We stayed here recently during a trip around Hadrian's Wall. Having read the mixed bag of reviews we were slightly apprehensive to say the least. However both myself and my boyfriend were pleasantly surprised. Yes the hotel could do with a lick of pain here or there but it was a lovely little find all in all.
The staff on arrival were both friendly and helpful. The pool and spa area was (albeit a bit like a local swimming baths) charming in its own right. The pool water, of which I had read various reviews saying it was cold, was in fact delightfully toasty. It was like a dip in a giant bath - perfect considering the biting weather of the day. The jacuzzi sadly wasn't working but as the steam room and sauna were, we didn't mind at all.
Breakfast in the morning was delicious. Cooked perfectly and to order so everything was warm and tasty. The waiting staff again were very warm and helpful.
The gardens in which the hotel is situated were very picturesque and I imagine in the height of summer it's lovely to sit out will a cool cocktail and simply enjoy the scenery.
The only real down fall to our stay was in the hotel room itself. The room was a good size and had all the amenities we would need. Very comfy bed, toasty warm and plenty of hot water for a good bubble bath. However the lighting was quite poor and the small lamp at the vanity mirror didn't work - not great for make up application for us girls! And finally there was an adjoining room which although locked was far from sound proof. We could literally hear word for word the conversation of the people in the room next to us. A little bit cringe worthy and putting a bit of a hold on our romantic break in the country.
Even so all in all we found the hotel to be super. A lovely stay in lovely surroundings and would definitely think about coming back - although possibly in an upgraded room with no adjoining rooms!
- 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