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Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel
Ranked #7 of 21 Hotels in Darlington
Romsey, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
25 hotel reviews
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“Modern hotel in central location”
Reviewed March 19, 2013

Staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The car park is a little hard to spot, and I had to drive round the block, one way system a second time. The room was quite small, but very modern and apart from a cloud of dust which came down from the bedside light fitting, it was very clean.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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Dale N, Manager at Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel, responded to this review, July 23, 2015
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Durham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 18, 2013

Thankyou so much to much to all the staff at the kings hotel who made my 50th birthday meal so wounderful..The staff were professional,efficient and friendly and a special mention should go to James,Rob and Dave who helped organise and manage this event.The hotel has been beautifully refurbished and the food is both excellant and good value for money.If you are looking to hold a special event please go and have a look around the hotel .Hope to visit again soon best wishes from Angela and family.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Durham, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed March 17, 2013

I recently booked a sunday lunch at the newly refurbished Mercure Kings Hotel in Darlington, for my wife and myself. The refurbishment took place over a number of years due to a fire in the hotel. I had used this hotel in past years and was curious to see how it looked. I was delighted with the result, and the sunday lunch that my wife and I experienced was absolutely wonderful. At first my thoughts were, it was a "little pricey" but after eating it, I found it was worth every penny. The beef was cooked to perfection, and the rhubarb crumble and vanilla custard was to die for. The staff were very friendly and professional, in particular the waiter that looked after our table (Stuart), I think he was a Geordie, and his friendly manner made us feel very welcome, but it was the food more than anything, which made this such a enjoyable experience.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 17, 2013

A large group of us attended the hotel last night for a 50th party. We had a beautiful three course meal; the food was delicious! We were very well looked after by all staff, who were always on hand to help fill up our glasses! A few of the group stayed in the rooms which were beautifully decorated and very well equipped! The rooms were spotless and comfortable. We will definitely be recommending this place to friends! Thank you!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 16, 2013

We stayed at the Kings Head as we were attending an event nearby at Rockcliffe Hall. The hotel was great, right in the centre of Darlington with a taxi rank outside, it was perfect for what we needed. The rooms were modern, clean and well equipped. The staff were very helpful and they offer free indoor parking. Overall a fantastic stay especially for the price.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

It doesn't look much from the outside and the layout inside is slightly confusing as we kept getting lost (Oops) and breakfast was a little expensive but other than that it made for a lovely stay! It was really reasonably priced, rooms were spotless and the staff were lovely, I would definitely recommend it, hoping to go back there soon :)

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Dale N, Manager at Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel, responded to this review, July 23, 2015
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Lee, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

We went to this hotel not sure what to expect but we were delighted with the quality of the room and service received. The refurbishment of the hotel has been carried out to a very high standard and it's location next to the main shopping mall is ideal for a visit to Darlington and surrounding area. Would book again!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Dale N, Manager at Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel, responded to this review, July 24, 2015
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Additional Information about Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel

Property: Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel
Address: 9-12 Priestgate, Darlington DL1 1NW, England (Formerly King's Head Hotel)
Location: United Kingdom > England > County Durham > Darlington
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Darlington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 83
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hotel is superbly located in the heart of the historic market town, with ideal access to the A1 train st. and airport. Originally built in the 1600s as a Coaching Inn, rebuilt in 1893, and after a 6 million pounds sterling complete refurbishment in 2012, the hotel proudly harmonises its original features with a contemporary designer led style that reflects the hotel's personality. Boasting 83 stylish bedrooms, superior conference and banqueting suites, along with elegantly fashionable rest and bars. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Kings Head Darlington
Head Hotel King
Hotel Kings Head

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