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Blackwell Grange, Darlington, England, DL3 8QH, United Kingdom, ‏‎800-491-6126
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3.3 / 5Good

Score breakdown (from 63 reviews)

Average rating for:

  • Cleanliness
    3.7
  • Service
    3.7
  • Comfort
    3.3
  • Condition
    3.1
  • Neighborhood
    4.1
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4.0 / 5Excellent
"Great"
Nice stay to visit with family. Quiet and relaxing hotel with great restaurant.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
4 night family trip Sep 17, 2015
Doris Elaine
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Business Stay"
Local to meeting location.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night business trip Jan 21, 2015
A Traveler
US
3.0 / 5Good
Fairly nice hotel with friendly staff. Basic room a little small but clean. the mattresses were a little lumpy. Lovely grounds and conveniently located
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip Sep 30, 2013
A Traveler
US

The following English reviews were posted by hotels.com guests from other countries:

3.0 / 5Good
"Short stay"
Only stayed one night, but have re-booked (for work) due to price and convenience. All staff were very helpful and friendly. Not sure if all the rooms are of the same décor standard as it's an old building with an extension?
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night business trip Feb 1, 2016
Suzanne
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
Visiting friends
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night trip with friends Jan 13, 2016
V A
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"A Restful Stay"
I found this hotel to offer a restful night's stay with an excellent breakfast. Although slightly tired in it's internal appearance it was comfortable and relaxed.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night business trip Nov 18, 2015
Andrea
GB
3.0 / 5Good
Hotel needs a refurb getting tired. That said had a comfortable stay.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night business trip Nov 18, 2015
PAUL
GB
2.0 / 5Fair
It is a lovely building shame they aren't looking after it. Needs a major refurb. Bathroom taps were disgusting Gym is hardly a gym and was poorly maintained
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Oct 9, 2015
A Traveler
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Recommended"
Really nice hotel in great surroundings. The restaurant was particularly good, as was the evening meal and buffet breakfast. Would definitely recommend this place and I will be staying again next time I'm working in the area.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night business trip Sep 29, 2015
Stafford
GB
2.0 / 5Fair
"Disappointing - I doubt that I'll be back"
The standard room that I was in for 2 nights was very poor, I was upgraded for my 3rd night after being disturbed by tourists partying late at night. The executive room was a great improvement, but outside my usual budget. I ate in the restaurant and the bar and found the food not up to the standard that I would expect in this standard of hotel, I went out on the 3rd evening! I didn't use the pool but it is very small and looked busy. The breakfast was also a great let down, but improved on Friday morning, when I asked why that was, I was told that they don't put out the full range of breakfast when tourists are in, but I could have asked for fresh fruit, croissants, yoghurt etc, however no-one told me that! The staff however, were all very friendly and tried their best to put things right!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night business trip Sep 29, 2015
Sandra
GB
3.0 / 5Good
"Nice Setting but a few issues"
This is a typical older property nice in many ways but getting a bit tired, unfortunately the Bed in my room was extremely uncomfortable and the Wifi did not work so not very good when used for business.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night business trip Sep 15, 2015
paul
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Great Weekend"
Very good indeed, we have mobility problems and were given a ground floor room completely suited to our needs.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night romance trip Aug 14, 2015
Jacqueline
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"The Blackwell Grange"
A business stopover with a colleague, a warm welcome, a hotel that dates back in places to the grange it was, with extensions to the rear. Very comfortable, a very competent restaurant with reasonable prices and good quality. I wouldn't hesitate to stay again.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night business trip Jul 29, 2015
Ian
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
Enjoyed we stayed here our son was getting married in rockcliff so it was nice and close but not as expensive friendly staff and also we were able to check in bit earlier as our wedding was at 2 we had a sandwich which was well presented and tasty
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Jul 30, 2015
A Traveler
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Beautiful hotel"
We enjoyed our stay very much. The room was clean and comfortable, the staff were friendly and polite and very helpful. The breakfast was well worth the money and we would definitely stay again and recommend to others.surroundings were beautiful.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Jul 30, 2015
Julie
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Excellent hotel"
Very good setting attentive staff well appointed room - great breakfast
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip with friends Jul 18, 2015
A Traveler
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"average"
one night business trip. booked as it had a pool which turned out to be very small. clean and simple room
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night business trip Jun 10, 2015
Diane
GB
2.0 / 5Fair
"expensive in a dated building."
It was a friends wedding but i must say that as the wedding was great the bar service (if you call it service) wasnt good. one bar were were every wedding guest were was shut. we were sent upstairs to another bar when there was one downstairs. we asked for a drink but were sent away. they said it was for residents only and we were but they just told us to go away. only 1 serving so queues were forming, wouldnt accep cards and not enough stock in fridge. bottles & beers were warm and some had to be taken back. y only 1 serving at a wedding do? rooms in the west wing are old & dated. i thought i had stepped into the 70s. the front of hotel looks good but i think they have forgooten about the rest. take your own drink as £20 for a bottle of wine is disgraceful. £2 for fruit shoots, £4.20 for warm lager. its not good enough
