My mum and I were doing a sponsered C2C cycle and spent a Sunday night here to avoid competing for the trains with the runners finishing the Great North Run. On arrival we were greeted by a helpful young man who allowed us to leave our bikes in the lounge bar! where there was a vegetable competition going on. Although the access to the rooms is through the public bar and then past the toilets the quality and value of this accommodation cannot be overstated. The room was generously proportioned with comfortable beds, a good TV and the best shower on the whole trip! The decor is modern but elegant. Breakfast in the morning was also very good.
The location of the property is right next to the C2C Sunderland branch but is quite a long walk from the centre of Stanley. Stanley itself doesn't have much to offer on a Sunday night but there was a convenient bus to Durham city.
We would both recommend this place as a break on the C2C if you want to arrive in Sunderland in the morning.
- Also Known As:
- The Ball Alley Stanley, County Durham