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Macdonald Linden Hall Golf & Country Club

Newcastle, England, United Kingdom (NCL)

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Room & Rates
Classic Double Room

Classic Double Room

1 Full Bed
Entertainment - Free WiFi and wired Internet access, digital channels
Food & Drink - Coffee/tea maker and 24-hour room service
Bathroom - Private bathroom, free toiletries, and a hair dryer
Practical - Iron/ironing board, desk, and phone; rollaway/extra beds and cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Daily housekeeping
Need to Know - No cribs (infant beds) or rollaway/extra beds available
Non-Smoking
Connecting/adjoining rooms can be requested, subject to availability
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Classic Double Room

Classic Double Room

1 Full Bed
Entertainment - Free WiFi and wired Internet access, digital channels
Food & Drink - Coffee/tea maker and 24-hour room service
Bathroom - Private bathroom, free toiletries, and a hair dryer
Practical - Iron/ironing board, desk, and phone; rollaway/extra beds and cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Daily housekeeping
Need to Know - No cribs (infant beds) or rollaway/extra beds available
Non-Smoking
Connecting/adjoining rooms can be requested, subject to availability
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Standard Room, 2 Single Beds

2 Twin Beds
Entertainment - Free WiFi and wired Internet access, flat-screen TV
Food & Drink - Coffee/tea maker and 24-hour room service
Bathroom - Private bathroom, free toiletries, and a hair dryer
Practical - Iron/ironing board, desk, and phone; rollaway/extra beds and cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Daily housekeeping
Connecting/adjoining rooms can be requested, subject to availability
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Executive Double or Twin Room

Executive Double or Twin Room

1 King Bed or 2 Twin Beds
Entertainment - Free WiFi and wired Internet access, digital channels
Food & Drink - Coffee/tea maker and 24-hour room service
Bathroom - Private bathroom, free toiletries, and a hair dryer
Practical - Phone, iron/ironing board, and desk; rollaway/extra beds and cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Daily housekeeping
Non-Smoking
Connecting/adjoining rooms can be requested, subject to availability
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Feature Double

1 Full Bed
Entertainment - Free WiFi and wired Internet access, flat-screen TV
Food & Drink - Coffee/tea maker and 24-hour room service
Bathroom - Private bathroom, free toiletries, and a hair dryer
Practical - Phone, iron/ironing board, and desk; rollaway/extra beds and cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Daily housekeeping
Connecting/adjoining rooms can be requested, subject to availability
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Feature Twin

2 Twin Beds
Entertainment - Free WiFi and wired Internet access, flat-screen TV
Food & Drink - Coffee/tea maker and 24-hour room service
Bathroom - Private bathroom, free toiletries, and a hair dryer
Practical - Phone, iron/ironing board, and desk; rollaway/extra beds and cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Daily housekeeping
Connecting/adjoining rooms can be requested, subject to availability
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Classic Double Room

Classic Double Room

1 Full Bed
Entertainment - Free WiFi and wired Internet access, digital channels
Food & Drink - Coffee/tea maker and 24-hour room service
Bathroom - Private bathroom, free toiletries, and a hair dryer
Practical - Iron/ironing board, desk, and phone; rollaway/extra beds and cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Daily housekeeping
Need to Know - No cribs (infant beds) or rollaway/extra beds available
Non-Smoking
Connecting/adjoining rooms can be requested, subject to availability
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Classic Double Room

1 Full Bed
Entertainment - Free WiFi and wired Internet access, digital channels
Food & Drink - Coffee/tea maker and 24-hour room service
Bathroom - Private bathroom, free toiletries, and a hair dryer
Practical - Iron/ironing board, desk, and phone; rollaway/extra beds and cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Daily housekeeping
Connecting/adjoining rooms can be requested, subject to availability
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Executive Double or Twin Room

Executive Double or Twin Room

1 King Bed or 2 Twin Beds
Entertainment - Free WiFi and wired Internet access, digital channels
Food & Drink - Coffee/tea maker and 24-hour room service
Bathroom - Private bathroom, free toiletries, and a hair dryer
Practical - Phone, iron/ironing board, and desk; rollaway/extra beds and cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Daily housekeeping
Non-Smoking
Connecting/adjoining rooms can be requested, subject to availability
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Classic Double Room

1 Full Bed
Entertainment - Free WiFi and wired Internet access, digital channels
Food & Drink - Coffee/tea maker and 24-hour room service
Bathroom - Private bathroom, free toiletries, and a hair dryer
Practical - Iron/ironing board, desk, and phone; rollaway/extra beds and cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Daily housekeeping
Non-Smoking
Connecting/adjoining rooms can be requested, subject to availability
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Classic Twin Room

Classic Twin Room

2 Twin Beds
Entertainment - Free WiFi and wired Internet access, digital channels
Food & Drink - Coffee/tea maker and 24-hour room service
Bathroom - Private bathroom, free toiletries, and a hair dryer
Practical - Iron/ironing board, desk, and phone; rollaway/extra beds and cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Daily housekeeping
Need to Know - No cribs (infant beds) or rollaway/extra beds available
Non-Smoking
Connecting/adjoining rooms can be requested, subject to availability
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Executive Room, 1 King Bed

1 King Bed
Entertainment - Free WiFi and wired Internet access, digital channels
Food & Drink - Coffee/tea maker and 24-hour room service
Bathroom - Private bathroom, free toiletries, and a hair dryer
Practical - Iron/ironing board, desk, and phone; rollaway/extra beds and cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Daily housekeeping
Non-Smoking
Connecting/adjoining rooms can be requested, subject to availability
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Classic Double Room

1 Full Bed
Entertainment - Free WiFi and wired Internet access, digital channels
Food & Drink - Coffee/tea maker and 24-hour room service
Bathroom - Private bathroom, free toiletries, and a hair dryer
Practical - Iron/ironing board, desk, and phone; rollaway/extra beds and cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Daily housekeeping
Non-Smoking
Connecting/adjoining rooms can be requested, subject to availability
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Classic Room, 1 Double Bed

1 Full Bed
Entertainment - Free WiFi and wired Internet access, digital channels
Food & Drink - Coffee/tea maker and 24-hour room service
Bathroom - Private bathroom, free toiletries, and a hair dryer
Practical - Iron/ironing board, desk, and phone; rollaway/extra beds and cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Daily housekeeping
Non-Smoking
Connecting/adjoining rooms can be requested, subject to availability
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Classic Double Room

Classic Double Room

1 Full Bed
Entertainment - Free WiFi and wired Internet access, digital channels
Food & Drink - Coffee/tea maker and 24-hour room service
Bathroom - Private bathroom, free toiletries, and a hair dryer
Practical - Iron/ironing board, desk, and phone; rollaway/extra beds and cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Daily housekeeping
Need to Know - No cribs (infant beds) or rollaway/extra beds available
Non-Smoking
Connecting/adjoining rooms can be requested, subject to availability
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Classic Twin Room

Classic Twin Room

2 Twin Beds
Entertainment - Free WiFi and wired Internet access, digital channels
Food & Drink - Coffee/tea maker and 24-hour room service
Bathroom - Private bathroom, free toiletries, and a hair dryer
Practical - Iron/ironing board, desk, and phone; rollaway/extra beds and cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Daily housekeeping
Need to Know - No cribs (infant beds) or rollaway/extra beds available
Non-Smoking
Connecting/adjoining rooms can be requested, subject to availability
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Executive Double or Twin Room

