When you first arrive up the long drive and you see the splendour of the original Jacobean exterior, you believe that this is going to be a stunning place to stay.
WRONG!! We had room 335 which was clean and comfortable but sorely in need of some TLC and faced out on to the woods which made it very dark, even during the day. However, this did help to get a very restful sleep. And, unfortunately, this is where the positives end.....
Like so many other reviewers before me, there are many things wrong with this place, none of which have been dealt with.
We too were given a choice of 6pm or 9pm for dinner. We chose the earlier one but when we got the, there were only 2 other people dining ( even when we left at 8.30, it wasn't that busy). Seems strange. The dining room staff do their level best but are let down by colleagues at the bar. Our pre-dinner Prosecco arrived at the same time as our wine and our starter. The Prosecco and wine were warm and the starter wasn't. Not off to a great start but I have to say the food was lovely, even if the portion sizes were a bit on the small side.
The next evening was the same- warm wine and a waitress who, on her second night there, told us she was 'knackered' and that the knife she was about to give me was 'mingin' . Charming.
Now, I am not a wine snob or connoisseur but I really detest warm White wine. This is NOT what a four-star establishment would do and I am totally perplexed as to why this was the case. Same problems with lack of bar and clearing staff.
Can't say I found the staff particularly friendly but one young waitress called Sarah seemed to genuinely care about making our experience a good one. Despite her efforts, I will never be back and I would certainly never recommend this place to anyone.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Dating back to 1693, the four-star Redworth Hall Hotel is a Jacobean-style manor house hotel with many original features, 143 spacious bedrooms, beauty rooms and a hair salon. Set in 150 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds and woodland it’s easy to get away from it all yet also enjoy the historical and vibrant cities of Durham, Darlington and Newcastle, which are just a short drive away. Visit Hadrian’s Wall, the East Coast's unspoilt beaches and historical cathedrals then relax in the Health & Leisure Club’s pool or outdoor tennis courts before enjoying delicious local ingredients in 2 AA Rosette 1744 restaurant. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Barcelo Newton Aycliffe
- Newton Aycliffe Barcelo
- Durham Hall Hotel Redworth
- Hall Redworth