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Delta Barrington
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1875 Barrington Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3L6, Canada (Downtown Halifax)   |  
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Ranked #21 of 29 hotels in Halifax
Prince Edward Island
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“thank god for the front desk”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

This was a birthday present for my boyfriend, to get away to Halifax from PEI, I seen the pictures of the rooms on line and thought they'd be nice. Wrong!!!!!
The front desk were extremely nice, paid nice attention to my boyfriend when we had told him it was his birthday. They were excellent. But the renovations were disappointing when entering the lobby. I hadn't noticed any warnings about this.
But the worst was the rooms. I entered the door and the first thing to hit me was the over powering stench of b.o.. The bed did not look like it was made at all. The pillows just kind of thrown on the bed. It was so bad first thing I did was check for bed bugs. Thank god didn't find any. Far from the pictures on the net, the decor was dismal and showing a lot of age. There was an orange extension cord stretching across the room to the bed side lamp. The vanity in the bathroom was smeared with toothpaste, and on inspecting the glasses, they hadn't been cleaned, you could still clearly see toothpaste smears on the insides of the glasses. I would have turned around and ran if it wasn't for my boyfriend. He said he didn't want to look for another hotel that late at night and wanted to go out. So we sucked it up. The last problem was again the beds, when we got up the next day, our backs were killing us. The bed was like a rock.
Will I ever stay here again?
Not unless they change everything about the place other than the front desk staff.

Room Tip: no breakfast but free coffee in hall way, front desk staff that we got were very nice, housekeeping...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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DRRDeltaHAL, Manager at Delta Barrington, responded to this review, October 16, 2012
Greetings from Delta Barrington,

I am very sorry to read of your recent experience with us. Certainly not what you would have expected nor what we strive to deliver to our guests. We really let you down and want to make up for it. I am hoping you may be willing to contact me (email below) as we would really like to make up for the shortfalls you recently experienced.

I look forward in hearing from you,

Best,

Donnie MacDonald
donnie.macdonald@deltahotels.com
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Clifton, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

Halifax was our first stopping off point in our three week holiday in Canada and USA, and the Delta did not disappoint. The staff were very friendly, even greeting us warmly when we met them away from the hotel, and the ongoing conversion work didnt cause us any disruption at all. Everything we asked was dealt with promply and comprehensively. We had a lovely room with a view to the harbour, with two double beds, which was comfortable, clean and equipped with everything we needed. We ate breakfast in the hotel and it was very good, and not too expensive, and again the staff were very friendly, and interested in our plans. The hotel is well placed to walk to most attractions, and he shuttle bus to and from the airport drops right at the door. The hotel has all the benefits of being a Delta, but with a really personal touch, which we loved, and which, to us, is very very important. We would definitely return here if we are ever lucky enough to return to this beautiful city.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DRRDeltaHAL, Manager at Delta Barrington, responded to this review, October 16, 2012
Greetings from Delta Barrington,

Thank you so much for including us in your recent vacation plans. We are thrilled to be in receipt of your feedback and appreciate you taking the time to let us and our future guests how we are going.

My email is below... please feel free to connect with me should you need help in planing your next Halifax visit.

Very Best,

Donnie MacDonald
donnie.macdonald@deltahotels.com
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012 via mobile

Nice hotel, terrible service. Day 2 late leaving room room never got made came back at night turn down service left chocolates but bed still unmade and no clean towels. Day 3 need clean towels, left room 930am to be safe 2:00 now room still not done!!!

Other than housekeeping issues staff is fine.

Bought deluxe room thinking it had more upgrades than premier since it cost more turns out should have gotten premier.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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DRRDeltaHAL, Manager at Delta Barrington, responded to this review, October 16, 2012
Hello from Delta Barrington,

Thank you for staying with us on your recent visit. I am sorry to read of the inconsistency we provided regarding the daily servicing of your room. Certainly not what you would expect nor what we strive to deliver. I will be working with our housekeeping manager to review your dates of stay and understand what went wrong to ensure it was an isolated service glitch. Our deluxe rooms do offer the same amenities as our premier rooms with the size of the room being the point of difference.

Thanks again for choosing us and I would like to invite you to connect with me directly to assist with any future reservations. I would like to make up for our shortfall in service from this time around.

Very Best,

Donnie MacDonald
donnie.macdonald@deltahotels.com
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Fredericton, Canada
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12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012 via mobile

Stayed here for one night on business. Hotel was average condition at best. The renovations to the lobby area will certainly be an improvement, but the double rooms dearly need some upgrades. Definately better hotels in downtown core for the business traveller. Nonetheless, the guys working valet are among the best and all the staff were very nice. If not for staff the rating would have been poor.

Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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DRRDeltaHAL, Manager at Delta Barrington, responded to this review, September 28, 2012
Hello from Delta Barrington,

Thank you for choosing us on your recent visit. We appreciate you taking the time to let us know how we are doing. I am sorry to read we missed the mark on the quality of your guest room. We understand we are not the newest hotel in Halifax however pride ourselves on cleanliness and a preventive maintenance program to keep our rooms in top working order. I am hoping you may be willing to contact me (email below) as we would like to obtain more detailed feedback on your room assignment. Its great to hear your comments on our service levels... our staff are a great asset.

Thank you again for choosing us and I look forward in hearing from you.

Very Best,

Donnie MacDonald
donnie.macdonald@deltahotels.com
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Halifax, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

We stayed here for a few nights and were pleasantly surprised. Even though there are renovations going on to the front desk and a new "soon to open restaurant" (the old resto is still there but they only offer eat-in for breakfast but room service is still available) we did not feel that the service was lacking. The new Tempo resto should be nice as it will be on the main street (Barrington) level with the main front desk. The temporary front desk was/is located on the floor below which is a sort of basement but on one side connects to the pedestrian street behind which is home to NSCAD (College of Art and Design) and many shops, restos, bars etc. My favorite street in Halifax. Has a European feel! And back to the hotel....
The room was on the top floor (3) and overlooked the pedestrian street and the harbour front. It was rainy/foggy so couldn't see much. Had room service. Great! Had requested a newspaper and a few other things and they were promptly and courteously delivered. Kudos to the staff!

Room Tip: 3rd floor has the king size and a nice view!
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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DRRDeltaHAL, Manager at Delta Barrington, responded to this review, September 28, 2012
Hello from Delta Barrington,

Thank you very much for choosing us on your recent visit and taking the time to share feedback on your stay. We are trilled to hear you enjoyed your hotel experience and our city alike. Our renovation project is almost complete and we are very excited and eager to open TEMPO to our guests.

Thank you again for choosing us... we look forward in welcoming you back to the new Delta Barrington soon!

Best,

Donnie MacDonald
donnie.macdonald@deltahotels.com
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Corner Brook, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

We have been a fan of the Delta chain for years. These hotels provide good, clean and friendly accommodation at a fair price across Canada. The Barrington has been a landmark in Halifax for many years, but was looking a little tired in the public areas and also in the guest rooms compared to most locations. The front lobby is now under reconstruction and the plans look wonderful. While renos are underway, there is no suppertime dining, but breakfast and room service are still available. Hopefully, the rooms will be outfitted next, as they show the years of daily use, even though they are still clean and comfortable. The rooms are not large, but not cramped either.

Don't avoid staying here because renovations are underway. It is still one of the best located hotels in downtown Halifax, the staff do their best to minimize the inconveniences, and the beds are very comfortable!

The larger Delta Halifax across the street is an alternative, but the smaller size of the Barrington has always appealed to us.

As a side comment, the stores in the Delta Barrington's "mall" seem to be slowly and surely going out of business. It looks sad now. Hopefully, something else will be made of this valuable space.

Room Tip: The rooms the face the inner courtyard or those not fronting on Barrington Street are quieter, espec...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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DRRDeltaHAL, Manager at Delta Barrington, responded to this review, September 28, 2012
Greetings from Delta Barrington,

Thank you very much for taking the time to share feedback with us. We very much appreciate your past loyalty and continued support. We are very excited to be undergoing our current renovation project... which is now nearing completion! We are also very excited to be soon launching our new food and beverage offering in TEMPO.

Thanks again for your support and we look forward in welcoming you back soon!

Best,

Donnie MacDonald
donnie.macdonald@deltahotels.com
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Winnipeg, Canada
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62 reviews 62 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012 via mobile

Did not meet my expectations of a Delta hotel. You are better off staying across the street at the Delta Halifax. On the upside the location is great and is connected to a shopping mall with some specialty shops.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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DRRDeltaHAL, Manager at Delta Barrington, responded to this review, September 28, 2012
Hello from Delta Barrington,

We appreciate you choosing us on your recent visit. I am sorry to hear we were not able to meet your needs. Our current renovation project is almost complete we do hope to have another opportunity to have you back to re-experience our hotel. I am happy to hear you enjoy our sister property across the street.

Thank you for taking the time to share feedback with us and we look forward in welcoming you back to one of our locations soon!

Very Best,

Donnie MacDonald
donnie.macdonald@deltahotels.com
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Additional Information about Delta Barrington

Address: 1875 Barrington Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3L6, Canada
Location: Canada > Nova Scotia > Halifax Regional Municipality > Halifax > Downtown Halifax , South End
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 Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#14 Family Hotel in Halifax
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Delta Barrington 3.5*
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Delta Barrington Halifax, Nova Scotia
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