Executive Double or Twin Room

1 King Bed or 2 Twin Beds
Entertainment - Free WiFi and wired Internet access, digital channels
Food & Drink - Coffee/tea maker and 24-hour room service
Bathroom - Private bathroom, free toiletries, and a hair dryer
Practical - Iron/ironing board, desk, and phone; rollaway/extra beds and cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Daily housekeeping
Non-Smoking
Connecting/adjoining rooms can be requested, subject to availability
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Executive Room, 1 King Bed

1 King Bed
Entertainment - Free WiFi and wired Internet access, digital channels
Food & Drink - Coffee/tea maker and 24-hour room service
Bathroom - Private bathroom, free toiletries, and a hair dryer
Practical - Iron/ironing board, desk, and phone; rollaway/extra beds and cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Daily housekeeping
Non-Smoking
Connecting/adjoining rooms can be requested, subject to availability
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Executive Double or Twin Room

Executive Double or Twin Room

1 King Bed or 2 Twin Beds
Entertainment - Free WiFi and wired Internet access, digital channels
Food & Drink - Coffee/tea maker and 24-hour room service
Bathroom - Private bathroom, free toiletries, and a hair dryer
Practical - Iron/ironing board, desk, and phone; rollaway/extra beds and cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Daily housekeeping
Non-Smoking
Connecting/adjoining rooms can be requested, subject to availability
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Macdonald Linden Hall Golf & Country Club
North Road Longhorsley, Morpeth, United Kingdom NE65 8XF

Rooms
Make yourself at home in one of the 50 guestrooms. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and digital programming provides entertainment. Private bathrooms have complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as desks and coffee/tea makers.

Amenities
Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. After practicing your swing on the golf course, you can enjoy other recreational amenities including an indoor pool and a spa tub. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, wedding services, and a fireplace in the lobby.

Dining
Satisfy your appetite at the hotel's restaurant, which serves breakfast and dinner, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, express check-out, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference space and a meeting room. Free self parking is available onsite.

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Know Before You Go

  • The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
  • The property allows pets in specific rooms only and has other pet restrictions (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section). Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Fees

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for full breakfast: GBP 19.50 for adults and GBP 12.5 for children (approximately)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: GBP 10 (for 24 hours, rates may vary)
  • Pet fee: GBP 10 per pet, per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: GBP 15 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Renovations and Closures
The following facilities will be closed from 21 March 2016 to 15 October 2016 (dates subject to change):

  • Dining venue
  • One of the dining venues

AMENITIES:
  • 24 Hour Room Service
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Business Center
  • Conference Rooms
  • Dry Cleaning Service
  • Elevator / Lift
  • Express Check-Out
  • Fireplace in Lobby
  • Fitness Facility
  • Indoor Pool
  • Jacuzzi/Hot Tub
  • Lounge/Bar
  • Porter / Bellhop
  • Sauna
  • Spa Services
  • Steam Room
  • Wedding Services
(+) = Additional fees may apply for the use of these amenities.
(*) = Free, some restrictions may apply

