First stay in The Kings and I was not disappointed. Great location, right in the middle of town near to all the shops. Train station close by (Cost £4 in taxi). Staff at the hotel were friendly, helpful and very accommodating.
The choice at breakfast was excellent - fresh fruit, bowls of fruit in juice, cereals, croissants, danish pastries, cheese, ham, toast, fruit juices, anything you wanted cooked - and I mean anything from kippers to porridge!
I have to recommend the afternoon tea - which we had in the Bar area. The prawn sandwiches and the warm scones were scrumptious, mouthwatering and very reasonably priced. All served by the lovely barman who waited on us which was totally unexpected.
I know the hotel was involved in a fire years ago and you can still smell a small bit of smoke in the hotel, but would definately stay here again.
I booked through another website and got a great deal of £58 per twin room/per night with breakfast included.
I would recommend that the Hotel invest in air conditioning as the rooms were very warm probably due to the hot weather.
- 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