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“What a nice stay” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Dunkerley's Restaurant and Hotel

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Dunkerley's Restaurant and Hotel
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Deal
Certificate of Excellence
marley2008
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“What a nice stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at Dunkerley's for one night and we had a lovely stay.

PROS
The staff were very friendly towards us and other guests and nothing was too much for them. Always offering to help us with our bags, offering room service or asking us if they could help us in anyway.
We had the three course menu and the food was 8.5 out of ten. Well presented, tasteful and again staff very very attentive.
We had a big room overlooking the pier, No noise, Bed was very comfortable and the shower was powerful.

CONS
It was a hot day and the air con in the bedroom was not looking, also the bin is the room was very stained on the outside, so it was a eye sore.
The reception area smelt of damp
The tables outside the hotel, the table cloths were dirty / sticky (even when no one was sitting there) as the staff forgot to clean them
In the restaurant, the black dinner plates need updating as they are heavily scratched

Having said all of that, it was a nice stay and would stay again


Having said all that, the location

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Singapore, Singapore
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15 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

Three of us stayed in room 9 the crows nest. Inc our 5 year old son.

The good:
Fab location and sea view.
Very comfy bed.
Very friendly staff
Ok breakfast, when they have black pudding.

The bad:
Traffic noise and seagulls squawking, results in no sleep after 6am.
Noisy beer garden pubs below room until 11.30pm.
No lift, so dragging bags up 4 flights of stairs.
Dated look & sometimes musty smell in hotel.
Room make up missed one day.
Morning paper missed for two days.
Water staining in room and tatty windows.
Patchy wifi at best.

The solutions:
Money needs to be spent on upgrades.
Install secondary glazing for sound proofing.
Re paint, re paper and re carpet hotel.
Open windows in breakfast room.
Better staff coverage/ organisation in event of staff sickness etc. re room clean and papers.
Boost wifi system.
Install air con in room.

In summary, nice place let down by a few glitches but our bill was reduced on check out so all ok in the end.

Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Bridgwater
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2013

Lovely hotel, great location, friendly staff - we didn't have dinner but other guests seemed very happy with it!! If you're looking to stay in Deal there really is no need to look anywhere else - thoroughly recommended. When we stay in Deal this is where we will stay.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2013

Great location & nice sized room with sea view (room 9) but expect traffic noise if it's hot & you need the windows open. Worn decor following a water leak in April (it's July now - why isn't this fixed) and the carpet looks very 1980's. The restaurant seemed good value at first, but if you choose the fixed menu (2 courses for £21.95) and then add the scallops you'll be asked to pay an additional £5.00 for four, tiny scallops. Likewise, an extra £5.00 for the Dover Sole, so suddenly 2 courses for 2 people cost us a total of £58.90 before wine. I think that's a lot.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Beachamwell, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

A pleasant stay for one night. A king size bed in an overcrowded clean room. Unfortunately, the dirty windows ruined any view. The restaurant service was impeccable. The set 3 course meal was delicious. Topped off well by a bottle of champagne. The next mornings English breakfast cooked perfectly. The great service continued til the moment we left. A lovely seaside break.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2013

My wife and I enjoyed a Saturday night stay here recently and we both came away very happy with our stay at Dunkerley's. From the outset all the staff without exception were extremely professional and pleasant. Our room was on the top floor which benefited from a great seaview with Deal Pier directly in front of us. The room was tasteful and comfortable. There are no high tech gizmos to contend with and it had a feeling of yesteryear but in a nice way. We enjoyed the vibrant bar for a couple of drinks and had a wonderful dinner in their restaurant. The cooking was of highest standards and memorable. Our sleep was disturbed slightly by drunken youth under the window on street level as there is a pub just along from the hotel that seems to hold live music events which were clearly well attended and well oiled! Didn't present a huge problem as it was all over fairly quickly albeit it was a nuisance. Perhaps the rooms away from the streets would be quieter if you need total peace.

Breakfast was from menu and choice of Continental or the full english affair. We had the latter and very good it was too (didn't need lunch!). Parking as everyone has said was in the local library car park opposite and worked well for us. Free after 6pm and free all day Sunday.

If you want a nice seaside break in this part of the world then I would thoroughly recommend this Hotel.

We will be back!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2013

Hotel is spotless;bar delightfully furnished. Restaurant food is excellent. Try the champagne - priced reasonably and very good. Staff service is very attentive. Full English breakfast cooked perfectly.

Room Tip: Captain's Cabin - room no1 is back facing - no sea view.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Property: Dunkerley's Restaurant and Hotel
Address: 19 Beach Street, Deal CT14 7AH, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Deal
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Deal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Dunkerley's Restaurant and Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Dunkerleys Seafood Restaurant & Hotel on Deal seafront is highly commended & offers a warm & friendly welcome to its visitors; an award-winning restaurant with comfortable en-suite bedrooms; six with sea views, some with spa baths, all with modern HD TVs & wi-fi for computer access. A perfect retreat for golfers, businessmen, walkers & families alike. ... more   less 
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