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Reviews - Blackwell Grange Hotel

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Blackwell Grange , Darlington, DL3 8QH
Blackwell Grange Hotel is a beautiful 17th century mansion set in 15 acres of its own wooded parklands of the County Durham countryside. just on the outskirts of Darlington. The historic city of Durham and Middlesbrough are both on the doorstep and Newcastle is just a short drive away. The A1(M) is less than ten minutes from the hotel, with Darlington rail station just a mile away and Teeside International Airport is nearby.

Free car parking and complimentary wi-fi is offered to all guests. The hotel's leisure facilities include a heated indoor pool, spa, solarium and saunas - and Blackwell Grange and Stressholme Golf courses are right on the doorstep. Dine at Havelock Restaurant or in Captain Cooks Bar, which offers stunning views over the grounds and golf course - this really is the ideal place to stay for business or leisure.

There is plenty to do in the area with the breath taking Yorkshire Moors, Beamish Open Air Museum, Shildon Railway Museum, Durham Cathedral and the Hartlepool Historic Quay all within easy reach.

The hotel has a choice of 5 meeting rooms for up to 250 delegates.

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Overall score Guest rating scores since November 2012 Customer recommendation
Guest Reviews Based on 81 reviews
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70% recommended this accommodation to a friend 73% would stay again
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Not too bad for the discounted price
Rather tired and a little worn - as was the hotel

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Anthony H

From UK
Who stayed in May 2013

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a break away
the hotel was great but they would need a better chief my wife was a chief herself he couldn't make pepper sauce, the chips and onion rings where over cooked,The restaurant food was over price for the price,If they had a better chief the hotel could be a good 4star as all other aspect where perfect,only the bar staff didn't know how to make a hot wiskey or irish coffee,the staff where all very helpful.

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Michael Curren

From Belfast, UK
Who stayed in May 2013

Couple

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j todd

From Newton Aycliffe, UK
Who stayed in May 2013

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staying at Blackwell
Stayed here overnight for business. Asked for room close to reception, got one on second floor miles from anywhere. TV didn't work. Room was very grubby & tired. Asked for upgrade, got larger room, similar standard, up two flights of stairs behind two sets of double doors and paid £20 extra for the upgrade. Why don't hotel understand the importance of a single female staying away on business wanting to feel safe??

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C McCoy

From Darlington, UK
Who stayed in March 2013

Travelling alone

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Food was excellent. I was in room 120 and the heating comes on at around 0530 in the morning, the pipes are so loud it woke me both days of my stay. The room was reasonable but not as clean as a premier inn. The facilities are good but dated, ie. the pool and gym area. The open fire place was excellent in the main building. The beer was expensive at £3.80 a pint.

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paul a

From UK
Who stayed in February 2013

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Main course was not as described
I ordered salmon and sweet potato fish cakes on a bed of fresh leaf salad. From the salad section.
I ended up with fishcakes (OK) with huge sweet potato chips, 5 torn bits of lettuce, 1 end of cucumber and 2/3 of a segemnt of tomato. They had no wafers for the icecream. Breakfast was passable but you even had to get your own coffee from a location easy to miss and no directions given. Restaurnat staff rather off hand about it all.

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Graham S

From Plymouth, UK
Who stayed in February 2013

Travelling alone

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Enjoyed our stay.
Staff very helpful and friendly.
Room very clean and comfrortable. Only negative being that the toilet in the en-suite was very close to the wall.
Enjoyed relaxing by the open fire.
Restaurant - staff very efficient. Food enjoyable,although starter very disappointing.
Overall, very comfortable and good valuae for money - would recommend.

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P Walker

From Falkirk, UK
Who stayed in February 2013

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Staff were very friendly and helpful, the rooms were comfortable, spacious and clean and as a person who suffers back problems the bed was comfortable.

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anne m

From Newton Aycliffe, England
Who stayed in February 2013

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helpful and polite employees
Lovely place for a relaxing weekend. And everyone was extremely ploite and helpful

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kieran w

From Stockton on Tees, UK
Who stayed in February 2013

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stay whilst visiting hospital
hotel was used as an overnight stay whilst visiting hospital. it was clean, the staff friendly and we would use it again.

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l whitehead

From Selby, UK
Who stayed in February 2013

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