My brother got married here recently and I also attended another wedding here the previous year. This year we stayed over so that we didnt have to get taxis late at night and so we could all eat breakfast together in the morning.
The hotel is set out of the way of everything around it, beautifully quiet with nice grounds and its a very attractive building. Good if your at a wedding or looking to escape but not if you want to be amongst local amenities. There is nothing on site other than a restaurant and bar.
The downstairs rooms appear to have had some redecoration in the last year and are now much more appealing and modern. The upstairs and bedrooms could do with some updating. We stayed in a 'superior room' it was large and clean with a good size bathroom and powerful shower but there was a crazy mix of carpet, curtains, wall paper and bed linen which are all patterned and all clash. There is nothing wrong with this other than it made the room feel outdated and a bit disappointing, also the TV was tiny and miles from the bed, but there was a sofa you could watch it from. Others staying in our party also noted that the rooms would benefit hugely from new carpets and a bit of toning down, it would give the rooms a much more luxurious feel.
I have eaten here on a few occasions, both at weddings and for Sunday dinner and have found the food to be very tasty, no complaints there.
The staff were fantastic: friendly, efficient and discreet.
All in all a lovely venue for a wedding or a quiet get away.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hardwicke Hall Manor Hotel, 2.5 Miles from the towns of Hartlepool & Peterlee can be found on the B1281 between Castle Eden and Blackhall approximately 5 miles from Seaham and 12 miles from Durham. Hardwicke Hall Manor Hotel is furnished in a style befitting a traditional country manor house. A classical country house atmosphere has also been lovingly retained throughout the bedrooms that have all been individually designed and furnished with care and attention. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hardwicke Hall Manor Hotel Hartlepool, England