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41 The Market Place, Bishop Auckland, DL14 7PB, United Kingdom – Show map
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Golf course (within 3 km), Nightclub/DJ
Food & Drink
Restaurant, Bar, Breakfast in the room, Special diet menus (on request)
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Private parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is needed) and costs GBP 5 per day.
Room service, Packed lunches, Airport shuttle (surcharge), Luggage storage, Laundry, Ironing service, Meeting/banquet facilities, VIP room facilities, Bridal suite
Newspapers, Non-smoking rooms, Family rooms, Heating, Non-smoking throughout, Designated smoking area
14:00 - 22:00 hours
05:30 - 11:00 hours
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Children and extra beds
All children are welcome.
One child under 4 years stays free of charge when using existing beds.
The maximum number of extra beds/children's cots permitted in a room is 1.
Pets are not allowed.
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Based on 117 reviews
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Park Head Country Hotel and Restaurant is situated in the heart of County Durham and offers a warm, friendly welcome and free Wi-Fi in public areas and guestrooms.
Score from 369 reviews Very good
A charming English manor house close to the A1 road, with a gym, swimming pool, sauna and spa. Wi-Fi is free and food is served all day.
Score from 267 reviews Very good
A 9-minute drive from Darlington, The Chequers Inn offers well-appointed rooms and a restaurant and bar. In the village of Dalton-on-Tees, it offers free parking and Wi-Fi.
Score from 58 reviews Very good
Located within easy reach of the A1 and only 15 minutes from rail links, this Premier Inn is just southwest of Durham city centre with its castle and cathedral.
Score from 102 reviews Very good
26 April 2015
We stayed on a Friday unaware it was a nightclub/bar (my fault if clearly stated on website but I didn't pick up on this when booking). Not the place to go for luxurious or relaxing night away.
Staff was nice
17 April 2015
Hotel has great location and friendly staff.
14 April 2015
This property is advertised as a Hotel, I would disagree. I would discribe it as a PUB with rooms!!! Becwarned, if you stop at The Castle Bar Hotel on a weekend, be aware that this venue becomes a NIGHT CLUB, with the noise of "BOOM BOOM BOOM" from 11:30pm until 03:30am. There was NO mention of this in their advertisement. Had the owner put this in their write up, they would have had everything spot on!!!! After a 4.5hr drive not want you want to hear
Location was very good Room was excellent, we booked a Double and got a Family room at no extra cost. The room was as advertised. Some reviews commented on problems with WiFi, I had no problem.
7 April 2015
Parking is a bit of a pain as you have to use the town car park 100m away during working hours or the unloading/parking bay outside after 6pm. As I was working near the town and didn't get back til 5 or 6pm it wasn't too bad as the parking is cheap but you will have to get up and move the car by 8am or pay.
Very convenient spot on the town square within easy reach of all amenities with helpful staff trying their best to make the most of a difficult time in the economy of the area.
7 April 2015
No car park. Room was noisey due to the road traffic could do with double glazing
Good location and the food was good value for the money
17 March 2015
Not many light bulbs in room 10
Staff very welcoming.
5 March 2015
No wifi that I could see?
Staff very helpful
27 February 2015
Staff, location, food, drink and locals.
19 February 2015
17 February 2015
Pillows too soft, noise from neighbouring pubs was far to loud. Our room had a smell of frying fat.
Staff are really pleasant and helpful. Room was clean and breakfast was lovely.
29 January 2015
The room I stayed in was very noisy so had very little sleep.
Rooms were very clean and staff very friendly and helpful.
14 January 2015
No evening meal available though takeaway nearby was OK. Breakfast a little limited - no cereals etc on view to have before ordered cooked breakfast, but that was good.
location - very convenient. Room was perfectly comfortable and was glad of a bath
16 December 2014
After reading the previous reviews we called the hotel regarding the comments about the music. The staff were very friendly and honest about the lateness of the music and did supply earplugs - cannot ask for more than that! After all this is a pub/b&b trying to make a living. We thought the hotel was excellent value for money.
10 December 2014
Music from disco very loud from floor below!
Staff and room and breakfast very good
9 December 2014
town centre, no parking, breakfast we were offered cereal & toast or cooked full breakfast, cooked breakfast came on COLD PLATES, no fruit juice, or any help yourselve choice. On the back of the Bathroom door was a Bath towel that was wet and I guess had been left by someone else, as the clean ones were on the bed ?? this was after 8pm.
clean warm room
8 December 2014
The unadvertised very load bar that runs below the room till 2 in the morning, staff suggested that it will be the neighbours who are noisy (and they are too) so they had provided ear plugs to help us to sleep! Offered breakfast at 8, but staff didn't even turn up on time so left before breakfast as we had work appointments. Hotel needs to decide if it is a bar or a hotel, the worst place I have stayed this year.
7 December 2014
Noise coming from extractor fan and heating.
6 December 2014
Wifi not working and thats my only gripe.
Great hotel, friendly staff, smart rooms with very comfy beds and excellent breakfast.
4 December 2014
The frontage gives the impression of a public house however the new owners are looking to regenerate this to give a more hotel feel. Great and comfy place to stay. I would go back
The staff were friendly and showed a genuine interest and were willing to help. Castle Bar hotel has been recently purchased and is undergoing a stage by stage refurb. I like the bedroom and breakfast restaurant décor
3 December 2014
Very noisy until 2am when it started to calm down, no parking at the hotel.
Right in the middle of town, great if your there for a night out.
25 November 2014
Bar had run out of Cafferys.
Excellent location, very friendly staff, good service, would reccomend to anyone.
25 November 2014
Friendly helpful staff, nice breakfast, value for money and good location.
25 November 2014
Noisy due to the fact that the music downstairs went on to after 2am. At breakfast there were no glasses for the fruit juice, there were no bowls for the cereals. there was no bacon at breakfast, the egg was exceptionally over cooked and the hash browns were soaking in oil. toast was brick hard and the tea and sausages were very low standard.
Centre of town
25 November 2014
Staff really frendly, food prices were good, drink prices good, modern look, rooms clean and spacious, breakfast lovely, noise level acceptable for location of rooms distance from bar area and other bars/clubs, ideal location for castle and shops and other local bars/clubs/restaurants. I enjoyed my stay so much I even paid extra and stayed an extra night ontop of my pre arranged leaving date
17 November 2014
Bar could do with better TV, Satalite options come the evening.
The location was great, the staff were very helpful, the room was exacltly as per the pictures on the website. You park your car just a couple of minutes to the hotel (not great) but it was cheap. It was just an all round great deal
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