We stayed in the Sycamore Cottage which is operated as part of the hotel. I think the fairest description of the cottage is 'functional - but only just'. Both of the bathrooms in the cottage were in a very poor state of repair - leaking shower trays, duct tape around toilet waste pipes, etc. The decor and furniture are straight out of the 70s/80s and urgently need updating. The kitchen facilities work - but are very basic. There's also a lot of sloppiness - mirrors that aren't mounted straight on the wall; curtains that don't meet properly, light bulbs that need replacing, etc. A small amount of investment would work wonders here.
The pool/spa/sauna themselves were excellent, however the changing rooms are in dire need of updating - the lockers are rusting and keys missing for some of them, plus they are generally small and cramped.
On the other hand the staff in reception were very helpful and friendly. The couple of times we used the hotel bar for food we found the service excellent, friendly and quick, and the food was decent pub fare, if a little overpriced. Worth checking if there's a wedding/event on when you book your stay as this pretty much took over the restaurant AND bar for a period of time - however once everyone moved back into the restaurant, all was OK.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Beautifully set in twenty acres of Northumberland countryside and overlooking the Derwent Valley, Derwent Manor offers the warmest of welcomes. With its country house ambiance, elegant decor and professional team, this is the ideal venue for business and leisure guests alike. Derwent Manor boasts 48 spacious en-suite bedrooms , doubles, double x doubles and suites many with stunning views over the Northumberland countryside. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Derwent Manor Hotel Allensford
- Best Western Northumberland
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