I recently stayed at the Holiday Inn Harbourview, Dartmouth, for a work related function. Check-in was quick and painless, and we were given a room on the third floor. The two lobby elevators were painfully slow, so slow that we finally went back to the main desk to ask if the elevators were working. They informed us that they were just slow, and after several minutes one of the elevator doors did open, although not the one that was lit up as being at the lobby level for the past 5 minutes. The hallway carpet was loose and rippled, easy to trip. I am sure some of the rooms have been renovated, but my room was not. It had the most claustrophobic bathroom I have ever seen. The sink was in an alcove outside of the main bathroom with the toilet and shower in a seperate room. The bathroom was small enough that I could sit on the toilet and touch all the walls, and it was full of mold, around the door, on the ceilings, in the crevices surrounding the tile. I went to remove the plastic tub mat from the shower floor (because they gross me out) and then I knew why it was left down, to cover the fact that the first layer of enamel was worn off the tub. There was, what looked liked, a dried chunk of blood wiped on the wall by the sink. It was at eye level, so I don't know how it was missed by the cleaning staff. And finally, when I went to have a shower the next morning I noticed that the toilet seat was soaked with water. The vent above the toilet was dripping with water. You could not even use the toilet or you would have been dripped on by the steady stream of condensation. It had not been doing that the evening before or through the night, which made me wonder if it wasn't due to the fact everyone was showering in the morning causing steam in all the vents. I put a towel over the toilet once I noticed the water, and it was soaked within an hour. I did mention this to the front desk when I checked out, all they did was ask me again what room I was in, no apology for the fact that I could not even use the bathroom the rest of the morning.
There is very little good to say about this hotel, however, I ordered room service when I arrived and it was very fast (although I ordered the chocolate molten cake and it had a "musty" taste, as if the flour was old) and I also dined in at the restaurant the next day. The service was again fast and the waitress was very friendly. They had Bath and Body works amenities and the bedding was very nice, but this has more to do with the Holiday Inn chain rather than the hotel itself.
I would never pay to stay here again, I would rather stay in a less convenient location and not be disgusted by my accommodations.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Doubletree by Hilton Halifax Dartmouth offers an ideal location, overlooking the beautiful Halifax Harbor. Just minutes from downtown Halifax, our hotel provides modern guestrooms and suites with free WiFi. Our onsite restaurant, Café 101, is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We offer over 14,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting and event space for up to 450 guests. Additional amenities include fitness center, business center, and heated indoor pool. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Halifax Harbourview Hotel Dartmouth
- Holiday Inn Dartmouth
- Dartmouth Holiday Inn
- Holiday Inn Halifax Harbourview Dartmouth, Nova Scotia