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Bannatyne Hotel

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#6 of 17 hotels in Darlington
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Experience a unique blend of attractive accommodation, friendly service and honest cooking with Bannatyne Hotel, Darlington. Perfect for business and leisure. Each of our well appointed rooms have FREE wireless internet access and Maxine's Bar & Restaurant makes the perfect venue for meeting friends for coffee, drinks and good food. Also whether hosting a business meeting or an exhibition, or even getting married, Bannatyne Hotel ,Darlington is the ideal venue to make your event a success.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Spa
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room service
Iron
Flatscreen TV
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
Languages Spoken
English
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Jane F wrote a review Yesterday
Dalton-on-Tees, United Kingdom1 contribution
I went with a Ladies Group, 13 of us, and thoroughly enjoyed the evening. The menu was extensive, catering for all tastes and the food was served efficiently with main courses piping hot, well presented and very tasty! All the staff were superb, efficient and friendly with Kim making sure that we were all served promptly and enjoying our meal. Once again Bannaynes fail to disappoint.... a most enjoyable night was had by all!
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Pacia G wrote a review 18 Apr
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Stylish interior, quiet environment, cosy and clean rooms. Brilliant service with fast check in & out. Delicious food with excellent staff. Wonderful SPA treatments for couples. Everything in high standards for reasonable prices.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Robster61 wrote a review 5 Apr
Da Nang, Vietnam21 contributions25 helpful votes
Just returned from a delicious family meal. Great value for money, had the early bird menu and some super choices. Excellent Service and food was so good. Waiting staff were very attentive too ensuring we were all happy with our food. Well done to all! We’ll return
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Alex Farnish, General Manager at Bannatyne Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Good Afternoon Robster61 Thanks for your lovely review. I agree the Earlybird is fantastic value for money. I have passed on your lovely comments to the kitchen and restaurant team. We hope to welcome you back soon. Best Wishes Alex
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Gerard Lafferty wrote a review 2 Apr
Dunfermline, United Kingdom23 contributions30 helpful votes
Excellent hotel great facilities and fantastic staff. Been to this hotel so many times over the years and it never disappoints at all. Young staff a credit to themselves, their families, and the hotel. I look forward to coming back again soon.
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Don’t hesitate just book this hotel.
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Response from Alex Farnish, General Manager at Bannatyne Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Good Afternoon ged8262 Thanks for your lovely review. Im pleased you have returned many times over the years. I will certainly pass on your lovely comments to the team. We cant wait for you to return again soon! Best Wishes Alex
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CharlieP wrote a review Mar 2024
Darlington, United Kingdom4 contributions
Had a family party for my daughter for 100 people. Had the best time. Great room, excellent food with friendly staff. We could decorate the room ourselves and the new floor was a bonus as we booked it before this was done. Some family stayed over and had nothing but praise. Thank you Bannatynes
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Good Afternoon GPrincess_1987 Thanks so much for the lovely review. Im so pleased your daughter enjoyed her party and your family enjoyed their stay with us. We love the new flooring too and your decor in the room was amazing! I hope the celebrations continued over the weekend! We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best Wishes, Alex
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Vicky wrote a review Mar 2024
Blackpool, United Kingdom5 contributions1 helpful vote
Booking and communication was easy. I had a query the night before arrival. It was answered promptly. Easy to find. The hotel was beautiful, and very querky and perfectly to my taste. We arrived early due to a meeting and enquired about leaving the car because we didn’t know the area. Staff were friendly and extremely helpful and allowed us to check in an hour early. All staff were friendly and courteous. The evening meal was delicious with good selection of food. I had sea bass and it was delicious. Staff at breakfast seemed stressed and a little sharp and could tell the food had been cooked and kept warm for a while however. The spa treatment was amazing and so relaxing. Exactly what was needed after stressful few months. Staff at the spa were lovely friendly and helpful. Was confused that the the spa was a drive away from the hotel though. I didn’t realise until After I’d booked and was looking for some information.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Response from John Price, General Manager at Bannatyne Hotel
