The George Hotel (Darlington) Non Refundable
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The George Hotel is a traditional coaching inn with 30 bedrooms, bar, restaurant and function rooms including a wonderful ballroom. It is on the bank of the River Tees in the village of Piercebridge near Darlington and several of the bedrooms and function rooms have views of the river. There are open fireplaces in the bar inside the centuries-old building, an all-day menu in the Snug Bar and a delicious menu in the Riverside Restaurant.
There are 30 bedrooms in total at the George Hotel near Darlington. The original building dates back to the 17th century, and so all of the rooms here are individual and quirky, but with the amenities that you expect including Wi-Fi, tea and coffee-making facilities and very comfortable bedding.
There are locally-sourced, fresh ingredients on the menu in the Riverside Restaurant at the George Hotel. During the spring and summer months food is served alfresco on the riverside terrace. The Snug Bar, with open fireplaces, is open all day for bar food, local ales and an extensive wine list.
Hotel Facilities & Services
- Total Rooms Number: 30
- Non-Smoking throughout the hotel
- Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
- Ground Floor Rooms
- Direct Dial Telephone
- Iron/Ironing Board
- Name: DARLINGTON
- Distance: 9.8 kilometres
- Name: DURHAM TEES VALLEY
- Distance: 20.3 kilometres
Bar and Restaurant
Breakfast served from
- Saturday/Sunday: 08:00
- Monday to Friday: 07:00
Breakfast served to
- Saturday/Sunday: 10:00
- Monday to Friday: 09:00
- Bar in Hotel
- Restaurant in hotel
- Children's Menu available
- Types: Cats & dogs
- Cost: £10.00 per stay
- Nearest Rail Name: Darlington Distance: 9.8 kilometres
- Nearest Airport Name: Durham Tees Valley Distance: 20.3 kilometres
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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
- Overall: based on 539 reviews
- Sleep Quality:
Excellent break at the George Hotel
Stay Date: 06/2017, sebsternooni wrote this review.
We stayed at the George Hotel for Two nights on a DBB and bottle of wine deal with Travel Zoo with my sister and her husband, and I can say a fantastic time was had by all. From the start we just knew we would have a lovely time, the service was exce… See more
We stayed at the George Hotel for Two nights on a DBB and bottle of wine deal with Travel Zoo with my sister and her husband, and I can say a fantastic time was had by all. From the start we just knew we would have a lovely time, the service was excellent from check in to leaving nothing was any trouble, the food was lovely we had all our meals in the hotel and enjoyed everything. The rooms are in need of decoration but are clean and very comfortable. The outside is stunning, with lovely views across the river. The bar staff were very busy taking drinks for guests outside onto the patio area and even carrying it down the steps to the seating area near the river for couples having a quiet glass of champagne, a perfect way to spend an evening. I can honestly say nothing was any trouble for the hard working staff at this lovely hotel. We are looking forward to our next visit and would not hesitate to recommend this fantastic place to anyone. Thank you to everyone at the George Hotel The Blairs and The Hodgsons xxx Collapse
Friendly, helpful & happy Staff.
Stay Date: 06/2017, Carol T wrote this review.
We were two couples having a few days away to enjoy the area. The Hotel Staff were welcoming & friendly. Food was plentiful & delicious, lots to choose from on the Menu & Buffet. Also a Bar Menu. The bar is comfortable, the grounds wonderful with th… See more
We were two couples having a few days away to enjoy the area. The Hotel Staff were welcoming & friendly. Food was plentiful & delicious, lots to choose from on the Menu & Buffet. Also a Bar Menu. The bar is comfortable, the grounds wonderful with the river flowing by. We sat & read our papers with Swallows, Jays, Blackbirds & Sparrows around us, plus the odd duck swam with the current. Yes it's in need of some loving & dealing with all the stairs/steps but it's a very old building & we loved it that way. For our money, well worth every penny! Television was wall mounted & a very acceptable size. My only concern was the Shower, You had to step up into it & obviously back down again. A Big Thank You to Glen, Ben, Shannon & all the Staff. Collapse
Dated hotel in a lovely setting, needs a refurb
Stay Date: 06/2017, Markie77 wrote this review.