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip May 23, 2015
graham
GB
3.0 / 5Good
"Tired"
Beautiful setting but very mediocre hotel these days, breakfast is not as good as Premier Inn. Bathrooms also look tired. Our toiletries were not replaced during a 3 day stop over.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night romance trip May 12, 2015
A Traveler
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Very comfortable"
A very good large downstairs disabled access room.good large bathroom.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night business trip Apr 24, 2015
A Traveler
GB
3.0 / 5Good
"early morning fire alarm"
fire alarm went off at about 7am. Reception said there was nothing they could do, likely to be caused by steam from shower, but they could put in extraction to bathrooms, door closers on bathroom door and review position of alarm in room etc etc. As it happens I was on an early start and was dressed and ready to go so just left.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip May 3, 2015
A Traveler
GB
1.0 / 5Poor
"Filthy, dated, old fashioned and inedible food!"
I was very disappointed when we arrived. The receptionist was rude the rooms smelt and felt dirty. But we were only there for two nights to visit my mother so I thought, let it go, however it was the last straw when we went for breakfast. The dining room was very dirty and the food looked like it had been there for a month. I did complain but was still not given or offered any compensation or refund, It's such a shame as this hotel was once the best in Darlington. I wouldn't let my dog stay there now!
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Apr 12, 2015
michael
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Darlington for a rugby match"
The hotel is full of history standing in its own grounds. Although the building is old and could possibly do with a bit of modernisation, the staff were very good and could not have done more for us. Would recommend this hotel to any one. The bed was huge and comfortable the room very clean and more than met our needs.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip Mar 6, 2015
John
GB
3.0 / 5Good
"Not a bad hotel"
nice hotel, need modernizing, also the bar is way to expensive!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Feb 7, 2015
Sam
GB
2.0 / 5Fair
"Faulty Tower"
Checking in was offered Breakfast as additional extra I agreed and paid the extra only to be told the next morning no you have not paid for breakfast by the restaurant attendee and the reception contradicting it self saying no he has not then phoning few seconds later yes he did remanded me with Faulty Towers !! Not what I expected or expected
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Dec 31, 2014
Morhaf
GB
3.0 / 5Good
"Not great"
Hotel is very tired needs updated. It's expensive given the condition
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip Dec 19, 2014
A Traveler
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Nice hotel close to Darlington"
I stayed here a couple of nights while visiting friends, the Hotel is large with lots of space in and outside, I would have liked to visit it in the summer to use the swimming pool and the gym but as I stayed at end of November I didn't fancy the swim, I did not use the restaurant or any other facility as I met my friends in Town but the staff were very helpful every time I needed to book a taxi, at my check in and my check out! I would stay here again...
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Dec 1, 2014
Jose
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Curates egg"
Our first night was a disaster, we had booked a superior room and first impressions were very good. Unfortunately our room turned out to be an emergency escape route and therefore had a green light which remained on constantly. Worse the room was linked to a seminar room and we were woken at 2. 30. by furniture being moved as night staff prepared the room for the meeting to be held there in the morning. We complained the next day and the receptionist apologised and moved us to a fabulous room for our second night.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip Nov 21, 2014
Pauline
GB
2.0 / 5Fair
"In need of revamp and a decent cleaner"
our room was in much need of a good clean and maintenance. Cracked bathroom sink, disintegrating sash windows in much need of restoration (constant draft). Heavily worn out carpet, doors. Not to mention dead wasps, bees, spiders, and flies on the window seals and several large spider webs in almost every corner of the bed room and also down in the restaurant
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip Nov 21, 2014
A Traveler
GB
3.0 / 5Good
"Big hotel"
Noisy water pipes and room was very hot. Food was good and although parts of the hotel was tired looking it still had character.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Nov 2, 2014
A Traveler
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Good value"
Great location for this part of the country.A1M side of Darlington so easy to access. We joined a family wedding but a longer stay or just in-transit would be fine.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Oct 25, 2014
Gerard
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Great location."
Location ideal for our visit to the Seniors Open at Rockcliffe Hall. Only criticism was problem cheap kettles in room - we had difficulty making drinks. Could have done with 2 chairs in room (only 1 supplied) to watch TV in evening. Extra shelf in bathroom would help - nowhere to put bath items.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Aug 21, 2014
Golfing Couple
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"great location"
ticked all the boxes, perfect for business as well as lesuire,
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jun 26, 2014
Marta
GB
2.0 / 5Fair
"New owners need to invest fast !!!"
