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41 The Market Place, Bishop Auckland, DL14 7PB, United Kingdom – Show map
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Golf Course (within 2 miles), Nightclub/DJ
Food & Drink
Restaurant, Bar, Breakfast in the Room, Special Diet Meals (upon request)
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Private parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is needed) and costs GBP 5 per day.
Room Service, Packed Lunches, Airport Shuttle (surcharge), Baggage Storage, Laundry, Ironing Service, Meeting/Banquet Facilities, VIP Room Facilities, Honeymoon Suite
Newspapers, Non-smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Heating, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private), Designated Smoking Area
2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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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/cribs in a room is 1.
Any type of extra bed or crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Pets are not allowed.
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This family-run hotel and restaurant is located in the heart of County Durham and offers a warm, friendly welcome and free Wi-Fi access.
Score from 344 reviews Very good
Located within easy reach of the A1 highway and only 15 minutes from train services, this Premier Inn is just southwest of central Durham with its castle and cathedral.
Score from 110 reviews Excellent
Just a 20-minute drive from historic Durham, The Royal Oak is a family-run hotel offering a traditional restaurant, a bar, and free Wi-Fi throughout.
Score from 55 reviews Very good
This historic town house is less than a mile from Darlington's center. It has free parking, free internet and free access to a swimming pool, gym, spa, sauna and steam room.
Score from 303 reviews Very good
The location. Well appointed, clean rooms. Good breahkfast
The hotel runs discos to 2 am on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. The sound level was so high that ear plugs are provided in the hotel rooms! Sleep, even on the second floor, was impossible. The hotel management should decide whether they want to run a hotel or a disco - they can't do both.
room was quite comfortable and had all facilities staff were polite and helpful,despite see 'what I didn't like' breakfast room pleasant & fairly comprehensive menu will need more than 200 characters for red box but here goes
noise from in-house disco until 2.00 a.m intolerable -no sleep noise from club across the road 4.00 a.m-screaming/shouting/taxis etc.money taken from account on arrival day -so no redress re paying the bill-asked to be contacted by owner-hasn't happened yet
Location, noise, food, hotels reluctance to accept complaint even though a staff member did apologise for noise which was totally unacceptable. The hotel advertised did not match the reality in any way.
Friendly staff,Chris was especially helpful. Good breakfast. Clean and comfortable room. Sunday lunch was value for money.
The noise from across the street which the hotel has no control over.
Unfortunately I did not get a name, but the man you appeared to be running the pub & the hotel could not have been more helpful. I would recommend the Castle Bar to anyone planning to be in the area for a few days. A for more personal experience than a chain hotel. Rooms very clean & comfortable, had a great nights sleep.
There was a club next door which was very noisy in the early hours of Sunday morning. Apart from this our stay was very pleasant.
Leaving the next day
Most of what was on the menu for dinner wasn't available due to 'we've been very busy today' What we did get was greasy and cheap. The noise downstairs from the wedding party sound system went on till 2am at levels that made our ears ring, no sleep at all until 3pm and had to get up by 6pm to get to Newcastle for the Great North Run which was not ideal preparation!! The shower was a trickle of water and the cold tap was nearly as hot as the hot tap. Don't stay here it is terrible.
The rooms were nice and had everything needed. The man who seemed to be running the bar, food and hotel was super helpful and polite, a really nice guy. However he was on his own and looked like he could have done with a helping hand, he had a lot to deal with as there was quite a few guests having dinner and the woman who I presumed to be the boss was just sat in the restaurant area. He was great though and deserves some praise.
The hotel was opposite a noisy club which opens til late, wasn't too much of a hindrance and would be great if youwere visiting for a night out, but we were getting up early for the great north run so couldn't make the most of the nightlife!
Staff helpful. Room facilities OK. Breakfast good
Pub noise till 2 pm
Was not very happy to find out from the hotel staff upon arrival after a 5 hour drive that there was a club next door and some noise maybe heard! This was not stated upon booking and with my daughter of 5 with us is not very child friendly! The noise was of a loud volume until nearly 4oclock each morning!! Not happy that this was mentioned before booking after parting with hard earned money this should of been shown in the info about the hotel!
when i arrived, the staff were friendly and helpful, especially as they couldn't find my booking. while they sorted out a room for me, i was offered a complimentary drink while they sorted out the mistake. the double room was clean and nicely furnished, and the en suite was lovely too, also the hairdryer was of good quality and not a cheap travel one.
