Houndgate Townhouse Hotel
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Houndgate Townhouse Hotel

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5.0
#11 of 17 hotels in Darlington
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Location
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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4.8 of 5 bubbles
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4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Houndgate Townhouse Hotel in Darlington is ideally situated in the heart of the historic town Darlington. Situated within a 10-minute walk of Darlington Railway Station, Houndgate Townhouse is an ideal base while in Darlington. It is conveniently located for guests wishing to visit local attractions or arriving on business. Our 8 boutique en-suite rooms have been tastefully decorated to an excellent standard and provide luxurious and homely comforts needed for a relaxing stay. The hotel boasts a disabled lift, downstairs toilet and an adapted Deluxe Super King Room for wheelchair users enabling easy access.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Bowling offsite
Squash offsite
Highchairs available
24-hour security
Non-smoking hotel
Street parking
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Outdoor furniture
Room features
Bathrobes
Desk
Housekeeping
Room service
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Electric kettle
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quaint
Mid-range

Location

11 Houndgate, Darlington DL1 5RF England
Getting there
Great for walkers
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LYNDON R wrote a review Aug 2023
Staffordshire, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed here with my brother as we were visiting Croft motor racing circuit. We had a twin room , it was spacious , very clean , quiet with a lovely en suite. The staff were absolutely fantastic , all of them . We had to leave early on the Sunday morning to get to the circuit on time , the night porter could not have been more helpful , same for the lady chef who did us a sandwich to take away. It is a really nice place , we ate there on the Friday , the menu was extensive ( as is the breakfast menu ) and the food was delicious. I am genuinely struggling to find any fault with the hotel , even the cost was reasonable , very good.
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Date of stay: July 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from bookings houndgatetownhouse, Owner at Houndgate Townhouse Hotel
Responded 6 Apr 2024
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are glad you had a great stay with us and enjoyed our warm hospitality. We hope to see you again in the future.
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Warren H wrote a review Apr 2024
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Very welcoming. Excellent food
. Extremely clean the room was very comfortable and very nice.. the shower was powerful clean and spacious. The bed was very comfortable. .
The decor was very tasteful and the whole hotel was very well maintained.
The hotel is situated quite central but has good access by a large car park within a very short walk.
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from bookings houndgatetownhouse, Owner at Houndgate Townhouse Hotel
Responded 16 Apr 2024
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a high scoring review. We are pleased to hear to had a great stay in one of our lovely rooms with a nice comfortable bed and enjoyed some great food too along with our warm hospitality We hope we will see you again sometime in the coming months.
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Adrienne R wrote a review Nov 2023
Peachtree City, Georgia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Discovered this hotel by accident and we are so glad we did. It is an exceptionally well run property with every detail thought of. Beds are very comfortable, linen is lovely. Clean. Tasteful. Lovely breakfasts and very friendly staff.
Hotel has a nice cozy bar where we could unwind after our day with family. Restaurant “Saltfish” onsite we didn’t try it but cannot imagine it’s anything but excellent. We picked up some gift certificates for the folks.
The toiletries are so lovely I immediately went online to order some as gifts.
This will definitely be our “go to”hotel from now on when we are in the area.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from bookings houndgatetownhouse, Owner at Houndgate Townhouse Hotel
Responded 6 Apr 2024
Thank you for taking the time to leave us an excellent review. We are pleased you loved our hotel and enjoyed a great stay with us with warm hospitality and delicious breakfast. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit.
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Linda J wrote a review Feb 2024
Manchester, United Kingdom
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Really enjoyed our stay here. The location is ideal, near some lovely bars. The room was immaculate with beautiful decor and comfortable bed. The onsite restaurant was a great experience and we had a wonderful breakfast the next morning. All staff were friendly and helpful. Parking is close by and secure.
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Date of stay: September 2023
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from bookings houndgatetownhouse, Owner at Houndgate Townhouse Hotel
Responded 6 Apr 2024
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are glad you had a very comfortable stay with us and enjoyed our warm hospitality from our friendly team whilst having a delicious breakfast too. We hope you will come and stay with us again in the coming months.
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Cosmopolitan362478 wrote a review May 2024
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The joy of comfortable beds are found at Houndgate Townhouse hotel.
Warm and friendly staff, first rate breakfasts and the best scrambled eggs ever. We had the best two days completed by a delicious dinner. Great base to use to explore Darlington and the surrounding countryside
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Date of stay: May 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from bookings houndgatetownhouse, Owner at Houndgate Townhouse Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a high scoring review. We are so pleased to hear you had a very comfortable stay with us along with delicious food and warm hospitality from our friendly staff. We hope you will come and stay with us again in the future.
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Jaap S wrote a review Mar 2024
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel room was nice. The breakfast and especially the cappuccino was delicious. We had a long and pleasant chat with the owner. A little gem in Darlington centre. Highly recommendable.

