Reviews - The Castle Bar Hotel


41, Market Place, Bishop Auckland, DL14 7PB

Price From 112.75 AUD

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Very Good

All reviews (28)

79% would recommend it to a friend


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  • Brian Iceton

  • December 2015

Great experience

Very friendly staff excellent service would use again .

  • C Robson

  • October 2015

Nice but noisy

The staff at the Castle Bar were all very friendly and the room decent but if you plan to spend Friday and Saturday nights at the hotel be aware that there is a nightclub directly below that closes at 02.00 in the morning.

My sister and I were two floors above and couldn't get to sleep until the venue closed. Very noisy and boomy experience!

  • A Brownlee

  • July 2015

The Castle Bar Hotel

Great room breakfast was excellent staff very friendly .

  • Lee W

  • July 2015

Good hotel for budget travellers

My wife and I were very happy with our overnight stay at the Castle, fantastic value for money with a lovely breakfast too.

There was a problem with the booking through no fault of the hotel, in that LateRooms are booking rooms out but not notifying the hotel. This was rectified by the duty manager who was fantastic.

  • Pauline S

  • July 2015

Friendly, value for money hotel

The Castle Hotel is very well located, about 10 minutes' walk or so from the station and close to buses, shops and the town square.

The rooms have clearly been refurbished recently and offer more than many rooms in reasonably-priced accommodation e.g. iron, ironing board and hairdryer. No toiletries are included which is fine, towels are nice bath sheet size and the bathroom and bedroom were a good size and clean. The mattress in my room crumpled when I sat on it (says something about me too) so I knew it was not going to be firm, however still slept OK.

I only had breakfast once, as not a fan of cooked breakfast, the 'continental' choice was very plain, cornflakes or sweetened muelsi, and white toast and jam, but since it was included in a very reasonable room price this is not a complaint, but for information . I was impressed by the friendliness of staff and the care they took to make sure everything was all right and will certainly stay there again within the next few months.

  • Derek M

  • June 2015

Lovely staff

The hotel was nothing much to look at on the outside but the room made up for it,they are in the process of renovating the outside so it should make a difference.

The staff were lovely,breakfast was excellent, very few restraunts within easy walking distance unless you like Indian or Chinese, takeaway places outnumber them greatly. I wouldn't stay in bishop Auckland again as nearly everything shuts down at five and doesn't open again until nine(I had to walk over a mile to get an early morning paper). It really is a charming place but not enough to do.

  • D Rea

  • April 2015

Great value

Most comfortable bed imaginable.

Attentive service


  • March 2015

Slight mix up

When I arrived having booked online with LateRooms 2 months previous, they had no record of the booking.

Fortunately I had taken a print out of my booking confirmation and they were able to offer me a room. Unsure what would have happened if they were fully booked though. They need to investigate to make sure that it doesn't happen again.

  • D Gibson

  • September 2014

Depends what you're looking for!

Although the name of this accommodation states Hotel do not be fooled in to thinking you're staying at a hotel.

This is a pub with room's. The location is ideal if you want to be in the center of Bishop Aukland but because of the location and the fact that this is a pub a stay here on the weekend means that there will be noise until around 3 am in our experience. To be fair the price does reflect this and for the stay it is good value for money but don't go here expecting a relaxing break.

When we stayed Cars were driving past beeping horns until around midnight and the pub was open late so there was a lot of loud noise. Plus point would be the location which is right in the town centre and if you are looking for that kind of lively break and intend to stay up drinking this would be ideal. I'd say this would definitely be more suitable to younger travelers, teens and 20's

  • Sharon M

  • August 2014

The hospitality was good, the room was very clean modern tv that works crap parking

We had couple of hours sleep as a night club in the same street music thumping until about 5 , these should def invest in better pvc sound proof windows, apart from that they were very friendly, wouldnt stay again cos of the noise all night