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“Excellent stay at the Aston Hotel Darlington” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Holiday Inn Darlington - North A1m

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Holiday Inn Darlington - North A1m
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Newton Aycliffe
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Doncaster
1 review
“Excellent stay at the Aston Hotel Darlington”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2013

Lovely hotel. Very clean and the rooms are a decent size, and the bed I could of taken it home with me. The staff are very friendly and helpful Enjoyable stay. It should be more than a 3 star. We would definately go there again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank DoncasterSandra
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Traceycam, General Manager at Holiday Inn Darlington - North A1m, responded to this review, August 6, 2013
Thank you for such a great review after your stay with us. Our rooms are indeed a good size to give you comfort and space while staying.
I am so pleased that you did not take the bed! i think that you would have been spotted and could have ended up on the news!!
We look forward to seeing you again, why not follow us on our social media sites
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Kendal, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2013

the staff are very helpfull the room was clean and a very good standard close to the moterway i would stay again the free beamish tickets included in the price and the area for shopping kept the wife happy

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank martcully
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Traceycam, General Manager at Holiday Inn Darlington - North A1m, responded to this review, August 6, 2013
Thank you for placing your review after staying with us. It is good to read that you found your break to be good value.
Also that you will stay again, there is a wealth of areas to visit whilst here Durham City is a fantastic area with shopping (for the wife!!) great museums and the botanical gardens are a must.
We look forward to welcoming you back and soon
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here on business for one night in July 2013. Initial impression of the hotel was very much travelodge like, which in summary was a good comparison.

Staff were helpful enough, check in and out was efficient. Public areas of the hotel clean, info says its due to be refurbished soon. Room was ok, but has seen better days, for example mould in the shower which wasn't nice. Again, cleaners seem to miss corners etc so room didn't feel clean. Marks on doors, burn on curtain, loose trim on wardrobe etc.

Food was average again, limited menu choice but nothing wrong with it. Bar prices expensive. Hotels wifi not great, cut out a lot.

  • Stayed July 2013
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank the-small-cheese-man
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Traceycam, General Manager at Holiday Inn Darlington - North A1m, responded to this review, August 1, 2013
Thank you taking the time to write your review after staying with us recently. I have read your review with great interest and also great concern.
Firstly i do hope that when you stayed on business it proved fruitful for you. I am surprised that you would compare the facilities we have to another.
It is great to read that the team were helpful, with the check in and out being efficient and public areas clean.
We are indeed due to be refurbished soon. I am sure you will understand my shock that your room was not to the standard we have within the hotel. I would like to look into this further and would really appreciate if you could contact me, so i can identify the room you were allocated.
It is not often that i read our food to be average and should you have liked something which does not appear on our the menu, i know chef would have done his utmost to oblige your requirements.
I have had our IT company check out the WIFI and completely reboot the system.
I do hope that your business will bring you back to the area and you will stay with us again
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Manchester
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128 reviews
36 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2013

We booked a deal staying two nights at the Aston Hotel , Darlington ( newton Aycliffe) I really thought that the deal sounded too good to be true. £59 a night for two of us, which included an evening meal with bottle of wine on the first night plus two breakfasts. The room was spacious and well equipped and comfortable. Included in our deal were two tickets for admission to Beamish museum. Everything went to plan and was exactly as described. The staff without exception were very pleasant and helpful. We went for a well earned break and enjoyed everything.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Traceycam, General Manager at Holiday Inn Darlington - North A1m, responded to this review, August 1, 2013
Thank you for writing your review after staying with us recently. We do try to offer you good value for money with our breaks and it is great that you had the opportunity to take advantage of this one.
We believe that when staying with us your room should offer space and comfort, great to read that is what you found.
I am pleased that everything went according to plan, you had a well earned break and enjoyed everything.
We do hope you have the opportunity to return and soon, why not follow us on our social media sites.
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54 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2013

Stayed here on a 2 night Travelzoo deal. From the minute you enter the Hotel, the friendliness of staff was amazing. The service you receive is fantastic, they care about their guests. Our room on the second floor was immaculate and extremely large. The evening meal was excellent, quality and presentation superb. Dining room staff again were friendly and extremely efficient. Breakfasts too were great with a good choice. On the second night we had a bar snack which again was very good and not expensive either. The trip to Beamish Museum, part of the deal was brilliant, so much to see there. It is a fabulous day out for any age. Highly recommend staying at this hotel, it went far beyond what we expected.
Darlington is worth a visit and have a drink at the Hole in the Wall in Horse Market, lovely seating area outside.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank pedroWestMidlands
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Traceycam, General Manager at Holiday Inn Darlington - North A1m, responded to this review, August 1, 2013
Fantastic to read that you had a brilliant break with us recently. Thank you for writing you review, we certainly do care about our guests.
We believe that when you are staying with us, your bedroom should offer comfort and space with room to move around and relax in. It is wonderful to read that your food was excellent and you found breakfast great with a good choice.
Beamish museum is a great day out, you really must return to visit the other areas.

Thank you for recommending us to others, we do appreciate it! We do hope you return and soon
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Burton upon Trent
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2013

The staff, rooms, food and service were all spot on. We were pleasantly surprised as to the hotel, friendliness of the staff. the food was very well presented and tasty. the room and shower was excellent. The only downside was that we had 4 thick hard pillows between us. We are used to sleeping on a thinner softer pillow. Eventually I used a folded towel to sleep on as the pillow was ricking my neck. We had two good days out 1 to Beamish that was fantastic and one to Durham. Visit the Cathedral.
Overall excellent stay, but beware of the pillows.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Colin W
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Traceycam, General Manager at Holiday Inn Darlington - North A1m, responded to this review, August 1, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review after your recent stay. It is good that you were pleasantly surprised by the hotel.
We certainly take a pride in the hotel and also the service which we offer. The food on the Brasserie menu has a lot of homemade dishes on it. I do hope you had the opportunity to try our homemade pie or one of our sundae desserts!
I do apologise about the pillows - we have just changed all of them for new too. I am so pleased that you visited two of our great gems in the area.
There are so many other places to visit too - i can highly recommend Bowes museum. We do hope to see you again and soon
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Keighley, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2013

We had a party of 2 couples the hotel was very clean all staff from reception to Retaurant staff everybody was friendly and helpful restaurant food very good drinks not too expensive either
We will book again very soon good value for money I would highly recommend this hotel

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank stevesdr
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Traceycam, General Manager at Holiday Inn Darlington - North A1m, responded to this review, August 1, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write your review after staying with us. It is good to read that you found your break to be good value for money, the team friendly, the food very good and the drinks not too expensive. We could not ask for more than that
Thank you for recommending us to others, this is something we really appreciate. We look forward to you returning and soon.
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Property: Holiday Inn Darlington - North A1m
Address: Newton Park, Coatham Mundeville | Newton Aycliffe, Newton Aycliffe DL1 3NL, England (Formerly Aston Hotel Darlington)
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Location: United Kingdom > England > County Durham > Newton Aycliffe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Newton Aycliffe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Darlington - North A1m 3*
Number of rooms: 80
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