Based on 1831 reviews
from Norfolk UK
Submitted on 22-05-2016
This is a well run hotel, with a nice pool and spa. Breakfasts were good but the first night of our stay the main restaurant appeared to be closed and we ate at the adjoining pub. The staff could not have been more helpful when a member of our party felt ill and had to leave, but the food itself was only adequate. The following evening, the main restaurant was already booked and could not take us so we had a light meal in the lounge - it was a peaceful setting and the service was excellent. ... Read more
from Northumberland, United Kingdom
Submitted on 22-05-2016
I'v stayed in this hotel a few times now and have always been impressed, the surroundings are lovely and it's nice to have a walk around the hotel grounds. The rooms have always been immaculate and the staff could not be any more friendly and helpful, it maybe a little "dated" but this fits well with the hotel and adds to the charm. The spa areas is nice with a relaxing atmosphere, and again very helpful and friendly staff. The food in both the restaurant and pub is amazing !! And a very imp... Read more
from Shropshire, United Kingdom
Submitted on 23-05-2016
Linden Hall is a historic Georgian country house hotel. We stayed for three nights in May 2016 on a room only basis. The first room we had was at the back and was very tired. It needed re-decorating and was above a noisy air conditioning vent and the rear exit used by staff to wheel rubbish and laundry out. The main problem though was the size of the window which was too small for the room and low down on the wall so the room had a gloomy feel. As a listed building there is little that can ... Read more
from Scotland
Submitted on 23-05-2016
This was our second visit to Linden Hall and overall it was a positive experience. It is in a lovely setting and the village of Longhorsely is very pleasant. This time we stayed in a standard room which was not as nice as the executive room we occupied last time. It just seemed a bit jaded and in need of refurbishment. The bed is not particularly big and had no valance to cover the base,making it look very shabby. It also had some strange curtain thing around the headboard which really was not a... Read more
from
Submitted on 24-05-2016
We stayed here on an Itison voucher which included cream tea and breakfast. The hotel itself is charming, albeit a little in need of TLC. The pool area was good, but the changing rooms were quite dirty. Our room was on the first floor, and the floors were a bit creaky, so you could hear upstairs loudly walking about. We ate in the Linden Tree Pub, the service was ok but the food was nothing special. In the morning we had breakfast in the Dobson Restaurant. The hot food is cooked to order, but wh... Read more
from York
Submitted on 04-06-2016
My wife and I enjoyed an excellent overnight stay. I found the pool, sauna and steam room in the spa to be well organized, clean and a pleasant way to start the day, before a first class breakfast. The location is good and there is a lot of information about sites worth visiting nearby.
from Newcastle Upon Tyne
Submitted on 06-06-2016
we stayed in the hotel for my sisters wedding, which i can stress enough how friendly the bar staff were in the venue, we paid a large amount of money to stay at linden hall that night expecting a nice room for the price we had paid but what we got was a hot box big enough for a bed and a weird sewage smell. when i approached the night porter we were met with nothing but hostility like we had offended him. we the proceeded to go to the bar which is open all night for a drink, same porter working... Read more
from Sunderland
Submitted on 06-06-2016
Spa awful, dirty, paint peeling,and young girl who did my friends treatment then my treatment had never done them before & was talked through how too before hand. Not Elemis trained. Treatment rooms are the worst I have ever been in. Depressing, stained and music does not work so not relaxing at all. Would not recommend at all.
from
Submitted on 06-06-2016
Not a four-star visit, but three seems a bit mean. This review is in respect of a golf and hotel stay and reflects both aspects. As far as the hotel is concerned, the room we had was very good: not much more to be said - couldn't expect more. The staff were excellent - attentive without being intrusive: a bit harassed in a full restaurant on Sunday evening. (Given that a good number of visitors are golfers, and we do like a pint, I just don't get it why up-market hotels seem to believe that the... Read more
from UK
Submitted on 07-06-2016
Stayed at this hotel on 4 occasions. The staff are really helpful you could not fault them. The hotel is looking like it needs upgrading. The restaurant is closed Monday to Thursday so you have to eat in the Linden Tree Pub attached to the hotel whilst the pub is fine and food ok you don't except to stay in a 4 star hotel and use the pub for evening meal. I feel if you are having pub food then stay in a pub!! The swimming pool areas really is in need of a upgrade thought is very shabby. The hote... Read more
from Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Submitted on 20-06-2016
An excellent hotel in a quiet location. Very enjoyable one night stay - may play golf on the next visit. Staff were warm and welcoming. Food in the golf clubhouse was excellent. The Spa facilities were very good and provided all we needed.
from Northumberland, United Kingdom
Submitted on 20-06-2016
This is a beautiful hotel and surroundings it was let down by the rooms which are in great need of being refurbished things were looking tired. We attended a wedding here which was fantastic every thing was perfect would definitely recommend using the hotel for that occasion.
from South Shields
Submitted on 21-06-2016
We have stayed at linden hall now 8 or 9 times we love it and the last time we got a complimentary upgrade which was fab the room was gorgeous. The spa is lovely to rest in and food is always 5 star quality, we were very pleased and will be back.
from
Submitted on 21-06-2016
Beautiful quiet location. Reception friendly helpful and nothing too much trouble. Cleaning staff cheerful and doing a very good job. Room satisfactory but jaded. Needs upgrading. Carpet and bathroom very tired. Breakfast chaotic shambles. Food good but service dreadful. Clearly coach parties get priority over other guests. Ordered cooked breakfast with coffee. Arrived before finished cereals and we were expected to move dirty plates before cooked meal served. Attitude of one female waitress v... Read more
from Newcastle Upon Tyne
Submitted on 21-06-2016
It is a lovely hall but in desperate need of refurbishment in all areas especially the spa area. We booked the celebratory package and it was as if there was no interest in what the celebration was or any attention to detail to make it special
from Darlington, United Kingdom
Submitted on 28-06-2016
My wife and I recently stayed at the Linden Hall hotel for a midweek break. We booked the hotel on a dinner bed and breakfast basis in an executive garden view room. We found the staff all very friendly and helpful. Our room was fantastic great views and very clean. The food was ok but not sure why we had to eat in the adjacent pub as the hotel was quite busy. Overall we enjoyed our stay and we will certainly be returning.
from Newcastle Upon Tyne
Submitted on 28-06-2016
top staff great hotel evening meal was first class , set in a rural location would recommend it to my friends and family.great golf course and spa was an extra treat that was most relaxing overall fantastic value for money worth booking you wont be disappointed
from Blyth, Northumberland
Submitted on 29-06-2016
Had a great spa break, and all staff at hotel were very helpful. The rooms were very clean and the room was in great. The Spa area was nice. Had a meal at the pub attached to site and had a great meal.
from Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Submitted on 29-06-2016
Stayed here on a 2 night offer deal with evening meal on one night. Had a very comfortable large room. Meal in restaurant a la carte was okay but not brilliant. Drinks are very expensive in the bar and I would suggest walking to the linden pub for a drink. Grounds are magnificent and the spa very good. Staff are very friendly. All in all it is a nice luxury break.
from Newcastle Upon Tyne
Submitted on 01-07-2016
Welcome by hotel reception, excellent. Good explanation of services and spa facilities. Room made available 3hurs earlier because of ur early arrival. Spa facilities were of very high standard, staff were excellent, making you feel very relaxed, in order to enjoy the experience. Room was of very high standard immaculately clean. Food in pub,was well presented maybe a little bit mor expensive than anticipated for bar meal. Our stay and spa package overall was of high quality and would reccomend ... Read more
from Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Submitted on 04-07-2016
We booked a one night spa break with a 30 minute treatment from spa breaks dot com. Arrived to a very warm welcome. We were upgraded to a room above the grand hall which was a nice gesture. However, the room was extremely dated and tired with a threadbare bed base and a bathroom in dire need of replacement. We went to the spa and found a small pool, very small jacuzzi and quite grotty steam room and sauna. Paint peeling off all over the place and rusty fittings with an overall dated feel. A disa... Read more
