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“Spa day and afternoon tea” 4 of 5 stars
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Hall Garth Golf And Country Club
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Brafferton | Darlington, Coatham Mundeville, Darlington DL1 3LU, England   |  
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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“Spa day and afternoon tea”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Really recommend the afternoon tea there was good weather and sitting out of the terrace with LOTS of cake was lovely although the butter should really be put in a pot on a warm day as this melted all over the slate!
Spa was okay but as it's mostly a leisure center the pool, sauna is shared with hotel guests including kids etc so if you are looking for a quieter retreat this may not be for you! I do think the spa packages should include a proper lunch voucher though £8 seems a bit tight (especially when even the most basic afternoon tea is £10...)

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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GMHallGarth17121972, General Manager at Hall Garth Golf And Country Club, responded to this review, June 2, 2014
Dear Ruth P
Thank you for your recent feedback.
I am delighted you enjoyed your recent spa day. I note you must have opted for full afternoon tea. We offer a voucher which enables guests flexibility to use in any food area in the hotel. Whereas many venues offering Spa Days only include a selection of sandwiches or salad lunch.
Many Spa guests tend to use the Stables Pub which does offer a selection of dishes for less than the voucher value, cream teas are also available in the main hotel from £5.00 per person. Some guests having a twilight spa use the voucher towards dinner in Oswald's restaurant.
Following a change of ownership late 2013, plans are in place to refurbish the leisure/beauty areas Autumn/Winter 2014. The current facilities are restricted, however, we receive lots of positive comments about the therapists and treatments offered at an affordable price.

I do hope you will visit again in the future.

Kind regards

Pam Mooney

Hotel General Manager
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Stayed at the Hall Garth recently as part of a group - staff were great, very friendly and helpful. My room was a double and I think if I had been sharing, it would have been too small, but fine just for me. Bed was very comfortable and room/bathroom very clean. There was plenty of choice for breakfast, either cold or hot and it was good that the cooked breakfast was made to order rather than buffet style. However the coffee was not great ! - both mornings. We had a set meal both evenings and chose from 4 different starters mains and desserts. The food couldn't be faulted - everything was spot on. There is a lovely outside seating area at the back of the hotel which we took full advantage of as the weather was very warm and sunny. I would definitely recommend this hotel, and will stay again if in the area, when hopefully I will have time to try the spa.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GMHallGarth17121972, General Manager at Hall Garth Golf And Country Club, responded to this review, June 2, 2014
Dear Simon and June
Thank you for posting your recent review.
It is pleasing to read your feedback. We do have various room sizes in the hotel and should you stay with us again please mention with reservations if you prefer a larger bedroom.
We have recently invested in new patio furniture on the front patio which has been enjoyed by many guests in the recent sunny weather.
I hope we have the opportunity of welcoming you again.

Kind regards

Pam Mooney
Hotel General Manager
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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014 via mobile

Just back from our stay at this wonderful hotel. Amazing views, friendly helpful staff, lovely food, very clean well equipped spacious room, superb massage, pool/steam room/sauna refreshing. We will be back!

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GMHallGarth17121972, General Manager at Hall Garth Golf And Country Club, responded to this review, June 2, 2014
Dear Simon & Julie
Many thanks for posting your lovely feedback, I am delighted you enjoyed your stay with us.
We look forward to the next time.

Kind regards

Pam Mooney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Stayed last weekend for a friends wedding. Lovely, quiet room. The wedding was very well run and the staff were wonderful - couldn't be more helpful. Loved the dancing barman!! Only niggle ( for my husband) was the lack of bitter. John Smith smooth and Guiness were the only options - really disappointing. Breakfast was lovely and the staff were really efficient. Lovely stay and a good nights sleep.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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GMHallGarth17121972, General Manager at Hall Garth Golf And Country Club, responded to this review, May 15, 2014
Dear Lindutton
Thank you for posting your recent review after attending a wedding at Hall Garth Hotel.
I have enjoyed reading your feedback and am pleased the staff looked after you. I am interested to read we have a Dancing barman in our team?
I note your comment regarding limited beer on the function bar. We do offer a greater selection in the Stables pub with 3 hand pulls and 3 draught beers. Due to the occupancy of the function rooms and function bars, it is more difficult to offer a wider range of beers.
I am pleased you enjoyed your accommodation and breakfast.

