We stayed 3 nights in the Coquetvale hotel over a very cold Easter weekend. Our experience was excellent and no-one should be put off booking by some of the less kind reviews on the site.
The hotel is ideally situated for visiting Alnwick Castle and Garden, Cragside House and Garden and many other interesting attractions, The roads around Rothbury would be excellent for motorcycling and we intend to return on motorbikes at a future date to explore these further in better weather, Rothbury itself is a lovely little village with good pubs and a number of excellent tea shops. We found all the locals to be exceptionally friendly and welcoming.
Our room (room 6) and en-suite bathroom was spacious, spotlessly clean and well furnished. The décor may be a little dated but is clean and what I would expect from a 3 star hotel. The shower fitting was wall mounted and although a little low on pressure was up to the job. Again, what I would expect from a 3 star. The bed was comfortable and the linen was fresh and clean. Pillows were excellent. A well stocked (and re-stocked) hospitality tray was provided.
Breakfast was exceptionally good - fresh, tasty, local produce and plenty of it. Evening meals taken in the Italia Plus restaurant were excellent and well priced.
Other people have mentioned the steep and uneven car park and I agree there are a few potholes and the car park is on a slope but nothing unmanageable and no worse than many our A roads around the UK.
The best thing about the Coquetvale Hotel though is the staff. They were unfailingly friendly, welcoming and helpful, Nothing is too much trouble and we felt relaxed and at home throughout our stay.
We will definitely return to the hotel in future as we enjoyed our break so much.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This nineteenth century country town hotel is perfectly located on the edge of the Northumberland National Park in the scenic and tranquil village of Rothbury. The Coquetvale Hotel is perfect for a relaxing break in the beautiful countryside or an ideal base for walking, cycling or outdoor pursuits. The stunning Cragside House and grounds are a five minute drive away as are the breathtaking Simonside Hills which are a popular spot for walkers with amazing scenery. Further afield lies the market town of Alnwick, home to the spectacular Alnwick Gardens and Castle, as well as the picturesque Northumberland coastline are a 20 minute drive over the scenic moors that surround Rothbury. The hotel was bought by experienced hoteliers in August 2016 and has since seen immediate investment into public areas and bedrooms. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Coquetvale Hotel Northumberland/Rothbury