A2 Dover Canterbury Road. The Ramada has 68 well appointed guest rooms, 2 conference rooms and a Grand Marquee for banquets and weddings. The facilities include the Olive Tree Restaurant, Octagon Bar showing Sky Sports on a big screen, Costa coffee lounge and mini gym. WiFi internet access and car parking are free . ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ramada Dover Hotel Dover
- Dover Ramada