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Pam Mooney
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Beverley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Having just returned from our sons wedding at this venue I should like to say what a fantastic time we had.
The hotel staff were all superb nothing was too much trouble , the room was spotless very well appointed .
The wedding reception room was beautifully presented and the service was second to none .all the bar staff where very well trained and although very busy served their customers very efficiently.
We used the spa facilities and found them to be excellent.
We would highly recommend this venue.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GMHallGarth17121972, General Manager at Hall Garth Golf And Country Club, responded to this review, May 15, 2014
Dear Ian I
Thank you for taking the time to post your review. I am delighted to read your wonderful feedback and to know your Son's Wedding was so enjoyable.
Many thanks for your kind comments regarding the staff and the service, we do strive hard to offer a friendly a professional approach. I am also pleased you enjoyed the room and spa facilities.
i hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you again when you are next in the area.

Kind regards

Pam Mooney
Hotel General Manager.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here last weekend for a friends wedding.
Before arrival I called to confirm booking details and found they were wrong and hadn't been amended as requested a month before.
Ordered the weekend stay deal where prosecco and chocolates were presented in the room on arrival. Prosecco was good but chocolates were pricey for what you got....only 4!
We didn't have dinner as the wedding overran.
Room was well furnished for its size and to a good standard.
Breakfast the following day was good and a wide selection of non-cooked platter was welcome.
Overall a pricey experience for average hotel stayers. You will want to make full use of the golf course, spa and pool before committing to stay, unlike us, to justify the price

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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GMHallGarth17121972, General Manager at Hall Garth Golf And Country Club, responded to this review, May 7, 2014
Dear Squidadidaledee
Thank you for posting your recent feedback. I am a little confused as to which package you have booked on. You mention staying for a friends wedding, we offer discounted rates for wedding guests. However, I believe from your reveiw that you have taken advantage of our Seasonal offer which includes complimentary Prosecco and chocolates, this also includes Bed and full English breakfast for a total of £85 (2 persons) or dinner can be included for a total of £125. I am somewhat surprised that you felt this to be a pricey experience as we do receive a great deal of feedback telling us this is very good value for money for a hotel of this quality.
I am pleased you enjoyed your experience and do hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back again.

Kind regards

Pam Mooney
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

We had a good clean, though not large, room and bathroom facilities. Comfortable bed. Very pleasant and helpful staff. Some of the staff seemed inexperienced, but they were willing to help and tried hard (e.g. we had to tell a barman how to mix a whisky and ginger, which he'd never heard of, and he seemed pleased to have learned something new!) Food in the Stables Bar a bit plastic and mass-produced (chicken "Parmesan" came with a very un-Italian bright yellow melted cheese coating and the chips were soft and greasy). We tried the main restaurant the next night - food much more appetising, though priced accordingly. Pleasant Lounge area where you can get afternoon tea or light snacks, and also "Breakfast Items" such as bacon baps, croissants etc with coffee. This is a good deal if you don't want a big breakfast from the wide selection on offer in the dining room, although the staff seemed unaware of this option, and tried to charge us for restaurant breakfasts - but it was amicably and competently sorted out by the Receptionist when we checked-out. Surprisingly large swimming pool for a hotel, with good changing facilities, also golf, gym and spa facilities, which we didn't try.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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GMHallGarth17121972, General Manager at Hall Garth Golf And Country Club, responded to this review, May 7, 2014
Dear Scotadvisor
Thank you for taking the time to post your recent review. I am delighted overall you enjoyed your experience whilst staying at the hotel.
I note your comment regarding the Chicken Parmesan you ordered in the Stables. This dish is a local signature dish, well known in this area, please accept my apologies if it was not as you expected.
Thank you for your kind comments regarding the staff, we do have a few new staff members I will pass your feedback on to the team.
I hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back again when you are visiting the area.

Kind regards

Pam Mooney
Hotel General Manager
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Address: Brafferton | Darlington, Coatham Mundeville, Darlington DL1 3LU, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > County Durham > Darlington > Coatham Mundeville
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Coatham Mundeville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hall Garth Golf And Country Club 3*
Number of rooms: 56
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Attractive Georgian Country House with original portions dating from 1540, set in 69 acres of park & woodlands. ... more   less 
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