from Workington, United Kingdom
Submitted on 05-07-2016
Another very comfortable stay at Macdonald Linden Hall. The facilities and service at the hotel are very good and the only niggle was that the room was very warm despite opening the window.The golf course is in need of some TLC. In particular the tees are in very poor condition and there are a lot of potholes on connecting paths.
from Cramlington, Northumberland
Submitted on 05-07-2016
My 40th birthday we were looked after by staff and enjoyed the food and spa facilities, we were given a table I the conservatory for breakfast which was lovely and made us feel special. with lovely view of the grounds and the sun was shinning
from Stockton-on-tees
Submitted on 05-07-2016
I stayed here with a friend for a spa weekend. We have a very relaxing time. The staff were most helpful and friendly, we were disappointed our treatments were not booked for a time that we had requested but was given a late check out time to stop us rushing around on departure morning and upon arrival we were informed they had managed to change out treatment times. It was very much appreciated. Will definitely be returning.
from Wakefield
Submitted on 07-07-2016
Linden Hall has a lovely country house feel. The staff were friendly and helpful, and the evening meals so good I wished we were staying longer so I could sample even more of the menu! the clientele seemed overwhelmingly old (like us)
from Stanley
Submitted on 08-07-2016
by john 8th july 2016. stayed for our weding anniversary,looks impressive when you get to the end of the long drive,but on closer inspection needs a lick of paint.room was adequate but on the small side.shower was like standing under a watering can due to lack of pressure.tried the linden tree pub,beer was warm and flat,and menu was limited.ended up eating out.wife spa treatment was booked for 1hr,but she only got 35 mins.when we pointed this out she was given another treatment the next day .we ... Read more
from Kenilworth
Submitted on 09-07-2016
Please ask your chef to take vegetarian food seriously. The setting of the hotel was beautifully quiet and relaxing, the vegetarian food the only flaw. So we could recommend the hotel to our carnivorous friends!
from Coventry
Submitted on 10-07-2016
Everything about the hotel was excellent - food, service, attention to detail. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff. I was part of a large group but treated as an individual. Only downside was that it was rather isolated for someone like me who likes to explore the local area on foot.
from Stockton-on-tees
Submitted on 11-07-2016
We enjoyed our weekend very much especially the spa treatments and facilities and found the hotel staff very helpful. The only complaint would be that there was no mention of only having £25 per person to spend on our evening meal when booking and that only the sample menu was available in the Dobson restaurant on Fridays and Saturdays which was £40. Having said that, we chose the sample menu on our first night which was excellent.
from Harrogate, United Kingdom
Submitted on 11-07-2016
The room was clean and comfortable but very dark and overlooking the laundry bins - not as good as our last stay. But the staff are very nice and the pub is lovely for the evening meal. We did not have breakfast this time.
from North Shields
Submitted on 12-07-2016
We stayed for the night as part of a spa break package and had a great time. The room was very nice. The hotel had great rooms to relax in. The spa was excellent. We had £25 toward the main meal which we had the 7 course one in the hotel and it was worth the extra as it was very good. Would definitely go back, if you are looking for a peaceful place to get away and relax this was perfect.
from Northumberland
Submitted on 13-07-2016
We knew that the Linden Hall Hotel's afternoon tea would be very good and were not disappointed. One of our party had a nut allergy and this was carefully accommodated and appeared to be no problem at all. The cakes were definitely a highlight and delicious. Have to admit that the sandwiches had probably been made some time before our booking and had a slightly hard surface of bread - perhaps the covering had been taken off a bit early. I'd suggest requesting a table in a dining room or li... Read more
from Barnsley, United Kingdom
Submitted on 17-07-2016
We booked a four poster bedded room and fine dining for 2 nights...the hotel and room were tired and needs a upgrade, regarding the fine dining experience , we were directed to pub next door..for pub grub!! We checked out the next morning
from Gateshead
Submitted on 17-07-2016
Would highly reccommend the Spa facilities. I had a back massage as one of my treatments ans the young girl who did mine was brilliant. Very friendly & professional too. On the other hand reception staff werent so professional and we were completley mislead into buying tickets for their summer BBQ where we were promised 'live music & beer tasting' along with some BBQ food. We got the food but wondering whether the live band and beet tasting set up out on the wildes and woolies of the hotel groun... Read more
from Pontefract
Submitted on 18-07-2016
Excellent weekend, would definitely stay again. Meals a bit pricey (and the 7 course dinner was massive!), staff lovely, location fantastic. Bit too eager to clean the room on a morning but otherwise very much recommended!
from Bristol
Submitted on 18-07-2016
We booked in for bed, breakfast and evening meal and 2 rounds of golf. The rooms were very spacious and comfortable and the service by all staff was excellent. The golf course was very enjoyable and well kept.
from West Kilbride, United Kingdom
Submitted on 18-07-2016
Staff were wonderful. Helpful and attentive at all times. Food at dinner and breakfast was delicious. Just a pity there was not more for the kids to do - a games room would be great. Lovely grounds to walk round.
from Harrogate
Submitted on 19-07-2016
I visited this hotel for a two day golfing break with 11 other ladies. The course is made very long be lengthy walks between greens and tees. The bunkers were virtually without sand, and the greens horribly slow. Our sandwiches on arrival were cold having been made well in advance and refrigerated. Our evening meal was decidedly basic food (hamburgers and scampi) and the lunchtime sandwiches had been made and left to curl up at the edges! Not our best experience after 10 years of our annual trip... Read more
from Bicester
Submitted on 21-07-2016
Was a beautiful hotel and staff very helpful ,but my husband did not receive his poached eggs he ordered so he ate his cooked breakfast without to long a wait the staff had forgot.Also not enough butter given it should be on buffet table but only margarine.
from Shotts, Lanarkshire
Submitted on 24-07-2016
Golf course need more care and attention. Room and grounds were lovely and the pub area was great for sitting outside to have a few drinks. Breakfast was disappointing especially when they made you select either beans or black pudding, for £19.50 you would expect more!
from Tranent
Submitted on 24-07-2016
Tired Hotel outdated spa £250 for feature room DBB got a suite with small bedroom and pointless seating area. Room had no mini bar no a/c and no fruit bowl as advertised Room walls were part painted to cover previous damage. Overall extremely disappointed as this was a special night and the Hotel was not up to other Macdonald Hotels we've stayed at.
from Edinburgh
Submitted on 24-07-2016
had 18 on our party setting very good everything you need for a great outing lovely accommodation bit limited on the evening meal menu but overall good value excellent service staff work hard to please
from Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Submitted on 25-07-2016
Excellent service and stay. Had the spa weekend with treatment included. Had a lovely stay. Food was of a high standard and worth the value. Highly recommend to couples, friends and anyone of any age.
from Sunderland
Submitted on 25-07-2016
We stayed for one evening as part of a Wedding Party, room was small, carpet dirty, stuffy, wardrobe doors were dangerously loose, no slippers or bath robe provided, breakfast was poor (looked reheated) and the bar staff were lethargic, not what you would expect for £161 a night. On this experience I could not recommended this hotel. We did not use any of the leisure facilities and, therefore; unable to comment.
from aberdeenshire
Submitted on 25-07-2016
For money paid service could be improved .communication regarding Morgan's drinks. In Scotland Morgan's and Coke is spiced Morgan's. Bar man stated you got what you asked for dark rum you will have to drink it and pay for it or l could get you something else but you will have to pay for both. Surely it could have been poured away and put down to spillage and another choice given to us. Staff should in future ensure they know what the customer is asking for. Toilet in room seventeen flush had to... Read more
from Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Submitted on 26-07-2016
A very enjoyable stay at Linden Hall. Love countryside ocation and ease of access to some bedrooms on ground floor mean getting luggage in and out is first class. Also good for visitors to Alnwick Gardens in Alnwick