We were invited to another restaurant, but next time we will visit their restaurant.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from bookings houndgatetownhouse, Owner at Houndgate Townhouse Hotel
Responded 6 Apr 2024
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5 star review. We are pleased you had a great stay with us and enjoyed our warm hospitality. We hope you will come and visit us again soon.
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Steve wrote a review Nov 2023
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My colleague and I had dinner with you last night (23rd November). Without a doubt the best meal I have had in a very long time. I had the oysters, crab and lemon posset. Everything was delicious. My colleague had an equally excellent steak. The staff were attentive and well mannered. Will definitely be coming back.
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Date of stay: November 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from bookings houndgatetownhouse, Owner at Houndgate Townhouse Hotel
Responded 6 Apr 2024
Thank you for leaving us a high scoring review. We are glad you had a delicious dinner in our warm and friendly restaurant and enjoyed our hospitality. Its great to hear it was one of the best you have had in awhile. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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Geraldine wrote a review Mar 2024
Amble, United Kingdom
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked this beautiful hotel for an overnight stay, we were attending a birthday celebration at another venue and this was the perfect place. The Townhouse has a luxurious contemporary look with every amenity you can expect for a top class boutique hotel… our room was beautiful with a free standing bath, the bed was the most comfortable mattress I have slept on … The restaurant we used for our breakfast was a great addition to this hotel , the breakfast didn’t disappoint, everything cooked fresh to order , I sampled the Smoked Haddock Kedgeree it was delicious… The restaurant Saltfish had a very different menu to any other restaurant in Darlington as it specialised in fresh seafood, we will definitely sample it on our next visit. The Bar area and restaurant are open to the general public , a great selection of quality wines, spirits and cocktails are available and we had a nice warm welcome from the owner of the hotel Jack , this hotel is a credit to him and his staff I couldn’t recommend this place highly enough and encourage you to sample the hard work that is being put into this hotel and restaurant, see you next time.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Multi storey car park just behind the hotel , great location in the heart of Darlington Town Centre.
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Response from bookings houndgatetownhouse, Owner at Houndgate Townhouse Hotel
Responded 6 Apr 2024
Thank you for taking the time to leave us an excellent review. We are so pleased you enjoyed a great stay with us and loved our hotel and Saltfish restaurant with warm hospitality and delicious food. We will pass on your kind comments to our staff. We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit to sample our fresh seafood in a lovely relaxed atmosphere.
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Maria Bennett wrote a review Apr 2024
East Grinstead, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at the hotel for a couple nights and also ate in the Saltfish restaurant
Everything about our stay was fantastic.
I didn’t have any fault to comment on at all.
If you appreciate good food, coffee, bar drinks then you will love this restaurant.
The chef/owner had a wonderful locally sourced menu with a well thought out selection of dishes.
The rooms are very nice. All the details taken care of.
The staff are super friendly and keen to help. Really remarkable actually.
I love the location as I like to be in the town. The hotel
Building itself is very lovely
Parking and access is easy
Walking distance to the town centre, park , train station, anywhere really!!😀

