We have stayed in this hotel before whilst visiting relatives and on both occasions we had a very nice time - we love the building and surroundings and the tranquility and the service really is superb. Staff very friendly and considerate, especially the restaurant staff. And I suppose it's great to know that the swimming pool is there even if we didn't get a chance to use it.
We opted for a larger room this time, having our one year old son with us and found the room beautifully comfortable, even if the bed was a little smaller than my 6'3" tall husband would have liked. Saying that, the flagrant advertisements for the porn channel in what was a 'family room' I thought was in pretty bad taste - are they working to commission or something?
And, as much as I like this place it really pains me to say that the food was pretty awful - certainly for the price and the standard of hotel. We went for a room service breakfast (at £4 per person tray charge) and the bacon was inedible - cooked to perdition, tomatoes straight from a tin and the only thing fresh about the "fresh fruit salad" was that it also was fresh straight from a tin, or make that several tins of grapefruit, peaches and oranges. How very disappointing. Certainly no better than the Travel Inn down the road and I speak from experience.
The Conservatory restaurant has a pleasant enough ambience but the food really was not up to it. Duck salad starter consisted of cold, over-cooked duck. For the main course I ordered what I hoped would be a delicious oriental fish dish with noodles and the fish was definitely not fresh (I left most of it) and the sauce tasted like something from a jar of Uncle Ben's. If you must have fish, my advice to you is - ask if it's fresh. I did not complain as the waiting staff were so sweet - I regret it now especially when we picked up our enormous bill on checking out.
So all I can say is, beautiful hotel, lovely staff, but if they sort the awful food out and you really have yourself a great hotel - head and shoulders above anything else in the vicinity.
- 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