We booked a night at the holly bush after reading the reviews on trip advisor, first impression were good, after a little confusion we were shown to our room which was cold and felt very unwelcoming as it was pouring down outside and we had just travelled for three hours in the car, the sash windows in the room we were staying in did not have any fasteners and therefor did not shut properly so we could hear cars etc passing and the draft was pretty bad, we ended up leaving the curtains closed most of our stay.
The food was good but we weren't made to feel welcome or wanted in the eating area and so we left quickly after eating our meal
Our room was nicely decorated but full of cobwebs! my daughter found popcorn on her bed sheets! and no TV remote!
I think the Holly bush in could be a fantastic place if it was finished off to a better standard!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A proper little country pub with award winning accommodation. We are located in the beautiful Northumberland National Park and we have some of the DARKEST SKIES in England. We are very close to Kielder Water and Observatory, Hadrian's Wall, Alnwick Gardens and the Coast. There are some beautiful walks that start from the pub including an ancient BASTLE trail. We have 2 family rooms and also welcome well behaved dogs. Whether you are coming to the area to walk, cycle, star gaze or just relax we can assure you of a very warm welcome. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Hollybush Hotel Hexham