I look forward to returning
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Date of stay: December 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Eat in then restaurant. Very good!!
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Response from bookings houndgatetownhouse, Owner at Houndgate Townhouse Hotel
Responded 6 Apr 2024
Thank you for taking the time to leave us an incredible review. We are so pleased you had an excellent time staying with us. Its good to know you enjoyed our warm hospitality from our friendly team, were well looked after and had some delicious food. We are fortunately in a good central location with a multi storey car park behind us. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to your next visit.
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Destinology wrote a review May 2023
Leeds, United Kingdom
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Absolutely perfect stay. The hotel is in the centre of Darlington but in a quiet sidestreet. It faces onto a pleasant green square and there is a multi storey car park behind it. It was a very pleasant surprise to find out that our parking was free (we parked at 5.37pm and left at 8.10am).

It's a very stylish boutique hotel. I had a king bed which was really comfortable. The room was very well set out and had 2 bottles of water (one still, one slightly sparkling), tea and coffee making facilities, nice toiletries, hairdryer, iron and ironing board. There was also a fan in the room.

There was a walk in shower and the water pressure was good although it did fall off a couple of times (this was 7am on a weekday morning, so possibly peak time for showers).

A cotton robe and complimentary slippers were provided in the room. There was also an old fashioned radio (a nice retro touch) and flat screen tv.

Breakfast was fantastic. I had eggs royale and they were done to perfection. Really lovely. And the juice glasses were a decent size (not the stupidly tiny glasses a lot of hotels put out) . Tea was loose leaf, not teabags, which was also lovely.

But what really made this stay special was the service. From booking in, having breakfast and checking out, we were greeted with warm and friendly service.

The only very minor negative is that I had to lower the blind in the bathroom for privacy as my room looked out onto a public square and the bathroom window glass was cleat. But that is an incredibly minor point.

This is not a chain hotel. It's a privately owned place and I really can't fault it. I will definitely stay here again. Much beyter than staying in a Premier Inn or Travel Lodge.
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Feetham car park is just round the corner and is free overnight.
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Response from bookings houndgatetownhouse, Owner at Houndgate Townhouse Hotel
Responded 6 Apr 2024
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. Its great to hear you had a lovely stay with us and enjoyed our warm hospitality from our friendly team. We always like our guests to feel very welcome. We hope you will come and stay with us again in the future.
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Maria Bennett wrote a tip Apr 2024
East Grinstead, United Kingdom3 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Eat in then restaurant. Very good!!"
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Geraldine wrote a tip Mar 2024
Amble, United Kingdom53 contributions11 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Multi storey car park just behind the hotel , great location in the heart of Darlington Town Centre."
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Destinology wrote a tip May 2023
Leeds, United Kingdom201 contributions55 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Feetham car park is just round the corner and is free overnight."
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£111 - £135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandCounty DurhamDarlington
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Houndgate Townhouse Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Houndgate Townhouse Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Cluedini Live Escape Rooms (Darlington) (0.3 miles), Darlington Hippodrome (0.3 miles), and Crooners Champagne Bar (0.06 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Houndgate Townhouse Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Houndgate Townhouse Hotel?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a desk, and a walk-in shower.
What food & drink options are available at Houndgate Townhouse Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Houndgate Townhouse Hotel?
Yes, paid public parking nearby and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Houndgate Townhouse Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Wynd Cafe & Bistro, Abu's, and Babul's.
Is Houndgate Townhouse Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the centre of Darlington.
Are there any historical sites close to Houndgate Townhouse Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting David Mach's Train Sculpture, Darlington (2.2 miles), Piercebridge Roman Fort & Bridge (5.0 miles), and Durham Town Hall (0.09 miles).
Is Houndgate Townhouse Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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