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“Geared toward business customers.” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Holiday Inn Halifax Harbourview

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Holiday Inn Halifax Harbourview
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   101 Wyse Road, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B3A 1L9, Canada   |  
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“Geared toward business customers.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Average large chain hotel, rather on the expensive side. Parking and getting into the lobby was a bit confusing. Our room had a limited view of the harbor. Located down the street from the ferry terminal. Room was fine. No breakfast.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Chris D, General Manager at Holiday Inn Halifax Harbourview, responded to this review, July 26, 2013
Thank you fir sharing your feedback with us! We always appreciate hearing back from our guests. Our hotel is very conveniently located for the business and leisure traveler with multiple convenient routes to downtown Halifax just minutes from our doors! Although we do not offer complimentary breakfast with all of our available rates, we do have excellent breakfast, lunch and dinner options available through our full service restaurant, Cafe 101!
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Milton, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

My partner and I recently stayed @ the Holiday Inn Dartmouth for 7 nights. Upon arrival we were greeted by 2 young women that were sweet and welcoming, they provided us with directions and were right on the phone asking housekeeping to prepare our room (even though we were checking in at least 3 hours before check-in).
Our room was on the 7th floor with a gorgeous view of the harbour. The rooms are a bit dated, but clean, with a very comfortable bed. Housekeeping services were excellent.
We had some issues with our wifi connection. Chris, the G.M. addressed the issues and didn't give up until resolved.
The buffet breakfast was included in our stay. We felt that it was not worth 15 dollars per person but were pleased to find out we also had a choice of several menu items instead of the buffet. The staff in the dining room were friendly.
It was obvious that overall, the staff were happy in their positions, obviously a trickle down effect from the leadership from their G.M Chris. Never in all of our travels had we seen such a "hands on" G.M. in a hotel.
Terri + Heather Ontario

Room Tip: 7th floor facing the harbour
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chris D, General Manager at Holiday Inn Halifax Harbourview, responded to this review, July 23, 2013
Terri and Heather thank you for your kind words and sharing your experience with others. It was a pleasure having you stay with us and for me personally to assist you, I look forward to seeing you again in the future the next time you are in the area.
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

When I arrived, I discovered I had mistakenly booked for the wrong night! The front desk agent was very helpful and was able to change my reservation, even though it had been made through Priceline. A great start to my stay! The bed was comfortable, and the cleanliness was fine. The sink and mirror are separate from the bathroom - I find this to be annoying and inconvenient. There is also carpet on the floor by the sink, which I feel is kinda "icky" (not sure what other word to use! lol). Breakfast in the restaurant downstairs was not that great. Most other hotels in the area with the same star rating have continental breakfast - I think it would be a great addition to this hotel.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Greg M, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Halifax Harbourview, responded to this review, July 23, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your stay. I am happy to hear we were able help you with your reservation to ensure you enjoyed your stay. As a staple in the Halifax/Dartmouth Hospitality sector for more than 40 years, we take pride in being able to do everything we can to ensure our guests are as comfortable as possible.

It is true that unlike other hotels in the area which are limited service and provide a complimentary continental breakfast buffet room, our full service hotel provides a 3-meal full service restaurant with Café 101 and provide our guests with multiple breakfast options from our breakfast menu or from our hot and ready breakfast buffet. I trust you will find our friendly Café 101 team warm and welcoming; eager to serve your every need!
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Wausau, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We've used the Holiday Inn Halifax Harbourview several times in the past and we find it to be consistent and solid. The location is excellent, with balcony rooms that offer sweeping views of Halifax Harbour -- so they are well worth the relatively small premium if you like a room with a view. It's a few blocks walk downhill to the ferry terminal, which offers convenient access to the Halifax waterfront. (On the way back, you can grab a transfer and take the bus up the hill, which will drop you at the transit center across from the hotel -- so it's very convenient. If you choose to walk instead, there is a very nice public garden along the way.) Located adjacent to the Macdonald Bridge, cab fare into Halifax is less than $15, if you don't feel like driving yourself. (The hotel offers free parking.) The property is well-maintained, the staff is friendly and the restaurant is decent. The hotel building itself has been around for a few decades and this will present challenges to any kind of extensive reconfiguration of the small bathrooms, etc. We would like to rate this property a bit above average because we like it better than average, but we will instead offer the caveat that we enjoy this hotel and we would be happy to return.

