Stayed at the Derwent Manor for one night as we attended a wedding at the nearby Allensford Youth Village. The hotel is situated a few miles from Consett on the boundary of Durham and Northumberland in glorious open countryside.
Reception allowed us to check in about an hour early which was helpful and allowed us time in the bar. The bar was more like a pub setting than a hotel bar which was pleasant and offered a full range of Sky television which the remote was left for the punters to use themselves. There was a pool table and a large dining area. We didn’t eat and the menu was very expensive for our budget. We’d suggest if you’re on a budget trying one of the pubs at nearby Castleside or Consett that you pass on the way to the hotel.
The room was really large, with two double beds and still ample space for chairs dressers and wardrobes and still plenty of standing room for us. Bed was very comfy and room was immaculate.If this was a standard room then the executive rooms will be like heaven.One of the finest hotel rooms we have stayed in.
Reception area was also immaculate and the grounds around the hotel were beautiful. There was a separate spa area but we didn’t have time to use but I’d imagine it to be in tune with the rest of the hotel and be very good.
There were various function rooms dotted about the hotel and they looked superb venues. Non were in use on the day but open to look aroud.The hotels corridors were immaculate but if you struggle with walking request a room near to reception. Some of the rooms are a little out of the way. Fine for us but not for anyone with walking difficulties. Wheelchair ramps were considerately positioned we noticed. Entrance from hotel to the bar was a fantastic stone corridor which really gave the place character.
Only negatives were the driveway up to the hotel. The pathway was full of potholes and a ditch on either side. A nightmare to walk up and a nightmare for your car wheels.
Also we had no hot water on the morning of our departure. Now this is just one of these things that happen and we were just unlucky. The reception staff would have been more than happy to allow us into a nearby room to use the facilities even after the designated check out time when we informed them of the fault but by then we’d had a cold shower which didn’t do the wedding hangover any harm.
A great hotel in a lovely area. Ideal just to get away and escape the rat race. Full marks for hospitality and standards.We will be sure to return.
- 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
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