We stayed at the Parkmore over the Easter weekend on a special £99 DBB per room/night. Turned out to be an amazing offer as we were not restricted as far as the evening menu was concerned. On the first night I had 28 day matured steak, delicious. My wife had steak and ale pie which looked so good it was my choice for the second night. Breakfast was great, cereals, fruit, full english, and a couple of specials, craster kippers or salmon. A better choice than your typical hotels. Really amazing value.
Turning to the hotel itself. Negatives first. We booked a junior suite. Loads of room. However the suite had a dorma window over the bed with no blinds. The light woke me up at the crack of dawn. Could not get back to sleep. The Junior suites were located above the kitchen extension. If the light did not wake you up, noise outside the kitchen did, but to be fair, the noise did not start until around 7.30am. Not noise exactly, a few bangs etc. Easily sorted though, just don't book a junior suite.
The only other negative. The bumph says that Parkmore was originally the home of a local shipbuilder. Part of one of the ship is built into the staircase. However, ask a member of staff who the shipbuilder was and they could not answer. The hotels own leaflet gives no clue. OK I'm an anorak, around ten years ago I had to research North East Shipbuilders so know a few. But I was dissapointed. If the owners read this, how about letting me know!
Now the postives and there are a few. The hotel was very clean and well looked after. The staff were very friendly and attentive. My wife and I are big tea drinkers so bringing more teabags and milk to the room on both days was not a problem for the staff.
The leisure facilities take some beating. Large swimming pool, jacuzzi, hydrotherapy pool (fantastic) sauna, steam room and gym. Like the rest of the hotel, very clean and well maintained.
The reception area is quite large with comfortable seating and daily papers. We spent an hour reading the papers and drinking tea on Sunday afternoon. I supose the big question is, would we stay again......definately.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Originally the home of a shipping magnet in the 1800's, this beautiful old house has been tastefully extended to create the current hotel. With 55 bedrooms, a large leisure club, incorporating swimming pool, gym, dance studio to name but a few facilities, as well as 3 function rooms holding up to 120 people, this is a perfect venue for you to stay in when visiting the Teesside / Cleveland area. The Hotel has been refurbished in recent years to give it a more contemporary, modern feel, whilst still keeping & enhancing the original features of the building. Our Restaurant, J's at 636 offers a wide selection of dishes produced using only the best of local produce. Close to major local roads & rail links, and with ample free parking, we are easy to find. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Stockton On Tees