We had stayed at The George in the winter and decided to return in the better weather and luckily the sun did shine for us.The hotel and gardens looked lovely as we drove over the bridge. We were swiftly checked in and the Scots girl on reception was very polite and friendly. We had a nice room although there was no lock on the bathroom door but that didn't bother us although a lack of glasses did. The next day 2 plastic ones appeared. The room was very clean and comfortable although the floor was very squeeky but it is a very old building.
We had breakfast both mornings and it was quickly served and well cooked and the buffet section whilst not vast was of good quality.
Dinner was good and other comments of being "school canteen" style somewhat baffled us, some people must go to very posh schools! The only problem we could see was there didn't seem to be any clear leadership amongst the waiting staff which meant there was a bit of a wait and some tables seemed to get missed. Things did improve when the bar man appeared and lent a hand, maybe they were just a bit short staffed those nights. The bar prices are a little on the high side however the afore mentioned bar man who was from Liverpool made up for it as he was very attentive and chatty and was always on the go.
We didn't make use of the leisure facilities although we did have a look at the pool and gym and it seemed to be ok as other guests were using it.
Both myself and my partner commented that the public toilets in the hotel really need refurbed gaffer tape on the floor in this day and age is just not on!
Over all we had a good stay at The George and will return, the staff are very good and hard working but there are numerous little cosmetic details that need rectified to make the George live up to the view that you see from the bridge.
It's time to spend a bit of money and get the paint brushes out!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set in a beautiful river front location, just five miles from the market town of Hexham, the George at Chollerford is a historic building dating back to the 1700's renowned for its fine food and hospitality. It is great to have such a history behind the hotel as we feel we are doing an excellent job of keeping the tradition going, but we have also spent a lot of money upgrading a number of facilities in the hotel including the leisure club, with its swimming pool and gym, situated west of Newcastle we are in ideal spot for walkers, history buffs and gardeners alike - you will be spoilt for choice. The hotel is a perfect retreat in a location that we consider to be one of the most relaxing in Northumbria. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- George Hotel Chollerford
- George Hotel Hexham