There was some sort of generator making a low fan like noise all the time and also the noise from the bar downstairs til 2am and noise outside til 4am made it difficult to sleep, but I was out late myself anyway so wasn't really a problem. There was only one mirror which was in the bathroom, this made it difficult when using the hairdryer and also the lighting wasn't very good in there to do make up.
when we arrived i thought o my god what have i booked? looking from the out side it just looked like your every day local boozer. The inside was not much better when we went in and asked were the reception desk was the bar was also the reception. The staff was very friendly and when she showed us to our room we was very surprised it was very modern large and welcoming with a very large tv on wall. The bathroom was also large it was great very surprised had a great nights sleep and breakfast was good. The town was there soon as you stepped out of the door it's great would recommend it with out a doubt.
The only thing i could fault is the bath plug i had a shower but my husband had a bath. The plug had broken off it's chain so when my husband went to pull the plug out he could not get it out. I also tried but could not remove it so we had to leave the bath water in so we could not to have a shower or bath in the morning.My husband would not let me go and complain so to be fair if we did they would of sorted it out for us.
Had a top stay at this hotel. Staff were very friendly on arrival, during the day and on the night. Ideal for any visits to the castle. Was warned about the music from surrounding area but never heard a thing. Cheers.
1) Staff welcoming when we arrived late 2) Room was clean with clean linen and towels 3) good view of the town hall and the market square 4) would suit a young person if seeking a quick last minute accomadation who likes the night life
1) bulding tired and rundown, no free parking, opposite to a night club 2) dirty, dark and smelly staircase 3) lights werent in working order 4) bed squeeking and uncomfortable 5) can hear all the noises going on the street even people talking, inspite of closing the windows, blinds and curtains. Noisy night club opposite so we couldnt sleep at all through out the night. 6) breakfast felt like microwaved sausage (spongy sausage), no option given of how we wanted our eggs. Poor quality breakfast. 7) dining room dirty with sticky floor, dirty table and chairs. Apart from the welcoming staff, this is by far the worst hotel to stay in. Apologies to the owner for the honest feedback.
The breakfast was very tasty and the beds very comfortable. We had attended a wedding reception in the town hall and this was right opposite, which was fantastic.
The bar beneath the hotel was a little noisy but luckily we were far enough away for it to be okay. People closer to the bar may not be so lucky.
Bedrooms fitted out nicely.
A couple of flights to get to bedrooms but this keeps them away from bar.Renovation plans on hold regarding a pool.Bishops Park has plans for change in next 5 years so may see increase in cliental.
Comfy bed, supply of toiletries and thick towels; provision of iron/board in the room. Breakfast options were good and staff helpful. Positive response from staff when I mentioned the problems. I think they are trying but attention to detail is lacking.
Paint stains / peeling in bedroom and bathroom, toilet roll holder hanging off the wall (mend it or remove it), no hairdryer (6 had been taken from various rooms the previous weekend and not all had been replaced), wall lights not working, bathroom door did not shut and opened when traffic went past! Sticky floor / jelly under my chair in the breakfast room.
No beer, broken toilet seat
Staff very helpful and friendly, and were very accommodating to a last minute change in numbers staying. Full marks for this!
As a hotel, I do not think it appropriate that they even advertise rooms available when they know full well that they will be running a nightclub under the rooms until 4 a.m. While the staff were great, this cannot make up for the fact that it is completely inappropriate that the hotel charges anything at all for a room in which you cannot sleep. This at least needs to be in big bold letters as a warning when you book the room on-line.
The hotel facilities were very good, plenty of goodies, fresh white towels, comfortable beds etc so you don't need to bring anything. Lots of electric sockets and mirrors was a bonus! Breakfast was excellent.
Noise from the nightclub until 4am combined with boy racers wasn't good, triple glazing might help. We couldn't get the wifi working but as we were busy we didn't pursue.
Friendly and helpful staff.
Bedside light did not work.
soft towels/more than enough coffee and milk
damp smell of room permeated my clothes---breakfast tasteless and poor quality ingredients---parking difficult if wanted to leave early---shower screen broken ---blind in bathroom broken
great location, inc cafe opposite and plenty of shops within walking distance fab food and selection lovely welcome from all staff especially sue jack and chris very big spacious dance floor area and bar and outside seating too lovely staff at car park across street at 5 pound a night cool pizza shop round corner serving great food which youcan take up to your room the hotels bar menu is great and red hot delicious food served, and a must is the cocktails doormen are really friendly and locals too a must is a visit to northumberland such beautiful views and walks
no lifts really not ideal for disabled people broken slats under bed but to be fair they were wonderful and gave us a far better room to compensate. i hate the way people have gone about the noise, it didn't bother us not at all, and why stay somewhere in town center location if you want peace and quiet????
Room had been recently renovated
Paid for car parking - it was at the car wash over the road! The whole town was sad and depressing. It really was an awful place to stay.
excellent standard of room good breakfast great value for money lovely town friendly people
revelers coming out of night club early hrs of morning making a racket in the street thurs to sat only
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