from Alnwick, United Kingdom
Submitted on 27-07-2016
This was our favourite hotel, but not anymore! Not made clear when booking, that the Dobson Restaurant is closed Mon - Fri,! Whole reason we booked was to celebrate our wedding anniversary with fine dining and stay over. "Dinner" was in the Linden Tree Pub, with poor service, very warm rose wine and no Table d'hote or special 3 course meal. Also tried contacting reception for information, early evening, 11pm and 9am but no one answered! Not what is expected of a 4 star hotel!!!
from Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Submitted on 28-07-2016
Our afternoon tea experience was amazing. Outlook - beautiful. Staff helpful and friendly. Sandwiches plentiful, a fabulous assortment (smoked salmon & cucumber, ham and mustard, cheese and chutney on very fresh brown & white bread). Delicious scones & jam & clotted cream. Macarons, opera gateau raspberry mousse cake and strawberry trifle. We were offered refil of tea. A delicious & highly calorific luxury! Thank you Linden Hall
from Prestonpans
Submitted on 31-07-2016
I overall enjoyed my experience but a few items let my stay down. My room location it was above service area and l was kept awake with a fan motor running all night. The Linden Green Bar lacked ttrained staff reguarding to knowledge of products and how to serve them. Food was presented nicely but lacked flavour. Pool and spa facilities were very good.
from Hong Kong, China
Submitted on 31-07-2016
We recently had a last minute overnight stay, travelling from Hong Kong, with friends who had joined us from the US. I had previous experience with Linden Hall, using this hotel for business functions. Sadly how embarrassing - dinner was only available in the Linden Tree Pub - where the service is severely lacking. Meals served 20 mins apart, no cutlery brought to the table. Having to chase simple kids' desserts. When asked to speak to the manager, I was told that he had 'stepped out' and w... Read more
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Submitted on 01-08-2016
Spa treatments were great, enjoyed lunch in the pub, (gastro/country pub) wet facilities good, pleased it wasn't busy though as its not huge. 7 course taster evening meal in the Dobson first class and cracking value. Room was lovely. Service throughout was top draw. If I had to be critical of anything I thought the drinks were a little on the pricey side, but when set against the cost of the package I couldn't really complain. Looking forward to next time.
from Dalbeattie
Submitted on 01-08-2016
Booked the hotel through Secret Escapes at short notice. We found it to be great value and well worth a visit. Very friendly and helpful staff. Hotel is set in beautiful gardens and woodland. Good good in the pub but will try the restaurant the next time. Hotel is dog friendly.
from Redcar, United Kingdom
Submitted on 04-08-2016
We visited the hotel as part of a Golf Break, the golf course was in excellent condition. The hotel was very clean and the rooms were of a high standard. The evening meal was excellent in the Linden Tree Pub and we were able to watch the closing round of the US Open in the sports bar. The hotel is set in lovely grounds and Linden Hall is avery impressive building, The very high standard of the hotel was let down by no tea or coffee making facilities in the room, and the very good breakfast food... Read more
from Huntingdon
Submitted on 05-08-2016
The room was small but clean and the hotel and grounds are lovely, but we did not have a good experience in the Linden Tree pub where we took the family, there were six of us, the service was slow and our Grandson's meal didn't arrive until after the rest of us had finished eating, we were offered extra drinks and Daniel's meal was taken off of the bill.
from Newcastle, United Kingdom
Submitted on 05-08-2016
Attended the venue two weeks ago with a friend who I was treating to an afternoon tea. Admittedly it was a voucher offer with 'Itison' but still paid nearly £20 for the deal.....so 2 for 1! On arrival thought great as I drove down the long drive, parked up and entered the very charming building! Another lady was being dealt with at the desk but we were directed into another room where someone would come to deal with us. The room itself, was a front room with a bar area......but lacked soul, ... Read more
from Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Submitted on 05-08-2016
We came here as part of a secret escapes deal which included cream tea, dinner and breakfast. We upgraded our room to one of the feature rooms and it was lovely. Huge room with a massive bed, robes and slippers and a fruit and chocolate plate. The views were worth the upgrade, we looked out over the entrance and the gardens/golf course. We visited the spa which is small but nice. I can't imagine being here on a busy weekend but as it was mid week and fairly quiet it was lovely. They have a pool,... Read more
from Loughborough, Leicestershire
Submitted on 05-08-2016
The hotel and golf course offer a very good experience. Our overnight stay with two rounds of golf was a pleasure. Typical golf club snacks were available all day but the dining experience was restricted to the integral pub serving average pub food but in a pleasant environment. The better restaurant in the hotel itself was not available as it serves fine dining on Friday, Saturday And I believe Sunday only. We would stay again and certainly recommend the golf break to other golf enthusiasts.
from Leeds, United Kingdom
Submitted on 07-08-2016
Stayed at the above Hotel last night 6th Aug 2016.....when we arrived there was a wedding going on which was nice, the grounds look very nice and colourful flowers around....our room wasn't ready so we went to the went to the Pub thats on site for some lunch...the food was lovely and enjoyed sitting there with a couple of beers in the sun. we booked a feature room....the were NO FEATURES in this room what so ever.......it was a very large room with NO character.....went down to reception and we ... Read more
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Submitted on 10-08-2016
I stayed here the last for a Hen weekend in June, first time I had been, the grounds and facilities are amazing, the staff are so friendly and constantly went out of their to to make the night perfect for us even given us the option of the private dining room, had lunch in the pub which was lovely the evening meal was fantastic if so what over indulgent, the spa was great. I live relatively local and will definitely they be back.
from Malton
Submitted on 11-08-2016
Visited the spa with my best friend on an overnight break. The spa staff were excellent making you feel relaxed and comfortable and the treatments we choose were a real treat. Our hotel room was lovely, everything we needed and beds a were comfy.only disappointment was menu choices on the evening although the Duck salad we had was great.
from Washington
Submitted on 11-08-2016
Went back to linden hall to celebrate our anniversary,upgraded my room and was not disapointed,also had a meal and a drink at the adjacent linden tree and it was very good,this is a quality hotel and would recommend to anybody.
from Durham, United Kingdom
Submitted on 12-08-2016
A shadow of its former self. Very expensive for a very average experience. The hotel is moth eaten. No hand soap in the gents toilets or room, service was average, and the restaurant now closed in the week. I was incredibly disappointed by the whole experience. MacDonald hotels are usually to a pretty good standard, and I stayed at Linden Hall when it used to be owned by Callers Pegasus many moons ago. All trace of 'upmarket' had been replaced with a 'chain hotel' vibe (apart from the price), m... Read more
from Chester, United Kingdom
Submitted on 12-08-2016
We were VERY disappointed on arrival to find that the restaurant was closed and we were expected to have our evening meal in the Linden Tree Pub (basically the 19th hole of the golf course) where the food was very average 'pub grub'. We were staying 3 nights and cancelled the evening meal part of our booking after the first night choosing to eat in far nicer local pubs the following two nights. EVERY other guest we spoke to had the same complaint, many of whom were only staying one night to ce... Read more
from Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Submitted on 14-08-2016
The hotel itself us lively and set amongst beautiful grounds, however it was so hot in our room, that we had no sleep. Breakfast was very disappointing- chaotic and some of the food choices had run out.
from Newcastle Upon Tyne
Submitted on 14-08-2016
Fabulous night in stunning Northumberland countryside. Faultless service and top, top quality evening meal. Bite to eat in the pub at lunchtime but we were too lazy to get up for breakfast! Lovely staff throughout.
from Hartlepool, United Kingdom
Submitted on 15-08-2016
My boyfriend and I recently (7/8/16) went for our joint birthday treat. The spa treatment was fantastic and left us both very relaxed. The cream tea was very delicious and we scoffed the lot. What was not great was the spa itself. The pool, jacuzzi, steam and sauna were dated with pealing paint, missing tiles and rust. There were not enough seats around the pool so some guests had no where but the floor to put their towels. When we first arrived a large party (hotel guests from a wedding the ... Read more
