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Holiday Inn Darlington - A1 Scotch Corner

Darlington, England, United Kingdom (MME)

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King Executive

  • One King Bed
Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. You can request an in-room massage. The private bathroom has a shower/tub combination, as well as complimentary toiletries and a hair dryer. Conveniences include a safe, complimentary newspapers, and daily housekeeping. This room is Non-Smoking.

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Standard Double

  • One Double Bed
Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. You can request an in-room massage. The private bathroom has a shower/tub combination, as well as complimentary toiletries and a hair dryer. Conveniences include a safe, complimentary newspapers, and daily housekeeping. This room is Non-Smoking.

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Accessible Double Room

  • One Bed
Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. You can request an in-room massage. The private bathroom has a shower/tub combination, as well as complimentary toiletries and a hair dryer. Conveniences include a safe, complimentary newspapers, and daily housekeeping. This room is Non-Smoking.

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Twin Executive

  • Two Single Beds
Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. You can request an in-room massage. The private bathroom has a shower/tub combination, as well as complimentary toiletries and a hair dryer. Conveniences include a safe, complimentary newspapers, and daily housekeeping. This room is Non-Smoking.

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Holiday Inn Darlington - A1 Scotch Corner
Junction A1 / A66 Scotch Corner, Richmond, United Kingdom DL10 6NR


Holiday Inn Darlington - A1 Scotch Corner is located in Richmond and local attractions include Easby Abbey, Richmond Castle, and Richmond Market Place. Regional points of interest also include Darlington Arena and St Cuthbert Church.

Why Stay Here

  • Free Parking
  • On-site Restaurant
  • Indoor Pool
  • Business Center
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Fitness Center

Resort Details

Dining options at Holiday Inn Darlington - A1 Scotch Corner include 2 restaurants. A bar/lounge is open for drinks. Room service is available 24 hours a day. The hotel serves breakfast each morning in the restaurant (surcharges apply). Recreational amenities include an indoor pool, a health club, and a sauna. This 4-star property offers small meeting rooms, a meeting/conference room, and audio-visual equipment. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas. This Richmond property has event space consisting of banquet facilities, conference/meeting rooms, and exhibit space. Guest parking is complimentary. Additional property amenities include laundry facilities, a hair salon, and dry cleaning/laundry services.

Accommodation Details

91 air-conditioned guestrooms at Holiday Inn Darlington - A1 Scotch Corner feature safes and complimentary newspapers. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Wireless Internet access is complimentary. In addition to ergonomic chairs, guestrooms offer phones. Rooms also include windows that open. Guests may request in-room massages, irons/ironing boards, and wake-up calls. Housekeeping is available daily. Guestrooms are all non-smoking.

