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100% would recommend it to a friend
Quiet location and still handy for the village amenities
We were given a warm welcome by the receptionist which was a good start.
The room we were allocated was on the side facing the gardens so there was little road noise. The room had all facilities you would expect including a fan, hairdryer etc. Our room was very spacious, clean and comfortable. The information pack in the room was very useful indeed. We know the area well but to a newcomer it gave some great advice on places to visit and how to make the most of the stunning Northumberland national Park Rothbury is set in. Breakfast had a good selection of buffet options plus 5 cooked dishes to enjoy too. It was nice to see them supporting the local village butchers wares as well. We would definitely recommend The Coquetvale Hotel to anyone looking for a warm, comfortable place to stay with a restaurant on site as an added bonus.
A gem of a hotel!
We were in the area for an adventure race and what a find this hotel was.
Brilliant, friendly service; great rooms; food that hit the spot; a crack-of-dawn breakfast to take away as well. The area is beautiful and I would certainly come back for a family or romantic get away.
Great stay, didn't realise restaurant would be shut on a Tuesday which is fair enough but disappointing
The hotel is about to undergo a complete re vamp in the New Year but was fine as it was,very comfortable and quiet with a good breakfast
Enjoyed our stay, would definitly book again if in the vicinity.
Our room was on the top floor, we were aware of this when booking, there are no lifts but around 60 stair steps you therefore need to be in good health to appreciate your stay to the full. Only negative comment would be the car parking area, this was rather small & appeared to be booked to capacity giving the impression of spaces being at a premium. Thanks again to all staff for making us very welcome.
Comfortable and great food
Food in the Italian excellent and so was breakfast, great night's sleep, confusing shower and a great area to visit too.
Lovely hotel and restaurant
One night stay with my wife in Dunstonburgh room
I found the staff to be very friendly and welcoming.
The room was of a good standard and well worth the money. The food in the italian restaurant was superb and service was impressively quick. We were heading to a wedding and the staff were able to source an iron for my somewhat crinkled shirt, without making me feel like I was putting them out. The full Northumbrian breakfast in the morning was a decent size and very tasty indeed. My only criticism would be the power of the shower in our room. It may be due to less water pressure on the top floor but the stream was a bit weak.
We would definitely stay here again.
Superior Double Room?
There was a warm welcome at Reception, and all the staff were polite and efficient at breakfast.
We had no need to see staff at any other time.
The impression of the hotel was of a traditional establishment that had been successfully refurbished to a high standard. No complaints. Our 'Superior' double room was large by any standards, with a 6 foot bed, two-seater settee, the usual TV and tea/coffee facilities, dressing table, bed-side tables and lamps and large wardrobe and plenty of room to walk around the newly-carpeted floor. The room position was excellent - on a corner with two large windows giving views over the town and valley in two directions. The bathroom was also large, but the shower appeared to have been installed by a DIY learner with a lack of attention to details, such as grouting on the outside and general quality of painting and 'finish'. More importantly, the shower was damaged; the water feed pipe was bent and cracked and sprayed water independently of the shower head. There was evidence of (unsuccessful) repair by adhesive tape, not replacement. Disappointingly, the temperature control was manual, so balancing hot and cold valves whilst being sprayed by streams of water from the cracked pipe was a frustrating experience; definitely not a 'superior' experience. To compensate, the Jacuzzi bath was a pleasure to use and highly recommended. Finally, the room lacked those extra touches that would distinguish a 'superior' room from any other. no boxes of tissues or cotton wool balls, one small shampoo bottle and bath gel, not a bowl full, and not replaced each day, and evidence that the hotel was owned by a man; there were no 'feminine touches' (I was told by my partner) that would convey that extra touch of luxury that would warrant the higher price and 'superior' name. I cannot comment on the Italian restaurant as we didn't dine there; we felt the prices were too high, an opinion clearly shared as only one table was occupied when we looked in. Fortunately, Rothbury had several hotels serving evening meals, ranging from 'pub' food to high class hotel meals, just five minutes walk over the river. The general impression was favourable, the accommodation was very comfortable and spacious, but let down by small details - and that shower. Small improvements would warrant a full star rating.
This will be a first class hotel when the. Building improvements have been impllemented
This hotel as a feel about it and the young and enthusiastic staff work well as a team and there customer care is first class
One night stay
Had one of the attic rooms - Craster - the climb tired me out, but the room was clean, warm and the bed was ultra comfortable.
Next time I stay here I will ask for a room on a lower floor though :)