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4 Self rated

Scotch Corner,Near Darlington, Darlington, DL10 6NR

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About the hotel

A stylish hotel beside the A1(M) with free parking, meeting rooms, a restaurant and an indoor pool Set beside the A1(M)/A66 junction, the Holiday Inn® Darlington - A1 Scotch Corner hotel is less than 20 minutes' drive from central Darlington and Durham Tees Valley Airport (MME). There's free parking, and a direct link to Darlington Railway Station from the bus stop outside. Riverside Richmond, five miles away, is the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales.

You can hold an event for up to 300 in the nine modern conference suites with digital projectors and free Wi-Fi. Keep hunger at bay with breakfast pastries and finger buffets. And if you need a printer or copier, the friendly reception staff is happy to help. Kids love to explore Richmond Castle, beside the River Swale only 10 minutes' drive away. Just 13 miles from the hotel, the Bowes Museum shows fine art, textiles and ceramics in a grand French-style chateau with a park. Darlington itself has slides and swimming pools at the Dolphin Centre, theatres and a pedestrianised shopping centre. After work or play, you can relax in the sauna and steam room or clock up some laps in the indoor pool. Fratello's Italian Restaurant serves classic pizza and pasta in a romantic setting and you can grab drinks and snacks at the Columbus Bar & Lounge. At this family-friendly hotel, kids stay and eat for free.

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Showing Wednesday 29 June 2016 to Thursday 30 June 2016

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Car parking available onsite
Restaurant , Bar
Indoor Pool , Golf 18 Hole , Beauty Salon/Manicure
Wi-Fi Available In Public Areas
Public Air Conditioning

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Until 12:00 hours
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Pets are not allowed

Customer Reviews

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Very Good

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93% would recommend it to a friend


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  • w coulthard

  • June 2016

Beautiful hotel

Was very surprised at how beautiful the hotel was for where it was just off a motorway.

Room was a good size and shape. We needed in the room earlier as we were at a wedding and nothing was a problem I also left my charger there and they are posting it out to me.

  • Pamela W

  • May 2016

"We aim to make your stay a 10/10 experience.." I didn't know whether to laugh or cry.

We had stayed here before a couple of years ago and so booked again as a stop-off on a similar itinerary.

The greeting at reception was one of the worst I had ever experienced. Three people were behind the desk so I approached one of them at random. She didn't even make eye contact as I gave my name and the three of them all seemed to be involved in an animated conversation about some mistake with another guest via a member of staff. The woman serving me did not seem to be directly involved in rectifying it but she felt it was more important to chip in with her halfpenny's worth rather than serve me. She printed off our bill paid in advance and shoved it at me talking to her colleagues as she did so. It must have been a full five minutes before our keys were produced while she gossiped away and I was on tenterhooks if they'd ever appear. I felt invisible. She then gave me half attention to ask if I wanted to validate my credit card. I then produced my Holiday Inn Gold Rewards card which still didn't draw any eye contact or make her pause for breath. Keys were then shoved at me with a vague hand pointing up the stairs to the direction of our room. No other information was given (time of breakfast etc.). The room was OK. No noise to speak of.

Next morning at breakfast the restaurant staff were friendly and attentive. There was food that 'purported' to be hot. It was stone cold on the hot plate. It was possible to lay one's hands flat on the serving dishes the food was in, the food was so cold and congealed. The plates were also stacked on a cold ceramic shelf.

There was a note in our room about Holiday Inns wanting to make everyone's stay a 10/10 experience. They would struggle to get out of minus figures to 0. Everything smacked of laziness, complacency, bad management and lack of training.

Dear Pamela W,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your stay with us. We would like to apologize for the less than satisfactory level of service you received from our staff. We also regret the issues you had with the condition of the food at breakfast. We give the utmost importance to our guest comments as they help us improve and continually provide the best guest experience possible. In addition, your feedback has been forwarded to our management for evaluation and proper training.

We value you as our guest and hope to have another opportunity to provide you with a much better experience.

We would love to have you again and hopefully you'll see the improvements made.


Dianne L.

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