Based on 686 reviews
from Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Submitted on 16-05-2016
Stopped for one night at the weekend and arrived around7.00pm. Met by a very friendly receptionist who completed a very quick and informative check in. The room was well equipped including free safe in the wardrobe, a good hair dryer and the bed was very comfy. The room along with the hotel was spotlessly clean. I used the pool in the morning along with the stream room, all straight forward and hassle free then went into a very good breakfast, vast selection and hot section well cooked and ... Read more
from Newnham-on-Severn, United Kingdom
Submitted on 17-05-2016
Warm welcome at reception ,room very high standard as we're all amenities. The evening meal was outstanding,the largest best cooked gammon steaks imaginable, served by friendly bar staff. Only a minor point was the music was rather loud ! Breakfast again was well cooked and it was noticeable that fresh items were not left to stand for too long before being replaced.
from Maryport, United Kingdom
Submitted on 20-05-2016
Really impressed, was a new venue for or work Meeting as we are spread across the region so this was quite central. We had tea and biscuits on arrival, Danish pastries and lunch was a three course self service buffet with a great selection. The member of staff on the day was very pleasant and helpful. Facilities we used seemed really clean and tidy. Hopefully we will be going back again
from Norwich, United Kingdom
Submitted on 21-05-2016
We booked this as an easy place to stay for a flying visit to Richmond. On arrival my heart sank; there are roadworks all around the hotel & the outside looked tired, dingy & not very appealing. However once inside it's a very different story. The hotel is nice, modern & fresh. The reception staff were welcoming, the rooms were spotless and well maintained. Tea & coffee, toiletries, a fantastic shower even flannels were supplied; there was nothing else we could've wanted. No Road noise that wa... Read more
from England
Submitted on 22-05-2016
Very comfortable hotel with a great location. Would not hesitate to stay here again. Breakfast good although could do with more wait staff. Overall good value stayed in executive room. Location ideal just off the motorway.
from London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 02-06-2016
Had the best time here over the last few days! Booked a short getaway to surprise my mum and turned up to the hotel expecting a standard affair with nothing extra ordinary. How wrong was I? Rooms were amazing and the hotel kindly sorted out family rooms for us despite not being available on the website. Across 4 rooms, 10 of us enjoyed the included breakfast as well as the gym, pool and steam room! The idea was to use the hotel as a base to go and see Yorkshire but the kids loved it there so... Read more
from Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
Submitted on 02-06-2016
We arrived in the evening and had a lovely meal in the bar. Great food and service. Our room was good with a lovely comfortable bed and a fridge tea making facilities etc. Nice flat screen TV. All staff were very helpful and friendly particularly the reception staff. Breakfast was really first class and good service there too. Would definitely stay here again.
from Wookey, Wells, United Kingdom
Submitted on 05-06-2016
Booked this as an over night stay, was able to park very easy in big car park which was free, easy to find just off the A1 with Jct of A66. Easy check in, good staff in general. Room was very good and lots of room, even getting to the room the halls were very wide and rooms easy to find. Beds very soft with nice selection of pillows. Would stay again here if i had too.
from London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 07-06-2016
To be honest, your first look at the Holiday Inn at Scotch Corner could be a bit off-putting. Frankly, and not to pull any punches, it looks like a 1950s remand home or approved school. My family needed sensible accommodation for a 2-night stop over for a big family wedding.We booked the Holiday Inn with some initial trepidation, although the TripAdvisor comments were helpful. Much to our surprise, we found a bright, spotlessly clean and very welcoming hotel. Thje rooms were big and spacious, w... Read more
from Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Submitted on 07-06-2016
Hotel was very well situated and easy to find. Check in was quick and friendly. Room was comfortable with kettle in room for that quick cuppa. We had a meal in the Italian restaurant downstairs which was very nice. The shower was the only thing that was a disappointment as the shower curtain went across the bath reducing the available space and getting in the way. Breakfast was good with a great selection of hot and cold items (the tea from the flask was a bit stewed). Great value for money and ... Read more
from Scottish Borders, United Kingdom
Submitted on 09-06-2016
The grim, dated, jaded exterior of this excellent premises belies an ultra-modern interior. Very convenient, being just off the busy A1. Easy access, spacious car parking. Good check-in process. Well trained, helpful staff. Super comfortable bed in well-equipped room - which even had a work-light over the 'desk area, a bonus for the business traveller. Wi-Fi, adjacent leisure centre. Good breakfast and helpful room service if required. Highly recommended to both the tourist & business traveller... Read more
