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Northallerton, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

We went onto late rooms for this room, in what was described as a four star boutique hotel, but in reality is a room above a shop, accessed down an alley way. The entrance is into a small hall containing a washing machine and the staircase. The bed was very comfortable in this beautifully clean, 2nd floor room. The view... More 

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1 Thank Margaret G
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

I stayed in this tiny hotel for one night as I was working locally. My initial phone enquiry was dealt with efficiently by Charlie, and I was met by him on my arrival. I was shown to my room on the top floor and I was pleasantly surprised by the cleanliness, size and facilities provided. No breakfast is supplied but... More 

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1 Thank Lesley L
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65 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed here rather than get a taxi back home (it was cheaper!) and what a lucky find! Set above a sewing machine shop this is easy to find, but unless you're looking for it you may not know its there! The shop was closed when we arrived, so we were met with the key & shown to our room.... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016

Nice room in this B&B in central Darlington. Very comfortable, quirky place. Helpful, friendly people, although it is above a shop, you can phone if you are going to arrive late and someone will come to meet you. We would certainly stay here again.

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Thank valnewcastle
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2015 via mobile

Reception is in the shop with little interaction afterwards. Three rooms the biggest up so steps at the back of the building with a view into next doors window and their brick wall. Gorgeous room with lovely bed, tiny TV, coffee making facilities with no sweetener, ensure with very cold floor and non power shower. Discount should be offered whilst... More 

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Alnwick, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2015 via mobile

Newly refurbished, room was clean and fresh. Bed really comfy. Although the B&B is on a busy street, my room faced the back and was really quiet. Bathroom immaculate. Landlady very friendly and welcoming. This is a great find.

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1 Thank TheRover44
co durham
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135 reviews
56 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2015

Booked this as price was reasonable and to be fair there isn't a lot of accommodation in central Darlington. This has an ideal location and was just a few minutes walk to where I was attending a leaving party. It is above a shop and this means there is only someone there between the shop opening times but there is... More 

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Shildon, United Kingdom
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132 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2015 via mobile

We were going to a leaving do and decided to book this place as it is central and looked nice. There are only 3 rooms and we stayed in room 2 which was clean and newly decorated with a toilet and shower area up a few steps in the room. I did feel the tv was on the small side... More 

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Thank David M
Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2015 via mobile

Stayed one night when visiting friends, great location, room in top of house was so light and airy. Walked past first time, but would return, no bother !! 5 min walk to the centre, plenty of pubs and restaurants, 10 min walk from the train station.

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Thank Barbara C
Darwen, United Kingdom
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160 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2015

Stopped in room 2 for 3 nights on business. Very comfy bed and clean too. Quite a few steep steps to the rooms so no good if you are disabled. Tv was wired into the internet which was good for watching iPlayer but wifi code. only 3 rooms in the B&B but family run who were helpful. Plenty of free... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Large Double rooms with en-suite; great location in town center. Building is a old converted tailor's shop that was commissioned to make uniforms in the beginning of the British passenger railways. Now converted oppressing luxury room only accommodation in the very centre of town, giving you the freedom to sample our many restaurants. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Old Tailor

Address: 96A Bondgate | Above the Sewing Machine Shop, Darlington DL3 7JY, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Durham > Darlington
Price Range: £40 - £78 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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“The rooms at the front look over the paved area with trees and are quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles margaretg780, 15 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Top floor room looks out onto front street, good for people watching”
 of 5 bubbles valnewcastle, 20 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Rooms to back probably the quietest”
 of 5 bubbles treacle5, 27 Jun 2015 | Read review
“Room 1 & 2 at the back of the building - no noise at all”
 of 5 bubbles stejeppo, 7 May 2015 | Read review
“Room 3 was large.”
 of 5 bubbles DF20144, 4 Dec 2014 | Read review
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