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Daytripper0407 Thank you for such a lovely rview. Im so pleased you found communications with us easy and prompt. The Reception and reservation team are fabulous! I am also pleased that the hotel was perfectly to your taste. We have a great team at the hotel and I will be sure to tell them your lovely comments. I will also address your feedback regarding breakfast with the team. Im pleased you enjoyed your Spa Treatements and you managed to relax during your stay with us. We look forwrd to welcoming you to Darlington again soon. Best Wishes Alex
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Mark J wrote a review Mar 2024
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Staying here at the moment the hotel is a lovely building a bit tired in need of refreshing in places but got to say the staff make up for this in spades very friendly with fantastic personalities especially the receptionist called Ashleigh she is an absolute credit to the hotel she more than made up for the condition of the accommodation by the way the mirror is still wonky in reception 😉
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Don’t book spa treatments very very poor
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Mark J Thank you for your review. Im so pleased you found the staff to be fantastic! I agree, we have a fantatsic team who are always happy to help. We do operate scheduled works throughout the year and take your comments on board. I have also passed on your lovely comments to Asheligh. Thanks again for your review, we hope to welcome you back ot the hotel soon. Best Wishes Alex
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philW720KK wrote a review Mar 2024
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The location is very good within a few minutes walk to the centre. Everyone was friendly and welcoming. Restaurant food was good, and overall the accommodation was very good. They also allowed me to leave my car there after I had checked out which was very kind. I’d definitely stay there again should I have to visit Darlington again.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear philW720KK Thanks for your great review. Im pleased you liked the location of the hotel. Thanks for your lovely comments regarding the staff and food, I agree the team are super friendly! I have passed on your great feedback to the team. We look forward to you staying with us again soon. Best Wishes Alex
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ladcock85 wrote a review Mar 2024
Rotherham, United Kingdom26 contributions7 helpful votes
Brilliant location to Darlington town centre & Southpark, enjoyable walk around both. Hotel very well located, plenty of car parking spaces & lovely welcome from the receptionist. Hotel itself has so much character, would love to have known its history. Food was superb, breakfast & evening meal plentiful. Customer service from everyone who we engaged with was excellent. Room very spacious & overlooked the garden. Only one negative & we appreciate it is a personal preference, we found the bed to be very uncomfortable.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Responded 11 Mar 2024
Dear ladcock85 Im so pleased you had an enjoyable weekend. Please ask on your next stay where we will be happy to provide you with the history of the building and hotel. I have passed on your great feedback to the team. Best Wishes Alex
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ChaseTourn wrote a review Feb 2024
Dallas, Oregon3 contributions4 helpful votes
This is a lovely place to stay and what great staff and our room was clean that we really felt like royalty. The Drinks at the bar are a fair price and the food is really of a very high standard. We will come back when next in the town of Darlington and well done to every member of staff
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Responded 11 Mar 2024
Dear Chase Tourn, Thank you for the great review. Really appreciate the fabulous feedback. I will pass this on to the team! We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Best Wishes, Alex
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£93 - £123 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
60
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bannatyne Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Bannatyne Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Crooners Champagne Bar (0.2 miles), The Cheese and Wine Shop (0.3 miles), and ORB Micropub (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Bannatyne Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Bannatyne Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Bannatyne Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bannatyne Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Babul's, Bombay Gate, and The Wynd Cafe & Bistro.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Bannatyne Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Is Bannatyne Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.1 miles away from the centre of Darlington.
Are any cleaning services offered at Bannatyne Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Bannatyne Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Bannatyne Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting David Mach's Train Sculpture, Darlington (2.4 miles), Piercebridge Roman Fort & Bridge (4.7 miles), and Durham Town Hall (0.4 miles).
Is Bannatyne Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.