from Fridaythorpe, United Kingdom
Submitted on 13-06-2016
Having driven past this hotel for many years I have finally had the chance to stay here for a few nights on a business trip. The entrance foyer is impressive when you enter. the reception staff very pleasant and had my booking all prepared. The room was very similar to other Holiday Inn rooms, clean and tidy with all the usual, iron, ironing board, hair dryer reasonable size wardrobe. reasonable size bathroom with shower over bath (plenty of water pressure for the shower) plenty of good quality ... Read more
from Chester, United Kingdom
Submitted on 14-06-2016
The hotel is very much modernised--£3 million has been spent on it. It is well paced for business people and for touring the Yorkshire Dales--Richmond is only 6 miles away. One can eat in the bar or in a lightly Italian-themed restaurant--both of which are fine and the staff are good. But at busy times at breakfast it needs a tight regime to ensure that everything is restocked and that the right plates are available. Senior Receptionist Lucas (spelt the Polish way!) is worthy of mentioning fo... Read more
Submitted on 15-06-2016
Certainly surpassed my expectations. Well proportioned rooms, clean and comfortable. Large lounge like bar, comfortable. Italian restaurant, good pizza. Breakfast was not included but was available. Additional options beyond traditional English breakfast.
Submitted on 18-06-2016
Stayed at this hotel overnight when travelling to Scotland. Checked in around 8 30pm, plenty of free parking, staff all very helpful and friendly. Good size rooms and very clean, fridge and a safe in the rooms. Had a very nice bar meal and the buffet breakfast in the morning was plentiful loads of choice. Due to the location of the hotel (our rooms were at the front) the traffic noise did start early however we had expected to hear some traffic noise anyway! Overall a very nice hotel, we would d... Read more
from Cleethorpes, United Kingdom
Submitted on 27-06-2016
A typical Holiday Inn, with all the facilities you expect of that chain plus the bonus of a pool, albeit in a separate building. It provided a handy stopover on an onward journey. The staff could not have been more helpful.
from cambridge
Submitted on 27-06-2016
Staff very friendly.rooms very clean and nicely decorated.would definately stay there again.on our way to Scotland.very was good,nice restaurant.pleased we picked this location.very reasonably priced too.
Submitted on 28-06-2016
Couldn't fault this hotel. Room was great -spacious and clean..facilities included face washer and fridge plus kettle with tea and coffee etc. Breakfast was really good .. had the usual buffet but you could order extra dishes like different cooked breakfasts including porridge. The porridge was delicious. Would stay again
from Stowmarket, United Kingdom
Submitted on 01-07-2016
Really enjoyed my stay at this hotel. The staff were very friendly and couldn't be more accommodating. On arrival they were quick and efficient to check us in. We stopped here for one night to break up the journey for our newborn baby on our way up to Scotland for a wedding. They were also happy to store my frozen expressed milk in their freezer overnight which I needed for the long weekend ahead. We did a deal where both my husband and I could eat whatever we wanted from the menu up to the valu... Read more
from Dundee, United Kingdom
Submitted on 01-07-2016
Arrived at the hotel in pouring rain but received a very warm welcome from the male receptionist. The hotel is positioned off the A1/M junction with The A66 and although there are roadworks in the area they weren't heard from the modern rooms which are a good size. Wi fi is available free in the room . The hotel has a leisure area but due to the time we arrived didn't make use of it. It was disappointing that the restaurant doesn't open on a Sunday but meals are available at the bar. My wife h... Read more
from Durham, United Kingdom
Submitted on 03-07-2016
What a really swanky hotel so pleased we did not stay in b and b in Richmond.The reception team were wonderful and even provided me with hair conditioner which I forgot.The rooms were modern with a fridge and safe had a very comfortable night sleep.After a delicious breakfast used the swimming pool,sauna and steam room.They also provide towels ,the lockers don't use money just a key.Had a great night out in Richmond around the pubs paying 9pounds for the taxi.Definitely coming back to this very ... Read more
from Crieff, United Kingdom
Submitted on 05-07-2016
It's the little things that count. The tap in the sink in my room was very loose to almost falling into the sink. The breakfast team cannot do poached eggs on toast. They will.poach the ages but you have to make the toast with the challenge of getting them both ready and hot at the same time, seemingly chef can't make toast. The queue at check out was over 5 in front if me with one girl doing her best without help, plenty of hotel people wandering about but nobody came to help. 20 minutes to che... Read more
from Manchester, United Kingdom
Submitted on 06-07-2016
We were on a tour with Newmarket staying for 3 nights. When we were told our room it was on the ground floor which was good. Unfortunately the 'double bed' seemed to be a 3/4 bed. We were both sleeping right on the edge of the bed it was so small. When we arrived for our evening meal no matter what time we got there we had to wait until the whole party had arrived, and even if you were there 1st you didn't necessarily get your food 1st. At breakfast the plates were cold therefore the food was... Read more