The hotel is in bad shape and desperately needs investment it looks to me like the new owners are first of all chasing the wedding market ,but our rooms 114 & 115 in the " new block" looked as though they haven't seen a lick of paint since they were built ! poss 30 years ago.The hallway was dim and the carpets just a mess.The room cost us £69 plus £10 for breakfast and the Magners was £4.40 a pint yet no one could wipe clean an outside table. three things going for the hotel the staff ,the main dining area was bright poss new carpet & furniture bit still needed painted and the cooked breakfast was excellent .There are better hotels not far away,im afraid it wasn't up to the mark they had their chance and blew it i wont be back.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Jun 3, 2014
corry
GB
3.0 / 5Good
"Quirky"
I was staying for the one night whilst away on business. The hotel was a bit quirky and definitely tired and worn. Great building and grounds. Staff superb in reception, bar and restaurant. Excellent meal. The room i had was a 'superior double'. It was right at the front of the buidling, very spacious and only a few pounds more expensive that a standard double. Having read other reviews I probably benefitted from being there midweek - no weddings on and very attentive staff.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jun 6, 2014
Business Trip
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Good stop over"
This hotel is always reliable - it does what it says on the tin
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jun 3, 2014
Janielou
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Nice place to stay"
I liked it, room had a carpet stain and the bed was a bit hard. Had an ironing board, but no iron. The room was next to the staff dining room, so there was a light on all night. I'd stay there again though the beer and the food were both excellent!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night business trip May 19, 2014
ScottFraser
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"One too many coats of Paint."
The food was out of this world, Hotel itself in tip top condition but it has had one too many coats of paint. Stiff doors, slamming doors through the night.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip May 1, 2014
AyeChampion
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
Huge comfy beds and nice location
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Mar 12, 2014
Kevin
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"A nice break"
Stayed here for 3 nights in mid March. Very happy with all aspects of this hotel i.e room,bar and spa.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night trip Feb 17, 2014
A Traveler
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Ideal to tour area"
Excellent hotel at a very good price. Bus service and train service to local areas are frequent and affordable.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Feb 18, 2014
Jack
GB
3.0 / 5Good
"Great staff"
Hotel looks quite grand and the lounges, dining room etc were lovely but our room was disappointing. The bed was so uncomfortable , no extra blankets and the cleanliness wasn't too good. Hotel in General is crying out for TLC. However the staff were so friendly and efficient so I didn't complain!
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Feb 24, 2014
sharon
GB
1.0 / 5Poor
Very poor
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night business trip Feb 14, 2014
A Traveler
GB
3.0 / 5Good
"Has potential - needs some love and investment"
First the positives. Staff where polite and courteous and very helpful, especially after another guest had damaged my car and driven off without reporting it! The negatives :( on entering my bedroom there was a fusty damp smell similiar to a room that had been aired for some time. The bed was hard and where the two matresses had been pushed togher there was about 1/2 inch difference in height, great for stopping a partner coming for a late night cuddle! I was awoken about 6am every morning by very noisy heating system. The decore in the hotel is in need of rennovating, it doesnt look or feel old and classic it feels old and run down.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night business trip Feb 12, 2014
A Traveler
GB
2.0 / 5Fair
"Nice hotel but very noisy"
Sunday I arrived excellent welcome Wedding reception on no complaints until later when it seemed everybody in the hotel wanted to pass my room (not quietly) Same again Monday lots of banging doors and banging on doors Tuesday had a good nights sleep
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Feb 14, 2014
A Traveler
GB
3.0 / 5Good
"Overnight stay on business. OK for the modest cost"
Pleasant trainee receptionist. Thin douvet on a cold night. Reasonable breakfast if booked in advance at £10. Expensive if not.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Feb 13, 2014
A Traveler
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Nice Nights Stay."
The Hotel was very good and a roaring fire welcomed me on arrival. Good Price, Good Location and Good Food.. Will stay again when possible...
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night business trip Feb 5, 2014
Arnie...
GB
3.0 / 5Good
"Not all that it should have been"
Kept awake by noisy guest in adjoining bedroom that ran a bath at midnight every night. Then woke up again at 4am by the noisy heating coming on. Did change rooms to avoid the noisy neighbour but second room much smaller. Spa not available at begining of stay and football not available on main tv despite it saying it was in the hotel brochure. Other than that a pleasent stay.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
4 night trip Jan 22, 2014
A Traveler
GB
3.0 / 5Good
"could do with updating a little"
Comfortable room and decent enough location from the town. Shame the walls aren't a bit more sound proof as hearing next door's bedroom activities wasn't my idea of a relaxing stay.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip Jan 24, 2014
A Traveler
GB
1.0 / 5Poor
"Run down and shoddy!"
Checked into a excecutive room, to be shown to a shoebox sized room with most uncomfortable lumpy old bed I have I felt. Sat on bed waiting for receptionist to come to our room with a key to another room to discover a big toenail on the carpet next to the bed. Hotel reception very scruffy and un inviting, also the area below the staircase where you are supposed to chill and have a drink very shoddy and dark. Would not stay here again, booked into a premier inn for the rest of my visit.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jan 25, 2014
Andy
GB
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