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University Way / Dartford / DA1 5PA / England / Tel. 44-1322-290333 / Fax: 44-1322-290444 / Email: dartford@khl.uk.com.

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      29.09.2010 13:39
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      Would definitely return

      Myself and partner stayed here on 19th August for 3 nights.
      We booked the hotel through "Hotelopia" and managed to get 3 nights for £80 which is much cheaper than booking directly through the holiday inn website so we were more than happy. This rate was for room and buffet breakfast.
      We chose this hotel because we were attending a track day at brands hatch on the Thursday but also wanted somewhere close to Bluewater and pretty central for things to do.
      Upon arrival we were greeted by a friendly receptionist who took our details and pointed us in the direction of our room.
      We took the lift up to the second floor and was pleasantly surprised by a spacious clean modern room.
      There was plenty of wardrobe space, desk, tv with limited freeview channels and the option to pay for movies, double bed, sofa bed and a spacious bathroom with shower.
      Everything was clean and well maintained.

      The view out of our window looked out on to the car park with an excellent view of the Dartford bridge.

      The breakfast in the morning was pleasant. There is a great choice of hot drinks, fruit juices, cereals, croissants, toast and two hot choices of sausages or scrambled eggs. The only thing i say is lacking is possibly some beans because the hot breakfast was a little dry.

      There is an evening restaurant but we didn't use this option.. also an ice machine in reception that doesn't work, a microwave and the chance to buy some cold snacks and overpriced drinks. I think this is mainly because there is no local shop that is less than probably a 45 minute walk and 10 minute drive.

      There are a few restaurants within 10 minute drives if you would prefer to avoid the microwaved food in the hotel.

      The staff were all friendly enough, apart from a few of the breakfast waiters who looked like they had come in from a heavy night who made a few grunts in the morning but definitely looked like they wanted to be somewhere else.

      All in all the hotel is good value for money if you can get a cheap deal and very close to bluewater.

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        31.07.2009 22:07
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        A wonderous little gem of a hotel, great for acess into London or shopping at Lakeside.

        An impressive looking building just off the M25, south of the Dartford river crossing. Easy to find from the onsite directions which is always a bonus.

        The hotel car park is large, well marked and appeared to be maintained to a high standard. The entrance to the hotel itself was extremely clean and clear of any visible rubbish or debris, not bad going for a hotel on a busy road junction.

        The reception desk was manned with 2 uniformed assistants, both polite and chatty, booking in was a breeze and within minutes I was walking along what appeared to be freshly painted and freshly carpeted hallways.

        I had a ground floor double room, the standard double bed, bed side tables, desk, draws and hanging space were all present and correct and spotlessly clean. The tea/coffee making tray was well stocked and nicely presented too. Extra pillows and towels were available in the wardrobe area.

        The bathroom, looking freshly tiled and painted consisted of a walk in shower, basin and loo, again all clean and fresh with plenty of soap, shampoo and loo roll.

        Climate control in the bedroom along with a very comfortable bed made for a decent nights sleep with little noise filtering in from outside even with an open window.

        Continental breakfast was served in the bar/dining area the next morning, everything was laid out in a buffet style serving area which was clean, well stocked and monitored by 2 members of staff who restocked items and cleared tables efficiently.

        Checking out was just a matter of handing back the key card - simple and quick.

        An outstanding quick turn-around hotel.

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    • Product Details

      From the coast to the countryside, Kent has much to discover. The Hotel has been designed for the price conscious traveller with 126 contemporary en-suite bedrooms and some of which, enjoy panoramic views of the Queen Elizabeth II Bridge. This is the largest of its kind in the United Kingdom. Situated adjacent to junction 1a of the London Orbital, the Hotel is ideally placed for the motorway network and is a perfect location for the Business and Leisure Traveller, with free car parking for over 130 cars.