from ruthin
Submitted on 09-07-2016
Pros huge car park and a bit further from the road than some of the other motels so a bit quieter . A health complex and swimming pool on site which you can use. Reasonable size rooms , good bed hard enough for me but too hard for my husband . Phones in room , good bath and shower although it did take a while to empty. Tea and coffee facilities in the room. Restaurant on site . Good breakfast continental and full english . Pleasant place to stay
from Manchester
Submitted on 11-07-2016
We visited this hotel on 8th and 9th July to attend a wedding in the area. Apart from the dreadful roadworks on the A1 the whole experience was a fantastic one. Check in was fast and painless with very friendly and helpful receptionists. Our room on the first floor was very spacious and had everything we could have wanted, it was immaculately clean throughout our stay. We have breakfast in the restaurant and again the staff there were very friendly and helpful. The food was great with plenty of ... Read more
Submitted on 13-07-2016
I stayed for one week and every day i enjoyed a different great meal. As i was there for business only i had no chance to get to know the late night hours at the bar, but it seemed like there is quite a lot going on also.... i would recommend it (at least as i didnt have to pay for my room... cant recall how much it was per night) If you dont want to eat in the restaurant shops are pretty close by and the motorway is directly next to the hotel... really good combination.
from Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Submitted on 15-07-2016
I arrived after having driven for almost 5 hours, through heavy traffic, desperately hungry & thirsty! I was given a wonderfully warm welcome and a very quick & efficient check in. I stayed in an Executive room which was generously sized, modern & perfectly clean with plenty of toiletries, drinks and even a much needed, complimentary Kit-Kat! I ordered a steak meal from the bar menu, which arrived in my room very quickly. It was cooked to perfection, tasted amazing & came with just the right amo... Read more
from High Wycombe, United Kingdom
Submitted on 20-07-2016
We booked this hotel well in advance and paid £99 for B&B in an Executive Suite for one night and used as a stopping off point on journey from Scotland to Buckinghamshire. Check in was very smooth, largest hotel room I have ever stayed in, tastefully decorated with complimentary water, orange juice and kit-kat, also a well stocked fridge, crisps, chocolate etc at a charge. Tea and coffee making facilities, lots of wardrobe space and we counted 8 plug sockets very useful if you want to charge m... Read more
from Cambridge, United Kingdom
Submitted on 22-07-2016
Lovely hotel, good food and great staff. Just a little noisy at the front at night. Rooms are roomy and clean. I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again. There are some roadworks going on at the moment but it doesn't affect access or egress
from Birmingham, United Kingdom
Submitted on 25-07-2016
Slightly different to the usual holiday inn. The interior is quite sumptuous and luxurious. The rooms are spacious and well presented with everything you could want . The swimming pool is wonderful but can be quite popular. The food is lovely , truly lovely, some of the nicest meals I have eaten beautifully prepared. It's a great hotel, I would highly recommend it and I would happily stay here again , and hope to do so again soon.
from Peterborough, United Kingdom
Submitted on 26-07-2016
It was my mother was recommended stopping here for lunch on the long drive from Scotland to home. We order a smoked salmon salad for me and a parma ham salad for my wife. The capers on my salad we chewy and tasted old. But the real vileness was the green/brown parma ham that was clearly off. When I tried a piece it turned my stomach. Strangely none of the teenagers them employ as staff seemed to care. I will never stop at this hotel again for any reason.
from Manchester, United Kingdom
Submitted on 30-07-2016
We had a 1 night stop over for a local wedding. The hotel was in a great location for the A1. The hotel has nice decor and is quite modern. The bar was spacious and had a good variety. The room was ok and nice enough for a couple for a 1 night stay. The bed and pillows were the only thing to let the room down unfortunately. All in all it was a good stay and would recommend.
from Uk
Submitted on 31-07-2016
Stopped en route to Scotland. Had a drink in the bar before heading to the Italian restaurant in the hotel. Wood fired pizza oven, pizza delicious and to start continental meats and vegetables. Lovely. Room comfortable and refreshed in the morning to drive to Scotland!
from Penrith, United Kingdom
Submitted on 01-08-2016
Called in after driving for three hours, greeted by the barman after asking about having a meal. was told to take a seat and he would be with us in a moment. 10 minutes later he came to ask us what we wanted. We ordered food and a drink. Had time to drink our drinks and a cappuccino and still the food had not arrived. After nearly an hour it did come with an apology for the wait and an offer of a free drink. Asked for another cappuccino which when it eventually arrived was cold. As there are mor... Read more
from Norwich, United Kingdom
Submitted on 02-08-2016