Room Tip: If you like a room with a view, choose a balcony room on an upper floor overlooking the Halifax wate...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Greg M, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Halifax Harbourview, responded to this review, July 23, 2013
Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us and your fellow travellers. We do believe we have some of the best views of the Halifax skyline from our Harbourview rooms, and are a great place to watch events out on the water, such as the upcoming Natal Day celebrations on the weekend of August 3rd. Our close proximity to Metro Transit services (including the Harbour passenger ferry) and the MacDonald Bridge makes getting to the Halifax Waterfront an ease.

With various special offer rates, such as our rates for CAA members, we do offer complimentary parking; however, not all rates include parking so I would encourage our guests to verify with our Guest Service Agents if it is included in their rate.

Thank you once again for your kind words regarding our hotel! We look forward to the next time we get to see you again!
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Lake Wales, Florida, United States
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

The sound of someone in the next room taking a whiz is not the wake-up call you normally want. The walls of this place are fairly thin. Conversations in the hall, and the opening and closing of doors, are clearly audible. Other than that it is a Holiday Inn Express. Rooms are clean and comfortable, pillows and towels are fluffy and there is a great buffet breakfast.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Greg M, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Halifax Harbourview, responded to this review, June 24, 2013
I am so sorry to hear about your unsatisfactory experience while staying with us. We are always looking forward to our guest’s feedback - both positive and constructive; we are proud to be a staple in our community for over 40 years and it is because of great feedback like yours that allows us to continue to address the needs and concerns of our guests. Thank you as well for your great comments regarding our rooms and restaurant; Café 101! We hope the next time your in the Halifax/Dartmouth area you will come back and stay with us at the Holiday Inn Harbourview again!
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Fredericton, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

I was at this hotel for a week with my dog and it was the best hotel i have been at with my pet.
They have ground floor pet rooms that open to a grassy courtyard. The staff are fantastic!
And there is an off leash dog park (Dartmouth Commons) just across the street.
Also to respect all guest the pet rooms are only on the ground floor so be sure to ask when you book to reserve a pet friendly room.

Room Tip: If you have a pet the ground floor is perfect; if travelling without pets the upper balcony rooms ha...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Greg M, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Halifax Harbourview, responded to this review, June 18, 2013
Thank you for sharing your experience with us! We always enjoy having our four-legged friends join us in our pet friendly rooms! We would love to have you come stay with us again!

Thank you
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Canada
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

We enjoyed staying here. It was certainly a lot cheaper than other similar hotels due to a Hotwire rate, and so we felt we got what we paid for - a decent hotel room, nice view of the harbour, close to downtown (you will have to pay tolls to cross the bridge each time though), and free wifi. No breakfast inc'd and the pool was outdoors, so useless during the time we were there. It was clean and comfortable though, and in comparison, worth the price we paid.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Greg M, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Halifax Harbourview, responded to this review, June 2, 2013
Thank you for sharing your experience with us! We provide an excellent location for guests looking to be close to downtown Halifax, and still have ease of access to the major shopping sectors Halifax and Dartmouth have to provide! Our heated outdoor pool is open for the season and provides a great way to relax during those hot summer days! If you prefer an indoor alternative, we do provide our guests with complimentary passes to the Dartmouth Sportsplex just across the street where they have a large indoor pool, waterslides, and a complete fitness centre at your disposal!

I invite you to come stay with us again this summer to experience all we have to offer! We would love to see you again!
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Address: 101 Wyse Road, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B3A 1L9, Canada
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Location: Canada > Nova Scotia > Halifax Regional Municipality > Dartmouth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 12 Hotels in Dartmouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Halifax Harbourview 3*
Number of rooms: 196
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Holiday Inn Halifax Harbourview Hotel. The Holiday Inn Hotel in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia features quality amenities, superior service, the area's premier conference facilities and the best views of the Halifax harbour. Designed with the business traveler in mind, this hotel features amenities that keep our guests coming back. Conveniently located just steps from the Halifax harbour in Dartmouth, our hotel offers guests easy access to many area businesses. We also provide over 14,000 sq. Ft. Of flexible meeting space that can be divided into 16 rooms. With space for up to 550 people, we offer the perfect location for conferences, corporate meetings and weddings. Leisure travelers enjoy our Halifax hotel's warm hospitality, pet friendly atmosphere, breathtaking views of the Halifax harbour, as well as our convenient location near attractions such as the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, the famous Alexander Keith's Brewery and much more. While staying with us, be sure to enjoy an exceptional meal in our hotel's restaurant, Cafe101. After a long day, relax in our outdoor pool, exercise in our Fitness Centre or take advantage of our complimentary day passes to the Dartmouth Sportsplex. All of this makes our hotel the place to stay when you're in the Halifax area. ... more   less 
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