from Bo'ness, United Kingdom
Submitted on 15-08-2016
Golf & Spa experience both excellent but very disappointed the main restaurant only offered a 7 taster menu with no other choices for dinner - had to eat in Linden Pub both nights which was quite good but not what we had planned. Bedroom decoration was a bit "tired" but comfortable enough.
from Glasgow
Submitted on 15-08-2016
From check in to check out staff courteous and more than helpful. Pub food and service very good although clearer explanation of what was included in the £308 cost for the night should have been advised. We did not use the allocated £25 per head for our meal but we're still charged £17.85 for drinks with meal. Disappointing that is why I marked the value down. Enjoyed the spa experience however areas of this recreational use were not up to 4 star and some cosmetic and refurbishment work wo... Read more
from Pickering
Submitted on 06-09-2016
But, duvet too thick for warm room; spa gents changing area was scruffy and dirty; taster dinner menu was disappointing. £3 credit charge is insulting. Staff and service was all excellent, setting and location was very good.
from London, England, United Kingdom
Submitted on 06-09-2016
Stayed nights of4&5th Sept. Main restaurant closed for evening meals Mon. to Thurs. inclusive. This has apparently been the case for most of summer and is not likely to open this month. Hotel situated a considerable distance from road;half a mile? and several miles from any other restaurants. Had to eat in the onsight pub bar(pub type menu only). When we booked were not told of this and did in fact pay for voucher to eat in hotel restaurant. This seems to be rather a deception on hotel's part. W... Read more
from Darlington, County Durham
Submitted on 07-09-2016
Me and my boyfriend stayed at Liden hall for one night. On arrival we were greeted by Julia who was lovely and explained everything to us. Our room was great and had everything we needed. The grounds were gorgeous, the hotel is beautiful and clean. We visited the pub although we didn't have any food, the menu looked good and the bar was friendly. We did experience a fire alarm at 4:30 in the morning but this was not the hotels fault. They went the extra mile in the morning and extended breakfa... Read more
from Sunderland
Submitted on 07-09-2016
A perfect stay slightly spoilt by a noisy wedding party ...banging doors thru the night . Room could have benefited from air conditioning to as a little stuffy ,otherwise a very happy stay and excellent value for money. .
from Bedfordshire
Submitted on 08-09-2016
Lovely location, building needs some redecoration. Breakfast service very poor as staff ignore you aafter serving main food. Spa facilities excellent, but a spin dryer for wet costumes would be useful when staying overnight. Reception staff very helpful.
from Glasgow, United Kingdom
Submitted on 08-09-2016
Spent one night at Linden Hall on a 5pm.com deal. This included afternoon tea, dinner and bed and breakfast as well as use of the leisure facilities. The hall is a stately home in beautiful grounds which we enjoyed exploring and also has a golf course attached. We found the staff to be very friendly, efficient and helpful. The room was clean and spacious. We really enjoyed the fact that there were several public rooms where we could relax. Breakfast was superb. Dinner deal included £18 per per... Read more
from Largs
Submitted on 08-09-2016
Great hotel near Cragside house. A hidden gem! Lovely dinner in Linden Pub. I had haggis balls as a starter. Large portion, very tasty. Gammon steak for main, very tasty. Managed to make room for sticky toffee pudding and Arran ice cream....yum! We used the spa. Brilliant Jacuzzi, didn't want to leave. Will come back again but stay for longer next time!
from Durham
Submitted on 09-09-2016
We had a very enjoyable time with family and friends. Even though it was raining, it did not spoil the day or photographs and everyone enjoyed the time. The food was good and the facilities were good.
from Wallsend, Tyne And Wear
Submitted on 11-09-2016
Beautiful hotel, beautiful grounds, excellent customer service, excellent quality food! Would highly recommend a stay here and will be returning again! Highly recommend treatments in the spa! Very friendly staff!
from Tiverton
Submitted on 11-09-2016
Restaurant over priced with no choice - should have gone to Linden Pub. Breakfast very average. No noise from outside but lot of doors banging late at night. Could do with lick of paint and lift "tired".
from Gateshead
Submitted on 13-09-2016
I had booked a spa, dinner, bed and breakfast package for my fiancé's birthday on 10th September 2016. The spa was smaller than the pictures show on the website and we could barely get a seat by the pool. The treatments were fine. Dinner was a disaster after finding plastic floating in our soup and then having the male waiter being very rude and abrupt to us. We subsequently complained to the hotel reception regarding this. The main course and desert were ok but nothing more than you would ... Read more
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Submitted on 13-09-2016
First of all the building is impressive, the interior stunning. If you want a relaxing break, a place to completely unwind then this is venue. First class food, wine, beer etc. Service is excellent. Can't really find a fault other that a dirty tea pot that was left in the room, hardly a problem.
from Newcastle Upon Tyne
Submitted on 14-09-2016
The evening dinner at the pub was highly disappointing, no chips were available with any food. Despite most of the food sounded great like speciality burgers and grilled food fish and chips etc the only option was mashed potato or new potatoes! Although what we did have in the end was good, it's not really wanted I wanted :( No dressing gowns in the hotel room. Everything else about the stay was good.
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Submitted on 15-09-2016
We only stay for one night and the hotel was lovely and comfortable.. The service from the staff was excellent however I do think they need more staff on duty. The room we had was spacious and comfortable.
from Huddersfield
Submitted on 15-09-2016
Excellent in all respects.The receptionist, the helpful staff ,the food, the golf,even the weather! We will very likely come again. The beautiful Northumberland setting made it even more special .Thanks to all.
from Ilkeston, United Kingdom
Submitted on 16-09-2016
The hotel is in a lovely spot but needs some money spending as it is a bit tatty in areas. The staff are nice and helpful . The feed choices are limited for vegetarians in the pub but there seemed a good range in the restaurant which was too expensive for me
from Irvine, Ayrshire
Submitted on 16-09-2016
Good value but the main restaurant being closed during the week didn't work for my wife and I. The pub menu didn't impress us. The golf course was good but the bunkers could do with some TLC. The breakfast was freshly cooked which is quite a novelty. Our room was very big and the toiletries were of good quality.
from Harrogate, United Kingdom
Submitted on 19-09-2016
Stayed only one night fortunately..Beautifully situated but otherwise pretty grim.Room dark & dingy.Window frame falling apart with towel stuffed between top & bottom-? to hold together/keep draughts out but definitely not able to open so room warm & stuffy too.Very quiet but mattress so hard & bed creaked loudly with every movement that fitful night sleep.No fridge in room led to difficulties keeping medication cool.One helpful member of staff the rest indifferent & not one person asked us duri... Read more
from Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Submitted on 20-09-2016
i went for a spa day, and afternoon tea. the venue is old and worn, and the service isn't great. i am pregnant and could have a massage and the staff were not overly accommodating, and ended up getting my nails painted - which isn't great either the afternoon tea was nice, but the service was very slow id not go back
from Corbridge
Submitted on 22-09-2016
clean, comfortable but over-priced and lacking style/quality of interiors in main accommodation area, low quality spa facilities/services, good location and surroundings, food average, breakfast nice however
from Exeter, United Kingdom
Submitted on 25-09-2016
Our stay was part of an escorted trip, so the service could have been influenced by this. Also, as part of the trip, we were provided with transport from the hotel, which is in the middle of nowhere, so a car is essential for mobility. A rather grand hotel with a number of nicely furnished public rooms. We were fast-tracked at reception with envelopes containing paperwork and a card key with a registration form to be completed and taken to reception. Our luggage was already in our rooms havi... Read more
from Hamilton
Submitted on 25-09-2016
Lovely grounds and building but rooms small with small plain bathroom. Allocated a room with bins for a view .Request for another room refused as hotel was said to be full. Noisey air conditioning unit directly below our window .Booked dinner ,bed and breakfast. Did not realise we would be dining in the hotel pub on pub grub.Breakfast ok but nothing special.Overall a disappointing stay.Would not return as not worth the money