All staff (reception, bar, restaurant, fitness centre) are very lovely and welcoming. We stayed for two nights as a friend's wedding was nearby, and enjoyed every moment of our stay. Pool, sauna, steam room, and jacuzzi are all amazing. Large fitness suite is available as well, and free for hotel guests. The Italian restaurant in the hotel has delicious food, and most importantly the beds were super comfortable and we had a great night's sleep.
Submitted on 03-08-2016
We thought we'd have a few days away in Yorkshire. We started with a two night break at the Holiday Inn at Scotch Corner. The hotel seems to be a 1930's type building but inside is a typical example of a UK Holiday Inn. Breakfast was fine each morning but evening meal at Fratello's was very good. My wife (who doesn't usually eat pizza outside of Italy) said," Its the best she's had in the UK'. Leisure facilities were also fine with gym, pool, steam room and Sauna. This location of the hotel a ... Read more
from Shipley, United Kingdom
Submitted on 07-08-2016
I first saw this hotel when it was actually on the A1, before they invented the M1 to Luton, some 55 years ago! Finally realised my ambition to stay here. It's a lovely hotel and the staff set a standard for friendly service it's going to be hard to find again. Oh! And the food is good too! Thank you!
from Durham, United Kingdom
Submitted on 07-08-2016
Called in for a drink on our way back from Wetherby,served by a very nice young man who was Polish,really friendly his name is Michael,he had a lovely happy manner about him,it makes such a difference when the staff are like this,so hold on to this was a quick visit but we've been here before and it's just nice to pop in as the bar is lovely,there is also a Italian restaurant on site which looks very nice but haven't tried it yet.
Submitted on 08-08-2016
Stayed for one night, rooms clean and up to date, staff nice and friendly, good bar and a cracking breakfast, good place to stay, got a good price on the room so was happy all round. The hotel is situated in the right place to travel with Darlington only six miles away which is where we went, plenty of nightlife there, plenty of parking at the hotel, front and back.
from Stockton on tees
Submitted on 08-08-2016
Just had my wedding on Sunday 7th of August . It's suppose to be best day of my life. Thanks Vicky and all the staff. It's was more bestest day of my life that I & my wife will cherish for the rest of my life. Many thanks. So fast service very rare to see a great team like this very experienced keep it up guys deffo will be back to meet the guys
from North Ferriby, United Kingdom
Submitted on 09-08-2016
Stayed here for 2 nights when we went to Croft Nostalgia Weekend. We were very pleasantly surprised with our room: comfy bed, good ensuite with toiletries, decent wardrobe, fridge, desk and plenty of well placed plug sockets. The reception was pleasant with friendly staff, a good bar where we ate on our second night, the meal was very good and the service excellent. The free wifi was excellent too! When we first arrived there was a wedding party on and the music was quite loud but we heard no... Read more
from Ingleton, United Kingdom
Submitted on 09-08-2016
Visited the bar about a month ago to meet a friend for lunch on a Friday and the service / quality of food was all good - it was also quite busy. Called in again on a Sunday eve about 7.30... firstly the bar was virtually empty, and there was no one to serve us - waited a few minutes before anyone turned up. One female member of staff then came in and welcomed a couple who were clearly residents of the hotel and seemed to look after them well, yet the service for us was poor in comparison and ... Read more
Submitted on 10-08-2016
In this modern age, it must be possible to create doors that self close without a loud bang! This Holiday Inn needs them..... Urgently. The walls need insulating too, they are so thin, you can actually hear other people's conversations. Plus, why does a TV have to be so loud when you first turn it on? Perhaps it's so you can't hear the doors slamming or the voices from the room next door? Won't stay here again.
from Norfolk
Submitted on 12-08-2016
Came to stay for a couple of nights on way to Edinburgh, first thoughts were that the building look like a 70s throw back but once inside was happily surprised to be in a comfortable, clean & welcoming Holiday Inn. Staff very helpful & room was more than we hoped for, we were lucky enough to be upgraded to an executive suite. Had a tasty meal in the evening with a good choice for breakfast. Although situated on a busy road/roundabout was very quiet. Would be more than happy to stay again or reco... Read more
from Stevenage, United Kingdom
Submitted on 12-08-2016
This is the second time we have used this hotel on our way to Scotland. We travel up from Hertfordshire following a day at work and this is the ideal pit stop. Staff very friendly and the service n rooms comfortable too. Perfect for that overnight stop
from Cramlington, England, United Kingdom
Submitted on 14-08-2016
Just returned from a stay here and it's one of the nicest places I've stayed in a long time. The staff on the front desk were very welcoming and very patient when I insisted I had already paid, turns out they don't charge your card till you arrive. Make sure you charge your card and not just pay for your room when you arrive though as you can't access the movies in your room till you do. My son and I enjoyed frattellos restaurant on our first evening, kids eat free so it was a great price. Our ... Read more
