Ratings based on 50 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.2 out of 5
98% of guests recommend
4.3 Room cleanliness
4.5 Service & staff
4.2 Room comfort
3.9 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler from Kent

Very friendly and helpful staff

Posted Aug 1, 2014
Pros: The hotel's greatest asset must be the staff, they are welcoming and most helpful. The food is excellent, with the pork loin certainly worth trying.
Cons: Could do with a bit it of a refresh, not so that it loses its charm but so that things don't look as though they have seen better days. Erratic WiFi.
Location: Well placed for trips out to a wide variety of places. Both Durham and Newcastle are within easy reach.
Quiet location, but not so far off the beaten track to make it difficult to find or return to the town centre. The setting is delightful, with the hotel being very much in the 'old world' style of wooden panels and pictures of sailing ships, and this is certainly not a criticism. If you want somewhere quiet to stay then this is certainly well worth considering.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Business Travelers
by Happy customer from Staffordshire

Highly recommended!

Posted Jul 13, 2014 on Hotels.com
Excellent value for money!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Business Travelers
by blue_runner from wirral

Pleasant and comfortable

Posted Jun 20, 2014 on Hotels.com
It you are staying in the north east of the UK this is a good choice. The hotel is very traditional - several hundred years old - and has a nice atmosphere with a rose garden out in the front of the ivy-covered frontage. The room was comfortable. The lino floor in the bathroom was a little cheap but the bathroom itself as well as the room was of good quality. Also, the food and service were excellent.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Business Travelers
by OSSYMAN from OSSY

Peaceful Hotel

Posted Jun 15, 2014 on Hotels.com
Stayed in this hotel in June 2013 & June 2014. Great hotel, unfortunately it is beginning to show it's age. Food in the restaurant is good and reasonably priced. Breakfast is good & plenty. Very friendly staff. If you are after a comfortable & peaceful night sleep then look no further.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Joe from Perth, Western Australia

Quirky converted manor house

Posted Jun 5, 2014
Pros: Food, stagg attitudes
Quirky converted manor house with unusual layout and some magnificent panelling. Excellent food and a friendly, heppful staff; Plenty of parking and lovely gtounds.
4 out of 5
Recommended
by A verified traveler

This traveler left a rating score only Posted Apr 28, 2014 on Hotels.com
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Business Travelers
by A verified traveler

This traveler left a rating score only Posted Apr 11, 2014 on Hotels.com
3 out of 5
by Jo from uk

Take a crash helmet!

Posted Mar 24, 2014
Pros: The staff were lovely, nothing was a bother, well mannered and happy! Great food!
Cons: The rooms need an update, glass door on the bathroom? Not a great idea!
The food here is excellent, the service was equally as good, smiley happy staff, however the standard of the room let this lovely hotel down! It was very dated, shabby (not chic!) and slightly grubby. We had a strange bed in our room that was supposed to look like a four poster, the posts at the foot end stopped at head height and unfortunately every time my husband walked past it he banged his head on it! The room was dark and depressing. Desperatly in need of an update and a good clean!
4 out of 5
Recommended
by qew76 from derby

Old world charm at its best

Posted Mar 7, 2014 on Hotels.com
Excellent food and very comfortable. Reasonably priced . Only slight drawback was the shower.(couldn't get enough cold to it and too hot to use) Would definitely use again.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Business Travelers
by Tricky from Ardrossan

Great food

Posted Jan 20, 2014 on Hotels.com
This is a good hotel that I would recommend to anyone staying in the area, but in particular it excelled with the food on offer. No complaints otherwise.