We arrived early, and got checked in straight away. Local Cleethorpes staff, all very pleasant. We had two partly disabled people with us, and asked for a ground floor room for them. Reception said, that only room 28 was available, so having read the reports about this room on this site, we opted to climb the stairs! (Rooms 28 and 29 are basically on a outside corridor to the car park, and could be mistaken for staff overnight accomodation)
This hotel is a Victorian/Edwardian built property, once upon a time it would of been four or five large family homes, nowadays converted into a hotel. The stairways are very narrow, and the stairs are steep, but they were built this way and not being an expert, i doubt the hotel can do much about this. There is no lift, again i doubt if one could ever be installed.
Porterage is not offered, but is available on request.
Our Executive room was lovely, on the small side, but very nice balcony overlooking the front of the hotel, nice jacuzzi, good heating, very clean, lovely bed, big TV, free wi fi, ample coffee/tea in room, at £94 per night not bad including a very good breakfast.
The Standard rooms though, at £85 per night including the same breakfast, were alot smaller and by a big margin inferior and without any kind of view.
Bar was very good, nice choices, £3.80 for a pint of Kronenbourg, some may say dear, but i have paid more in a London pub!
Restaurant, evening meals. Good choice, always a wait, but it tends to get busy! Very good quality food, good service , but slow.
Generally an ok hotel. Cleethorpes is not over commercialised, its a genuine very nice English seaside town, so no big fast food places, or any Premier Inns or Travelodges.
In my opinion the room rates would be cheaper, if there were competition. Lovely town, lovely beach, possibly a 1970s era town that has not moved on, but for the better!
Probably a hotel that would of got 4 stars thirty years ago.
Overall, a very nice weekend away, and yes we would stay at the Dovedale Hotel again.
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