from Leeds, United Kingdom
Submitted on 15-08-2016
Hotel was easy enough to get to and first impressions from the outside were good. The hotel inside has been done up to a high standard, as have the rooms which were also nice and spacious. Ordered room service but wasn't completely happy with some of the food (this is why iv given a 4/5 rating) but Lucas at reception sorted this out for me straightaway. Had a good night's sleep in my huge comfy bed and woke up early to use the gym and pool. The health club is round the back of the hotel and is a... Read more
from Poole, United Kingdom
Submitted on 04-09-2016
Stayed in this hotel overnight and was really impressed with the rooms, Food and staff were very helpful and friendly.The double beds were large and comfy. Ask for a room not facing the road as traffic can get a bit much.
from Oakham, United Kingdom
Submitted on 05-09-2016
A first time visit we booked a room through an online site. First impressions of the hotel are very good. A very smart entrance, reception, dining and bar area. We were on the second floor and took the lift up. The landing is extremely smart and spacious and the corridors to the rooms, wide light and airy giving a great anticipation of our room. However the room was a disappointment, but not the first time we've had great corridors and a disappointing room. Although reasonable in size, the room ... Read more
from Manchester, United Kingdom
Submitted on 07-09-2016
We visited this hotel on route to Northumberland with the sole intention of having lunch First impressions were good The building was clearly a post office or some similar use in a former life and on entering it seemed sympathetically renovated Entering the dining area it was clearly popular with business people and was quite full Our waiter was friendly and efficient We ordered two sandwiches and a side of fries and a couple of drinks Not exactly taxing to prepare What arrived was frankly disgu... Read more
from Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Submitted on 07-09-2016
Check in and out was quick and very friendly. Room was spotless and very luxurious and comfy. Spa facilities were not great, Girl on reception acted as if we were an inconvenience interrupting her chat with another member of staff. Jacuzzi and pool were freezing. Steam room stank of sewage. Sauna was fab though, clean and spacious. Bar was nicely decorated but service was exceptionally slow. 20 minutes to have a bottle of wine delivered to the table. some stuff on the menu was not available as... Read more
from St Helens, Merseyside
Submitted on 07-09-2016
We stayed at the Holiday Inn as part of our coach trip en route to Edinburgh. We enjoyed a two night stay at this hotel and to be honest, could not fault anything. The room was very clean, light and airy with tea making facilities. We had breakfast and an evening meal, both of which were delicious. The restaurant staff were very helpful and courteous. I would recommend this hotel as a stop over, as the only downside was that it was in the middle of nowhere but was handy for motorway connection... Read more
from Dublin, Ireland
Submitted on 11-09-2016
We stayed at this hotel for our son's passing out parade at the nearby Catterick Garrison. They were fantastic from start to finish, Alex in reception could not do enough for us and was very accommodating.
from Berkshire, United Kingdom
Submitted on 12-09-2016
Going to try and not be too harsh here as the hotel its self was fine and the facilities were good. Checking was seamless and up to our executive room in no time, few cobwebs on the ceiling and windowsills dusty not something I've ever seen in a Holiday Inn before. Dinner in Fratellos was below average (another review to follow) went up to bed around 10:30pm to discover that on the roundabout directly opposite the hotel were night roadwork's with plenty of drilling, so if you have a room faci... Read more
from London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 12-09-2016
The hotel literature describes the building as 'iconic' perhaps because of it's location at Scotch Corner on the A1, and the fact that it has been a recognised stop-over place for many years. The building is certainly not iconically beautiful, the utilitarian external architecture looking more like a dated government office than a hotel. But the inside is very different and much more inviting. The decor is bright, the rooms are well equipped, everything is spotlessly clean, and the staff try har... Read more
from Wales
Submitted on 12-09-2016
The Holiday Inn Darlington is a stunning building very conveniently placed to welcome travellers across the North East. We stayed on a Friday evening in early September as my husband was racing at the nearby Croft circuit the next day. We had booked a family room and although my husband had had some difficulty with the website, he had received a confirmation of the booking by email. We arrived fairly late - around 8.15pm with two tired and hungry children in tow. We had booked a table in the res... Read more
Submitted on 15-09-2016
Ideal location for a stop over on our way North. Ample parking and clean modern facilities. Rooms and bathroom generous with all you would need. Customer service was excellent when I arrived my room wasn't quite ready so I was given a complimentary drink in the bar. Evening meal choices were varied and the bar staff couldn't do enough for you to ensure you enjoyed your evening. Slight road noise as our room was at the front but that didn't detract from a great stay.