My wife and I stayed with a Travelzoo voucher which to be honest was a really good deal and we enjoyed our stay regardless of the issues with the hotel. The grounds beside the river are lovely. Our room was a good size but with the smallest TV I'd s… See more
My wife and I stayed with a Travelzoo voucher which to be honest was a really good deal and we enjoyed our stay regardless of the issues with the hotel. The grounds beside the river are lovely. Our room was a good size but with the smallest TV I'd seen in a long time but the room was very old fashioned and needed bringing up to date. The hairdryer in the drawer didn't work but we found a replacement on the floor under the table, but had to plug it in where we found it - under the table ! so the wife was on the floor drying her hair. The bathroom was clean but the shower was only slightly more than a trickle. The bed was really comfortable but we were kept awake by our 'neighbour' snoring all night or visiting the bathroom, not the hotel's fault but the walls are thin !. The pipes in the roof space were also quite noisy when the rooms started running hot water. Regarding the food, when we checked in we were told we could choose from the bar or restaurant menu - turns out after making our choices in the room we couldn't - restaurant menu only. My wife ordered the salmon and chorizo and I had the chicken & gnocchi with pancetta. While ok, the salmon was pretty small and we would have expected the waiter to suggest a side order of veg as only mine came with a small sprig of broccoli, but he didn't. Breakfast was a little chaotic but we'd been warned due to wedding guests staying as well. Cold items such as yoghurts, pastries, jams and butter weren't available when we wanted and had to ask each time, plus for the odd cutlery. The cooked breakfast was fine. One of the windows in the restaurant had serious wet rot with some falling off under a dining table. This could be a really good venue but needs serious investment to spruce the whole place up - though given the lack of competition in the area it may well not get it, which is a shame. The staff however were really helpful and as I said oddly we really enjoyed the stay, but wouldn't have wanted to pay full price for what we had. Collapse
Stay Date: 05/2017, jcheeverloophole wrote this review.
We booked a one night stay in May 2017 through Travelzoo at The George to break the journey from taking our son back to University. The deal was for a double room with a £25 credit per person towards the evening meal and a bottle of wine with the mea… See more
We booked a one night stay in May 2017 through Travelzoo at The George to break the journey from taking our son back to University. The deal was for a double room with a £25 credit per person towards the evening meal and a bottle of wine with the meal, and breakfast next morning. On arrival at 4pm the young man on reception could not find the keys to the room allocated to us and informed us that he was putting us in the annexe instead. Our room was clean but tired and cold. I contacted reception to ask how to turn on the heating but was informed that it was not due to come on until 6.00pm. I switched the tv on but the reception was atrocious and made watching impossible. We took a shower before going down for dinner and found that it was a mere trickle of water coming out of the shower head. We took our table for dinner and perused the menu handed to us by the waitress. One of the dished on offer was 'A Duo of Whixley Pork'. I asked what this was but she did not know and so went to the kitchen to find out, returning moments later to inform me that it was not on that night. The starter my wife ordered was ' Poached pear salad with honey mustard dressing and croutons.' A wine glass on the table was not clean and was taken away by the waitress with our order for wine. The waitress returned with a clean glass and an unopened bottle of wine. She unceremoniously put the glass and the bottle on the table and walked away without opening the bottle and pouring the wine. Luckily it was a screw top so I opened it myself. Shortly after the starter arrived. The Poached Pear salad with honey mustard dressing and croutons arrived minus the poached pear and croutons. We called over the waiter - the same young man who had been on reception on our arrival - and pointed this out and he took the starter away returning shortly after with the same plate having had three small cubes of poached pear added but still no croutons. My starter of pate was adequate primarily because all that had to be done prior to serving was open the packet it came in. Our main course of Chicken Supreme was OK. We ordered a selection of cheese to finish. When it arrived it was well presented with a good selection of cheeses as well as grapes. However the grapes were surrounded in ice and frozen solid We mentioned this to the waitress whose only response was "Sorry". All in all a very poor attempt at customer satisfaction. Breakfast next morning was very good probably due to different staff being on duty. When we checked out the young woman on reception took our keys without asking if we had enjoyed our stay, or even making eye contact. If you feel the need to stay at The George try and arrange it for when Manuel is on duty so at least you can have better of customer service than we did. Prior to writing this review I wrote to the manager of The George outlining our experience but he/she has not as yet replied. Collapse
Excellent Stay Excellent time
Stay Date: 03/2017, sharyn t wrote this review.
I stayed here for my birthday and it was great right next to the river stayed with my boyfriend. We had a upgraded room room 3 which was nice was small but ok for us. We stayed on DBB and couldnt eat in the restaurant that night as they had a wedding… See more
I stayed here for my birthday and it was great right next to the river stayed with my boyfriend. We had a upgraded room room 3 which was nice was small but ok for us. We stayed on DBB and couldnt eat in the restaurant that night as they had a wedding reception. So we ended up eating in the bar which was ok. We were given our complimentary bottle of wine which was nice and the food was great we had three courses and I am sure there was enough for four people so much food. The food was nicely served and the staff were excellent. The food was lovely the cheese board was great to. We had a warm welcome on arrival and the staff where so efficient i would defintely go back here again. Collapse
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