Just back from a two night stay at Rockliffe and overall really impressed. We could not get into our usual hotel in the Lakes so decided to try this one given the mostly impressive reports from Tripadvisor. Staff were very friendly and attentive from the moment we pulled up at the front door. Spa experience was excellent with a couple of really good treatments from excellent therapists.
Had our two young children with us and although staff were great with them, felt many of the guests were looking down their noses at them especially in the pool area despite sticking to the children pool times and ensuring their behaviour wouldn't irritate me if I were there for a quiet relaxing time.
Brasserie food was really good with attentive service but to be honest its a little overpriced compared to similar Hotels we have stayed in the UK (especially the wine, where you should ask for the main restaurant wine list which is much better and has wider and often cheaper options)
Really disappointed that despite emailing the hotel and pro shop before we arrived and then again when we were at the hotel they couldn't fit me in for a lesson so my golf is still as bad as it was before i arrived.
Final comment for Hotel management is to have look at breakfast which we felt fell short on the variety of cold buffet compared to other hotels in this price bracket. (i note similar comments on this from other guests)
Ps Hotel free Wifi doesn't work poolside!
We will come back but probably without the children to make more use of the Spa and dine in the Orangery.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Rockliffe Hall is the only five red star hotel in the North of England. Set on a magnificent 18th century estate on the banks of the River Tees, Rockliffe Hall is a destination in itself. Rockliffe Hall's world-class spa and golf course, well-equipped meeting rooms, three restaurants and sublime service ensure it is the perfect place to escape and relax, to do business, and to create memories that will linger on. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Rockliffe Hall Hotel Hurworth-On-Tees
- Rockliffe Hall Darlington/Hurworth-On-Tees