from Ingbrirchworth, UK
Submitted on 16-09-2016
My wife and I booked in as part of our little road trip on our Motorbike. Nice friendly staff at reception who told me where to put the bike out of the way of prying eyes:) Checked in, the room was the usual HI standard, warm & comfortable. We had an evening meal within the Hotel, again, nice staff and the food was good. No issues with checking out if you want stay a little bit later. The staff are a credit to the Hotel. Overall very good, would I stay again, you bet:)
from Penicuik, United Kingdom
Submitted on 18-09-2016
Stayed one night on 6 September 2016 en route to Norwich. Have used several times before for this purpose. No complaints overall, but we went to nearby pub for dinner as we find the bar at this Holiday Inn a bit soulless, and they have no cask beer. Have never used the restaurant other than for breakfast, which once again was very acceptable and is a buffet system, so eat your fill. Staff welcoming and friendly, and bed comfy. Lots of parking, though I'm still amazed at the number of people who ... Read more
Submitted on 19-09-2016
My room was very comfortable, the hotel staff very friendly and helpful. My breakfast was self service with a good choice. Dinner was good. I have not stayed in Holiday Inn before and I would be happy to so again.
from Geordie
Submitted on 19-09-2016
We attended a wedding and needed accommodation near by. Despite the motorway roadworks, it seemed business as usual. Value for money was matched. We were there with other friends, and each of us had different troubles with the air con. All in all you got what you paid for. There seems to be a suggestion to use this as a base to explore surrounding North Yorkshire sights, but you could a lot more picturesque a stone's throw away. More appropriately, a dog show was hosted there.
from London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 20-09-2016
I booked an executive room. It turned out that these rooms are all at the front and although the room was very good I could not have slept in it because of the noise from the lorries going round the roundabout just outside the hotel. This may be worse at the moment because of the roadworks. The hotel then gave us a very quiet room at the back, which was much smaller but adequate and gave some price compensation at checkout so it was all fine. I didnt like the large number of fierce looking dogs ... Read more
from London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 21-09-2016
Stayed for 2 nights. Beautiful hotel, spotlessly clean and very friendly Staff. Enjoyed a lovely 3 course Italian meal for 2 in the restaurant very good prices. Perfect buffet Breakfast on both Mornings. The Hotel is decorated in a wonderful 1930's Art Deco theme black and white and chrome and looks fantastic. We had an Executive room with a Huge bed and a lovely bathroom decorated with black marble. Can't wait to go back.
Submitted on 27-09-2016
Staying solo for business, arrived 7:20pm and checked in immediately by reception, nice, clean and modern decor Whilst polite, no details given about bar or Italian restaurant - had to ask. Lovely large chandelier and hallways on way to room. Upon entering room, no "welcome to hotel" or similar, other than a general brochure advertising the hotel and room service - no example menu for the Italian restaurant, no details for breakfast , checkout times etc, or details about the gym/fitness faciliti... Read more
Submitted on 28-09-2016
We stayed here en route to Durham for the uni open day and were pleasantly surprised. The kids shared a beautiful executive room and we had a more basic standard room that said it was great value for money. The chap who seemed to be duty manager could not have been more friendly or helpful. Sadly the call centre that we contacted to clarify some booking details beforehand were not so slick and do the hotel a dis-service.
from Holmfirth, United Kingdom
Submitted on 28-09-2016
Hotel staff fab. Bent over backwards to allow me an early check in as I was attending a friends wedding at lunch time. The room was clean, well furnished with a very nice bathroom. The coffee from the bar was lovely, enjoyed whilst getting ready. On my return in the early hours I was shocked to see that the roadworks were very much underway at 2am. ??. I was then unable to get in my room as my key card didn't work so had to hunt s member of staff down. Once finally in my room I ran mysel... Read more
from Manchester, United Kingdom
Submitted on 03-10-2016
Stayed here for 2 nights when attending an event at Croft Race Circuit. Greeted by very friendly and helpful staff. Lovely room, spacious with nice modern décor. Stayed in a room at the back as there were road works going on outside so we were advised that the back rooms would be quieter (which they were). A great base for exploring the beautiful countryside around here. Dined in Franco's both nights and enjoyed very much what we had and my gluten free needs were adequately catered for again t... Read more
Submitted on 04-10-2016
My husband and i recently stayed here friday and Saturday night The hotel was very clean and modern with great decor, the room was exceptionally clean with all amenities, the bed was huge and very comfortable Breakfast was good with a large selection of food to choose from, the downside to our stay was the price of the the food in the restaurant even with a special offer it was very very pricey and the iron wasn't very good either other than those it was a most enjoyable stay