from Dunfermline, Fife
Submitted on 26-09-2016
Hotel is lovely and the setting is beautiful, receptions staff were extremely friendly and very helpful. We ate in the Linden Pub which we found to have slow service and the food was lacking in flavour and service was slow Beds are very soft and there is no air con so the room was extemely hot
from Greater Sydney, Australia
Submitted on 26-09-2016
This hotel I feel has seen better days. The receptionist seemed rather harassed at times so expect it is run with minimum of staff. We had spa treatments but when receiving my massage I was looking down on all the soiled towels etc which had been hidden under the bed!! I also had facial but was not asked what skin type I had and no info given on my treatment The seven course tasting menu was just all right but it would have been good to get choice of a la carte as well. The grounds were beautifu... Read more
from Ashington, United Kingdom
Submitted on 27-09-2016
Excellent venue with stunning country views private and quiet the hotel is very accomodating the room size is good and the beds are very comfortable a bit on the small size when you are used to a king size bed
from Worksop
Submitted on 02-10-2016
All staff were very polite, friendly and helpful. The golf course was wide open compared to our own course but offered some challenging holes. We ate in the Litten tree pub on site and had a good meal which was very reasonably priced. Overall a good experience
from Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
Submitted on 04-10-2016
This hotel is living on past reputation and is in desperate need of modernisation. The Spa facilities are the poorest I've come across and everywhere was in need of deep cleaning. A real low point is the steam room which was colder than my bedroom with the window open. The bedrooms are OK but the bathrooms are not as good as a premier Inn. Breakfast while well cooked was far from generous and the continental selection the poorest I've come across. I new one on me was being offered the option of... Read more
from Cagliari, Italy
Submitted on 05-10-2016
Great place for a spa break escape package. Very happy with the staff service and the spa facilities and treatments. The evening meal was very average and I would not recommend it but the rest was great! However, I reached the place with public transport and it was a nightmare as the bus stop was in the middle of a speed road and it was very dangerous to go back and we needed to take an expensive taxi to Morpeth. I would not go there again by bus.
from
Submitted on 05-10-2016
Room was very worn and tired had a sheet Jamed in window because of a big gap. Cocktail bar advertising grey goose cocktails on cocktail menu but using cheap Russian vodka because they don't have grey goose vodka but charging same price. Had 30 minute treatment booked in spar but only got 20-25 minutes.
from Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Submitted on 05-10-2016
Visited here recently on a golf break (Sunday to Monday in early October). All aspects of this venue need improving as in its current state it leaves the visitor both disappointed and underwhelmed. The spa facility was small and grubby with many of the amenities not functioning properly. The golf course was missing some really simple things which you'd expect on all courses...distance markers on each hole, bins that can hold rubbish to name but two examples. Several of the greens were in a very ... Read more
from Leeds, United Kingdom
Submitted on 06-10-2016
We enjoyed a night here, as part of my friend's wedding. The hotel itself is gorgeous, historic and atmospheric ?? like being on the set of Pride and Prejudice, but sadly without Mr Darcy! The staff were warm and friendly, our room was huge and well equipped, the breakfast was delicious. Yes, our bathroom could be modernised and repainted, but the shower was great so it didn't bother us. We didn't use the spa facilities but the rest of the hotel (including the wedding itself) was lovely. Only a... Read more
from Hartlepool, Cleveland
Submitted on 10-10-2016
Enjoyable stay nice golf course would recommend to other family and friends we will return in the future ! The drinks are slightly over priced but the staff were were really kind and helpful rooms were very comfortable
from
Submitted on 10-10-2016
Paid £184.00 for classic double room, not the cheapest room available. The room itself was a little small and unfortunately the bathroom was dirty. Breakfast was a little disappointing which was surprising as our dining experience was quite good. The hotel is stunning and the grounds absolutely beautiful. We will definitely give the place another try.
from North Berwick, Scotland, United Kingdom
Submitted on 10-10-2016
Weekend break with golf one night. Expensive and food was poor. Staff good except one barman who was awful. Decor was tired and windows needed paint. Linden pub was very poor decor and poor loo hygiene and fittings. Whole place needs refurbished. Not going back!
from Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire
Submitted on 11-10-2016
Hotel and golf course great. Only an option of pub food or a taster menu in evening. Lacked an in between option. Limit on food price when included in dinner, bed and breakfast option, this was not clear when booking made
from Chester-le-Street, United Kingdom
Submitted on 12-10-2016
Booked an overnight stay here and expected something fantastic however they just didn't quite deliver. Going into the bar area we had our afternoon tea, it was nice but not fantastic. The area had wallpaper on the ceiling some of which was peeling which led us to take a more careful note of the decor, stained walls and a little shabby in places. Our room was close to the spa, nice and roomy but a repair had been done above the main door and left undecorated. We dined in the main restaurant, whi... Read more
from Stirling, United Kingdom
Submitted on 13-10-2016
Three days BB basis turned out to be very disappointing. The staff were very friendly, polite and helpful. But that sums up the good points. By mistake we ended up in a room with disabled access (which was fine). However the room is located through a forest of tunnels, through the spa and a number of fire doors, none of which had push button opening. For a disabled person or wheel chair user this would have presented a very significant challenge in the event of evacuation. We offered to move in ... Read more
from Consett, County Durham
Submitted on 17-10-2016
Hotel room was great and staff we friendly, however the breakfast choice was limited not allowed to have baked beans with black pudding not sure why but waiter said the chef was adamant even though its a menu option. Linden tree pub, /service was poor and food choice was very poor and very expensive. Soup came in a very small bowl for £6! And sandwich was two slices of bread with two rashers of bacon for £6 also. Evening meal was over cooked. Generally the hotel needs a lick of paint especiall... Read more
from Newcastle Upon Tyne
Submitted on 17-10-2016
Attended hotel for wedding just stayed one night .if your in a hurry don't use lift aged ,slow ,in need of uupdate ,floorboards in bedroom squeaky to extream high light of stay breakfast and .great reception s staff
from Newcastle
Submitted on 18-10-2016
Very disappointing pool area, really needs a good clean. You can scrap the dirt at the edge of the pool, steam room is dirty. Always plastic cups lying all over. Spa girls are lovely & friendly, just needs a cleaner !!!!! Not good for a MacDonald hotel
from Chester-le-Street, United Kingdom
Submitted on 19-10-2016
I made a booking for an overnight Spa break, for myself and 3 friends, through SpaBreaks.com. DInner Bed & Breakfast, and Spa treatment, £99 each, I though it was good value for money. I had a facial, it was lovely, very relaxing. We arrived early and had lunch at the Linden Tree Pub, only food available was sandwiches, which was fine as that was all we wanted, but no crisps or nuts available from behind the bar. Rooms were lovely, beautiful view and great sunrise through the trees when we aw... Read more
from Carlisle, United Kingdom
Submitted on 19-10-2016
The overall experience wasn't the best value for money a the reasons we went there was to play golf for the men and use the Spa facilities for the ladies. Upon arrival at check in the ladies were told not to use the Sap facilities as there was a large wedding party down there.......what! At the golf club house other players were saying it was far to wet to play and when we set off they were perfectly correct and in my opinion the course should have been closed. I know no one can predict what mot... Read more
from Durham
Submitted on 20-10-2016
The hotel overall is a nice setting, it's slightly dated but overall nice, the Italian man behind the bar was great. However once going for the meal this is where it really let the hotel down and really disappointed. The restaurant was overpriced meal, too small and took far too long, no apology offered and didn't seem to care when other guests walked out. It was over 1 hour we waited for our main course seated at 7:30 and didn't receive mains till around 9:15 which is shocking. I didn't complai... Read more
