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Holiday Inn Darlington - North A1m
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Newton Aycliffe
Bolton, Greater Manchester
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98 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great hotel in a convenient location”
Reviewed 13 July 2014

We booked this hotel from a buy-a-gift voucher and it was a great booking. The location is really convenient, literally just off the motorway, and has a McDonalds, subway and petrol station on it's doorstep. We had a very warm welcome and the room was fab. It was a bit strange having the bathroom sink outside the bathroom (basically it was in the bedroom) but other than that we couldn't fault the room. We loved the bar/lounge spaces, they felt a bit different from the norm even though really they weren't and I think that was due to the decoration. We worried being just off the motorway it would be noisy but it wasn't even with the window open. We would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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patmacinnes, General Manager at Holiday Inn Darlington - North A1m, responded to this review, 18 July 2014
Dear lisaxdx2072,
Thank you for your lovely comments we are very happy that you enjoyed your break with us. We are very proud to be only the fourth Holiday Inn Open Lobby concept hotel in the United Kingdom and are really pleased that you like our refurbishment. We look forward to welcoming you back.
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Newton Aycliffe, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2014

went for the sunday lunchtime carvery with son and grandchildren,Lovely fresh food,great selection of veg all for 7.50 and the children ate free!!! Lovely food in light,bright surroundings with helpful staff,will be returning!

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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patmacinnes, General Manager at Holiday Inn Darlington - North A1m, responded to this review, 18 July 2014
Dear avrille t,
Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are so please to hear your comments as we are very keen to welcome local guests into the restaurant to enjoy our carvery. We are glad that you found our lunch value for money and look forward to welcoming you back.
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2014

It has all you need on one site(there is a hamburger place nearby, about 100 yds away but it is not the only food outlet- there is one on site)
The rooms are good, the beds are large, the en-suite is beautiful.
This is a no-brainer.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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patmacinnes, General Manager at Holiday Inn Darlington - North A1m, responded to this review, 18 July 2014
DearJaketjeff1883,
Thank you for your review of the hotel, your comments mean a lot to us and we are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay.
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Reading, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2014

This is an excellent hotel. Chains can be hit or miss, any of them but this particular Holiday Inn was a definite hit. Very easy to find and convenient, just off the A1(M) hidden behind a garage and McDonalds. The staff were warm and welcoming, the rooms were new, comfortable, well appointed, lovely bathroom and comfy bed. The room service food was excellent - although fish is chips is a staple, getting it right is rare. The restaurant staff first warned that my food could be delayed by a coach party arrival, but it was delivered quickly and really nice. Internet was provided throughout the hotel which was just as well since the only problem was patchy mobile signal which can be a blessing but since I was travelling for work a little challenging. In fairness the hotel can't control this and the whole area was pretty awful for coverage! In summary, a great hotel, very convenient and I would stay again.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled on business
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Thank 00jonsie
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patmacinnes, General Manager at Holiday Inn Darlington - North A1m, responded to this review, 18 July 2014
Dear 00jonsie,
Thank you for your comments we are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back.
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broadstairs
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56 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2014

given its close proximity to the road , i was expecting it to be noisier but we had a very quiet room. The rooms have obviously recently been refurbed to a very good standard. good shower good bed good breakfast

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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patmacinnes, General Manager at Holiday Inn Darlington - North A1m, responded to this review, 18 July 2014
Thank you for your lovely comments they are most appreciated and I have shared them with the team.
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Northampton, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2014

The hotel is easy to find. Its been newly refurbished. Clean and spacious room. Super king size bed. TV with plenty of channels. Roomy bathroom, with nice spacious powershower. Overall very modern. Breakfast was nice (buffet style), hot and plenty of choice. Staff are very friendly. The downsides are: Air con unit leaked in room, I could hear the walking in the room above us (creaky ceiling/floorboards!), No-one on reception when we arrived and had to find someone. No biscuits with tea-making facilities. However, overall I would stay again.

Room Tip: Go on top floor so you don't the people above you!
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Luke4004
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patmacinnes, General Manager at Holiday Inn Darlington - North A1m, responded to this review, 18 July 2014
Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your recent stay your comments are most appreciated. We are currently undergoing a full maintenance review of our air conditioning system to ensure that all of our guest rooms are at a comfortable temperature regardless of the time of year.
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22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2014

We spent two nights here in the last week. Although one side of the road is adjacent to the A1M northbound carriageway, traffic visible through the screening trees and shrubs, and noise was intrusive with the window open, the air conditioning meant that with the window closed we had restful nights.
The hotel seems to be full, mainly of businessmen, but there was space in the car park at all times. Everywhere was clean and modern and the beds were comfortable. We had one meal in the restauarnt with attractive food at a reasonable price and attentive service. Breakfast was not the best buffet i have ever encountered but with a good choice of both cold and hot food one could not complain. A skimmed milk option would have been nice.

reception staff were welcoming and friendly and we would stay there again without hesitation.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on the car park side if at all worried by possibility of traffic noise from the A1M
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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patmacinnes, General Manager at Holiday Inn Darlington - North A1m, responded to this review, 23 June 2014
Thanks for taking the time to post a review of your recent stay. It is lovely to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Please let us know when you are returning, we would be happy to arrange some skimmed milk for you. Many thank once again.
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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
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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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