I think quirky best describes this hotel! First challenge was trying to find it in the dark- country roads, minimal lighting, thank goodness we had the sat nav. The reception area is small but our booking in was swift.Watch out for the step as you enter. We were given directions to our room, no lifts ( my fault should have read about hotel facilities before booking) and no help was offered with our bags. Up we went, up a grand looking staircase and then another narrower staircase to what I can only imagine was once the servants quarters. The room was small, warm and unfortunately had a really stained carpet.The wardrobe doors were unable to close with clothes hanging inside sideways, no depth. Bathroom was ok but needs to be deep cleaned and all gaps around the bath need fixing. Towels provided are a bit thin and worn. As for the room lighting - subdued does not even begin to describe the effect!
Downstairs has a bistro- bar. Food was good, staff young and friendly.Bar prices as expensive as any other hotel.Breakfast was good, choice was varied, with very efficient service.
Overall the hotel was welcoming but I would not rush to book again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hallgarth Manor is a traditional English country house hotel situated just 3 miles from the historic city of Durham in the northeast of England. This former 16th-century estate, set in spectacular grounds and gardens, has been discreetly modernised to retain many of its original features. Noted for the excellence of its food, the comfort of its accommodation and the quality of its many facilities, Hallgarth Manor is a real favourite for customers looking for conferences, business meetings, wedding celebrations and leisure breaks. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hallgarth Manor Country Hotel And Restaurant
- Hallgarth Manor Country Durham