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Reviews - Houndgate Townhouse

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11, Houndgate , Darlington, DL1 5RF
An eight-bedroom design hotel, restaurant and bar in the heart of Darlington.

Houndgate Townhouse is a Grade II listed building which is thought to date back to the 1770's. The building has previously been a Quaker boarding school, town Register Office and was the home of the first ever Christmas Tree in Darlington. Now lovingly restored to create a real home from home feel the hotel features eight individually designed bedrooms, Eleven restaurant and Hound Bar & Lounge.
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75% recommended this accommodation to a friend 75% would stay again
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little gem
30 years of travelling and you rarely come across places like this. A pleasure to stay here and one I will return to on business and leisure. Excellent value for money, first class service, superb food and attentive staff who where pleasant form the time I walked through the door to check out. A gem of a place who's staff and management should be applauded.

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Ian M

From Liverpool, UK
Who stayed in September 2014

Travelling alone

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basic, but you don't come to Darlington for a holiday
Small hotel, very central. Town house sympathetically reconverted back into a town house from a previous conversion. Friendly accomodating staff. Small rooms, great showers in well stocked bathroom. Wifi in rooms. Eggs are the Breakfast Chef's speciality. Would stay here again if I return to Darlington.

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J Clarke

From Bristol, UK
Who stayed in June 2014

Travelling alone

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Staff were polite and courteous, the room excellent. The hotel was surprisingly quiet for a Easter weekend but that suited us. The bar has a nice selection of spirits. And the breakfast which is included in the price of the rooms was brilliant. Would recommend to anyone.

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M Robertson

From Darlington , UK
Who stayed in April 2014

Couple

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Curates Egg
This is a relatively new hotel and is still finding its feet.
The good bits:
Our room was spacious and nicely decorated. Large comfy bed
Staff welcoming and helpful
Breakfast. Full English was excellent.
The not so good bits:
Cocktail was poor
Parking is only available in short stay behind hotel. Other than Sunday when you can park all day for £!, you need to decide your exit time the night before and load up parking ticket. Hotel needs a deal with car park as this was a chore on a foul dark night.
There are no pictures, magazines or hotel information in the room. Bare or minimalist?
The emergency escape notice was propped on floor rather than fixed to wall.
We were the only people at breakfast. Was it really necessary to hoover while we were eating?
This is a lovely building and has been beautifully transformed from the old Register Office. It is not cheap and needs to sharpen the overall experience if it is going to survive.

ManagementResponse

Dear Mr B, Firstly, thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback for us. We are glad you found some aspects of your stay appealing and will work hard to improve on the negative points picked up during your stay, where possible. Kind regards, The Business Owner

Reviewed by
Keith B

From Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Who stayed in February 2014

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