We were welcomed by 2 very polite male receptionists, but were asked to wait until 3:30pm to get access to our rooms as the corridors were still being cleaned.
The room was a good size, very clean and well presented. It had obviously been recently redecorated. Views from the very large sash window were fine, overlooking the river and gardens, although much was obscured by the large flat roof of the restuarant that we were on top of.
The en-suite was "quaint", again with a large sash window, a wash basin directly in front of the window and an old fashioned toilet with overhead cistern - fine views through the window as you sit on the throne!
We had dinner on the first night (4 of us) which was good value and well served by polite, efficient and hard working, predominantly foreign, staff (par for the course these days).
Breakfast was curious.........being vegetarian we opted for the veggie breakfast which was OK. The second morning, I wanted scrambled egg on toast with mushrooms - unfortunately, mushrooms carry a surcharge of £2.50 which I find strange, especially as I didn't want tomatoes, beans, hash browns etc - why pick on mushrooms?
The hotel has a very quiet location, only 5 miles from Hexham (£10 taxi ride away) and is excellent for people wanting rural rather than urban accommodation.
We would stay again. At £109 for 2 people per night, it is probably priced about right.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set in a beautiful river front location, just five miles from the market town of Hexham, the George at Chollerford is a historic building dating back to the 1700's renowned for its fine food and hospitality. It is great to have such a history behind the hotel as we feel we are doing an excellent job of keeping the tradition going, but we have also spent a lot of money upgrading a number of facilities in the hotel including the leisure club, with its swimming pool and gym, situated west of Newcastle we are in ideal spot for walkers, history buffs and gardeners alike - you will be spoilt for choice. The hotel is a perfect retreat in a location that we consider to be one of the most relaxing in Northumbria. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- George Hotel Chollerford
- George Hotel Hexham
- The George Hotel Chollerford, Northumberland