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Matfen Hall
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Matfen
Certificate of Excellence
tynemouth
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“didn't want to leave!”
Reviewed June 3, 2013

Booked one night at the last minute after other holidays plans had fallen through, and were immediately cheered up by the excellent reception staff. Loved our huge comfortable room, the pool was fine and the cocktails and food were good, but the staff were the best thing about our stay. They were all friendly and helpful and created a relaxed and unstuffy atmosphere. Really didn't want to leave!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Swindon, UK
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Reviewed June 3, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here recently as a final break away before our first baby arrives, we couldn't have picked a better place.
Quiet, relaxing, lovely food, stunning views and amazing spa treatments.

All staff were friendly, and nothing was too much.

  • Stayed May 2013
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Murton, null, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 3, 2013

Stayed here one night last week for our anniversary. Booked through the secret escape dinner bed and breakfast deal so was a steal at £120. Because of the price paid I wasn't expecting the service to match but it was a dream from start to finish. The first thing noticeable is how friendly the reception staff are. We had pre booked the table for dinner and upon checking in we were reminded of the time this had been booked which was a nice touch.

We were shown to our classic room and again for the price was expecting the basic but it was more of a small suite than a room. Huge size! great toiletries and tea/coffee facilities (particularly enjoyed the oat biscuits!). Information in the room was more than substantial also. With a couple of hours to kill we thought we'd check out the spa, which my boyfriend having never been to a spa was a little apprehensive about.

He needn't have worried though he loved it. For a small spa the range of facilities were amazing especially the fire and ice rooms. Although parts could do with an upgrade (the tropical shower on some settings was a little disappointing - but it didn't ruin our break and maybe instead of the crystal steam room a menthol one?) We really enjoyed using all of the facilities and found despite it being the half term holidays it wasn't busy either which was a bonus.

After a quick change we were ready for dinner and this is where Matfen really does get top marks. We enjoyed drinks in drawing room whilst browsing the menu and despite paying for a 3 course meal and expecting little choice, there was still a lot of choice with the option of paying a supplement for slightly more decedent dishes. After ordering our food, we were shown to our table in the Library restaurant. The waiting and restaurant staff were amazing and couldn't do enough. The food was amazing, my boyfriend opting for ham hock terrine to start and a main of steak and chips followed by sticky toffee pudding (which having stolen a bite of each was fab!) I had asparagus with hollandaise sauce, salmon with green veg, pureed potatoes and a red wine jus and chocolate torte with white chocolate ice cream for dessert and every mouthful was amazing. Followed by drinks in the conservatory which has fabulous views of the golf course and again the barman was extremely friendly and prompt with drinks also!

We had a restful nights sleep and went back down to the library restaurant for breakfast in the morning with continental breakfast on buffet and hot cooked breakfast cooked to order. I opted for eggs Florentine and my partner for the 'Matfen' a full English. Both were fab and again service was excellent. We checked out hassle free again and a lovely chat with the receptionist on the way out. It was amazing. Loved every second of our break and we will definitely be back to stay at Matfen and have recommended to all of my friends and family.

The best short break I've ever had. couldn't praise the staff here enough. Thank you for a wonderful stay.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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BernieBloodworth, General Manager at Matfen Hall, responded to this review, June 19, 2013
Dear Guest

Wow - a fantastic review - thank you!

We hope you will be able to join us on many more occasions to come.

Yours sincerely

Bernard Bloodworth
General Manager
Matfen Hall Hotel Golf & Spa
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Reviewed June 1, 2013

I've played this course a few times now and it is always in good condition and they are always working hard to improve it. A pleasure to play. Pro shop friendly. The bar staff are polite and efficient and the food is always good.

  • Stayed May 2013
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BernieBloodworth, General Manager at Matfen Hall, responded to this review, June 19, 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you for your great review of our Golf course!

Our Greenkeepers have worked hard over the winter months, to ensure the course is at it's best for the 2013 season and your kind words are greatly appreciated - thank you!

I look forward to meeting you out on the course!

Yours sincerely

Bernard Bloodworth
General Manager
Matfen Hall Hotel Golf & Spa
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 1, 2013

Stayed with 10 friends to celebrate Amanda's 40th birthday .. Hotel is beautiful had an amazing meal then cocktails in the conservatory followed by complementary wine and nibbles in the birthday girls suite . Great service lovely rooms .. Breakfast was gorgeous , used the pool , sauna and all has spa treatments . Would definitely recommend a girls night in and have already booked to return for my wedding anniversary . Thank you for a lovely stay .

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 30, 2013

Another two nights spent at Maften Hall. If you are looking for a nice hotel with a pleasant environment and good food; this is the place for you. We have now been about 5 or 6 times; and just enjoy the whole thing; it is comfortable and relaxing, with decent food. This time we did not go for an upgraded room, as we wished to see if the standard rooms would change our view of the Hotel - It did not, the standard room was perfectly acceptable.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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BernieBloodworth, General Manager at Matfen Hall, responded to this review, May 31, 2013
Dear Guest

I am delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and as a regular guest at Matfen Hall, it is encouraging to have not only your high praise, but also your continued support - thank you!

I look forward to welcoming you back on many more occasions to come.

Yours sincerely

Bernard Bloodworth
General Manager
Matfen Hall Hotel Golf & Spa
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York, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 30, 2013

The Weighton Wheelers arrived having cycled Hadrians Wall to end with Silver Wedding Celebrations for 2 of our group. Matfen Hall could not have been more accommodating and kind with every attention to detail. A special room was laid on and set up behind the library restaurant with fantastic views of the open countryside for our evening meal and every request we made was met with a smile and " nothing is too much trouble" attitude.
Well done Matfen and to all the staff for helping to make our end of journey comfortable and full of happy memories

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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BernieBloodworth, General Manager at Matfen Hall, responded to this review, May 31, 2013
Dear Guest

It was our pleasure to be able to accommodate the 'Weighton Wheelers' and I agree, silver wedding celebrations, were a nice way to end your journey.

We hope you will be able to join us again soon.

Yours sincerely


Bernard Bloodworth
General Manager
Matfen Hall Hotel Golf & Spa
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Property: Matfen Hall
Address: Near Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Matfen NE20 0RH, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Northumberland > Matfen
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Matfen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Matfen Hall 4*
Number of rooms: 53
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Matfen Hall Hotel, Golf and Spa winner of Large Hotel of the Year 2015 at the Visit England Awards is located just 15 miles west of Newcastle in the charming village of Matfen and is the ancestral home of Sir Hugh and Lady Blackett. This stately home is set in 300 acres of parkland and has been a hotel since 1999. Enjoy true Northumbrian hospitality at Matfen Hall Hotel. The Hotel offers 53 bedrooms, individually decorated in traditional and contemporary styles. Our golf estate includes a 27-hole course, par 3 course and driving range. ... more   less 
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