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“Family celebration” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Headlam Hall Hotel Spa & Golf

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Headlam Hall Hotel Spa & Golf
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Headlam
Certificate of Excellence
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
1 review
“Family celebration”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2014 via mobile

The weekend was perfect. From booking six rooms and enjoying the ten course taster menu. It was everything and more than we expected from a hotel we have not visited before.
It was a busy weekend for the hotel which did not affect the service both evening and breakfast.
Anne & Rob W

Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Anne W
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TGJR, Owner at Headlam Hall Hotel Spa & Golf, responded to this review, 21 January 2014
Delighted that you had a good stay with us and your review is much appreciated by the team. Hope to see you back again soon.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2014

We recently enjoyed a stay at the hotel and sampled the wonderful culinary delights of David Hunter's 10 Course Taster Menu as part of a family celebration. The exceptional high quality food was served personally and explained by the enthusiastic chef which added greatly to the enjoyment of the locally sourced and wonderfully presented dishes. We were also very impressed by the care and attention afforded to us by the hotel manager, Andrew Glendenning, in particular, and the rest of his team. Thank you from Mike & Linda S

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Mike S
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TGJR, Owner at Headlam Hall Hotel Spa & Golf, responded to this review, 21 January 2014
David's tasting menu has been a great success since its launch a few months ago and I am delighted that it provided you with a suitably enjoyable experience for a Ruby Wedding celebration. Thank you.
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DARLINGTON
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18 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2014

For the last ten years or so we have joined friends and other revellers for the annual New Years Eve Ball and the only reason we would do so for such a long time is because the management and staff at the Headlam Hall are very good at it.
With all the trimmings of a formal ball the whole evening is splendid from the beginning to the end. The champagne reception, the splendid table settings, the carefully prepared and served food and drink and the great music make the evening thoroughly enjoyable in every way.
Working on such a night and appearing happy about it must take a lot of self discipline but the visible staff repeatedly deliver the highest level of service.
The invisible staff also excel behind the scenes with beautifully prepared food always served at the appropriate temperature from the clearly exceptionally busy kitchens.
The music on the night consists of a saxophonist playing to full backing tracks and a 60's band who get better every year even though we know the repertoire like the back of our hands. If anything the saxophonist, who is excellent, becomes a little of an over indulgence and, after 2 1/2 hours, can become a little wearing to the ear.
I use the Headlam Hall on several occasions during the year and these standards are generally repeated on each occasion and I would not hesitate to recommend it to friends and colleagues looking for comport and quality in a country house environment.
National chains should use the venue as a bench mark

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank DENIS P
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TGJR, Owner at Headlam Hall Hotel Spa & Golf, responded to this review, 21 January 2014
Thank you for being a loyal attendee of our New Year's Eve Ball over the years and I am delighted that you continue to enjoy the occasion with us at Headlam. The whole team greatly appreciate this kind of positive feedback, especially for such a big night!
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newcastle
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32 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2014 via mobile

I have been to Headlam Hall several times and have always enjoyed my visits.

The meals are fantastic and are definitely a highlight. I love the two complimentary courses which include soup and a sorbet. i'm not convinced by Gin and Tonic flavour sorbet on this ocassion but that's obviously personal taste.

The rooms in the main building do the job though the bathroom was far too small on this ocassion as i had to enter the shower cubicle sideways and struggled to wash my hair as it was so narrow.

I have previously stayed in the newer rooms above the spa and i believe these are the best rooms. More expensive but worth the extra money.

We always come for a spa break and whilst small we have always enjoyed the sauna, steam room, pool and outside jacuzzi. On this occasion however the jacuzzi was much too cold and we couldn't stay in for any longer than a few minutes. It wasn't just us either. Nobody stayed in long and people usually commented on the temperature then went into the sauna to warm up.

We asked if it could be warmed but were told it was at the correct temperature and the computer seemed to have a greater say than the staff. We just got shrugged shoulders and were told it was the right temperature. Pity none of the customers agreed!

The steam room was also cool and seemed to only produce steam for a minute or two before going off. I eventually left the steam room shivering!! I'm sure that's not supposed to happen!

So my spa experience was a disappointment on this ocassion but it has been excellent all other times i have visited.

The lounge and bar area is lovely and we always enjoy taking a drink through after our meal to enjoy the open fireplace.

The overall value is excellent for people wanting a relaxing weekend of room, spa and an tasty dinner.

I shall definitely visit again..fingers crossed they will have solved the spa issues by then.

  • Stayed January 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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TGJR, Owner at Headlam Hall Hotel Spa & Golf, responded to this review, 21 January 2014
Thank you for your kind comments and our apologies if there were problems with the temperatures in the spa at the time of your visit. We have not had any problems since so hopefully it was a one off glitch.
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Penrith, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2014 via mobile

We went for the winter blues spa overnight package, and every little bit was wonderful. The spa staff were very accommodating, the meal was absolutely top class, the room was large, quiet with a very comfy bed, and the staff were friendly, down to earth but not intrusive. And of course the hotel is just beautiful. We recommend and will return.

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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TGJR, Owner at Headlam Hall Hotel Spa & Golf, responded to this review, 21 January 2014
Pleased to read that we helped to stave off the winter blues and you had an enjoyable stay on this spa package. The feedback is much appreciated.
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united kingdom
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76 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2013

All in all we had a fantastic stay 28/29 December 2013 My wife and I + Daughter and Son in Law, the room was fine and the general ambiance of the hotel was first rate, we enjoyed our Dinner in the restaurant the Smoked Haddock and Sea Bream were stand outs, breakfasts very good also.

The Wedding, Reception and 'Night do' with buffet were excellent, the staff were uniformly welcoming and professional, a seamlessly excellent event.

Would certainly consider staying again, as it it is all about location, location, location.

Thanks again to the hotel manager, wedding supervisor special shout outs to Sam in the bar, all the reception staff and Brian on the porterage.

Well pleased nuff said.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank gerryfish
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TGJR, Owner at Headlam Hall Hotel Spa & Golf, responded to this review, 21 January 2014
Great to hear that you had an enjoyable stay and a good time at the wedding celebration you were attending. Thanks for the kind comments and hope to welcome you back again.
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Yarm, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2013

I have been visiting Headlam Hall for over 14 years, mainly as the organiser of business conferences
Without exception the service received has been excellent the staff are exceptionally friendly and helpful
My last visit was for pleasure and the opportunity to enjoy the Spa and a delicious evening meal with friends was fabulous
Would highly recommend Headlam for business meetings/conferences or an indulgent night away

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Wendy C
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TGJR, Owner at Headlam Hall Hotel Spa & Golf, responded to this review, 21 January 2014
Thank you for your review and loyal custom over the years. I hope the relationship continues for many years to come.
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Additional Information about Headlam Hall Hotel Spa & Golf

Property: Headlam Hall Hotel Spa & Golf
Address: Headlam DL2 3HA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Durham > Headlam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Headlam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Headlam Hall Hotel Spa & Golf 4*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A four-star country house hotel with luxury spa and golf course. Set in beautiful gardens and surrounded by open countryside making an ideal rural retreat. Restaurant serving award winning 2 AA rosette food made with local produce and friendly professional service. Independent family owned and run hotel and farm. North East Small Hotel of the Year 2009/10. ... more   less 
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