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Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked this hotel prior to ferry crossing Great location and very clean room But the Indian restaurant Namaste was superb. Lovely welcome at reception. Excellent service and would recommend this place to anyone staying in Dover. Loved it ! Jean Chinn m.b.e

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Reviewed 17 September 2016

So handy for the ferry terminal. Very good Indian restaurant with an open kitchen and chefs who are prepared to adjust seasonings (heat) according to taste and also go 'off menu'. Friendly and helpful staff. Rooms are OK but could do with a refresh as could the exterior.But who visits an inn to sit in the room?

Thank Steve A
Reviewed 22 July 2016

Overnight stop before the ferry, hotel is well positioned for the Ferry Terminal, the main reason for staying here. Room clean but very basic, best bit was the Indian kitchen in the back, curry was OK but as we live in the west Midlands it was always going to be a hard job on the curry side. Quite friendly, only...

Thank iain01Birmingham
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

It really depends what you are looking for. I have a high rating because the staff are very helpful, courteous, polite, friendly and make you feel welcome. The only downside was the bathroom. The room was large as we had a family room with a double and a single bed. Not all the stations worked on the TV but again...

Thank Monique D
Wellingborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 July 2016

Being a five minute drive from the ferry's, this place should be a little gold mine and from the outside it looks like a traditional pub, inside it's far from it. The restaurant is Indian cusine and is well decorated. We didn't eat there if only because we'd had a curry the night before. The problem is the whole hotel...

Thank Rufuskymmie
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed for one night before getting the ferry. On the plus side it's convenient for the ferry, the staff were very friendly and helpful, it's cheap, and the towels were nice. But I suppose you get what you pay for. The room was dingy but quite spacious, lights were dim. The walls were scuffed and the curtains didn't have...

Thank slowinfastout
Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Booked for 1 night before going to France early the following morning. Lovely friendly staff. Shown to our room which was lovely and clean but a little tired. However, we were satisfied overall and had no complaints Ate in the Indian restaurant and the food was lovely

Thank Wanderer007013
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Booked for 1 night before Ferry Crossing,nice Little Hotel with a Big added Bonus.Great on site Indian Restaurant,with great staff.We were made to feel at home from the off,we settled in to our room had a Glass of wine then went down to have our Meal.My wife likes milder food than me,so we ask for advice.I got a Fantastic extra...

Thank Snakeabe
Reviewed 28 April 2016

Arriving late, falling into bed, leaving early......... Wanted a cheap,clean room for the night, before an early start to the port. It was just that...... Didn't use the restaurant but it was v busy, hosting a family event (?). The noise wasn't intrusive. The experience is reflected in the price.

1Thank Chris W
Guildford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 April 2016

On arrival we were made to feel welcome an shown to our room. The room was very clean, but the decor was a little tired, the bathroom sink vanity unit door was very loose/falling off and needed attention along with a dripping tap (which the noise became noticeable during the night but was too late in the night to do...

Thank jlab299

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Additional Information about The Swingate Inn and Hotel

Address: Deal Road, Dover CT15 5DP, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Dover
Price Range: RM304 - RM394 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Swingate Inn and Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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“Closed on Sundays!”
steveaF6617BC, 17 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ask for early checkout when you get there.”
iain01Birmingham, 22 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Find another hotel....”
ianbX3534BC, 19 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Rooms at back are quieter than the front.”
741kerryg, 29 Oct 2015 | Read review
“It is next to a quiet road, so you have no worries about which room is better.”
CarlP1405, 22 Aug 2015 | Read review
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