This was a two night stay on a discount [KGB] deal. This is always a friendly place and the staff are very helpful and do their best. Dinner on both nights was very good; their steak and ale pie is exceptional! I don't like the modern trend for huge chips but the portion was twice as large as I could possibly eat.
There are lots of things to do in the area. We visited Shildon Railway Museum [the main reason for the visit] and Beamish and the delightful church and castle at Brancepeth. There are plenty of walks and Durham is close at hand but we had no time for that!
The room was comfortable. Other reviewers have made comments on the rooms, not all favourable. I think the management should take one room at a time out for a day and blitz it. That should sort out any complaints! Room 7 had a nasty stain on the carpet. The shower head had lost parts of the adjuster. That is a for instance. Neither were serious, just a little off putting. This is a 2* hotel not the Ritz but easily solved. How long does it take to check a room?
However the place is delightfully friendly and welcoming such that all is forgiven! The staff are wonderful! Breakfast? Not the worst I have had or the best but adequate. I look forward to coming again!
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