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“A weekend to celebrate our late Mothers birthday”

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The Coquetvale Hotel
Ranked #3 of 12 Rothbury B&B and Inns
Reviewed 30 July 2009

We all had a marvelous time helped by the friendlyness and competence of your staff
They looked after us so well and our Sunday lunch in memory of our Mother was wonderfull

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 30 July 2009

I chose the Coquetvale Hotel from the internet for a family reunion and also a lunch party on what would have been my late Mother's 89th birthday. It turned out to be a great choice. We filled all but one room on the Saturday night. The food was very good and even for the large party it was served hot and efficiently. The Italia+ restaurant could not be faulted for quality, value and service. Sixteen of the party stayed between one and four nights - most of us were very satisfied with our rooms - the bed in room 8 was the most comfortable I have ever slept in away from home and it was huge! My sister up-graded to a superior room (number one) and she was delighted with it. A plus - we could open the windows! The staff were just great - especially Gina and Justin.

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 July 2009

We were pleased to find the hotel was in a quiet location on the edge of town with pleasant views from the windows. The Italian restaurant was excellent and made a change from typical hotel food. Staff were very pleasant and considering the night before had been quite stressful with floods ( not affecting the hotel) in the town and power cuts. Well done to all.

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 July 2009

We enjoyed our stay very much. Our room was a superior double, very light, spacious and well furnished. The large bathroom was a treat, with a whirlpool bath and separate shower. We stayed for 4 nights. The breakfasts were excellent and we ate in the hotel's attractive restaurant on three of those nights. The food was very good and the staff friendly and helpful.
Considering the standard of everything else at the hotel, we were surprised that the TV only had a choice of the 4 original analogue channels, although this didn't concern us overmuch.

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 July 2009

staff very friendly,breakfast good.we ate in the restaurant and food was very good and a lovely friendly atmostphere. our room, which we got at a discount price at the last minute was clean but could do with updating. furniture was very dark and it was a bit dismal but for the price we cannot complain. overall we had a good stay.

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 July 2009

A weekend break in Northumbrian small town was augmented by a pleasant stay in the Coquetvale hotel. This hotel has recently had some refurbishment done and it certainly has the potential to become a jewel in the crown if the momentum is continued. The resturant was verey good and prices lower than expected for such surroundings, menu choice was extensive and service very good. Breakfast menu was good, however limited choice in the continental option.
Room was huge with again great potential to be stunning large bed but pillows to small for such a huge mattress.
Location good, but not overly disabled friendly owing to fairly steep hill from town centre.

  • Stayed: June 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 June 2009

We have just come back from a couple of nigts staying at the Coquetvale Hotel. It was a very mixed experience.
Starting with the positives:
Food - the breakfasts were great - cereals, fresh fruit, orange juice, yogurts, croissants, toast, plus, if you wanted it, a full 'northumberland' breakfast of sausage, bacon, black pudding, egg cooked however you liked, baked beans, tomato and mushroom. All well cooked and presented. We also had a meal in their italian restaurant 'Italia +' which was also very good. The menu had a good range of prices from fairly cheap pasta & pizza to more expensive steak, chicken & fish dishes. Again well cooked and the service was good. The wine list was OK too with the 'house' wine being George Du Beouf which is fine and was reasonably priced.

Room - we had a superior room and it was large with a sofa and very nice views over the valley and across to the other side. The room and bathroom were well decorated and the furniture was matching Stag dark wood. The bathroom was also large with both a shower cubicle and whirlpool bath also with shower attachment on the taps.

Location - the hotel is just on the outskirts of Rothbury but it's only a five minute walk into town - there's also a nice walk along the river which was very pleasant in the evening. The advantage of being near the town is that you can eat in town if you want (and if you stay there on a Monday the restaurant is closed so you have to eat out. - they did ring us and warn us beforehand which was very helpful). We had a meal at the Queens Head which was good quality pub food at reasonable prices.

Now for the negatives:
Room - the sofa was positioned so that you couldn't see the TV from the bed - it was moveable and we moved it. The dressing table stool was falling apart and was quite dangerous. There was a colour TV but it was pretty basic - it only had 4 terrestrial channels - and the reception on at least 2 of them was poor. There was no Freeview or Sky, which we found very disappointing considering that the room cost £85 per night. The remote was pretty ropey too - its back was missing and there was a tatty bit of sellotape on the back - it didn't always work either. There also was no radio/alarm which would have been helpful, especially as the TV didn't have a sleep function. There was no phone - this was a bit of a worry as there didn't seem to be any member of staff available at night and the guest information gave a number to ring in case of emergency - no good if you didn't have a mobile phone!
The duvet was a heavy winterweight one and we found it much too hot as we were there when the weather was warm. We ended up taking it out of the cover and just using the cover. We suggest that a summer weight duvet would be better, with fleece blankets provided for winter use. Although the bath taps have a shower attached, this worked poorly, producing only a trickle of water which made rinsing your hair in the bath just about impossible. There was nowhere to put your spongebag, razor etc and no hook to put the towel on whilst you were in the shower cubicle. There were also a few 'tatty' bits such as the paper around the top of the door frame in the bathroom and the wood surround on the outside of the bottom of the shower cubicle. Overall we felt that the room could have been terrific if there had been more attention to detail and these various bits & peices had been fixed.

Bill - our daughters had paid for the hotel for us as a joint birthday present, but when we checked out they seemed to have no record of the payment . Luckily we had the receipt with us and once we produced it, the receptionist was very apologetic - but it did leave rather a nasty taste in the mouth!

Overall we got the impression that this was really a nice Italian restaurant which also had a few rooms attached, rather than being a hotel as all the effort seemed to go into the restaurant

  • Stayed: June 2009, travelled as a couple
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Address: Station Road, Rothbury, Northumberland National Park NE65 7QJ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Northumberland > Northumberland National Park > Rothbury
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Rothbury
Price Range: £80 - £126 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Coquetvale Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This nineteenth century country town hotel is perfectly located on the edge of the Northumberland National Park in the scenic and tranquil village of Rothbury. The Coquetvale Hotel is perfect for a relaxing break in the beautiful countryside or an ideal base for walking, cycling or outdoor pursuits. The stunning Cragside House and grounds are a five minute drive away as are the breathtaking Simonside Hills which are a popular spot for walkers with amazing scenery. Further afield lies the market town of Alnwick, home to the spectacular Alnwick Gardens and Castle, as well as the picturesque Northumberland coastline are a 20 minute drive over the scenic moors that surround Rothbury. The hotel was bought by experienced hoteliers in August 2016 and has since seen immediate investment into public areas and bedrooms. ... more   less 
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