Submitted on 05-10-2016
Spent one night at this hotel. The desk staff were superb, friendly and most helpful. The room was spotless and excellent bed and pillows. Breakfast was also superb and the Lady in charge could not be more accommodating and helpful. One of the best I've stayed in in the UK. Thank you..
from Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
Submitted on 07-10-2016
Stayed here as a family of 4 X we were visiting forbidden corner X had a 2 night stay X hotel was spotless X was on the service station so has easy access to food and motorway X stay were friendly and helpful x
from Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Submitted on 11-10-2016
Very nice property and well managed. I was in the area for a few days and also stayed in another property of the same price bracket. The holiday Inn experience was certainly superior overall. Price was very competitive. Rooms were superior verse others in the area. Pub/Restuarant was great and breakfast was certainly a highlight. Only gripe was the Internet. Rubbish. I cannot understand in this era how hotels can get this so wrong. It's a very simple thing to fix. I ended up changing hotels be... Read more
from Aberdeen, Scotland
Submitted on 26-10-2016
We stayed at the Holiday Inn, Scotch Corner recently and was initially very impressed. The reception we got was very efficient and the room was very nice. Definitely a ??cut above?? the usual budget hotels. Everything changed, however, when it was time to retire for the night. The bed has to be the most uncomfortable bed I have ever slept in. It was excruciating. I got virtually no sleep all night. This was not helped due to the fact that the bedding did not fit the bed. I like to have the duv... Read more
from Flamborough, United Kingdom
Submitted on 26-10-2016
We stayed just one night to facilitate a trip to the theater in Richmond. Very happy with the hotel which was clean, modern and efficient.A large room had everything you could need including iron, ironing board and hairdryer. Reception staff were very accommodating and happily changed our room to one on the ground floor. The included breakfast was excellent offering all the usual sausages, eggs, bacon and beans as well as a good selection of fruit, juices, yogurt toasts and breads. We shall cert... Read more
Submitted on 29-10-2016
Visited as a Family & Friends get together. What an excellent Hotel. From the Reception Staff to the Bar Staff nothing was too much trouble. Our room was amazing, very clean and very comfortable. The Hotels Pool facilities were very good as well.
Submitted on 30-10-2016
We really enjoyed our stay at this holiday inn. It is a very clean and comfortable hotel conveniently located off A1, perfect for a stopover. Would definitely stay there again and recommend it to others.
from Cleethorpes, United Kingdom
Submitted on 02-11-2016
We have stayed at this hotel several times. It is easily reached straight off from the A1 going north and has plenty of parking and ideal when visiting the wonderful Yorkshire Dales. It is beautifully decorated and staff friendly and helpful. Bedrooms comfortable and smart and you cant hear the traffic. There is an Italian restaurant which we haven't tried preferring the bar meals which are good. It has a Gym and excellent swimming pool. Only downside is that it is not in a town so you cant ... Read more
from Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Submitted on 17-11-2016
I visit the bar/cafe area on a regular basis to hold business meetings. I always receive a very warm and friendly welcome from the staff. The service is fantastic from Jane and Tracy and both always smiling and ensuring we have everything we need. I have dietary requirements and can be very awkward when ordering lunch/coffees with soya milk and they are very effective at managing this! I will continue to meet here as the personal service makes it all the more pleasurable!
from North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Submitted on 17-11-2016
I regularly use Holiday Inn, Scotch Corner for business meetings - several times a week in fact. The service is outstanding, especially from Jane & Tracy in the bar area -they are friendly and helpful. Service with a smile!
from United Kingdom
Submitted on 21-11-2016
After a gap of several years we decided to start staying at Holiday Inns again remembering them to be usually well located and scrupulously clean. We arrived on a cold November day and were shown to our room. It was large but wasn't as clean as in the past and signs of lowering standards were evident- no tissues, really horrid loo paper, one bottle of water( never stayed anywhere else where you didn't get two) and the room was cold. We attempted to turn up the heating without success and were th... Read more
from Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Submitted on 28-11-2016
This hotel is just lovely and clean and tidy. The Spa area is well kept and clean. I have to say that the staff are so friendly at this hotel the lads that worked the bar serving us cocktails all night were just such a credit to the hotel ( sorry i can't remember your names, we drank most of your raspberry vodka), The hotel is on a main roundabout so yes if you open your windows you will hear noise, but each room has air con. The rooms we had were spacious, clean and tidy. Would visit again and... Read more