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Holiday Inn Darlington - North A1m
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Newton Aycliffe
Certificate of Excellence
Kelso, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
71 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
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Reviewed 5 April 2014 via mobile

Stayed for only one night but wish it was more as this is the best IHG hotel ive been in stay in them 4-5 nights per week its not long changed to a holiday inn so is modern and spacious and very clean i was put in an executive room which had mini bar etc in room also had a heated shavin mirror in bathroom which doesn't steam up so great for shavin after a shower i noticed in the public areas they have USB charging points but they havnt done this in the rooms but only a minor problem hope to be back here again and again

Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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patmacinnes, General Manager at Holiday Inn Darlington - North A1m, responded to this review, 16 April 2014
Thank you so much for your kind comments. We are so pleased to hear that you will be back and your comments mean a lot to us. Thank you.
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 March 2014

My husband and I visited the Aston (Holiday Inn) Darlington 5th-7th March for our wedding anniversary. We had one of the refurbished rooms and it was fab. Large bed, with choice of soft and firm pillows, with the offer to change them at reception if you wanted. We slept very well and there was no traffic noise from outside.

The room was nicely decorated and the very clean, as was the bathroom. There was no bath, but a very large shower which even had a seat in it! Very hot water and excellent shower pressure.

We stayed on the Beamish deal, which gave us 2 tickets to the Beamish Museum and a meal on the first night. The staff were totally happy to change the meal to our second night, at our request, as that was the day of our anniversary.

The staff are very pleasant and friendly, as are most people "up North!"

Our meal was lovely, I had the lamb and hubby had the steak. The only thing I did think was a bit off, was the £4.50 surcharge for the steak. If my memory serves me correctly, my meal at menu price cost £15.95, the steak was £17.50 a difference of £1.55, so why such a high surcharge? Naughty.
As if the surcharge wasn't high enough, it had gone through the till at £7.70. But the receptionist sorted this on check out when I pointed this out. So make sure you check your bills.

The only thing - apart from the surcharge - they need to sort out, is the breakfast. There was plenty to choose from, cooked breakfast, juice, pain au chocolate, muffins, cereal etc. The issue was the cooked breakfast, it is kept on hot plates, but was tepid at best, BOTH mornings. Breakfast is served until 11 am and we had breakfast about 9.30, so not last minute. It's a shame as there was plenty of choice and it was all nice, except I would normally eat hash browns, but couldn't face them as they looked anaemic.

The hotel lounge areas are lovely, very well decorated. There are some games you can play, cheaper versions of Ludo, Connect 4, Guess Who and Mr.Pop. We played them all except the Ludo and were obviously the first to do so as we had to unseal boxes and stick the stickers on. After 4 Desperados for me and a couple of pints for hubby it was quite funny, trying to get the stickers on straight - we did our best!

We did ask for nuts at the bar, but they don't sell them, but if I had been that desperate I could have popped to the garage.

When you are inside you can forget you're next to a main road and a garage etc, it's so nice inside that I would recommend it for a romantic break, as well as any other break.

Would definitely go back : )

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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patmacinnes, General Manager at Holiday Inn Darlington - North A1m, responded to this review, 16 April 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to post such an extensive review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. With regards to the breakfast we are working hard to eradicate any teething issues we may have had. I will order some nuts for the bar also. Many thanks for your feedback once again.
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United Kingdom
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275 reviews
146 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2014

Decided to add this hotel on to another break as there was an opening deal of £44 including breakfast. We arrived and had a friendly greeting from the receptionist. Our room was large and comfortable with an enormous bed and everything was clean. There was free WIFI although it was a bit unreliable at times but fine for normal use. There was a large TV and plenty of seating and a huge desk area with loads of sockets. Bathroom was fine with a huge shower.
The main fault was really at breakfast where the staff didn't really seem organised and no-one was checking to see when food needed topped up. Breakfast was fine but not up to the usual standard of Holiday Inn. The hotel is new to Holiday Inn and hopefully will improve as staff get more experienced. It did feel far more like a Holiday Inn Express than a Holiday Inn.
It was good value for money though and we will try it another time.
The hotel is handy for motorway although the signs for it aren't great. There is a McDonalds nearby so follow the signs for it if you aren't sure of the way.

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank sheils6
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Darlington - North A1m, responded to this review, 3 April 2014
Dear sheils6,

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your stay. It is unfortunate the breakfast service prevented you from fully enjoying your time at the hotel. We take all of the reviews we receive very seriously as they allow us to identify areas that may benefit from additional attention. We have shared your comments with the staff and we’re confident the necessary adjustments will be made, in order to achieve complete guest satisfaction.

Thank you again for your comments, we hope to have the pleasure of serving you again soon.

Sincerely,

Adrian D
Case Manager
IHGCare
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Huddersfield
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339 reviews
102 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2014

This used to be the old Scotch Corner Hotel and was a good meeting point. It used to have bags of individuality and character but is now more typical of a chain hotel and bar and in my opinion is rather bland. Service and value are fine though.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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patmacinnes, General Manager at Holiday Inn Darlington - North A1m, responded to this review, 26 March 2014
Thank you for posting a review. I feel I have to point out however that we are not the old Scotch Corner hotel. This is located 12 miles south of our location there is a Holiday Inn located there.
Thanks again.
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2014

This Hotel has just taken a Holiday Inn franchise. We stayed there attending a mini-conference and used the restaurant and bar. Rooms were fine but overall public room ambience was lacking and food was patchy but not rubbish.
Location is really convenient alongside A1M but it had more of a Motel feel than a full service hotel.
Would stay there again if passing but would never become favourite

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank roger050950
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patmacinnes, General Manager at Holiday Inn Darlington - North A1m, responded to this review, 16 April 2014
Thank you for your comments. We always appreciate constructive criticism and have added more furniture and fixtures to our public areas to ensure that every guest feels comfortable, warm and welcome.
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Durham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2014

Myself and my mothers stayed here last weekend, The day after it became a holiday inn, Decor was lovely, staff were helpfull and what realy impressed us was disabled facilities and the breakfast was very tasty too

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Cybil48
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patmacinnes, General Manager at Holiday Inn Darlington - North A1m, responded to this review, 16 April 2014
Many thanks for your comments. We are all very pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2014 via mobile

I stayed at this hotel last week for two nights , Upon checking in I found Neil at the front desk very professional and knowledgeable. I would recommend staying here to any of my colleagues and I will be using the hotel again in the coming weeks. The house keeping lady (black hair) was very polite and professional. Food for breakfast and dinner was very nice also.

Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
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Thank Neil120879
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patmacinnes, General Manager at Holiday Inn Darlington - North A1m, responded to this review, 16 April 2014
Thank you for your comments. I have passed on your words to Neil who is a very hard working young man. You made his day.
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Property: Holiday Inn Darlington - North A1m
Address: Newton Park, Coatham Mundeville | Newton Aycliffe, Newton Aycliffe DL1 3NL, England (Formerly Aston Hotel Darlington)
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Durham > Newton Aycliffe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Newton Aycliffe
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Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Darlington - North A1m 3*
Number of rooms: 80
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