from Bradford, England, United Kingdom
Submitted on 01-11-2016
The hotel is classed a 4 start and it just about gets away with this. We took advantage of a dinner b&b deal with a free afternoon tea thrown in, this is made up of 2 scones cream and jam with a pot of tea, it was ok but the advert showed finger sandwiches and cake so this was misleading. The room was an upgrade which cost us an extra £40 It was a reasonable size but way too hot, there was no way of reducing the heat so it made for a bad nights sleep. The hotel has 2 aa rosette award, this I st... Read more
from Newcastle Upon Tyne
Submitted on 01-11-2016
We got married here last year so spent our first anniversary here. We have stayed 6/7 times. This was by far the worst. I called the previous day to ask what time I had booked the pub for our evening meal (as I forgot when I booked up). I was told that the pub was closed for winter (from 5pm) so we would have to dine in the Dobson restaurant. The food is very good in the pub so although disappointed I changed to the Dobson restaurant to give it a go. The pub is a great little place and it is... Read more
from Bakewell, United Kingdom
Submitted on 02-11-2016
It was a very enjoyable occasion in a lovely hotel setting with friendly and helpful staff. we were all treated very well and we found the room extremely comfortable and the breakfast a great experience. Thank you.
from Rotherham, United Kingdom
Submitted on 03-11-2016
Very good hotel with helpful staff. Drink and Wine prices very high. On a two night stay the food in the restaurant was mixed. On the first night we had the golf package menu. the food quality and portion sizes were very poor. The serving staff were sympathetic. On the second night we went a la carte and the meal was much better. We would have drunk more wine if the price of it was not so high. The hotel lost bottom line profit by making the initial cost of the wine so high.
from Richmond
Submitted on 03-11-2016
Charging £3 for paying by credit card at checkout on a £100+ bill seems excessive penny pinching. I can understand this for low value purchases but not for higher value ones. Absorb it. Also the food was pretty average, given the prices being charged that were higher than similar quality hotels.
from Thornton Cleveleys, United Kingdom
Submitted on 06-11-2016
The approach to the hotel via a private driveway is very scenic and the hotel very characterful. Excellent service from the staff, delicious evening meal and superb selection of quality wines. The bedroom with en suite was compact and adequate. It makes a fantastic wedding venue.
from Morpeth, United Kingdom
Submitted on 06-11-2016
The towels in the spa treatment room were the grubbiest I've ever seen...the white towels were black and they smelt like rancid oil...it's the first time that I didn't want to lie on a treatment bed, they smelt and looked like they hadn't been washed for weeks ??? The towels they gave you for showering were pristine white so why not wash the treatment bed ones. The showers were dirty, grubby and the shower creams broken...the massage was the worse ive had but she was very young so probably stil... Read more
from South shield
Submitted on 07-11-2016
The hotel bedroom was dirty and covered in dust, the carpet has stains all over and had not been cleaned, bed base was ripped. Up all night due to iron trolleys outside of bedroom at the back of the building. Also not happy at being asked to pay more for breakfast as only booked room only. Spa was not great shower rooms were dirty and no proper hot water. Sauna wooden seating area broken and cracked. Overall false advertising with regards to luxurious I have stayed in better bed and breakfast fo... Read more
from Newcastle Upon Tyne
Submitted on 07-11-2016
We were guests at a wedding, the day was lovely and the staff and venue added to the day. The breakfast was very good the staff very helpful, the rooms were nicely decorated and the view from the window was wonderful
from Blaydon-on-tyne, Tyne And Wear
Submitted on 07-11-2016
Hotel in general looking a bit 'tired' and could do with refurbishing. Room prices too high. Lovely location and grounds very well looked after. Rooms for wedding service and reception all laid out beautifully.
from Gateshead, United Kingdom
Submitted on 08-11-2016
This was my Son's wedding. The grounds are beautiful but sadly you cant eat the grounds, we couldn't eat the food either. The newlyweds went to a tasting but the food on the day bore no resemblance to what was served on the wedding. I was immediately alerted as the main course lamb, looked fatty some guest reported it smelt of fish and almost all the guest didn't eat the main course. The dessert Eton Mess was in a bowl, there was no meringue it had dissolved into a gooey glug no fruit it had cl... Read more
from Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Submitted on 09-11-2016
From the moment we arrived and we were welcomed by Julia we knew we were in for a treat, this was the first night of our honeymoon and the staff could of not been anymore helpful. Thank u to Claire and her team in the spa for our well needed massages and to Glen and his team in the restaurant with there little added extras to recognise our special occasion. Will definitely return.
from Sunderland
Submitted on 10-11-2016
This hotel is in a beautiful location and an excellent choice as a wedding venue. The staff are always hhelpful and friendly. The rooms are clean and comfortable. The only thing is when you visit the pool the changing rooms and toilet facilities are a real let down. I feel that they could do with a overall clean and the lockers provided should have keys. The toilet facilities were of very poor quality and should be regularly checked for cleanliness.
from Glasgow
Submitted on 13-11-2016
I have being using the hotel for a few years now. I have to say that the hotel staff are always friendly and make my short stays very comfortable. I often check in late in the evening and this is never a problem.
from Gateshead, United Kingdom
Submitted on 21-11-2016
My Son booked his wedding at Linden Hall and went to a tasting before picking his menu and was very complimentary about the food. My suspicions were alerted almost instantly when we were served canapés that smelt off. The starter was the only thing that was remotely edible, gammon terrine. The main course lamb was meant to be sliced but it was just a huge fatty piece of meat and the cutlery was not equipped to cut the meat open, a chain saw perhaps. The vegetable's were cold and hard it reminde... Read more
from Guiseley, United Kingdom
Submitted on 22-11-2016
The hotel and bedroomswere good and the breakfast very good but the service was a bit slow especially when you had to get to the golf course The linden Tree pub where we were expected to have lunch and dinner was not so good. The dinner menu selection was very poor and the service at lunchtime was very slow and the staff could have been more helpful. We have been on several golf breaks at different places which were less expensive where the dinner selection and food quality were much superior. ... Read more
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Submitted on 24-11-2016
From the moment we arrived we knew it was going to be a great break. We arrived early but our room was ready, reception were very attentive and friendly. The hotel is set in a beautiful location. Our room was clean, yes a little dated and tired but lovely all the same. The pool area was small but intimate and very quiet it was almost as though it was just for us. We had Elemis Spa treatments which were fab. The therapist could have given me some feedback about my treatment and after care but no... Read more
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Submitted on 27-11-2016
This hotel is very tired and so were the staff. The evening meal was very good, beds were comfy but room cold and there were no tea or coffee facilities in room. The spa area is in desperate need of a revamp and some of the spa staff were quite rude and seemed bored. Most amateurish manicure I've ever paid for! We were sent to the pub for lunch but it was empty and staff there suggested we head back to hotel if we wanted hot food, not the best start. Lovely grounds though and nice waitress in r... Read more
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Submitted on 30-11-2016
From first stepping into the hotel we were looked after. Luggage taken to room, doors opened, staff friendly and cheerful. Dinners were tender and well presented with lovely staff who couldnt do enough. Breakfast plenty of choice only problem was soft boil eggs were hard and black pudding hard. Spa staff lovely and our treatments were heavenly very accomodating for my mother who is in a wheelchair. Only problem with wheelchairs is all the doors to get through. But we had a very enjoyable rela... Read more
from england
Submitted on 01-12-2016
Stayed for one night the hotel is an old country mansion with classic architecture fine reception rooms and very nice bedrooms The evening meal and breakfast were first class my wife had two spar treatments she said they were the best she had ever had. Swimming pool and sauna were excellent Staf were very polite and friendly I recommend this hotel
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